It's more or less been established that none of the Flaherty kids like their father, so it should be no surprise that at least one among them wouldn't want to take that conversation any farther. And here, we get Aiken oddly enough saving the day yet again. Rain's only too happy to get off the subject herself. Kellen... well, no one ever really knows what she wants. XD
It's hard to say if Aiken knows specifically what Rain's talking about when she says "Kaminari", but it is yet another friendly reminder of how much she really HASN'T changed since the old geeky Ryan he used to know. Although presenting in a way he's still struggling to get used to, she IS the same person she always was. It seems like such a small thing, but I've seen stuff like that be a game-changer for opposing parties before.
In regards to "Assault on Colossus" (a hopefully obvious play on Attack on Titan), do keep in mind that it's 2013 in the story's canon right now. Keeping it time-relavant, the show wouldn't have actually aired yet, so future fans in the Rainverse still have lots soul crushing to look forward to. XD
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
So, in case anyone hasn't gotten the memo, I've learned recently that I have testicular cancer. The good things are that this is extremely curable, and getting it removed will actually be something of a blessing anyway. The bad things are that I've been spending a lot of time calling doctors, getting tests done, making appointments for other tests to be done, and when I get a free moment, I'm not really feeling up for drawing. So I think there's unfortunately going to be a hiatus coming up after this week. I want to take my time and just focus on what needs to be done for this, and not stress myself out trying to make page deadlines at the same time.
Unfortunately, this will cut into the middle of a chapter, and for that I'm sorry. The hiatus may be a long one, going until I get this thing removed and am recovered and ready to start drawing again (and at this time, I can't even guess when that will be). I will keep you posted in the meantime, and maybe try to casually do a few non-plot things if I feel up for it.
Other than that, I'm trying to keep a good attitude and a sense of humor, so I would appreciate it if you all did too. And I suppose I'll leave the usual donation link here too if anyone who's able to help still would like to (don't beat yourself up if you can't though). Just keep me in your thoughts and prayers, and I think we'll be through this in no time. ^_^
I'm loving that Aiken seems to at the very least be trying. I was so pissed with him for how he treated Rain during Christmas.
Also, I'm really really sorry about the whole cancer thing, but I am certainly glad that it is curable. And I know I can't speak for everyone, but I for one have zero problems with a hiatus, no matter how long it ends up being. Your health and peace of mind is far more important. I hope everything goes smoothly, and good luck :)
...heh, Assault on Colossus. Yes, the reference is obvious :P
Not sure if Aiken was trying to save Rain or himself discomfort. Either way I guess it worked out for the best lol
Take all the time you need. We'll be here when you get back :)
I'm afraid for Emily, suddenly.
I'm sad to hear about your cancer...I have had two close family/friends be diagnosed with various types of cancer,and my mom has had to have precancerous lumps taken out, and I am predisposed to skin cancer and I know that it is really difficult...I hope you'll be okay! Your webcomic has been an inspiration to me as I have come to terms with my identity. At least it's something you'd want to get rid of anyway!<|:P Make sure to take lots of vitamin C to combat infection and to prevent recurring tumors.
"assault on collosus" hey - those kids are in for a world of disappointment :P
as an aside, what is the timeline for this comic? are the characters are all still in the same school year that they started out in, or has everyone been aging and i just missed it?
You take care of yourself first, so take all the time you need to deal with this. We'll still be here when you're ready to start working on the comic again.
I'm really starting to like Aiken more and more. He's at least trying to adapt to his little sister, and is doing a pretty good job at it now. Hopefully Kellen will come around sooner rather than later.
Ah the power of combined sibling nerdness. Makes conversations about a favorite subject take priority over awkward Conversations.
Listen. Don't feel bad. If you have to take some time off for your health than do it. I like the entertainment I get from this comic but the author's health an happiness comes first.
I'm so sorry to hear that you have cancer. It's great to hear that it's treatable though, take good care of yourself!
I usually don't comment, but I wanted to assure you you'll beat Cancer's ass! we believe in you! Take all the time you need and we'll be here, for you.
I agree with everyone, I don't mind hiatus because yeah, Rain is super awesome, but your health is so important. No matter how long the hiatus ends up being, your health is so important. I think most of your fans re pretty understanding, we just want what's best for you. I hope everything goes well, best of luck! We'll be cheering for you!
Aiken \could\ be changing the subject for his own awkwardness, but I think Kellen is making the situation plenty awkward anyways so I'm just happy that Aiken seems to at least be trying and having fun with Rain. I think this con could potentially make him see that Rain is just the same as ever, geeky as ever. I have more hope after this page for Aiken changing his mind, but at the same time I'm concerned for Rain and Emily with Kellen, but I shall just wait and see. It'd probably be a good point to re-read through the comic anyways, I've really been wanting to re-read it again and seeing Rain talk about her earlier memories on the last update made me want to re-read more, so that'll be cool to do.
Serious RL subject aside, I'm kinda worried about how the Flaherty siblings seem to have a shared dislike, maybe fear, of their father. I hope he was just 'not nice', but it could be much worse than that :(
*Insert mandatory "Shadow of Titan" mention here*