Comic 1376 - Rain and Ryan, Part 2

12th May 2021, 9:44 AM in Ch. 42 - One Day at a Time
Rain and Ryan, Part 2
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 12th May 2021, 9:44 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
So, between this page and the last one, I wanted to show a lot of growth here. Obviously, Rain's growth has been very prominent in the story lately. But also, the narrative has evolved a bit. It's reached a point where coming out in this group just shouldn't be an issue anymore. Ryan just comes out to Rain, a stranger. And then Rain comes out to him, likewise, a stranger. And they're both like, "Cool!"

The fear of unacceptance (or worse) was big in the beginning of my transition. Coming out was pretty much always a big production, that I'd have to prepare myself for, for days (maybe even weeks or months). But I've become rather lax about it in more recent years. And as I meet mostly queer/trans people nowadays anyway, most people don't bat an eyelash anymore. Half the time I say I'm trans or ace, and they're like, "oh, me too". The other half might not be, but they're already well-acquainted with someone who is. There's rarely instances anymore where I have to "teach" the concept to the other party anymore. (And I just don't waste my time with the bigot types. They're not worth sacrificing my mental health over.)

And I wanted to reflect all that here. I wanted to show something that might have been a monumental event in the beginning of the story, being a bit of a whatever moment now. Some will say it's anticlimactic, but that's also kinda the point. It should be anticlimactic.

There is still some drama to come in this story. But one kid worrying about if the other kids in this friend group will accept them or not, won't be the source of it.

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Syter6 12th May 2021, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
Syter6
There is still some drama to come in this story
Oh no
Pip 13th May 2021, 4:30 AM edit delete reply
I'm a lil nervous about Chase. We have Emily on record saying "it's not like him not to have the last word", and he was last seen knocking on the door of her empty house, confused because he couldn't find her. There is no way that storyline is over...

BUT I'm hoping that since we know Rain will be wrapping up soon, it won't be devastating drama and will just be a bit of excitement before we have a happy ending! :D
Absentia 14th May 2021, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
Not to mention Rain's dad. i know Jocelyn said that Emily's mom won't come up anymore, but that doesn't mean Rain's dad won't.

I'm just hoping Rain's able to have the entire rest of her family on her side when he does.
Syter6 14th May 2021, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
Syter6
@Pip, i agree with chase being the likely culprit, but at this page emily says that he got arrested.
Though we don't know if that is still the case, maybe he was released. Time will tell i guess
Xalofar 4th Jun 2021, 7:37 AM edit delete reply
i fear about Kellen's secret...
Hooman Bean 12th May 2021, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
I really hope they end up becoming friends! Most likely they will, but I mean like really good friends.
LazuliedLapis 14th May 2021, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
Kellen has been coming around recently, like how she smiled when she heard Rain got elected Prom Queen. I can't imagine that that wouldn't go anywhere.
Julia 12th May 2021, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
Drama Hmm... We haven't heard from Kellen and Aiken in a while
LadyAnastasia 12th May 2021, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
LadyAnastasia
Cuties <3
LadyAnastasia 12th May 2021, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
LadyAnastasia
Also, I love how femme Rain is in the last panel. Goals <3
Absentia 13th May 2021, 1:54 AM edit delete reply
i wouldn't sya that's a fully femme thing. i do that sometimes too.

that being said, i've been questioning my gender since i realized i was bi, so i could be wrong.
Kyle 12th May 2021, 11:36 AM edit delete reply
I've always felt Rain's father would reappear one day. Hope I'm wrong. There's also the baby, and maybe Maria and her mom might reconcile, too. Her father is lost cause, of course, but I'd like to believe she'll finally accept Maria and Rudy.
Phrown 12th May 2021, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
There’s still some upcoming drama.

Come to think of it, Emily is due to give birth soon.
Absentia 12th May 2021, 1:19 PM edit delete reply
Ryan: so since i have your old name, cna i have your old boyfriend as well?

Rain: what?

Rudy: what?

Ryan: what?
Chrissy 12th May 2021, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
Hmmm... Callback to around Xmas.. Rudy wondering if he'd like Ryan more???
Absentia 13th May 2021, 1:53 AM edit delete reply
as funny as that would be, i don't see that happening. Rudy's viewed Ryan as both a girl and a guy already. pretty sure he's already decided which one he likes more.
Chrissy 14th May 2021, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
No, I mean liking Ryan more than Rain....
Guest 12th May 2021, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
Ok out of nowhere guess: Liriel is still alive and turns up because she is friends with Trevor
Kimee 13th May 2021, 3:56 AM edit delete reply
This feels almost like it ought to have been one of the early rain-delays, "adventures of Ryan the awkward straight guy", or what was it.
arkathenia 13th May 2021, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
Awwww, what a cute resolution for Rain and Ryan <3 I'm so happy for their cute resolution <3 <3
Casey K 13th May 2021, 2:54 PM edit delete reply
Casey K
I totally get it. A couple months ago I was introduced to someone who also uses my deadname. It's a common name so I'm not surprised but it DID feel good to be able to associate the name with someone else other than myself. -_- Except when my mother consistently reminds me of it.
Lilian 14th May 2021, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
Just read this entire series over the last 3 days, I WISH THERE WAS MOREEEEE
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