LittleLynn84
My name is Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick. I feel like it's a little pointless for me to mention this since I'm on a webcomic site, but I'm an artist and a writer. My comic, "Rain", a dramedy is about a teenage trans girl. I should probably mention that I myself am a trans girl too. As such, the comic is a bit of a personal story to me.

When I'm not drawing/writing, I enjoy gaming (especially RPGs and retro games), anime (my tastes are pretty eclectic) and heavy metal (or more particularly, epic/symphonic metal).
  • Real Name
    Jocelyn Samara D.
  • Age
    33
  • Gender
    Female
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@Micahjjg:


"Can't ruby just go into the women's bathroom and use a stall?"

There's this whole five seconds from the entrance to the stall where you're just in a small, cramped room with any number of extra people who have nothing to do but stare at everything around them. The time spent outside the stall is longer if there's a line or if you really have to wash your hands afterward. In my personal experience, most of my worst trans experiences have happened in that incredibly short window immediately before or after the stall, but still in the bathroom.

You'd be surprised. A lot can happen in that time.
In my mind, I can already see the relentless barrage of comments saying, "But having to go to the bathroom doesn't need to be an issue. Why doesn't Ruby just _____." There's no time for that! The kid's been drinking a large soda from a fast food establishment; this is urgent! Home is miles away. The quieter bathroom is on the other end of the mall. The back alley is creepy. It has to be the food court bathroom and it has to be right now! XD

Hyperbolic silliness aside, Ruby could probably find a safe, easy solution with a little extra thought, but one does not always think clearest in these moments.


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
Incidentally, unless something suddenly changes, Todd's not even planned to appear in this chapter. But this particular arc with him is important, so I wanted to make sure it got brought up even if he himself isn't around. I wonder if there's any plausibility to the "machismo theory" though. Thoughts on that?

Also, as you can see in the last panel, Ruby is still there having lunch and remains totally unnoticed thus far.


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
I can't vouch for other people's experiences, but when I started presenting female full-time, strangers started being nicer to me. I don't if that has anything to do with attitudes towards women versus towards men. Or if it was just that I gave off a more positive vibe that people found more approachable because I was happy for once. Or both, I guess. Whatever the reason, it led to a lot more friendly tones and small talk (particularly from clerks).

I was actually somewhat taken aback by this newfound friendliness myself (I also have a lot of social anxiety), but Ruby seems to LOVE it. And interacting with all these strangers who respond very positively towards Ruby is very exciting.

But then we see other students from St. Hallvard (because what else is there for teens to do in this town besides go to the mall, apparently). We have Ana, Madison, Colette, and Aidyn. And among them, everyone but Colette knows who Rudy is and would probably recognize him right away. Would that be an issue though? It's clear Ruby is not excited to see them right now... but why? Is there any danger with this particular group of people? Or does Ruby just want that alone time right now?


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
@KrimsonNekros:

Nah. Chase has the longer, pointier, "devil" goatee. This guy just has a little soul patch. XD

For what it's worth, no one other than Ruby here is a main character.
An unusually non-chatty page today. Such is the nature of having just one character do their own thing by themselves, I suppose. But that isn't to say there's nothing going on here. Though little is actually said, Ruby interacts with quite a few people here directly and indirectly.

Wait... why Ruby though? I know a lot of readers will be like "Who cares? I love Ruby!" But surely, there wouldn't be any need to get all dolled up just to buy manga (I mean, I say that, but I've totally been there). XD

Solo debut, huh? My solo debut was awful. So whatever your reasons, Ruby, I'm rooting for you.


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
Probably the most mindless, tangential (and possibly dumbest) page in a long time. I debated whether or not to cut this one for a while because I don't honestly feel like it adds much to the overall story. But I've come to appreciate this one for not having to be carefully written and meticulously analyzed to make sure it was just how I wanted. You know, it's really just a "cute people are cute" page. XD

And because people on last page were asking about "Vi". It's pronounced like the letter V. At least, that's how I mean for Fara to be saying it.


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
To hopefully avoid anything being too questionable, Vincent doesn't utter a word about his talks with Kellen to Fara. But he can't help but dwell on those talks, so we can still get the information. As for the things he discusses with Kellen in the flashback, keep in mind that the wording here is meant to imply they've been talking a lot lately, and everything he's saying is based on what she's told him.

I'm trying my best to make sure this is all as unquestionable as possible while still making sure you the readers can get the needed information. I understand this still might not totally fly in real life, but please try to bear with me.

But enough of that. I'd much rather we focus on the information itself, rather than how it's presented, if you don't mind.


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
Even when I jump around to a lot of different scenes, most chapters lately seem to always begin and end with Rain (I mean, she is kinda the main character). Almost happened here too, but I just felt like poor Fara hasn't had much screentime lately and I was missing seeing her and Vincent together. So, we open the chapter with these two meeting for a date.

For the record, I don't even know if they're official. I don't know if or when I should spell it out. Being adults, I feel like their coupling should probably be handled differently from most of the other characters. But whatever. I figure I'll just leave it up to your imagination for now.

Also, Seventy-Seven is a play on Ninety-Nine, by the way, one of my favorite restaurants (which I sadly haven't been too in a long time).

Finally, because I caught hell for it last time, I'll say upfront that Vincent will not be divulging any sensitive information today. So, I would appreciate being spared the lectures about that this time. Thank you.


