Comic 1003 - I'm sorry.

13th Dec 2017, 6:51 PM in Special
I'm sorry.
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Jocelyn 13th Dec 2017, 6:51 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
I'm sorry everyone. Due to an unexpected death in the family, I think there's going to be another hiatus. This is a bit different than before so I might not even be online much for a while. I don't know when I'll be back, but I'm so sorry for this.
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Teaj 13th Dec 2017, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
Don't worry about it, take all the time you need.
Jessica Bright 13th Dec 2017, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
hang in there!
Sammi 13th Dec 2017, 7:42 PM edit delete reply
Nobody is going to fault you for a hiatus right now, especially with the circumstances. I'm sorry for your loss; take all the time you need to. <3
Drumada 13th Dec 2017, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
Oh my gosh :( I'm so sorry! Take all the time you need! I had the same situation a few years ago and I know how hard it can be! Stay strong and hang in there!
Dream of a Pebble 13th Dec 2017, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear this. Take all the time you need to cope with it, and don't worry about us. <3
Sapphire Shield 14th Dec 2017, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
Sapphire Shield
Jocelyn, you have absolutely no reason to apologise for anything. Don't worry we all understand, take as long as you need. My condolences for your loss Jocelyn, I've been where you are right now. Just know that we are all here for you.
Sky Kemea 14th Dec 2017, 1:38 AM edit delete reply
Please don't ever be sorry for needing time to grieve. I hope things get better for you soon.
simfection 14th Dec 2017, 3:41 AM edit delete reply
Don't worry about us take your time we will w8 i m Shure non of us will fault you in this
Mina 14th Dec 2017, 4:17 AM edit delete reply
Don't worry. I think we aren't here as mere customers, we love Rain and we're always happy to see a new strip, but we also love you! And we know who's the most important one.

If you need time, I gladly let you have as much as you want. Not that you need anyone's approval, though... But I don't really know how to say it. Just don't worry, OK? ^^

Here are some internet hugs!
Jaenen 14th Dec 2017, 5:08 AM edit delete reply
All the hugs and vibes in the world; Take your time; we understand.
Tara Bros 14th Dec 2017, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
Seriously as many have already said please don't worry about us! Take as much time as you want, I wish I knew you in real life so I could give you a real hug but all I can do is just let you know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
zophah 14th Dec 2017, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
We are here for you!
Kaylee 14th Dec 2017, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
I'm sorry for your loss. I obviously can't speak for everyone here, but I hope you understand that some of us, while we love /Rain/, look forward to it as a way of interacting with the magic that /makes/ the comic. You. /Rain/ is a little window into the parts of you that you're willing to share and we appreciate what you give us and wish we could give you something as precious in return.

What you do takes incredible bravery and strength, and it gives many of us the bravery and strength to face our lives.

Use your strength and resiliency to survive and flourish through this bad time and know we all wish you the best.
Cassie 14th Dec 2017, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
Take as long as you feel you need. Your health is more important than the comic. We are here for you if you need us. <3
Carmen Osucha 15th Dec 2017, 9:08 AM edit delete reply
I know what familial loss can be like, and I wish you only the best. If you want to talk or something, you can email me at carmenosucha@gmail.com
On a lighter note, it might please some people to hear that I started HRT... yesterday, now.
Dandelions42 21st Dec 2017, 10:59 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn, I'm so sorry for your loss, and I want to second what everyone here is saying about caring for you and completely understanding your need for some time off. I'm really wishing you tha best, and while I don't really know what to say, the message you wrote under one of your recent comics actually strikes me as kind of fitting, so Imma gonna copy and paste it here for you to reread whenever you see this comment~

"I have mixed feelings about this one. Like I know what I tried to do with it, but I'm not totally sure I've achieved it. On the one hand, I do think it's important to offer some positivity after what may have been one of the heaviest scenes in the story to date. It's a lot to take in, after all. Especially following the usual tone of everything.

But I don't want it to seem like I'm oversimplifying the issue either. I don't want it to seem like having Emily say "well, we'll be better than our parents" just resolves everything and all their trauma is over. That's just not the case. For them or for anyone.

The truth is, I'm not sure what these girls need. I'm not even totally convinced there IS an answer. Regrettably, there isn't always closure in life. Sometimes past scars don't fade.

But that's also why I wanted to wrap up this scene with Rain and Emily simply being there for each other. Talking through these things with each other. Letting each other know it's okay to vent, and that there'll be no judgment. Offering some much needed positivity. Because while we may never fully recover from the events of our past, it's important to remember we're not alone. Someone out there can relate to your struggle and wants to see you happy. Whether it's someone immediately present like a sibling, friend, or partner, or just one of the folks you chat with online everyday.

And if you haven't heard this recently, let me just add: You are not alone. You are not a burden. And you are loved. I mean that to everyone reading this (and myself too)." 💜
Dandelions42 21st Dec 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
And Carmen, congrats on the HRT! :)
Iak 15th Dec 2017, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
Oh damn... Take as much time as you need. We're all here for you when you need us.
DramaDork 17th Dec 2017, 3:40 AM edit delete reply
Have some kitties and pups to cheer you up 🐱🐈🐩🐕🐶(>^ω^<)
Mizu 17th Dec 2017, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
Be well and our deepest condolences on your loss. Take time to greave and be in peace and good health.
PattyM 17th Dec 2017, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences you and your family.

As much as your fans love the comic it is only a comic. Family exists in the real world. Return to your drawing table when you are ready. Until then, be well.
Guest 19th Dec 2017, 5:25 AM edit delete reply
We hope you feel better soon
Miamistax 21st Dec 2017, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
Miamistax
We're all here for you. We are the last ones you need to worry about. We'll be here when you get back. We don't just care about the story, we care about you.
Emily 21st Dec 2017, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
I think I speak for a lot of the people here when I say that as much as I adore the comic, I also care about your well-being. Grief is a season. The pressure to create updates doesn't have a place in that season. Come back when you're ready, and no one will hold a necessary hiatus against you. All the love ❤
Guest 22nd Dec 2017, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Take all the time you need
Luna Kast 24th Dec 2017, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
I only started reading the comic the day before yesterday when my friend introduced me to it, and I've already finished all there is!
While Rain is amazing and I am really grateful that a comic like this exists, it is really important that you feel okay! Take as long as you need to grieve and get back on your feet, we love you and hope you're feeling better! Don't worry about us, we're here for you <3
oryuchild 28th Dec 2017, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
oryuchild
im so sorry. take all the time you need on this hiatus, no one will mind. and please don't pressure yourself to get over the death or pretend to feel happy. <3 your emotions need attention and time.
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