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* The video game, ''VideoGame/{{Rain}}''.

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* The video game, ''VideoGame/{{Rain}}''.
''VideoGame/{{rain}}''.
17th Jun '13 3:57:25 AM HopelessOsakaD
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[[redirect:Webcomic/{{Rain}}]]

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[[redirect:Webcomic/{{Rain}}]]''Rain'' may refer to:

* The webcomic, ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}''.
* The video game, ''VideoGame/{{Rain}}''.

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26th Dec '11 2:08:37 PM MangaManiac
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rain_1347.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:(From left to right) Gavin, Rudy, Rain and Maria.]]
''"A story for boys, girls, and everyone in-between..."''

A slice-of-life {{Dramedy}} webcomic created by Jocelyn C.D. - A.K.A. [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/ LittleLynn84]]

In public, [[CharacterTitle Rain]] appears to be your average teenage girl. She enjoys shopping and dressing pretty and whatnot, but the fact is that she’s hardly average. Some would debate she’s even a girl! In truth, Rain is a male-to-female {{transsexual}}.

The irony is in that growing up, she appeared to be a completely average little boy. No one would have ever guessed that the poor child was [[TroubledChild dealing with something like this inside]]. Those days were rough on her. Having to “pretend” to be a boy throughout her childhood was painful for her and led to many days where seemingly nothing went wrong ended in tears.

At age 13, circumstance lands Rain in the custody of her [[ParentalSubstitute Aunt Fara]], [[SecretKeeper whom she finally revealed her secret to]]. Rather than see Rain suffer, her aunt decided to allow her to dress like a girl around the house if it would make her feel better. And it did… for a while, anyway. As time went by, Fara noticed Rain had become [[FriendlessBackground a bit of an antisocial hermit for the sake of being able to dress up more frequently]]. Already shy to begin with, this probably wasn’t a step in the right direction.

Fara came up with an interesting (but ballsy) plan to remedy this, but keep Rain happy. It took a long time and a lot of work, but she saved up enough money to move the two of them to a new town where nobody would know them. They acquired a fully female wardrobe for Rain, and she was [[NewTransferStudent enrolled in a high school]] AS a girl. It would be potentially dangerous for Rain if she were ever caught, but her nature made her seek perfection in her presentation before going out into the world… [[EnforcedMethodActing Well, her voice could use some work anyway]]...

Rain updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. It can be read [[http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=90588 here]], or [[http://comicfury.com/comicprofile.php?url=rain here]], or on Jocelyn's [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/ DeviantART gallery]].
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!!'''This webcomic contains examples of:'''

