Comic 695 - Rain Delay 19

8th Jul 2015, 1:03 AM in Rain Delay
Rain Delay 19
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Jocelyn 8th Jul 2015, 1:03 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
Rain Delay: goofy little gag comics to keep you entertained while I work on the legit stuff. Actually, I haven't done any Delays in almost a year. That's weird. Well, today and for the next few updates, that'll be changing. Chapter 26 begins next Wednesday, July 15th. ^_^

Characters cut from the dream
If I had more time and wanted to really drag things out, I probably would've added a lot more characters to the dream chapter. Possibly, every single character Rain could plausibly know (which incidentally would exclude several characters in the above strip). Although the title implies they were "cut", only three of the above were actually considered. The rest, I just made up for the sake of some quick gags. I'll go through them all, because I'm sure a lot of people forgot a lot of them.

Simone
Gavin's mom is just the epitome of a doting mother. No matter what reality she's in, she'll always be a thorn in Gavin's side because she cares just a little too much (to our amusement).

Brett
Brett's one of those characters I introduced into the story, meaning to do more with him. Besides being tall and taciturn, we don't know much about him... and yet it seems he's a pretty well liked character. I decided to include him to let his fans know I haven't forgotten him. But Rain has never actually met him as far as we've seen, so he wouldn't fit too well in the dream.

Colin
Colin was actually scripted to be one of the random mooks in the bandit hideout. But he did give Rain convention tickets, so I don't think Rain would villainize him all that much. I believe he was replaced with Chase, who makes more sense. I didn't actually go back and count how many pages he's physically been seen on, but his role has been very, very small, he was not a liked character, and I don't have much else for him to do. This MIGHT actually be the last time we see him (unless I surprise even myself someday).

Aidyn and Madison
Does ANYONE remember them? Aidyn's appeared on three or four pages in the whole comic, and Madison on just one more. Neither have been seen since Chapter 6. I really wanted to do more with them, but never really had a place for them. Who knows? Maybe their time will come soon. XD

Norman
"Darklord Norman" was actually coined by a reader a long time back during some miscellaneous scene with Maria and Rudy's homophobic father being who he is. The title always amused me, so even if it's just for a Delay, I'm excited to actually use this.

Emily
This was only very briefly considered. I can't remember if I've ever said this, but in the original fantasy version of the story, Emily was the true villain of the story. None of this "Rain's crush" or "metaphorical sister" stuff. Just straight-up evil (and intially, she was considered to stay that way for the current version). I sorta wanted to do the throwback and make her the villain of the dream just because of her old role, but it made no sense contextually, and no one would've gotten the reference but me seeing as the fantasy version of the story never made it to paper. However, I DID use her old design here (and a modified version of it for Kellen's costume in the dream).

Ivan
Ana's plushie octopus given to her by Gavin on Valentine's Day. While not technically a character or even sentient, it probably could've fit in place of Puddle. But you know, monsters with tentacles are... my comic's only PG-13!

Allison
This reference may be lost on those that didn't read the exclusive bonus chapter in Volume 1. Allison has been mentioned a couple times throughout the main story, but apart from a quick flashback, she's never been seen outside of that one chapter. Being an important part of Rain's past, I did very strongly consider including her. She just didn't fit in with the narrative though. Maybe you'll get your chance someday, Allison. Maybe not.


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Comments:

Nightsky 8th Jul 2015, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
Nightsky
I honestly expected Emily to appear as the missing kid's mother. Brava on the other twist instead! (Even if it DOES make me want to murder Kellen and frame their dad for it.)
Mina 8th Jul 2015, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Me too! For Emily's role, I mean. I wouldn't murder Kellen, I could scream at her, but nothing more. XD
j-eagle12212012 8th Jul 2015, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
Ivan could have worked if he was a Kaiju (a non sexual giant octopus monster)

Also Rain Delays are back /)^3^(\
TheFTM 8th Jul 2015, 1:47 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
I love the fact that you get the hentia joke that she included. I didn't know about Kaijus so, thanks for the info. =]
Also how do you get a picture when you comment?
j-eagle12212012 8th Jul 2015, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
1) I know not this hentai of which you speak XD
2) you are welcome
3) you need to go to your comicfury profile and add an image as your avatar, the size restrictions are 125x125 so you may have to modify a picture to fit.
TheFTM 9th Jul 2015, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
Thanks. I'll try and do that. Question: Do you have to sign up for a comicfury profile? 'Cause right now I've just been hitting either the add a comment button or the reply button.
Long-Time Lurker 8th Jul 2015, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
Nooooooo... I was so looking forward to seeing what would happen next with Fara and the situation with Rain! Now I have to wait until the 15th??? :( *sigh*

Oh well. I can't be too disappointed; Rain delays are fun to read too. :)
Mina 8th Jul 2015, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
I... Don't think Norman saw the criminal cuteness of this couple. Even a Darklord couldn't resist a MarNel scene! ^^
Lemonado Boy 8th Jul 2015, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
Are you so sure on that? I don't think even the ultimate cuteness could sway someone so deep set in their ways that they believe gay people can't use tools (this was covered way earlier iirc?).
Mina 8th Jul 2015, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
Probably not, actually. But they are so cute together, I wanted to say it. ~

However, homophobic people are often misinformed. I think most have never seen an actual same-sex couple. Maybe Norman is totally homophobic, unable to think otherwise, but if he saw his daughter and Chanel, he could accept this relation. Who knows? I want to think there's hope.
TheFTM 9th Jul 2015, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
I think if Norman saw MarNel he would try to break them up quickly. Although, did Rudy ever have a boyfriend? I can't remember.
Jocelyn 9th Jul 2015, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@TheFTM

Nope. Much to his dismay, Rudy's never had a boyfriend. The only person he's ever dated was Rain. I can't remember if that's ever been clearly established, but it's kind of indirectly mentioned here:
http://rain.thecomicseries.com/comics/208/
TheFTM 9th Jul 2015, 6:19 PM edit delete reply
Thanks, Jocelyn. It's helpful to be reminded once in a while without having to go through and re-read the whole series. Maybe Rudy will get a boyfriend in the future. =]
Laurie_A 9th Jul 2015, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
I love Rain Delays! I'm glad Jocelyn gives us something to read while she takes time to take care of personal matters. It's good to know Jocelyn loves us Rain Beaus! :D
Guest 9th Jul 2015, 5:36 PM edit delete reply
Got to feel bad for Mr. Broom, the poor guy doesn't even get a Rain delay. I mean, that guy totally "rocks".
j-eagle12212012 11th Jul 2015, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
He got a rain delay... rain delay 12 (if broom guy is the janitor)
Guest 11th Jul 2015, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
Nope, he's the geography teacher.
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