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RAIN p.30 - The Otaku by JocelynSamara RAIN p.30 - The Otaku by JocelynSamara
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Alternate titles for this page include “Nerdgasm”, “Rain Actually Talks!”, and “WALL OF TEXT”. So, of course, I go with the unwitty one. I don’t even like the word, “otaku”. Go figure. ^^;

I still have admittedly mixed feelings about how I introduced this into the story, but it is (believe it or not) a very important aspect of Rain, so I knew I didn’t want to wait too much longer to do so.

(As it stands, she can already be seen reading it here [link] and then it’s even next to her bedside if you look closely [link])

If you’ve been paying any attention to the story as a whole for the past 30 pages (hey, we’re on page 30!), then you probably should be able to draw at least one parallel from Rain’s description (there are two important ones in Rain’s description alone). If not… well, I guess that’s okay too. It won’t really hurt how you see the story for now. Just don't ask me to explain it, because I won't. ^_^

For a possibly better and less eccentric synopsis of the Black Wings, Kaminari, do consider checking the description here - [link]

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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:iconwiinner159:
Wiinner159 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
A proud knight, a hotheaded mercenary woman, and a silly mage boy eh? Sounds pretty similar to Gavin, Maria, and Rudy if you ask me...
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:iconhugomndz:
HugoMndz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You changed my mind forever, and I won't forgive you for that :B
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:iconwiinner159:
Wiinner159 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
All in a days work my friend, all in a days work...
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:iconneotruekaiser:
neotruekaiser Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
You played breath of fire 2 for the snes haven't you?
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:icontanooki-tom:
Tanooki-Tom Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
"A-show-within-a-show"(Or in this case, "a-comic-within-a-comic", I guess) type deal, eh? Nice touch, I love those. Minor background stuff like that always seems to help give depth to the world of a story, if even a little bit.

...Kaminari looks like a good read. Too bad it's not real.
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li0nw0lf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Are you sure its a comic within a comic? Because to me, it seems like they're the same story ;)
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:iconaeris7dragon:
aeris7dragon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I get that way when someone asks me about a manga I'm reading, too... >.>
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:iconexiaconquista:
ExiaConquista Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
:XD: Otaku-mode activate! I'm totally like that too.
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:iconsatouasahira:
SatouAsahira Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
rofl That's just like me. Mention a video game, anime, or manga I like and I go from never uttering a word to never shutting up. I'm a huge otaku and proud of it. xD
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Nicsp Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, just recently i noticed Kaminari's author.

I see what you did there.
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:iconkinginyellowtatters:
KingInYellowTatters Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
::stammers:: Excuse me. I believe you have my Kaminari...
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:iconjocaypa:
jocaypa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Does those kanjis mean anything at all?
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Writer
Supposedly, the kanji reads "Kaminari", but don't hold me to that. Knowing my luck though, it probably spells "stapler" or something completely random and unrelated like that. ^^;

I'd love to get some confirmation on that, but I can live with it being as is for the time being...
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I assume that in the prototype fantasy version of Rain, swordsman, mercenary, and mage were the roles that Gavin, Maria, and Rudy were originally going to fill? In thinking about it, aside from Rain being a paladin, I don't believe that anybody's job was ever previously mentioned before the idea shifted into its current form.

Also, I'm glad somebody before me pointed out the similarity to BoFII. XD
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Writer
The jobs are a little jumbled in favor of making things work better for Black Wings, Kaminari, but it was more or less the same idea in the original version of Rain.

I'm pretty delighted to know so many people know (or at least remember) BoF2 at all. :XD:
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You would literally not be able to name an (American-released) NES or SNES RPG that I did not play, including the really terrible ones, and Breath of Fire is actually a series that I quite enjoyed.
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Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Writer
I think it is the most that she has ever talked. And then what do you mean new class those are pretty funny.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Writer
It just shows that even the most introverted people can be brought out of their shells when they have the opportunity to discuss something they love. ^_^
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:iconmusicallover1234:
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Writer
That's defiantly true.
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shanweeboy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
jesus she can really scroll text when she nerds out
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DCHorror Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I was about to say it sounded like you described a large part of Nina's backstory from BoF2, but someone beat me to it.

I kinda like how it took so long for her to realize. Gives some impression to how much she was immersed in the story.
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Finally Kaminari makes an appearance here. To be honest, I was really looking forward to how you incorporate Rain's favorite manga into her life. Though I can so see it as a story of its own, I guess that shows how real you made Rain to me.

To me, I feel so close to Rain when she talks about Kaminari. I always thought tg people only were interested in fancy clothes (designer made), excessive make up, and every boy she sees. But to see one who is a firm otaku shows me that's not the case. Why I said that is that its become a stereotype in the world of what tg people are, same as tgs are just big men in drag. To see Rain hold such a pashion for a manga really tells me that is not the case and their will always be deeper things to love.