* {{Animesque}}: Has all the different anime tropes and references, but is not drawn by a Japanese person.
* BlackSheep: Rain's elder brother Aiken seems to be [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1137407/kellen/ viewed]] as this.
* BlandNameProduct: Video game systems and games (and possibly other things) in Rain's world tend to be lawyer-friendly versions of their real life counterparts. For instance, the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem "Super Nintendo" entertainment system]] instead becomes the "Super Funtendo" entertainment system, and the game [[{{Battletoads}} "Battletoads"]] becomes [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1251478/the-weirdest-things/ "Fighter Frogs".]]
* BonusMaterial: Jocelyn is interspersing bonus omake strips between her regular chapters under the title [[PunnyName "Rain Delay".]]
* CharacterTitle
* ColorFailure: Rain's [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1073316/its-a-small-world-after-all/ reaction]] to Gavin asking her if she happened to be familiar with his childhood friend, [[SecretIdentity Ryan Flaherty.]]
** Maria gets in on the action [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1114467/pass/ here]].
** [[spoiler:The entire Halloween party looses its color when [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/art/RAIN-p163-164-Spectators-274995342 Rudy, in a drunken stupor, kisses Rain]].]]
* CureYourGays: According to Rudy's [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1127039/slight-overreaction/ flashback]], this was the reasoning his parents used for sending him and Maria to a catholic school after Rudy came out to them. Considering how they reacted, it's no wonder Maria has kept silent about her own sexual preferences.
* CuteShotaroBoy: Rain in the prolouge.
* DeathGlare: Maria is a master at it. She could teach [[{{Terminator}} T-800 robots]] a thing or two about [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1095306/reputation/ how to do it.]]
* DroppedABridgetOnHim: Rain does this to the core cast at the end of Chapter One.
* DudeShesALesbian: Rudy says this exact line to Gavin when he was hitting on Maria in [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1129629/not-so-secret/ this strip]].
* FictionalMedia: ''"Black Wings, Kaminari"'', ''"Halloween Princess Pandora"'', and ''"Mad Giga-Kaizer X"'' are all fictional manga and anime that Rain and her friends have collected.
* {{Flashback}}: There is one in the prolouge, and another when Rudy is explaining why Maria is in the closet.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The prologue, for one. The appearance of Aiken is also foreshadowed by Fara's conversation with Kellen. Also, some of the Halloween costumes are hinted at before they are revealed.
* {{Gaydar}}: [[spoiler: Rain doesn't know what one is, [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1184187/shipper/ apparently...]]]]
* TheGenericGuy: Rand M. Guy (AKA Randy) is the least characterized and shown of the ensemble cast, with only two appearances in canon and no dialogue. This is lampshaded not only by his name, but from WordOfGod and BonusMaterial. (No one cares that he is [[BiTheWay bisexual]]).
* GilliganCut: [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1078625/thought-process/ The page]] after Rudy crashes into Rain, and sees Rain's "junk" under her skirt:
-->'''Rain''' (thinking): And even if he did, he probably wouldn't even believe what he saw, right? Yeah, I'm sure he wouldn't tell anyone...
-->'''Rudy''' (to Maria and Gavin): Hey, guys! You'll never guess what I saw!
* HalloweenEpisode: Basically all of Chapter 6.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Aunt Fara's improvised [[WeaponOfChoice weapon of choice]]? ''[[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1106514/doctors-note/ Student artwork.]]''
* IronicNickName: Rain is actually not that fond of rainy days at all.
* {{Keet}}: Rudy is one, being small, loud, colorful, hyper...
* LampshadeHanging: [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/art/RAIN-p-35-Girls-197615815 In Girls]], one of the characters, Holly, gave this jewel. Note that she prolably stepped outside to wait until her ears stopped ringing:
-->'''Holly''': Umm... Where's our teacher during all of this?
* NewTransferStudent: The story kicks off with Rain's first day after transferring to a new school.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Implied to be [[AvertedTrope averted]] [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1098260/awkward/ here.]] Rain is very prepared.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Rain's gym outfit has a rather [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1114467/pass/ distracting effect]] on Maria. Preceded by a [[LuminescentBlush Luminescent Blush]] and comboed with [[ColorFailure Color Failure]].
* OccidentalOtaku: Rain is fond of {{manga}}, and Gavin is into {{anime}}.
* ParentalSubstitute: Rain's snarky aunt Fara took Rain in when Rain was 13, after "circumstances" separated Rain from her parents.
* SchoolGirlLesbian: Maria.
* SinisterMinister: Father Quenton, the school principal, is established as this in his ''[[EstablishingCharacterMoment opening panel.]]'' (Ok, he is probably the lower-grade "high-school" version of evil incarnate, but he probably still qualifies.) Also established to have a [[BaldOfEvil Bald Of Evil]].
* SureWhyNot: After a friend of the author thinks up the name [=Jerky McJerkface=] for Gavin, the author decided to [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1091539/friends/ make it canon]].
* StupidSexyFlanders: Rain in a gym uniform invokes this reaction from [[SchoolGirlLesbian Maria]]...and a good section of the audience.
* SweatDrop: Both Rain and Rudy displays one [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1078625/thought-process/ the script after their collison.]]
* {{Transexual}}: Should be pretty obvious by now. While Rain is an mtf transsexual, the character of Ky(or Kylie) also falls under this category, as he is genderfluid.
* {{Understatement}}: There is a brief {{Flashback}} that shows Rudy coming out, with his dad calling the operator for a young priest and an old priest, and his mom crying badly. The page title? ''Slight'' Overeaction.

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rain_1347.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:(From left to right) Gavin, Rudy, Rain and Maria.]]
''"A story for boys, girls, and everyone in-between..."''

A slice-of-life {{Dramedy}} webcomic created by Jocelyn C.D. - A.K.A. [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/ LittleLynn84]]

In public, [[CharacterTitle Rain]] appears to be your average teenage girl. She enjoys shopping and dressing pretty and whatnot, but the fact is that she’s hardly average. Some would debate she’s even a girl! In truth, Rain is a male-to-female {{transsexual}}.

The irony is in that growing up, she appeared to be a completely average little boy. No one would have ever guessed that the poor child was [[TroubledChild dealing with something like this inside]]. Those days were rough on her. Having to “pretend” to be a boy throughout her childhood was painful for her and led to many days where seemingly nothing went wrong ended in tears.

