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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).
  • Real Name
    Jocelyn Samara D.
  • Age
    33
  • Gender
    Female
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I'm sorry everyone. Due to an unexpected death in the family, I think there's going to be another hiatus. This is a bit different than before so I might not even be online much for a while. I don't know when I'll be back, but I'm so sorry for this.
Rain Delay: goofy little gag comics to keep you entertained while I work on the legit stuff. Remember, Chapter 34 begins this Friday, December 15th (that's next update, by the way). ^_^


Elimination Round
Gavin was incidentally one of the only major characters absent from Chapter 33 (apart from a single panel flashback at one point). I'm not actually "eliminating" him from the story, of course; I just didn't have anything pressing for him to do at the moment. Not going to lie, I almost stuffed him into the chapter just to have him do something, but it felt painfully forced. So he gets a vacation this time. ^^;

I... actually don't know if this is funny or not. It might be a little twisted. But I know people have asked if Gavin will just leave the story before (more than once, even), because he hasn't been quite as relevant lately. If someone ever leaves the story permanently though, I'll probably make a big deal about. And I promise Gavin will be here to stay. I've got more I wanna do with that boy; it just has to be the right time.


My Queer Academia
This one was just a random thought that crossed my mind as the actual page went up. And for some reason, I seem to associate Drew with lightning powers. I can't remember the exact context (maybe a blurb on his unexpected arrival into a scene or something), but I distinctly remember announcing it with "Drew brings the thunder" (which is also a reference). He's just my lightning guy, I guess.

On a side note, I feel like "My Queer Academia" could've easily been a perfectly suitable alternate title for Rain as a whole. XD


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

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@Willowstream646:

For Magical, Impure, and Something Dark, you're mostly only going to find some art for right now. I haven't actually written any of them yet. So it's not you; it's me. XD

Magical won't start until Rain is over. And I would like to start doing Something Dark soon (maybe even next year). Impure, I think I need to sort some things out before starting. But those and other hinted at stories, as well as unfinished works like Lavender and Shangri-La, I have every intention of getting back to. It just may be a while for some.

Thank you so much for your interest though! It always warms my heart to hear about someone checking out my non-Rain work. ^_^
@Guest:


Just because they're not shown talking about that stuff, doesn't mean it's not happening. A lot of things happen when we don't see it.
I have mixed feelings about this one. Like I know what I tried to do with it, but I'm not totally sure I've achieved it. On the one hand, I do think it's important to offer some positivity after what may have been one of the heaviest scenes in the story to date. It's a lot to take in, after all. Especially following the usual tone of everything.

But I don't want it to seem like I'm oversimplifying the issue either. I don't want it to seem like having Emily say "well, we'll be better than our parents" just resolves everything and all their trauma is over. That's just not the case. For them or for anyone.

The truth is, I'm not sure what these girls need. I'm not even totally convinced there IS an answer. Regrettably, there isn't always closure in life. Sometimes past scars don't fade.

But that's also why I wanted to wrap up this scene with Rain and Emily simply being there for each other. Talking through these things with each other. Letting each other know it's okay to vent, and that there'll be no judgment. Offering some much needed positivity. Because while we may never fully recover from the events of our past, it's important to remember we're not alone. Someone out there can relate to your struggle and wants to see you happy. Whether it's someone immediately present like a sibling, friend, or partner, or just one of the folks you chat with online everyday.

And if you haven't heard this recently, let me just add: You are not alone. You are not a burden. And you are loved. I mean that to everyone reading this (and myself too).

Take care, everyone. Once again, no hiatus on Wednesday (but maybe a Rain Delay).


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

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LittleLynn84
December 8th, 2017
Every time I warned of dark, heavy content coming up in this arc, this was the page I was usually thinking about. I can't speak for everyone, but I know it shakes me up. I know, this arc has been incredibly heavy for the usual tone of Rain, but I think it's also very important for a lot of reasons.

There is one more page left in this chapter, but next week is mostly going to help us dial back into the more typical level of drama for this comic. By which I mean it's not totally dropped on you in a big mess, and is occasionally broken up by humor. So thank you again for sticking with me through this.

(And no, there won't be a hiatus between chapters. Maybe a Rain Delay to lift our spirits back up a bit, but no four month wait.)


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

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I've been trying to write this blurb for hours now. But everything I want to say just reiterates what the page says. Chase is a scumbag. Emily's mom is somehow debatably worse. And Emily herself - to understate the glaringly obvious - has had it really rough.