Also feel close to Rain in that I hold a firm ground on all the games and manga I love. Sometimes talking more than I should on how amazing I see it. Got so many people interested in them because of that.

Sometimes our favorite manga also tells us about our selves. Rain being an outcast for having a similar fluke at birth. Can't be removed or hidden, but excepted in a world that chooses not to except her. And to find allies (personifying Rain's three friends) and to get into conflicts alongside each other shows they all are searching for acceptance in their own way. To people like us, manga we can closely identify with really can be our shining star. Either way, its a beautiful page, and Rain's wall of text makes me smile.

Such a pity that gym class is coming up. Really scared now.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
You'd be surprised by how many transgendered people are probably closet geeks. At least, it seemed that was to me (and was a major contributing factor to why Rain was almost a fantasy story to begin with). I think it has a lot to do with escapism in most cases. I mean, for my part, I tend to identify with female characters more often in anything. And if I'm ever given a choice to play as a male or female in a game I will pretty much 100% of the time choose the girl.

I'm with you on the passion for the things I love though too. And in everything, whether it be games, anime, movies, music (and rarely books and manga... I'm just not a reader, ironically), I feel very strongly about the ones I love (and the ones I don't). Plus, I tend to like really obscure stuff, so I feel like I'm always pointing out new things to other people. ^_^

Anyway, everyone has different interests and different reasons for liking the things they do, so it doesn't bother me if a transgendered person has some really... "material" tastes. I've made a number of dragqueen friends in my day (the only trans people I've technically ever met in person... because that DOES still fall under the trans spectrum), so I'm pretty open to all ways of thought.
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smchronos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Maria. You know she really wants to see Rain in gym class. You know it!
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:iconplastic-man:
plastic-man Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
oh this reminds me of way too many conversations orz
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:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That dos not look like Pandora
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
There's more than one fake manga in this story. Black Wings, Kaminari is the main one, as it is Rain's favorite. There are others that will appear later including Halloween Princess Pandora and Mad Giga-Kaizer X as well as parodies of existing titles.
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:iconwerewolf-hero:
Werewolf-Hero Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh OK sorry I guess Im not getting it.
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:iconmaiden-of-the-maggot:
Maiden-Of-The-Maggot Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this black wing story sound very familiar wouldnt you say lynn? <: D
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:iconzomgkitty42:
Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow Rain reminds me too much of my self and my kashimashi "Obsession" lol I can talk for hours about that anime/manga. And yes you can say MAJOR nerdgasm lol
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
I too obsess about the things I like, and I'm not above admitting that saying the right (or wrong) thing could result in me talking one's ear off for HOURS about it.

So, I know what you mean. ^_^
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Yitomic Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Proud Swordsman doesn't fit him sorry... Arrogant Mercenary seems a better role =)
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EllieNoodleSoup Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh poor Rain. I don't think my heart can take watching her suffer through gym. :/
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StoryTypist Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Nerdgasm :iconjoyplz:! I wanna reeeeeead.

Yes, I noticed the thing you did with the description, but :iconviii-bit: already took that, so I don't get to say anything -_-.

Traitor to the cause, Maria...:iconawwwplz:. <----(pretend s/he is crying)
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Time4CD Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
This....this could turn out badly....
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:iconviii-bit:
VIII-Bit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Ah, I see what you did there. Clever.

I think you've given a bit of foreshadowing involving Gavin there, seeing as there are 3 companions in Kaminari's story, and not 2. ^_^
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Very perceptive of you. ;)
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:icongeeksquared:
geeksquared Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerd!

^^
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah, she is. ^_^
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:icongeeksquared:
geeksquared Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
It is for the win.
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
he he XD
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
:D
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I spot some similarities in Rain's group of friends and Kaminari :) Love Maria's reaction to Rain's enthusiastic summary.
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Awesome! I'm glad you caught them! :D
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
XDDD
"maria you traitor!"

i loved that!!

so cute*-*

is it just me or does the manga description Rain gave somehow relates a bit to the characters on her story?
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Writer
It is very possible that there may be a connection between things in Rain and things in the manga she reads. ^_^
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
ha!
im such a genius BD(not)
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:iconchicken-yuki:
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
...I never seem to place most characters based strongly on myself primarilly in the mage class, despite being interested in being one.

Sort of a running in-joke that I'd lack the capacity for magic.

Well, Miles is technically a "hotheaded mercenary woman", too. I mean, a bounty hunter is sort of like one and could easily take merecnary work as well, right? ...this is actually more literal in a Fire Emblem-based universe I thought up.
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
cute xD
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