Comic 1299 - Invasive Thoughts

19th Oct 2020, 10:15 AM in Ch. 40 - It's Okay to Cry
Invasive Thoughts
Average Rating: 5 (6 votes)
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Jocelyn 19th Oct 2020, 10:15 AM edit delete
Reading it back all this time later, this chapter came out a little more timely than I intended, I think. I'm not going through anything like Emily is, but I can relate to needing lots of distractions these days, and my mind wandering the second I stop.

A lot of us are struggling these days. Don't forget to look out for each other. Sometimes, a quick "hey, doing okay?" can make someone's whole day. :)

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arkathenia 19th Oct 2020, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
That's a significant development from where we first saw Emily and Rain. They really have changed quite a lot in the past months - even though they always were the same people. This story is so different from its origins, as most of the best stories are.
Lentrax 19th Oct 2020, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
If anyone needs someone to listen to them, you can DM me on twitter. I'm not terribly hard to find.
Sage 23rd Oct 2020, 2:41 AM edit delete reply
I'm glad people are doing this. This community is so great!
Anastasia 19th Oct 2020, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
Oh God that last panel is so cute I can't handle it
Anastasia 19th Oct 2020, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
Can we get some merch of the last panel?
bgb16999 19th Oct 2020, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Ouch, that's a tough thing to here from a parent.

One thing I like about this story is that the "bad" family members are bad in very different ways. When Maria turned 18, Norman wanted to pretend he was still her legal guardian and still had the right to control her life. Emily's mom takes the opposite approach. The one thing they have in common is that they both hurt their kids.
ProfessorAnastasia 19th Oct 2020, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
OMG the last two frames with Rain & Emily just made me melt in awe! In all seriousness though, I wish Emily reign triumphant over the tyranny and oppression that is her mother, and to form a perfect union with Rain :3
TK 19th Oct 2020, 1:37 PM edit delete reply
I see what you did there with the last line.
KiwiLemonTea 19th Oct 2020, 11:47 AM edit delete reply
Don't think I've actually commented before? Anyway, I just want to express how much I love this comic. The struggles of the characters feel very real, and the way they try to deal with their trauma feels so genuine that Rain often brings me to tears. I hope Emily is able to find some sort of resolution with her mother.
Guest 19th Oct 2020, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
Panel four feels too familiar. If is stop distracting myself, my trans thoughts come instantly back.
Megaboom12345 19th Oct 2020, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Oh my god they are so cute my heart can't take it. that right there is a good couple. when one is looking out of it talk to them ask them what's wrong that's wholesome right there.
William Melton 19th Oct 2020, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
I hate it when I get stuck in thought like Emily is. It always causes me to lose focus on the big picture. And it's always a sobering thought to accept someone you viewed as family sees you as purely disposable.

But Emily will be alright. She has people who love her and are willing to take her in. People willing to be the true family she never had before. Sometimes, it takes going through what she is to learn what a family truly is and how little blood can factor into that.
Guest 19th Oct 2020, 5:30 PM edit delete reply
So glad that they’re so happy together :)
JD 19th Oct 2020, 6:37 PM edit delete reply
Phew, they mentioned lack of closure a few pages back. It’s like they don’t even know they’re in a gay webcomic. The indefinite hiatus monster could be listening.
SteveHeist 20th Oct 2020, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
I just got done reading the *entire* backlog... This is too cute for words sometimes.
Sage 23rd Oct 2020, 2:42 AM edit delete reply
They're so cute!!!!
Sage 23rd Oct 2020, 2:43 AM edit delete reply
With everything going on, how are you doing Jocelyn? This incredible community you've created is here to talk with you <3
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