Comic 1273 - Rain Delay - The Kaminari is a Lie

17th Jul 2020, 12:36 PM in Quarantine Hiatus 2020
Rain Delay - The Kaminari is a Lie
Average Rating: 5 (8 votes)
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Jocelyn 17th Jul 2020, 12:36 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
In case you don't get it, it's been kind of a thing lately that basically everything could actually be cake. XD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GesZRYKjl-M

Anyway, this was just a silly random idea that popped into my head earlier this week. I wasn't sure I'd actually draw it at first, but I've been wanting to post something, and this gave me the opportunity to test where I'm at motivation-wise for making comic pages. The short answer is that while I may still take my time, and it may still be a while before regular posting gets back on track, doing this felt right. I'm still super depressed and deeply troubled by the state of things in the world right now, but it may be a very long time before that actually changes, and this is kinda my job. So maybe I want to slowly start to set things back into motion soon.

I'm not setting any kind of return date here. I just want to let you know I'm doing what I can, I guess. It's all any of us can do, right?

~

Anyway, I hope you liked the comic. It was a lot of fun to draw (making funny faces is always like my favorite thing). If you're wondering why I didn't draw Kaminari actually getting sliced through to reveal the cake, well... I actually considered it. I worried that might be a little disturbing, though, especially if anyone was going into the comic not expecting anything like that. XD

I may still try drawing it at some point, though. It may be kind of a neat art thing to mess around with. ;P

~

Other than all that: Take care. Stay safe. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. And I love you all. Hopefully I'll have something more to share with you before too long. ^_^
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Ari 17th Jul 2020, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
I saw a great Twitter thread about this
Some Ed 17th Jul 2020, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
So, basically, in a nutshell: cakewrecks.com is going out of business because there's not enough disk space in the world to hold what they'll need to, and everybody will think the cakes they're complaining about are normal?

Sigh.
Syter6 17th Jul 2020, 4:13 PM edit delete reply
I love the dynamic between rain and aiken, haha
Lena 17th Jul 2020, 4:56 PM edit delete reply
Rain delay!
Thanks for the new comic <3
Jessica6d9 17th Jul 2020, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
Please tell me this is canon lmao
William Melton 17th Jul 2020, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
I'm with you. I hope this is canon! And we see Rain with that cake after graduation.
maya 17th Jul 2020, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
HAHAHA rain’s face is hilarious!!
val 18th Jul 2020, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
this made me smile a lot!!
Leah 18th Jul 2020, 1:33 AM edit delete reply
I'm sure the magic word Rain is talking about is Kaminari, but the word that I noticed was "Baby Sis." :)

Aiken's come a ways ... even if he doesn't understand why some things should NOT be cake! D:
Ari 22nd Jul 2020, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
No, I'm pretty sure she was talking about the word sis as wl
Jocelyn 22nd Jul 2020, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
To be clear, when I wrote the line, I meant for "Kaminari" to be the magic word. But "baby sis" fits too, for sure. XD

I could actually see Kaminari being the word that perks her interest now, but then like hours later - long after the fact - it finally clicks that he also called her baby sis. And that'll be what leads to her forgiving Aiken for the traumatizing video. XD
Olivia 18th Jul 2020, 5:12 AM edit delete reply
I’ve wondered for a while now, do you have any siblings? Because I’ve always sort of known that only children tend to write siblings a little strangely

Big bro, lil sis, etc

Just wondering

Ps you’re epic and it’s amazing that you’ve been making this comic for this whole time so from one trans girl to another, thank you, you gave me what I saw everyone else have with rom com stars, Superman, or those weird college movies, you helped me feel more connected to the main character.

