Comic 1455 - Reminder

10th Jan 2022, 10:03 AM in Ch. 44 - And When the Rain Clears...
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
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Jocelyn 10th Jan 2022, 10:03 AM edit delete
Even after six years, some things never change. XD

Hmm... some kind of meetup, huh?

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Noraa 10th Jan 2022, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Prezombie 10th Jan 2022, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
My bet: A transgender support meetup she's volenteering at? I'd love to see Carmen and maybe another of the Magical Gang again!
Lex 10th Jan 2022, 10:32 AM edit delete reply
I think it’s some sort of highschool reunion
WillowD 10th Jan 2022, 11:04 AM edit delete reply
I don't think Rain would conveniently "forget" something she volunteered for. But if she is just one of the potential attendee's...
Alex101 10th Jan 2022, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
Haha, classic aunt fara huh?
Syter6 10th Jan 2022, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
Fara took (part of) vincent's last name!!!!
TK-Dragon 10th Jan 2022, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Anyone else notice the last name change? 😏. I mean we all saw it coming, but it's nice to have confirmation.
ValeryGraciela 10th Jan 2022, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Wait. Bryer-Valverde!?

Well, I'm not actually surprised. But yeah. Still excites me to have it addressed on canon
j-eagle12212012 10th Jan 2022, 10:19 AM edit delete reply
I wanna know more about Rain's face tattoo
It has to be a tattoo
Jocelyn 10th Jan 2022, 10:35 AM edit delete reply

It's makeup. But we'll hear more about it later. ^_^
j-eagle12212012 10th Jan 2022, 12:27 PM edit delete reply
Oh cool
I can't wait to find out the meaning behind it
OmegaMetor 10th Jan 2022, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
If i remember correctly, its what was on the character from the manga authors earlier manga's cover's cheek. Im guessing that got worked into the anime, and Rain decided to put it on her.
Evie Nyx 10th Jan 2022, 10:24 AM edit delete reply
Valverde huh? Looks like Farah and Vincents relationship worked out well!
Prezombie 10th Jan 2022, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Any chance of the Pretty Heckin' Gay design getting some other flags? Not that I'm complaining, but a rainbow and/or lesbian flag design would make a much less awkward item for the cis siblings in the community, and those trans folks who would prefer to be ambiguous of exactly how gay they are.
Jocelyn 10th Jan 2022, 10:37 AM edit delete reply

From the blurb above: "And yes, I am working on adding more stuff soon." ;)
OmegaMetor 10th Jan 2022, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
as soon as there is one available with a pan flag im buying one for me, and one for my boyfriend. if my mom lets me anyways :)
YuriaOfLondor 12th Jan 2022, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
OH EM GEE, You are Pantssexual?!
Tarasaurus 10th Jan 2022, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Is that a ring on Rain's hand in the last panel?
Tanny 10th Jan 2022, 1:09 PM edit delete reply
Tanny 10th Jan 2022, 10:44 AM edit delete reply
Tesset 10th Jan 2022, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
I wonder if Fara goes by Mrs. Bryer-Valverde in her classroom now? Like, does she make her students say all 7 syllables, or is she one of those cool art teachers that just goes by her first name lol
Jocelyn 10th Jan 2022, 11:33 AM edit delete reply

I imagine Fara would absolutely be the sort of cool teacher who'd tell her students to say whatever. Fara. Mrs. Bryer. Mrs. Valverde.
Tanny 10th Jan 2022, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
If she were my teacher I'd just call her Mrs Awesome.
MoonWingJ 10th Jan 2022, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
I’m guessing a reunion?
Phrown 10th Jan 2022, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
I think the meeting is for Kellan to apologize to Rain. The phrase “conveniently forget” implies Rain isn’t interested in going.
TK-Dragon 10th Jan 2022, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
I kinda doubt that. Because everybody wants to see all the character grown up, and the tone isn't very serious either. I think reunion with her friends makes more sense seeing as this is the end of Rain. Also given what we have seen, I'd imagine Kellan would've apologized at least once within the past 6 years.
abitenum 10th Jan 2022, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
"Because everybody wants to see all the character grown up"

Is it weird if I kinda really don't want to see that? I still feel like Chapter 42 was the best send-off for most (if not all) of those characters, and would be happy if that's where the story leaves most of them. Sure, there were a lot of unanswered questions, but I think most of those are better left up to interpretation, and showing where the characters are now can take some of that away.
Jocelyn 10th Jan 2022, 8:04 PM edit delete reply

For what it's worth, I don't think it's weird. There's a lot of value in leaving some things unanswered. Incidentally, some things will still be left up to interpretation in Rain as well. There's just, for my part, a few dangling threads I didn't want to leave among the unanswered.

Chapter 44, and what comes to happen here, is ultimately how I want to conclude the story. I'm personally pleased with the ending I've come up with and I think a lot of people will like it. That said, I also expect there's gonna be a lot of other people who probably come to classify Chapter 42 or 43 to be the "superior ending". I don't mind. This is a story for everyone, and we all have unique and valid opinions.

In fact, when the story's done, I think it'd be a really interesting discussion to have with people. ^_^
Emma 10th Jan 2022, 3:20 PM edit delete reply
Interesting thought, I never thought of it that way
Emma 10th Jan 2022, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
I really love the same old new Fara. Also, like many other I'm guessing a reunion of all her old friends so we get to see everyone and how they are all doing. And I'm surprised no one has mentioned it, but I wonder if they all still live together. We know Rain still lives in the same house, and I know Fara's probably calling from work, but I think it would be cool if Fara and Vincent wanted a new place to live, and left the house for Rain, Emily and Lydia. Just a really long thought 😁
bgb16999 10th Jan 2022, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
Yes, Fara and Vincent are still together!

