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RAIN p131 - Picked Out by JocelynSamara RAIN p131 - Picked Out by JocelynSamara
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So, is it driving you all nuts yet how hardcore I am about keeping these costumes a secret?

Anyway, itíll only be a little longer before the truth is revealed. In fact, we may or may not know one person's costume by the next update... ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
:D Hidden costuuuumes.
UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
As a start, sometimes foreplay is a good thing. After all, how else would we look forward to more of the comic.

Also loved how everyone perceived costumes in this. Gavin for instance i can understand since there is so much commotion as well as a limited budget that you might as well take what you can get. Though at the same time it takes some of the fun out of the holiday. Love the Strongewell's devotion to Halloween, knowing them they would be the most awesome cosplayers. And Rain's insecurity is just adorable considering that I probably will be the same knowing I'm not allowed to see my own costume. And finally ky is the best icing ever on any cake. Especially when Gavin shot Ky down for his choice. Poor kid, he really is trying his best.
Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh Maria! You so crazeh! : D
HiSenshi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But I wanna know nao! ;.;

Also, Maria is such an evil little tease... XD

~ Hi-chan <3
mhtg Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   General Artist
next time spill or else....

you will shall be Tgicated! (as opposed to exterminated)
BoiChick Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
14bj337 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Confound this perspective! My inability to view their costumery causes me much frustration!

Seriously, though, this page reveals a little bit about each character's personality, by showing how they all react differently to a common situation. Gavin doesn't really care much about his costume; he prefers to procrastinate and save money, even if it means not getting the best costume. On a personal note, Gavin's philosophy is a lot like mine (except that I probably wouldn't even buy a costume, instead using three black paper circles to go as three-hole-punch Ben). Rain shows her passive nature in letting Maria choose her costume (although I wouldn't be surprised if her selection came from [link] ... heh heh!). Rudy shows his exuberance and... er... showmanship, in that he's already picked his costume and wants to keep it secret. Maria's costume isn't even mentioned, as she's only featured buying one for Rain (portraying her as an involved friend). And Kylie shows his positive attitude, by being excited about a costume he picked at random (although admittedly, he looks disappointed at finding out what it is).

One interesting aspect about this page is how the back of the characters' heads appear a lot. In most instances, characters are seen looking sideways or forward or at an angle, but this one features three panels with most of the characters looking away. Not that it means anything... I just like noticing stuff!

Anyway, this works as another effective teaser page. There may be irony in the title, as we still have no idea what's been "picked out". As usual, I look forward to more (and to seeing the costumes)!
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Writer
Actually, it's worth noting the true irony is that this whole page ONLY exists to stall just a little bit longer before starting to reveal the costumes. Realistically, I can think of no conceivable reason why Maria would make Rain wait until she gets home to try on her costume instead of trying it on there to make sure it fits or that she even likes it. Instead, it's basically a very subtle "fourth wall breaking" as she's hiding it more from the readers than from Rain.
14bj337 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
I actually thought of calling it out as an instance of "lampshading" (like breaking the fourth wall, but not as direct... kind of like what Holly did in [link] ). Or maybe it'd be considered "leaning on the fourth wall"... as much time as I've spent on the intarwebs, I still haven't won them yet.

I do like the lampshading (or breaking-of-the-fourth-wall, whatever) effect, though. It makes the OBVIOUS STALLING page worth it! Of course, it doesn't matter whether Rain likes it or not, as Maria's going to force her to go as a French-cheerleader-nurse-maid anyway! Maybe that's why Maria forces Rain to wait to try it on (and ate the receipt, of course, so she couldn't return it!). Heh heh...
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm beginning to think Maria is based somewhat on your lady love :D
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