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RAIN p.50 - Mom by JocelynSamara RAIN p.50 - Mom by JocelynSamara
(Posting several hours early because I donít feel like trying to compete with whatever nonsense prank DA pulls for April Fools Day.)

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Fifty pages! Wow.

Anyway, introducing a little bit of Gavinís home life, including his all too doting mother, Simone. I enjoyed doing this page a lot. Despite the ever present feeling of doom that Gavin gives off throughout Chapter 2, he didnít actually play a big part, and it was pretty much entirely as a bad guy. As such, it was nice being able to portray him as being a little bit more human again.

In case anyone hadnít noticed yet, besides the more obvious LGBT stuff, ďfamilyĒ is kind of a big theme in this story. Perhaps thatís a given though?

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darter Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Oh dear... MY Mother.
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shadowfoxpackleader Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My thought process exactly.
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snakebloodprince Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow panel five looks like gavin is smoking!
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Congradulations on the 5oth page, in someway it must be like a right of passage for you in manga and storytelling in general. I'm just happy you got this far, and hope to see you farther ^-^.

Ayway, I can tell that Gavin's mom is a real make up kind of lady, and definitely the type to be proper and admired for being sophisticated. But she also seems really warm and comforting in her ownway. To be honest Gavin really is lucky to have such a concerned mom. I also agree with you that family is important anyway. Even if you aren't GLBT, a family is the best foundation anyone can have for emotioal growth and personal strength. And to be honest, to be invited into a family is an honor and really does surpass age, race, creed, and even blood.

But you are right that Gavin does need to be brought back down to a more realistic character again. He is after all an important ally in someway to Rain, no matter how he's percieved in public. Proof of this is his final appearance in Ch. 2, his hesitancy proves there is more going on then simple non-acceptance. And though I don't demand to know anything from you, the subtle hints in casts behavior make it worth really seating at the edge of the seat. Either ay, hope he doesn't crash and burn on what I like to call "RYAN CONFRONTATION TAKE 3" (god, sounds like some teen action movie.)
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow Gavin's moms Hot! Even if she worries to much. Nice Work!
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naminenam Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i wouldn't hang around either and i agree i hate April fools day and the dumb pranks
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Well, as soon he get a job he's gonna let her mom alone real quick not giving more then 2-3 visits per year ;)

just Like me, exept I didn't quit as soon I could, I waited 5 years then I was too much fed-up =P
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Writer
Well its all ways interesting to get some insight into a characters home life. It kind of funny with the thermometer in his mouth it kind of look like a cigarette with makes him look like a punk. And it doesn't seem to be a big prank like last year.
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Song-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
That's hilarious. Me likes. :)
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VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Happy Golden Page Anniversary!

But anyway... I'm glad to see Gavin getting off antagonist lane and onto protagonist street. You've managed to sway his public image in just two pages... Interesting way to go about character development...
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Writer
^_^ Ooo...very cool. I can definitely see the theme of family. Curious development with Gavin.

*claps*
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ddefeat1 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
run Gavin RUN
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DCHorror Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
In that second to last panel, it looks like Gavin has an evil eye, cause of the outline around the eye. Very nice, love the over assertiveness of his mother.
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Love it xD Oh wait mom's here? FUCK IT I'M OUT!!! lol XD
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh. I think we've all been there before. ^_^
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
hehe he last is funny :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :D
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
your welcome XD
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Boltizar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I love panel five. The thermometer makes it look like he has a cigarette in his mouth which actually adds a lot of weight to what he's saying.

Or maybe I'm over analyzing it too much.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
In all fairness, it DOES look a lot like a cigarette. And when you put it that way, it does kind of add to the effect on that panel. It's an unintentional bit of symbolism, but it is rather fitting.
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Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
lol not wanting to stay home because of his mom. now that is great. sounds like me. mine is always nagging.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
My mom isn't always a nag, but she's quite capable of it. I usually tried to hide away or leave if she did that to me too.
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IrateResearchers Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
his mom on the last panel... Love it.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! Glad to hear! :D
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IrateResearchers Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
it's a good depiction.

also, inside of his house is PINK. irony?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh, yes. Quite ironic. ^_^
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geeksquared Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really appreciate just how dead he looks. He genuinely looks like a man who has not slept more than an hour straight.

