Comic 1292 - Curse

30th Sep 2020, 7:33 AM in Ch. 40 - It's Okay to Cry
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 30th Sep 2020, 7:33 AM edit delete
Gosh, that last panel is a mood. ^^;

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Fox 30th Sep 2020, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Indeed, the last panel...

Aeon 30th Sep 2020, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
Yep. Everyone who's had a crappy parent/s is now say here reaching for a stiff drink going "yep!"
Larryn 30th Sep 2020, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Allison (no, not that one 30th Sep 2020, 3:36 PM edit delete reply

When my mother died, it was a relief. I could finally (after 56 years) stop trying to find some sort of magic words or actions that might somehow get her to be a real mother. I.e., to actually relate to me like a human being.

You never stop hoping...
j-eagle12212012 30th Sep 2020, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Rubi 30th Sep 2020, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
Casey K 23rd Oct 2020, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
Casey K
yep. I had thought that when my Nmom moved into her own place a few months ago that my mental state would calm a little. But as I was in the carpentry field the last 5 years of my um... past life, I'm relied upon a lot due to my experience. I'm the oldest of her three kids and my two younger brothers have disowned her so she's been leaning on me even more. And I can barely focus on my family or my own transition because I'm railroaded regularly by my mother.
Tipsie!~ 20th Dec 2020, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
I don't drink, but otherwise this is spot on
Anastasia 30th Sep 2020, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
I eventually just gave up and am no contact with my mom. My life has been so much better without a transphobe trying to "fix" me.
Dandelion 30th Sep 2020, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
Relationships with parents can be really hard. I know I'm still in an in-between state of still believing in my dad or letting go of our relationship since I often feel let down by him.
Guest 30th Sep 2020, 10:41 AM edit delete reply
Microraptor 30th Sep 2020, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
People in this comic need more hugs.
bgb16999 30th Sep 2020, 12:12 PM edit delete reply
Thinking about this more, it may actually be better for Emily that her mom wasn't home, even though she doesn't feel like it now. Last we heard, Emily was still 17 (though maybe her birthday happened and I just don't remember). If she had been able to confront her mom yesterday, her mom might have been able to cause legal trouble for both Emily and Fara for "kidnapping" Emily. Granted, maybe with enough legal wrangling the courts could be convinced that leaving Emily alone at home for months is neglect and Emily's mom should lose custody, but custody is normally a question of civil law, where there is no right to an attorney, and Emily's mom probably has more money than Fara. And even if they win, it would be a long and unpleasant legal battle.

If Emily's mom stays away for a few more months, then Emily may be able to confront her after she turns 18, when it will be a lot safer to do so.

Anyhow, Part Five of the Rain Favorite Character Tournament is up! As usual you can vote for as many characters as you want, and the top four will advance to the next round.
William Melton 30th Sep 2020, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
And being a narcissist, Emily's mom would make that battle as heinous and grueling as possible.
Ness 30th Sep 2020, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
To no one surprise Marcus Flaherty, Norman Strongwell and Quenton Morrison have no vote. x)
William Melton 1st Oct 2020, 7:39 AM edit delete reply
I'm surprised Puddle is in first place. I thought the rabbit would win. Definitely got my vote.
bgb16999 1st Oct 2020, 3:21 PM edit delete reply
Well, it's at least a little surprising, because when I've run favorite character tournaments for other media franchises there's usually at least some villains who do well.

I think Rain is different, because the world is realistic, the protagonists resemble a lot of the readers, and the antagonists resemble real people that a lot of the readers have to deal with. A supervillain out to conquer the world is a character people may read about for escapism. Norman, Marcus, and Father Quenton are reminders of real villains some of us have dealt with.
Shoto 1st Oct 2020, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
I'm guessing Marcus Flaherty is Rain's dad, but remind me again who the other two are?
bgb16999 1st Oct 2020, 11:55 PM edit delete reply
Yes, Marcus is Rain's father. Liriel is Rain's mother. Madison is Aidyn's younger sister (Aidyn being the guy who went with Ryan to prom and freaked out about him wearing Gavin's coat). Norman is Maria and Rudy's father. Puddle is Rain's pet rabbit. (Father) Quenton is the evil former principal. Simone is Gavin's mom. And you should remember who Maria is;)
DocMesa 30th Sep 2020, 5:20 PM edit delete reply
People suck and being let down by them also sucks.

