Comic 632 - A Thing

25th Jan 2015, 7:45 PM in Ch. 24: Of Cons and Kisses
A Thing
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
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Jocelyn 25th Jan 2015, 7:45 PM edit delete
Today's page features a cameo from one, Corey Lindsey, from one of my earliest stories: a sci-fi called Black Magic. This, like most of my other older works, never really saw the light of day. However, longtime followers of my DA page probably remember this character from my OCSC (Original Character Swimsuit Contest) days. She was very popular, and - I feel - a good fit for someone who would write and sell girl-love comics.

In addition, we get a shrunk down version of the abandoned other cover I mentioned in the blurb of the previous page. I hated the way it came out so much though, so that's probably as closely as I'll ever show it (it almost looks nice when you can't make out details). However, I will say that it features Ursula and Ellette from Shangri-La. Excitingly, unlike most other story cameos thus far, Shangri-La partially exists to the public in the form of a playable game demo. Those two characters don't do any making out in the demo, but it is potentially canon via player choices in the full version whenever I get back around to that.

Emily may not know those characters herself (or apparently how to read manga), but something about this one must've struck a cord with her because she totally just bought a copy. O_O (And again, since she's under 18, this is not hentai. It's just a little love story.)

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Nama 25th Jan 2015, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
She's done it now.
j-eagle12212012 25th Jan 2015, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
I love Emily's response to Kellens blatent misgendering of Rain
j-eagle12212012 26th Jan 2015, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
I am in for the worst of the blizzard of 2015, set to receive 2 feet or more of snow. Stay safe everyone. If you don't see me post anything for a few days it means I lost power and it may be awhile
tmes2000 26th Jan 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
See this is why i love being a boy scout, the weather literally does not affect me anymore. I can honestly say I've slept in a tent above 3 feet of snow while its still snowing. I've spent an entire weekend hiking through a hurricane that people who fought in vietnam described as vietnam *no joke, was very funny at time though XD* I've been through alot of crazy shit in the boy scouts
Rae 25th Jan 2015, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
While I can understand Emily being annoyed with Kellen for calling Rain Ryan, I think she's being a bit too cold. You have to remember that it takes people time to get used to the change of name. They might use the wrong name without realizing it. I know my friends did.
Kyla 25th Jan 2015, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
It's not like he sister is using the wrong name by mistake, She's purposely doing it. That's why Emily gets upset.
kyla 27th Jan 2015, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
that should have been "her" sister, Dumb phone . ='(
Jocelyn 25th Jan 2015, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
It's also that Kellen's screwing up the name and pronouns in public. It's one thing to slip up in her apartment. But to use her old name or the wrong pronoun in a crowded public place? Emily's probably being as nice as she can given the circumstances.
Zi 13th Sep 2015, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
This reminds me of a story.

I found someone who I suspected to be another trans girl at work, and it turned out she was a roommate of another friend of mine. One time, we all hung out, with me tagging along in a less familiar group. Occasionally, one of them would misgender her. I would act confused, as I legitimately would be if I hadn't suspected she might be trans, hopefully to help them realize their faux pas. They had known her pre-transition, so it was likely an old habit, but I really hope I helped them over it, and I hope she was silently grateful...
Guest 26th Jan 2015, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
emily also might genuinely have been confused in that moment. like, when people misgender my friends, sometimes it takes me a second to realize who they're talking about
Cant settle on a username 25th Jan 2015, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
while I don't like how she still calls Rain Ryan at least she has the right ship
Noelle 26th Jan 2015, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Nooo, the right ship is the one that sets sail :3 Right now, I'm kinda hoping for those two to be really awesomely close friends, because that's what Emily needs. She has a wee bairn on the way, I think dating probably isn't a huge concern of hers right now.
Lilith 26th Jan 2015, 2:46 AM edit delete reply
The next button is not working...wait...wait ... Huh, I guess I'm caught up. Cool. It threw me off cause I thought we were in 2016 now. I have memory problems by the way, the upside of which is I can re-read/watch my favorite stories without end. The downside is, I've been so full of excitement to read Rain lately, but I can never remember what just happened in the story. Just letting ya'll know if I seem to act strange on here.

