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RAIN p157 - Creator by JocelynSamara RAIN p157 - Creator by JocelynSamara
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The name Chiaki Koizumi actually has a lot of history for me. It originates from one of those silly name generator websites where you type in your name and it tells you what it’s (supposed) Japanese equivalent is. Mine was, as you see here. Truth be told, I really liked the name though and it grew on me quite a bit. So much so, I ended up later using the name as my character in a online role play.

My choosing the name again here as the name of the writer for “Black Wings, Kaminari” is significant though. Since it’s a manga, the writer had to be Japanese. Chiaki is a Japanese name, but I openly accept it as MY Japanese name. As such, in the alternate universe that Rain takes place in, I’m still writing and drawing, I’m just doing it another country. And thus, I am the creator of “Black Wings, Kaminari”. ^_^

As an aside, I’ve teased that depending on how much buzz it gets, I may consider writing “Black Wings, Kaminari” when Rain is finished. That’d be years from now, of course, but we’ll see. Either way, if and when that happens, I will probably go the whole nine years and write it under that pseudonym. I’m a complete and total nerd like that, after all.

And I apologize for those who’ve taken the time to read this blurb as it was pretty largely tangential and went absolutely nowhere. ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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katdemonqueen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Omg... I love rain...
my friend got me into it and just love... it's great for me as I can totally relate to one of your character... ty... as I'm also genderqueer... please do black wings, kaminari... it would be totally awesome...
xxwigglexbumx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMFG you need to write an anime!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Power-Peanut Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Eeeeee! I would love it if "Black Wings, Kaminari" became real! From Rain's comments on it it sounds really cool. ^^
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
You used to Roleplay?
Metalitia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I dunno if you spell-checked, but it's "niece". Just a little thing, but if you ever want this to be published (which would be AWESOME), just thought you should know.
14bj337 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Wait... "going to be big"? So it's not some obscure manga that basically only Rain knew about? Darn, and I was so hoping she'd turn out hipster!

Seriously, though, this page continues into Colin's "Kaminari" connection. Apparently, Rain's favorite manga is (or will become, at least) quite popular. If "Black Wings, Kaminari" exists in the "Rain" universe, but serves as a parallel to the main story... might some of Lynn's own aspirations for the webcomic be embodied in it? (hah hah!) Of course, Colin's "charmer" personality reemerges, even after he's caught Fara's interest, suggesting it's more than just an act. And to see Fara so excited at the thought of getting Rain tickets shows how genuinely she wants to see Rain happy. When someone else's happiness is your own... I think that's the sign of a strong relationship.

And I don't know what causes it, but Fara with a fork in her mouth is just a-frickin'-dorable!
Brixmon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Finally, something good happens to the poor girl... guy? Guygirl? Eh, I dunno.
geibenchan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i get where you're coming from but would you mind wishing me luck in my efforts to be an American mangaka? love the comic by the way. i've read another comic with a trans main character. it's called venus envy. you might like it. i know i did.
Jax-Oh1 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
love Fara's face last panel..typical super-anime face fTW!!! ;)
chucarnaj-peace Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
how cute aunt Fara always thinking in Rain ^-^
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