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“Everything is about Rain. I mean, it’s almost like we live in a comic named after her or something.”
“I know, right?”

:O_o:

Oddly, it’s just dawned on me that this is really the first time we’re getting to see Gavin and Rudy directly interact with one another. There are so many things completely incompatible about their personalities, it’s really a wonder sometimes that they’re friends. They really do have such a great dynamic though; I mean, we’ve got Gavin, who’s a sarcastic bastard who thinks too hard about everything, and then Rudy’s an impulsive meddler who rarely puts much thought into anything. Hilarity ensues.

I hate the way Gavin looks in the second to last panel, but I repeatedly got too lazy to fix it. Someday, I may go back. I also may not. It doesn’t really detract; it just looks icky to me. He looks fine on the rest of the page at least…

…or... like a hobo, according to Rudy. ^_^

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TeniPuriGrrl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist
"You look like a hobo" I love Rudy!
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Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
yay after a week with no internet i am caught up with my fav web comic.
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darkninja1012 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
i think me and gavin would get along pefictly causeat this point we both have crappy lives and i think that rudy is like one of my friend though my friend would if i pissed him ff rip my had off XD im so glad i never piss him off
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DrakanorDream Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heheh Rain is unwittingly becoming quite the catch...
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AlmightyDjinn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Artist
LOL My girlfriend calls me a lovable hobo on account I refuse to cut my obnoxiously curly hair and always wear baggy as hell clothing. So I feel for Gavin, e.e everyone's got to comment on the hair.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I forgot to mention, enjoyed how you drew Rudy in a kind of Bishounen way. It seemed appropriate to me to see Rudy drawn more girlish in certain panels (at least that is how he looks to me.)
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I know, it seems like we all live in some weird shoujo manga or something. Oh well, it seems like everyday we wake up to a new cover page.

I also enjoy that Gavin is finally manning up to his feelings. To be honest, I was hoping he finally confesses and make amends to Rain. Everyone deserves to be forgiven and to be considered friend. And in Rain's situation, she needs a male ally to stay safe. Just hope Rudy can break past this outer shell.

I also want to point out that I always imagined a voice like Dante's from Devil May Cry for Gavin's voice. Knowing that the voice was also a Power Ranger back in the day made me think it was in someway appropriate to see him as Gavin. Though its still a toss up between him and Johnny Young Bosch (Nero/Black Ranger), really the best voices for lone young men.

Rudy maybe a little harder, but one of the best ones is definitely the voice of Akira Sakamoto from Princess Princess (also the voice for Bartz in Dissidia). I know that his voice should be a little fun and in someway flirty. Either way, I enjoy speculating what certain characters sound like ^_^.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
While I like Johnny Yong Bosch, I don't see his voice really fitting Gavin. His voice is just a teeny bit too high, I think. Someone else had suggested Travis Willingham (Roy Mustang;FMA), but ironically, I think he's too deep. There needs to be kind of a middle ground, but I can't seem to find it. Gavin's a big guy, so he needs a strong voice but he is still a kid so I also can't have it too deep. Finding Gavin's voice has been exceptionally tricky.

Rudy however will have to be voiced by Greg Ayres, hands down (specifically hear his performance as Kaoru in Ouran High or Heihachi in Samurai 7). His voice is extremely young-sounding while still maintaining a distinctly masculine pitch.

Also, it's unrelated, but Aunt Fara has to be voiced by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Nuriko; Fushigi Yugi).
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The fact you even know of Mary Elizabeth McGlynn makes you even more awesome, great voice and amazing singer.

That has to be the best description of Gavin's voice you can describe. Its sad I can't find anyone to match.

As for Rudy, it shows I need to watch more anime. Ouran, Fushigi, and Samurai 7 I really need to watch now that you mention them. Sucks when you only have so much money DX
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Writer
I don't really know anything about Mrs. McGlynn actually, outside of her spectacular voicework in anime and games. And her performance in Fushigi Yugi in particular single-handedly made her a fast favorite of mine (Nuriko is, like, one of my favorite characters ever).

Ouran High School is, in my opinion, kind of a guilty pleasure. It's cheesy, and sometimes downright stupid even. But it's also SO out there, it's just plain fun. The characters are likeable, and the things that happen are often laugh-out-loud hilarious.

Samurai 7 is superb. The pacing is awkward sometimes in my opinion, but the characterization is brilliant. You will laugh. You will cry. And you will love it.

Fushigi Yugi is one of my absolute favorite anime. It's a classic that I think every anime fan should watch. Period.

Anyway, I was able to watch Ouran at Funimation's website for free (the fact that they showcase most of their titles for free - sometimes even before releasing the DVD - is seriously a brilliant sales move). But Samurai 7 and Fushigi Yugi will probably much harder to finder as they're both significantly older titles. It's worth a look though.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well if it helps, Ms. McGlynn began on a show called Quantom Leap. The main character of the show took over the identity of her manager trying to get her a contract as a singer. Since than she was remembered for her voice and not just for anime but used to sing some themes. If you are aware of the Silent Hill games, she sings a majority of their vocal tracks. So I would take the time to listen and see what you think (best songs she did were Tender Sugar and Your Rain)

I fully understand what you mean with Ouran. I can admit Princess Princess isn't the best of anime. But I love just for the hell of it. And that is one reason I'm always willing to try out different things like the ones you suggested.

Might have to order most of these on Amazon (my main shopping epicenter). And luckily Samurai 7 was rereleased in better quality. Though Fushigi Yuugi maybe a little more difficult.

And you are right, Nuriko is awesome.And one of the best tg characters in anime.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Writer
Hmm... *imagines Rudy talking like Kaoru* I think Hikiru's English voice actor would be a better fit for Rudy. He's the one with the higher voice, right?

