I'm posting early today. Not really any reason for it. Just because I'm thinking, "hey, why not?". Could be fun posting a page crazy early. XD
So after a loooong day at the con, Rain and everybody get back and they're positively exhausted. Some, perhaps, more than others. Rain's excitement all day probably knocked her out all the faster. ^_^
Just a quick little mention of the second panel where Emily looks at her phone for the first time since this morning. It's a little reminder that Chase has calling her a lot lately. It'll still be a little while before we get to that, but I don't want anyone forgetting.
But that second page. THAT is what you probably want to talk about, right? Actually, the page is pretty darn ambiguous if you think about it. I mean, is there anything on this page really indicates Emily's feelings one way or another? While Rain's feelings are apparent to us, we still don't have a clear idea on exactly what Emily thinks or how she's interpreting things. Even the second to last panel doesn't tell us much, if anything.
So by all means, please share your thoughts. I'm interested in hearing how people are reading this. ^_^
And now, what? A hiatus? Hell, no! We're keeping this going! So, I'll see you all on Friday, with the start of Chapter 25! And better yet, we're getting Monday posts back! That means three updates per week again starting next week! So don't forget to check back on Monday, or you'll miss something!
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as a longtime follower of Rain and a fellow trans person, i'm super excited that you've reached 25 chapters! you've done some awesome work all these years, and i'm looking forward to more of your wonderful storytelling! A+
This ship is sailing PRETTY good!
Maybe not quite the kiss a lot of people were hoping for, but I guess it's a little too early for that yet.
Hmm, Emily saying "I don't know if that means the same thing to you as it does to me" has me thinking she knows of Rain's feelings and doesn't feel completely the same.
But I guess we'll read about it "tomorrow" :)
I love Kaminari's expression here. It's like she knows what's up and wants them to kiss and cuddle (◠⯋◠)
@Kimiko_0: I got the opposite impression, that Emily suspects she knows Rain's true feelings and shares them, but if Rain's feelings are what she literally said they were, then they'd not be the same.
Ive always been a fan of this ship because its always been very cute. Then the whole pregnancy thing made me unsure it could possibly even happen. For some reason people think that if a single pregnant person cant date at the same same time as carrying a child within them. Anywho the hinting has been driving me CRAZY i'd be happy no matter how the ship goes, friends or more. Im just nervous what if they start dating and then the school finds out rain is trans and theirs a rumor rain got her pregnant and it causes a whole issue and it horrifies me. Of course that's worst case but authors are kinda evil sometimes
Aww I can tell that Emily will be a great mom especially with the way she is currently treating our passed out Rain :D
They're so cute together
I will go down with this ship, and I won't put my hands up and surrender :P
I suppose it's *acceptable.* But Rainily, you'd BETTER fully deliver tomorrow!
Sooooo, this is what's probably going to happen.
Rain and Emily talk, they like each other, think it's a bad idea to date potentially.
Emily finally responds to Chase, and he's like "You're pregnant and I want to be there for you," and he tries to win her back.
Emily fights Chase off with feelings for Rain, but Chase is very shitty about it because of the fact that Rain is trans. "If you were going to become a lesbian, couldn't you at least go after a /REAL GIRL/?!"
@SailorGwyn: I'd help hide the body
@k_dragon: I think we could all get behind being accessories to this fictional slaying of a fictional character who deserves it in a very non-fictional way.
@Nesagsar: Is it bad to mention that for every 1 km into the woods you take a body it will take an average of 10 years longer to find?
in all that relates to rain, prologue 1:"i want to be a mommy,like you". so at some point,if not now,later,rain and emily will be mommies but together? maybe,maybe not.
@SailorGwyn: Chase doesn't know that Rain is trans. As far as he knows Rain's a girl.
For some reason, when reading this, I momentarily thought that in panel 3, Aiken was holding a video game controller--which would have given an absolutely hilarious subtext as something I actually do, of having a personal afterparty WAY past the time I'm supposed to be sleeping.
Alas, I reread the page to see what it really was.
Loved the chapter, same as everybody else.
I was wondering if you could give us an update on how you are doing. Now that the chapter is over, are you going to return to the MWF schedule?