And I am with the others predicting this will be a meetup of all of Rain's high school friends.
CuteZoeyMonster 10th Jan 2022, 5:39 PM edit delete reply
if it is something she may conveniently forget she is probably meeting with her family. I know I would like to get out of that sometimes. even when they seem supportive it can still be draining
Pseudonym 10th Jan 2022, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
Wait, Vincent's folks named a kid Vivian Valverde? Chalk getting rid of that as another advantage of his transition. Like rococo furniture, it's not ugly, it's very pretty, there's just too much of it in one place.

I have a question. Vincent's displayed no animosity toward his old name, and referred to his pre-transition days as "back when I was Vivian". Would it be appropriate for us readers to refer to pre-transition Vincent as Vivian, since it's what he himself does, or would it still be rude?
Jocelyn 10th Jan 2022, 8:02 PM edit delete reply

It's a case by case basis, but honestly, I don't think many trans folk would appreciate that. Speaking personally, I'm no stranger to talking about my pre-transition days and freely dropping my old name for context. But also, I don't really want other people getting comfortable calling me that. It's a name I don't mind speaking myself to describe a certain time of my life, but it's not something I want to be called (I hope that makes sense).

I'm sure there's some exceptions out there who may feel differently, but in favor of veering away from any kind of deadnaming, I'd avoid calling him Vivian. It's just different if he does it. If we're talking about his younger pre-transition days, I think "young Vincent" or "pre-transition Vincent" would be the way to go.

Same for any of the other trans characters in this comic, too. :)
Ever-Present 11th Jan 2022, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
Young Vincent could be a cool stage name if he reforms Toaster on Fire in his sixties.
Pseudonym 12th Jan 2022, 1:02 AM edit delete reply
That makes total sense. So as a ground rule, treat name and pronoun changes as retroactive unless told to do something different, and don't try to get too clever about it. That's how Rudy outed Ryan. Gotcha. Thank you.

Can I still call Mr. Bryer "Manriel", or is that getting too clever about it?
Pseudonym 27th Jan 2022, 3:25 PM edit delete reply
Best drop it. If I have to ask, I'm probably trying to be too clever, and I've left some very elaborate comments lately that were disasters since I was trying to be too clever.
ThatEntityGirl 10th Jan 2022, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
The more things change the more they stay the same.
halley 10th Jan 2022, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
hi! i’ve followed this comic for a long while, basically since i learned about lgbtq+ topics as a whole, and, homestly, i just wanna say something. Rain, this entire comic, has all helped me become, well, me- a trans girl- and I’ve only recently been doing more things to actively pass or come out to people I care about. This has given me courage and reassurance that things are gonna get better for me- and that I’m always gonna have someone around.
thank you so much for this wonderful content and i hope you keep making more!
- halley 🏳️‍⚧️
Absentia 11th Jan 2022, 2:13 AM edit delete reply
a lot of you are saying its a reunion with her old friends, but i don't feel like she would avoid that. personally, i think it's a reunion with her entire class (plus anyone connected to them). it makes more sense as something she'd avoid since she's a bit more open about being trans and its possible some of them might have seen her videos.
Ever-Present 11th Jan 2022, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Ooh if it is this, I wonder how many of the previously ~phobic characters are now accepting. That'd be nice to see
Absentia 11th Jan 2022, 11:31 PM edit delete reply
it would, but we could also see people become even worse, which could imply why Rain isn't eager to participate.
Phrown 11th Jan 2022, 3:13 PM edit delete reply
That could be it. It sounds more possible than my hypothesis (though I still want to be correct).
Banksia 11th Jan 2022, 8:29 PM edit delete reply
Hey quick question, are you planning on selling any of your artwork as NFTs?
Jocelyn 12th Jan 2022, 12:29 AM edit delete reply

Nope! Never! NFTs are a blight and I will not ever support nor contribute to them. If you ever see my art being used in one, you can safely assume it was stolen.
Ais 12th Jan 2022, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Banksia 12th Jan 2022, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
Why don't you like NFTs? I use them and they are a great way for artist to get paid for their work.
Jocelyn 13th Jan 2022, 7:46 AM edit delete reply

It's not. That is absolutely false. A lot of NFT art is stolen, actually. The art gets sold, and the payment instead goes to the seller, while the artist is lucky if they even know the transaction happened. So it's not a good way for the artist to get paid. NFTs have actually just made art theft more common, and made it harder for talented artists to make money.

If you want to support artists, please commission them to draw you something. Or buy their merch directly from the artist who made it. There is already a great way to pay artists for their work: paying them for their work! NFTs do not help the artists, period.

Nevermind all the chip shortage stuff caused by NFTs, or the fact that it's awful for the environment. There's just truly nothing good about NFTs.
Tundra 12th Jan 2022, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
DISCOVERY: The mark on Rain's face is the same as a character from Black wings Kaminari; specifically it's the black winged man who nearly overthrew the kingdom a few centuries ago, as seen on chapter 1402.
masterbladero 12th Jan 2022, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Man would like a variation on Rain's shirt for myself.
YuriaOfLondor 12th Jan 2022, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
Everyone is here guessing 'high school/family reunion' have we forgotten that with the gap in time (if we pretend its like our world for a minute) that gay marriage and the like is now a thing that isnt as illegal as it used to be? It could be a wedding she is going to (doesnt have to be a gay wedding either, just saying thats a possibility too) and with enough people possibly making a crowd, its possible that Rain who is now a streamer working from home (we assume) her social anxiety could still be in full swing, hence the 'forgetting to go' joke
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