ManyVids superstar Lana Rain has taken cosplay and the camming world to new heights, and today she takes Penthouse along for the ride.

15 Questions with Lana Rain

Companies normall start with sort of a bare basics (as it were) list of stats or fun facts about a model, but this time around ManyVids simply rolled out the questions and let ‘er rip (literally). Of course that could be because of the lengthy and extremely well-reasoned answers Lana provided. You do not see this depth of rumination in many model submissions anymore. We find that sad. … Of course that also means that Lana Rain makes us quite happy.

Thus we shall share.

When did you start creating content?

I started creating content in 2015. Over time, I realized that I had a more natural ability to create content than I did to livestream, so I started to focus more on that. Creativity was always my strong point, and I felt like I was always lacking in the social department, since I spent most of my time alone growing up messing with things like photo and video editing.

When did you start to get into anime?

That’s a much deeper question for me than one might initially think upon asking, but I’ll try my best to answer. I have always had an affinity toward anime ever since I watched it on TV as a kid. Because, unlike regular Western TV shows, especially during that era, where nothing within itself was taken seriously, anime showed me a side of life that was worlds apart from what I was accustomed to everywhere else; this is not what I needed in a world where I already felt didn’t make sense because of how everyone treated each other and themselves. I loved the attention to detail, the colorful and vibrant hair — which, at the time, was absolutely unique to me — and designs that felt like the idea of beauty in aesthetics were given consideration, all of which contrasted with what I would see people wear around me. Most importantly, continuity opened me up to my earliest experiences of storytelling and world-building. Details like power levels and differences between characters and villains were all taken into account and given importance and thoughtful consideration. By contrast, in American cartoons, everything was forgotten by the next episode like it didn’t even matter, and most elements were built upon shallow jokes. I guess cartoons sort of reflected how I felt the children in my school treated everything, which was shallow, fickle and fleeting. So all I wanted to do was run away from that because I was essentially doing anything and everything to find some sort of logic and structure in life that I could understand and attach myself to.

How do you come up with ideas for your content?

I don’t know if I could have been as creative as I am without being able to cosplay for my videos. There is something fun about picking a character — since I already love to cosplay — and then figuring out what kind of story I could apply to that character after researching the story they are from and their personality.

Who are your top five favorite characters to cosplay?

  1. Rei Ayanami Plugsuit (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  2. Motoko Kusanagi (GitS: SAC [Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex])
  3. Exusiai (Arknights)
  4. Shinobu (Demon Slayer)
  5. Bowsette (Super Mario)

What food have you never eaten but want to try?

There are too many to count, but I’ll try to name some I can remember off the top of my head. Sea urchin pasta, meat tartare burger, all the unusual raw fish and sushi that they offer in Japan. I want to see what fruit is like in Southeast Asian countries. I know that stuff like durian and even some commonly known ones like mangoes taste way better over there. I have a close friend who swears by the fact that mangoes in the Philippines taste so much better that she says it’s basically a different fruit.

Do you believe in extraterrestrial life?

I don’t think it’s a matter of belief. For me, it’s more a matter of the fact that nothing is stopping the open possibility, especially with how little we know about our universe or the structure of our reality.

What movie can you watch over and over again?

While I enjoy some movies, I’m really not much of a movie person. The idea of rewatching movies over and over gives me anxiety for whatever reason, so probably none.

If you could have a superpower what would it be?

It depends on how realistic in terms of practicality I’m supposed to take this question. Does everyone else have superpowers, or am I the only one? If it’s the latter, then it would have to be teleportation because it doesn’t intrude upon other people’s perception of how reality works, on top of still being able to play into normal life.

What mythical creature do you wish actually existed?

It’s not a mythical creature, but the megalodon existing again would be awesome. It scares the ever-living hell out of me, but things that I feared in nature the most were also always the most beautiful to me.

What type of content can someone expect to see when they subscribe to your VIP FanClub on ManyVids?

Most of my VIP FanClub content is short masturbation clips for people who are more into that kind of stuff over detailed scripted videos.

What game have you spent the most hours playing?

I don’t really play games that often. Most competitive games that I like I’m not passionate enough about for me to take seriously, given my goals and restrictive schedule. If I play a game these days, it is really just because I care about the story, such as the NieR franchise. But if I had to think back to my past, it would probably be Pokémon Silver. I didn’t know how to read English when I was five because I was put in a French school. So, my silly young self had the genius idea to restart the game countless times to figure it out and see if I could do anything different to get past certain points. That Sudowoodo pretending to be a tree pained my existence.

Where was your favorite travel destination?

Unfortunately, I haven’t had the luxury of being able to travel much yet, but so far, out of the few places I’ve been, Colorado was definitely my favorite place. I was blown away by just how many iconic nature spots there were all over the state, and I could see mountain views from just casually driving through the state, which was a wonderful experience. Estes Park was just magical, and I barely got to scratch the surface of it. I would absolutely potentially buy a home there in the future.

Do you speak multiple languages? If so, which ones?

I’m from Quebec, so I learned French before actually learning English; I eventually forgot most of it because I stopped using it. I don’t have any particular motivation to learn it again either. I would much prefer to learn Chinese or Japanese.

What is your favorite thing to do on your days off?

The past year, I’ve been really invested in learning how to draw. Unfortunately, I had to dedicate the year to other things, so I barely got to do it, but the few times that I did went very well. This year, I plan to put more focus and hours into it, which I am honestly really looking forward to. I don’t really have time to do casual things like play video games or watch stuff unless I absolutely want to watch something, but I consider even that as productive time since I use it as well needed inspiration.

What is a quirk you have that no one knows about?

I’m not sure if this is considered a quirk, but due to my Asperger’s, whenever I become interested in something, I tend to become hyperfocused, allowing me to learn new things very quickly. Despite all the negatives I experienced throughout my life due to having Asperger’s in the kind of society we live in today, there are definitely a few things that I consider to be very useful.

Naturally it would not do for us to fail at providing a handy-dandy link to Lana Rains at ManyVids. We naturally encourage you to visit her there, but if you want to make an impression, doing a little reasearch first could not hurt. You might at least start at Fandom before wandering off. Granted, that link while handy certainly suffered on the dandy scale. It happens.

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