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RAIN p132+133 - Try It On by JocelynSamara RAIN p132+133 - Try It On by JocelynSamara
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I used my newly learned thumbnail trick for this page so as not to spoil Rain's costume from the thumbnail alone. Don't expect this to be the norm, but I might do it again in the future for other pages with "big twists" on them (although, I'm not sure if this even counts as a little twist, let alone a big one).

Anyway the chapter closes with the revelation of Rainís costume (be honest, did you figure it out?). Rain's was the only costume with a few subtle (but present) clues leading up to it. Not to mention, there's a little "out of canon" clue if you've been watching me for at least a year, you'll realize this is the exact costume I wore for Halloween myself last year (and thus, I know for a fact a transgirl can pass just swimmingly in it). [link]

The chapter also closes with a brief, cryptic monologue from Maria. What could it all mean...? ^_^

Finally, this chapter ALSO closes with the most screen time Puddle has had in this comic so far. In fact, I may be mistaken, but I think this is actually the first time he's addressed by name in canon. I imagine some people who strictly read ONLY the pages and none of the artist comments or journals or supplementary material have probably been wondering for the past year whether or not that bunny that keeps showing up has a name or not.

And with that, see you next time! :XD:

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:iconthe1smjb:
the1smjb Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Hey, how does one do the thumbnail thing?
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Ah, you have to make file you're posting a GIF.  When you do that, a separate thumbnail is required.  

Don't ask me why DeviantArt can't just allow thumbnails optionally for every file type, but yeah.  GIFs. XD
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Nnnnnope. Mentioned Puddle back in chapter 4. Rain states that she has to get home "in time to feed Puddle before he freaks out."
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N579M8 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
puddle is so adorable
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:iconryu890:
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Nope. Wrong. Rain stated that she had to go home and 'feed Puddle', near the end of the last chapter.

Also... *squee* References to the real world! Wiiiiin. Also...cute costume! I feel so nervous saying that, but yes! It works so well for heeer!


:P Dangit. Audrey. Now I'm afraid of coming accross as 'over-compensating'. Bleh. Paranoia.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love your little 2-pagers, they make for good chapter endings, though I'm still waiting for the day you do a splash page. Though that will be too much considering the way the comic is progressing, if you have a scene that you can pull of a splash page i will be excited to see.

Okay, back to the commentary. I'm glad you gave Rain a costume that was cute and still tasteful. Sure it should be fun (what girl costumes aren't fun), but not enough to be called Skanky. and in a way it is still like Kaminari with the simple idea that she is a black angel when most angels are seen to be holders of devine light. So in a way it reflects her perfectly. Really it was a fine choice, looks like puddles is slightly amazed by it as well. Such a pity for Maria who really wanted to get a wig, but than again, her hair color might work out better for this.
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Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Puddle approves o W o
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
As it turns out, this is not the first time Puddle has been named in canon! Rain first mentioned his name on page 100.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Ach! You're right! Although Puddle himself wasn't technically on that page, so I guess it's possible for people to have completely misinterpreted or just not known what she was talking about... ^^;
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Quite true! The "Puddle" Rain was referring to could have been Aunt Fara's (male...?) alter ego that comes out and rampages when Fara hasn't eaten for a while.

....That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. xD
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HunterLaWolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well, HELLO~ DARK ANGEL! :heart:
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
How polite of Puddle to keep eyes closed while Rain changed.
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geeksquared Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
BUNNEH. MAH NEW FAVORITE CHARACTER.

Not really. But I do love bunnies.
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
<3 this one :)
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Writer
^^ Puddle needs thought bubbles! hehe
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Xallamax Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I second this motion.
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Writer
^_^ Hehe.
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mayfirerose Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Super fangasm and fan-girl squeal.
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Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
OMG Rain is so cute. I love her costume. I would love to be able to look that cute in something like that
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Writer
Got it! Now...

:iconnosebleedplz:

The boots, the stockings, the gloves, the finger...

