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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).
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    Jocelyn Samara D.
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    33
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The real new look for Rain. I'm having too much fun with this one. ^_^

Also, "good news and bad news" is always the most comforting segue... >_>


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Enough is said on the page, so I'll keep things simple down here. Agree or disagree? Do you think this will sink in with Drew? And do you think there's still a chance it could work between him and Ky?


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I'm sure you've got things to speculate regarding what kind of answer Drew is looking for and what Gavin might say, but if I may take a moment to talk about something somewhat related.

Some of you may remember that sometime last year, I asked for readers to submit votes for prom king and queen in Rain via Survey Monkey. The idea being that with all the prom talk in the story, there would need to be a prom king and queen when that night finally arrives. In real life, they'd typically be voted in by their fellow classmates. In the Rainverse, they'd be voted in by YOU. And whoever gets the most votes, I'd make happen in canon.

The polling was only meant to go until sometime in the Summer, but it ended right around the time I took my lengthy hiatus for depression, so I basically forgot about it. Until recently, when I finally remembered to check the votes, only to find a steep paywall blocking the results, due to fine print I didn't notice (probably my own fault). I wouldn't inherently be against the idea of paying a little bit if I'd known up front, but I didn't know and it wasn't asking for a little bit. The whole thing felt a little sneaky to me. And if I were to drop all that money to just hear the more obvious front runners, I was gonna be annoyed. Rather than risk frustration, I decided to just try something else.

So yesterday, I finally got around to setting up a Google Forms poll to try this again. I figure I've still got time until I need the results, and asking people to answer two simple questions again shouldn't really be that big a deal. If you don't feel like doing it again, I understand. But as is, if you don't mind voting again (or a first time, if you're a newer reader), you can submit your votes here!

And don't worry! I'm not asking for emails or personal information; it's just two little questions with no wrong answers. I don't care if you vote differently than last time (not that I'd know anyway), and I don't care if you cast weird or unlikely votes (in fact, I'd encourage more unusual choices). Don't worry if it seems impossible; I like the challenge and I'll make it work. And while you're allowed to shout out who you voted for in the comments, ONLY votes cast through the poll will be counted. And when prom king and queen are voted for in the story, I'll reveal the results to you. ^_^


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LittleLynn84
February 9th, 2018
Originally, this and the next few scenes were planned to take place at the school's lunch period, with reasons arbitrarily forced in to get certain characters talking to each other. Then I remembered I have a perfectly good gym setup I never use. So we'll be seeing this setting for a little while. Hope you don't mind the little change of pace.

Admittedly not much to say here yet, but we can expect a bit more Drew next week too. And for those of who don't remember, Drew and Ky did indeed have a bit of a falling out in the last chapter. If you want to reread that scene and refresh your memory, I recommend starting here and going forward the next four or five pages.


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In case it isn't clear, the idea behind the last two panels is that Emily and Rain are still talking while the camera keeps its focus on Todd (and Debbie, who in this instance, is just passing by minding her business). I don't even imagine Emily and Rain are looking at Todd; they're just rolling their eyes and keeping going to their next class while talking about this freaking guy. I mean, there was another topic before Todd suddenly popped in, but that's been derailed for now. I guess we'll get back to that later, whatever it was. ;P

As for Todd, I'm not gonna ask again what his deal could be. I don't think the conversation is going to change much at this point (unless you have a new theory; then I'd love to hear it). We just have to see where it's going now. But I do want to stress that this IS all going somewhere. Todd's not just popping in periodically to offer random interludes of discomfort. It's all building to something (for better or worse).


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LittleLynn84
February 5th, 2018
The first page I've done on the new computer, so forgive me if this is at all wonky or anything. ^^;

Todd returns in his neverending quest to ask girls he barely knows (if at all) to prom, get turned down everytime, and then insult the girl for not being interested in him. Again, thanks to the hiatus, I know it's been a while. So I don't expect everyone to remember this, but he's also asked Ana, Rain, and Holly, and been alluded to ask countless other girls offscreen. He's probably whiffed a few dozen times by now, but neither his determination nor his method have faltered.

