Comic 662 - Character Page Update... coming soonish

27th Apr 2015, 1:59 PM in Special
Character Page Update... coming soonish
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Jocelyn 27th Apr 2015, 1:59 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
People have been saying to me for a while, "Hey, Lynn! You need to update the character bio page!" To that, I've said the same thing, "I'm working on it." And I still am. It's been taking a very long time, and for that, I am sorry. Really, I'm just trying to be thorough.

One of the more time-consuming aspects is that I'm actually going back, and redrawing certain characters who might not have appeared since before Chapter 15 (where a bit of a shift in art quality happened), so that everything is nice and consistent and neat-looking. To add to the neatness, I'm shortening the exhausting length of the piece, by putting two supporting characters to a row, instead of one per like the main cast (that'll probably make more sense if you observe the pictures). This will hopefully make it a little easier to find someone if you're trying to locate a certain character.

Also, it will finally be getting a "Fictional Characters" section, containing Pandora, and Mad GigaKaizer X, and of course, the cast of Black Wings Kaminari. I've only been meaning to include this through the last few updates.

I'm also considering print-exclusive characters, but I'm not sure if I should. I mean, Allison (from Chapter A in Volume 1) is on the current one more so because she's been mentioned several times in the online pages as well. She's significant, and it IS possible she could pop in the main story (that I'm still debating). But I'm also considering Jack and Stacey (from Chapter B in Volume 2). I don't know that I have any future plans for them, but for the sake of being thorough, I'm considering it. Input would be welcome here.

Finally, descriptions will be getting a little bit of an overhaul. The current character bio page outright lies in a couple spots to avoid spoilers (for instance, Emily is listed as straight). For the upcoming one, I plan to keep in mind that I want to avoid spoilers, but I'm picking careful wording so that it technically remains true whether you haven't read it yet, or you're caught up to the latest page. Getting the perfect wording may prove tricky, and may take some time, but I think it's important (and may help make it more interesting to read).

One other small addition, is that I'll be including birthdays now too. I've mentioned them in the past for most characters, but I want to include them because... I don't know. It's fun to share a birthday with someone, even if they are fictional.

And this is what I'm working on between pages, Volume 3, and longings to do other art once in a while. So hopefully, I can avoid more "YOU NEED TO UPDATE THE CHARACTER PAGE!!!!1!" I know. Thank you. I'm on it. I don't like naming dates, but it'll probably be out before Chapter 25 (the next chapter) ends, if I can help it.

And once it's finally done, I'll get to the FAQ too!

AND if you wanna look at the old version, you can right here:
http://rain.thecomicseries.com/characters/


[EDIT] - There's an error on Ana's birthday, that I'm only noticing now. It should read 1994. My bad.
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Nama 27th Apr 2015, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
Nama
I don't know why "Probably Straight" makes me laugh.
LQ 27th Apr 2015, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
Gavin should be 18, shouldn't he? Current in-universe date should be Feb 23, 2013 as per #625
Jocelyn 27th Apr 2015, 4:33 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@LQ

I actually left this in the bottom of the final image: "All character descriptions based on first appearance to avoid spoilers for new readers."

So yes. Technically, Gavin is 18 at the current point in canon. But at his first appearance in the story, he's still 17. ^_^
LQ 27th Apr 2015, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Aha! I thought that might be the case, just wanted to make sure.
j-eagle12212012 27th Apr 2015, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
I like the format and the addition of birthdays. I wish you the best of luck on the spoiler free wording, I can see it being tricky for some charecters.
Amber 28th Apr 2015, 2:24 AM edit delete reply
How is Ana a year older than Rain, yet born 3 years later?
Jocelyn 28th Apr 2015, 2:50 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Amber

Actually, I noticed a bit later, but that's a mistake. Even the month and day aren't even right. What happened is Chanel's birthday was entered into Ana's space for some reason. It's super embarrassing that that was an image I showed off to the public, but god knows how long it'd have gone unnoticed if I didn't. ^^;

Ana's REAL birthday is November 17, 1994. XD
Em 29th Apr 2015, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Love your comic! Found it, and stayed up all night reading. I was wondering, I understand that you don't want spoilers, but have you considered putting "Assumed Straight" for those characters that haven't outright said they were straight? It just feels like if somebody doesn't explicitly mention their sexuality, the default setting shouldn't just be straight. Hope that didn't come across snarky or anything! It's just something that's always bothered me in "real" life - having straightness considered the norm or default.
Syrup 30th Apr 2015, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
vincent is hot
Nonny 17th Jun 2015, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
With a last name like Rubina, does Anastacia have some sort of Eastern European background?
Clara 6th Aug 2015, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
how tall are these characters, the drawings make most of them look at least 6 feet
Jocelyn 6th Aug 2015, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Clara

Actually, most of them are quite short (I'm just really bad at drawing proportions). I haven't worked out exact heights for everyone, but I think the only major characters over six feet tall would be Jessica and Chase.
Clara 15th Aug 2015, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
don't forget the most important character of all. that really tall guy who was chanels lab partner
emerald kitten-tail 25th Oct 2015, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
Why do i get a feeling that the principle is rains father?
SilentNight 27th Mar 2016, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
Why is Ana's birthday 1998? That would put her as old as Chanel.
LGBT_Izzy 30th Mar 2017, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
LGBT_Izzy
Hey, Ana's birthday is seriously a few days after mine XD She is still older than me, since I was born in the 2000s (not stating the exact year)
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