At age 13, circumstance lands Rain in the custody of her [[ParentalSubstitute Aunt Fara]], [[SecretKeeper whom she finally revealed her secret to]]. Rather than see Rain suffer, her aunt decided to allow her to dress like a girl around the house if it would make her feel better. And it did… for a while, anyway. As time went by, Fara noticed Rain had become [[FriendlessBackground a bit of an antisocial hermit for the sake of being able to dress up more frequently]]. Already shy to begin with, this probably wasn’t a step in the right direction.

Fara came up with an interesting (but ballsy) plan to remedy this, but keep Rain happy. It took a long time and a lot of work, but she saved up enough money to move the two of them to a new town where nobody would know them. They acquired a fully female wardrobe for Rain, and she was [[NewTransferStudent enrolled in a high school]] AS a girl. It would be potentially dangerous for Rain if she were ever caught, but her nature made her seek perfection in her presentation before going out into the world… [[EnforcedMethodActing Well, her voice could use some work anyway]]...

Rain updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. It can be read [[http://www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofile.php?id=90588 here]], or [[http://comicfury.com/comicprofile.php?url=rain here]], or on Jocelyn's [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/ DeviantART gallery]].
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!!'''This webcomic contains examples of:'''

* {{Animesque}}: Has all the different anime tropes and references, but is not drawn by a Japanese person.
* BlackSheep: Rain's elder brother Aiken seems to be [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1137407/kellen/ viewed]] as this.
* BlandNameProduct: Video game systems and games (and possibly other things) in Rain's world tend to be lawyer-friendly versions of their real life counterparts. For instance, the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem "Super Nintendo" entertainment system]] instead becomes the "Super Funtendo" entertainment system, and the game [[{{Battletoads}} "Battletoads"]] becomes [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1251478/the-weirdest-things/ "Fighter Frogs".]]
* BonusMaterial: Jocelyn is interspersing bonus omake strips between her regular chapters under the title [[PunnyName "Rain Delay".]]
* CharacterTitle
* ColorFailure: Rain's [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1073316/its-a-small-world-after-all/ reaction]] to Gavin asking her if she happened to be familiar with his childhood friend, [[SecretIdentity Ryan Flaherty.]]
** Maria gets in on the action [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1114467/pass/ here]].
** [[spoiler:The entire Halloween party looses its color when [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/art/RAIN-p163-164-Spectators-274995342 Rudy, in a drunken stupor, kisses Rain]].]]
* CureYourGays: According to Rudy's [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1127039/slight-overreaction/ flashback]], this was the reasoning his parents used for sending him and Maria to a catholic school after Rudy came out to them. Considering how they reacted, it's no wonder Maria has kept silent about her own sexual preferences.
* CuteShotaroBoy: Rain in the prolouge.
* DeathGlare: Maria is a master at it. She could teach [[{{Terminator}} T-800 robots]] a thing or two about [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1095306/reputation/ how to do it.]]
* DroppedABridgetOnHim: Rain does this to the core cast at the end of Chapter One.
* DudeShesALesbian: Rudy says this exact line to Gavin when he was hitting on Maria in [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1129629/not-so-secret/ this strip]].
* FictionalMedia: ''"Black Wings, Kaminari"'', ''"Halloween Princess Pandora"'', and ''"Mad Giga-Kaizer X"'' are all fictional manga and anime that Rain and her friends have collected.
* {{Flashback}}: There is one in the prolouge, and another when Rudy is explaining why Maria is in the closet.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The prologue, for one. The appearance of Aiken is also foreshadowed by Fara's conversation with Kellen. Also, some of the Halloween costumes are hinted at before they are revealed.
* {{Gaydar}}: [[spoiler: Rain doesn't know what one is, [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1184187/shipper/ apparently...]]]]
* TheGenericGuy: Rand M. Guy (AKA Randy) is the least characterized and shown of the ensemble cast, with only two appearances in canon and no dialogue. This is lampshaded not only by his name, but from WordOfGod and BonusMaterial. (No one cares that he is [[BiTheWay bisexual]]).
* GilliganCut: [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1078625/thought-process/ The page]] after Rudy crashes into Rain, and sees Rain's "junk" under her skirt:
-->'''Rain''' (thinking): And even if he did, he probably wouldn't even believe what he saw, right? Yeah, I'm sure he wouldn't tell anyone...
-->'''Rudy''' (to Maria and Gavin): Hey, guys! You'll never guess what I saw!
* HalloweenEpisode: Basically all of Chapter 6.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Aunt Fara's improvised [[WeaponOfChoice weapon of choice]]? ''[[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1106514/doctors-note/ Student artwork.]]''
* IronicNickName: Rain is actually not that fond of rainy days at all.
* {{Keet}}: Rudy is one, being small, loud, colorful, hyper...
* LampshadeHanging: [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/art/RAIN-p-35-Girls-197615815 In Girls]], one of the characters, Holly, gave this jewel. Note that she prolably stepped outside to wait until her ears stopped ringing:
-->'''Holly''': Umm... Where's our teacher during all of this?
* NewTransferStudent: The story kicks off with Rain's first day after transferring to a new school.
* NoPeriodsPeriod: Implied to be [[AvertedTrope averted]] [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1098260/awkward/ here.]] Rain is very prepared.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Rain's gym outfit has a rather [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1114467/pass/ distracting effect]] on Maria. Preceded by a [[LuminescentBlush Luminescent Blush]] and comboed with [[ColorFailure Color Failure]].
* OccidentalOtaku: Rain is fond of {{manga}}, and Gavin is into {{anime}}.
* ParentalSubstitute: Rain's snarky aunt Fara took Rain in when Rain was 13, after "circumstances" separated Rain from her parents.
* SchoolGirlLesbian: Maria.
* SinisterMinister: Father Quenton, the school principal, is established as this in his ''[[EstablishingCharacterMoment opening panel.]]'' (Ok, he is probably the lower-grade "high-school" version of evil incarnate, but he probably still qualifies.) Also established to have a [[BaldOfEvil Bald Of Evil]].
* SureWhyNot: After a friend of the author thinks up the name [=Jerky McJerkface=] for Gavin, the author decided to [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1091539/friends/ make it canon]].
* StupidSexyFlanders: Rain in a gym uniform invokes this reaction from [[SchoolGirlLesbian Maria]]...and a good section of the audience.
* SweatDrop: Both Rain and Rudy displays one [[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1078625/thought-process/ the script after their collison.]]
* {{Transexual}}: Should be pretty obvious by now. While Rain is an mtf transsexual, the character of Ky(or Kylie) also falls under this category, as he is genderfluid.
* {{Understatement}}: There is a brief {{Flashback}} that shows Rudy coming out, with his dad calling the operator for a young priest and an old priest, and his mom crying badly. The page title? ''Slight'' Overeaction.