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
I just want to confirm that that is definitely Emily. And there's a very distinct clue in the last chapter as to why she is not pregnant on this cover.
Hey, hey! Welcome to a new chapter! ^_^

This is gonna be another one of those busy chapters that gives pretty much everyone a bit of time in the spotlight (like Chapters 22 or 28, for example). Unlike previous chapters of that nature, I decided to keep the cover a bit less busy, focusing instead on one particular arc rather than everyone who makes an appearance.

But I'd rather not say much more than that. So let's see where this goes, shall we?


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
In case there was still any confusion (as of the end of Chapter 32) about who is going to prom with who (as I've noticed comments to that nature since the day prom was first brought up in canon), I decided to make a little chart depicting all the major characters and who they'll be with (or not with).

And remember: anyone in blue circles on the chart (the senior students who have uniforms with blue collars) can attend prom by themselves if they want. Everyone else (underclassmen and students from other schools) would need to be brought by a senior as a date.

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Anyway, because there have been a lot of questions lately, I wanted to make this chart so I can simply refer people here if need be. Even if not, prom is still a ways away, and there's plenty of time to forget. Of course, if there are any further questions this doesn't answer, by all means, feel free to ask.
Last weekend, I finished Persona 5 (and LOVED IT), and decided I wanted to do some fanart for it. Or better yet, I haven't crossed Rain over with something else in a while. It'd be really cool if I could cosplay Rain and her friends as the band of heroes from the game. There are a lot of characters though, and I wasn't totally sure who should be who in every case, so I decided to keep it simple.

And as a result, we have Rain dressed like Haru alongside Puddle dressed like Morgana. The comparison works fairly well, I think. ^_^

Anyway, I hope you like it. This was actually shown earlier this week on Patreon as part of one of the reward tiers. Being a patron means sometimes seeing fun art (and sneak peaks at future projects) before anyone else does. Check it out here!
After what feels like a million years, this average length chapter finally closes. XD

Prom's still a long time away though... so what happens now?


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
And as of yesterday, I've introduced a new tier. For $3, I'll now be showcasing non-comic art (concept art, fanart, random doodles, etc.). These things will eventually be shared with everybody, but by becoming a patron of this tier, you get to see it first (sometimes days in advance, sometimes even weeks!). Along with the new reward tier, there's already one such image up to go along with it. And later this week, the first image previewing my upcoming second comic will be shown as well. ^_^
Next update will the last one for this chapter. It was originally going to be today, with this as a two-pager, but I'd really like to NOT take a hiatus between chapters this time (and splitting them gives me a little extra time to work on that buffer). Even though none of the recent hiatuses were relaxing "breaks" for me, all the on-and-off with the comic over the last few months has been screwing me up, and I'd rather just keep the momentum going for now. Maybe we'll see a hiatus after the next chapter, but for now, let's try to keep it going. ^_^

As for this page, I worry it may not actually stand terribly well on its own. And I'm sorry if that is true. If you take anything from this, it should probably be that whether we like the plan or not, Rain has officially enacted phase one. As for whether this is a huge mistake or not, we'll just have to wait and see. Prom is still two months away, and there's plenty of time for practically anything to happen.


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

We finally started a Patreon.
Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
@Allie:

In addition to what Catperson said, technically speaking, "Ryan" is a gender neutral name. More commonly regarded as masculine, yes, but it's not exactly unheard of as a girl's name.
...Thoughts?

Is this a good idea or a terrible one?


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

I know people have been telling me to do this for years, so if anyone's interested, we finally started a Patreon.
@TranshumanAr:

From the blurb above:
"I mean, we (should) all know Rain wouldn't dress as a boy again, so what's she got up her sleeve?"
Rain, what are you- I don't even- But how do you-

Actually, could it work? I mean, we (should) all know Rain wouldn't dress as a boy again, so what's she got up her sleeve?

Also, there's some talk of Todd asking yet another girl to prom. That's unrelated, but man, he's determined...


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

I know people have been telling me to do this for years, so if anyone's interested, we finally started a Patreon.
It's my birthday! Usually, I like to have a cute or funny one for today, but I don't really plan these out to the day. Even if it's a little serious though, I hope you like it all the same.


Much like Rain, a few people guessed that it was Chase who brought Emily to prom last year. Keep in mind that he's a LOT more than a year older than her though. Maybe he could be brought as a guest (I haven't thought about the rules hard enough to know if an adult can be brought, both because it's not relevant, and I kinda don't wanna know), but Emily would've been a junior last year, and unable to go on her own. She'd need a senior student (as has been discussed) to bring her.

That senior was Blair Carver, the boyfriend before Chase. We haven't formally met him yet (unless you've read Chapter D from Volume 4), but his name's been popping up a lot lately.

I hope it's not too confusing. Between Maria, Blair, Chase, and now Rain (and a myriad of other guys we don't need to know in between there), Emily has probably the most complex dating history of any character I've written. XD

On another note, we get some shots of Emily's previous prom (whose hair and dress were a delight to draw), expect a lot of that (and hopefully better) when it comes time for prom itself. I've been painstakingly picking out just the right look for everyone for quite some time now. I hope it'll be something to look forward to. ^_^


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

I know people have been telling me to do this for years, so if anyone's interested, we finally started a Patreon.