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Rain Delay 10 by JocelynSamara Rain Delay 10 by JocelynSamara
Introducing “Rain Delay”: goofy little gag comics to keep you entertained while I work on the legit stuff. (Feels like it's been a while since I last did this...)

Mistaken Identity
This one is in reference to "Page 187 - Crowd", where I show Rain and Rudy drawing close to each other... from the neck down. There were a LOT of comments suggesting that it would end up being two completely different people. The funny thing - at least for me - is that this is NEVER even crossed my mind as a possibility when I drew the page. I went in thinking "the only girl with a braid and the only boy with an orange collar will be totally recognizable to everyone".

Uh, well... my bad. ^^;

I had fun coming up with minor changes to major characters to create the lookalikes (whom I'm calling Brody and Jane in my mind).


Serious Business
I also recieved some criticism about Rain and Rudy "just hugging". I dunno. Maybe, it's just me, but I find hugs to be very romantic. Holly and I are like-minded (to an extent) in that regard... which is a scary thought.

Anyway, in Chapter 8, I briefly mentioned these two getting together, but I really wanted to include a bit more of them as the chapter went on. Somehow it just never fit, though. Thank god for Rain Delays to allow opportunities like this. Holly's outburst at the end was just fun to write! ^_^


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14bj337 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
The random two characters need names! The boy has a really pronounced nose; I think I'll call him Snort. The girl, meanwhile, is wearing coke-bottle glasses, so the name Coke fits. And I think I've got a pretty good name for their pairing...

Seriously, though, I actually did contemplate (but didn't mention in my comment) the possibility that the two involved in the neck-down hug scene were not Rudy and Rain. That would have been an AMAZING anticlimax, but it would probably make half the readers RAEG all over the place.

As for the second strip, Devon and Holly just don't understand the sad truth about being an outer character - the readers just don't care that much about you. Personally, I really enjoy the amount of development that has already gone into (and I hope will continue in the future) some of the characters: it's neat to have multiple stories going on at once, and to see such interesting personalities and interactions outside the main cast. Also, Holly calling Devon "You slut!" in the last panel... that just made my day. Holly's had some really good lines so far, but this one tops 'em. I do hope, though, that Devon turns into more than the void of interest he is now.

Hard to believe this is only the tenth Rain Delay strip. As great as the usual story is, I enjoy these funny little interruptions quite a lot, too!
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Writer
I don't think hugs are super romantic, i think that they are just friendly in many cases. But that doesn't mean they can't be romantic.
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Q9R42 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hugs ARE serious business! :hug: :hug: n.n
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Animasword Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say hugging your partner is romantic....hugging total strangers on the other hand :lol:
Seriously though, these were pretty amusing, keep up the good work.
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The first one- Hilarious!

Second one is pretty much this: [link]
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have to side with JCD when she suggests that hugs are a generally romantic act. Obviously you hug family members or friends for short periods, but in my experience long embraces are reserved for a romantic partner and I certainly wouldn't go around hugging other women in more than a cursory way if I were in a relationship. Of course, I'm kind of old fashioned, and I know that the kids these days tend to have somewhat looser boundaries.


Also, I think that Holly could do way better than that slut.
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lucario515 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
You nearly made me pee myself laughing. :icongoodjobplz: GOOD JYOB!! 8D
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Doomdragon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not gonna lie, if hugs were equivalent to kisses or sex I would probably be a 2 dollar prostitute... Also in reference to Serious Business DAMN IT WHY WOULD YOU FAKE ME OUT LIKE THAT LIL?! I thought we had something special ;~; but I see how is! Go on go give hugs to whoever you want then! *runs away crying*
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
I guess you could call me a hugslut.
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16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Hmmm...I wonder what people wool say to Ryan and Rudy hugging...
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
It would probably depend on the type of hug. If it was one of those hand-clasp manhug things, then probably no one would think anything of it. If the hug was anything like the one Rudy and Rain shared, my guess would be that reactions would range from "Le gasp!" to reporting them to the principal, sadly. After all, that school is not exactly LGBT-friendly - heck, most high schools aren't.
What an odd world we live in, don't you think?
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CosmicMuffin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   General Artist
Congratulations, you've just invented the Hug Slut, or Hug Whore.
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LadyHelblade Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Writer
I think, for the hug, that hugs themselves aren't inherently romantic...but the way they were hugging kinda was. That's how I took it, anyway :)
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chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Writer
I find it amusing how Holly uses the word "slut".
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
yea i still think a hug isnt that big of a deal. i know what you told me on that page but i just dont think a hug is that romantic. yea a hug is nice and can mean something, but i just dont see crowds gathering for a hug. now if they were kissing again like at the party, that i could see people gathering for. anyways this gave me a nice laugh, good way to poke fun your own little flaws
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Because clearly, hugging your sister is relative to incest. :XD:
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VioletUke93 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This stuff should be in newspaper comics :D
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MadmanMaddox Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brody's nose. 8|
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