Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick

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Jocelyn Samara DiDomenick is the author of Rainverse Wiki's titular webcomic Rain.

Jocelyn is a transgender woman, and has said that the comic reflects her personal experiences and at one point during a character's coming out, says that "[t]his is a very real and personal story for me".[7][8] From an old FAQ, she states some personal experiences, and they have some parallels with Rain, such as her earliest childhood story being telling her father "I wish I was a girl", her closeting herself until she was 20 due to negative reactions. and having a transmasc therapist.[9]

Jocelyn enjoys drawing, writing, gaming (especially RPGs and retro games), anime (her tastes are "pretty eclectic") and heavy metal (or more particularly, epic/symphonic metal).[10]

Her Rainverse projects include:

  • Rain, a slice-of-life dramedy webcomic about the experience of a high school senior named Rain. This comic started to publish in November of 2010, and is set primarily in 2012-13. The main storyline was finished in April of 2022,[11] with only occasional bonus content coming out.[12]
  • My Impossible Soulmate, a follow-up semi-prequel webcomic to Rain, which started in December of 2022.
  • Magical, a sibling-story to Rain that is mainly prose. It's about a group of transgender kids who all achieve magical forms and abilities that cannot be maintained without risk. Notably includes Carmen Jimenez, who is featured in Chapter 17 of Rain.
  • Save the Princess, an in-development RPG set in the world of and featuring characters from My Impossible Soulmate. It will be released when ready. A Princess kidnapped, a hero and his companions travel to save her. Simple! Or is it?
  • Lavender, Lynn's entry for NaNoWriMo 2007. It centers on a love story between Amanda and Lavie, two girls in a private school. Formerly "Lavender Town". It is currently on hiatus.

Her other projects include:

  • Moonlight Wanderers, an upcoming fan comic based on Pokémon Moon.
  • Silhouette, a different take on the stereotypical Gender Bender story. Exploring the fantasy "wish fulfillment" aspects of magical gender swaps in contrast with the very real and complicated aspects of gender transition in the real world. It centers around Harper, a cisgender guy who wakes up to find he's transformed into a petite cis girl to the frustration of his transgender best friend and confusion of his non-binary sibling. Following their exploits to figure out what even happened, or if it can be reversed or duplicated.
  • The Scars of Redemption, formerly "Something Dark," revolves around three young adults: Garry, Raquel, and Lane. They have all escaped from a facility trying to raise young boys as super soldiers. They struggle to live simple, quiet lives to various degrees of success despite the struggles presented from their youth.
  • Shangri-La, another in-development RPG focusing on a mysterious island that cannot be left. Currently has a short demo.
  • Impure, a fantasy epic with an unknown format between novel and game. It's the story of Roland, a stowaway criminal who's traveling to the Purelands to start a new life.

Lynn's Fediverse Posts

[1]
In my defense, I&#39;m late for <a href="https://retro.pizza/tags/MakeATerribleComicDay2024" class="mention hashtag" rel="tag">#<span>MakeATerrible...
2024-06-25 05:16:22
[2]
Another busy week ahead of us, but perhaps a bit tonally calmer... for now. ^_^
CF - <a href="https://mis.thecomicseries.com/comics/180/" target="_blank" rel="n...
2024-06-24 14:36:28
[3]
They&#39;re still going... XD
2024-06-23 14:51:47
[4]
When you watch your friends carry on a conversation for long enough that you have time to draw yourself eating popcorn to it. XD
2024-06-23 04:30:27
[5]
Dragon Rain 9 - Q&amp;A<br />You got questions! Rain&#39;s got answers! :D
CF - <a href="https://rain.thecomicseries.com/comics/1547" target="_blank"...
2024-06-22 13:10:39
[6]
Dramatic page, with a pretty intense bit of lore.
CF - <a href="https://mis.thecomicseries.com/comics/179/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer&quo...
2024-06-21 11:33:15
[7]
Seir&#39;s an interesting one, huh?
CF - <a href="https://mis.thecomicseries.com/comics/178/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" transla...
2024-06-19 12:29:24
[8]
Good news: Today&#39;s Nintendo Direct was awesome.
Bad news: It&#39;s so hot and I don&#39;t feel like doing anything.
2024-06-18 17:08:34
[9]
Finally, it&#39;s time to see what moody Eiji is up to. And we&#39;ll also meet...
CF - <a href="https://mis.thecomicseries.com/comics/177/" target="_blank"...
2024-06-17 13:15:23
[10]
Dragon Rain 8 - Horns, Part 2<br />Good news and bad news... and cameos! :D
CF - <a href="https://rain.thecomicseries.com/comics/1546" target="_blank" rel=&quo...
2024-06-15 12:40:06
[11]
Much lighter page today. I promise. ^^;
CF - <a href="https://mis.thecomicseries.com/comics/176/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" trans...
2024-06-14 13:13:14
[12]
Wake up, everyone: Fascinating new Rainverse lore! XD
2024-06-13 14:13:10
[13]
When it suddenly becomes THAT kind of a day.
2024-06-13 02:39:11
[14]
Oh, that&#39;s some rather morbid tea talk. O_o
CF - <a href="https://mis.thecomicseries.com/comics/175/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer&...
2024-06-12 14:20:31
[15]
Tea time!? XD
CF - <a href="https://mis.thecomicseries.com/comics/174/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" translate="no"><...
2024-06-10 13:22:52
[16]
Settling in for another day of watching game trailers. It&#39;s mostly been a bust so far for my tastes, announcements-wise - barring Metaphor and a few indies - but whatevs, my spouse and I o...
2024-06-09 16:05:12
[17]
Dragon Rain 7 - Horns<br />Pain, but also Rudy. XD
CF - <a href="https://rain.thecomicseries.com/comics/1545" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noref...
2024-06-08 11:16:51
[18]
Chiaki&#39;s got a LOT to learn. ^^;
CF - <a href="https://mis.thecomicseries.com/comics/173/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" trans...
2024-06-07 13:22:36
[19]
Big one! Lore, history, and character development all in one.
CF - <a href="https://mis.thecomicseries.com/comics/172/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener n...
2024-06-05 13:33:57
[20]
I hate DeviantArt&#39;s new posting system for a LOT of reasons. Not the least of which because adding tags now offers the most ridiculous suggestions. ^^;
All of this, but not impossible...
2024-06-05 12:50:17

References

  1. Toot by Jocelyn: "It's my birthday. I made it to FORTY. :D...", archived from the original on 29 May 2024
  2. Author notes under Rain's return!, archived from the original on 12 June 2024
  3. Author notes under Goals for 2024, archived from the original on 11 April 2024
  4. I'm so tired and frustrated..., archived from the original on 12 June 2024
  5. Rain: 504: Fine, Young Woman#Author Notes
  6. Rain - Ask Blog 13, archived from the original on 23 April 2021
  7. Question "Is Rain based off your past experiences? Or just something you thought of?" on Rain's FAQ
  8. Rain: 1328: The Last Letter, Part 2#Author Notes
  9. Jocelyn's Transgal FAQ, archived from the original on 23 October 2015
  10. Jocelyn's profile page on Comicfury, archived from the original on 3 May 2024
  11. Rain: 1381: ...The Rainbow Comes Out
  12. Question "When does it update?" on Rain's FAQ