kitr

reasons to watch kissing in the rain
  • actors who are forced to kiss each other multiple times in different productions
  • friends to lovers trope
  • enemies to lovers trope
  • stars mary kate wiles from the lizzie bennet diaries
  • basically jily fanfiction if you look at it the right way
  • UKELELE SERENADE
  • WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE KISSING FOR THE SCREEN BUT IT WENT ON A LITTLE AFTER THE DIRECTOR CALLED CUT TROPE
  • THERE’S A TUMBLR WHERE FANFICTIONS WERE CANONIZED BY THE CREATOR WITH A WHOLE BACKSTORY CREATED BY THE FANS
  • SHORT AND CUTE AND ALL ON YOUTUBE
  • ITS LIKE WATCHING FANFICTION DO IT
Kissing in the Rain: Rough Drafts

Hey.

Lily stares at the composed text, her thumb hovering over “send”. It’s been six weeks since she last saw James in person, and it’s been raining for the last two of them. There hasn’t been any reason for them to see each other, they don’t have any projects together in the foreseeable future. She’s heard rumors of James signing onto the next Marvel franchise, Lily’s manager has started pushing her more towards YA book-to-film adaptations. Lily doesn’t mind the change of pace, she’s more than just kissing in the rain and period dramas and romantic leads. She can do more, she’d like to do more, she just… sometimes she misses things.

Stupid things, things she won’t bother composing mental lists about because her life is not a 1990’s romantic comedy, and she’s never liked when the heroes of the story come to life-changing romantic epiphanies through addition. When Lily likes someone, she likes them past the point of mathematical explanation.

Keep reading

We are going to be the best of friends. We were born to be good friends, Anne. You’ve thwarted destiny enough.

A small comparison: Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe in several adaptations.

1919 | 1934 | Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) | 1956 | 1958 | Anne of Avonlea (1975) | Akage no An (1979) | Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) | Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series (2000-2001) | Anne (2007) | Inspiration Found (2008) | Green Gables Fables (2014-2015) | Kissing in the Rain (2014) | Bedtime Story Animation (2014)

(Well, Sri Lankan Gilbert is kind of without Anne, but…)

Kissing in the Rain: Callbacks

“I love you. I love you, I love you, I -”

“Oh, shut up.”

Lily looks up at her potential co-star, whose name she’s already forgotten. Ben Cute-Hair-Weird-Eyes Something. She hopes to God they don’t cast him, he delivers his lines like they’re in a college production of Our Town, all boyish charm and theater-trained intensity on cue. She leans in to kiss him, then -

“Thank you, Ben, we’ll be in touch,” says Nancy the casting director.

Lily pulls back and smiles at Ben politely. He’s cute in a Neutrogena commercial way, but he smells like an ad for Axe Body Spray and she bets he’d kiss like a public service announcement. She glances at Nancy, who’s already scrolling through her smartphone and doing her best impression of Very Busy Casting Director Lady. If people were rain, Nancy was a freak occurrence LA thunderstorm that casually ruined your day on its way to the Caribbean.

Keep reading

2

Kissing in the Rain: Lily & James is a webseries from shipwreckedcomedy which follows two actors who keep finding themselves kissing in the rain, despite not being particularly fond of each other.

The Fan-Canon Experience is a compilation (reviewed and approved by Yulin Kuang) of all of the fanfiction, fan art, playlists, movie posters, and other fan works that have been canonized by Yulin Kuang and included as a part of the story of Lily and James. Each of the links below leads to a slideshow containing an episode of Kissing in the Rain: Lily & James and all of the fan-canon associated with it.

Enjoy!

Episode 1: Lily and James
Episode 2: Anne and Gilbert
Episode 3: Olivia and Ben
Episode 4: Edgar and Annabel
Episode 5: David and Susan
Episode 6: George and Mary
Episode 7: Lily and James

7

Webseries inspired bookshelf:

Emma by Jane Austen-Emma Approved, Pemberly Digital

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Kate Rorick and Bernie Su
&
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - 
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Pemberly Digital

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery- Kissing in the Rain - Ep. 2: Anne & Gilbert, Shipwrecked 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell- I Didn’t Write This - Ep. 6, Yulin Kuang

Peter Pan (unfortunately my copy is not by J.M. Barrie but I tried!)- The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy, EpicRobotTV

Go check all of these out (books and webseries) because they’re all super good and made by some very talented people :)