Originally, these were going to be separate. But the first page in particular is possibly one of the simplest, "copy-pastinest" pages to appear in the comic. I really wanted it to stand on it's own, but it just kinda doesn't. So I tacked it onto the second page, which is actually one of the busier and more complex pages to date. Go figure. XD
So, let's talk the second page, which is essentially just a montage of the two girls having fun for the rest of the day at the con (yes, we're drawing close-ish to the end of this chapter). At 3:00 they find themselves at a panel hosted a pair of Let's Players. I happen to be a big Game Grumps fan, so I thought, "why not?" Although, unfortunately I didn't consider until after the page was done that chronologically, the story is in February of 2012, so the real world equivalent of the show shouldn't have even started yet (much less have one of the hosts shown). But whatever, just this once I'll let it slide.
At 4:00, Rain and Emily are back in the shopping area. Rain had agreed to get Gavin a Mad GigaKaizer X Neo model, if you remember from early in the previous chapter. But apparently, there's more than one Neo model, and she's not familiar enough with GigaKaizer lore or his tastes to figure out what he wanted exactly. The three models shown (Ghost, Type-G, and Burn) are just random names/designs I made up after looking at a bunch of Gundam models for inspiration. And it's plausible too; I've had a lot of mecha fan friends, and while I don't hate it, I just don't get it like they do. Sorry, guys. In Rain's shoes, I'd be just as lost. XD
Additional note on this panel goes to the cosplaying sellers. They're dressed as Hallie and Noah from Contest of Heroes, yet another work of mine.
5:00 rolls around, and they happen to spot a Pandora cosplayer which surprises Emily. There's not much to say about this one, but it's pretty cute.
And at 6:00, we witness the girls at yet another seller, with a thing that OF COURSE Rain wants. I know she already got a keychain, but you can't snuggle that. In fairness, if my favorite characters ever had dolls and keychains and stuff like that, I'd be buying them all too. Damn my love for "not popular enough" characters. XD
And then Emily casually saves the day.
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HAHAHA, awesome game grumps reference!
It took me way longer then it should have to realize what the hand position in panels 3&4 was, And the plushy is kind cute...it should be real
I am a bit confused, what is it about Emily's hand that makes her realize the truth, the only thing that comes to mind was Rain touching her hand after she had to leave the line to sit down and that was at least a lunch ago.
Emily to the rescue! =D
They're so cute together OMG! <3
"S-So... Do you feel up for exploring?"
I see what you did there, Rain...
@Emily: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) now kiss
But to be fair, they were already working on Starbomb in 2012
Also, just because I loved this joke;
Hey I'm Dave. I'm also Dave. Daaaaaaaaaaave
Danny and Arin! Or are they called something different here to avoid infringment? Okay. How about Denny and Aaron? Yeah, that'll work. Hey, it's DENNY and AARON!
Yaaay grumps :D
And som con fun
Yah, I don't get what's with Emily's hand in those two panels either. I'm probably missing something obvious.. :?
My guess is the hand thing is about the physical part of Emily's reaction in panel 4 here: http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/2115561/hands/
Reread the author comments, then look at the first few panels without reading the dialogue.
It is clearly a mating gift.
Who's thinking what in the first few panels?
Okay, lets make a List for Emily!
Ranger X Ranger
That should mean Berserk, Hunter X Hunter, Cowboy Bebop, Code Geass and One Piece.
I would find it hilarious, if Emilys Reaction on a possible Confession would be something like this.
E: I am flattered, but I don't want to lose you as a sister.
R: Oh, I understand...
E: So, lets make incest!
E: It is only logical. This way we can be sisters and lovers.
AND WE'RE THE GROUCH GAMERS!
.... 413!?!?! Rain is number 413 on top web comics!?! Neko the Kitty is number 85 and it dosent even really have a story line! (not that i dislike Neko the Kitty) We must start a social media campaign to fix this injustice! (by which i mean someone else should do that because im lazy)
Maybe Emily should watch Complete Wooden Transformer.
Yes, Rain! Cons will do that to you! I spent quite a bit at Anime Boston when I went in April
@ClaireD: Tell me about it. Going to GenCon is usually most of my discretionary spending for the year.
ROFL. I like how you reference the Game Grumps and then immediately have them say Gavin's name. XD Nice.
Wait. In an earlier page, when referencing Attack on Titan, that the current date was in 2013. Now it's 2012? I'm confused.
I'm currently watching the second season of Gundam, and though I am watching it for the story and for historical reasons, I really don't "get" the robot differences either. Especially in this old show, many of the mechs look very similar to me. I kinda like the gold one.
That being said, surely I am able to see the difference between an Evangelion and a Gundam ;)