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
    32
  • Gender
    Female
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@LittleLeo:

Yeah, I'm trying to move the topic away from Rain's incidents with Debbie and Todd for now so she can perk up. I don't know about you, but sometimes after a really lousy day, I need a bit of time before I can talk about it or I'll just live in that moment and get upset about it all over again. Rain'll eventually open up about it... she just needs a little break for now.
@Barn0wl:

I don't know much about Tarot, but if you want to share, by all means. I admit I'd be curious to hear the results. ^_^
Suuuuper wordy pages! Originally, this was meant as one page, and then I kept remembering other things I needed to say. Probably not the most eloquent of pages, as a result. Sorry for that.

But in favor of keeping the blurb short, I turn this to you. Thoughts? What might this all mean for everyone?


©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.
@Everyone

I know people have been telling me to do this for years, so if anyone's interested, we finally started a Patreon.
https://www.patreon.com/RainComic
Maria's not on this page, folks.
That's Chanel. XD
Another hiatus ends, and lets hope there's no more for a long time. ^^;

Because of the breaks I've had to take, I fear the flow and timing are a bit off with this one now. I mean, cute and silly pages are usually pretty well liked, but if you've forgotten, this is following a series of gut punches that this chapter has primarily been until now. So the shift in tone, I feel, seems a little more sudden than I originally meant for it too. Hopefully, it's not too jarring.

(Of course, anyone reading through this chapter months from now, will probably have no idea what I'm talking about.) XD


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

Don't forget you can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
@Pokemon Legend: Lerina:

Who was shipping Holly and Gavin? No one, as far as I remember. It's mostly just from a canon gag a loooooong time ago, of Rain not picking up on Gavin's secret crush on her.
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1706039/na-vet/
Another Rain Delay strip, courtesy of Serra Britt. She also did Rain Delay 22. ^_^

She wrote up a short blurb too:
"It's not that I want to make fun of Gavin...but thinking of some of the ships and this just flowed. To be direct, I am rooting for Gavana. It's just here to carry the joke. It's not like Gavin tried to make any of these other ones work. Hope you all enjoy this episode of the Rain Shipping Network."

And if I may add, sorry for not having a normal story page ready for today. My body's still sore from the move, and I really just needed an extra day to breathe before jumping back in. Without question, there will be a new story page up this Wednesday (May 24th), and hopefully there will be no further interruptions to this chapter going forward (it's all kinda screwing up my rhythm, to be honest). My apologies again for the unforeseen hiatus, but thank you again for bearing with me through this.

And thank you, Serra, for another great Rain Delay. If anyone wants to show her a little love, Serra is starting a webcomic of her own in June. Y'all should check it out!
Another excellent guest submitted Rain Delay - this time from gjavavont - to make this break a bit easier.

Ironically, the weather's been very unpredictable through this move. A literal rain delay would actually be very welcome. XD

You can find more of this artist's work here. Be sure to show them some love~! ^_^
@00Stevo:

Well, there's this.
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/2239504/anime/

I mean, Maria was technically present, but not immediately so and not part of the conversation.
Rain arrives at her lunch table after the world takes a break from sucking for her for a little while. Nobody but Chanel is there yet? I wonder where they're all at. >_>

Not much else to say about the scene as it's mostly transitional. I wouldn't say it's all happy and great now, but there may be a shift in topic and tone for the rest of the chapter (yes, it's all relevant though; Rain even said the chapter title here!)


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

Also, I think I've mentioned that I'm moving this weekend. Between packing, cleaning, and a myriad of other tasks to do all week, I just barely squeaked this page out on time. I'm not prepared for updates next week at all either. Even without the move, I still have a pretty unusually hectic week coming up too.

So, loathe as I am to do this, in favor of having one less thing to worry about, there will be no new pages next week. I really hoped I could avoid this, but I'm being pulled from all directions as is. I'm incredibly sorry for doing this for a second time in the middle of a chapter (the same chapter, no less). Life's been unusually crazy for me. But as always, you have my sincerest thanks for your continued patience and support. Posting WILL resume on May 22nd though! I should be in the new place and situated by then (with nothing else going on for a while).

Take care, Rain Beaus! See you in a week!
@Allison: @Corrin:

As said in the blurb above: "Even though Rain doesn't need a date to go to prom, she kinda did need that confidence booster, and Ky had no idea."
For what it's worth, I don't think Ky isn't at fault here; she's not a mind reader. I also don't think Rain is necessarily upset at her either. Rather, keep in mind that it's been a pretty crappy day for Rain today. Being purposely misgendered twice in the span of like five minutes by two completely unrelated people can do a number on the psyche (even - or especially - considering neither one realized what exactly how affecting their statements were).

And the more recent conflict with Todd, even if he was just being a hypocritical asshat, is clearly bugging her. She hadn't even recovered from her interaction with Debbie before he came along calling her ugly and dateless (and a guy). I can only speak for myself, but low self-esteem often makes the dysphoria worse. And then dysphoria damages one's self-esteem. Rinse and repeat.

