(I don't know how many here would know the above characters enough to fully appreciate this, but I thought I'd share this here anyway.)
Happy Coming Out Day, everyone (yes, there's a day for that)! Three years ago, just a little over a month before starting to post Rain, I came out on the internet about being trans on Coming Out Day (with much success). So for me, today actually holds a special place in my heart, even if most people don't know it even exists. XD
The following year, I produced a gag page where I outed Rain's resident "Generic Guy", Randy, as bisexual (and kept it canon, because why not?).
Then, an idea drought the next year. :/
I wanted to out another character again this year, but everyone in Rain is either out, or very deliberately not as of this time. So I decided to out characters from some of my other stories. I originally planned a weekend of outings, where I posted casts from one story a day from Thursday through Sunday (featuring Shangri-La, Impure, Magical, and the still new and unnamed "something dark" characters). Fun and exciting as that would have been, I do have pages to draw, and a book to finish, so I compromised by just focusing on one. I went with Shangri-La because it was the one I considered first. And even then, I rushed the hell out of this (so I don't personally think it's as good as I wanted it to be. ^^;
Anyway, if you don't know Shangri-La, this isn't something new. It's actually a game I'm making that dates to a time before Rain was being posted. It's unfortunately been on a lengthy hiatus for quite some time, but there's lots of info about the story and characters and even a lengthy demo allowing you to get to know them better.
From left to right:
- Abel (Asexual)
- Ellette (Lesbian)
- Ursula (Bisexual)
- Reuben (Bisexual)
- Carrie (Straight)
- Malcolm (Straight)
This might not mean much to those of you who are seeing these characters for the first time, but a few of these might be surprises to those who do know them. I'd never touched on a few of these, and some characters actually changed from what I'd previously stated (for instance, I believe I originally described Ellette as bi).
In the actual game, no such terminology is explicitly stated. All orientations are presented in a more subtle manner rather than outright stating "oh, she's a lesbian and those two are bi and...". Unlike Rain, this story isn't really ABOUT such themes, so stressing it would feel out of place. They're just a diverse and open bunch; no hiding and no judging (the way it should be, really).
Anywho, I hope you've enjoyed this odd little diversion. And I'm sorry I had to cut this weekend long project to a fraction of the size.
Have a wonderful day, everyone~! And if you happen to be coming out to someone (or several someones), today or any day, I wish you the very best! ^_^
All of the other above mentioned stories can be found in my DA gallery if you'd like to hear more about any more of them.
"Something dark" (I really need to name this already...) 2013
Why is Abel the only one shown as uncomfortable about his "coming out"? I'm probably being far too defensive, but I'm honestly kind of miffed.
I guess it is kind of weird that he's looking the other way, but I guess I didn't think he seemed uncomfortable, as much as he seemed kinda cold... and he also seems like that every other time he's been shown. It'd be too out of character for him to be as outgoing about it as the others, except maybe Ellette since she's pretty shy.
I'm sincerely sorry that you're offended, but you are misreading things. :(
He's not uncomfortable about coming out. He's just an awkward, but serious person. He doesn't smile much in general. It's just his character.
@LittleLynn84: Alright... I suspected it might have been that, but I didn't know the character. It definitely doesn't look like that was your intention, so on reflection I guess I'm fine with it. Sorry! ^^;
Hey, if Randy's coming out day is now canon, you should add it over here. I didn't see it until now.
What The? Is Luffy coming out of the closet? Ha HA. :-)
I just made a account just to message that.
Straight people get the most boring flag.