Rumor Mill

posted June 18th, 2018, 8:38 am


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June 18th, 2018, 9:10 am

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I'm sure you have some questions. ^^;

As should be abundantly obvious after over a thousand pages, Rain is a work of fiction. It is also a slice-of-life school dramedy story and NOT a courtroom drama. I wanted this arc to be in here (for reasons), but I didn't want to derail the overall tone. And while I know many readers wanted to see judges passing down verdicts, or people getting fired/expelled, or just some of our antagonists slowly writhing through punishments, I felt that going too deep into it was just going to pull the story into a weird tangential direction.

The "rumors" here mostly chronicle what I had in mind for the wrap up, and it doesn't take dozens or more pages of off-topic scenes to set up to bring us there. How do people hear these kinds of things though? Well, if the pre-E3 cycle has taught me anything this year, it's that secrets can always get out. XD

I've actually been really nervous about these pages, because I don't know if readers will feel satisfied. "So that's it!? Everything is just wrapped up very neatly and quietly off-screen in two little pages of exposition!?" Here's the thing: not really. There are still some questions unanswered. I never said this was the end of Father Quenton and Todd either. And it's not as though everything is back to normal...

But hey, most characters to ever appear in a single update. That's fun! XD


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June 18th, 2018, 10:49 am

Guest

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Wait was that Maria back in the last panel

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June 18th, 2018, 10:56 am

TBTerra (Guest)

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@Guest: that's the back of Emily's head

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June 18th, 2018, 10:57 am

KrimsonNekros

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No, that's Chanel.

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June 18th, 2018, 10:52 am

Paint

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I love this comic! Ive been reading it for years! Thank you for creating this comic! It also helped me discover my sexuality. Pansexual

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June 18th, 2018, 11:10 am

NikuComics

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rumors sure do spread fast

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June 18th, 2018, 11:22 am

MariaCinnamonRoll

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I just miss Rudy...

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June 18th, 2018, 11:36 am

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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It's good when the truth is revealed. However, even if the laws and the Catholic Church punish Quenton, he and Todd are still threats to other people's safety. We still haven't seen the other antagonists plan something evil, like Chase and Emily's mom, and I doubt Rain's male progenitor will be just a background character from the past. CHEKHOV'S GUN!!!!

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June 18th, 2018, 11:39 am

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@LittleLynn84:

And while I know many readers wanted to see judges passing down verdicts, or people getting fired/expelled ...

Given the Roman Catholic Church's past behavior in matters of scandal, people just disappearing with no official explanation, leaving everyone to guess, is the most likely outcome there is!

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June 18th, 2018, 12:01 pm

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Honestly, I really like this page (these pages?) !!

There's a lot of information to parse here, but it's presented in a realistic way, & the "every group gets 2 panels" format is really engaging imo, showing quick snapshots of how different characters are dealing with it?

Idk, I just really like how you handled this, format-wise. Also, it's really satisfying to have Quenton gone & Todd getting therapy. It's like a weight was lifted off the characters.

The one big thing I'm curious about now is how Arthur's going to go about cleaning up Quenton's messes! (Plus your comment that "I never said this was the end of Father Quenton and Todd").

After a chapter full of stealth and questions, getting some up-front answers is nice! Keep on rocking!!

EDIT: I almost forgot to mention-- Randy is adorable!! ;v; Lookit his face!!

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June 18th, 2018, 12:22 pm

Guest

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Maybe its Mabeline

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June 18th, 2018, 12:23 pm

Guest

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That was suppose to be posted under a set of comments above. Sorry. Also great update.

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June 18th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Allison (Guest)

Rumor != Truth

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I get the impression that a lot of the posters here are assuming that everything said in today's comic is canonical truth. But, as the post title says, this is the rumor mill in action, which means that any or all of it could turn out to be wrong or exaggerated.

Or am I missing something?

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June 18th, 2018, 1:35 pm

Pyro (Guest)

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@Allison:

I think some of it has to be true or the rumors would not have started in the first place. So the fact that the characters say that both Todd and Father Quentin have not been there in a week can be taken at face vaule.

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June 18th, 2018, 1:48 pm

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As much as I'd love to see Quenton and Todd writhe in their punishment. Todd needs help. Something caused him to act as hateful as he is to other people and as violent as he is, that much anger can't be good for anyone. Plus Quenton isn't able to wreck the futures of any gay kids for the "crime" of being gay. So that's good.

Sometimes you gotta learn that the best form of karma, is to have the bad guy's means of hurting others stripped from them so that they may not cause anymore harm to anyone else.

Totally relate with Collette when he says it'd have been satisfying to see Todd get punished but Rehabilitating him was better. Todd needs help with whatever problems lead him to feel the way he feels and allowing him to take it out on others wasn't going to help.....well.....anyone.

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June 18th, 2018, 2:26 pm

Bandana_girl

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Not satisfied, but that's more of an issue that my school has from a few years ago that is only now maybe being resolved.

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June 18th, 2018, 11:02 pm

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I love how one of the favorite theories from the comments section ended up as one of the rumors. I'm glad it wrapped up quickly instead of having a long drawn out trial or something.

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June 19th, 2018, 3:14 am

Symptom Jumper (Guest)

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Am I the only one who misses Ky?

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June 19th, 2018, 10:57 am

CanaCastor

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Absolutely not. I hope Ky comes back for prom but we may see them sooner

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June 19th, 2018, 2:11 pm

Eunacis

CALLED IT!

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I guessed that Todd's family was writing the school checks.

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June 19th, 2018, 7:35 pm

Guest

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i hope rudy and chanel go to ky's public school.

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June 19th, 2018, 10:21 pm

Haldo (Guest)

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This is really entertaining
Reminds me of that one song from Be More Chill, ♩Rich set a fire and he burned down the house! ♩

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June 20th, 2018, 8:46 am

Guest

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I thought i was dreaming, everybody was screaming!

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June 19th, 2018, 11:56 pm

12AbbyRainbow

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@LittleLynn84
Helloooo! I have another question about PMW. Err. Is it a Nuzlock webcomic? Is it a randomizer Nuzlock comic? Will there be a Shiny Hydreigon somewhere? And will it involve similar game mechanics? Like burn halving atk. Also. How much of the plot would be following the SM/USUM plot? Errr kind of a little bit boring in my opinion. (Triage, Dazzling/ Queens Majesty and Spectral Thief Kind of ruined Balanced Hackmon in Showdown). I’m really excited for PMW but I kind of want their to be a Shiny Hydreigon Named Cupcake.
Woah. I just though of something. What if Rain was actually playing PMW! That’d be so cool. How much does Rain even know about Pokémon games? Or maybe Rain can be the champion. Lol that would be cool.
Sorry for just talking on and on. But thanks for reading. If you did.

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September 18th, 2018, 7:10 pm

fluff (Guest)

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so much tea

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