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RAIN p.52 - Mallrat by JocelynSamara RAIN p.52 - Mallrat by JocelynSamara
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Centerville Mall, yes. For a long time, I’ve been struggling to come up with a name for the town where the story takes place (even going so far as to consider just never naming it at all). I finally settled on Centerville, which is kind of throwback to an old, abandoned story idea of mine, “Everyday Life”. Although, that story was considerably sillier, as the town was surrounded by other locations like Uptown, Left City and South by Southeast Place. I won’t go that far in this, but I feel Centerville is generic enough to work. In a way, I DO sort of consider “Rain” to be kind of like the successor of that old story, so the name of the town just feels right to me.

Rain (and Aunt Fara’s) outfits were borrowed from the Dirty Picture gag pic I did a while back (except with a slightly longer skirt). Originally, I wanted to deck Rain out in her basic outfit, but I decided I really like her in yellow and wanted to see this again… which is odd, ‘cause I totally never like yellow.

Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: my favorite pages to do are STILL those involving Rain and Fara bickering. My maintain my stance. ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never noticed that Rain, like Fara, is a ninja. That or she's studied the Jedi Mind Trick. :XD:

Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
"Centerville - a real nice place to raise your kids up."
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
In the end, Rain is a girl with time, friends, and something to buy. There for she became a force that will always be feared by parents on a budget everywhere.

Centerville really is appropriate based off of conversations of Rain being the new Everyday Life and its also appropriate based on my ionw personal experiece. I grew up living in a suburban kind of place and the big city would never be my thing. I also live with one family member as I try to adjust to this life. But either way, it just makes me connect to rain at least a little better.

Actually found myself glad you went with the yellow rather than the profile outfit. If it was more into the fall/winter months I would want that outfit. But since its still early in the year and its a casual moment at the mall, it just seemed appropriate. Shockingly, yellow just seems to go with her eye and hair. Crazy since I don't think I can like yellow either (at least to wear).

And don't worry, there was some of that bickering goodness on this page, its sad that Rain left to quick to notice it.

Eitherway its nice to see something positive right now with Gavin drama that has been going on in these erlier pages, doubt it will be the last though. As a writer these moments are important to balance out the drama. I also want to know if its legally okay to call this a Shoujo manga. I might call it Shounen because of the art (ala Azumanga Daioh), Seinen by mature subject, or even shoujo for emotional involvement. Just checking, doesn't make it anyless of a great story.
shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Work.
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha i lol'd at panel 1
"But" What, Aunt Fara? You're worried for her? You're having separation anxiety?
Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh god i love that face that Rain makes to get the money. I used to be able to do that when i was about ten
Song-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Coolness :)
SHarles25 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
well, since friends cost money then, it was a bad idea =p
Goodwrangler3 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
If I had not seen the past 51 pages, I would swear Rain was a teenage girl all along. She really does have that down. I do lke the bickering between her and Aunt Fara.
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Writer
Centerville mall nice. I love how Rain is asking for money and how and eyes light up when she talks about the new Kaminari coming out. And of course how she just snatches the money out of Aunt Fara's hand, i reading that someone says Rain is acting more like a teenage girl every day and she really does seem to be. Great page.
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