So at last, Center Con! Although it wasn't named at the time, it was technically first brought up way back in Chapter 9. I don't know if I originally meant for it to take this long to get here though. Now I worry it won't live up to the hype. That said, the last chapter ended on a heavy downer, so I'm hoping this one will at least lighten things back up a bit. Not to say there won't be drama (I mean, come on! Think about whose webcomic you're reading here!), but I am going to be aiming for something a little more upbeat for a while.
As an aside, virtually all depictions of cosplay or general "anime/manga characters" will be my own characters from other stories (ones that aren't part of the Rainverse though, so no Magical and no Lavender Town). But apart from the occasional Kaminari or Pandora, anticipate me chiming in if there's ever a seemingly random character in the background to tell you where they're from. XD
Foooor instance, on the Center Con banner we have a group of random peeps depicted. While my personal con experience is fairly limited, a commonality I've noticed from knick-knacks brought back by friends, is that anime conventions seem to often have characters that aren't from anything as mascots. Usually it's just some variation of a cute fluffy monster/animal thing, a robot, a swordsman, and/or a cat-girl.
As such, Center Con's mascots are from left to right: cyborg girl, Camille, a cute critter known as a wüffle, and swordsman-esque hero, Cole (all from three different older works). I don't think I have any cat-girls, so I had to leave that cliche out. The two characters can be found in my 100 Character Challenge piece I did a while back (numbers 37 and 82). The wüffle is something I'd honestly forgotten about until making this page (it might not even be entirely accurate to how I used to draw it ages ago; I don't think I still have any references though).
Getting back on track, I also want to add that Rain is agonizingly cute in this chapter for no good reason. It's so basic, but this may be one of my favorite outfits I've put her in for a while. The orange wristbands, by the way, are just signifiers that they've presented tickets to get in. I'll be seriously impressed with myself if I get through this chapter without forgetting it. XD
Oh, yeah... and I guess there might be some kissing or whatever. I dunno.
Probably no one cares about that. ;P
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Yay for more (happier) Rain :) Looking forward to much cuteness ^_^
'Wüffle' is an interesting name. Do you pronounce it as German so you get the 'ü' right, or English so the '-le' doesn't sound weird? (I do both)
Come to think of it, I could use a shirt like Rain's wearing there.. ;)
(@LittleLynn84: Did you get my PM, or should I try DA after all?)
I like the shirt but my stupid male body could never wear it.
@Guest: Ya, even though im naturally gifted, my chest width is about the same as my hips. Rains hips in this are obviously wider than her chest.
When did Lavender Town show up in the Rainverse?
Cons and Kisses? KISSES? B-but who is kissing who? The suspension! The anticipation! The apprehension... I just can't wait for the rest!
I love Rain and Emily here. They're being, well...teenaged girls. That's the best description of what they're doing: being teen girls, happily doing girl stuff.
I looooove how Rain is so excited to enter the con that Emily has to speed up a little to stay near her ! :D And... KISSES ???!!!
They look so happy in that. I can't wait for whatever's coming next.
And yay for more cute Rain <3
I anticipate kisses not involving Rain x Emily in this chapter, cos Jocelyn wouldn't wanna be that obvious after having this title :P then again, the story is clearly planned faaaaaar in advance so maybe she didn't anticipate so many people anticipating that pairing?
Hoh Boy! That chapter title suggests to me that we may be seeing some Rain X Emily confirmation in this chapter.
Setting phasers to awkwardness.
(cause they supposed to be sisterly and one of them's preggers)
Question. Is Rain still wearing the falsies or is she at the point in transition where her breasts have started appearing?
Rain is still pre-hormones (although she's approved to start, she hasn't seen the endo yet). As a result, yes, she's still wearing falsies. And to address some comments above, she also wears padding for her hips.
@LittleLynn84: I've been wondering - Magical includes magic, and Rain (so far as I've been able to tell) doesn't, so how do they fit together in the same universe? Is the magic just really well hidden?
There will be no magic in Rain. But while the characters here do not see or know about the fantastical elements of Magical, it doesn't mean something can't be going on elsewhere beyond their knowledge. The world is a big and complicated and mysterious place, and we're not all going to know every little thing going on everywhere.
It shouldn't affect anything plot-wise too dramatically though (if at all), so don't worry too much about it. I just have kind of a fascination with connections and playing with genres.
OMG how I love this Comic....
I found Rain about a week or so ago. and have been enthralled by it.
I must say that I think you are a wonderful artist and storyteller.
thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU!
But now I am a little sad that I have run out of backlog and will need to wait for updates
I don't know what I would do if you suddenly stopped doing this.
I'm sorry to be gushing, but I'm so happy to have found Rain and this community...
Thank You again!
Cons and KISSES?! KISSES! OMG. Rain is totally gonna kiss emily and she'll love it and they'll have Emily's sweet little baby together and live happily ever after. Probably.
@tinker13: We can only hope...
There is a lot to go through before Rain is ready for that. Probably Emily too. The way I see it the main group will be the greatest group of aunts and uncles Emily could possibly provide to the kid. I also kinda hope that Rain becomes more than that over time.
what i keep in mind as i read is that rain wants to be a mommy.
Hunh, wristbands instead of con badges? Weird.
Though I suppose it does mean no siblings trying to tell them to put Ryan on Rain's, so that's good.