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RAIN p230 - Expository Banter by JocelynSamara RAIN p230 - Expository Banter by JocelynSamara
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For those of you who donít remember Chanel (first panel), she was the girl from the Halloween party that was wearing the army camo (and really dug Mariaís costume). Although the two characters met and connected a bit at the party, they didnít really ďhang outĒ per se. I felt like I had a really hard time coming up with a reason for the two to actually talk to each other again. I knew I had to set this in motion, but I couldnít figure out how.

The end result came from probably my strangest idea that, ironically enough, barely had anything to really do with either Maria or Chanel. Letís take a couple random guys and have them develop the little known Chanelís character, just as Maria passes by to hear the most convenient part. Normally, I hate this sort of thing, but I actually really like the way this one came out. It manages to feel more natural than any of the other ideas I had.

Iíve mentioned this in the past when I last did this, but the three boys being uncolored IS indeed intentional. To reiterate, if I donít color a character, it means they will never contribute to the overall plot and will most likely never appear again in the story. In this case, I actually loosely based their designs off a certain trio of characters from a late 90s cartoon (kudos to you, if you recognize them). I just thought the nod would be neat as long as Iím not ever going to use them anyway. ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

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FaebornStarseed Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I believe they are too new of characters but the three guys make me think of Keigo Asano, Ichigo Kurosaki, and Mizuiro Kojima respectively.
SonicANIMEfan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Only after looking back do I realize I suddenly find the title of this page funny.. Expository banter.... if I may try to link it...
"ENOUGH EXPOSITORY BANTER! Now we fight like men! And ladies! And ladies who dress like men! For Gilgamesh, ITS MORPHIN TIME!"
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Writer
Surprsingly, I think you're the first in a year and a half to catch that (or at least catch it and say so).
SonicANIMEfan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Only after playing Final Fantasy V and fighting Gilgamesh in the XIII-2 coliseum do I finally get that one....
(and I still haven't updated my own profile.. I'm up to four stories now...)
TornadoWraith88 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I... kind of shipped Maria and Chanel since the Halloween party. /shot
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Dangit. My nerd-senses fail me. I don't know these three. >_<

Still, I smiled. And my mind played a little 'doowip' sound effect when Maria turned around.
thediremoose Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
My mind played the "WRANG!" sound from Metal Gear Solid when she turned around. I think it was the exclamation point.
Yin88 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yay for an awesome comic! Introducing a possible connection here? Or maybe not.

Also, those three kind of remind me of characters from Daria. xD;

EDIT: Scrolling down made me realize this has been said. /shot
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Writer
Poor Maria walking in at the right time. And we see Chanel who we haven't seen in a while, she might just not be interested in anyone right now.
KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Ah. I was wondering why everyone except Chanel and Maria seemed to be suffering from color failure. :P
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