Yup! It says above in my comments, actually:
"And better yet, we're getting Monday posts back! That means three updates per week again starting next week! So don't forget to check back on Monday, or you'll miss something!"
As for how I'm doing, the scar has long since fully closed, and is now just a big, red line down my stomach. Pain is rare at this point, but it apparently acts up when I get sick (a few weeks ago, I caught a cold, and it was murder to cough or sneeze during that time). But all things considered, I'm probably about as well off as I can get at this point. I figured I would be. So I'm looking forward to three updates a week again too. ^_^
@LittleLynn84: Well. Once more I fail at basic reading.
It's good to see that you're almost fully recovered!
I'm not the only one going 'DAAAAANG!!!' here, right?
Is there some kind of representation for this giddish feeling of joy and glee and "i so call it" and "oh my gosh they are so cute together" and "shipping it!" and...I don't even know how I can feel so many things at once! And this is just on the last panel!
@RainDreamer: I do believe that is referred to as squee.
@LittleLynn84: When is volume 3 for Rain going to be released, or a general time? (sorry if this is a question often asked)
I am getting asked a lot, but no worries. :)
Anyway, Volume 3 will be coming out in 2015, but that's about all I can say. I don't wanna jinx myself again. I am working on it, but it got pushed back a lot due to my recent medical issues. Now I don't know when to expect it will be out. But whether sooner or later, I see no reason I couldn't have it out this year.
@LittleLynn84: (I made an account.) Thanks for answering. I must now pray to Arceus that it comes out in 2 months. Or that I have about 20$ saved up in the future. Oh, and sorry for asking at 11 at night. It was 8-9 for me...
Yay 3 times a week again! =D
I'm pretty sure Emily kissed rain intentionally there, but I'm just reminded of the time I said goodnight to the girl I liked and kissed her on the forehead without thinking; because I was tired and my true feelings just went through since it was a harmless gesture really; that was four years ago and she is my girlfriend now, lol, but this was awhile before we started dating and she was AWAKE at the time and I was all "ahh, oops, sorry?! um." AWKWARD, but cute looking back on. Haha. Rambling story aside, this reminded me of that o_o Looking forward to seeing how things progress. Excellent work as always~
- No bad dreams tonight -
I just realized, re-reading this...When I read Rain leaving the line to be with Emily, I thought something typical was going to happen, like the author of Kaminari leaving the booth and meeting them personally or something.
This sounds like a backhanded compliment (bfsaljfklsjslakd) but I'm really glad that didn't happen. It would have made this story shallower, less real life.
So...yeah. Blugh I can't compliment people *flails*
It's okay. I'll definitely take that as a compliment.
The scenario you mentioned was brought up by other readers a lot, and honestly, one I'd considered. I worried it was a little too cliche though. I mean, missing the opportunity to see a celebrity that the main character adores, but then meeting them personally in a perfect setting where the main character essentially has the best night of their life... isn't that the plot - practically word for word - of an episode of Doug? (Oh god, I'm dating myself with that one...) XD
Very, very early on (like, around the time I was posting Chapter 3), I already knew there was going to be a con chapter eventually. And back then I was considering a scenario where Rain met the Kaminari creator and discovered she was wildly transphobic or something, complicating Rain's appreciation for the manga. I can say this because it's just an abandoned scenario now; it had potential, but was really just clunky.
What actually ended up happening, I felt was a good midground. By never meeting the creator, Rain never had a good or bad experience with her. However, by not meeting her, it allowed for greater development between her and Emily (two characters that will matter in the future of the story, as opposed to Chiaki Koizumi who'd probably only get another cameo appearance at most from there).
So, to bring this full circle, I'm glad you appreciate what I did. I try my best to make the story fun and compelling and not shallow. So I'm glad to hear I've achieved that. ^_^
@LittleLynn84: Aww. So Rain is never gonna meet Chiaki? That somewhat disappoints me. It'd still be cool if she somehow managed to get that autograph, though. Like, say, Aiken managed to get an autograph for Rain or something.
Never say never. It COULD still happen (even I don't know). But it definitely wasn't meant to be at this convention. ^_^
Such a tender moment. I hope they end up together. (Emily and Rain)