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Rain Delay 1 by JocelynSamara Rain Delay 1 by JocelynSamara
Note: Reads from up to down. If you're reading across, you're doing it wrong. Sorry.

Wait, what? What is this!? An off-day comic?
Introducing Rain Delay!

Done in the spirit of traditional manga (well some of them), where the back of the book would have a couple non-canon gags often making fun of the work itself in the form of 4koma comics (see above). I've got tons of these planned. Although I'm saving them primarily for worst case scenarios where I fear I may be late on a page (hence the name), or best case scenarios where I publish a graphic novel someday, I thought I'd show off some silliness as long as we're between chapters anyway.

Anyway, sometimes these will be deleted scenes (removed for pacing or whatever) or sometimes they'll be alternate versions of existing scenes and yet other times, they'll be just me poking fun at my own work... like bloopers. Yes, comic bloopers. Anyway, the point is, just remember that whatever happens in Rain Delay is non-canon. I'm not saying it can't offer insight on the characters or anything, but the real purpose of these is just to be silly fun. ^_^


The World May Never Know...
Because I really did ask myself if the situation that happened on page 16 [link] really made sense. I mean, COULD Rudy have actually seen anything? I'm sure if I paid more attention in math class, I could have actually come up with an equation to prove it, but as it stands, I really just don't know.

As for Rudy's 108 Secret Talents, well... apparently we really shouldn't ask. Actually, that's an anime reference. First one to guess which gets a free llama.


Alternate Introduction
I really wanted to make this point in canon actually, that Maria does not approve of the modification of her name. As much as this dialogue made me laugh, it really comes off WAY too mean. Realistically, Rain would probably never talk to her again after this. Not to mention, what with Maria trying to stealthily score a date, the "mean bitch approach" might not be in her best interest...


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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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DaoTianzi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
¡Me gusta!
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AJisChaos Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student
i was wondering how Rudy saw through the underwear... this explains it
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samrules4 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
and one of maria's secret talents must be to be able to instantly teleport to rudy when rudy is about to talk about his 108 secret talents
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Akka1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Law of Ueki! Gimme Llama!
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BoiChick Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
XD Love.
I'm the same way with my name. My name is not "Chris". It is Christopher. Nothing less. >_< I don't care if it takes you longer to type/say.
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OnceTheYear Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
It's a yonkoma! (Also none 4koma.)
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OnceTheYear Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Oops. Make that 'known as'.
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Writer
The second comic is very funny.
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
XDDDD


108 secret talents?
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
Has anyone litterally called Maria "Anyng Else"?
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Why, yes. [link]

But she can't exactly fly off the handle at a teacher no matter how much it aggravates her. ^^;
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
That's not what I meant. I litearly mean going up to her and calling her, "Wassup, Anything Else?"
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Writer
As in a smartass retort, in that they actually refer to her as "Anything Else"? Maybe Rudy, if he was present at a time in which she introduced herself to someone in this way. I could see him doing that.

I could also see her backhanding him following that. ^_^
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PoetKyte Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Love the Tsubasa reference and just the comic in general.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks a bunch! :D
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DivineValley Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Lol Mokana's secret talents! Kinda scared as to know what Rudy's are...
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Honestly, I'd be scared to know too. ^^;
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maleprincess55 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
well obviously one is the ability to speak smiles
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slightly-shotgunned Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I'll kill your face may just get used by me at some point. Great line there. :D
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
I just wish I had more opportunities with which to use it in my life. But if you have uses for it in yours, then you have my blessing. ^_^
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superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
So Rudy is... a gay Mokona? BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! This is too funny.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Yes. Rudy's a gay Mokona. ^_^

That IS pretty funny. :XD:
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Writer
Pretty funny, i like that "108 special talents, don't say you fool." That's great i wonder why she stopped Rain. And I love the fact that Maria doesn't want her name changed and Rain's to scared to say no.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Who knows? Maybe it's just the matter of having to sit through a list of 107 more things he can do. Maybe they're all weird and unnatural talents. Maybe they're dirty. Or maybe it's just some in-joke.

