Comic 9 - Blending In

9th Dec 2010, 1:00 PM in Ch 1: The New Girl
Blending In
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
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Jocelyn 9th Dec 2010, 1:00 PM edit delete
I can’t believe this is up to page 7 already. Seriously. Time flies when you’re having fun.
Oh, we’re having fun, right? I know I am, anyway!

ANYwho, the first thing anyone’s going to notice about this page is all of the random uncolored students in the background. This was initially done on purpose so I could have random folks in the background without making unimportant people stand out too much. I ultimately dropped this idea when I decided to make all of the other students potentially useable characters, so this is actually the only page that does this. I meant to go back and fix the coloring, but got sidetracked with my eagerness to move on with the story beyond here.

So, I’m just gonna go with the excuse that it’s symbolic; Rain is trying to pretend they’re not there to make herself less self-conscious. So rather than seeing classmates normally, she sees these almost transparent people. “They’re not real; they can’t be. No need to be self-conscious.” But then she enters her classroom to find two classmates (and important characters as of next Monday) in color, as her mantra starts to wear off and she begins worrying just how difficult the coming year is going to be for.

That’s not bad actually, for having just made that up now. I’m kinda proud of that. Clever symbolism as an excuse for laziness - boo ya.

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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TheAlmightyJ 28th Jan 2012, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
I find it odd that everyone is in black and white but Rain, Aunt Fara, and those two people who kind of look like the people on the chapter cover.
Lexxy 12th Sep 2016, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
She explained the reasoning though....
Lex-Kat 19th Oct 2016, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
I can get behind your excuse. I know when I go into a mall or something, I tend to want to ignore everyone around me, to not look for the stares and glares.

It's a bad habit, that I need to break, as it can also be dangerous. I don't pass, at least... I'm fairly certain I don't. So I need to know who hates me, so they don't kill me.
Koku-chan 7th Feb 2017, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
Heh...why am I getting a sort of Charlie Brown vibe?
Minim 16th Nov 2017, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Oh gosh. It's hard enough for Rain having to go through all those first day nerves without also having to worry about somehow getting outed. I don't envy her a single bit here.
GameZone 20th May 2021, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
As a introvert, even during covid, it's impossible to go all school year without someone trying to talk to you. Most of my friends wanted to be my friends, and not me wanting to be friends with them. I always sit in the back corner of the classroom! I never raise my hand! I never talk unless talked to, and even then I tend to not talk! I always did group projects by myself instead of working with other students, where the process could be sped up! And yet there are people out there who want to be my friend. And it's never those, "oh I'm your friend (and not a bully)" kind of people, it's always those I'm a real friend, not a fake one. That just shows you how hard it is to Not make friends, let alone talk to other students.
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