Rain is basically the perfect pov character for me and so many others like me to empathize with and you help me feel, sorta normal for a bit, just, please keep up the beautiful work, stay beautiful, make the world beautiful, thank you.
Jocelyn 18th Jul 2020, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Olivia

Actually, much like Rain, I'm the youngest of three with a notably older brother and sister. For what it's worth, they're my Big Bro and Big Sis, and they often call me their Little Sis. I don't know if that's strange or not, but it's what we do, so it doesn't seem that way to me. ^^;

It's possible me and my family are just a strange bunch of people. XD
Olivia 18th Jul 2020, 5:00 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the info, you remain truly epic, as always

Keep it up, you’re doing great, and I love your work

Stay beautiful!
Matt 20th Jul 2020, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
Lol, we all a little strange in our own way. You don't have a monopoly on that.

You do have an amazing talent for slice-of-life story telling and comic making. I hope you get as much out of creating the Rain series as we all get from reading it.

Thank you. For all the years of hard work. Thank you.
ZylaKat 21st Jul 2020, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
I think that it's also more common for trans people to be called li'l/big bro/sis/sib
When I was closeted, my brother never really called me bro, but when I came out he started calling me sis a lot (and i love the affirmation)
bgb16999 18th Jul 2020, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
That URL made me laugh, so thanks for that!

Take all the time you need with the comic.
Willow13 18th Jul 2020, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
This is always a problem as you don't want to murder something you like but still want a cake of it. =)
Guest 18th Jul 2020, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
First swear word I recall seeing in this comic, rain delay or not!
Jocelyn 18th Jul 2020, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Guest

They're sprinkled around here and there throughout the story. I try not to rely on them and generally stay away from the "extra bad ones", but they do pop up from time to time. Also some characters (like Maria or Gavin) curse more than others (like Rain, who's very rarely sworn, or Ana, who's never sworn).

It's possible I overthink the strangest details in my writing. XD
Zero 20th Jul 2020, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Not over thinking at all, I think. How someone speaks and the words they use is part of what makes up each individual's personality, and that's harder to get across though art and text than something with heard voices. So taking the extra time to consider even simple things like how often (or if at all) a character swears is a key part of the character creation process. :)
_ 19th Jul 2020, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
One of maria's first lines was "you're on bitch" if i recall correctly
Neelix 19th Jul 2020, 7:53 AM edit delete reply
Does this mean that when her birthday comes Rain will have her cake but no-one will be allowed to eat it? ;-)
Guest 20th Jul 2020, 8:59 AM edit delete reply
One more request for the possible finale or Rain Delay. If you can, could you reach out to other trans characters in webcomics and put them in the background. No reason, I just think that would be a nice little easter egg. Imagine Princess Sarah attending a Toaster on Fire concert. Ridiculous I know but that's part of the reason I love this comic
Zero 20th Jul 2020, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
I don't plan you at all for being depressed. I know how that feels. This whole thing has been horrifying, and a train wreck in the US. The US has been the poster child for doing this wrong, and it's state governments and disturbing number of selfish twats/conspiracy theorists is just exacerbating things. Last I looked, my state had numbers so high that even countries abroad were staring as us in bewildered horror...

Hang in there. I've noticed some companies and at least a few governors taking the initiate lately. Gotta look for the small victories.

All the best to you and your family and friends.
Dr opal 20th Jul 2020, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Dr opal
The growing horror in her have is priceless
Lemonado Girl 20th Jul 2020, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
Pardon me, I'm just going to turn that middle sequence of panels into a reaction image.
William Melton 21st Jul 2020, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Can you share with the rest of us? I want to use it too.
Fourth Nate 21st Jul 2020, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
Purple nail polish! Hang in there, Jocelyn and everybody, take the time you need
Gecko 22nd Jul 2020, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
Rain's dawning shock faces make me giggle x3

Take your time and take care of yourself. You work hard on this comic (and many other things) - you've earned all the breaks you need!

I know from a Discord I hang in that some people do find the cake images disturbing (to the point that you're required to put content warning on them). So I say you made the right call.
WindandRain 29th Jul 2020, 4:56 AM edit delete reply
Thank you for being you! Love Rain so much <3
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