There's still more. But we're almost through this. Thank you for sticking with me on this one so far.


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

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@TranshumanAr:

"Rain's sister was a bitch to a teenager."
You're welcome to dislike Kellen, but we actually can't blame her for this one. The girl sending threatening texts to Emily can't be Kellen.

See, I had considered this scenario myself when writing the scene, if nothing else because I love making connections and tying different arcs together. The thing is though, it kinda doesn't work. Like, chronologically, the timeline doesn't match up. Chase and Kellen would've already been split since about a year before Emily met him (it's okay to forget this, as it got brought up a looooong time ago).
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1276383/those-left-behind/

Rather, this girl harassing Emily is literally just another girl Chase jerked around. Kellen IS yet another of his exes, for sure, but she's not THIS ex. Speaks more on how much he jumps around from girl to girl than anything.
Remember a couple chapters ago when Vincent was talking about how essential "love, trust, and respect" are to a relationship? This is an example (admittedly, a rather tame one) of what a relationship looks like without those things.

It's not good. I've known a lot of people who've let relationships like this go on a bit too long. I've been there myself in the past. I know it's not always easy to tell when things are bad, and I know there are often other factors at play, but if you feel like something might be very unhealthy about your relationship (if you feel unsafe, if you feel like you can't trust them, if you don't love or even LIKE them), you don't have to stay in it. "It's just easier" is never a good reason to maintain an otherwise problematic relationship.

Please love yourself and take care of yourself, first and foremost.


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

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LittleLynn84
December 1st, 2017
I'm not sure why I don't show Emily's mom's face, to be honest. With Rain's dad, I hid his face in shadow for a long time to make him seem scarier. Almost inhuman. And while Emily's mom is also horrible, the same thought process never [consciously] went through my head for her. I think it was just that for a long time, I was trying not to make her a recurring character. And now that I've spent so long not showing Emily's mom, it somehow doesn't feel right to start showing her now. Her immediate presence isn't really the important part of her anyway. Rather, the damaging influence she's had on her daughter is.

As for Chase... well, bear in mind, Emily's birthday isn't until late July. So "just after last year's prom" would make her 16 in this flashback. Although it wasn't her smartest move, we now have a better understanding why Emily went for this. But "dating before the night was over" means Chase was pretty totally on-board with it too. (And I'm not even going into Emily's mother supporting this for now.)

These pages make me so all around uncomfortable. Sorry for anyone else feeling the same. I mean, if I made you uncomfortable too, these pages have kinda done their job (but I'm still gonna feel bad about it). We've still got a few pages left for the chapter though, so as I've been warning, it's gonna get worse before it gets better.


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

Support my Patreon!
You can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!
LittleLynn84
November 29th, 2017
@Second_Chances:

For the time being, I'd like to keep it to the MWF schedule. In the worst case scenario if I can't keep up with that, I'll switch to two days a week and go from there. But I'm thinking I really should be able to keep up with this for now. :)
LittleLynn84
November 29th, 2017
Welcome back, Rain Beaus! Thank you again for putting up with my very sudden, nearly four month long hiatus.

Today we're going to pick up right where we left off and immediately jump into some drama! This may be needless to say given the context of where this page ends, but I do want to stress that what is coming will be a darker scene than usual for this comic (although perhaps not for the reason you think). I'm not showing anything that'll betray my PG-13 rating, but this may still be an upsetting or triggering arc for some.

Soooo, ahem. I'm glad you're back. Now make sure you have a box of tissues handy. ^^;

(And as an aside, today is also the seventh anniversary of the comic.)


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

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@Guest:

As a matter of fact, it looks like Lulu is holding a sale today for a whopping 40% off. You (or anyone seeing this) just need to use the coupon code CYBER40 at checkout to get it.
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/LittleLynn84

Thanks for reminding me, by the way. I always forget about Cyber Monday. ^^;
@NikuComics:

The very first page went up on Nov. 29th 2010. So it's been just about seven years now. ^_^
Let's celebrate the return of Rain this week with a pic of Gavin, who's been absent for a while. ;P

So yeah, friendly reminder that Rain will be returning this Wednesday, on November 29th (which is also the 7th anniversary of the comic). I hope you're looking forward to it. With that in mind, it has been an awfully long time since the last page went up, so if you can't quite remember what's going on, I might recommend going back and rereading the last couple chapters.

