Sorry if this one feels a little rushed. I ended up making this a two pager so I could complete the scene before going on hiatus (I love my cliffhangers, but I wouldn't want to leave you for an extended period following a terribly incomplete thought). And yet despite that (and all the dialogue and development going on here), it still reads like there should've been more to it. At least to me. Bah. To the very end, the cursed scene still haunts me. XD
Speaking of the hiatus, in case you hadn't heard: I'm having surgery again on Monday. To clarify what's going on, let me start with a little good news. I don't have cancer. I did, but it was successfully taken out with the previous surgery back in October. However, according to the biopsy, it turns out I had the most aggressive kind of testicular cancer one can have. Still entirely treatable, but it is the most likely to spread. So this new surgery is purely precautionary. They'll be taking out the remaining testicle along with some lymph nodes. It'll be a more intense surgery than last time, but I'm still young and otherwise healthy, so I should be fine.
I could opt NOT to do this now, but if I don't and it does come back, I'd have to do this surgery anyway, plus chemo. So as much I'm not eager to go through this again, I think it's better than the alternative.
Anyway, all of this equates to: Rain will be on hiatus for a while. I don't know how long. Last time it was two months, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will be that long this time. I will be back to it as soon as I'm able though. In the meantime, I will try to keep you posted and let you know how I'm doing and when I can come back. And of course, like last time, I will only too happily accept fan art, fan fics, and fan whatever-you-want of all kinds. ^_^
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 (because I have every intention of coming back to all my readers, who will hopefully be understanding and ready to read again when I'm ready to write again).
I might also request that we keep all genetalia-related comments to a minimum. That got really uncomfortable really fast last time. Thank you.
And... that's about it, Rain Beaus. Keep those heads up high and take care of yourselves. For now, see ya later!
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
Oh, right. Also, 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.
Hello Rain Beaus, this is Jocelyn's wife, Kelly. Jocelyn has asked me to to give you all an update about her surgery earlier today.
It was long but successful. She will be in the hospital for about 4 days so you might be getting updates from her through me for a little while.
We both have been moved, humbled and blessed by the outpouring of love, well wishes, prayers and positivity that she has received during this trying time. We thank you all from the very bottom of our hearts.
May you have an easy surgery, a quick recovery, and be back here creating this lovely, lovely comic as soon as possible!
Good luck to you and take care!
We will all be missing you and Rain while you are on hiatus.
Take good care of your self and don't push it in hurrying back to us. I can't speak for others but I will try to be patient.
And easy recovery!
I hope your surgery goes well! Take care of yourself and take it easy during your recovery! I (and probably all of the rest of your readers too) will be here when you're ready to start updating again. Thank you for not ending on a cliffhanger though! I love Ky's storyline.
Wow, Drew was being very rude there. "Everything was so much easier before you came along.". Good on Ky for telling him off.
And I agree with Rudy, it's very generous of Ky to still want to help Drew. I wonder how their next meeting will go..
As for your surgery, wishing you best of luck and a speedy recovery :)
Things went just about as well as you might expect: not an overnight acceptance, and there was some insensitivity on Drew's part, but progress has been made.
I am wishing you good luck for the surgery.
I discovered "Rain" relatively recently and I want to use this opportunity to thank you. I have learned much through this comic, that I didn't know before.
I was already relatively open-minded, before I discovered "Rain", but I thougt Transwoman/Transman would just mean "Man/Woman who wants to be female/male" and thought, that everyone should just have the Right, to be, what he/she wants.
I was surprised, when I learned gradually, that Rain is already absolute undoubtedly a girl, where it really matters(in her mind and in her heart). And I didn't really knew that about Transsexuals before I read this.
Thank you for educating me in that and other regards. I could have propably learned that through some research in the internet, but that wouldn't have been as entertaining as your comic. You are a great woman and I hope, that you will get through the surgery hale and healthy.
Good luck in your surgery, and a speedy and easy recovery!
Don't push yourself to come back and write more. Take time to heal.
Sending you my positive energies, so that everything will work all right with the surgery and recovery. Take care!
I'm so glad you're cancer-free! Cheers and have an easy recovery!
I'll be thinking good thoughts for your swift recovery! Just take it easy and heal up and don't rush things. I'm glad you're cancer free!
Just remember that there are a lot of people out here who admire your work, and are wishing you the best!
take care of yourself rainmaker.
I came across Rain by accident when one of TG friends sent me a link to it.
Having eagerly devoured all of the episodes from the very beginning I can honestly say you have helped me tremendously in understanding better what they have to endure (and have yet to go through).
My prayers and hopes are with you for a quick and full recovery and wherever your dreams take you.
So... my surgery is in roughly 12 hours. I don't even know what to do with myself right now. I'm kinda just biding my time until I'm tired enough to sleep at this point (and considering my nerves right now, it may be a while).
It's to my understanding I may be staying in the hospital for a couple days this time around, so I'm not 100% sure how soon I'll be able to report that I'm doing okay. If I can't though, I've asked my wife to use my accounts and spread the word.
Other than that, wish me luck. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers. And of course, have a lovely evening and a wonderful day yourselves tomorrow. ^_^
I watch the FB for your comic, but much like Rain, I don't have an account I use.
Just wanted to say I love the new shirt design with the 'questioning' umbrella being grey and closed.
As someone who's Trans, and still starting the process, and starting to have a lot of questions about who I like and in what ways moreso than I've ever let myself ask before, I really like the almost-statement of not being able to even figure out whether he's standing in the rain, if there is any, and yet the smile on his face of being okay with that.
(Probably reading way too much into things for self-identifying with ... *Shrug*)
Hope your recovery is going well. May all of the love and strength be with you. <3
Well, I kind of said it all in the title. but I was wondering, could you make a comic featuring Ana?
You know you must not be feeling well when your wife gives you a bowl of oatmeal and a cup of apple juice and you think it's the best thing ever. Or maybe you've just been stuck eating hospital food (when they allowed you); and as anyone who has ever had hospital food will tell you, it's repulsive. Anything is a step up (up to and especially a simple dish that my loving wife made for me to the perfect temp and consistency). The apple juice is funny though; I don't normally like apple juice. But yeah, that was my morning.
Which means, by the way, I'm back home! I've been home since last night. I've got a big incision running down the center of my chest (and yeah, it hurts), but it's somehow not quite as bad as my last surgery wound. Definitely better maintained, and I may have built up a tolerance since last time.
Anyway, just letting you know I'm home and okay. Thanks for your concern and well-wishing while I was away. ^_^
@LittleLynn84: Glad to hear you're doing okay. Enjoy your apple juice and oatmeal ^_^
@LittleLynn84: glad to hear it! wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery ^-^
Drew's page in panel seven is making my eyes tear up. It's kinda funny, as this is the first time the comic has done that to me. I can identify pretty well with Drew and it always frustrated me when he was not taken seriously.
I wish this scene had taken longer. I really hope the next scene between these two characters happens soon.
I vaguely remember catching up with the comic in the middle of this hiatus. I suppose I do not need to tell you how happy I am everything went well. I just wanted to get that out, though~