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RAIN p100 - All-nighter by JocelynSamara RAIN p100 - All-nighter by JocelynSamara
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Last retro video game tribute page. I promise. For now...

Actually, I added this miniature arc of the past few pages to the script back at the end of Chapter 3 when Gavin first invited Rain over. I was originally a little stuck coming up with something for them to bond over, thinking video games would be kinda cheesy and might not appeal to many readers. But then a number of comments from people suggested things like, “I bet they’ll just play video games all night and forget all about the whole transsexual thing.” So, I figured I my worries were incorrect; it sounded like approval to me.

Not that anyone’s forgotten anything. But the nice thing about gaming is a little bit of escapism, especially if you’re the sort that gets depressed often or easily (as many transsexuals often are). There’s nothing like being able to take your mind off of the things that bother you in your life, by taking on a different life… even if, as in this case, that is the life of an badass, anthropomorphic frogman.

Originally, I planned to include dialogue in the first 7 panels. Obviously, the lack of room made that kind of impossible. But that’s okay, I think their facial expressions speak volumes here. You can probably imagine your own conversations based on the way they look.

Also, 100 pages! Whoo! XD

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
Computer games and webcomics. The wonderful things that keep me going...
akainu0 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
While no game is overt in saying such a phrase, yeah, that's pretty much what they all say.
mckenmic Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
7 and 9 lol
Lomablen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I really wonder what happend at level 7.
Pokemonfan9 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
the winner is not you hahahhaha
tobiashawk Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Don't Worry, We All Hate BattleToads
LucyLovesSonic Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Who's Puddle??
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Puddle is Rain's pet, rabbit. (As seen here - [link])

I admit I think this is the first time it's named in canon, which was a sloppy move on my part. ^^;
LucyLovesSonic Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh! Sorry, bit of a no brainer really. I mean, the bunny was the only animal I'd seen in the whole book, and yet for some reason, I had to ask...*hehe*
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Writer
No need to apologize. I'm pretty sure a few other people said the same thing, actually. No biggie. ^_^
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
:) Video games are magical like that~ They're seriously like, the only thing me and my brother can still do together without arguing...
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this reminds me of [link]
You know what's happening just by their facial expressions, which means you're an awesome artist AND an awesome gamer :D
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think having dialogue in any of the montage panels would've kind of ruined the point of the page anyway. And having Gavin break the trend after a GAME OVER woas the best way to start speaking. And seeing Ran and Gavin get so expressive is a gamers way of knowing what is going on.

As for your concerns, I'm glad you were relieved of them. Being a young person, that is how I tend to bond with my family. And everytime we get together its a different kind of frustration as my sister can't survive to the next check point. Poor thing, but that was always the time when we smile the most. Seeing us bond over movies or diner just isn't the same. Sometimes the thought of me even having gender issues escapes her as we fight our way up to Eggman/Robotnik in his Death Egg.

On a side note, I love how Puddle is valued more than Fara. But I guess I say it because I will save my cat from a fire, than my mom. Its all about the priorities.

And finally, HAPPY 100th PAGE!!!!! Hopefully your next hundred will be just as splendid and that I can provide better commentary.
Zeldagirl86 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man I could do that with classic games a lot. Expect prefer just to go to bed really early and wake up at like 4:00 AM and have a game on.

Congrats on 100 pages. Let me just say you're a pretty/ beautiful young lady as well, inside and out. Thanks for making this comic. It's needed and so fun. It makes me smile and cry.
Tanooki-Tom Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Congratulations on 100 pages!!

Seeing all the different faces on Rain and Gavin is just hilarious, especially their angry faces.
Although, I have to wonder just what on level 7 would elicit such "WTF"-worthy faces from them.
Also... wow, Rain, that's harsh.
FoxGirlJade Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on 100 pages! :D
SHarles25 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
2 thumbs up for page 100!! already ;)
good work so far =p
majorkerina Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Writer
Here's hoping that Gavin's mom kinda misconstrues what they've been preoccupied with for hours *wink*.

I loved the detail on expressions. Nicely done.
dreamingentity Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Yeah, doesn't seem cheezey to me. I know gamer nerds and I'm sure they could forget bigger things than issues surrounding gender dysphoria if there was a game they really wanted to play. Lack of dialogue was also a good call I think.
ddefeat1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
congrats on 100
irapandstuff Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
This is just truth right here. All of it.

Also, congratulations for finishing 100 of these things! That's awesome.
fakenameyfakenamey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Next time she comes over they're going to watch episodes of The Big Bang Theory and then it will all be over.
DCHorror Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hate to say it, but that sounds like me playing Mario 3 without warps.
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Writer
Hooray for page 100! Gavin's design seems to be better, and the "A winner is not you" part was a nice touch.

