Comic 823 - Late for School

19th Apr 2016, 7:13 AM in Special
Late for School
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 19th Apr 2016, 7:13 AM edit delete
Writer's block happened while trying to write last night, so I decided to draw. But even my art wasn't working for me. I originally started out wanting to do some Magnolia fanart from Bravely Second. I was having so much trouble with her design for some reason though, so I decided to draw one of the characters from my own story, Shangri-La. Even that wasn't working out for me though.

I almost gave up altogether, but then I saw a picture of a seifuku (the sailor-looking Japanese school uniform) in my Facebook feed and thought how I'd always wanted to draw Rain wearing one. This was where something finally worked out for me.

It's funny. Very early in my comic posting days, I got some criticism for being a "weeaboo" because I had the characters go to a school with uniforms (of all things). Now, I can't deny that I'm more than a little bit weeby, but that thought never crossed my mind. After all, school uniforms exist in real life; not JUST in Japan or in anime. XD

But this popped into my head again when I decided to draw Rain like this, so I went the extra mile to add some anime tropes like having her run to school through the cherry blossoms with a piece of toast hanging out of her mouth. I'm sure I could've taken it further, but my mind started drawing blanks. I did however add little touches for her character with a Kaminari ornament hanging from her bag, the Puddle hairpin, and of course, the trans pride-colored seifuku.

Not much else to say. This is an unusual thing for me to draw, but I kinda dig it. I hope you do too. ^_^
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RyuJenn 19th Apr 2016, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
breaddd 19th Apr 2016, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
Eeeeh good stuff :D
Reimi 19th Apr 2016, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
Very Nice!
Loony 19th Apr 2016, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
Wooow it looks really cool ^^ I love the way you drew her clothes!
Rache 19th Apr 2016, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
Oh yeah it's summer uniform time.
Sobi 19th Apr 2016, 2:47 PM edit delete reply
Very nice. so is this a cliche' in anime?
Chris the Blue 19th Apr 2016, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
Chris the Blue
The 'bread in mouth' cliché never fails to crack me up!
This is awesome.
j-eagle12212012 19th Apr 2016, 4:52 PM edit delete reply
Super cute ^_^
Nef 19th Apr 2016, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
I was late to work this morning, but I didn't look like that :)
Saya<3 19th Apr 2016, 9:10 PM edit delete reply
I Love It!! :D And I love your reasoning behind the 'extra mile' ;) everything is too much cute! *dies of cute overload*
CaiteNeko 19th Apr 2016, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
I'm a total, weeb, don't worry, you aren't nearly as bad as me.
Lemonado Girl 20th Apr 2016, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
I quoted Itachi Uchiha for my senior quote, you're fine.
Chase 20th Apr 2016, 1:28 AM edit delete reply
I am The Walrus 20th Apr 2016, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
My god Rain is adorable!
Niceguy Eddie 20th Apr 2016, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn - Please check your e-mail and/or FB messages. :)
Mina 20th Apr 2016, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
Emily would like this cosplay! XD

So, is Rain classified as yuri, now? :p
Ari 20th Apr 2016, 6:07 PM edit delete reply
I like how you used Trans flag colors for her outfit
Anon Prime 21st Apr 2016, 4:07 AM edit delete reply
I loved your comic months before I realized I was a girl. I've known less than a week, but it feels RIGHT in a way that scares me. Thank you for making this beautiful comic.

I don't have much of a point to make here, but thank you.
Marlee-The-Creator 21st Apr 2016, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
Rain is late for school
Damocles Sword 22nd Apr 2016, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
Senpai...has noticed you.
KingNolad 22nd Apr 2016, 9:14 AM edit delete reply
Animu Rain best Rain, :3
Guest Guy 22nd Apr 2016, 5:52 PM edit delete reply
*onomatopoeia for the sound of a brain breaking*
Sarah 23rd Apr 2016, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
Unless you live under a rock, you're probably aware that Donald Trump is running for President, and that it's looking scarily likely that he'll win. This would be a disaster not just for America and Mexico, but for the whole world, because the man spews hatred and ignorance with every word he speaks, and putting him in charge of a whole country would send a signal to everyone who thinks like him that talking like he does is okay. I know this is a webcomic, not a political debate, but it's a very open and progressive webcomic, and I'm hoping for a little support from you Rain Beaus. is an online activism website with members in 194 countries. They're trying to get people to sign an open letter to Donald Trump, one that rejects his hatred and anger. When the letter hits two million supporters, it's going to run as a full page ad in newspapers around the world. We're just 40,000 away at this point. If you want to help us protest Mr. Trump's hate-mongering, please consider signing it and spreading the word. Here's the link.
Megadaman 18th Jul 2016, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
While I wholeheartedly agree that Trump is a massive prick, do you really think a letter will do anything? He knows he's hated by liberals, his fanbase knows. He thrives on attention. He'd probably print the letter out and rip it up in front of a roaring crowd.
ya gorl 20th Mar 2020, 1:30 AM edit delete reply
now just run head first into emily its perfect!
no 12th Nov 2020, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee its adorable <3
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