Could be anything. ^_^
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Writer
Good point its probably just a long list Maria doesn't want to hear of the thousandth time.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Love how you did the Tsubasa reference with Rudy's 108 secret talents. It shows awesomeness from you since Xxxholic-Tsubasa is one of my favorite manga (since they are parallel they are considered one to me).

I really enjoy this little 4koma as well, I really enjoy the ones from Death Note the most since it was such a serious story and the 4koma were so opposite the spectrum you can't help but laugh.

Maria, I would agree with Rain. My sister has a no laugh sense of humor where she will she will "PUNCH US IN THE FACE" and turn on a dime and say something silly. So be friends with her and hope she doesn't retaliate. And Rudy having the same face in all panels as Rain questions how he could of known gave him this Mokona silliness that proved effective for the situation. To be honest, I'm afraid of Rudy's other secret talent (voice immitation, disguise, and communicating with his interdimensional double). Rudy can be an amazing and scary kid, I like him as a fellow eccentric. Note: Love the Black Mokona the most (OI WATANUKI), but seeing Umi's anger to the original Mokona (Rayearth) really are some of the funnier moments in manga.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Oddly, I feel like I haven't see enough manga have 4koma. I know the use of this comic style better from Azumanga Daioh than anything. Most of the time I remember seeing it otherwise is in less memorable manga. Still, I like the layout quite a bit, so I like using it when I can.

As for the 108 secret talents, I'm not a big Mokona fan or anything, but that running gag amused me. (In fact, in real life, sometimes if people ask me how I did something, I end up telling them it's just one of my 108 secret talents. I'm not used to people actually knowing what I'm talking about though. ^_^)
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is interesting. I feel worried now.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Nothing to worry about. Just general silliness. ^_^
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Allright then
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EllieNoodleSoup Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! xD Maria reminds me of Dot from Animaniacs. Do you think there was any influence?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Ha! I didn't plan it that way, but I do kinda see it now that you mention it. Maybe I should have instead had Maria introducing herself as "Princess Angelina Contessa Louisa Francesca Banana Fanna Bo Besca the Third". ^_^
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the 108 secret talents was a redlettermedia reference. I can't say i know the reference if it's an anime though.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
The anime referenced is Tsubasa Chronicle. Over the course of the series, a particular character refers to most of his useful skills as being "among his 108 secret talents". The anime - in my opinion - was a little mediocre, but that running gag always amused me.
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Omake theater, yay!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Hurray for omake! :D
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DCHorror Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Isn't that a Buddhism reference, 108 being a holy spiritual number?

I love that: I'm afraid to say no.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Actually, it very well may be a spiritual number (I'm not terribly familiar with Buddhism admittedly though, so I wouldn't know). In fact, it may be why they used that particular number in the anime I was referring to (Tsubasa - it's already been guessed).

And I'm glad you liked it! ^_^
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Writer
LOL! Great title choice ^^. And lovely scenes.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed them! ^_^
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Writer
^_^ *sends my best and joy*
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Spikestar5 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
The 108 secret techniques of Mokona from Tsubasa Chronicles! =P
Anyway pwn. Maria scares me....
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Congratulations! You are correct, sir.

Unfortunately, it seems I've given you llama badge at some point a long time ago, and am therefore not allowed to award you with another one for guessing my question correctly. (Stoopid DA! Foiling my plans again!)

But I try to be a woman of my word: I only said the winner gets a "llama" and not necessarily a "llama badge". So I doodled one for you. And he is joyous for your victory...

...except that it's giving me an error message and saying I'm not allowed to post it. Yaaaargh! Don't worry. I'll get you this llama if it kills me!
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Spikestar5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
:la: yeah for random knowledge that I get from my cousin! :dummy:

Oh don't make it a hassle. Just the honor of being right is cool enough!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Here you go: [link]
I screencapped it before having to give up on adding to my post. ^_^
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Spikestar5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
:jawdrop: That llama is pwn and so much better then a badge!
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Yitomic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Going to do a Game Character Sheet as well? That could be interesting to see the different statistics of your characters ( the main ones )
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Writer
I could. Those seem to be popular these days. ^_^
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Yitomic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
I wouldn't know lol Good luck none the less
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animeunderwaterfan1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
this looks cool :)
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