Comic 508 - Overthinking as Usual

18th Mar 2014, 5:21 PM in Ch. 20: Just a Quiet Weekend
Overthinking as Usual
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Jocelyn 18th Mar 2014, 5:21 PM edit delete
First off, sorry. I know you all hate me right now for switching scenes when I did. We'll catch up with Rain soon, I promise. ^^;

This is possibly a really obnoxious couple of pages. I was feeling experimental, and a lot of dialogue needed to be presented. In addition, I can't remember if I've already said this, but my wife has criticized me saying the most unbelievable aspect of this story is that there are all these teenagers and texting rarely happens. XD

I'm still not going to write in text speak though. I don't care if it's more realistic. Proper spelling and complete sentences in texts for the win (plus emoticons). XD

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

Also, don't forget to check out my interview with Claire Parker, alongside Closetspace's Jenn Dolari (now available at your own leisure) if you missed it!

Also also, with Winter [finally] coming to a close, the RainComicStore on Etsy is taking a hiatus from selling scarves. However, my wife has taken up a new craft: beading. And she's using that talent to make magnets and pins in a variety of forms. Do check it out. ^_^
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Angie 18th Mar 2014, 6:42 PM edit delete reply
I was going to comment on how well they write even over texts. I think Gavin is overly worried here to the point it comes across as nosy.
CrossdresserAmy 18th Mar 2014, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
I REALLY hope Rain and Ana get time to spend together and form a relationship <3
Noelle 19th Mar 2014, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
Nooo! Gavin deserves a nice ladyfriend who isn't a lesbian using him as a cover xD.

Really though, I think Rain/Emily, Ana/Gavin, Chanel/Maria, and Ky/Rudi because at this point I don't even know what sexuality those two count as, if one is even applicable :P.

Fara needs a nice ladyfriend too. I'm willing to admit that lesbians make everything more adorable to me, because I is one.
ranger_brianna_new 21st Mar 2014, 4:29 AM edit delete reply
I agree with this shipping, Noelle!
Jadelynn 18th Mar 2014, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
I fully expected this scenery switcheroo. Doesn't make me any less annoyed at having to wait to find out how the phone call goes, though. ^^
GigaNerd17 18th Mar 2014, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
The texting was handled very nicely. ^_^
Karen Lynn 19th Mar 2014, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
Considering I always text with proper grammar, never use text speak, use proper punctuation, and use the correct homophones(its, it's; your, you're; etc.), this didn't seem out of place to me at all.
MarianLH 19th Mar 2014, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
Same here, but then I'm an old fuddy-duddy. Damn kids, in MY day we knew when to use an apostrophe!

Also, get off my lawn. ^_^
Jude P. 19th Mar 2014, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
I can't use apostrophes on my current phone for some reason, so I just avoid contractions and sound all weird instead.
ranger_brianna_new 21st Mar 2014, 4:29 AM edit delete reply
Same problem for my phone, though I make it work. (It helps that I'm naturally wordy, anyway. :P)
Moor 19th Mar 2014, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
I agree about the full scentences and punctuation -- you don't try to transcribe accents, so why should you transcribe the accent-equivalents that come from texting?
Adri 19th Mar 2014, 12:39 PM edit delete reply
Personally, and this has been a thing since I first got a cell phone and could text, I hate text speech. I refuse to text back to anyone (Even my baby sister) if they use it. Which forces them to text me twice when they forget. But, show me how smart you are by giving me full sentences and words. And most of my friends are this way.'s not too unrealistic that these guys would be the same. They seem like a smart bunch of kids that wouldn't need to dumb themselves down in text. (No offense meant to anyone who does use text speech.)
Karen Lynn 19th Mar 2014, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Whereas I mean every offense to those who use text speak. :D
Guest 19th Mar 2014, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
Here is my prediction:
Ana is LGBT. I think she is trans, genderqueer, or intersex. I won't share all of my reasoning to keep from spoiling the story. However, I did notice that Jocelyn showed her walk into the womans bathroom. This may be a small detail, but it could also be very important. Also, she mentioned that kids picked on her a d she was even attacked by her boyfriend. This may be similar to Aiken, when he found out about Jessica(without the physical abuse). I noticed a few other things but I'm keeping to myself!
Guest 20th Mar 2014, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
We don't have someone interesexed in the story yet (correct me if i'm mistaken), so at some point, someone is going to turn up! Must be! But it could be anything, really, there's so much to talk about :)
ranger_brianna_new 21st Mar 2014, 4:33 AM edit delete reply
Well, I was right about him winning a ten-dollar bet!
Lyric Hartwell 12th Jan 2020, 1:43 AM edit delete reply
....pesterlog :P
no 10th Nov 2020, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
the texts are pretty much exactly how everyone i know talks. thats not too unrealistic (except maybe the capitals)
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