Here's a little behind-the-scenes for you. The Kylie/Drew meetup was in fact scripted for the previous chapter. I swear that scene is cursed though. I wrote, rewrote, scrapped, wrote again, and finally wrote once more that scene to make it work. When I was finally satisfied enough, Photoshop crashed on me twice in the making of said scene, losing my work in the process. Then, while I was on my sick hiatus for two months, I actually considered writing it as a side piece in prose. I lost that too. I'm so frustrated with the scene for putting me through all this. And if I didn't think it was important, I would totally leave it out completely.
So, if you think it's a strange decision to go back and talking about this scene after the fact, instead of just posting it in real time where it would fit chronologically: you're right. Because I wanted to post it in order. All existence was just against me on this one for some reason.
There are actually a lot of other things to take note of on this page. I just needed to vent that out, and now seemed like a good time.
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Also, in case you hadn't heard: after a recent visit with the oncologist, there is more surgery definitely in my future and more serious than last time (details another day). This will probably mean another lengthy hiatus (though I hope not as long as last time). I don't have a surgery date set yet, but obviously I'll let you know as soon as I do. Either way, I'm just gonna keep on posting for the time being; I've probably got at least a couple weeks until then. I just want everyone to be aware.
I don't like asking for help, but donations and book sales would probably help me out a lot at this time. Don't sweat it if you have nothing to spare, but if you can help, anything would be most welcome. Thank you.
Doesn't Ky need italics for his guy voice?
@The Panharmonicous Burrito: WHY ARENT WE FUNDING THIS?!?!?!?! This needs to be a thing
@The Panharmonicous Burrito: Ky's voice is androgynous enough that he doesn't need to alter it and can pass either way
@Dragon: In addition to this, there's been at least one person that theorized that the events of the comic Rain are, more or less, from Rain's perspective...so Rain hears her own voice and thinks it's unnatural, thus the italics, but hears others and thinks their voices are natural. (Or something like that; I don't remember the details.)
Yuuup, Rudy's smugness continues to irk me to no end. When it comes to personal matters, lately, it feels like his default mode is being undermining towards others, and that's a really, really crappy way to behave with the people you're purportedly close with.
And on an entirely different note, where on Earth are they meeting, that Gavin is at an other table? Are the employees so intransigent they won't allow him to just move his chair so he can be with his friends? That's one of the most unpleasant things a business place can do, in my opinion.
@r4di4r: Yeah, it really seems like he's become a much meaner person ever since his breakup with Rain. :/
@Flipz: Exactly that. It's...less-than ideal, but it's understandable. Rudy is bitter, and it is noticeably making him a worse person to be around.
But I can speak from experience, and I think most people can too, that this is unfortunately quite realistic. When we get hurt, and hurt deeply, it can take ages to heal.
I'll be the first to admit that after my first breakup, I was pretty bitter. I'd like to think I've improved with time, but that's not for me to say.
@r4di4r: Some restaurants, most often fast-food joints, have non-movable chairs. Some restaurants have table layouts where if Gavin moved his chair to be at the same table he'd be blocking a walkway, which is rude to everyone else in the restaurant particularly including the servers.
If this get-together was planned, they should have gotten a space suitable for five (or more), assuming one was available. But where they are (two tables in close proximity) may be the best such space. And maybe it was NOT planned, and they came in two or more groups with the last arriving after the first was seated.
@r4di4r: To be fair, the seats may be bolted to the ground.
So maybe Drew is actually gay/not attracted to girl!Ky.. Well, all the better for the DRewdy ship, but not so good for pairing up Ky with someone. Not that I want them with Drew mind you.
As for the missing page, I wonder what's so special about the timeline where it's posted that everything seems to be conspiring to keep you from posting it.
Maybe add it as a bonus page for book #3? ^_^
Im surprised I read all this in one go...its like 4 am now LOL
just to show how good this story is <3
keep up the good work n///n
New health update: It's looking very likely I'll be having surgery again on February 23rd. That's a Monday. As I said before, I think I'm going to ride out the page posts as long as I can. The Friday update before the surgery will conclude a particular scene, so it's probably good a place as any to cut off for a while.
As with my previous surgery, there will be a lengthy hiatus again. It's actually a more involved surgery this time, but as long as there isn't any complications like last time, it theoretically shouldn't take as long for me to recover. Still lengthy, but potentially not two months of non-posts.
I know a lot of you will tell me not to worry about the comic; please don't. As I had to repeat many times last time: it's not that I think the comic is the most important thing here, but it IS important to me. I'm telling you all this because I want you to be informed so you know and understand why I'm not posting for several weeks in the middle of a chapter. I don't want to be like some webcomics and just vanish without a word (that's a good way to lose an audience, and I'd like to be able to come back to all my readers, understanding and ready to read again when I'm ready to write again).
Anyway, that's pretty much the scoop. If anything changes or happens between now and then, I'll fill you in. But otherwise, thank you for your constant patience and understanding through this difficult and scary time for me. Remember, a sense of humor and positive attitude is VERY welcome. ^_^
If you wish to help in some monetary way which is in no way expected or mandatory (but always appreciated; don't sweat it if you can't though), you can follow one of the links below.
To donate: http://www.gofundme.com/4ql0j4
To purchase Volumes 1 and 2 of Rain: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/LittleLynn84
To purchase a Rain poster: http://www.deviantart.com/print/37420141/
I'm also working out shirts again. They're not available quite yet, but I'll make sure to release them before the hiatus.
Here's hoping you come through victorious on the field of battle!
Also, may this battle be the one that ends the war.
@LittleLynn84: Oh noes! We'll miss the Raing (get it? Rain gang? Rai...okay, I'll stop), and feel better soon!
I appreciate that you tell us these things. Are you gonna want a round 2 of fanart submissions? 'cause I'd be happy to participate
Yes! Submissions of fan art, fan fics, and fan everything are absolutely welcome again! ^_^
Wait, the Drew/Ky meetup thing was actually gonna be a thing? XD I'm psychic. Also, I can't WAIT to be able to make more art for this comic! I think my skills have improved loads since last time, so I'll be proud to submit my stuff again this go round.
I hate all existence, working against my favorite character combination like that. Just know that I am very, very happy that you didn't give up on this story arc.
Gotta quickly finish up my comment so I can go to the next page > u <