Comic 1448 - RAIN - Final Chapter Start Date

13th Dec 2021, 1:33 PM in Special
RAIN - Final Chapter Start Date
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)
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Jocelyn 13th Dec 2021, 1:33 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
The final chapter of Rain will begin on January 3rd. Let's start the year off right. ^_^

Please look forward to it.
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Laura Brosens Barros 13th Dec 2021, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
Is it just me, or does she look a bit more adult?
Is it a slight change in artstyle, or are we getting a time skip? Or am I imagining things?
Absentia 13th Dec 2021, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
either one could work, but it could also be because she's matured mentally and now holds herself with a different aura than she used to.
Elaine 13th Dec 2021, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
I…don’t think I’m ready :*(
Vikki McD 13th Dec 2021, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Me neither!
WindandRain 5th Jan 2022, 2:37 AM edit delete reply
So not ready :'(
Phrown 13th Dec 2021, 2:16 PM edit delete reply
I love how Liriel looks here.

I’m looking forward to more Rain.
Absentia 13th Dec 2021, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
soon the sunny days shall be at an end, soon the storm shall begin again.
are you ready?
ValeryGraciela 13th Dec 2021, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
ValeryGraciela
While I'm eager to read the final chapter, I don't think I'm ready for it to be the end.

I have mixed feelings, but I'm sure I'll love the capter
00Stevo 13th Dec 2021, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
00Stevo
Yeah same, I have mixed feelings about Rain ending
j-eagle12212012 13th Dec 2021, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
I really hope we get a time jump
But either way I can't wait to see how the story ends
KZelda 13th Dec 2021, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
I hope it ends like Calvin and Hobbes did: by not really ending. Open ended, and more exploring.
Ellis : D 13th Dec 2021, 5:54 PM edit delete reply
dangit i finally caught up!
i love this comic so much : )
evagrimm 13th Dec 2021, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
evagrimm
Congrats on catching up in time for the end!
bgb16999 15th Dec 2021, 10:44 AM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Welcome to the Rain fandom!
Ever-Present 13th Dec 2021, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
Rain gets weather-controlling powers so she can mentor in Magical?????
madladdie 14th Dec 2021, 12:29 PM edit delete reply
That would be a surprise, to be sure. A welcome one, I suspect.
HeadBod 13th Dec 2021, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
I begin reading at the beginning of this year and will likely finsh at the begin of the next. Feels rather appropriate.
Sleepy Hailey 13th Dec 2021, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
At last Rain has made it to Egypt and is approaching Dio's house. This will be the final battle.
madladdie 14th Dec 2021, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
This makes me think of her and Chase having an epic showdown and her having pretty much the same ability as him.
Tokuben 13th Dec 2021, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
It's all happening too fast! I'M NOT READY!!!!!!!!!!!
doombird 14th Dec 2021, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
[clicks "<<First"]
[is reminded that Rain started *over a decade ago*]
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NOPE STILL HAPPENING TOO FAST
BethofDeath 14th Dec 2021, 12:15 AM edit delete reply
*spies umbrella*

...she comes out?! :O
Leona 14th Dec 2021, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
Leona
I honestly love this, and definitely feels like it's a possibility. Though I'd be more than happy either way
sim 14th Dec 2021, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
i have worries about rain ending you see not many webcomics have ended usually they die and the creator never gets to tell the full story as they intended like abstract gender not that I am saying rain will die because their are still some comics that have completed their stories like misfile the thing is I did research on webcomics once and webcomic creators develop a kind of attachment to their charters and stories cause usually when people write they tend to put a little bit of themselves into their charters (not intently of course) but they do it without relising it so ending a story for a creator feels like losing a part of yourself or a loved one but that is from the dead webcomic side of things and as i said webcomics usually die not finish their stories ….. but as I also said not all webcomics die some finish their stories like misfile the misfile story finished and the creator went on to create another called hell high so rain might be flowing in misfiles steps and succeeding at ending properly but she might still miss the rain story the fact is nobody really knows webcomics are like mmorpg's what is the average lifespan of one we don't know their are one who ended after a year or two and others who are still going today wear both were created at the same time the thig is it is a coin toss weather a comic or a game will it succeed or fail it depends on the fan base I like to thing the fan base for Jocelyn and her stories is huge but I also know webcomics who died with huge fan bases not the creators fault for their comics dyeing but their artist quit which Jocelyn doesn't have to worry about doing her own art also creators may suffered an ingery and cant art anymore so ya I am worried but I am hopeful that Jocelyn will succeed where others have failed
Melior 14th Dec 2021, 8:06 PM edit delete reply
43 chapters of Rain are done. There’s one left. I’m almost confident that with so little left to go, Jocelyn suddenly losing interest after 11 years is not gonna happen.
sim 15th Dec 2021, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
it is not juts losing interest it is (god forbid) getting ingered and don't forget the big Corona is still out their
Jocelyn 15th Dec 2021, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@sim

