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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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Dinobotswriter1 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Is it me or is Fara's expression in the last panel is from South Park.
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  Hobbyist 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  Professional General Artist
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  Hobbyist General 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 ^-^
demonrei9991 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
also sorry for the double post. but did you know that there's an operation where you can go from girl to boy. sadly there's a likely chance the boy could die (or more of a chance the boy could die unlike the girls :/)
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, truth be told, there's a chance that you could die from any operation. You could even die at the dentist, if they make a bad enough mistake (not to scare anyone). It's not likely, but it's possible.

That said, to my understanding, SRS (sexual reassignment surgery) is easier when being performed on MtF transsexuals. I have even heard it regarded as one of the safer procedures in modern medicine. SRS is trickier for FtM though. This is unfortunate, I think, but I guess it does make sense. As they say, "it's easier to dig a hole, than to build a pole".
demonrei9991 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
that is true. but how ever, wouldn't it be possible for rain to go through that?

but i understand rain, i think, let me try to boil it all down. He feels like he should of been a female and also has a great need to have children, am i right?
demonrei9991 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
my jap name from a japanese name gen came out to be sakura amaya. which is funny since i like the name sakura. and amaya means night rain :P
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Here, Colin learns something very important: to make Rain happy is to make Fara happy. Hopefully he will remember this if he sticks around.

(I also like how this particular trait highlights Fara's unselfish nature. We've seen her as quirky, sometimes downright scary, and every other facial emote in between that it's nice to have a little reminder that that heart of hers is made of gold. :aww:)
16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Iz it possible that writer will turn out to be you? Are u gunna cameo in your own story?
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Writer
I thought of that too!
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lynn, we'll follow you even if you change your name to Chiaki and move to Japan :) But Fara needs to talk about herself...
CloudCoverdMoon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It will be wonderful... Why did Rain have to say spoilers?
forgottencake Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I also got Chiaki in one of those Japanese name equivalent things back in the day--but my actual name is completely different than yours. :shrug: I also used it as a character's name in a(long, long dead) comic, haha.
It's neat that you're using it as the name of a sort of alternate dimension version of yourself. :)
I still vote for a Black Wings, Kaminari comic.
DingDong-Writer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Writer
Seems like she likes it just as much as Rain :P <3
Nelekra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
aw adorable :3
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Writer
Well this guy is turning out to be very cool, and i think that Fara is so happy because it will make Rain happy but she is still quite exited by it. That actually does sound kind of like a cool name i can see why it grew on you. And as for you writing a writing "Black Wings Kaminari" that might be kind of cool too.
PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
neat :)
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
wow, this guy just keeps getting better by the page. Rain would really be excited if she could get her hands on tickets to a con like that. i myself recently went to a con and met the voice actor for Lord Zed from Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. pretty cool guy, weird voice though xD
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Odd question: does he really sound like Lord Zed normally?
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
lol no he doesnt. he actually sounds like hes talking with a mouth full of marbles. i doubt the guy could actually do the Lord Zed voice anymore, as he looks like time has not been kind to him. that and i believe he may have suffered a stroke sometime in the past, judging by the way he talked and carried himself
Kelrosenovel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
That's sooo cute, im so happy for Rain ^.^
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I liked your blurb :P
Animasword Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that should be a fun chapter if he can get those tickets.
Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
they're actually a cute couple!
Doomdragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow Fara, first date and you're already calling in favors?
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Doomdragon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
She's lucky she's good-lookin' or she'd never get away with that~
AshleyUmbreon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, Fara seems like she's pretty into Kaminari as well, though I'm betting that's largely Rain's fault. XD As always, great comic, and I look forward to seeing more~

Oh yeah, and Fara's face is priceless in that last panel. Such an obvious 'squee'~
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