Those shoulders! That corset! THAT HAIR!

CUTE...............
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Writer
It's not loading! Nuuu...

Oh, well. I might as well wait until I get on my PC.
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mhtg Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   General Artist
better spill more but you have leaked a bit and have bought some time
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BoiChick Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Ohmygod! It's completely fantastic. :D I'm beginning to wonder if Maria's costume would be the girl she paired up with Kaminari (sp?). o.o

MUST SEE KY'S NEXT >: D
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Finally, this page has what we've all been waiting for... more Puddle!

Seriously, though, Rain's costume looks very nice! It's sexy, cute, playful (not sure I should use those adjectives together...), and perfect for Rain! Rain looks really good (although to be fair, there hasn't been a page yet where she didn't look really good)! Clearly, Maria made the right choice. Although I can't help but think that Rain's going to get really neurotic about it right before the party...

It's strange to think that Puddle hasn't been named yet in-canon, but looking back through the pages, it would appear to be the case... go figure. I like how the first three panels of p.133 serve to build up the suspense for the "big reveal". I also like how the end of the page leaves the reader wondering just what sort of costume Maria is planning. I think that's why this page works really well as an ending; while it answers one of the reader's questions, it also raises more.

At first, I was kind of surprised to see that this was the last page of the chapter. Then I realized that it was 24 pages, which is standard length (of course, chapters 3 and 4 both went a few pages over, which may have thrown me off). Still, as I mentioned before, it's a very fitting ending. It leaves me looking forward to Chapter 6!
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shadowlord19 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great way to end the chapter, rain looks great in that costume.
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Dracona-Wynne-Hale Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can get wigs super cheaply at CVS!

You surprised me completely! I thought she was going to be Kaminari for a while, actually...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Ah, but a very high-quality, authentic-looking wig will cost a LOT more, and they won't have those as CVS.

And it's CLOSE to Kaminari. She has black wings. ^_^
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Dracona-Wynne-Hale Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's definitely true...

Black Wings Almost-Kaminari?
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Jax-Oh1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
OMG! she looks so cute!!!1
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PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
That is really cute :)
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dragonqueen18 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
i wish i had the body and the money for a costume like that. :(
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lenga-chan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
So ADORABLE, that outfit! It's really on par with the contest stuff. ^U^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Writer
Rain does look pretty cute in that costume, let me guess Maria is going to go as her favorite manga character.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Maria requires a "so worth it" face.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
ah, very nice. she looks really cute in that costume
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
that is absolutely adorable
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Animasword Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh...Angel I should have seen coming, but a dark angel? That was a nice twist ^_^
Also, Maria may growing her hair out? That'll be interesting to see.
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Dinadan-Ermorfea Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really good on her :)
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
AMAZING COSTUME! I wish I could wear something that cute... Oh well, I guess Zoidberg isn't a BAD costume
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Xallamax Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
After all, why NOT Zoidberg?
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
That's actually why I chose it
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lolfourpointzero Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
she's sooooooooooooo cute I just wanna hug her
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naruto3322 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
cute ^///w\\\^
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Aw she looks adorable :3 I wish I had a friend like Maria
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:iconxallamax:
Xallamax Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Rain has a bunny? Named Puddle? So cute! I luff bunnies ^-^
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riderdahedgehog91 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwhh,,, she soooo cute :)
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dracocustos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute~! Too bad there's probably not a male version of that in existence anywhere, I'd totally get it if I had the money this year. ><
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Hmm... I can't seem to locate a specific male version. However, I'm sure you could be a little creative once you've got the wings. Maybe a black suit or at least a black button down of some sort. Something classy I think would definitely look really cool on a guy with black wings. ^_^
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dracocustos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to see if I can't dig up the spare cash to get some wings for next year then. Would be more creative than my rocker Grim Reaper I was last yeah, hehe. ^_^
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HiSenshi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
o///o;

...So...CUTE!! and smexeh! <3 >w<

~ Hi-chan <3
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