While all of your concerns are valid, it's probably better not to stress yourself out too much. Covid is still a big concern, yes (and any other mutations and Omicron and whatever else), but if it's any consolation, I've been fully vaccinated since early April, and even got my booster back in October. I also work from home, and play from home, and honestly prefer to avoid large (and small) crowds even without a pandemic going on, so I don't encounter many opportunities to contract it even when I do rarely go out (in which case, I always have my mask and probably social distance to a fault). I'm a cancer survivor, so I've taken this whole thing pretty seriously from the beginning; I didn't beat that just to be taken out by something totally avoidable if I simply take proper precautions, after all. ^_^

As for losing interest, I do go through phases, and I'll confess I've certainly had burnout with Rain before. It always come back around for me, though. It's just kind of my nature; I don't really let go of things easily. For example, I'm still a fan of a lot of the things I was a fan of as a kid. And Rain's been posting since 2010, but the original idea is something I've carried around since like 2004. If it's a story I want to and am able to tell, I'm gonna tell it, hell or high water. Especially after this long! :)

In fact, I kinda alluded in the synopsis blurb for My Impossible Soulmate, that that comic is going to be connected to Rain in some way (as is Magical whenever I finally get to it... and I will). So even when Rain ends, I can promise it's not going to be the last time we see her and her friends. Whether it's simple nods/cameos/references, or it's full-fledged roles, we'll have to wait and see. But this isn't really the end. It's the end of this comic and the end of Rain's storyline, yes, that's true. But it's not the end of the character or the world she lives in.

I can't elaborate much yet, but I'm building something here (and there is a plan). Whether it hits big with readers or not in the grand scheme, I don't know. But I'm committed to this either way. This is not just my job, it's my life and my dream. So I'm going to see it through, even if I get hurt or sick or bored or whatever. I'll just take the necessary time to recover, and I'll get back to it. And I hope you and everyone will trust me, and join me when the time comes to for Rain's final chapter and the next stories' first chapters. Because I'm super excited to show you all. ^_^
sim 18th Dec 2021, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
good to hear but I am still going to be cautious and worried (no offence intended)
gms 14th Dec 2021, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
gms
Looking forward to the final chapter!
Rain looks so beautiful here!
SleepyWasabi 15th Dec 2021, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
SleepyWasabi
I finally caught up.
Allison (not that one) 15th Dec 2021, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
This story is coming to an end, but worlds -- including Rain's -- keep going. It makes me think of a passage from a story which I think most readers will recognize:

"What a tale we have been in ... I wish I could hear it told! Do you think they'll say: 'Now comes the story of Nine-Fingered Frodo and the Ring of Doom'? ... And I wonder how it will go on after our part."
Chloe 16th Dec 2021, 4:32 AM edit delete reply
Rain definitely more confident in that picture, than she did at the start of the comic.
Guest 16th Dec 2021, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
The Discord link is outdated again!
The last one was posted on the 6th of December and I missed it even though I've been reading live!
I think these Discord links only last for 24 hours!
Shouldn't there be a better way?
MoonWingJ 17th Dec 2021, 9:01 AM edit delete reply
It’s been a fun ride. Ever since I first discovered this a few years ago, immediately liked it, and binge read it.
Doomblob 17th Dec 2021, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
Thank you for all the wonderful story you've told us over these 11 years. Looking forward to the conclusion.
Spike 19th Dec 2021, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
I first discovered Rain some years ago, and was immediately captivated by the writing and characters. Similarly, reading your accompanying notes on your own life progression intrigued and enlightened me.
And then I stopped reading.
I don't mean that I stopped reading Rain. Nor comics. I stopped reading.
In fact... I just stopped.
I've been struggling more and more with depression and anxiety, and following a couple of major losses, various health issues, and increasing despair with people and society in general, I hit rock bottom.
Just in time for COVID to prove how venal and inept we all are.
Therapy via Zoom is barely effective. Right?
Yesterday, something reminded me of Rain, and curiosity got me wondering as to how she was doing, so I decided to binge the whole saga in one go.
I'm a little sad it's coming to an end soon, but it's been a wonderful journey, with positivity aplenty. Oddly enough, I found that though practically everyone in the cast is - for want of a better phrase - 'not straight', the messages haven't been in your face.
No. Tell a lie, one message has - be what you want but don't be a dick. And that's a message we all need shoved down our throats, and I thank you for doing that.
Look at me rambling. I barely speak to anyone these days, not even my wife or family, and yet you have inspired me to throw all this out there. I'm not concise, and I may not be very coherent, but just want to thank you. I'm not great, sunbeams and smiles, but I'm no longer as nihilistic as I was.
Thank you.
Madeline 20th Dec 2021, 8:31 AM edit delete reply
Exactly 1 month ago, I discovered your amazing comic series. It was an absolutely beautiful experience reading it. With everything from the positive light it shines over not only the transgender community, but the LGBT+ as a whole, to the more serious topics involving people of minority groups, and even the many jokes spread throughout the comic that just made the whole experience ten times better.

