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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. ^_^

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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:iconnatalie-jeanne:
Natalie-Jeanne Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
...I'm now successfully paranoid that someone's flirted with me and I don't know it now.  Fuck. >.<
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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.
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Nya...in 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.
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:iconreviveddragon:
RevivedDragon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! I FINALLY FOUND OUT WHAT SHE WHISPERED!
Uh... I mean...
... hi. ^^;
I've been ninja-ing all over this comic for the passed hour, and I love it. xD
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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.
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:iconmaiden-of-the-maggot:
Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aaawww Maria is a real sweet heart :iconblushplz:
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:icondolphin64575:
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhhhhhhh, poor Maria...
Lynn, your innocence is adorable :aww:
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
XDDD
SO INNOCENT AND YET SO BRUTAL
priceless =p
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:iconmusicallover1234:
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.
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:iconcoffinstufferd:
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.
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:iconanimasword:
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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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She'd probably take it as "I love you, too, friend." XD
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:iconviolet-illusions:
Violet-Illusions Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
~ Of course, this way Maria might not have to deal with the drama that she opened herself up to... it can be so odd flirting with someone as innocent as Rain. xD; Especially if someone's terrified of the idea but just can't stand staying silent about it. xD

I'm not sure whether I believe in Rain/Maria or Rain/Gavin though... >.< So I just like both. =3 Except not in a triangle. ^^' All these characters really make sense. x3

>,< Great comic!
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:iconzomgkitty42:
Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow unexpected. but cool. I wish some one would tell me that. But i can't tell either when im being flurted with.
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:icondinadan-ermorfea:
Dinadan-Ermorfea Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I sense a potential love triangle forming.
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:iconsatouasahira:
SatouAsahira Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. lol I have such a horrible short-term memory. My heart goes out to you, Maria. I can totally relate.
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:iconalleen-vormgev:
alleen-vormgev Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Poor maria... i know how she feels XD
And Rain is so innocent. So cute =3
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:icondragon8writer:
dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Well, she probably thought it was a compliment on her ability to dress as a girl, rather than a flirt, but.... >,>
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:icongoodwrangler3:
Goodwrangler3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Maria sure knows how to make Rain happy.
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:iconundertaker972:
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
awww, thats so sweet of her to say
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:icon14bj337:
14bj337 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
To Rain's ears, Maria was simply giving a compliment; for being so neurotic, she can also be oblivious. Additionally, it brings Maria's motive into question; was she doing it to flirt, or to make Rain feel better? I suppose it could be both, but I would lean to the latter.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Writer
A little bit of both.

Rain needed cheering up. And no matter what her feelings are for her, Maria considers Rain a friend; hence, saying something really nice like that is a given. However, Maria simply can't deny that she was presented with what seemed like a perfect opportunity to earn some brownie points. ^_^
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:icon14bj337:
14bj337 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Very true! Rain and Maria's relationship is a significant one, and I look forward to seeing how it develops. I also love Rain's innocence; this is probably the first time she's received such a compliment, and she takes it without seeing anything deeper. I don't it's that she has no sexual preference, I think it's just that she has so much going on right now that she hasn't even considered it. Can't wait to read more!
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:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Writer
Rain turned Maria on...

What was so innocent but brutal about--oh...

Theory: Rain is asexual. Or has some sort of obscure fetish.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Writer
"Innocent" is not realizing she kinda just got hit on.

"Brutal" is shooting down Maria's advance without realizing she did it.
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:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Writer
It must been the way she grew up, oblivious to teenage love and social life in general.
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Wooooooosh right over her head!
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:iconcomputermanmik428:
COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
wow i was wondering what she said :)
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:iconchicken-yuki:
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh. Mystery solved.

Well, I don't think that's necessarily flirting.

And lesbian or not, that's your typical "nice guy" line that could easily be brushed aside. :XD:
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:iconprincessjessica:
PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
so that's what she said.

nice job
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:iconwillow1981:
willow1981 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah i got that a lot in High school girls could flirt with me until they were blue in the face and I would never know a thing :lol: i guess it goes with the territory of being transgendered and really not knowing who we really are :)
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:iconorangedemi:
OrangeDemi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh rain, you never fail to amaze
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:iconsuki-chan36:
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Amaze... Amuse... The words are pretty interchangeable. xD
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:icon16bithero1995:
16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Ouch. Poor Maria. And now I hate Rudy. I've been trying to break the fourth wall for years. I always turn around and punch, trying to hit the camera. My freinds keep telling me there is no camera, but I know they're bull shittin me!
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:iconkirukachan:
KirukaChan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just "all night"? Considering how deserted that mall was, that's not saying much.
..................
*Flees*
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Writer
It was only deserted because I'm much too lazy (and time-constrained) to draw a "Friday night" crowded mall. In actuality, there's lots of people everywhere. We just don't see/care about them.

This, among so many other things, is likely to be touched up on at a later time, if that makes you feel any better about it.
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:iconsuki-chan36:
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Maria has just earned roughly 55887756452435247 bonus points in my book for saying something so incredibly awesome to Rain.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Wow! To have attained well over fifty quadrillion points for something so charming (yet so simple) is a really impressive feat!

I wish I ever got fifty quadrillion points in anything... :XD:
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:iconsuki-chan36:
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Well, you created Maria, so you technically get the points vicariously. ^_^
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:icondragon8writer:
dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
*Gives you them in squishy glompability and cuteliness* What this translates to for you, and whether you'll WANT them for long, I leave up to you. :P
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:iconlouisdragon109:
louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
makes wonder if she (Rain)'ll end up with someone

she needs to understand the meaning of fliiirtiiing XD
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:iconvidwatcher1121:
vidwatcher1121 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Oh, Rain.
And Rudy breaking the fourth wall continues! :XD:
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