But what truly sucks is not trusting anyone and keeping yourself isolated and alone. It took me over 20 years to figure that out.
Chloe 1st Oct 2020, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Norman is Rudy and Maria's father, Quenton is the previous Headmaster at Rain's School
Dr opal 30th Sep 2020, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Dr opal
I'm finna make "wow pepole suck" my senior quote lmao
AriaArundottir 1st Oct 2020, 3:54 AM edit delete reply
arkathenia 1st Oct 2020, 1:38 AM edit delete reply
This one really provokes feelings from me. I have a Rain desktop background, one of her early in series, right after she makes amends with Gavin. She has long hair, and her smile is so much more pure without having the more recent problems she’s suffered. Her life was still so hard back then, and really, given her father’s abuse, she already had a lot of traumatic experiences in her life long before the current situations. That dichotomy of smiling through suffering is one told continuously in Rain, and a saddening amount of the other characters. I get really emotional when reading about a girl who barely keeps living at times, and those eras are cruelly cyclical for this girl. My heart connects with these people’s feelings, and I feel a lot in these comics. Thanks for developing this, Lynn.
AriaArundottir 1st Oct 2020, 3:56 AM edit delete reply
Yep, learning your parents suck is always pain, and you always try to find an explanation. The worst one is "maybe I actually suck", I try to fight with those for last two decades and finally I gave up and started to look for help.
Mika 1st Oct 2020, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
Not specific to this page but I just wanted to say how much I’ve loved Rain and you now have a growing fan base in New Zealand. I’ve just bought the first two volumes as a birthday present for my non binary teen and I know they are going to love it! Thanks for the amazing work you do
Jocelyn 1st Oct 2020, 7:35 PM edit delete reply

Thank you so much for sharing! I hope your teen ends up enjoying it! ^_^
Johnnnie 1st Oct 2020, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
Not actually related to the comic, but I found the Magical prequel stories and liked them. DA being as hard to navigate as it is, have any other stories been posted?
Jocelyn 1st Oct 2020, 7:50 PM edit delete reply

At this time, it's just the four prequel stories for Magical. When I finally get around to it "present time" Magical itself, I'd like it to be as a comic rather than prose, but that may be a while yet. (And if anyone else is reading this and doesn't know what we're talking about, you can find these here.)

Unless you just mean you'd like something else written that way. In which case, there's also Lavender, for that. That one's a bit older and might be rougher quality-wise, but it's in a lot of ways like a predecessor to Rain. I should warn that one is unfinished to this day, leaves off on a cliffhanger, and I haven't figured out whether or not I will get back to it or not. But there's nine chapters available if that interests you at all. :)
Johnnnie 1st Oct 2020, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
Thank you. I will look into Lavender and look forward to reading it.

On a different note, I was looking at the DA and ran across the Shangri-La Demo. Have any of y'all tried to download it recently, and if so, were you able to? I get a long series of pages that all say "We are generating a new download key for this file." but never
actually do anything, almost like it got taken down or something. Thanks!
Jocelyn 1st Oct 2020, 8:51 PM edit delete reply

Hmm... Actually, the download is not working for me either. I wonder how long it's been like that. Sorry for the inconvenience. ^^;

I know I still have that demo lying around on my computer somewhere. I'll see if I can upload that again. :)
johnnnie 1st Oct 2020, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
That would be great! Thanks again! :)
Johnnnie 1st Oct 2020, 10:45 PM edit delete reply

Thank you for all your great writing! After Lavender chapter 8, the cliffhanger at the end of 9 didn't wasn't as bad as I feared. I will keep an eye out for Lavender if you ever decide to come back to it and for Magical when it eventually shows up.
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