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That Lady Whose Comics You Might Read by JocelynSamara That Lady Whose Comics You Might Read by JocelynSamara
I originally wasn't going to post this today since I technically already posted something. But I dunno. I'm feeling pretty good and wanted to share this.

That, and for what it's worth, I just really wanted a new picture up. I'm tired of looking at the old one. But in my new apartment (of 7 months; I guess it's not really new anymore), the lighting is abysmal for taking pictures so I sadly don't give myself photo shoots very often anymore. Yesterday though, I found myself in a beautifully lit room with my 3DS, nobody else around, and all the time in the world to kill; I would've been a fool NOT to take some pictures. ^_^

And honestly, I think this is one of the best pictures I've ever taken. Between the fantastic lighting, the really cute hair (that I didn't even do anything to; it totally did that super cute flip on it's own!), the fact that I've lost nearly 20 lbs since my last photo (Halloween), and probably the great improvement in confidence and attitude I've experienced in the past month and a half, it's like it all just equates to one awesome picture. :D

Comments are welcome as always, but if you're thinking anything mean-spirited or disparaging, please keep it to yourself. Thank you.
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:iconalexis-amanda:
alexis-amanda Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Very pretty.
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GimmeFuelGimmeFire Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so pretty!
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JackEmerald Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
You're very beautiful. ^-^
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mayfirerose Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So Cute! Though I must ask, have you ever tried a darker lipstick? Like a nice bright and/or sparkly red? Or is that like something that doesnt suit ya? I know I usually look really pretty in bright red lipstick, and it seems like your skin tone is about as light as mine.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! :D

I actually do have some bold, bright lipsticks. I just wasn't wearing any on the day I took this picture. I wasn't wearing ANY lipstick, in fact. See, my lips actually stand out on their own most of the time, so I can very often get away with just putting on chapstick and typically people will think I AM wearing lipstick. That's what happened here. But I think the way my "camera" washed out the colors didn't do me any favors. When taking pictures, I probably SHOULD be wearing lipstick. Live and learn, I guess. ^_^
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mayfirerose Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ Oh wow! You werent wearing any? It looks like you were at least wearing a light pink.... huh.... Cool. My lips blend right into my face if I dont wear lipstick. XP
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immortalliac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Wow. You are so amazingly beautiful. And kind of my hero. And, oh jeez. I am so star-struck right now.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much on both accounts~! That means the world to me! :hug:
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AzuralXIII Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Hi, just wanted to say that you look quite beautiful <3
also, I love reading Rain and I can't wait to see where the story goes. Thank you for making such an amazing comic :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you think so. ^_^
And I'm also glad you're enjoying the story so far. :D
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SekhmetReborn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, you and me have the same hair style! :iconcoolplz:
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Writer
Nice! Huzzah for rocking the same cool haircut! :highfive:
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SekhmetReborn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp: We're awesome.
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willow1981 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome photo :D
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :D
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willow1981 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :D
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Blitzkrieg64 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks a lot! :D
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MellissaLynn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, sweetie, you look great! The confidence is just radiating and you come across as a happy young woman. I'm so happy for you!

So...when do you start publishing Rain as a book?

:heart: :star: :superman:
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! That means a lot! :D

Heh. I should probably just explain this in a journal since a lot of people are probably wondering the same thing, but I hit kind of a set back from actually taking a hiatus during my hiatus, and then getting pretty badly sick for two weeks. As a result, I've been playing a lot of catch-up for the time being. I have, however, actually been catching up. So it's taking a little longer than I'd originally anticipated, but things are making progress. I'll probably have more in-depth info within the next couple weeks, in fact. ^_^
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Animasword Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe I missed this, and I also can't believe how different you look from the last one. I don't know if it's the lighting, the angle, the new level of confidence, or something else, but it is a dramatic change for the better, nice one ^_^
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :D

It's probably a little of everything: the lighting, the angle, the confidence and even the something else, perhaps?
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kalistina Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cuute~

Sure looks pretty good for a 3DS photo. Will have to look this hardware up eventually (still haven't obtained one ^^').
I like your glasses.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :D

The 3DS is pretty cool, but I admit it's not a very good camera. You can get decent pictures with decent lighting (as seen here), but I'd certainly prefer to be using an actual camera if I had one. ^^;
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kalistina Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm cheating by borrowing my school's D80s... will have to invest in an actual dSLR camera eventually. *shivers*

In any case, reflex photography's a wonderful world. If you ever get an occasion to try it out, I prompt you not to miss it :)
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MicronConvoy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Night shot! You look good!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :D
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Claudia-Baily Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
rawr :3
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Heh. Thanks! :XD:
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Claudia-Baily Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
anytime :P
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MarkDoob Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great pic Lynn. ;)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :D
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juanitotajador Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks so much for putting up your picture. I've read Rain since it first came out, and it's nice to see the face behind the comic (at least better than in your previous pics). It's gonna really be something in six months or so when you've had the 'mones to do some work on your face!

I think you already look very feminine. The only thing that you might do (and this is NOT a criticism - please don't take it that way) would be to trim your eyebrows some. They're just a little heavy for "female norm".

Thanks again for sharing!
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much. I'm just itching to get on those 'mones too. (I'd like to add I've never heard someone say "the 'mones", but I might start saying that now.) ^_^

Don't sweat the eyebrow comment. I'm not offended. I get that at least once per photo, it seems. Interestingly, I think I trim them a little more each time, and yet I guess it's still not quite perfect. I'll get it eventually. Or I'll work up the courage to have some expert just wax it professionally someday (which would probably be even better).
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
nice :)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks a lot! ^_^
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
your welcome :)
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wish I looked like that. You're a pretty woman
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! ^_^
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Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome
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coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
I was going to comment that it looked as though you lost weight. You're looking great! :) Good to "see you" every once in a while. ;)
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! I'm happy to be able to this once in a while. ^_^
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
You look really pretty Lynn!!! :heart: :D
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :D
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chitttick1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
You're very welcome =D
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You loose weight?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Writer
Still losing, in fact (though slowing down). You probably can't see too much difference from pictures of my face, but I was pretty overweight. A few months ago, I looked so pregnant I was starting to wonder if I should just roll with it and buy maternity clothes.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You think therapy is helping?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Writer
At least in the last month and a half since I started therapy: yes, probably. The boost in positive attitude has certainly helped in many other regards, so why not this?

But shortly after this past Halloween, my lady love and I both made the conscious effort to try and lose weight together, and that camaraderie has kind of me a lot too in staying committed to the diet. Also, on a less positive note, I was sick for like two weeks last month - complete with fevers and very little eating - so I technically lost a lot of weight there too.
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NickACJones Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lookin' good, kid; more importantly, it's terrific that you're feeling more positive about yourself.


Although, a month is a pretty quick sprint for "great improvement." What'd you do, defeat your shadow? ;p
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