Weird compliment, I know, but still.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Weird or not, I appreciate it. It was definitely a goal of mine to make him look exhausted, so to know it went noticed is very much appreciated. ^_^
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Well, things in Gavin's house are certainly unique. He's got smoking alarm clocks and spiralling thermometers so far. xD

Moreover, how on earth did his mom produce a thermometer that quickly? Does she keep one on hand at all times? O_O

Awesome page! I'm curious to learn more about Gavin. I get the sense that he isn't the bad guy everyone makes him out to be - he's just RRRRREEEEEAAAAALLLLLLYYYY confused.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
His mom is a pro when it comes to "momming", the ancient art of doting excessively. So, if for instance, there's a chance her baby could be ill, there will be a thermometer. Hell or highwater, there WILL be a thermometer. (You can't spell thermometer without "mom", after all.)

Thankfully, you'll have a chance to get more insight into Gavin in this chapter. I think this is going to be a good one. ^_^
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Hmm, I never thought of the word "thermometer" that way. Cool new insight! ^_^

Sadly, the presence of a thermometer on this page reminded me of an event from when I was really young. *cue dreamy flashback music*

Neighbour: Hi, do you have a spare thermometer? My daughter's sick.
My Mom: Sure. Here you go.
Neighbour: Thanks! I'll be sure to give it back.
--A COUPLE DAYS LATER--
Neighbour: Here's your thermometer! I made sure to completely disinfect it!
My Mom: Oh, you didn't have to go that far! It's just an oral thermometer.
Neighbour: .....You mean it wasn't a rectal thermometer?

Needless to say, we threw that thermometer out.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh, dear... How horribly awkward...

So many questions running through my mind... but I don't think I want to actually ask any of them... :O_o:
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
It'd make a great Rain Delay! xD
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
PS- Pepto pink walls?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
Yes. Pink as obnoxiously pink gets.

Clearly, Gavin had no say in the color. ^_^
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahaha Gavin's thought process XD and his sleep bags
Does anyone use those thermometers anymore? I only see electronic ones.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
I don't think anyone's used thermometers like that in ages honestly. Despite that, they're still apparently very recognizable. And I think that has a lot to do with why I chose it.

That said, it still kinda looks like a cigarette if you look at it fast, so it's far from perfect. ^^;
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD "Are you sick? Smoke a cigarette!"
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
...You're right. There's going to be a prank, isn't there?

Hmmmm... I don't MIND the idea....

Ah, family.... i wonder if there's enough of it in the house to tie Gavin down and make him listen to several hours of nagging for our imagined amusement?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm a little lost. I'm not sure what you don't mind the idea of... :O_o:

Anyway, Gavin just lives with his mom... but she might be capable of nagging as much as an extended family. ^_^
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
The idea of a prank. :P I get slight amusement from them still. ^^;

I don't suppose we could introduce a cloning machine and put the mother through it a few dozen times then? And then turn some of them into teenagers and have them follow him to school...
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
lol funny :) there's always a downside
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Writer
Yay! Early page! :w00t:

:lol: The last panels and Gavin's expressions are funny! This may be one of the funnist pages yet.

His mom is short, as expected.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Writer
Glad you liked this one so much! :D

His mom is short, but he's also pretty tall. ^_^
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Gavin looks like a drunkard in the third-last panel...:XD:.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Writer
Gavin looks like a drunkard in most of this page, with his messy hair, scruffy face and bags under his eyes. He's probably looked classier, for sure. ^_^
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Definitely :XD:.
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Goodwrangler3 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Congrats on reaching 50 pages. Gavin made the smart move, I'd learn the hard way before.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you. I can't believe I've gotten as far as 50 pages! :D

I think he made the right choice too (although it probably won't be the easiest choice either way).
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TheAlmightyMexican Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
omg i know how he feels! T~T
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