With this announcement that chapter 44 will be the final chapter really caught me off guard. I'm quite sad I didn't get to experience everything for longer than I did, but I'm also quite happy at how well you have handcrafted the story for the past 11 years of your life. This comic will forever have a lasting impression on me, and I am very excited to see what the future holds, not only for Rain, but for you, Jocelyn. Keep up the good work, and i look forward to seeing what you do next!
RandomWalk 21st Dec 2021, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
Maybe I found it at just the right time. I had a binge,
and then a while of having to wait for the updates.
This conclusion feels about right for me, even though
it would be wonderful to hear more about Liriel's journey.

One of my first 'really connected comics' I got caught up in
was Venus Envy by Erin Lindsey. I still check back in on there,
just in case, And I even got to meet Erin once. So it's happy memories.

Even if my life never turned the direction a part of me really wanted,
I still found a way to get some of what I wanted and to thrive through it all.
And I am so comforted to hear about others who DID get where they
wanted to go and find relative happiness. Some of the people I have
known and loved along the way didn't make it, even after transition.
But some of that added to my ability to learn my OWN lessons
for life, and how to not get too attached to something that wasn't really there.
There just are never any "simple" answers that are going to
fix your life and MAKE you happy. Everything always seems to just
lead to different struggles, and you have to learn to appreciate THAT
and the lessons that will be learned. Each is a step upward in knowledge
and wisdom, if you are open and ready for it.

Holiday Blessings for everyone here, and thank you to Jocelyn
for all the hard work and blessing from the comic.
And by the way, how is the dental work going ? I was glad to send
you something when I was able.
K 22nd Dec 2021, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
I started reading this comic the other day and just finished reading it. I wanted to say I enjoyed the comic thus far and there was a few times where I was brought to tears by how touching the scene was or how upsetting some were. I feel like I got to time travel while reading this, from the first pages 10/11 years ago and then I'm able to read it and be hooked on it as its ending is really cool to me; I'm really excited to see how this ends.

Having read the ending of this chapter with the letter from Liriel(parent), I was balling my eyes out, it was so sad to me how she missed out on having, what would have been, a great relationship; though it worked out in a bitter-sweet kind of way because Rain was able to have all of the good and not as good experiences that helped her grow, which is something that I liked to see.

I almost forgot about Kellen, the only way that I'd forgive her is if she shaved her head and apologized to Rain for what she did, that scene made my blood boil and it still bothers me because I feel like she's going to be "let off the hook easy" if a family member did something like that to me, they're dead to me. There'd be next to nothing they could do or say to earn my forgiveness and trust unless it was something really symbolic and meaningful that shows they understand what they did wrong, a simple "I'm really sorry blah blah blah" is almost worthless to me(still a start but not nearly enough). I hope that Kellen's redeemed to some degree because I think a real sisterly bond is something Rain could really appreciate, but yeah like I said IMO it needs to be really earned.

PS can somebody please explain why/how Rudy liked Rain if he says himself that he's gay? Maybe it was explained and I missed it but all I remember is that "she was the one exception". In my head, there's really no good explanation that doesn't involve Rudy being somewhat internally transphobic.
Melior 23rd Dec 2021, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
Rudy was never attracted to Rain sexually, his love for her was strictly romantic, similar to how Chanel is attracted to Maria despite being asexual.
Chloe 31st Dec 2021, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
I love how happy Rain looks in this picture
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