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RAIN p.44 - Kellen by JocelynSamara RAIN p.44 - Kellen by JocelynSamara
(Posting early from being tired. Blah, blah. Nothing you haven't heard before. ^^;)

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Youíve seen Kellen, remember? Fara was supposed to call her back? [link]

Anyway, this page is super talky! (As if you needed me to tell you that.) But I hope itís not too confusing or anything. There is after all a lot of important dialogue here. Of most important note is the foreshadowing to developments involving the still unrevealed brother, Aiken. But then again, it seems Kellen herself is left out of the loop no matter what side of her family sheís talking to (Iím particularly proud of the punchline in this one).

Little things: Originally, I was thinking of setting actual song lyrics as ringtones for peoplesí phones. I ultimately opted against this for a few reasons though. For one thing - as anyone can plainly see - the page is a little crowded as is, and doesnít really need MORE words filling it up. Second, I AM trying to avoid any actual products, names, franchises, etc. just to avoid potential legal complication later. It might actually be okay to do it but I personally feel better just playing it safe. Finally, I was still having trouble thinking of exactly what song Fara would have as a ringtone (Iím far too much of a perfectionist to just pick some random song out of a hat). I have narrowed it down to that I imagine her a classic rock fan; just think of your one of your favorites and just hear it coming from her phone. ^_^

Also, Kellen does not actually a psychic link with Aiken. Fara is teasing. If you hadnít picked up on it by now, Fara teases everyone. Thatís what she does. Kellen and Aiken are twins though; that part IS true.

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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thejebster Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
i lold at the last panel [link]
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This really was an interesting page. Aiken's dropping out, this mysterious girlfriend, and his disappearance really raise questions about his older/current character (since we met him in a flashback). Just hope he didn't turn into such a bad person.

But speaking from my standpoint, it is hard to bond with a brother. Especially since normal male interests just don't click between us. And there were times that I really didn't like any of the girls he met. But so the pun at the end really made me giggle. Even got me saying," you can't send your sister to have a male bonding momemt, silly"

I agree with you about Fara's taste in music, but if anything I always thought it would be somewhere like classic or alternative rock, and definitely not heavy metal, To me, Fara would think the excessive screaming would only get in the way of the music. Rain most likely wanting some J-pop on her phone.

I also think you are smart to be careful in specific names. I read a webcomic before called Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki and the creator (Kittyhawk) had some legal issues from a japanese animation company because the idea sounded to similar to an anime they did. So yeah, you can see the moral of that story.

Anyway, look forward to the next post.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Writer
Aiken will probably only be alluded to for a long while, but you'll be hearing about him a lot in passing. I'd like to spend a lot of time allowing people to make their own theories about him.

Fara is 38; this means that if the story takes place in present day, she grew up primarily on late 70s through 80s music (and I definitely see her more of a rock chick than anything else). So I figured it might seem right if she was into older stuff (even if it pains me to have to label 70s and 80s rock as "classic rock" now). She might even like older 60s rock too. Rain though, yeah, I figure she mostly likes J-Pop. She's kind out of the loop with the music trends in her own country.

I used to read Valkyrie Yuuki (it's been a few years since I last read it though), and I actually hadn't heard about the legal action she'd dealt with. Hmm. It makes me wonder actually if I should alter my product parodies a little more. I mean, many of them will completely originally fabricated (like Black Wings, Kaminari), but there are some things which are pretty much directly poking fun (like FaceSpace). And if she got trouble because something "kinda sounded similar", that almost makes me worry a little.

Maybe I'm just being to neurotic again though. ^^;
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love your teases. It really makes me hope you get into videogames one day. The way you allude to things really gives Aiken a stronger prescence in the story now.

And I understand Fara and Rain's music choices. To be honest 70s and 80s had some amazing rock. and like Rain, I'm so out of touch with current american music. The only american singer I listen too is P!nk.

I'm amazed that you actually read SGVY as well. But I fell out of touch with it too. But I did see the legal actions on the home page and on wikipedia. Still amazed it happened. But most likely nothing you're doing is wrong. If anything you will probably seen as having a great sense of humor. But still, just be aware of your references.

And don't give your neurotism a second thought. Its been so long since you responded to one of my comments that your input is refreshing. But either way, I don't judge. Just glad I can help you.
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I get the joke LOL funny.
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
lold hard at this one XD

moar plot twists \o\

telepathic link ftw
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Writer
Oh the dramatic irony! XD (That is problably the easiest irony to idenify),

I bet that Aiken is very handsome...or gay.