I've said this all before but I want to make sure everyone gets the memo that the rest of the chapter might be a hard read for some. As much as I'd love to come back with something lighter and fluffier, this is just where we are in the story. It's important stuff, but it was uncomfortable for me to write about, so I'm sure it'll be uncomfortable for some others to read. I'm probably overwarning, to be honest, but I'd rather play it safe.

Incidentally, we're at the last arc of the current chapter. But don't worry; there won't just be another hiatus when the chapter ends in like two weeks. I promise. Maybe a Rain Delay, but only to dial it back after the dark stuff. ^^;

Other than that, I hope you'll look forward to all the ups and downs to come. See you Wednesday, Rain Beaus!
If you've been following along on my Patreon, you're probably aware I've been hyping up Moonlight Wanderers for a while now.
https://goo.gl/j84qQC

If you're not, I did finally name drop it this past September.
https://goo.gl/Q6gDJ7

I've since used a DA journal meme to informally introduce the main character a little while back too (though that'd only be at DeviantArt, so I'm sure some interested parties may have missed it).
https://goo.gl/PvgsqK

But we still haven't really seen or heard much of anything else. I figure with the release of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon today (which I sadly probably won't be able to pick up any time soon), this is as fitting a day as any to finally start talking about my upcoming project, Moonlight Wanderers, a Pokemon Moon Nuzlocke comic.

If you're not familiar with the concept of a Nuzlocke, Pokemon games are generally considered to be a bit on the easy side. So a Nuzlocke is a self-imposed challenge where any time one of your creatures faints, you are to consider them dead and you can no longer use them. It leads to great emotional attachment and can sometimes be very intense, as every choice you make matters so much more. And a Nuzlocke comic is a fairly common trend where people basically write about their experience with the challenge.

Now, I've already long since done the run the comic will be based on, logging notes of Pokemon catches/names/partings, as well as some details of more significant battles, and any other information I thought might be important. That said, the comic will NOT be a retelling of the game's story (my notes are purposely vague to promote creativity). In fact, despite using the characters from the game as well the structure of the Island Challenge, the overall story will be going in a very different direction. The story will probably be considerably darker than my work with Rain (seeing as it will deal with themes of life and death), but also might be funnier/quirkier to offset this. Take that however you will.

***

If you are familiar with the Sun and Moon games, you probably recognize some of these characters in the accompanying image. And if you're not familiar, don't worry if you can't keep track of the names right now. But to go into specifics with the accompanying image:

First box:
Hau with Fire Cat (his Litten) and Waffle (his shiny Pichu).

Second box:
Lillie with Nebby (the Cosmog) and an unnamed(?) Eevee.

Third box:
Maya with Tsukiko (her Popplio) and Cerise (her Fomantis)

Fourth box:
Midori with Herbert (her Bulbasaur) and Nibbles (her Trapinch)

Fifth box:
Gladion with Null (Type:Null) and Fang (his Zubat)

Hau, Lillie, and Gladion are from the games, though their designs are slightly different and they're all aged up to late teens for the sake of the story. And while the basics of their personalities are more or less intact, do expect new developments and depth not seen in the game. The same will be the case for most other major NPCs too. These are just the main ones who would appear most often in Moonlight Wanderers.

Maya in the center is the protagonist, based off my trainer character. You've been seeing her as my avatar for a while. Don't forget you can read more about her here - https://goo.gl/PvgsqK

Midori in the fourth box is the other original character, and plays the role of Maya's rival (since Sun and Moon were a little weird about defining the rival and people like to argue over who it actually was, I just made my own).

I'll touch on all these characters in more detail at a later date, but because I know people will ask: yes, you CAN expect many established characters may potentially (dare I say, very likely) get the patented Little Lynn treatment and be queer and/or trans to some capacity in this comic (because that's just what I do). It wouldn't be a focal theme of the story like it is in Rain or anything; they just would BE what they are. ^_^

And as for the Pokemon, I thought it'd be a nice touch to include each of the main characters' two main ones here (as the story isn't just about the people, after all). Yes, there'll be MANY more Pokemon significant to the main story. But besides not wanting to add more to an already crowded poster, I didn't want to show more for spoiler purposes. Knowing the games could tell you what certain trainers (like Hau or Gladion) might have later. But who has what and at which point could be considered spoilers for a story like this (especially with Maya and Midori). So I wanted to keep it to two major front runners for everyone. In the average supplemental art piece, these are likely going to be the Pokemon you'll see most often alongside these trainers. <strike>That doesn't necessarily mean plot armor though.</strike>

And because I'll certainly be asked, yes, someone will have Rowlet. Like in Sun and Moon, I've decided the owner of the third starter will be kept a secret for now. But no, it's not who you probably think. ;P

***

The current plan for Moonlight Wanderers is for it to begin sometime in early 2018, and have it post alongside Rain. In other words, one should not affect the other. MW will have longer, more detailed pages, but will probably only go up once a week. While I haven't decided on the day yet, it won't be any of the Rain post days.

