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Rain by Bexy164 Rain :iconbexy164:Bexy164 12 8 Colette by animationsmeargle Colette :iconanimationsmeargle:animationsmeargle 3 1 Pride Month Day 2 by LillianTheIceEmpress Pride Month Day 2 :iconlilliantheiceempress:LillianTheIceEmpress 7 5 Happy Birthday! by hoIograph Happy Birthday! :iconhoiograph:hoIograph 20 7 Happy Birthday Sis (Makoto Niijima from Persona 5) by SerraBritt Happy Birthday Sis (Makoto Niijima from Persona 5) :iconserrabritt:SerraBritt 3 2 Rains by MNamelessSouL Rains :iconmnamelesssoul:MNamelessSouL 9 4 Rain by dawnflower8 Rain :icondawnflower8:dawnflower8 13 5 Rain - Mic Drop by SerraBritt Rain - Mic Drop :iconserrabritt:SerraBritt 3 2 Rain n Puddle by aaralia Rain n Puddle :iconaaralia:aaralia 22 4 Like Mist II by yesbutterfly Like Mist II :iconyesbutterfly:yesbutterfly 69 18 Rain LGBT+ by OlbadieHexe Rain LGBT+ :iconolbadiehexe:OlbadieHexe 17 9 RAIN-Prom Night by Kinggigasmon RAIN-Prom Night :iconkinggigasmon:Kinggigasmon 12 13 Undertale by AgataCzerw Undertale :iconagataczerw:AgataCzerw 5,003 778 Rain Fanart by ScottishReaver Rain Fanart :iconscottishreaver:ScottishReaver 4 3 emily - rain fanart by MNamelessSouL emily - rain fanart :iconmnamelesssoul:MNamelessSouL 13 14 Rain as Terra FF6 by SerraBritt Rain as Terra FF6 :iconserrabritt:SerraBritt 6 13

Reaffirmation

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 20, 2017, 10:08 AM
This morning, I finished watching an anime called Shirobako.  Incidentally, it revolves around a production studio and their efforts to make anime.  And it covers everything along the way, showing the perspectives of the writers, the artists, the voice actors, and even the management.  And it does so, all while framing it within a compelling and comedic - but believable - narrative.  It's honestly one of the better, more ambitious titles I've seen a long while.  

As a lot of folks might know, I've been struggling with my own work a lot lately.  Watching this, and seeing these characters struggle and the passion they have for their work to overcome these obstacles, has honestly been very inspiring for me.

A very common theme throughout the show is the question of why the various characters do what they do.  And it's something I found myself asking a lot too.  The truth is, it's my life's blood.  Being able to tell stories is all I've ever really wanted to do.  I think back to being a little, little kid and having notebooks filled with quirky, little comics of me and my cat as superheroes or a dino circus or whatever (I wish I still had these!  I'd totally share them!).  Obviously, 5 or 6-year old me wasn't a master artist or storyteller (I'm not even convinced 33-year old me is), but the love and passion for doing it has always been there, and still is today.  

And as I move forward, continuing to grow as a writer and an artist - eager to push my limits and be the best I can be - this reaffirmation has been very valuable.  I'm around the final quarter or so of Rain (that’s still a lot of content, by the way), and looking to have another comic go live alongside Rain before the year's end, and have about another dozen or so projects lined up that I'm super passionate about (taking the forms of comics, prose, and games).  There's just so much I want to share.

With regards to Shirobako, I very strongly recommend it.  Especially to those who wish to write, draw, animate, 3D model, voice, compose, or otherwise create for a living at any capacity, I think it's not just entertaining, but also educational, fascinating, and inspiring.

And as for myself, please look forward to seeing lots more from me (within Rain, and beyond it).  I plan to do what I can in the hopes that I may share as many of my stories as I can with you all someday.  Nothing would bring me greater joy.  ^_^

Thanks for reading.  And I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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JocelynSamara
Jocelyn Samara D.
Artist | Professional | Literature
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My name is Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick. I'm a gamer, anime fan, trans girl, and author/artist of the webcomic, Rain.
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LydiaBat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, your comic helped me to come out as trans, helped me through some really hard times - xoxoxo
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coreyray1000 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
I began to read your comic, and it began to get me to question myself. I don't know who or what I am... I know I'm Bi, but I might be Trans.... I think I just need time to figure out who I am.
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LostPadawan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! You remember me right? I want you to know that your comic Rain taught me a lot. In more than a few ways it prepared me to make the friends that I have now and embracing them all for who they are. Rain is a truly beautiful and inspiring story. I wanted to tell you that.
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YuyDuo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017
Was searching for random comics on google and found this and honestly love it I honestly can't stop reading great work
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Devil621 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hope you get better, and are drawing again. Read your comic in a matter of a month. Keep up the great story.
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