Comic 1116 - Coy

4th Jan 2019, 11:06 AM in Ch. 36 - New Directions
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)
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Jocelyn 4th Jan 2019, 11:06 AM edit delete
Many of you were sure Gavin would catch on to what Rudy was saying sooner or later. In fact, many of you were wondering how he didn't figure it out sooner. To be fair, he doesn't know Colette or anything about him other than being this random person Rudy's been seen around recently. He has no reason to suspect anything. All Gavin really has is knowing Rudy pretty well. And now that Rudy's gone home for the day, Gavin actually has that moment to stop and think and realize... and feel bad about his prodding behavior all night in hindsight. Whoops. ^^;

But while a number of you were concerned about exactly this scenario, let's be realistic for a minute here. What's Gavin really going to do with this information? Sure, he was prying with Rudy, but he knows Rudy. That's just how they are together. He wouldn't approach Colette and ask weird questions though, right?

As a side note, with Rudy going home for the evening, I do want to point out we're getting near to the end of the chapter. Still a couple weeks left, but things will be mostly wrapping up soon (or building up for the next chapter). I've had a few people express frustration with the way this chapter has been paced, and I don't disagree. The scene shifts haven't been any more frequent than usual, but they have been more disjointed on account of having done two posts a week all chapter long (when I write the script, I tend to have three posts a week in mind, so cutting a day of posts messes things up). I wanted to get back to three a week after Volume 5 came out, but then the holidays slowed things down and I've had a few other life distractions come up.

I'm explaining all this because once this chapter wraps up, I'm gonna take a small hiatus to get my bearings back (maybe a week or two). And when the next chapter starts - that's the long awaited prom chapter, by the way - I'll return to three pages a week, and bring us back to some much improved pacing, and hopefully a better reading experience overall. Until then, two posts a week for the rest of the chapter (which is still a couple more weeks). I just wanted to give the heads up way ahead of time. ^_^

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Guest 4th Jan 2019, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
Haha well played J. That was funny. It might not be intentional but this page does some fun things with the background colours and Gavin's realization while still arguably just a pink wall and blue for night/emotional effect.
William 4th Jan 2019, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
Rudy outing Colette to Gavin (Rudy knew, or should have known that Gavin would eventually figure things out) is more than a bit tacky.
Evie 4th Jan 2019, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
I agree, but I think it's in character of Rudy. He's been established as a notorious gossip and this is the kind of thing he where needs to be smacked into being quiet. Example:
Emily 5th Jan 2019, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
I actually see this as progress on Rudy's part. I can see him yelling "he's a guy dammit!" earlier in the story, and this, while imperfect, is better than that!
Pseudonym 5th Jan 2019, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
I don't think Rudy outed Colette on purpose. Rudy's in that awkward phase between learning how to be a complete smartass and learning when not to be.

People usually figure it out after enough of their hilarious verbal Immelmanns crash and burn when talking like normal people would've done just fine.

In the meantime, Rudy might want to consider investing in very sturdy boots instead of dresses. He'll be shooting himself in the foot for a while yet.
Drake Zephyr 4th Jan 2019, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
Drake Zephyr
I love how you chose to work that. With all that's happened, I'm surprised he didn't catch on earlier.
Timmi The Enchantrix 4th Jan 2019, 6:45 PM edit delete reply
Between panels 6 and 7, I am picturing Rudy walking home and counting down with his fingers: "5-4-3-2-1!"
Kinkajou 20th Jun 2021, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
XD I love it
Callisto 5th Jan 2019, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
I love that we can trust Gavin to come to the right conclusion... eventually. ;)
Jayson 6th Jan 2019, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
Haha, gavin has come a long way since the beginning :)
Catlife333 6th Jan 2019, 9:53 PM edit delete reply
Well dang. What happens after the prom chapter? We aren't nearing the end of Rain just yet are we? I feel like there are so many loose ends, we can't be getting that close
Sarah 7th Jan 2019, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
I don't know what I'll do with myself when Rain is done. I love this comic too much!
bgb16999 7th Jan 2019, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
The folders on her Deviant Art seem to indicate that the author has plans for Rain to run at least through Chapter 44, so there will still be quite a ways to go after the next chapter.

As for what to do after Rain eventually ends? There are other great webcomics:)
Jocelyn 7th Jan 2019, 7:06 PM edit delete reply
Don't worry. While we are at the latter half of the story, there is indeed a fair few arcs I need to wrap up before I can call it "the end". I think it's safe to say there's probably at least another year or two of content.

As for when it is over, I still plan to write for as long as I live (writing is both my job and my passion, so I don't plan on just stopping). So if you've enjoyed Rain thus far, stick around after the end when I'll probably start hyping up the next webcomic. ^_^
William Melton 8th Jan 2019, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Maybe a sequel to Rain?
RubyRuthNeal 9th Jan 2019, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
Try your hand at a little screenwriting maybe???????

A made-for-TV movie version of Rain would be be awesome.... maybe an intro to Rain's background, highlighting events in her life from "I wanna be a mommy like you" up to settling into her first couple months at St. Halvard High, maybe up until the halloween party and then leave it an open ending.... kinda like a pilot for a mini-series. And from there, there is already several seasons of shorter episode stories already written, that would only need adapted for TV production. Find a real teenage thru early 20s transgender actress to play the part of Rain, the other characters would be easier to cast.

The time is right for the next transgender-subject TV series beyond Orange is the New Black and Transparent. And I believe a Rain TV series could be a big hit and change a lot of people's hearts. Look how many people , whose lives this webcomic has impacted.

Your story of Rain has that certain magical quality to it. It needs to be known by a much bigger audience now.
Lily Tyra 8th Jan 2019, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
Somehow the moment Gavin got it reminded me of that moment in the first episode of Ouran High Host Club, when the last member and president of the club realized that Haruhi was (and identified as) a girl, and the last lightbulb lit up.
Drake Zephyr 9th Jan 2019, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Drake Zephyr
I can see the similarities.
William Hughes 9th Jan 2019, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Been a while. Wasn't there a "Janitor's closet" type incident. We are still talking Gavin, but Ki rather than Cosette [By the way, there is a law that if you have a character called Cosette you have to make a reference to Les Miserables. (Even if it is just Cosette complaining about the constant references to Les Miserables]
Jocelyn 9th Jan 2019, 12:59 PM edit delete reply
@William Hughes

His name's Colette, actually. ^^;
William Hughes 9th Jan 2019, 1:12 PM edit delete reply
Mea Maxima Culpa
Amelia 12th Apr 2021, 3:48 AM edit delete reply
this is a test comment, testing to find time zone of site.
Amelia 12th Apr 2021, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
Can't find original test, trying to find when this was posted according to this site. will help me solve when new pages are usually posted.
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