I Had to Tell You

posted April 7th, 2016, 2:50 pm


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April 7th, 2016, 3:13 pm

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Just want to apologize for all the cliffhangers. I know a lot of you folks hate that, but with a scene like this, it's kind of hard to avoid (lest I post a single update consisting of like six or more pages... which would break me). Try to look on the positive side though. This scene is the rest of the chapter. No cutting away to anyone else, or anything. One way or another, before we close this massive chapter, there will be some sort of resolution to this scene. What sort of resolution, we'll have to wait and see next week.

But at least it definitely won't be like a certain TV show's recent season finale, and leave you wondering who Rain even confessed to for the next six months. XD

That out of the way, what are your thoughts on all of this so far? It's been a long time coming, but as a lot of readers brought up on the previous page, this might not have actually been the best time for Rain to finally confess. Yes, the advice she got from Allison and Chanel earlier in the chapter seemed to imply she should just go for it. They didn't exactly know the specifics of the situation though.

And then, Emily's response? What does that mean? Well, there are a lot of things it could mean. But does that mean this confession is doomed to fail even though they both have feelings for each other? Or is their getting together indeed "inevitable at this point"? What do you think?


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April 7th, 2016, 3:25 pm

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Well, at least Rain didn't run screaming from the room!

And Jocelyn, I have to say, if you're going to put up cliffhangers, you are at least putting up the best cliffhangers you can! I'm going to be on the edge of my seat, biting my nails till Monday!

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April 7th, 2016, 3:32 pm

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"I had to tell you" Oh gods, I know that feeling so well. A couple of weeks ago, when North Carolina (where I've lived my whole life) passed that horrendous HB2, I responded by coming out on Facebook to all my friends and family so they'd know that they actually know a trans person and maybe they'd think about that. Because we live in a very rural, VERY conservative area, Mom is afraid for me, but in that moment, I had to do it. So far, no one's unfriended me that I know of and I haven't heard any negative reaction, but part of me is waiting for the other shoe to drop...

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April 7th, 2016, 7:04 pm

AMM (Guest)

My thoughts are with you.

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@Sofia:

Oh, that does sound scary. I live in the NYC area, where there's (so far) no chance of a law like that, and these laws are making _me_ nervous. I can't imagine what it's like to live where transphobia has that kind of free rein.

My thoughts are with you, hoping you will be safe. (Wish I could do more, but I can't think of anything.)

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April 7th, 2016, 9:12 pm

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@Sofia: On your side.

Hang in there.

I live in the Atlanta area, but i grew up in rural SC.

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April 8th, 2016, 8:39 am

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@Sofia: I'll offer my moral support as well. I can't even imagine the courage that it took for you to do this. I can certainly understand the indignation and even anger over that FUBAR law passing and how it prompted this move for you. You can only be yourself and you have shown that you are brave.

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April 7th, 2016, 3:53 pm

Dzaka (Guest)

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yaaaaaaay pages a day early... also.. em.... don't let the place in your head screw this up now :glare:

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April 7th, 2016, 4:24 pm

R (Guest)

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As much as I hate to say it: this probably wouldn't work out now. They should definitely try again later though.

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April 7th, 2016, 5:15 pm

00Stevo

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Oh god...This doesn't seem good

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April 7th, 2016, 5:32 pm

k_dragon (Guest)

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Well, she is pregnant after all. Rain would have to help be a mom. That's kinda heavy.

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April 10th, 2016, 9:44 pm

AroAce127 (Guest)

Yes but...

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@k_dragon: That is what Rain has always wanted though, if you remember.

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April 7th, 2016, 6:45 pm

Pansexualangel (Guest)

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Sos the USS rainaly is on fire!!!! we need all hands on deck!! Seal the bulk heads and hope we don't sink!!!!!

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April 7th, 2016, 7:31 pm

TallMist

I have a bad feeling about this

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This isn't gonna end on a high note, is it?

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April 7th, 2016, 7:37 pm

AMM (Guest)

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@LittleLynn84:

If this were real life, I'd say: nothing is inevitable.

I'd also say: Emily is not in great shape to be in a romantic relationship. Consider her experience so far: a mother who has (as far as we know) _never_ been there for her and a really lousy model for a healthy relationship with anyone. We know she was in a brief relationship with Maria which ended badly and then in one with Mr. Bad News. And when she _was_ with him, she was a mess (remember the Hallowe'en party?)

And now she's about to become a mother.

She _looks_ put together, but she's not. She needs a Mom (which Fara can be to her.) A sister might be nice, too. But not a romantic partner -- of any gender.

I also wonder if _Rain_ is ready for a romantic relationship. She's also just figuring herself out.

Of course, Jocelyn knows better than any of us. This is just my armchair psychoanalysis of a character in a webcomic.

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April 7th, 2016, 11:39 pm

Trassa

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My only emotion right now: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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April 8th, 2016, 1:10 am

RainDreamer (Guest)

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I hope this ends with a hug, or even better, a kiss. Please don't let this end in a bad note.

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April 8th, 2016, 1:34 am

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This is the kind of page some webcartoonists may refer to as "an excellent friday comic".

Dat cliffhanger :3

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April 8th, 2016, 8:16 am

(V)(;,,;)(V) (Guest)

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SHIPSNIKER! Goddamnit Jocelyn, stop beaching the vessels!

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April 8th, 2016, 3:22 pm

-\_("/)_/- (Guest)

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@(V)(;,,;)(V): Hey now, play nice.

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April 8th, 2016, 9:39 am

otakuchris

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I want to fully believe things will work out. I do not believe the Rainly ship is over, it may simply slow down or be put on hold for awhile. Now i am gonna ramble alittle.

Emily's expression and what she said in the last panels makes sense. She has had a rough past, her present is full of drama and alot of thoughts she is worrying over. We know she cares deeply for Rain, would never want to hurt her. So maybe she is just too worried and over-thinking how things in the future may effect those around her.

So maybe if she says she doesn't want to be in a full relationship, even with rain right now, i like to think it is only due to her own self-confidence, self-doubt and various unknowns.
*rambling over.*

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April 8th, 2016, 11:05 am

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Honestly, its just...ah...Somebody needs to give Rain some good dating advive

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April 8th, 2016, 2:43 pm

Miles (Guest)

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oh no. that response concerns me.

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April 8th, 2016, 7:51 pm

Anna Rei

Waiting

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I am waiting to see what happens before I put anything down on here. :P

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April 10th, 2016, 3:09 am

Cassy (Guest)

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"Rain, wait. Just listen..."

and no next page button. Color me sad ;w;
love the comic

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