Comic 1067 - Parting Ways for Now

1st Jun 2018, 4:34 PM in Ch. 35 - Weather the Storm
Parting Ways for Now
Average Rating: 4.75 (4 votes)
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Author Notes:

Jocelyn 1st Jun 2018, 4:34 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
Some readers may have qualms with this being a rather "quiet" page. Thing is, I had considered long-winded farewells, but I felt like it kinda added a certain finality to the page. Like, it made it sound like we were never see Maria again from this point forward. And that's not the message I want to convey; even as a mislead. So I kept the hugs of the first page in silence. I decided the "it's not forever if you don't say goodbye" philosophy for this one. I'm sure some will still disagree, and that's fine. I'm just sharing my thought process here.

But while this isn't the last time we'll ever see Maria, it is still pretty sad to see this; to know that it's had to come to this (sadder when you remember her girlfriend and her brother couldn't make it in time). With that in mind, I liked the idea of closing the page with something humorous, because Blair did indeed make such an implication in front of Gavin who did not know about Rain and Emily's relationship. Maybe it's a little bit of emotional whiplash, but I think it fits.

Also, no. This isn't the end of the chapter either. There's a few weeks left, still. ;)


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Comments:

Kyle 1st Jun 2018, 4:49 PM edit delete reply
And now the war begins...
Drake Zephyr 1st Jun 2018, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
What war?
Kyle 1st Jun 2018, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
The war between Rain and her friends against Quinton, the school, Mr. Strongwell, anyone else who'd wanna do them harm. Getting Maria to safety and Arthur reining in Todd were our first two victories, but there's still a long way to go.
bgb16999 1st Jun 2018, 5:04 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Maria and Chanel already knew, so Gavin was bound to find out eventually. Blair was not the person I expected to be the one to tell Gavin, though.
Cassie 1st Jun 2018, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
My top 2 favorite images on this page:
1: Gavin looks like he is posing for a silhouette portrait in the second panel.
2: Rain's face in the last panel was the perfect thing to end on.
Ravenna 2nd Jun 2018, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
I love Rain's reaction in the last panel probably cause it's about how I'd react I the same situation and tbh I see a lot of myself in Rain
Matt Comics 1st Jun 2018, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Matt Comics
I love funny mood whiplash moments like this.

Good thing you made it clear in the author notes that it was a silent goodbye. I thought it was one of those scenes where the words are left to our imagination.
Gigglebox 1st Jun 2018, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Gigglebox
Love it!!! Rain's expression is amazing! And quiet works perfectly well.
Lemonado Girl 1st Jun 2018, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
Maria: safe
Carver: warned
Cat: Out of the bag.
Sonze 1st Jun 2018, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
i forgot rain and emily havent talked abt the fact that theyre dating...
Guest 2nd Jun 2018, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
Happy pride month!
Gigglebox 2nd Jun 2018, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
Gigglebox
*waves ALL THE FLAGS in support!*
Kotose 2nd Jun 2018, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
I don't care if it's a quiet page. Rain's face at the end is priceless xD
Matt 3rd Jun 2018, 12:17 PM edit delete reply
I discovered Rain about a week ago. In that time I have read the entire series twice, somewhat to the detriment of my work and general life :-)

As someone who would generally be considered to be a ”straight” cis male, I find the entire story line to be hugely educational in teaching me all about the mental anguish so many young (and not so young) people go through. It even made me examine my own sexuality, a topic I'm not going to expound upon here. I also love the characters and the humour!

Please do keep going. What you are doing here will be a light-hearted and accessible support to many young people seeking to learn about themselves.

Thank you :-)
RoseArtemis 3rd Jun 2018, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
I was introduced to the comic a long while ago and after some time I just forgot to keep up with it. BUT! I'm all caught up now and safe to say I'm re-invested in everything going on. Thank you for writing this Jocelyn. It's fantastic!
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