Hence, Ky's rejection hurt. Even though Rain doesn't need a date to go to prom, she kinda did need that confidence booster, and Ky had no idea. Poor kid. :/

Sorry for the super downer of a blurb. If there's a plus side, I know a lot of readers had been hoping Drew would ask Ky to prom. We didn't get to see it, but looks like we've got a confirmation. Though I wonder how Ky will fare in a situation like prom? Or Drew for that matter. We'll learn more about that later though. ;)

And finally, I want to reiterate that I'm aware this chapter has been hard for some readers. Thank you for bearing with me through this. I promise it's not all going to be bad.


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

Rain - Volume 4 FINALLY came out last month! If you're interested, you can find that right here!
Or if you're not caught up, you can find all the books so far here.
@Guest:

Oh, I'm sure she's heard stories, and probably seen him around too. But Rain's never really met the guy. It's possible she didn't put two and two together right away. After all, the interaction with Debbie literally just happened, so she's probably still a bit flustered.
Welcome to what is apparently the most predictable page in the comic! I would say most people knew exactly where this was going after the last page. Sorry if that makes this one a little boring. XD

Poor Rain though. Actually, I find this page incredibly frustrating. Like, for story reasons it does exactly what I want, so I guess in that sense I'm happy with it. It's just the kind of person Todd is that gets me. I mean, I wrote this and even I'm screaming at him in the last panel for being a hypocrite. I've just known more than a few "Todd Bittners" in my day.


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

Rain - Volume 4 FINALLY came out last month! If you're interested, you can find that right here!
Or if you're not caught up, you can find all the books so far here.

AND there's a sale through today for 15% off any or all of the books. Simply use the coupon code LULU15. ^_^
Woo! Nine-hundred pages! :D

Kind of a last-minute addition, this one. The last panel here was originally planned to be the first panel and just lead into the next scene right away, but it felt choppy to me. Plus, I like taking a moment for Rain's little bit of introspection here. I feel like it actually adds a fair bit, from her acknowledging the pride of defending herself from someone who's been giving her a hard time for a while now, to addressing the nagging concerns that were planted in her head. Interpret how you will.

But who's calling to Rain? Or is that perhaps obvious?


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

Rain - Volume 4 FINALLY came out last month! If you're interested, you can find that right here!
Or if you're not caught up, you can find all the books so far here.

AND there's a sale from today through May 8th for 15% off any or all of the books. Simply use the coupon code LULU15. ^_^
@Barn0wl:

Are you referring to the Discord?
https://discordapp.com/channels/188689115842215936/191082545138368512

There may be other chats, but that's the only one I know about.
Okay, NOW we're done with Debbie for this chapter (although, there's still plenty of chapter to go). What do you make of this whole exchange though (as in, starting from where their interaction began to now? Has Debbie learned something? Will she finally talk with Emily? Or just stay out of everyone's business? Or is this all just gonna get a lot worse?

And then there's Rain, still steadily growing stronger and bolder as the story goes on. But that was quite the speech, especially considering how much she's struggling to get words out moments ago! Of course she's still upset and probably wants to cry (and can't seem to make eye contact with Debbie right now), but she's also had it. Everyone has their breaking point, and even us shy ones have to put our foot down sometimes.

Not to mention Debbie's behavior might remind Rain of someone else she knows. >_>

Sooooo... what now?


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

Rain - Volume 4 FINALLY came out this month! If you're interested, you can find that right here!
Or if you're not caught up, you can find all the books so far here.

AND there's a sale today and through tomorrow for 20% off any or all of the books. Simply use the coupon code LULU20. ^_^
@Fairportfan:

It's less that Rain is genuinely nice, and more than she's genuinely shy (not that she isn't also nice). Speaking as a nice, shy person though, I'm not above wanting to tell someone off if they've wronged me, but I do get overwhelmed easily. It's hard for me to fight back and defend myself sometimes.

But then Madison happened to stumble in, and although it wasn't really intentional, she basically diffused the situation. Calling Rain a girl and allowing for a moment of quiet after she left actually helped Rain regain composure a little (although she couldn't look at Debbie while telling her off, or she'd probably cry again).

At least, that's the way I operate. ^^;
I know she's only appeared on a handful of pages, but if it's not clear, the bystander walking in is Madison. I considered a few different characters, but I felt it was best that it be someone who didn't really know Rain. Madison might know of Rain (as she's been seen talking to Rudy and Ana on previous pages), but she they haven't ever really met.

This... isn't over, by the way, so whatever you're thinking, there's more.

But for now: Thoooooughts?


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

Rain - Volume 4 FINALLY came out this month! If you're interested, you can find that right here!
Or if you're not caught up, you can find all the books so far here.