For Rain...*tries to think up of voice actresses* a more emotional and loud sounding Yuki Nagato?

...And you changed your avatar again to the real you. I want cookie.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, seeing as Hikaru and Kaoru are identical twins so I could mistaken which one I was thinking of. But yes, I want the higher voiced one for Rudy.

I'd have to watch Haruhi Suzumiya again, because I can't remember Yuki's voice in my head. That said, based on the actress (Michelle Ruff), and looking at all of the other roles she's played, I don't know if she really fits Rain. Too girly, ironically. I'd rather either have an actual boy with girly voice, or a girl with a decidedly deep (albeit youthful) voice.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Writer
So, for Rain...Dan Green? Spike Spencer? :lol:

I thought of Yuki because she is soft-spoken, and you described Rain's girl voice as whispery.
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vidwatcher1121 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Panel 3 is awesome. :XD:
Uh, you don't mind me using it as an avatar, do you?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Glad you like it.

And no, I don't mind you using it as your avatar (or "Gavatar", if you will... ho ho, I'm so clever).
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Thus Rudy and Gavin discover their lives are fictional causing the 4th wall to shatter.
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Kleptoid Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
man.... totally love the hobo gavin
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SHarles25 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
hehe, Rudy look like an asian that way ;)
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Writer
Aww...you should've used that meta line ^^. Still very cute and aww.
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VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Oh, come on Rudy... Beards don't always equate to hobo... okay... enough talking to fictional characters... -_-U

You kind of have a point about their personalities being near polar opposites. Heck, even their shirts right now are inverse colors! Ha!

On an unrelated note, I find it funny how Gavin thinks Rain is that mad, when it's really Maria who's the one denying him. Really, if you think about it, it could be said that Maria is a bit of an antagonist right now. I mean, she's basically barring him from speaking with Rain, and in turn, he's got a really bad case of anxiety because of it... Sure he got himself into the situation in the first place, but it seems like the guy is sincerely trying to make amends... This is definitely an issue I want to see resolved soon, but with the 3 directions of this storyline, I'm sure we have quite a few more pages to go until Gavin can sleep soundly again...
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KirukaChan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lemme guess, Gavin would TOTALLY plow Rain if she didn't used to be his male best friend. What he needs in his life is a healthy dose of Courage Wolf.

Oh, and about Gavin in the second to last panel, at first I thought it was in issue about his head to body proportion, but after I took a closer look at it in Paint, it looks more like the overall structure of his face is off. 'Course, as the artist, you probably already know what's wrong, but I just wanted to see if I could figure it out without any hints.
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pikaman6 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
rain: OMG Aunt Fara, we've been together for, like, all day!


does anyone get the reference...?
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TheAlmightyMexican Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
To think, when the series began Rain didn't want to be noticed at all~
Now EVERYTHING is about her~
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Go figure. It's ALWAYS what you don't want. ^^;
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TheAlmightyMexican Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
I wonder what else she doesn't want that will eventually come true... :iconimthinkingplz:
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superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You apparently need me around to whoop the laziness out of you. That second to last panel is completely unacceptable. ;)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh noes! Laziness whoopins! Anything but that! :ohnoes:
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Yay for non-hobo Rain!

I mean... Erm... Hobo-Gavin!

...I'm not obsessed! Really! ...Kaitlyn is! 9,9
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Generally, when I consider someone a hobo, there's a good chance it might actually be badass, as I can find "hobo" and "badass" to be quite synonymous at times. Randomfax.

Well, if everything WASN'T about Rain, she wouldn't be a very effective main character now, would she? ^^;
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
I don't know if I've seen a "badass hobo". I guess they can exist, but I've never seen one myself. It's kinda hard to imagine for some reason.
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
LOL @ last panel XD still cute that he has a crush :P lol
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naruto3322 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Gavin looks awesome owo! even if he is hobo like XD besides the way his eyes and facial expression is like is awesome as well X3
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
See this? This is how the hobo look can be legitimately badass. :)
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naruto3322 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
hell yeah! high five :3 :highfive:
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Touche indeed.
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IamKitteh Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Yes, ever since last week, everything's been about Rain. It's almost as if she's the focus of a sequential narrative of sorts—a "story", if you will...

*Takes a puff from a smoking pipe in quiet contemplation*
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think he looks all many tough like a battle torn warrior. Great comic and I know you know way I love it.

Kiss him you FOOL!
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Goodwrangler3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I do hope Gavin can talk with Rain. I dont know how much longer he can go on being like that, he appears to get worst each day. Nice to see Rudy and Gavin back again though.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah, poor guy. This is clearly weighing on him.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
lol i think Gavins look is appropriate for the situation. at least Gavin has someone to talk about this with now
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah. Sometimes, people just really let themselves go when they get like this...
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jocaypa Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I agree with Rudy.
Also, staying up late just to check this out is TOTALLY worth it.
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Song-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
That's funny :)
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
He kinda does look like a hobo. Ahh, Rudy. You amaze me. xD

I really do like the dynamic between Gavin and Rudy. I'm eager to see more of it in the future! ^__^
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Writer
No worries there. You'll be seeing LOTS of this dynamic in the future.
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Huzzah! And if ever they get together (or even from a bromantic standpoint), it can be called Hoboshipping!
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I planned to go to sleep early tonight, but then at 10 I decided to wait for the next page of rain to come out...totally worth it
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Writer
"EVERYTHING'S about Rain." Oh, Rudy, how do we know you do really know you're a fictional character...
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Man, he's getting close to Solid Snake levels of stubble there...
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