Comic 1440 - Rain Delay 27

22nd Nov 2021, 8:32 AM in Rain Delay
Rain Delay 27
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Jocelyn 22nd Nov 2021, 8:32 AM edit delete
Rain Delay: goofy little gag comics to keep you entertained while I work on the legit stuff. Don't forget: the final chapter is coming around late December.

Changing Brands
A lot of people asked about this. Can Rain really change her name when the comic, Rain is named after the person, Rain? I mean, sure. Why not? Rain is still part of her name, and she'll still answer it (and for the sake of not making things too confusing, I'll probably continue to call her Rain myself in blurbs and such, going forward). But Rain, as a title, has some symbolic meaning too, so I promise the branding doesn't need to be changed. I'm not retroactively renaming the comic, or using a new title for the final chapter or anything. Don't worry. ^_^

Ryan Reboot
On the other hand, because the last few chapters are loaded with name-swapping shenanigans, I did feel like "Ryan: The Totally Normal Guy" strips might need to change. They kinda did anyway. I'm on the record saying they're mostly all the exact same joke. But this offers all new potential to be a different joke repeated over and over. The new Ryan is already canonically part of the story and already canonically a totally normal guy, so the joke is that nothing changes... except for maybe some random liberties here and there. :3

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

Also, as of this weekend, Rain is now available in Spanish, thanks to my friend, Val. The entire first chapter is already translated, with more to come! If you're interested, you can check it out here:

Don't forget that this is addition to the French translation (currently up through Chapter 16), provided by my other friend, Mia:

Please, check them out if this is helpful/interesting for you or anyone you know! ^_^
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Vandarium 22nd Nov 2021, 8:49 AM edit delete reply
Ryan in a monocle is how you make mornings!
And Liriel has a good point; nothing has changed, besides the significance of her name. Taking on her dad's deadname so that he can't be abused by his family is no small task
joellelolers 22nd Nov 2021, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
i havent read this far but im looking to see how consistent the art style is, and oh my science its very VERY consistent. good job on that, other authors dont do that very often and thats something that kinda urkes me if that makes sense.
ValeryGraciela 22nd Nov 2021, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
We can't have Puddle without Rain, tho. 🙃

I like Rain ^_^
evagrimm 22nd Nov 2021, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
Seeing Ryan taking over in The Adventures of Ryan The Totally Normal Guy was absolutely hilarious! Exactly what I needed to start my day
jgrace 22nd Nov 2021, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
WillowD 22nd Nov 2021, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
Goddess, I am seriously giggling right now. I still have a big silly grin on my face as I type this. Thank you for the surprise page.
Phrown 22nd Nov 2021, 10:47 AM edit delete reply
I forgot about the Ryan comics. And I love seeing him in a monocle. He and Rudy were meant to be.

Did you consider switching to something like “The Adventures of Cole, the completely normal girl”?
TK-Dragon 22nd Nov 2021, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
But Cole was never at any point his name, dead or chosen. So unless you mean "Collete" it doesn't work. And yes I know his name is Ryan now.
Phrown 23rd Nov 2021, 8:03 AM edit delete reply
My mistake; Collete was his deadname.
Absentia 22nd Nov 2021, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
glad to know Rudy let his boyfriend borrow the monacle.
bgb16999 22nd Nov 2021, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
Okay I laughed pretty hard at the new Adventures of Ryan😁
redbow.kimee 22nd Nov 2021, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
Wait. Is this to say that our title character is going to go around introducing herself as Liriel to new people she meets? My impression off the last page of the previous chapter was that she would continue to use her newly reordered middle name in conversation.
TK-Dragon 22nd Nov 2021, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
No I don't think so. I don't see how this page would imply that to be the case?
redbow.kimee 22nd Nov 2021, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Another unrelated thing (I was holding this comment from last chapter because it's kind of silly and I didn't want to take away from the chapter). Liriel Rain is starting to get to the infamous "trans mullet" in terms of hair growth. It kind of icks at me because she started the story with such long hair. It might be time to trade up for a "bisexual bob" (to say nothing of her undisclosed sexuality, just that the haircut has been worn by nearly every bisexual woman at one time or another).
MidWildAnubis 22nd Nov 2021, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
I just wanted to say I've been a huge fan of this comic for over five years and it's helped me so much. When I first found this comic I was still coming to terms with the fact I'm a trans man and seeing a comic written about a trans girl by a trans woman made me realize that I wasn't alone. I just wanted to say thank you Jocelyn since Rain is going to be ending soon. I'm sad Rain is going to be ending but I'm excited to be able to complete my collection of the Rain books and to see what you do next.
Dave The Squirrel 23rd Nov 2021, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
Well, NBC said Star Trek was ending back in the 1960's. It was kept alive by a massive wave of demands from the fan base. See what I'm getting at?
madladdie 23rd Nov 2021, 2:35 AM edit delete reply
Hold up, the final chapter is in December? Wow, I remember finding this comic about 2 years ago. It's gonna be weird one the final page drops and I realise there won't be any more to look forward to.

I'm gonna miss Rain, both the character and the comic. I still don't know for sure if I'm trans or not, but seeing Rain get what she, and I, wanted brought me quite a bit of joy on some of my worst days.

As a side note, do you intend on writing any more stories? I'd love see more of your work.
Jocelyn 23rd Nov 2021, 9:20 AM edit delete reply

"As a side note, do you intend on writing any more stories?"

I do, indeed! My goal is to keep writing stories for the rest of my life. So if you've enjoyed Rain, please don't go too far when it's over. I'll have more to announce soon. ^_^
masterbladero 23rd Nov 2021, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Ryan - "You are my child comic now."
Allison (not that one) 24th Nov 2021, 9:06 AM edit delete reply
After trying to puzzle out who is meant by "Ryan" in the various places where his name arises, I had a possibly silly (or possibly not) idea:

In Western culture, we have a precedent for people changing their name as a result of a life event: when a woman gets married. So when Sally Smith gets married to John Jones, she is referred to as Sally Jones, née Smith. And since someone can change their first name on marriage without much hassle, she could even be "Sarah Jones, née Sally Smith."

My silly (?) idea is to use the same thing for name changes upon transition: Liriel Rain Bryer, née Ryan Flaherty, or just Rain, née Ryan. And Ryan, né Colette.

Of course, for this to not trigger people right and left, we'd have to live in a world where transphobes were a tiny, fringe group, like flat-earthers, who were seen by almost everyone as a bunch of kooks. And one's deadname were simply a historical fact (the way a person's "maiden name" is), rather than an invalidation ("To dream .... the impossible dream....")
Keiya 29th Nov 2021, 3:24 AM edit delete reply
Wait, Ryan is totally normal? He'll never survive our little band of misfits that way! :P
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