Remember on the last page, where Rain was all like, "give me a minute"? Well, originally, this was where we were going to give her a minute and cut away to another scene. That other scene though, has been a pain in the butt to write and still requires tweaking, so it will instead be delayed. I guess we'll keep on this path for now, but sometime before the next chapter, I'll add that scene and probably slide it in between this and the last page (I'll keep you posted so no one gets too confused).
Anyway, flashback to the very first page and an unsettling final panel mentioning Mr. Flaherty for the first time in a while.
Rain's backstory is actually very similar to my own here. Although not identical, I also said something like that when I was three or four and was shot down, resulting in years of fear of bringing it up again. I didn't grow out of it either. Maybe Rain will write a webcomic in ten years too. XD
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Also, I've said this before, but I'm trying to raise money for SRS, and I'm still struggling with it. If you can help, it would be most welcome. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
poor Rain ... E,ily needs to deliver cuddles Stat XD
Has anyone else noticed that Mr. Flaherty is basically Fire Lord Ozai? A menacing, antagonistic figure who's only briefly mentioned and kept off stage but whose dark presence and monstrous actions continue to overshadow the entire plot
@RFZ: lol that's brilliant
@RFZ: Well, that WOULD explain why Rain keeps hiding one side of her face with her hair.....
I never had the courage to come out when I was younger... I didn't really understand it back then anyways... It wasn't until I was in high school that I finally learned that what I was wasn't crazy, that there was something real going on here. It wasn't until I was 24 that I was actually able to come out. I was terrified of being judged and ridiculed and I only came out once I no longer had to depend on anyone else to survive.
"Dad was the first to find out"
WHAT?!!? WHAT?!!? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN. WHEN DID RAIN'S DAD FIND OUT ABOUT HER?! DAMN YOUR PLOT TWISTS
Rain says, "I thought about trying again a few years later, but dad was the first to find out." So presumably, it was a couple years after she was 3 or 4. Perhaps I could have worded that better. Sorry. ^^;
I'm sort of curious too, as in dad found out when she was 3 or 4, or is there another instance we don't know about yet?
Everything's coming to a head, sort of!
It seems like after hearing this, Kellen miiiiiiiight start to be less of a bitch. I hope so at least. With her precedent so far I might just be being too optimistic :/
Yeah, the look on her face kind of says "I'm sorry sis, I've been a ginormous bitch, please forgive me".
I remember when I was about 5 assuming I "used to be a girl", and that everyone changes gender periodically throughout their lives, kinda like the Hutts in Star Wars (which I didn't know about then lol). I think it was cos "boy" didn't feel a good enough fit for it to possibly just be an immutable truth. I mentioned it casually to my mum at the time, and I think she thought it was silly
Can't quite figure out what Kellen's expression is here. Is she upset? Sympathetic? Guilty? Angry with her dad? Angry with Rain for blaming her dad for something?
Not really sure where else to put this, so I guess I'll just say it here:
Okay, what I'm about to tell you might sound a little scary, but please read the whole thing before losing your cool and assuming the worst. You may or may not be aware that I had to see my endocrinologist last week on account of recent blood work stating that my testosterone levels were unusually high. They're actually higher now than before I started.
After a physical, the reason she suspected is that I might have a testicular tumor. I've gone in for an ultrasound today, proving her suspicion to be correct. It's all pretty scary, but I try to remind myself that this is one of the most treatable cancers, so it's not the end of the world. And I'll definitely have to have them removed, but I mean, it's not like it'd be a big loss; I didn't want them anyway. XD
In regards to the comic, when I have to go in for surgery (I'll absolutely keep you posted on dates when I know for sure), it will go on immediate indefinite hiatus until I'm back home and feeling up for getting back to work. I hate that that'll probably cut through the middle of a chapter, but that's probably going to be out of my hands. I know this is probably the last thing on anyone's mind, but I want to assure you that this isn't the end of Rain. It's a little hiccup, but I still plan to live a long, full life, so NOTHING stops here.
Anyway, I'm trying to keep a good attitude and a sense of humor, so I would appreciate it if you all did too. I don't want to hear horror stories or everything that can (but might not) go wrong. If I can be strong for me, you can too. Just keep me in your thoughts and prayers, and I think we'll be through this in no time. ^_^
@LittleLynn84: Hope everything goes well D:
@LittleLynn84: Oh my god, I hope you're okay! Thinking of you <3
The good thing is the fact that it was caught as a result of routine endocrinological tests that the vast majority of cis people have no equivalent to means it will have been caught really early relative to most patients with the same cancer. So if it's also one of the most treatable cancers even based on the typical time scale...?
I'm hoping everything goes well for you!
@LittleLynn84: My thoughts and prayers are with you. You and Rain have been like a beacon of hope in my life lately and I want to thank you immensely for it.
@LittleLynn84: I hope everything goes well, Jocelyn. I'll be wishing you all the best. <3
@LittleLynn84: Oh crap. é__è I hope everything will go just fine for you. It must be really weird to have to bear this situation. I really hope (and THINK) everything will go fine and that you will be soon releived. At least, it has been detected soon enough to be taken care of, and, well, as you said, it's not a big loss anyway. xD Take care of you, you're a great artist, a really kind woman and I wish that you will continue your work because it helps so many people to hang up (?) on life.
@LittleLynn84: Oh also for the record, since I didn't say so explicitly before, I'm quite happy for a hiatus to happen :)
@LittleLynn84: Well, that kind of thing is often testosterone dependent, so you're already on the right medication. And like you said, you were going to get rid of those things anyway, so this is just a reason to do that sooner.
Other than that, I hope everything goes well for you o_o
Hope everything works out as well as possable.
Well, Kellen looks very sympathetic for Rain, so that's a good sign, I think. Yep, I'm optimistic about this.
I wanted to write a post on how much like this page (you know, like usual), but it feels a bit out of place, seeing the above announcement.
I suppose it is worth mentioning regardless that what RFZ said is true: Rain's father is a very good villain, and one I can't wait to hear more of. He's a behinds the scene guy that we all hate. Good writing, Jocelyn ;)