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RAIN p119 - Not Ready by JocelynSamara RAIN p119 - Not Ready by JocelynSamara
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Mrs. Parker never learns, does she? I mean, come on! She was asking for it that time!

I guess it probably did sound better in her head though.

2004-2011
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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saintdane05 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
I like to imagine that was an RKO.
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amyelise16 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
I WAS ROOTING FOR FARA TO SMACK HER AROUND AGAIN ON THE LAST PAGE AND MY WISH CAME TRUE!!!
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mckenmic Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
wow she relay opened her mouth their o-o
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mckenmic Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
sall that coming
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wolf-blazer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Interface Designer
...poor mrs. parkers...
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
there's a debate in my head between who can make a compliment sound worse, Gavin or Mrs. Parker?
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
As a parent, this has to be one of the hardest things to do anyway. Knowing that your child is adjusting to new things and you don't want to overwhelm her more. For a parent it really is like you have to be one of the biggest marters for their own happiness. Such a sweet moment.

Now i don't know if this happens to you (don't know how much you want personal stories the comments), but it does seem like I've become a test for my big sister. Basically like Fara that she would be tough as nails but still caring for me. So far as including me when she goes into a commited relationship. I guess if her boyfriend at the time had something against me she would not have a reason to continue the relationship. Luckily she has been married for a while, and her husband will help me out if it came down to it. It really is a sweet moment that makes me hope for the best with Fara.

But like Fara, my sis would kick ass if someone said something out of line. But, I guess that is what a gaurdian should do. Love you unconditionally and without thought, hopefully she will find someone who understands this relationship.
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dragon8writer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I don't know, depends on how you look at it; if you said that to an adoptive mother, which Fara probably feels like, than yeah - but if she was just looking at them as aunt and niece, than she was making a perfectly reasonable remark about how it's surprising they're so close.


Also - confused Rain. Hee. :D

(Sorry. Gotta play the devil's advocate sometimes. ;P )
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I agree; I think Aunt Fara overreacted on this one. Especially considering that she didn't react when Mrs. Parker called her "desperate".
And besides, her comment wasn't even directed toward Rain, but rather towards Aunt Fara's relationship with Rain. Although maybe it wasn't what she said, but how she said it (which can't necessarily be translated through the webcomic medium).
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Writer
Especially considering that she didn't react when Mrs. Parker called her "desperate".

Actually, that SHOULD probably tell you how much of a sore spot the latter comment must have hit then. ;)
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HiSenshi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She deserved that. XD

~ Hi-chan <3
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
That last panel is priceless. xD

Poor Mrs. Parker. She really does mean well, but she's just so skilled at offending people.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Writer
Well i understand Aunt Fara's feelings about Rain, on the other side of things Mrs. Parker is probably going to be out of it for a while after Aunt Fara's hit.
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RevivedDragon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Taste the power of internet LOOOOOVE~!"
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Animasword Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow...she DID use the keyboard as a weapon O_o
Mrs Parker either needs to learn some tact or start wearing protection at this rate.
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
lol she deserved it
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
"Alright, men. The suspect is female, 38 years of age, and 5-foot-8, with red hair and brown eyes. She was last seen heading south on Centerville Road, so she's either heading to her apartment, or she's attempting to flee to Mexico. She has taken her niece with her, and she is currently armed with a student's art project. I don't care what it takes; bring her in or bring her down!"

Whoa... that was a long cold open. Seriously, though, this page plays a bit more with the Aunt Fara - Mrs. Parker dynamic. Mrs. Parker is just trying to be friendly and encouraging, but she falls to her fatal flaw of speaking without thinking. Aunt Fara, meanwhile, shows her private and protective nature, as well as a bit of her violent side. Her (admittedly, implied) attack on Mrs. Parker shows not only her mothering attitude toward Rain, but also perhaps her own insecurity about not having any actual children. Additionally, Rain's comment at the start of the page sets up the next page for a conversation between the two, and for some more Rain-Fara bonding.

Artistically, I love the facial expressions, especially Fara's No-I-am-not-hiding-anything-don't-come-in-here-it's-not-like-I'm-looking-at-porn-no-that's-ridiculous face in the second panel. I also like the stars over Mrs. Parker's unconscious head. In the last panel, though... THE DOOR. It has no depth; it's like I'm looking at a sliding door. I know it's a ridiculously stupid thing to notice, and I know you don't want to give too much detail to background pieces, but it might be worth your while to experiment around to make the little things look believable (I mean, the door looks pretty good on the first and third panels). Anyway, sorry about being a critic.

Ultimately, this page lets the reader see just what happens when you mess around with Fara's relationship with Rain. I like how it concludes the interaction between Aunt Fara and Mrs. Parker (although if the latter intrudes upon the former one more time, I fear she will be made a corpse), as well as how it sets the stage for the next page.
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awww...as much as I like Fara...I feel bad for Mrs. Parker...though once again the head trauma will probably make her forget this even happened...
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
lol nice one, she did have that one coming for that comment
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That second panel is my absolute favorite thing from the comic thus far.
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Can Fara come to my school and do that to my gym teacher?
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GaiaMaiden Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
The phrase "FINISH HER" comes to mind in the last panel x3
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royalsunce Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
*911* aaa ya we have a posible muder on hand
ya looks bad to all the runds look fist inflicted must be one crazy basterd out there
we have the suspects in holding for you 2 staf one studint two of them are ralativs ant and nesa
(side noet I cuodnt help myself =P )
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
perhaps if Aunt Fara didnt hit so hard, Ms. Parker would be able to remember her lesson to be able to learn from it.
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LadySerena Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. Mrs Parker all knocked-out.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
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KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
There has to be a course or self help guide out there for Mrs. Parker that'll teach her to think before she opens her mouth.
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ritsu-x-mio Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I've had those moments. And they suck. :XD:

But seriously- d'awwwww- poor Rain! -feels like smothering her in a hug.- (:
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