Man, I had trouble naming this page… ^^;
The talk comes from the varying opinions the cast makes about Rain’s current predicament. The irony is that everyone seems to have something to say except for the character most affected.
Luckily(?), she’s saved when the topic gets derailed and becomes about her mother. I’m not going to say Rain is “over it” (I don’t think you really get over something like that if it happens when you’re very young), but it’s safe to say it’s not exactly something that she dwells on anymore. Still, I could imagine it not really being her favorite topic all the same.
I can just hear Rain saying, “Ahem. On that note, who’s still up for some Fabio Cart? Anyone? Please? PLEASE!”
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I am a little surprised that none of her friends ever bothered to ask anything about Rain's life. Me personally, I try to learn more about any of my close friend's lives if they would share it as time passes just because I am curious like that.
I'm actually somewhat amazed that this comic has gone on for this long without ever improving in art quality. I'm not sure whether that's skill or pure laziness.
@stare: But the art doesn't need improving. It's perfect as is, for all intents and purposes.
@stare: I say it's for consistency. If it keeps changing, for better of for worse it can be irritating.
Plus, this chibi style is appeasing to the eye. There's no need to have more detailed art. That stuff takes time.
It's more like I have a lot on my plate pretty much all the time. I use what I call my "comic art style" to save time and produce pages at a faster pace (and either way, I suck at backgrounds, hence they get left out a good 99% of the time).
I figure nobody's reading this for the art, anyway.
Rain has a lot of explaining to do. Granted, she just might have a hard time talking about her mother's death, and probably remembers her siblings laughing at her when she was little and saying she wanted to be a mommy every time she thought about telling them.
I have so much sympathy for Rain - one of my parents passed away when I was very young, and I've had this happen before (though never with a group - and only because I've got no idea who knows about it and who doesn't anymore). It's always incredibly awkward.
I would argue that the art of Rain has, thus far, improved. The quality of outlines in particular is much more appeasing than it was in the first chapter. The improvement isn't that much slower than, say, that of El Goonish Shive.
It will also get even prettier as the comic goes on :) And I agree with Jocelyn that the art works well for the comic's purpose.