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July 24th, 2017, 5:54 pm

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After an exhausting day, I'm posting this page really late in the day. Unfortunately, I'm just fumbling over my words now and can't seem to work out what I want to say for my blurb. So instead, tell me what you think.


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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

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May 25th, 2018, 11:53 am

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July 24th, 2017, 6:16 pm

Guest

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As someone who's had this exact problem from Chanel's side and it unfortunately was not resolved in this way, I like this page

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July 24th, 2017, 6:21 pm

Ali (Guest)

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I feel so bad for Chanel in that fifth panel. She seemed so apologetic and uncomfortable, maybe Maria should've just asked for her measurements in the first place.

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July 24th, 2017, 11:31 pm

AurynGrigori (Guest)

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@Ali: I think to be fair, she may not have known if Chanel knew how to take those measurements herself.

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July 24th, 2017, 7:19 pm

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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These girls are so awkwardly cute, but I am aware they are going to have many intimacy problems in the future if there is no communication of what they can do.

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July 24th, 2017, 8:34 pm

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This is so cute and wholesome! <3 Neither of them are in the wrong here. It's better Maria asked than just went ahead and did it.

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July 24th, 2017, 8:50 pm

Arcanist Lupus (Guest)

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@TallMist: This made me laugh, because "just went ahead and did it" in this case would be trying to forcibly take Chanel's clothes off and trying to get her to pose for the measuring tape.

Which is not to say that there aren't people who would do exactly that, or that there aren't countless other ways that Maria could have screwed this conversation up. But I found the concept to be entertaining.

I agree with you on all your points.

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July 25th, 2017, 12:46 am

CatPerson (Guest)

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@Arcanist Lupus:

I think TALLMIST might have meant "went ahead and whipped out a tape measure and told Nellie to strip" rather than physically starting in, which would have been traumatic enough for Nellie.

But that raises a question ... has LITTLELYNN ever drawn a physical altercation or anything close to one?

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July 25th, 2017, 6:31 am

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@CatPerson:

Depends how you mean. Mrs. Parker got whapped with homework.
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1106514/doctors-note/

Aiken got slapped.
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/1682766/just-like-him/

Rain got a pretty big hammer to the gut in her own dream.
http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/2153207/cheap-shot/
There may or may not be more in the future. Who knows?

Admittedly, this was never meant to be a terribly action-heavy comic, partly because I'm not great at drawing altercations. But it's something I'd like to work on more for the future, as other comics/stories I want to write WOULD be more involved, action-wise.

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July 25th, 2017, 8:27 am

CatPerson (Guest)

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@LittleLynn84: Thanks!

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July 24th, 2017, 9:47 pm

Agua (Guest)

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I'm so happy about this page!

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July 24th, 2017, 10:58 pm

Haldo (Guest)

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Good communication, girls!

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July 25th, 2017, 12:54 am

CatPerson (Guest)

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@LittleLynn84:

Credit where credit is due! In comments to the previous strip, ASUYUIA correctly surmised that the "small catch" Maria was worried about was taking measurements.

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July 25th, 2017, 11:47 pm

Asuyuia

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@CatPerson: Just was my gut feeling of outfit requirements that would be problematic :p
However I gladly will take the credit for my guess being correct this time :)

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July 25th, 2017, 8:17 am

Muse (Guest)

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I honestly find it hard to date ace people, as much as i love the romance bit i just feel like something is missing with out anything physical.

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July 25th, 2017, 10:28 am

holidayincambodia (Guest)

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Just a guess, I think this may be the beginning of the (probably long-out) end of Maria Chanel. At the very least it seems like some foreshadowed drama.

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July 25th, 2017, 8:55 pm

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To be honest, I really wouldn't mind if they broke up. Their current relationship seems fine, but it's always bothered me that Chanel is in 9th grade (14/15 years old) and Maria is in 12th (17/18 years old). The age gap always threw me off with their relationship, and with Maria going to College/University (or getting a job, etc) next year, their relationship might not last that long anyways.

