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This page was filled with big revelations… for ME, as the writer. For instance, it was only now that I realized that absolutely nobody is wearing a jacket. Even though it’s December. Even though Aiken is CLEARLY shown in the previous chapter arriving with a coat on. Bluh. I’m not going back and changing it, and I’m not going to suddenly zap coats on everyone and pretend like they were always there. Off the record, we’re just going to pretend the weather is REALLY mild today. Global warming, or something.

Also, the Kellen/Colin exchange wasn’t in the initial script. It wasn’t until I accidentally typed Ruby saying “Somebody named Kellen” that I realized I may have made two names a little TOO similar. I decided to keep Kellen’s mention, but for no real particular reason. In a way, I’m just poking fun at myself. The irony is that no one would probably have given it a second thought if I didn’t make a big deal of it right here. Rambling, for the win.

Finally, this page originally had a very different punchline. After Aiken’s line in panel 5, I was going to have an awkward silence, followed by virtually any of the characters (except Rain, obviously) going, “So, um… the mall?” When I scripted it, I laughed. But when I drew it, I thought it felt flat. This alternate punchline, I think works a lot better: it reminds our audience of the ongoing theme of Aiken’s elusive fiancée, and allows Kylie and Gavin a little more screen time. Besides, Ruby is so good at playing up the “gossipy teenage girl” act… it’s not even a stretch from his usual “gossipy teenage boy” personality.

Whew... long-winded one today. ^_^

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ShadowDevill Featured By Owner Edited May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I know he kind of has a reputation for blurting things out, but I'm starting to wonder if Rudy ever REALLY tells anyone anything.  He doesn't ever seem to explain his thought process or how he's feeling unless someone else prompts him to.  Telling his sister's secret, but only to friends and not family, which he sorta planned.  His feelings for Rain.  How he might think about Rain after seeing him in drab.  And I wonder if right now he is maybe also uncomfortable with cross-dressing very obviously in a public place, like Rain, even if he's clearly not acting that way.  Though it kinda seems like if he were caught, he would just own it.  OWN IT LIKE A BOSS.  : P  
Sorry if I'm reading WAY too far into things, I like to dissect characters.  He seems like the type who keeps his thoughts so deeply to himself, that he blurts things out and acts very random and funny as a subconscious way of making up for the awkward mental silence.  

Also, why does Rain have to be adorable no matter how she's presenting?  Cute girl, hot guy- it's just not fair!  These are unnatural levels of adorableness!  
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Wiinner159 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Perhaps the reason why none of them are wearing coats is cause they're like me and just don't care about the cold, also, it's not like they'd be outside for long...
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Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
lol rudy is scary, but i think it is so funny, anyone agree
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
About half of them are wearing long sleeves, and I always see guys walking around through snow with shorts on. I figure it's either the higher levels of testosterone, or wanting to show off that they can take take the cold.
Granted, if they live in a colder climate (Upstate NY) there could be flurries of snow drifting about and most folks would just say "Yup." and don a hoodie.
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transgendergamer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Gavin's remarks continue to crack me up!
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Writer
Well that's an interesting turn of events for sure and i like the Colin and Kellen joke i think that it works well.As for the jackets well maybe Aiken is so excited to see his little brother that he doesn't feel the cold, and Rain/Ryan is so nervous that he/she isn't concerned about the weather. I guess the same is true of Fara and Gavin but Kylie had the weather in mind when she left so she dressed for it. Or maybe the left so fast that they forgot about the cold and left the jackets at home, or something like that. As for Rudy well he basically is a gossiping girl and he also tries to know what is going on i don't blame him because i same way though. But it does open it up for Aiken to explain more about his girlfriend though.
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waffliesinyoface Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Ruby, stop being so dern adorable :D
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neotruekaiser Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
And teleporting :P
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Animasword Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got to say I really love that last panel :lol:
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ZorrieInuyama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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AJisChaos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student
On your first note, half of them are wearing at least 2 layers, and Kylie has a scarf, so yeah, just a regular December day in Florida sounds about right. YAY FLORIDA!!! you are doing a fantastic job
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louisdragon109 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
she said Rudy not Ruby!
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Tobl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
The Thumbnail works fine for me, Win7 Firefox if anybody wants to track down systems.

Also, nice how your anime-influence shines through in ruby's line (since big brother/onii-san to address somebody directly is far more likely to be used in japanese than in english)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Writer
You have a point. The funny thing is I really wasn't thinking anime when I chose that wording, but it may have been a subconscious inclusion. I recently watched one where a boy kept referring to the mother of the girl he liked as "Mom", and I thought that was kinda funny. So Ruby calling Rain's brother "big brother" is probably along those lines.
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samrules4 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
ru(d/b)y you'd better stop popping in like that or you're gonna give yourself away
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Zorua076 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Ah. Thumbnail's fixed. Somehow.
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Zorua076 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Heh. Rudy.

...I wonder if Rudy is gonna make crossdressing a more regular habit. Maybe not at school, of course, given the policies and peer opinions there already, but he hasn't exactly opposed the idea of dressing up.

Yeah, this is why there's the One Steve Limit. I say screw that. I knew about five people named Mike once. The One Steve Limit doesn't work in real life.

Yeah, the thumbnail isn't working for me either. Google Chrome.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Writer
On the one hand, I agree that the ol' "One Steve Limit" thing doesn't work in real life. I know lots of people who have the same name. Heck, I've personally met THREE Mike Johnsons in my life. So with that in mind, I'm not technically opposed to the idea of repeating or similar names for the sake of realism.

On the other hand, I read once that authors should not only try to diversify names, but they should make every named character (if possible) start with a different letter. I feel that might be overkill, but I get the point. If a lot of characters have names that sound similar, it gets confusing and hard to follow. In the end, normally I try to make names different in my stories. Rain though, has kind of a massive cast, so it's easy to overlook this rule.
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Maka00 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Mrs. Big Brother...awesome.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
Personally, at least in text form, Kellin and Collin are distinct enough, despite being two letters apart, but those two letters look different.
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neonate345678 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Maybe they can buy coats while they're there?
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
As it happens, the thumbnail's broken for me as well. Since I'm a Mac kid, this appears as a little blue question mark - fitting, given this page's title. xD
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Hmm... but the page itself is visible?
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Oddly enough, yes.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
At least on the PC side, it is.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
haha Ruby is so cute, i love the "welcome to my world" line, hilarious xD
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lucario515 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I love you Rudy. I love you so much. xD
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