Comic 1267 - Just a Zelda

8th May 2020, 6:18 PM in Quarantine Hiatus 2020
Just a Zelda
Average Rating: 4.9 (10 votes)
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Jocelyn 8th May 2020, 6:18 PM edit delete
I actually drew this at the beginning of the year. It was basically in preparation for the next Nintendo Direct - which I'd assumed at the time was coming much sooner, that it would not be a Mini, that it would feature some kind of info on the sequel to Breath of the Wild, and also that world events would not make the eventual information and release of this and many other games increasingly nebulous.

As you can see, I called nothing. ^^;

But yeah, my plan was to post this when said Direct was announced as a prediction they'd talk about it. But then they sprung the Mini Direct without warning (and didn't talk about this game), and I was left with no idea when to post this. With rumors that it could be as late as the end of Summer before another Direct happens, I guess I'm just gonna dial back on the predictions and cleverly timed posts here.

I don't know when that Breath of the Wild sequel is happening or even getting more news. If it takes a while, so be it. But I still have this Zelda drawing I've been sitting on for like four months now and I just don't feel like holding it back anymore. Especially since I'm not posting anything else these days, it might be time to dig up some things I never got around to posting. So, there's no timing and no attempts to call anything here. It's just... Zelda. XD


Anyway, this was really fun to draw, because as much as I think BotW Zelda is my favorite iteration of the character, I've just never drawn her before (drew a lady Link once, but not this Zelda). Got really experimental with light and shadows for once too. It's probably not great, but I'm pretty proud of it.

Not too much else to say unless I start unloading about what I want to see in that sequel. I don't know if anyone wants to hear more rambling out of me now, though. Either way, you can probably guess what one of my hopes for the game is from this pic. ;)

And, I hope you like it~!
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AwesomeChan15 8th May 2020, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
What about Fallout New Vegas?
Ya gorl 10th May 2020, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
I LOVE that game
bgb16999 8th May 2020, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
I still haven't gotten to play BotW. I'll probably get to it eventually. Maybe.
Willow13 10th May 2020, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
I would get it and splatoon but all my money is savings
LesbianKitten 12th May 2020, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
I just got it, and it was WAY better than I thought it was. I wasnt even planning on playing it, but when my sister got it I was just like "wtf, I dont have anything better to do", and... the world is massive, it constantly amazes me it can be contained on this tiny little card. I would definitely recommend it.
Willow13 9th May 2020, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
Looks cool, so does Lady Link your quite distinctive style works really well here. I hope you are doing okay =) 💚
Rea 9th May 2020, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
I'm torn between wanting to play as Zelda alone, and the ability to swap between characters so they can work together.
William Melton 9th May 2020, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
Looks very cool! Almost can imagine Rain cosplaying Zelda at some point.
Willow13 16th May 2020, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Don't you mean Hilda for Rain world :P
MavistheRainBeau 11th May 2020, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
OHHHHHH this is really pretty! I especially love the background shading and lines.
SleepIncarnate 12th May 2020, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
I so badly want to play BotW, but I can't find a Switch anywhere these days, despite finally having the money to buy one.
Yuri Bacon 13th May 2020, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
Anyone have a invite link to the Rain Discord server I've seen pop up in the comments? All the ones I've found so far are all long expired :P
Jocelyn 13th May 2020, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
@Yuri Bacon

Here you go. :)
Yuri Bacon 13th May 2020, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
Thank you~!
Remi 20th May 2020, 6:09 AM edit delete reply
That one's expired now too. Shame discord invite links don't last long; could I pls grab another?

Also just wanted to say that I first found Rain last year when I was stuck with my rather unpleasant family, and it brought me a desperately needed sense of validation and hope. It's probably the best trans media of any kind I've ever seen; something my lonely questioning self really needed to see. Thank you :)
Jocelyn 20th May 2020, 3:46 PM edit delete reply

Try this one! :D
Remi 20th May 2020, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
Syter6 23rd May 2020, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
I hate to be _that_ guy, but can you please post one more...?
Jocelyn 23rd May 2020, 10:19 PM edit delete reply