As for the RainXEmily ship, the RudyXRain is still to recent for me. It might be a while before I resurface from this sunken ship.
Canadian Guy 26th Jan 2015, 6:22 AM edit delete reply
Ok i swear I know you.
Kitsune Chan 26th Jan 2015, 1:29 PM edit delete reply
No just no, The RudyxRain relationship was just horrible and destined to sink hard and fast. There was so much wrong with that relationship from the beginning, Yes I hated that relationship from the start, I hated it more then I should have but I am speaking for the fact that if a gay boy dates a transgender girl, they will always end in sadness and tragedy, it is very similar to when a straight girl dates a transgender girl because they think it will be dating a boy but then they really find out that they are truly dating another girl, it ends with such harsh sadness and heartbreak.

How can you call RudexRain even really a ship though, like every person I introduced to this webcomic hated the idea of those 2 together and when they hit the part that Rudy and Rain started dating they started raging so hard.
Jocelyn 26th Jan 2015, 2:29 PM edit delete reply
Not everyone hated RuIn. In fact, there's actually an official fan club. It's only got a small following to be fair, and went practically defunct after they broke up, but it exists.

Interestingly, no other ship has gotten a fan club like that (at least, as far as I've seen). Even really popular ones like MarNel or Rainily or KyVin. Not saying that that means anything, but it's just very interesting to me. ^_^
Lilith 26th Jan 2015, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Honestly, Kitsune, I mostly agree with you. Which I why I never considered it an option beforehand. But then I saw how Rudy was handling it, and I felt a glimmer of hope. As it turned out though, it just wasn't right for Rain. While it was a glorious ship from the outside, it was in ruins on the inside.
Canadian Guy 26th Jan 2015, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
See the time is not right for them...... And it wold be Rain's fist girlfriend. Thats never last long or ends good, first love sucks.
.............God it still hurts
Vanya 26th Jan 2015, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
Emily is so cute when shy...
Kitsune Chan 26th Jan 2015, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
I smell blood about to be spilled all over the floor, also, I really want the RainxEmily to happen soon, I love that ship.

Also I would count it as a slip if it wasn't for the fact that Karren isn't even trying to understand or even accept, she won't even use the proper pronouns for Rain so it isn't a slip up at all.
Blueberry Chocolate 26th Jan 2015, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
Plz plz put in Rain x Emily. My fave ship in Rain comics.
Gray 26th Jan 2015, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
Um woops so I've been binge-reading this for the past couple of days and I"m shocked now that I've caught up.
On the other hand it gives me a chance to thank the author for writing such a wonderful comic! So, thanks!
Kamikazi 26th Jan 2015, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Just played the demo of Shangri-La. It was really fun :D I love the characters and the story.
This page is pretty awesome too ^_^
Amanda 27th Jan 2015, 6:31 AM edit delete reply
Two things... maybe three.

1. Copyright still reads 2014. That's like, so last year Jocelyn ;-)

2. Last two panels, a lot of movement, not sure how Emily got from one side to the other so fast, unless there was some pirouette on the convention floor. Story flow works better with the switch though. I just like to imagine some spontaneous dancing a la that Buffy episode, "Once More With Feeling".

3. Emily's scowl in the last panel. Excellent! Looks like she really does NOT like Kellen's treatment of Rain, maybe even just Kellen in general.

Jocelyn 27th Jan 2015, 2:19 PM edit delete reply

1. Bah. I'll get the hang of this new year thing eventually. I'm sure you'll see me noting it as 2015 soon. Probably, you know, when it's 2016. XD

2. In my mind, I see it like this: Kellen is standing to the side of (and a little behind) Emily when she purchases the fancomic. In the second to last panel, we see Emily walking away from the table, with Kellen still standing there. In the final panel, rather than the characters moving, I imagine the camera just moving from Emily's side to her front. Kellen turns and starts walking with her to continue her prying, placing her on Emily's right. This is how I visualize it, but it does make sense that that wouldn't necessarily clear. It'd probably help if I could draw backgrounds to save my life. ^_^;

3. Emily probably doesn't like Kellen much in general. And she's surely a master scowler. We've seen her in action before when she was still playing the popular girl persona. XD
jackrich 1st Aug 2015, 1:53 PM edit delete reply
That grievous...Errrrgh! I frickin knew it! I knew kellen would jump them... aaaaaa!
Xalofar 25th Jun 2021, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Oh Kellen… if you knew about the father xD
Waffle 9th Aug 2022, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
Wait, does Kellen legitimately expect Emily to be actively planning marriage? To a different man (or other "dad", but this *is* Kellen) than the father of the child she has not yet given birth to? How does she think high-school relationships work?
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