I've asked a few times now, and I'll ask again: Why? What does Todd want? Does he really want to go to prom that badly? Is he trying to prove something? Where is this all going? Do you think there's a girl in this school who would accept his invitation? And while we're on it, who's left to ask?


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@AnOldWolfNamedSteve:

Blair's remark about "is it mine" isn't actually serious. He's just a pretty quirky fella trying to keep the mood light (plus that little exchange also allows me to lowkey confirm Emily's not been sexually active with him).
This one's a bit minimalist, moreso than I wanted because it's the last page I did on my old computer on one of it's sloggiest days. But despite it's simplicity, I really like this one. I just think Blair Carver is a lot of fun to work with. But what do you think of him? This is the first dialogue we're really hearing from the man himself outside of a book exclusive bonus chapter, so what kind of person are we taking him to be?

As for the "long, crazy story"... I'm sorry to say we won't be hearing it immediately. But I'd be interested to hear what people suspect.


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LittleLynn84
January 31st, 2018
It's a text from Blair Carver - aka the guy Emily dated before Chase. Outside of testimonies we've heard from Emily herself and a small role in the bonus chapter of Volume 4, he's not really had much presence in the story. Mostly just namedrops and flashbacks. So to refresh you (as I know it's been a while), the really important bits are that he was the first person Emily ever came out to and he dumped her on prom night last year. There's more to read about him, but those are the major cliff notes.

With what little we know about him though, what are your expectations? What could this "something kinda wild" he heard possibly be?


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LittleLynn84
January 29th, 2018
To respond to the thing I know people are going to comment on: Maria could've easily surveyed the halls quickly in that fourth panel to make sure no one was looking for her kiss on the fifth panel. Maybe it's not the wisest or most discrete thing for her to be doing at school (especially right now!), but I promise you the next page isn't going to be someone standing behind Maria throwing a fit over it.

By the way, this is the flashback scene in which that promise was made. It was less about being taken away in the moment, but Maria means that there will be no separating them in general if she has anything to say about it.

I think I asked this back then too, but is that really something she can even promise?


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LittleLynn84
January 26th, 2018
Sorry for the down note for the weekend. Really. ^^;

But let's talk about this for a moment. Mr. Strongwell's threat of conversion therapy has been sitting quietly in the background for some time now. But would he really do it? Is he that insidious? Or do you think Chanel is right and this has got to be some kind of a bluff? That he couldn't possibly go that far?

Thoughts?


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Because even when Rain's hair is short, I still have to do different stuff with it from time to time. This specific look isn't permanent, given the circumstances, but it may help lead into something new.

It's good to see Maria doing so well considering everything going on. But Chanel seems a bit down, doesn't she?


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LittleLynn84
January 22nd, 2018
I'm not really sure what to add here, so I guess I'll just leave all the commentary to you today, folks. ^_^


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I don't know about other people, but I love it when stories with large casts set up scenes so that two well-established characters who've either never met or barely know each other suddenly find themselves alone and having some kind of exchange (works best if they're either extremely similar or antagonistically different). I don't think this is really quite to THAT level, but if you had asked me when Ana first came into the story, "What do you think she and Rudy would talk about?", my answer would've probably been some kind of an exaggerated shrug. XD

Like, as much as I enjoy thinking of scenarios where two mismatched characters are forced to interact, the notion of that happening with these two chatting it up without anyone else present just never seemed like an option. And yet this happened, and I really love this exchange and their dynamic.

And obviously, this isn't a shipping thing. But I do almost kinda want to see them become unintentional besties. XD


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As serious as the subject matter is, I hope the mixed in levity is okay. I don't mean to make light of the situation (especially since I'm sure I have readers living in situations like this). Rudy and Maria are jokey kids though, and since they've spent pretty much the last two days stuck constantly dealing with their father insulting, belittling, and literally trying to damn them, can you blame them for wanting to smile a little when they get out of there for a while? At least that's my take as someone who comes from the "laugh to keep from crying" school of coping with things.

