This is a full page from "Chapter D: No One Has a Girlfriend", the exclusive bonus chapter of Rain - Volume 4. It's a random page from the middle of the chapter but it stands well enough on it's own, I think. I will not be posting the whole chapter, nor other pages probably (it's still exclusive), but I wanted to give a little preview for purposes of hype.
Chapter D follows the trend of previous bonus chapters in that it revolves primarily around backstory (and while it is NOT required reading for the overall story, it may offer extra bits of insight into the characters). Chapter A talked about Rain. Chapter B focused on Maria. Chapter C mostly revolved around Ky, but featured stories from all the main kids. This one takes place during the school year just before Chapter 1. I consider this to be the "Gavin chapter", but Maria, Rudy, and Emily all get some time in the spotlight too. There are also a few cameos from Allison and Blair (and if you don't remember who they are, both are seen in Chapter 28).
I'm not done yet though. In fact, I'm behind schedule and slogging through it rather slowly due to depression. To be honest, I think I'm depressed because I miss posting the comic. Which is extra ironic because the depression from not posting the comic makes it hard for me to get motivated to MAKE the comic. It's a really vicious cycle of seemingly constant nothing, and I need to get out of it.
I decided to post this in the hopes that maybe it'll hype you up, which will encourage me to do my best. Plus, even though it's not a normal page, maybe posting a page at all can help get me back into the rhythm of doing this. I've been out of the game too long thanks to my recovery, (from which I've long since felt better), and if I can just get that rhythm back, I know I can get everything else back in motion.
I thank you again for your patience with me through all of this, and I'm hoping you won't need to wait much little longer (for Volume 4 and regular posting). As always - and perhaps now more than ever - your encouragement means a lot to me, Rain Beaus.
Take care and have a lovely evening. :)
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
I am really looking forward to the new book. I am very happy to see new pages up of any type. Things are getting so much better for me and my mother. It is like heaven sends an Angel when they are needed most. :p
I missed the updates! Also, I still can't believe Emily was the HUGE BITCH of the main cast. Now she is pregnant, more tolerant, and open about her sexuality.
Ooh, the Rainy season is finally here again! Dokidoki wakuwaku ^_^
And book 4 is already nearing completion? That's very quick. Feels like it was only half a year since book 3.
When it Rains it pours :þ
Volume 3 actually came out last December. I remember this because I was frantically trying to get that one out in time for the holiday season as well. XD
So far, I've been able to get out a book every year with Vol. 1 in 2013, Vol. 2 in 2014, and Vol. 3 in 2015. The gaps aren't exactly even with each other, but I would love to be able to keep this up nonetheless. ^_^
btw lynn, you should update bit character info, least emily.
she is rain lover now? and more like main cast too?
same goes rain father info image and if remember right he was least one page and was happy rain situation and same page was hint that rain father is transgender too.
So how soon can we expect to be able to get Vol. 4 into our hot little hands?
Should I put it on my Christmas list?
I would like to have Volume 4 done this month or the beginning of next as the absolute latest. I don't want to promise anything and fail, but I really think it should be out before Christmas. ^_^
@LittleLynn84: That would be prefect. I could get them all and give them as a gift as I have a niece just like me. If 4 is out late for that I will just get it and give it later. So I do not wish to rush you. I got Chrono Tigger and Rhaspody of DS I am Playing on my New 3DS XL. I love those games. Best RPG's ever made I think. Also got Bravely Second the best newer RPG for the 3DS I think to. :P
I need to get those books, i love this series so much
@castlemaid: Yes you do! I love books anyway, but it gives me a more personal connection to hold the book and feeling like I know Littlelynn. The books are excellent and you get the bonus chapters too!
> "Allison and Blair"
I just noticed this - is that a deliberate Dazzler ref?
If it's a reference to something, it's pure coincidence. I'm not really sure what you're referring to. ^^;
@LittleLynn84: Dazzler was a 'non-superhero mutant' character in Marvel Comics in the 1980s, with the power to convert sound into... sparkles. She was a singer, so she used this as light show (she told people it was high-tech gadgets in her suit to avoid the 'yuck a mutant' thing). She was originally created for a toy line that got canceled, because the whole thing had been meant to cash in on the disco craze just as it was dying off (oops).
She had her own comic for a while and got some abilities with her power that weren't simply suited for making a light show at concerts, but eventually just got drafted into the X-Men, where she went from a strong (if stereotypical) female protagonist to a cipher and a triviality.
Anyway can't wait to see the bonus chapter (I plan to get volume 4 asap).
Also nice to see updates, I get a little worried when it has been awhile without any announcements because I enjoy your work (even if it is just a minor announcement not even related to rain is good to see).
Hope the depression goes away, as someone with more than enough experience with depression I can understand the problems it can cause. If lack of posting Rain is causing it maybe it would be an idea to consider a once or twice a week posting of Rain (or even just doodles related to Rain) to ease into it and hopefully improve your mood without taking too much time / focus from volume 4.
However divided focus can also be problematic so likely best to just ignore my ramblings.
Hope I haven't shoved my foot in my mouth too much with this and glad to hear your recovery is still great.
@Asuyuia: I go thru it bad to. Not as bad since I been or HRT and blockers now. Now it last shorter and shorter. I keep myself busy and try not to think about it. That is the best medicine of all. :P
Who is the girl with Blair? Is it Emily? I thought she was with Rain?
@I can't think of one: these black and white shorts with the alphabet denotation and fetures charaters from the comic is usuallys someones back story..ususally... lynn may throw us a curveball and screw up my little theroy XD
@I can't think of one: Yes, I'm fairly certain that is Emily. And yes, Emily is with Rain ... now. But as Littlelynn commented; "This one takes place during the school year just before Chapter 1." So, this is before Emily met Rain. I'm really looking forward to getting more insight to what went on before Rain's first day ...
I'm super excited about Book #4 coming out! But I'm mostly excited that you're feeling (physically) better! I do understand depression ... I've suffered with it for a very long time. I've been in a deeper than usual place lately due to several things going on. But it doesn't take much to trigger it, does it?
Anyway, I just want to say how it makes me feel better to know that Rain will be posting again and the new book is getting closer! Seeing this page and reading your update made me quite a lot happier tonight, thank you so much! I am well acquainted with depression, so I wanted to make sure to tell you how much you've helped me just tonight.
There are new updates. I will resume my compulsive, several-times-daily checking for more new updates.
I hope you can get back in the swing of it.
@sunflower4666 i do the same
Hows it going