Abuse

posted December 8th, 2017, 11:20 am


average rating: 5.00
post a comment
author comments
view LittleLynn84's profile

December 8th, 2017, 11:31 am

LittleLynn84

reply

Every time I warned of dark, heavy content coming up in this arc, this was the page I was usually thinking about. I can't speak for everyone, but I know it shakes me up. I know, this arc has been incredibly heavy for the usual tone of Rain, but I think it's also very important for a lot of reasons.

There is one more page left in this chapter, but next week is mostly going to help us dial back into the more typical level of drama for this comic. By which I mean it's not totally dropped on you in a big mess, and is occasionally broken up by humor. So thank you again for sticking with me through this.

(And no, there won't be a hiatus between chapters. Maybe a Rain Delay to lift our spirits back up a bit, but no four month wait.)


©2004-2017
Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

Support our Patreon.
You can buy Rain: Vol. 1 through 4 here!
You can also follow Rain on Facebook!

end of message

May 25th, 2018, 11:51 am

Advertisement

reply

end of message
user comments

December 8th, 2017, 11:51 am

Tim (Guest)

reply

Heavy stuff. I'm feeling it.

end of message

December 8th, 2017, 12:09 pm

Devina (Guest)

reply

Wow. *internet hugs*

end of message

December 8th, 2017, 12:31 pm

Adama (Guest)

reply

Wow, I like this. Something to help them connect to each other even more. Hope a hug is coming next.

end of message

December 8th, 2017, 12:43 pm

CatPerson (Guest)

reply

@LittleLynn84:

Life lesson:

Remember kids: If someone says of you "he's/she's not really a bad person," you are an utter piece of s**t!

end of message

December 8th, 2017, 1:08 pm

TranshumanAr (Guest)

reply

Assholes don't change unless they realize they are assholes. Even then, they have made their evilness a normal behavior and becoming good would seem as a regular rehab. Emily's mom and Rain's dad are responsible for the evilness of their actions, and so is everyone else that does evil either out of ignorance or for fun. We live in times of so much hate, and we need to realize who we really are if we don't want to become the monsters we dislike. Take good care, folks.

end of message
view 00Stevo's profile

December 8th, 2017, 3:37 pm

00Stevo

reply

Well this got heavy...man

end of message

December 8th, 2017, 4:25 pm

Bandana_girl

reply

"Not really a bad person" = "they're probably not really a person with how terrible they are"

end of message

December 8th, 2017, 7:49 pm

Allison (Guest)

reply

You've been warning us about this stuff, and maybe it's triggering for some of your readers, or too dark to bear.

For me, though, it just feels like my life. It's been almost half a century since I lived at the mercy of my parents, but I'm still nowhere near healed from the experience. To me it's awful and disgraceful what some supposedly admirable people do to their spouses and their children, but it doesn't surprise me.

Also, Jocelyn has already shown us what kind of people Emily's mother and Rain's father were. (I won't say "monsters" because, yes, they are as human as any of us. They show us what any of us could become, if we let ourselves.)

What's interesting is that, as far as I can see, Emily and Rain don't blame themselves for their parents' awfulness, the way most abused children do. (I fight this in myself every day.)

end of message
view TallMist's profile

December 8th, 2017, 8:46 pm

TallMist

reply

Wow, these last few pages were really heavy and I don't suspect it'll get any lighter any time soon. And I really appreciate that. This is a topic that needs to be talked about and I love that you're not shying away from it.

Also, thank God that there won't be another hiatus between chapters, given that this hiatus literally just ended.

end of message
view Fairportfan's profile

December 8th, 2017, 10:47 pm

Fairportfan

How can they do that to family?

reply

It's easiest to do it to family.

Family are easy targets who often don't fight back.

end of message

December 8th, 2017, 11:17 pm

Dzaka (Guest)

reply

as a survivor of abuse. in my case my brother. i know exactly how both of them feel. though my dad didn't help cause he didn't understand. like literally could not understand, that i had a problem.

i suffer from multiple disabilities. the primary ones being aspherger's syndrome and dyspraxia. either one of those alone is bad. both together is just.. it sucks

also i suffer from epilepsy and suffer petite mal siezures.. instead of falling over and shaking i just sit there breathing heavy and rapidly and i look like i'm just staring into space

my dad would yell at me for not being able to do things like my brother.. the abuser.. and for "daydreaming" all the time

wasn't till 2012 when he had horrible pneumonia that left him with partial brain damage that simulated my main disabilities.. mainly dyspraxia that he apologized cause now he knows

the brother was physically abusive. he is now in prison and i havn't seen him in 12 years.. dad still doesn't understand why i refuse to see him

now these pages and this whole part of the chapter have made me angry.. but its angry for rain and emily. because i know, and i get angry for everyone who's in that situation.

end of message
view Barn0wl's profile

December 9th, 2017, 8:30 am

Barn0wl

reply

I was also raised in a home with an abusive mother. I won't get into what went on, suffice to say it was bad enough, but others have endured worse. My point, though, is that eventually my mother and I were able to make peace with one another. It took both of us having to change, and it took a lot of years, but before she died, we did get past things. I still don't know what demons she had haunting her, but she was able to say that she was sorry for the way she was and I was able to accept that.

I still carry the emotional scars, but there has been some healing for me. There was healing for her as well, and I'm glad it was able to come before it was too late.

Not everyone gets the chance for that kind of healing though. And for those of us who still bear the weight in their hearts, you have my respect and even love.

end of message

December 9th, 2017, 5:51 pm

That Guy (Guest)

reply

I very much hope my children are not suffering because of me.
(I’m not abusive, but quite elusive. Depression does that.)

end of message
view Fairportfan's profile

December 10th, 2017, 8:04 pm

Fairportfan

Children

reply

My first wife didn't want children, and i was happy to oblige - knowing myself, i was afraid that i would hit.

At this point in time, we have two granddaughters (soon to be ten and twelve) via my stepdaughter - she was fourteen when i married her mother, and we have gotten on fairly well - living with us.

Despite strong temptation (especially in the case of the younger) i have never hit my granddaughters.

end of message
post a comment