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RAIN p147 - Results by JocelynSamara RAIN p147 - Results by JocelynSamara
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Don’t worry. Fara’s obviously just joking here. Um… probably. I think. ^^;

So, uh, what do we think of Colin so far?

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LiaHansen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
Colin's a serial killer! calling it right now.
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LiaHansen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Artist
I forgot I said this, but I stand by it, even if it never appears in the story. Dude has a closet full of thumbs.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
As of now I don't see Colin as a mere orang (my word for vile men), but as of now this page doesn't hold much evidence since its purely beginning date introductions. Since Fara has most of the dialogue she seems to have some comfort in him and obviously his allowing her the first real "about yourself" comment shows some manners from him. Though at the same time how does a man approach a woman with interests and passions on a first date. I guess the best way has to be through submission, interest, and some patience. But considering the mistakes online dating has caused at some point that is the only approach to it these days.
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Didn't realize it until now, but... Fara looks way too young. I swear, she is not 38. 28, max.

Seriously, though, this page gives us our first glimpse of the mysterious and elusive Colin. He's clearly a charmer; while he may be using this as a facade, there's a chance he's actually just a very complimentary person (I don't know, it happens sometimes). I get the sense, purely from his speech and appearance, that he has a very cool, sly, and yet comforting voice (then again, sound doesn't escape the webcomic's fourth wall).

We also get to learn more about Fara. She seems insecure about being alone, which is a big reason why she's "putting herself back on the market". We hear about how she deeply cares for Rain (big shocker!), yet she feels sort of tied to her (in both good ways and bad). Of course, such ties are natural for close familial relations, and the closeness of the Rain-Fara dynamic has already been explored. Fara's comment in the last panel is really funny, although the reader is left wondering just how serious she is (while the aforementioned closeness of the two of them suggests she is joking, Fara's strong desire for an intimate relationship may indicate otherwise).

This would be a wonderful page, but it's missing one thing: Italian food! Introducing new characters and developing old ones is fine and all, but I want pasta! Or at least a basket of bread...
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Fluffy-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Personally, I think Colin is a little too old for Fara. When I first saw him he set off my pedophile radar. And he looks a little like Vlad Masters off of Danny Phantom.
I don't trust him one bit.
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RacqD Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
He seems a little old for Fara. She can do better than that.
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I don't like him. Nope don't like him one bit. And I'm a a ninja so if you don't agree I'll beat you up!
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DCHorror Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That seems such a cliche line, saying they never thought they'd be one to use it.

Overall, I like this page. It's pretty funny.
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Lampe57 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
i have the feeling she'll get dumped
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Avistew Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
He seems like a very nice guy. I like him so far.
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DasZepto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hrrmmm.... Colin looks..... restless.... I wonder if he could be a trustworthy person :\
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I hope she's joking lol
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Jaded-but-cute Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be honest, and don't get me wrong I still love this comic but there's a few issues I'm having with it right now that while I'm not demanding you change or anything (that'd be silly of me to try :P), it's at least something to think about.

Most of your comic pages seem to be stories in and of themselves, almost stand alone in nature. A few characters have a conversation, that conversation stops, and then in the next comic, the conversation is started again as something new. Not continued, but usually something new all together. It makes the comic feel less like a story and more episodic, which is fine every once in a while but it can also make the comic feel very rushed and untimely. It might make your comic flow better if you were to link a few pages together from time to time, more often than you do as it is.

Also, I've noticed that you seem to end your comic page with a joke quite often. This also tends to add to the ideals that the page is an episode, devaluing the idea that it's supposedly a whole chapter. If one page is an episode, i.e. a chapter, then what does that make the whole chapter?

Finally, this chapter in particular has been exceptionally hard to follow due to the whole halloween arc thing. It seems like there was virtually no transition from the girl handing out flyers about her halloween party to the party itself, especially when it was indicated that "halloween is a LONG time off" when she started handing them out. I'm assuming the reason you did this was because you were starting a story arc about halloween in September in order to make the halloween party happen literally on halloween in real life this year. This was a nice idea, but a very flawed one at that.