And while I would love for everyone to read and enjoy both Rain and MW, I understand and respect that there's a chance that many won't be interested in one comic or the other. As long as you can put up with me periodically using Rain's platform to hype MW for now, when the actual comic starts, they will be separated. DA will have separate folders. SmackJeeves and Comic Fury will have new comic pages setup. It'll have it's own Facebook page, independently of the Rain page.

Questions are very welcome, but be mindful that there's probably a lot I can't answer just yet.

Take care for now, everyone. ^_^
Good news, Rain Beaus! Rain, Volume 3 just came out! (Insert Slowpoke meme here...)

Seriously though, as I mentioned a little while ago, it suddenly vanished from the Lulu store, and is finally back! Sorry it disappeared like that for so long. This whole ordeal has been extremely frustrating for me, and I hate thinking that people just weren't able to get this one when they wanted it. As my apology for the inconvenience, Volume 3 will be sold at 30% off for the rest of November. And in addition, there's a Lulu sale going on right now through tomorrow for an additional 25% off using the coupon code LULU25.

Plus, I want to say that I took this opportunity to address a few concerns. The big one being that a number of readers pointed out with this particular volume, that images and words would sometimes bleed off the page. This time, I went back using the margin setup of Volume 4 to make everything fit cleanly and nicely on the page. (Also, more minor issues like the messy page numbering, and a minor table of contents flub that I actually think only one person ever noticed anyway was fixed.) I don't necessarily expect everyone to run out and buy a second copy if they already have one, but if these were problems that you had, know that they've been fixed.

Find Volume 3 and all the books here:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/LittleLynn84
A little something I doodled for Patreon a few months back (and also what I've been using as my DeviantArt avatar for a while). I'm very hard at work building up that page buffer as much as humanly possible before Rain returns on Wednesday, November 29th, but I just had an itching feeling like I really wanted to post something today. And I figured, why not? Let's share this today.

Not much else to say for now, but I hope you like it. ^_^
Rain is returning on Wednesday, November 29th. It feels fitting, as this is the comic's seventh anniversary. From there, posts will resume three days a week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, picking up right where we left off.

I should point out, that while I would love to return from a 3+ month hiatus on an up-note, what comes next is actually going to be very heavy. It's important and I think it adds a lot, but it's going to get pretty real for a little while. The chapter itself isn't much longer from there though, so we just have to get through that. But I think it may be a hard read for some.

That said, there's a lot to look forward to. I'm finally happy with the current direction of the story and there's a lot of big things coming up, not the least of which including prom. And I hope you'll all come on back to read and enjoy the story with hopefully minimal hiatuses from this point on.

So remember. November 29th. ^_^
@different guest: @guest

Not to be contrarian, but while it's not always a doodle, I have been trying to post little updates at least every couple weeks to say "I'm alive" as you say. And while I don't want to turn this into a plug, I have been still posting art on my Patreon when I can. Not anything pertaining to Rain mind you, but art nonetheless.

As for "literally dealing with cancer better than this", perhaps you're not wrong. But I don't believe depression is something to take lightly either. That said, I am doing mostly better (though it's still kind of ongoing, I think I'm better equipped to deal with it now).

The reason then why this hiatus is still going, is that I wanted to take some extra time to work through plot issues I was having and then build up my page buffer again, without the added stress of having to pump something out (whether I think it's good or not) three times a week. I'm hoping that a longer hiatus now will mean fewer (or better yet, none) later. Plus other hiccups (like having to fix this Volume 3 problem), and of course writer's block (which would've eventually caught up to me anyway if I didn't address it now) slows things down. But even if it probably doesn't look like I'm doing anything, I want you to know I am in fact trying my best everyday.



@everyone:

I truly am sorry again that this is taking so long. Every day the comic isn't back up, I'm beating myself up over it a little more. I never wanted to be absent this long, and I'm itching to get back to posting. But I also really want to present the best work I'm capable of, so I'd rather just take the extra time to make sure that I can do that.

So thank you for putting up with me for this long already, and I hope you'll be patient with me just a little bit longer. There's still quite a bit of November left, and I still believe I can make my return before it's over. :)