Comic 1347 - Chapter 42 Tease

17th Feb 2021, 7:35 AM in Special
Chapter 42 Tease
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 17th Feb 2021, 7:35 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
I'm spending a lot more time agonizing over swimsuit designs than I should for what they are, but I'm very happy with what I've got thus far. There's still a few more to do, but I'm happy to report that a lot of the main crew is taken care of, at least.

I probably won't show anything more than this until Chapter 42 starts going up (being all secretive for no real reason like I was with prom dresses and tuxes), but as I was working on them, I just saw this cool silhouetted lineup in my head and wanted to share. Please enjoy. ^_^

Kinda debating this as a new banner, to be honest. XD
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Comments:

MusicalArtist12 17th Feb 2021, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
Ooh I can't wait!
Long-Time Lurker 17th Feb 2021, 11:50 AM edit delete reply
Ooo, I like it as a banner! That way it's a non-spoilery teaser for anyone just starting out.
Flux35 17th Feb 2021, 5:41 PM edit delete reply
And now I am imaging them in swimsuits with their pride flag on it, similar to the umbrella banner.
Pseudonym 18th Feb 2021, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
The moment I read you say that, I imagined Rain in a trans flag patterned codpiece. I'm not sure if my imagination should have me impressed or disturbed.
PeskyBirdTerry 17th Feb 2021, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
PeskyBirdTerry
OOOOOOOOHHH YES BEACH EPISODE
bgb16999 17th Feb 2021, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
The second semifinal for the Rain Character tournament has ended, and the results were not close.

Now we will do a "runner-up match" between the losers of the semifinals: Allison and Vincent. This will last for one week, before the final between Rain and Ky. Vote here!
Phrown. 19th Feb 2021, 6:10 PM edit delete reply
Vincent should win. By a landslide.
RottenJam 18th Feb 2021, 6:01 AM edit delete reply
I just spent the last two days binge reading this series. This is one of the most amazing thing I've ever seen. I'm in love with this story and these characters. It's helped me to accept myself for who I am far more than I thought possible. I'm so excited to see what comes next for Rain and the crew! Thank you for creating such an amazing story.
Someone Else 18th Feb 2021, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
When I saw that silhouette, I was thinking “Did I miss some LGBT+ day of remembrance?”
Guest 18th Feb 2021, 7:15 AM edit delete reply
Right to left i think it's: Ky, Ana, Gavin, Emily, Rain, Maria, Chanel, Rudy and Ryan
glmdgrielson 18th Feb 2021, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
...and now I'm thinking of the Homestar costume teasers.
Diatere 18th Feb 2021, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Just found Rain a week ago, caught up now. You do an amazing job, It pulls off character arcs and drama so well and goes into so many aspects of gender and sexuality in a really organic way. So thank you Jocelyn, this comic may have helped my own struggle, odd as that may sound.
Phrown 19th Feb 2021, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
Everyone is on their main ship except for Ky. This may be a sign that KyxDrew (Krew?) is over.
Tani 19th Feb 2021, 1:32 PM edit delete reply
It may just be because of Drew not really having much of a relationship with the group beyond Ky.
Phrown. 19th Feb 2021, 6:11 PM edit delete reply
Hmm. ? That could be it.
Guest 20th Feb 2021, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Probably because he won't be coming to the pool party. And if that is the case, then I think it's for the best. Rain and Ky are out to all the cis people in the silhouette, but I don'[ think Rain is out to Drew, especially since he blabs (as seen with Ky).

I worry about Ryan, but hopefully he is able to come out to the rest of the group and then everyone will feel comfortable since he will know he is accepted and others will know he accepts them.
Drake Zephyr 20th Feb 2021, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
Drake Zephyr
Nah I think Drew has had enough character development that he wouldn't shout to random people. And him not being next to Ky doesn't really imply anything significant. They are just friends, unlike the rest who are either dating or very close.
Guest 20th Feb 2021, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
Can't tell who the extra figures are in the banner that aren't in this teaser... I think one is Fara, but who's the other?
Chrissy 15th Apr 2021, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
If you're talking the far left on the little banner (with the rainbow in the background) I think that might be Vincent...
NotoriousJeandarme 21st Feb 2021, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
NotoriousJeandarme
This looks awesome as a new banner. Rereading the series multiple times just almost isn't enough, and I'm biting my nails waiting for this next chapter to begin. What will happen next???
Ah, the life of being a webcomic obsessed nerd.
Guest 21st Feb 2021, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
Urgh my dad just dropped the t-slur in front of me and when I (politely) asked him not to, he said he didn't know it was regarded as a slur and started asking me "Do you not use slurs?" as if the answer wouldn't be an easy "No I don't use slurs"
meta 22nd Feb 2021, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
meta
oh bless. respectfully, he shouldn't need asking twice, even if he can't tell the difference between that and "damn" etc. i remember the days parents could actually teach their children such things.
Vibin’ 21st Feb 2021, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
I have bingeread this whole comic in under 48 hours, and it made me cry a couple times. I can’t wait for the next chapter!!!!
Arc247 21st Feb 2021, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
Oh no! Terrible news! I've caught up!
Wonderful story, and I'm definitely going to be reading as you post! Thank you, and please keep up the good work, sharing, and teaching.
Also, how are there so many of us that just recently found this comic in the last 48-72 hours and binged the whole thing? Nifty!
Guest 22nd Feb 2021, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
I just crunched the entire series in under a day. Thanks for putting the work into this series for so long!
meta 22nd Feb 2021, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
meta
warning: completely self centered comment!

having waited a few decades, and doing everyone around me no favours by putting myself last, i had a successful affirmation operation on thursday, a late but intense relief! rain comics are so thoroughly refreshing, it is almost sad to consider now how i could have been understood all along but i had the path i had. i disallowed myself recognition because i believed "transwomen can't have kids". oh it's so easy to know better now, though the path is often convoluted anyway. i cry to see the people in rain's world going through their realisations now.

however, there is still a small chance i may decide on a swimsuit before rain.
paintpancakes 23rd Feb 2021, 3:04 AM edit delete reply
So, I'm 20 years old now, and I've been reading this comic since i was 13. Kinda crazy. When I started reading Rain, I wasn't out to anyone in real life or even online and convinced myself I would never tell anyone. As of right now, I'm about a week post-top surgery. Before Rain, I'd never read any comic or book or watched any show or movie with a trans main character. I can honestly say it's had an impact on my journey as a trans person, particularly on my acceptance of nonbinary people. Middle and high school were a really rough road for me and Rain made a difference. And it wasn't cancer, but I had really severe health issues that impacted my ability to go on hormones for a while and I really empathized with Jocelyn's struggles with getting SRS. Reading a story where trans people were treated as people, seeing a trans adult existing and thriving even in the face of really awful challenges, and being a part of a community of trans people who appreciate this comic snd each other has meant a lot to me. This is kinda sappy so forgive me for the cheese haha.

As a funny aside,I didn't know "Beau" was pronounced "Bow"until I was around 17. Before then I was pronouncing it as "Rain Bews" in my head!
Chloe 23rd Feb 2021, 3:52 AM edit delete reply
I found it a little scary how many characters i could identify by shadow alone
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