Rain Delay: goofy little gag comics to keep you entertained while I work on the legit stuff. Actually, I haven't done any Delays in almost a year. That's weird. Well, today and for the next few updates, that'll be changing. Chapter 26 begins next Wednesday, July 15th. ^_^
Characters cut from the dream
If I had more time and wanted to really drag things out, I probably would've added a lot more characters to the dream chapter. Possibly, every single character Rain could plausibly know (which incidentally would exclude several characters in the above strip). Although the title implies they were "cut", only three of the above were actually considered. The rest, I just made up for the sake of some quick gags. I'll go through them all, because I'm sure a lot of people forgot a lot of them.
Gavin's mom is just the epitome of a doting mother. No matter what reality she's in, she'll always be a thorn in Gavin's side because she cares just a little too much (to our amusement).
Brett's one of those characters I introduced into the story, meaning to do more with him. Besides being tall and taciturn, we don't know much about him... and yet it seems he's a pretty well liked character. I decided to include him to let his fans know I haven't forgotten him. But Rain has never actually met him as far as we've seen, so he wouldn't fit too well in the dream.
Colin was actually scripted to be one of the random mooks in the bandit hideout. But he did give Rain convention tickets, so I don't think Rain would villainize him all that much. I believe he was replaced with Chase, who makes more sense. I didn't actually go back and count how many pages he's physically been seen on, but his role has been very, very small, he was not a liked character, and I don't have much else for him to do. This MIGHT actually be the last time we see him (unless I surprise even myself someday).
Aidyn and Madison
Does ANYONE remember them? Aidyn's appeared on three or four pages in the whole comic, and Madison on just one more. Neither have been seen since Chapter 6. I really wanted to do more with them, but never really had a place for them. Who knows? Maybe their time will come soon. XD
"Darklord Norman" was actually coined by a reader a long time back during some miscellaneous scene with Maria and Rudy's homophobic father being who he is. The title always amused me, so even if it's just for a Delay, I'm excited to actually use this.
This was only very briefly considered. I can't remember if I've ever said this, but in the original fantasy version of the story, Emily was the true villain of the story. None of this "Rain's crush" or "metaphorical sister" stuff. Just straight-up evil (and intially, she was considered to stay that way for the current version). I sorta wanted to do the throwback and make her the villain of the dream just because of her old role, but it made no sense contextually, and no one would've gotten the reference but me seeing as the fantasy version of the story never made it to paper. However, I DID use her old design here (and a modified version of it for Kellen's costume in the dream).
Ana's plushie octopus given to her by Gavin on Valentine's Day. While not technically a character or even sentient, it probably could've fit in place of Puddle. But you know, monsters with tentacles are... my comic's only PG-13!
This reference may be lost on those that didn't read the exclusive bonus chapter in Volume 1. Allison has been mentioned a couple times throughout the main story, but apart from a quick flashback, she's never been seen outside of that one chapter. Being an important part of Rain's past, I did very strongly consider including her. She just didn't fit in with the narrative though. Maybe you'll get your chance someday, Allison. Maybe not.
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fantastic as always! i can't wait for the next chapter.
So the Emily haters were RIGHT to be wary of her the entire time!
might not allison be good as flashback as in rain thinking she hasn't felt this upset since the time allison slapped her because that's the reason her hair was draped over the left side in the 1st place.
Nice to see Madison again. I liked her. Yeah, sympathy can be weird.
I think Allison would've been a great addition to the dream. This was my first time seeing Allison ( though it's not in color its still nice to see what she looks like). Reminds me that I don't have Rain volume 1 ( I don't know if there's more volumes but I don't have any).
@Anonymous11243: I believe there's 2 and I think the third is releasing either this year or next year.
I love Rain Delays! It gives us something to read while Jocelyn takes care of personal matters. Good to know Jocelyn loves us Rain Beaus!
A villain Emily...ooh.