It's my birthday today! And I'm... thirty twenty-three! Yeah. That's the ticket. That sounds believable, right? XD
Anyway, today's update was not initially planned to be a two pager (although now that I look at it like this, they DO go well together). I just like to extend some of the love you show me right back.
Getting to the pages themselves, the story of Colin is finally exposited long after the fact. What I thought was a subtly clever way to relay a plot point, ended up being entirely
too subtle and most readers didn't catch what I was going for (don't apologize; it's my fault, not yours). I've explained everything Fara says out of canon in the past, but not everyone reads the supplemental stuff, and there are a fair few people out there whom I think still believed Fara and Colin were together all this time. As such, I felt if I was going to keep addressing this, I might as well drop an explanation into the story by having Rain lampshade the whole thing.
And then Fara states how okay she is with being single as she walks into the waiting room to find an old flame just hanging out. Well, this could get interesting.
With that all said, how about the questions this page sparks. Like, four tickets, huh? Who will Rain ask to join her? And then there's Fara. Any hope for her and Colin, maybe? Or is a monkey wrench thrown into that idea on account of Vincent? And while we're on that, how is this first meeting in fifteen years for them going to go!?
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Just a reminder that both Volumes 1 and 2 of Rain are 40% off until the end of the week, so if you ever needed a reason to pick 'em up (or extra copies to give your friends), there's never been a better time! But hurry up! This offer does end Sunday! ^_^
Taking the chance to wish you a an excellent year, I know I for one have been enjoying the comic immensely, and am prepared to bet I am not the only one who draws strength, wisdom and a good deal of enjoyment from your work. so thanks again ^_^
on the topic of this page, I really loved the fluidity of integration of the info into the story, and the marvelous timing on the entrance. it felt natural while at the same time perfect, not an easy combo. I have high hopes for their reunion in the immediate future and the con (and all he insanity and emotion that may ensue!)
Oh no's her sister is home...here comes trouble~
Happy birthday! and also... why must you tease us with a page like this! now I gotta wait to see what happens and I hate waiting
Happy birthday sweety! Enjoy your time!
Happy birthday! I turn the dreaded three-oh next year. Hope you have a great day.
OMG! Happy birthday! And OMG! THE SISTER! THIS IS GOING TO EXPLODE IN FIRE OR SPARKLES!!! >.< I AM SO SCARED...
Huh... I don't recall Fara telling Colin. Did I miss it?
It was my impression that she was just assuming he wouldn't be okay with it and broke up with him preemptively.
happy birthday lynn .also just saying that vincent is fara's ex .
@Kitty: It's Vincent, sweet-heart. :3
Happy birthday, dear<3
Congrats and happy birthday!
I'm glad you explained the backstory on Colin - I remember the tickets but had forgotten why Aunt Fara broke up with him.
Happy happy (belated) Birthday!
Keep up the great work. I love your story and art :D
@LittleLynn84: I just wanted to say Happy Birthday though I read this a day late. I hope you had a really great day yesterday & that this year your life is filled with many blessing. I love what you do & I hope you keep it up!
Happy birthday ^_^
You look 23 to me!
Best wishes from another May girl! Love your work, I always look forward to the next installment :-)
Happy birthday :P
Also YES TWO PAGES ILOVEYOU
I don't remember that character in the waiting room...><
Happy Birthday! :D
Edit: oh wow, my prosopagnosia strikes again. It never fails to make me look like an idiot.
Happy birthday :3
Happy belated birthday!!!!!!!
Just want to say that this comic is awesome! Keep up the great work, and have a wonderful year!
Also, I'm wondering how things will turn out for Fara and Vincent...
Page 2, panel 1.. Zing! :þ
As for there being four tickets, well, there's Rain herself. She got Maria into Kaminari, so that's two. Then Maria got Chanel into Kaminari too, so that's three. That leaves only one ticket for.. someone else. Who, I have no idea yet. I don't think any of the other characters have shown much of an interest in anime/manga.
I know this is very late by a whole year, but happy birthday!