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21st Dec '11 7:47:28 PM chihuahua0
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** [[spoiler:The entire Halloween party looses its color when [[http://littlelynn84.deviantart.com/art/RAIN-p163-164-Spectators-274995342 Rudy, in a drunken stupor, kisses Rain]].]]
20th Oct '11 9:45:29 AM LittleLynn84
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* TheGenericGuy: Randy M Normal is the least characterized and shown of the ensemble cast, with only two appearances in canon and no dialogue. This is lampshaded not only by his name, but from WordOfGod and BonusMaterial. (No one cares that he is [[BiTheWay bisexual]]).

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* TheGenericGuy: Randy M Normal Rand M. Guy (AKA Randy) is the least characterized and shown of the ensemble cast, with only two appearances in canon and no dialogue. This is lampshaded not only by his name, but from WordOfGod and BonusMaterial. (No one cares that he is [[BiTheWay bisexual]]).
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The prologue, for one. The appearance of Aiken is also foreshadowed by Fara's conversation with Kellen. Also, some of the Halloween costumes are hinted at before they are revealed.
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* {{Transexual}}: Should be pretty obvious by now. While Rain is an MtF transsexual, the character of Ky(or Kylie) also falls under this category, as he is genderfluid.

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* {{Transexual}}: Should be pretty obvious by now. While Rain is an MtF mtf transsexual, the character of Ky(or Kylie) also falls under this category, as he is genderfluid.
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* {{Transexual}}: Should be pretty obvious by now. While Rain is an MtF transsexual, the character of Ky(or Kylie) also falls under this category, as he is genderfluid.
19th Oct '11 2:08:27 PM chihuahua0
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* TheGenericGuy: Randy M Normal is the least characterized and shown of the ensemble cast, with only two appearances in canon and no dialogue. This is lampshaded not only by his name, but from WordOfGod and BonusMaterial. (No one cares that he is [[BiTheWay bisexual]]).
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* HalloweenEpisode: Basically all of Chapter 6.
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