The last panel rules.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Writer
Wow, it already been that long since we last saw her, time really does fly.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
I know, right? I can't even believe it's 44 pages in already. ^_^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Writer
Time goes so fast.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Writer
I guess we will see where the brother is. I love Kellen suggests that Ryan and Aiken have some male bonding time, and aunt Fara is laughing on the other side. Hows she going to get away with that? Interesting page thou.
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
THis comic is getting weared
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
I can live with that. ^_^
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OK then.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahahahaha poor Kellen :D
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
If she only knew. ^^;
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Hrrumph! That's what the last panel is! Hrrumph~!

Please explain why Aunt Fara is looking at her nails while talking on the phone. Unless that's a girl thing :confused:.

Anyways, for a second (actually, a lot of seconds, but...) there, I thought your 'i' was an 'l'. The space between the dot and the...stick is so non existent it's as if it's not there. So I would've asked you about the play on words between Kellen and Alken's names (yeah?).

...Yeah.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Hrrumph, huh? Yeah, that fits. ^_^

Eh. Fara just needs something to do (that's not too distracting) while on the phone, so she's checking her nails. I myself tend to do that sometimes too, so maybe it is a girl thing. Although I do also pace a lot when I'm on the phone... that might be gender neutral.

His name is definitely Aiken, with an "i". Arial font apparently makes "i"s look a little more ambiguous than I'd like... ^^;
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Retro-Spudnik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I imagine Fara would have some sort of Cher song on her phone. xD
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
She definitely could. I don't know as many of Cher's songs though, so I wouldn't know which ones would suit her best.
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
...and she's a classic rock fan, too. Man, every appearance just makes me like Fara more and more. XD

I'm pretty sure that Fara's ring tone would be Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," if only because it would get odd looks from people. Also, while I don't own a cell phone, from what I understand you can set a different ringtone for each person calling you; therefore, given that Fara obviously wants to avoid speaking with Kellen, I would imagine that she might adopt this feature in the future and her non-resident niece would get something like The Rolling Stones' "Doncha Bother Me," while Rain would get Queen's "Son & Daughter" (because Led Zeppelin's "Rain Song" would be way too obvious).
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! I'm glad you like Fara so very much. She definitely seemed the like a classic rock kinda gal to me.

Also, I actually had to go and check out "Son & Daughter" on YouTube, as I actually wasn't familiar with that one, but that IS a really good song to fit Rain. How these things elude me. ^^;
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VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Yes. A thousand times yes.
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
It's always fun to see girl phone talk ;)

there always one bitching the other, haha
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Especially if it's between Fara and someone else, the other person is inevitably going to get fed up with her snarky teasing. ^_^
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Fara wold probably have "I Am The Walrus" by The Beatles as her ringtone, just to confuse people. xD
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
I did consider that one actually. Fara would totally be a Beatles fan. :D
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
And that song is just random enough to throw people for a loop! ^_^
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HiSenshi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I just love it! I can't remember laughing this hard at anything else!...probably cause I don't remember much, anyways, but still... XD

Awesome job, Hun! ^^

~ Hi-chan <3
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! I'm glad I can make you laugh so hard. :D
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Labhras Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Alken's a spy, and he's on an undercover mission. That makes the most sense.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
And what a cool twist that is. :P
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
lol that last part was awesome, male bonding. she has no clue how far off she was lol
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah, pretty much as far off the mark as it gets. ^_^
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
"Male Bonding" pffffft ok sure! That would be so funny! Rain be on the phone with her brother wearing pink pajamas and fuzzy bunny slippers doing her nail using her "man voice" Lol.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh, totally! I could imagine it all too easily. :XD:
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Yeah that popped into my head the moment I read that page! Oh Rain you make me laugh.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Writer
That would be very, very, very, funny. And I do mean funny. That would be worth an entire page.

Please do that, LittleLynn. Please... *puppyeyes*
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Maybe if Aiken was secretly a girl too it would work..... Identical twins would have a better link, anyway! :D


Wait... wait.... I can haz early rain? 9,9 (Gotta work on asking the important things FIRST.)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
True. Fraternal twins never get that great of a link. ^_^

Yeah, I've been doing a lot of early Rain postings lately. Life has been doing a really good job of wiping me out lately and making me want to go to bed early.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I'm both worried and cheered by this...

Lynn! ;_;

But... but... RAAAAAAAIN!

But Lynn! :iconsadplz:

Raiiiin! :iconcheerplz:
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
LOL Funny. But this seems serious. What did happen to him?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. Good point. We'll just have to wait and see. ^_^
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
i can here her laughing :XD:
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Didn't even need any "ha-has" to get that across, huh. ^_^
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
nope it's perfect XD
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mariatamayothewierdo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
XDD
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Glad you like it! :D
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mariatamayothewierdo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
haha ^U^
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