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RAIN p180 - Zombies by JocelynSamara RAIN p180 - Zombies by JocelynSamara
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When youíre the source of gossip, everyone IS like a zombie. Except, instead of wanting to eat your brains, they just want to dig through it for the juicy tidbits they donít know yet. Funny; that actually makes it sound more symbolic and relevant than I meant it to be. Go figure.

The ďguy gossipĒ that Rudy faces isnít much better than the girl gossip that Rain faced in the last update. Itís just dirtier (and even then, I wrote it kind of tame). I wanted to include an additional bit of dialogue about ďbasesĒ too, but I left it out because I donít know if high school boys still follow those rules or if that was just one of the dumb things of my generation.

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:iconfallenangel2002:
Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
:0 i will never kiss again if that really happens :0
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:iconasiancanadian:
AsianCanadian Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Guy gossip is way more viscous than what most think.... I would know.... I was the one getting all the High-Fives...
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Eunacis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Writer
Regarding bases, basically when I was in High School, you hit a single, then just ran a triple after that.
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Xombiexarx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, damn kids today and their wacky slang. I don't understand them and I don't want to. Back in my day it was all awesome and radical and I liked it that way. Also, tell them to get off my lawn.
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
*sigh* Poor Rudy... I must say, I feel sorrier for him than for Rain in this situation. Rain's zombie horde has given her nothing but admiration - VERY VERY MISGUIDED admiration, but admiration nonetheless. Rudy, on the other hand, is having to deal with lewd guy gossip, not to mention everyone going "Yay! You're cured! You're fixed now!". Ah, and let's not forget the angry Todd in the background. Despite him being a bully, I find his character intriguing. I really do think that he's dealing with his own orientation crisis, and that it may very well centre around Rudy - hence why he takes it out on him.
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Well, it seems like Rudy is getting admiration as well; insulting admiration, yes, but admiration regardless. To everyone else, it's as if Rudy has overcome his "disease", so they're congratulating him. Still, I do have to feel more sorry for Rudy - not only does he have to deal with the gossip, but he has the guilt of embarrasing Rain, not to mention the conflict of his own feelings toward Rain.

Interesting theory, about Todd Bittner. I never considered that he could be motivated by anything outside of blind hate, but maybe there is something more, some sort of personal reason for it. Maybe it is an attraction to Rudy, or maybe his own life just sucks, so he takes it out on the easiest target. We'll just have to wait and see where Jocelyn takes his character from here.
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Writer
There are still bases, don't worry about that. lol
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Writer
I can understand what Rain feel with that it does kind of feel like your being attacked by Zombies. But Rudy's in the same boat dealing with what the guys have to say about him with Rain. So is Maria isn't wearing her hairband did she rush too get ready or something, and Rudy looks a little different too. But its going to be an interesting school day.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Since Maria is growing out her hair, I wanted to show it looking different somehow (since the growth itself thus far appears negligible). So I opted to try something different and not include the hairband. Never mind the fact that with MORE hair, she'd probably benefit more from a hairband, but you know... whatever. The early stages of growing one's hair can be a pain; you just can't do anything with it. By the time it hits December or January (in story), it'll be a lot easier to show the growth, and give her more interesting variety. ^_^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Writer
Ok that makes sense.
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nobody asking if he got any action after the party? Not an accurate reflection of teenage male discourse. ;p
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MakotoTaka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Rudy. I feel really horrible about it, but I feel more sorry for Rudy than I do for Rain in this situation. I've been in the same situation that he is, but that's because people chose to ignore the difference between gay and bi but whatevs, I digress.
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Animasword Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Sigh* Poor Ruby; as much as I wish it wasn't true, a lot of guys of that age can be some of the most single minded people you'll ever meet (not to mention crude).
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kalistina Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I remember learning about the bases on xkcd. Figures.

Situations... Let's see where this is going.
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:iconlittlewolfdreamer:
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Writer
You, random person, have just become really awesome
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:iconkalistina:
kalistina Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
(for the sake of posterity, here's the link: [link])

Why, thank you!
... Wait a minute. Does that mean I wasn't awesome *before*? *surprise-struck-shocked*
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:iconlittlewolfdreamer:
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Writer
lol. I didn't know of you. You probably were.
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:iconkalistina:
kalistina Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Muahaha </egostroke>

Either way, I'm happy if I was of any help ^^"
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:iconlittlewolfdreamer:
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Most definitely.
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:iconq9r42:
Q9R42 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me think of a song where they sing "Like a monkey".
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Tomari1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
are all the high five hands white for a reason?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Writer
In the event that I have to draw a crowd of otherwise insignificant people, they won’t be colored. Even if its just their hands. :XD:
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Tomari1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ah that's true, I've noticed that, guess seeing the hands just threw me off a bit
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VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I came out as bi all the guys were asking me how attractive I find them. Fucking zombies
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow...

Was that how far removed from High School society I was?

I'd probably feel just as awkward in Rudy's situation.... if not somehow incredibly pissed at the same time.

Ether way, yeah. I tend to feel out of focus when it comes to this guy talk stuff. :XD:
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Webarellii360 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Photographer
I thin the guy in the background is jealous
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:iconmaka00:
Maka00 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Who's the random guy in the back-round? He's colored in SO he must be someone.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Writer
The guy in the background is Rudy's #1 bully, Todd.

Thanks to Maria, that's about as close as he can get - [link]
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:iconmaka00:
Maka00 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
No wounder I didn't recognize him, after Maria threatened him I completely forgot he existed...fail on my part.
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Title misleading. There's a severe lack of t virus here
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Musetry Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
to answer your question: Bases? :?: Never heard of it.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Writer
I'll just let Wikipedia explain it: [link]
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Writer
I can't believe Wikipedia actually covers this. I'm mystified and also kind of amused.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Writer
Its impressive and disturbing at the same time.
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:iconmusetry:
Musetry Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
You're not the only one surprised. :wow:
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SongoftheWolves Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Dude,everything I see has zombies in it now XD Idk if I'm just noticing zombie things because of The Walking Dead or if there's a zombie-craze going around XD
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Violet-Illusions Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I definitely think it's a full-blown craze XD
Been going for a tad bit of time, too!
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep that's pretty accurate depiction of guy gossip, also we still use the bases it's just a bit muddled now because everyone has their own opinions on which base is what
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Heh. No, the muddledness(?) was always there. Besides "home run", I never really had a consistent understanding of what base meant what. Frankly, I'm probably better for it. ^^;
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1pokemonfee Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
There is an xkcd comic about the bases.
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cheers to that one, I've just gotten to the point where I screw with people and throw in touchdowns and 3 point baskets into the explanation of it for the giggles
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
poor rudy, hes getting so much about this and he was just drunk
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EllieNoodleSoup Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, poor Rudy
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