Comic 1000 - Abuse

8th Dec 2017, 12:24 PM in Ch. 33 - The Calm
Average Rating: 4.9 (10 votes)
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Jocelyn 8th Dec 2017, 12:24 PM edit delete
Every time I warned of dark, heavy content coming up in this arc, this was the page I was usually thinking about. I can't speak for everyone, but I know it shakes me up. I know, this arc has been incredibly heavy for the usual tone of Rain, but I think it's also very important for a lot of reasons.

There is one more page left in this chapter, but next week is mostly going to help us dial back into the more typical level of drama for this comic. By which I mean it's not totally dropped on you in a big mess, and is occasionally broken up by humor. So thank you again for sticking with me through this.

(And no, there won't be a hiatus between chapters. Maybe a Rain Delay to lift our spirits back up a bit, but no four month wait.)

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Matt Comics 8th Dec 2017, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Matt Comics
Poor girls.

Whatever Mr Flaherty did, I have a feeling it couldn't just be about Rain and/or Fara. There has to be something even worse that also disgusted Aiken and Kellen. The way he treated his wife obviously didn't help. And leaving at a crucial time was the last straw.
Anon 4 One Time Only 8th Dec 2017, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Wow... This kinda hits home, thanks to the *** that fathered me. At least he can't do more damage. He's out of all of our lives. But all three of us (mom, little sister, and I) are dealing with lasting issues going back to a few years before my birth (for mom, I'm the eldest of my siblings). These relationships are dangerous. They are out there. And it doesn't get talked about enough.
oryuchild 8th Dec 2017, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
I've been rereading the first two chapters of this, and I came back to this new update, and.. well.. Rain's family reminds me a lot of mine. Three children - my middle brother, my oldest sister, and me. Not-so-good dad, better mom. Lots of emotions.
Lemonado Girl 8th Dec 2017, 11:46 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
I kinda sorta relate to Rain here? Not completely but...simply put, kids in elementary/middle school were really just straight up awful to me. I was an easy mark because I just wasn't emotionally prepared for first grade and beyond for a long time. I survived, I got through, but damn do I recognize emotional abuse when I see it now for my experiences, and both my parents have their own experiences that they've shared with me to go along with it. And so, just seeing or hearing about abuse, I always want to step in, to personally defend the victim because no one deserves any of what I or my parents went through, but above all I just want to scream at the abuser or worse. The things I keep quiet about for the good of the realm sometimes...
Lilith Konoha 9th Dec 2017, 9:52 AM edit delete reply
This is creepily close to how my life has gone so far, and hits home terrifyingly hard.

Thank you for writing this, it really helps to see from the outside what this all looks like, it's helping me process everything.
Guest 9th Dec 2017, 2:21 PM edit delete reply
Honestly i hope we learn a lot more about her father, i think his name was Marcus?
Reimi 9th Dec 2017, 7:06 PM edit delete reply
Just... damn
Guest 11th Dec 2017, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
Are you ever going to start magical?
Jocelyn 11th Dec 2017, 3:00 PM edit delete reply

I haven't forgotten about Magical, but it won't start until Rain is over, so it may yet be a while. Sorry.
Guest 11th Dec 2017, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
I feel this hardcore. My dad was like Rain's dad and my mom was like Emily's mom. I actually no longer speak to them, cause I met someone who told me that I didn't deserve the things they did. First person to tell me that and I was 17 when they did. So, I know from experience what it's like and how one person giving advice, encouragement, and support can completely change your course. If they hadn't aided me when they did I most likely wouldn't be. And now I'm happily married to that person, their family is more family than mine ever was, and I am proudly me and not what others want me to be.
Arrabella Poppe 11th Dec 2017, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Poor Rain, poor Emily, omg I'm crying so much right now. I want to go into their world fond rains dad throw him off a bridge yell at Emily's mom about her parenting then curl up in a ball
Guest 8th Mar 2018, 10:01 AM edit delete reply
Abusive childhood squad, assemble!
Eclipsa Butterfly 13th Apr 2019, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
This one hit way to close to home. My dad has been absolutely abusive to me. It has ranged from him saying that life would be easier if I just lived at my mum's house to me being pinned face down on the ground by him. But it's so hard to cut him out of my life because sometimes he is nice and then I feel bad wanting to cut him out. Then there is my mum who is transphobic/pray for my cousin bc she is bi kind of homophobic. She also goes through these stages of tearing me down and then building me up only to tear me down again. She has made me believe that all the bad things that are going on in her life are my fault in the past. She is also an alcoholic and has been drinking more again after being a while clean. She even drunk earlier today.
Sara_L 29th Jun 2019, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
I don't either, Rain, I don't either.

It makes me physically sick to hear of parents treating their children like that. I just...
I just want to give everyone a hug and tell them it's alright but I know that doesn't really help or change anything.

It makes me so glad (and sometimes feeling a little guilty that I have this while others don't) that I'm lucky enough to have a family that just loves each other for who they are.
I just can't comprehend how anyone could be any other way.
skrbunny 22nd Sep 2022, 11:56 AM edit delete reply
i've never tried to explain emotional abuse... people don't seem to understand the power of words if there's no physical abuse... typically i don't even try...

growing up, i never met anyone who had a mom like mine... their moms were all... well, no one is perfect, but 50s/60s/70s television type moms. Mine? Well, other than Mommie Dearest, I found nothing that came close to describing mine...
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