One nit-pick though: Shouldn't the title be "All-Nighter", as opposed to "All-nighter"?
KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
"A winner is not you." Awesome. I loved that little touch. : D
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
lol very nice, a way to escape the whole transgender thing for the night. they do seem to be getting along pretty well, i guess a good game can do that with some people. and congrats on 100 pages
Felis99 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Can't decide if I like panel 3 or 5 more.
royalsunce Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
panel 3 has bean me and my frind sooo many times
dragon8writer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I'm emminently distractable from all things!

But when not occupied, i obsess over what ever's bugging me. ^^;
Extermanet Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I wonder what was at level seven...
louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
congrats on your 100th page :D
pikaman6 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
wow, feels like only a few weeks ago Rain started. Now we're at 100...
16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Yeap, the bunnyis definatley moreimportant. Iremember when I pulled an all nighterthe day I got Pokémon Diamond, ah good times
KirukaChan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait a second.....if they just pulled an all nighter, isn't Rain' know? Hair problem....going to be a problem? Like right then and there. I bet next update, Rain's gonna accidentally touch her face, and then promptly spaz out and ninja her way into the bathroom to make use of Gavin's face fuckerupperer again.
14bj337 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Congratulations on publishing your hundredth page! A writer is you!
Seriously, though, facial expressions can speak louder than words. In the first seven panels, we see Rain and Gavin engrossed, excited, confused, angered, and disappointed (I think panel 3 is the first time we see Rain genuinely angry). Also, panel 8 makes me laugh a bit every time I look at it. Perhaps Rain and Gavin's ability to play together means that a very real part of their friendship still exists between the two of them. This experience, while ultimately disappointing, has brought the common ground between the two of them back to the surface, and functions as a powerful investment into their evolving new relationship.
On a personal note, this page reminds me of having sleepovers with my best friend from childhood. While we never pulled an "all-nighter", we would stay up as late as three in the morning (which was late for two grade schoolers) playing video games. I'll never forget playing Super Mario 64, Pokemon Colloseum, Paper Mario, and lots of other games together. When we meet (which happens, but not frequently) nowadays, we try to relive those nights of revelry.
Of course, the end of the page brings the focus back to the real world (which is easy to ignore when you're playing video games!). I think it's really funny how Rain puts her rabbit's well-being ahead of Aunt Fara's (although I suppose she has more reason to be mad at Aunt Fara, for getting drunk). While this page is not the last one of the chapter, it does serve as a transition out of the sub-reality created by the sleepover. I can't wait to see how things end!
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Writer
Congrats on 100 pages, its hard to believe that you have that many. Nice page i love their reactions as they get through the game i especially like the part where Rain is frustrated and the part after they lose the game. It funny how she's not even tired. I look forward to the next page and the enviable berating of Aunt Fara it will be funny.
krankor3k Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
You know the actual BattleToads is actually impossible to win in 2-player. There's a bug on Level 11 which causes Player 2's Clinger Winger to never start moving, and so the Hypno Orb runs them over every time. And since the level restarts if either player dies, this will repeat until you run out of lives.
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Incidentally, I only learned this like a week or so ago. ^^;

I've actually beaten the game on my own. But with a second player, I've never gotten past the 3rd level. I actually never would've known...
Yin88 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
XD Epiiccccc all nighters used to be so much fun xD
FenrirDarkWolfe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I know the feeling. Not the forget something, we'll talk later thing, but sitting through the night.
TheAlmightyMexican Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Lol I definitely know this feeling... *I had a friend over once, and if I wasn't told by my mom that he had to leave at 2am, we probably would of continued to play all night*
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yes, because the next few pages will be MODERN video game tributes. *shot*

Well, looks like we've reached the "gamut of emotions" page.
Q9R42 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a little funny that page 100 would have so many numbers in it. You know.. Since 100 is a number that we celebrate with little reason other then that it's 100.
I don't know, it just seems a bit funny to me.
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I love Gavin's rageface! xD
VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I use video games as escapism from being trans too. It's why I play a woman or a very fem elf in every game I play.
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Writer
Same here. In any game that gives me the choice to choose the player character's gender, I will inevitably ALWAYS pick female.
VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really only pick a guy if (a) it's a pretty elf or (b) there are gay romances in it; I'm a crazed yaoi fangirl.
VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha hate it when that happens. Once you pick up a retro game that's difficult you'll be playing till dawn.
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