Webcomic Profile: Rain LGBT


Written by Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick (aka LittleLynn84)

"Rain" is a comedy/drama that follows the daily life of teenage transsexual (who is coincidentally named Rain) attempting to go through her senior year being only identified as a woman. I'd like for it to be very funny and entertaining, but the story will also touch on many rather heavy subjects including acceptance from family and piers, blind hatred and many of the other difficulties faced by members of the LGBT community.

This comic contains:
- Occasionally strong language
- Sexual themes and situations (but no nudity)
- Gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered (and straight) characters
- Lousy or non-existent backgrounds


Latest Comments

Comment on Game Night
Haldo (Guest), 30 Aug 2014 03:37 pm
I also wanna thank you for all the Rainy Delays!
Comment on Prologue 2
Zhe (Guest), 29 Aug 2014 09:14 pm
@Charlotte057: Sex Reassignment Surgery, or SRS for short. Rai-er, Ryan's is just ignorant of this.
Comment on Game Night
Jaebird (Guest), 29 Aug 2014 09:08 am
Thank you Jocelyn!
I wanted to thank you for two reasons: firstly, because you posted bonus art or delay comics for every update day of this hiatus. I just think it was a really nice thing to do for all your devoted readers.

The second one is far more serious. One of my friends recently came out as transgender. He surprised us all quite a lot because he'd always seemed like a bit of a girly-girl and, as someone who has extreme difficultly adapting to change, I could have said something extremely cruel without trying to be if I hadn't been familiar with the condition through this comic. Thanks to the understanding I've gained through reading Rain and following up on questions I had from reading Rain, I was able to be far calmer and more accepting when he told us how he felt, as well as support our other mutual friends in adapting themselves. I thought you deserved to know that you've helped ease at least one transboy's coming out.
Comment on A little over 13 months
Saret (Guest), 29 Aug 2014 05:25 am
kickass chick is right!
Comment on A Bit of a Moment
Saret (Guest), 29 Aug 2014 05:22 am
Shut up Rudy. Drew really does not mean any harm, and it is perfectly normal to be confused over sexual orientation, especially at that age. Teenage hormones can even make people feel like they're attracted to the same sex when they're not actually.
Comment on Game Night
Guest, 29 Aug 2014 03:15 am
Maria and Chanel cuteness. Please give us more of this!
Comment on Transition
LittleLynn84, 29 Aug 2014 03:07 am

If she's trans female, it's not crossdressing for her to dress female. At that point, it's just dressing. ;)

As for "no way" someone can pass that well prior to transition, I beg to differ. When I started the comic, there were plenty of people who thought - based on my photo - that I was a cis girl. I didn't start hormones until almost two years later. All it takes is to know what the strengths and weaknesses in one's appearance are, and what can be done to cloak or accentuate certain things.
Comment on Transition
Saret (Guest), 29 Aug 2014 02:47 am
wait wait wait... so Rain is just doing the equivalent of crossdressing? There's no way someone can pass THAT well with just crossdressing. No way.
Comment on Game Night
LittleLynn84, 29 Aug 2014 01:55 am
This started out just as me wanting to make a new banner for my Backloggery; but this time, I wanted something Rain-related. My goal: take the main teens and have them all playing video games in some form. It makes sense since most of these characters are geeks, and keeps the appropriate gaming theme to fit in on Backloggery. ^_^

We have Rain and Gavin with classic Funtendo controllers, so what else could possibly be playing but Fighter Frogs? But will they actually win this time? Eh, probably not. XD

Between them, we have Kylie on the floor playing a Vi- er... let's call it a Laetitia (perhaps doing some grinding in Superego 4 Platinum?).

As for Emily and Ana, they aren't really into gaming. Ana may not be interested in playing herself, but certainly seems absorbed in watching it. Emily meanwhile takes up Rain's offer to check out Kaminari (and then takes up Puddle's offer to adore him).

Immediately beside the couch, we have Maria and Chanel being so freaking adorable as always. I figure they're probably trading Minimon.

Finally, I had trouble placing Rudy, so I put him in the back trying out Rain's Yuu Us. But Drew is hovering over his shoulder, hoping to get a turn (and you can imagine how much Rudy loves that).

Do keep in mind that this is not canon. It's just a random pic for my gaming site profile banner (that I might also adapt for my personal Facebook page), with which I decided to include the main characters of my comic (uh... I guess Drew's a main character?). So don't bother looking for any deeper meanings to anything. ;P

Also! This is [probably] the last post before Chapter 23 begins on Monday (Sept. 1st), next week. I hope you've enjoyed this and all of the random doodles I've attempted to occupy you with lately. Here's hoping it helped you feel the hiatus a little bit less than usual. ^_^
Comment on 15 Years Ago
LittleLynn84, 29 Aug 2014 01:53 am

What you call a nitpick with "no way" of happening is actually based on my personal experience, and is kind of the point of the story. According to the testimonies of a number of readers (besides those who already replied), it's a more common scenario than a lot of people realize. It seems pretty common for people of this sort to just kinda gravitate towards one another. Like people just tend to find each other. Maybe it's not a guarantee for everyone (which is unfortunate), but just because it doesn't always happen, that doesn't mean it's unrealistic.

The only reason I think it seems like a lot to some, is because it's these characters in the foreground (in the grand scheme of things, I would argue there's actually a rather small number of queer characters in the story). But given the story revolves around themes of and pertaining to gender identity and sexual/romantic orientation, I don't think it should be so surprising that the main cast illustrates [what is actually a small fraction of] the diversity of these.


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