Comic 1367 - Emily, the Mom

23rd Apr 2021, 8:53 AM in Ch. 42 - One Day at a Time
Emily, the Mom
Average Rating: 4.9 (20 votes)
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Jocelyn 23rd Apr 2021, 8:53 AM edit delete
In case you're wondering where Emily got the name for her kid, well, she must have picked it up from somewhere. As I mentioned in that page's blurb, this was actually a name I'd always loved and wanted to use for a character, but kinda reserved it for if I'd ever had a child myself. I've accepted that that's not happening at this point, so I'm glad I can finally justify using it here for someone else's child. ^_^

The middle name, though, I agonized over for a while. I love the first name, but I noticed it doesn't flow super well with a lot for middle names. I considered one other for a long time, but declined kinda last minute because of reasons I'll have to go over on a later date. But I hope you like the name as a whole. Needless to say, I think it's lovely myself. ^_^

The other thing I wanna mention is panel 4. I don't know if this is going to sound weird, but that panel gave me some crazy déjà vu. So I don't know if I've already had Emily go over this before and I forgot where (because I can't seem to find such a dialogue), or if it's something I'd maybe written into the script earlier that never actually made it onto a completed page.

So, if this conversation did in fact already happen, I'm very sorry for being redundant. I feel sure it at least works contextually because I'm certain whoever she previously told wasn't Blair (and also, there is still new information on this page otherwise).

And if this conversation did not previously happen, then ignore these last few paragraphs. I'm just losing it, is all. (It's kinda scary forgetting the plot beats to the story I myself wrote, but maybe that's inevitable when you're writing anything for over a decade.) XD

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Mia S. 23rd Apr 2021, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
Mia S.

Lydia is such a pretty name! I hope she'll grow up safe and happy. ^^
JJ 23rd Apr 2021, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
I'm sure she will. I have a feeling Emily's gonna be a great mom.
eggynack 23rd Apr 2021, 9:09 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, she says a similar kinda thing to Ana in 916.
Roza 23rd Apr 2021, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
Here's the direct link for those of you looking for it.
Drake Zephyr 23rd Apr 2021, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Drake Zephyr
What's like the black thick marker or pencil stuff near Emily's headband/hair tie? Is it just shading?
Jocelyn 23rd Apr 2021, 9:15 AM edit delete reply
Nope. That looked like I made a layer error. Grumble, grumble. -_-

Thanks for catching it. Fixed now.
Isabelle 23rd Apr 2021, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
Getting to read this right after my girlfriend broke up with me has made me feel a bit better, thank you for making such an amazing story
Anastasia 23rd Apr 2021, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
I really like how Emily is drawn here. I can def tell you are improving as an artist!

Also, she is very pretty here <3
Long-Time Lurker 23rd Apr 2021, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Aww. She's gonna be great. <3
Julia 23rd Apr 2021, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Lydia is a great name! Also, the name of one of my favourite vocal pieces, and lydian is my favorite musical mode:)
NonbinaryWeirdo 23rd Apr 2021, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
Yay, someone else who knows music theory! My favorite mode is phrygian! (Probably because I use it a lot these days since I got into more flamenco style pieces.)
Mitheria 23rd Apr 2021, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
That's my oldest daughter's name!
Lydia Madison.
bgb16999 23rd Apr 2021, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
I was not expecting to hear a name for the baby 😂
Some Ed 23rd Apr 2021, 2:35 PM edit delete reply
Lydia's middle name reminds me of my best friend in college. His parents named him Will so he'd always have at least one free Will when he needed it.

Sure, the name isn't Lydia Win, but I'd say that's more to avoid the teasing that would probably trigger. (My middle name came from a chipmunk, so I know all about middle names triggering being teased.)
Jarvi 23rd Apr 2021, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
No, no "whether or not". If her kid falls into water, she needs to be able to rescue. If she falls into water she needs to be able to swim so she doesn't die. There should be no "whether or not" when it comes to swimming.
Amber Peacemaker 24th Apr 2021, 8:22 PM edit delete reply
unless of course, you're the type of person/family who never goes swimming anyways. Or live nowhere near a swimming area.
Matt 24th Apr 2021, 3:37 AM edit delete reply
Blair is one of those amazing people that so many of us aspire to be.
Absentia 25th Apr 2021, 2:37 AM edit delete reply
quite the Wynn-ing name there
arkathenia 25th Apr 2021, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
Lydia <3 This is so cute <3 I can't wait for this chapter to continue! We're getting so much in this ending leg of Rain. I can't wait for more ^^ <3
SpeedyQuidKid 26th Apr 2021, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
Oh hey lol, Wynn is a strong contender for a new middle name for me. Thanks, book character from the Noble Dead Saga and now also Rain!
j-eagle12212012 27th Apr 2021, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
Now the big question is

Lydia Wynn Caston-Flaherty


Lydia Wynn Flaherty-Caston
Guest 6th May 2021, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999 5th Oct 2021, 11:15 PM edit delete reply
Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if Rain decides to ditch the name Flaherty in favor of Bryer.
Catlife333 29th Apr 2021, 12:51 AM edit delete reply
Wow for some reason I really expected the story to end before Emily had her baby. But it looks like I was totally wrong about that. I’m surprised at how chill she is being. I’d honestly be freaking out haha and I’m not even a teenager.
Selix 12th Nov 2021, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
Was the other name possibility Liriel?
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