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RAIN p.80 - What Maria Said by JocelynSamara RAIN p.80 - What Maria Said by JocelynSamara
(Posting really early. At this point, that's kinda stating the obvious, isn't it?)

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See! I told you, you wouldn’t have to wait that long to find out what Maria said! Incidentally, there was not one person who correctly guessed it (I’m kinda proud of that). Some people were on the right track, but just not quite there…

Before this is even posted, I can already here the groaning “oh, come on!” comments, because this seems cheesy or unbelievable or something. Fun fact though: this is a very true story. Rain’s inability to recognize that she’s being flirted with is very much based upon my own. And once upon a time, someone said these words (almost verbatim) to me, and that was pretty much how I responded. Right over my head. I believe it was a few days later that it was spelled out for me and I felt stupid.

Also, keen eyes will notice a paradox in the fact that Rudy is online at SmackJeeves, looking at this webcomic called “Rain” (you may have heard of it). Typically, if I show characters online in my work, they tend to be on my DeviantArt page, but I thought it might be fun to spread the love a bit (this comic is hosted on three sites after all). And SmackJeeves IS notoriously known for having an abundance of boy-love comics, so I figured Rudy would probably like it there anyway. But next time I show a computer screen, I’ll try to give Comic Fury some love too. ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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tucraz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Been there, done that. In my case it was a complete stranger and I was still fighting myself on a lot of things. I'm not sure what was worse: the dawning realization he was hitting on me or the fact I was interested... It only took him about an hour of trying before it finally sank into my thick skull what was going on.
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012 her situation, I'd likely to have been flustered, internally debating with myself which 'meaning' Maria meant....

Then wound up doing something stupid and embarassing myself.
RevivedDragon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh... I mean...
... hi. ^^;
I've been ninja-ing all over this comic for the passed hour, and I love it. xD
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't read your comments, but I freaked out when I saw smackjeeves on Rudy's computer. It was the true definition of awesomeness.

Anyway, I can see why its important to receive their perception, in someway you explained feelings in this piece. That in all of Rain's innocence she might not be interested in anyone at the time. Which can be understood as of this moment she probably really had no understanding of there being a person out there for her. And that all she wants is to just be happy as herself. Hearing Maria say those words that were censored from us in chapter 3 must have been so uplifting for her. But at the same time disappointing to Maria as she did put her heart into those words. In the end no one can be mad at her, because if the perception is right, Rain really is in that stage between girlhood and womanhood as her understanding needs to extend past certain things. But as of now, all we can ask is for her to be happy.

Forgot to mention paneling in a while. I enjoy the reverse pyramid as it leads to the most crucial panel which was Rain's reaction, in someway that defined the entire page. Same as how last page the most dramatic panel was Shakespearian Maria. But anyway, I would say make the bottom panel the biggest, but with 8 panels already that would be difficult to do. But its still fluid despite that and its great to see it pulled off.
Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aaawww Maria is a real sweet heart :iconblushplz:
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhhhhhhh, poor Maria...
Lynn, your innocence is adorable :aww:
Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
priceless =p
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Writer
I figured that she said something like that. But i can understand what Rain though as to it being a compliment and not flirting. Rain is either not interested or she just didn't notice it, it was kind of brutal thou.
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I have been through that before too. I'm really bad about being too dense to catch on to people's hints.
Animasword Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Maria; I don't what she could do apart from screaming 'I love you' at the top of her lungs (although something tells me Rain still wouldn't get it if she did :lol: )
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