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RAIN p151 - Fashionably Late by JocelynSamara RAIN p151 - Fashionably Late by JocelynSamara
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I want you all to know I was WAY too proud of this page’s title. Just try to imagine me patting myself on the back to get the maximum satisfaction from your inevitable facepalm.

Anyway, it’s worth noting that we’re about 17 pages into this chapter, and this is the first appearance of Emily’s lackeys, Debbie and Holly. This was actually accidental. Even when I was writing the script, it dawned on me that I’d gotten pretty far into the chapter and two of the more important secondary characters still hadn’t made an appearance. Do I go back and squeeze them in though? Pfft, no! I run with it! Someone’s ALWAYS late to the party. Always!

Also, Debbie’s situation with her misinterpreted costume is inspired by yet another real life Halloween event. The year I went as a dark angel like Rain (two years ago, I think), the party was filled with a lot of people I didn’t know. One such miscellaneous person started making a big deal over the fact that there was a “tranny” at the party. I freaked a little; they had to be talking about me. But then people walked right by me to a genetic woman who happened to be very tall and broad-shouldered and dressed as a flapper. I felt bad for her, ‘cause she was pissed (quite reasonably, I’d say). Yet, I take my victories where I can, and I do think it’s kind of hilarious that even with the idea that there’s a tranny at the party, I wasn’t the first one suspected… actually, I wasn’t suspected at all. ^_^

So, Rain’s kind of the middle of this little story, simply overhearing one of many keywords that could make her night any worse than it already is. But let’s be honest; isn’t there someone else at this party a bit more fitting of the term “dragqueen”…? ;P

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Pokemonfan9 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
what is the small print I can't even read it on a 55" tv
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Sorry, the small print is exactly the same thing Chase said in the previous panel. It's just how Rain heard it. That is to say, she wasn't really paying attention until she just happened to hear what may have been a keyword...
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
*sighs* I need a better razor. And...yeah, makeup.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You have every right to be proud, Holly and Debbie probably didn't even want to go, just a last minute choice of fate.

I also glad you made that decision, if you just drew Holly and Debbie in one of the earlier pages it woukld've suffered from an american cartoon mistake of having this entire screen of filled with people we saw in previous episodes (a lot of them important) with no real purpose other than just being there. Having it like this is probably the best segway into a private meeting with Emily and her cohorts. Kind of how you expect and anime antagonist's life to go. If Emily was like "WHY WEREN'T YOU HERE TO ASSIST IN THE LAUNCH OF MY FIRST WAVE ONTO THE STUDENT BODY!!!!" "Chill, the bombs are in place and they shall be launched as soon as the air current is stabile."

Another story from your own life also helped clearify the page a bit, becasue I just now realized Chase was talking about Debbie and Rudy. Before I thought he was talking about Rain and Rudy. Kind of a misinterpretation on my part that gave me a little confusion on a later page. But I guess that is why it helps to read the commentary. Though I feel bad for the flapper, who probably was a natural woman, being called a drag queen. But I guess the silver lining is that you passed nicely enough that you weren't the first candidate for the title. It is a cruel world.
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Brixmon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
SELECTIVE HEARING
OH WELL THAT'S JUST DANDY
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Holly came as a cheerleader? I'm betting all the boys are looking forward to seeing her shake those pompoms. If you know what I mean... :wink:

Seriously, though, this page brings the return of Emily's two pawns. Holly not even wearing a real costume is just absent-minded enough to fit her. Since Emily refers to it as her "uniform", this must mean that their school has a cheerleading squad. Which means it probably also has a football team. I don't know where I was going with this. And Debbie as a flapper seems to fit as well (I don't know, it just seems to fit with her snarky personality). On a completely unrelated note, I tend to read Debbie in the voice of Velma from "Scooby-Doo". I also love her offended face when Chase calls her a drag queen.

The last panel is a diversion from the focus of the page, and a return to the focus of the chapter. We get to see whited-out Rain in her second appearance, after she overhears "dragqueen" (and fails to connect it to Rudy). Of course, she's under a lot of stress and is probably having trouble thinking rationally. And then we have Rudy and Gavin, bystanding like CHAMPS. Their faces express heights of emotion (and from a distance, Rudy looks really convincing). Perhaps this shows how, instead of reassuring Rain, they're just standing by and not helping (too be fair, they aren't aware of the extent of Rain's internal turmoil). This panel shows one more step on Rain's eventual descent into MADNESS. Or at least massive discomfort.

This page not only reintroduces two minor characters, and ties their situation into Rain's situation, but it also throws in a laugh along the way. Another great party page!
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awww...poor Rain...he means Rudy though I think...
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apsm Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
I shouldn't be worried about the mention of "dragqueen". What should be a point of contention is what devil guy said next "Wouldn't be the first one..."

Does he know something about Rain that we already do?
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
No, I believe he was referring to Rudy.
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apsm Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Oops. Totally slipped my mind ^^;
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