No worries! Got you covered! ^_^
Syter6 24th May 2020, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
Awesome, thanks!
Willow13 15th May 2020, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
@Jocelyn In the Cast List it mentions that Brother Arthur is ace but despite several archive binges I cannot find a page that mentions that. I was wandering if it is mentioned and I've missed it, mentioned in one of the books or not mentioned and just in the cast list.
Thanks again for this amazing comic it is a light in the dark cave of trying to work out my gender =/ .
bgb16999 16th May 2020, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
Hi Willow13,
As far as I can recall, the online comic hasn't given any indication that Brother Arthur is asexual. He sort of hints that he might be aromantic in his conversation with Rudy during "Sunny," but his words are far from an explicit confirmation. (The cast page doesn't say he's aro, but IIRC Jocelyn made a comment on DeviantArt that he is.)
Jocelyn 17th May 2020, 7:19 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, it's never specifically stated in the story. It's always been planned as part of his character, but I basically never came up with a reasonable way to have it mentioned. But yes, to confirm, Brother Arthur is ace aro.

And there's still time for things to get brought up. Anything can happen. :)
Willow13 17th May 2020, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
MavistheRainBeau 17th May 2020, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
In addition, I believe multiple forms of Christianity require priests and higher-ups to take vows of chastity (completely irrelevant to aro/ace), and I think I can safely assume that this school is strict enough that whatever denomination it originates from would require it. Now I'm curious if Brother Arthur is in a high enough position in the church to where he had to take a vow of chastity.
Jocelyn 18th May 2020, 5:20 AM edit delete reply

He would have taken a vow of celibacy, yes, but that's really independent of him being asexual. Being ace and abstaining from sex for your faith are two very different things. You can celibate without being asexual, and you can be asexual and still have sex. The two actually have nothing to do with each other.
Willow13 17th May 2020, 6:46 PM edit delete reply

I have been thinking and I want to write a fanfic on this. (It would be a fancomic but I cannot draw anywhere near as well as you)
It would be either a gender swapped version, a magical version or just a more novelic version.

Would that be okay with you?
I have huge respect for you and I know your work is copyright so I wanted to ask.
Jocelyn 18th May 2020, 11:06 PM edit delete reply

Like a Rain fanfic? Yeah, I'm open to it. :)
Willow13 19th May 2020, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Thanks (=
*Urge to write fanfics intensifies*
Willow13 19th May 2020, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
In all honesty the list of fanfics I want to write is quite extensive. I'm currently working on an AU Yu-gi-oh fic and when I get that fleshe out I'll start on a rain one
Kiki 18th May 2020, 2:10 PM edit delete reply
I'm a trans girl too, and I'm still sort of in the first stages of my transition. What kind of falsies did Rain have/has (like in the first real chapter)? I've been trying to look for something similar but I can only find really expensive things that I'm not sure are even relevant to me.
Jocelyn 18th May 2020, 11:04 PM edit delete reply

I know what you're talking about with the super expensive falsies one might see online, because back in my early stages, I remember being very discouraged by that too. The good news is there's a much simpler, much cheaper option! I ended up getting mine (aka, the ones that inspired what Rain has) at my local Walmart right in the bra section for like $13. They're just simple soft foam pads you slip into a bra that add to the bust and feel comfortable and mostly unobtrusive. You can wash them or replace them if need be and all is good.

They might also have adhesive silicone padding available, which probably costs a little more but should still be under $20. I personally preferred the foam ones in general (more comfortable to wear for long sessions, easier to work with), but the adhesive ones probably looked a bit better.

I can't name brands or anything, unfortunately. I know I had to replace mine a couple time over they years, but they always seemed to be in different boxes when I'd get them again (and it's been a while since I've even needed them). But the different brands always worked the same, so whatever they have should work. :)

Anyway, this was long-winded, but I hope it helps. If you have any further questions, I'm always happy to help if I can. ^_^
Kiki 19th May 2020, 10:08 PM edit delete reply

Thank you so much for replying! I'm sorry if it's too much to ask, but even if you don't know the exact brand names, do you know the general type of name I should be searching for? I don't know if searching for "falsies" would turn up the results I want, so maybe there is a more technical term for what they are?

I'm sorry if that's a stupid question. Thanks a ton for responding and the detailed message.
Jocelyn 20th May 2020, 3:41 PM edit delete reply

Not a stupid question at all. :)

I believe the more technical term would be "bra inserts" or "breast forms" or something along those lines. Falsies are more of an informal term that just sounds more fun, so I default to saying that. XD
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