Comic 1300 - What've You Read?

21st Oct 2020, 8:37 AM in Ch. 40 - It's Okay to Cry
What've You Read?
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Jocelyn 21st Oct 2020, 8:37 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
Let's distract again!

Rain asks for Emily's opinion on the other things she's read, and I thought it might be a fun to have her just go through her thoughts on various titles quickly. The Birth of the Lilim stuff from a few pages ago may yet prove somewhat relevant going forward, but these pages today are mostly just me having fun with meta. Once again, all the manga in this chapter are all retired story ideas I've had in the past.

Halloween Princess Pandora was basically conceptualized with Rain in mind. I think I meant to do more with it over the course of the story (like Black Wings Kaminari), but it did mostly get relegated to Maria's costume in the Halloween chapter, and a couple throwaway lines here and there. No hard feelings if you'd forgotten about it like Emily did. But that's why it was kinda nice to bring it up again here.

Starstruck was a brief, barely lifted off the ground idea for a shounen-esque sci-fi story. I don't even recall if I ever talked about it publicly. A lot of the inspiration was just me wanting to go off the wall and write something I wouldn't normally. While I enjoy reading/watching/playing sci-fi, I never really had a mind for creating it. And I'm not really about overly fanservicey characters either. I just thought it might be fun to try working with that stuff once. In hindsight, it's one I'm not surprised I didn't stick with, but also for that reason, it's very memorable to me.

And Prodigal Hearts is honestly an old favorite. It was already mostly retired as a story by the time I started posting my art online, but much like I've talked about with Lilith, I have sketchbooks full of these characters. It's been on my mind a lot again this year too. It was a story revolving around teachers at a magic school. And considering how betrayed a lot of us feel by a certain magic school series author who ended being a terrible human being, maybe it'd be worth it for me to consider revisiting this in some way (if I can).

Anyway, these two pages were a lot of fun for me. But they are mostly filler, and discussing abandoned old stories I don't expect most readers to know a lot - if anything - about. So, I'm not sure if it's as fun for you as it is for me. Feel free to let me know if these pages land or not. XD


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Comments:

Anastasia 21st Oct 2020, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
"HRT is way too slow"

GIRL I FEEL THAT.
j-eagle12212012 21st Oct 2020, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
A year and a half in myself
Can confirm
Alexis 21st Oct 2020, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
Ah, Rag Domi... I caught up. Thank you so much for this amazing comic! It's so engaging; I only started it a few days ago lol.

Thank you for making this comic; it's really helped me learn about myself (I'm MTF). I hope that I can start HRT soon!
Gabi 21st Oct 2020, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
I like learning more about your other stories, and watching Rain and Emily have fun together. :)
Lily 21st Oct 2020, 2:07 PM edit delete reply
Rain, girl, you are so relatable...
Seriously though, this chapter has been really good so far!
bgb16999 21st Oct 2020, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Happy 1300 pages (on CF, I know the pagecount is different on DeviantArt).

Anyhow, you can now vote in Part 8 of the Rain Favorite Character Tournament! You can vote for as many characters as you want, and the top three will advance to the next round!
Shoto 21st Oct 2020, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Who is Simone Kurz again???
Jocelyn 21st Oct 2020, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Shoto

Simone Kurz is Gavin's mom.
Phrown 22nd Oct 2020, 5:59 AM edit delete reply
Jessica currently has a major lead with 50% of the vote. That’s how you know the page is working.
arkathenia 21st Oct 2020, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
omg blushy Rain is <3
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