Rain is a Blessing

This section here is meant to discuss the history of the name behind this site and its evolution. Read on for more information.

Capricious Rain Woman

Back in 2011 I decided to apply for a Juvia fanlisting to be listed over at animefanlistings. I got approved and immediatly made the layout, but had no clue what to do for a name. My usual naming convention, song names, wasn't really working out for me. So I looked to her character to find something. I knew she was called an Ame Onna or "Rain Woman" but felt that was too obvious or too simple. Somehow i decided to look for an adjective to best describe her personality. So i looked to a dictionary and came across capricious. Here is what it means:


Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior

Juvia is easily swayed by her emotions, i feel she is a very passionate person about the things she loves. Most of these quick and sudden changes are usually because of Grey though. She can go from happy, sad, depressed or to even enraged depending on whats happening. Its one of the many things i love about her. :D I tried to capture that with the codes and layouts i made of her XD


Rain is a Blessing

Fast forward to late Spring of 2014, and i'm redoing this site to enter it for Amassment's Blast From the Past Challenge. I wanted a new name and I felt i could do a lot better. So once more I retreated back to my age old method of song titles for site names. I happen to be a big fan of CNBLUE, a South Korean rock band that is also prominent in Japan. They have a song named "Rain of Blessing", which came out in late 2011 as a b-side on their major debut single In My Head.



Sadly for me, I didn't realize till recently that my mp3 tags for this single were off, so I always knew it as "Rain is Blessing". In order for it to make more sense as a site title i changed it to "Rain is a Blessing". The song is a nice slightly mellow rock ballad that builds up as the song progresses. While the lyrics are mostly sad, i feel some of it could apply to Juvia pre Fairy Tail. Maybe her longing for Gray? :x Here is a translation:


Sound of falling rain whispering tenderly in this sleepless night, tonight
The silent dream sleeps with world of blue, good night

We were here
All the time with you
We were gazing at our future

Please take a piece of me and when the morning comes
I’m waiting for rain to wash all my tears away
The remaining memory is blowing in the wind
Come feel the season change with every heart beat
Over and over, every day, Only you and me
I’ll play without ever changing
Forever more and more

Is it raindrops or my teardrops? It’s pouring into this world
I’ll never stop walking even if I can’t see my end, no way

Sand castle mirage
Without noticing, I kept drawing a dream

You know I’m losing color without you here
Gonna change my world without you by my side
Never say goodbye, Stay as it is, please don’t end
Wanna take the journey knowing there’s no end
The hurt in my heart
Rain always washed it away

Please take a piece of me and when the morning comes
I’m waiting for the rain to wash all my tears away
The remaining memory is blowing in the wind
Come feel the season change with every heart beat
Over and over, every day, Only you and me
I’ll play without changing
Forever more and more..

To be entirely honest, i mainly picked the song because of the title. Rain is often seen as a blessing in cultures because they need it to survive off the land. I really like that sentiment because Juvia's rain was often seen as the opposite of a blessing: a curse. I wanted a site title that says to Juvia: "you have a beautiful gift. It can not only bring happiness to others, it can help you protect the ones you love." :)


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