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July 26th, 2017, 12:02 am

holidayincambodia (Guest)

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@Guest: She's 17, Chanel is 14. Just barely out the A/2 - a <= 7 rule, could be within part of the year depending on whose birthday comes first in the year. Either way, this is foreshadowing something.

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July 26th, 2017, 4:02 am

Corrin (Guest)

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@Guest: Worse case scenario is a 4, potentially 5 year difference, depending on who's birthday is when. 14 vs 18 is probably generous enough.

Fun fact; in various cultures, girls younger than Chanel were already expected to be house-wives, sometimes married to men -twice- her age.

Meanwhile, the more time gets added onto a pairing with only a few years difference, the less that difference actually means. No one would so much as blink at a 44 year old dating a 48 year old, for example.

So long as they keep up contact and keep being nice with each other, I say go for it. Though I feel, much as holidayincambodia notes, that this is the set up for more drama.

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July 26th, 2017, 8:27 am

holidayincambodia (Guest)

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@Corrin: 17 and 14 is what the characters page says. Like you said it depends on whose birthday is when too. AFAIK the last time that page was updated was a long-ass time ago, I'm pretty sure Chanel's 15 by now since we saw her birthday and I've never seen a 13 year old in highschool who didn't skip a grade.

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July 26th, 2017, 9:33 am

Sunflower4666 (Guest)

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Why would it be the end of their relationship? Maria is being respectful of Chanel's wishes, and Chanel is expressing her needs. Maria asked what Chanel would be comfortable with, and Chanel told her. That's better than a lot of relationships I've seen around me.

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July 26th, 2017, 8:54 am

Ali (Guest)

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Yeah, I'm not bashing Maria or anything. She probably didn't know if Chanel would take it in a bad way and get uncomfortable, but unless she wanted to do it herself she could've just offered to teach Chanel from the start.

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August 3rd, 2017, 8:31 pm

plasticwrap

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But you KNOW on the inside Maria is SO disappointed.

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January 30th, 2018, 12:00 pm

Kamikazi20 (Guest)

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@plasticwrap: Yep.



I'm kind of dissapointed....




BUT WAIT CHANEL IS 14/15!!!!!!!!


Age gap is real....
And....
That would make Maria a total creep.
Oops.

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January 31st, 2018, 5:49 am

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How old is Maria? 17? 18? The senior/freshman gap doesn't have to be toxic or predatory. One of Chanel's primary characteristics is how withdrawn and shy she is BECAUSE OF THE BULLYING she got BECAUSE SHE'S SOOO NOT A LOLI. Yes, she's short, but she got bullied so much because she developed a big-ass rack VERY early. And Maria respected Chanel's wishes and boundaries! So! Let's tally up the scores:
Both partners are in high school
The younger is not pronouncedly prepubescent
The magnetism within the relationship is AT LEAST primarily emotionally- and/or intellectually-based, considering the younger shows signs of being secks-repulsed, and the older has respected her wishes
THERE HAS BEEN NO SEXUAL CONTACT WHATSOEVER BETWEEN THE TWO (afawk)
and not that I support these sort of biases, but the older partner is a woman and women are at least statistically less likely to be sexual predators.
How is any of this creepy? People baby high schoolers too much, generalize their naïveté.
Let me drop a truth bomb on you: 14yos all over the planet are having consensual, more-or-less-healthy sex. By acting like THERE'S NO WAY IN HELL a 14yo girl could want or consent to sex you are: 1) adding an unnecessary level of shame to what is often a natural and statistically unsurprising event and 2) contributing to a culture that refuses to outfit young, potentially sexually active young people with the tools to make informed, responsible, healthy decisions regarding their sexuality.
14yos get horny. 14yos kiss. 14yos play 7 minutes in heaven. 14yos are boy scouts and girl scouts and have long indefinite periods of isolation where they choose to explore each others' bodies. 14yos lose their virginity willingly, sometimes even without peer pressure to do so. So let's stop acting like the mere idea of a 14yo having sex is "creepy" and start equipping them with the tools to make adult decisions that through biology are FORCED UPON THEM before they're actually adults.
Sincerely, someone who was lucky not to have an unplanned pregnancy at age 14.

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