Comic 984 - All the things I do

29th Aug 2017, 4:02 PM in Special
All the things I do
Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)
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Jocelyn 29th Aug 2017, 4:02 PM edit delete
Yesterday I spent a rather absurd amount of time reorganizing my DeviantArt gallery. This might not matter to a lot of you here, but if you were interested to see a lot of my non-Rain work, that'd usually be where to do it. To be honest, it still kinda looks like a mess. But I guess that's to be expected when you've got well over 2,000 submissions (more than half of which, being the comic, or at least related to it). Still, it's nicer now than it was, with updates to the sub-gallery folder covers, and I now have one sub-gallery for Older Stuff, so that pre-Rain art can be found without having to sift through seven years of comic pages. XD

As an update to my gallery cleanup yesterday, today I changed some gallery covers again to something nicer, and added a few for stories that didn't previously have their own galleries. I've also included a placeholder for my second comic (just a little "MW" for now, as I haven't formally announced it yet). I'll probably start setting up another comic here on Comic Fury for that too pretty soon. ;P

Again, probably none of that matters to you if you're not following me on DeviantArt, but it did mean some new art. And it feels good to see all the gallery covers lined up like this, so I wanted to share.

It also feels good to flex out and work with stories and characters I haven't been able to focus on in a long time. I'm starting to suspect at least part of my current depression is stemming from burnout with Rain. I mean, doing almost anything for nearly seven years, burnout is probably inevitable.

But please don't take that to mean I'm throwing in the towel. Rain will continue toward a proper ending as was originally planned. Drawing, writing, and generally thinking about other things for at least a little while is helping clear my head a bit though. And when I am ready to finally start the second comic to go up alongside Rain, I think that will help too. While it'll technically be more work, I believe alternating between two very different stories will help prevent either one from growing too stagnant for me.

So again, thank you for bearing with me through all this. I'm hoping to reward everyone's patience with some great content when I can finally get past this thing. ^_^
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DocMesa 29th Aug 2017, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Maybe having this sort out could help as well - a reminder of all the awesome things you've worked on in the past. :)
Icantremembermylogininfo 31st Aug 2017, 2:25 AM edit delete reply
Oh my god I remember lavender, I love that story, god how long has it been since that's been continued?
Guest 31st Aug 2017, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
At the time of your comment, Lavender had been last updated 245,947,054 seconds ago. This is equal to 7 years, 9 months, 17 days, 20 hours, 37 minutes, 34 seconds.

It will reach a quarter billion seconds old on October 15, 2017 at 10:14:06 P.M.
Jocelyn 31st Aug 2017, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
I knew people missed Lavender, but I didn't realize it was enough to count the seconds since its last update. ^^;

Would it help if I said I absolutely mean to get back to it at some point?
leaf 31st Aug 2017, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
I just read this whole webcomic in the past 2 days. I usually don't even like relationship/drama heavy stuff, but this definitely grabbed my attention. Good job! (I may or may not have stayed up late reading this a lot instead of doing homework.)
Guest 2nd Sep 2017, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
what Lavender and Magical about?
Jocelyn 2nd Sep 2017, 11:07 PM edit delete reply

Lavender is a simplistic story about two high school girls who fall in love with each other. There are nine existing chapters in prose, but it is unfinished. I'd like to get back to it at some point (hopefully sooner than later).

Magical is a "magical girl" story (although the cast does include a pair of magical boys as well). All four heroes are trans though. Currently, all that exists are four prose prologues of the main protagonists' lives before the main story sets in. This is planned to be the comic I work on once Rain is over.

Please, by all means, check them both out. ^_^
Guest 3rd Sep 2017, 2:40 PM edit delete reply
i tired reading Magical, i was reading Carmens part. and i had to stop. i got to where the boy snaps her bra and say "hes wearing a bra" it really hurts to read that. it hits me on a personal level. that and the fact i still get called by my birth name.
EpicSD 3rd Sep 2017, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
it keeps logging me out. i was the one who asked about lavender and magical, and the one saying Carmen story hit me hard
Guest 3rd Sep 2017, 2:39 PM edit delete reply
I'm straight and cis but my queer friend introduced me to this comic and I must say, I love it. I literally binge read it for two weeks straight and finally made it here. I'm so glad that it's still going and that I didn't miss all the excitement!! I hope you will continue for years to come :)) thank you
EpicSD 3rd Sep 2017, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn 3rd Sep 2017, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

Yes. This Carmen and this Carmen are one in the same. Carmen's cameo in Rain is a couple years or so before her prologue story.

And yes, that means Magical is Rainverse canon. Because why not? XD
EpicSD 3rd Sep 2017, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
So happy for her! and a bit jelly.
Reimi 3rd Sep 2017, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
DanielleA 4th Sep 2017, 12:10 AM edit delete reply
I just read the short stories behind "magical girl" and I was so captivated by them. You are a great story teller Jocelyn
Joce 4th Sep 2017, 4:52 AM edit delete reply
Totally need to check some of these out. I love Rain and if your other works are anything similar I'll probably like them too

Also, I've never met anyone else named Jocelyn before, more or less a Jocelyn who's also trans. I'm not alone yay! :)
Guest 30th Apr 2019, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
Lavender and Magical are both part of the expanded Rainverse, right?
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