Not only did you have to rush the story forward in order to get to the halloween party, fading the transition from handing out the flyers to the party itself, but now that halloween is over in real life, you're still stuck on the party itself and it's slowing the comics pacing down to a screeching halt.


Keep in mind that your first comic page was in November of 2010, and it's now November of 2011. You're just now on the halloween story arc and you've already passed christmas once, and chances are that you'll pass christmas again before the halloween chapter is done. I think for continuity sake, it's better for you to do the holidays when you feel like it, as opposed to when they actually come up.

It's a very hard to gauge concept of time right now, and while the dialog, the themes, and the ideas you're having for this comic are all wonderful, the pacing is something I definitely think needs some working on.


Again, don't get me wrong, I LOVE this comic, I just wanted to give you some ideas I've been mulling over about it.
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Saphiragal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
It might be because I don't trust dating sites but I don't see this panning out to well, in a funny way.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Writer
Seems like a nice guy but it seems kind of sudden so i think that there's something else about him, he might be bad, or he would be able to handle Fara's personality.
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
There's also the possiblity that this date goes awry, Fara becomes surprisingly self-conscious and THINKS she's too much for him, causing a rift, but then he comes to actually love her strong personality, and that's where things are left up in the air?

:shrug:

I don't want to be overly negative, but at the same time, I don't want to be overly positive.

I'm just hoping something rationally interesting happens here. :XD:
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SirCalistine Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I can imagine if she kicked Rain out she would beat herself up soon after and make her come back.
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Hmm... Maybe it's the turtleneck, but Colin seems like the sort with a tragic past.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Do turtlenecks represent tragic pasts? :O_o:

I'm not giving any info on him, but the reason for his turtleneck is just that between Chase and Randy, I didn't feel like drawing yet another suit and tie setup. (Sigh... guy clothes have such little variety...)
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Not generally, as far as I know. xD Looking at his turtleneck made me think of a miniature backstory for him, which I will also remain tight-lipped about (on the VERY off-chance that I'm right).

Speaking of, I was passing by a men's clothing store today and saw a lavender suit in the window. Anyone who wears that to a business meeting is officially my hero.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
he seems like a gentleman so far. hopefully this turns out well for her
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OrangeDemi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kinda sudden, i suspect he is evil! EVIL!
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Laying it on a bit thick, isn't he?
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Felis99 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Seems like a nice guy, hope it works out for Fara.
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Another thought... Colin looks a little old. I don't know why exactly, but he does.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Writer
For what it's worth, Fara's 38 and aging well.

I would probably say Colin is in his mid forties. I really wanted to portray him as being older. The last thing I wanted was for him to blend in too much with all of the kids at the party on the other side of the chapter.
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Writer
I like her dress. And Colin looks alright so far... I'd be more worried for his sake then Fara's.
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Animasword Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
First Impression: Seems nice if a little bland.
Prediction: Will be a totale git.

I hope I'm wrong, but many authors have proven me right time and time again in this senario.
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chucarnaj-peace Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
aunt Farra thats mean but berry funny
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm the kind of guy who is willing to give the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise, besides it'd be just a bit predictable if he ended up being a scumbag. Fara is quite lovely though isn't she... Errr I mean- um well- ya see- Hey look at that comment that is so much more interesting than this one and will totally make one forget about what I just totally did not say! Haha.. ha... heh... I regret nothing about what I said =3=.
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Godly-Effect Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
He seems like a gentleman, which usually ends up with him not being a gentleman at all!
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slicex1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
well at least she has her priorities straight, good work keep going.
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
He seems like a gentleman....... which is what makes me worry he won't be able to handle Fara's strong personality :O (you know with the attacking the other teacher with student's projects, and sometimes like when she got drunk with Heather and didn't bother to pick up Rain, and so on...)
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Agreed
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SoulSlay0r Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I thought it did happen to you :P
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