On a lighter(?) note, even if Ana had any lingering doubts about who she saw in the mall bathroom over the weekend, do you suppose that cleared it all up for her?


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LittleLynn84
January 15th, 2018
Not to be outdone by all the other terrible parents in the story (since we talked about how awful Ky's mom, Emily's mom, and Rain's dad are in the last chapter), Mr. Strongwell decides to step up his game.

If it's any consolation, I promise not every queer or gender non-conforming kid's parent in the comic is irredeemable. Aunt Fara, Chanel's parents, and Ana's dad are all still - and will always be - cool.


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Thanks to all the hiatuses, it's been a while since the weekend in the story. So if you're wondering why Ana might want to talk to Rudy, I recommend rereading this scene and the next four pages following it. Regarding Maria going over Chanel's house, I'll refer you to this one and the three ensuing pages there.

As for where both Strongwell kids have disappeared to today? Well, it looks like we've got a mystery on our hands! Actually we should find out pretty soon, but perhaps it's something to wonder about over the weekend.


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LittleLynn84
January 10th, 2018
A page actually titled "rain" in the comic, Rain. It's not as much about Rain, but rather the rain. Though Rain does express her feelings about rain. ;P

Fun fact: Despite the overall comic title, it has rained only once in the story before this. It's shown to be pouring in one scene in Volume 1's bonus chapter. Though if we want to be technical, it also rains in a flashback referring to that scene in the main pages here (but that is, in fact, the same scene). It's probable that it could have rained on any number of days the story has timeskipped over, but I don't show it happening often.

So why is it used here and now when I never do this? A few reasons. Partly so I could open a new chapter with a dumb joke for a lighter tone than what the previous one ended at. And partly... for other reasons. ;P


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Aaaand we're back. Again. Hopefully, this time for real. 2017 was kind of a bust for Rain due to a lot of things that were out of my control, but I'm gonna do the best I can for a better year this time around. Thanks again, for sticking with me through this all (and wish me luck!). ^_^

I don't have much to say about the new chapter cover (first new one in too long), but I hope you like it. This is a school-centric chapter, and needless to say - considering what we're looking at - you'll be seeing some Maria and Chanel. But the other kids will get a fair bit of play too. With that said, I will add that if you're fuzzy on what's been going on (in fairness, it HAS been a while), rereading the last chapter or two wouldn't be a terrible idea.

Other than that: Welcome back, Rain Beaus. ^_^


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In case you didn't get the memo, Rain is going to start posting again on Monday, Jan. 8th.

I finally started drawing again today for the first time in almost a month, and it felt good. (This isn't what I drew; I made and posted this months ago on Patreon, actually.) But I still wanted to post SOMETHING today, and I promised I'd start talking some Moonlight Wanderers more this year. So let's talk! ^_^

Above, we have MW protagonist, Maya, alongside the other three major characters, Hau, Gladion, and Lillie. All of which, decked out in the school uniform from Rain. Why?

Well, why not?

As much as I kinda hate drawing St. Hallvard uniforms at this point, there's something about seeing them on my other characters that just delights me for some reason (you might want to just expect this trend for any future stories out of me too). And the main cast of Moonlight Wanderers are in the perfect age range for it (I think I've said this already, but everyone's aged up to late teens for the comic). This actually started out with me wanting to draw out a full page of Father Quenton chewing each one of them out for one reason or another, but I guess I have kind of done that already with characters from another story. So just a random doodle for now. XD

Oh, this probably goes without saying, but since I don't own Pokemon, Moonlight Wanderers is definitely NOT Rainverse canon or anything. I know there's some interesting crossover with some of my other stories like how Magical is TOTALLY part of the Rainverse despite being a fantastical magical girl story. But Nuzlocke comics are basically fanfiction, so I'd rather not make any wild claims. Drawing these kids in St. Hallvard uniforms is purely for the fun of it. And even if Rain or her friends (for example) were to make a cameo in Moonlight Wanderers at some point, you should probably expect that's just for fun.