Journal Entry: Thu Mar 5, 2015, 6:04 AM
God, I'm bored.
Here. Have a Raindom Fact for the sake of being able to share something during this lull. ^_^
So, the story is called Rain because - as you might imagine if you've been reading it all this time - the main character's name is Rain. But she is just one of many characters in an overall rather large cast. So why exactly is Rain singled out? I mean, protagonist or not, she doesn't always take center stage and some arcs have very little to do with her. Couldn't the story just as easily be named after Maria or Gavin or Emily?
This is sort of a throwback to the original fantasy version of the story. Like the current version, the title was simply "Rain". But the original idea was kind of like a first-person story-telling perspective (but as a comic), in that Rain was always present in every scene. Anything going on outside of Rain's vicinity would not be apparent to the reader unless explained to her. I considered this for the current version too, but made it all the way to about page 8 before I decided this was not going to work here.
I suppose there was still time to change the title if I really wanted, but I liked it as it was. Still do. And even if she isn't omnipresent - or even relevant sometimes - I still think the title is totally fitting. Besides being the character the story focuses on most overall, a lot of the events revolving around other characters might not have happened if she weren't there.
Take Rudy for instance. For better or worse, if Rain weren't in that school, obviously he'd never have dated her. Perhaps never dated a girl at all. Perhaps still he'd even have remained single altogether up to now. If RuIn hadn't happened though, Maria might not have come out to the school, and might not have gotten together with Chanel. Heck, she might still be fake-dating Gavin (which means he wouldn't be pursuing Ana). Emily might never have dropped her persona without Rain. She might even still be with Chase if there was no other "angel" at that Halloween party for him to check out. Kylie would never have ended up at the Halloween party, thus never meeting Drew who might not have questioned his sexuality (at least, for now).
And that's just off the top of my head.
In short, this is Rain's story. The main plot revolves around her, and many of the subplots - even ones that she's not directly involved in - are actually very frequently influenced by her in some way.
I may do a lot of Raindom Facts in the near future, if nothing else, but for the sake of posting something that might be considered fun and/or interesting. If people have requests to learn some behind-the-scenes on certain aspects or characters, feel free to shout it out. If I have something interesting to share (that isn't a spoiler), I'll see what I can do. : )
Mood: Daily Needs