Comic 1457 - Bunnies

14th Jan 2022, 8:59 AM in Ch. 44 - And When the Rain Clears...
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)
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Jocelyn 14th Jan 2022, 8:59 AM edit delete
I was originally going to give the new bunny another "rain or water themed" name. But I decided it'd be cute if - contextually speaking - it was Lydia who named him. I imagined a small child looking at his spots and being reminded of a chocolate chip cookie, and decided to name him Chocolate Chip... but they all just shorten it to Chippy. So, the running name scheme is ruined, but the cute kid got to name it, so who cares. XD

It's just a simple page of cute bunnies being cute, but this one also chokes me up a little. As you may know, Puddle was inspired by our first rabbit, Zilla, who is no longer with us, as of 2020. Chippy was inspired by Alphonse, our second, whom we lost the year before. When I decided to include a second rabbit for Rain, I thought it might be nice for the two of them to be a little memorial for late babies.

I hope I didn't bring the mood down, though. It's still meant to be a cute page. ^_^

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Noraa 14th Jan 2022, 9:18 AM edit delete reply
ValeryGraciela 14th Jan 2022, 9:25 AM edit delete reply
Chippy and Puddle best boys!

Also, I think it's a good way to honor your pets. And it's really cute!
Mel0dyy 14th Jan 2022, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
Omg I didn't even consider the fact that Lydia has to be 6 years old now
Grayyy 14th Jan 2022, 9:27 AM edit delete reply
Husbuns!! I love it!
WillowD 14th Jan 2022, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
Awwww! Fur babies! Awesome. Thank you for the added commentary.
evagrimm 14th Jan 2022, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
"Husbuns," adorbs! And I love that you teased the return to Rain with the final chapter with those top three panels but discreetly changed Liriel Rain's hair color in the second panel. Sneaky sneaky!

Children and their naming choices are always an interesting can of worms heh. This one worked out though, I'd say! ^_^

Losing pets is never easy, and I'm glad you got to memorialize them with this lovely page <3
Phrown 14th Jan 2022, 11:50 AM edit delete reply
I named my childhood cat Jumping Sock after a cat I made up.
JustRaining 12th Aug 2022, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
And the ring wasn't there either!
Brooke 14th Jan 2022, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Tokuben 14th Jan 2022, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
I'm sorry for your lost.

Are we going to see Emily and Lydia in the next page
DocMesa 14th Jan 2022, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
spark_matter 14th Jan 2022, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
Peeps... Does rain have a wedding/engagement ring on‽
(Seen it over the last couple pages and i dont think anyone else noticed it)
evagrimm 14th Jan 2022, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
I think a few of us have pointed it out, but as I recall, Jocelyn's been quiet about it. I'm really hoping we're right!
Phrown 14th Jan 2022, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
Sorry about your loss Jocelyn. You’re not alone either: I lost my hedgehog Bruce Quillis in 2020 and my cat Pixie last year.
Guest 14th Jan 2022, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
My childhood dog’s name was Chocolate Chip! I wanted to name him just Chip after blue tortilla chips but my parents convinced me it should be Chocolate Chip and for short we all called him Chippy. He passed away a couple years ago, teared up a bit seeing his name. Sorry for your loss Lynn <3
guest 14th Jan 2022, 2:41 PM edit delete reply
When I began reading Rain in early 2014, I had just gotten a pet rabbit. She died about 11 months ago and every time I see Puddle, he reminds me of her <3.
Absentia 14th Jan 2022, 2:50 PM edit delete reply
i love the husbuns!!!!

Also damn, Rain lookin good in that outfit.
Ariadne 14th Jan 2022, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
i love that you are honoring your pets this way
and it's so adorable that Lydia named the bunny
but alas, my inner word nerd weeps. we could have had petrichor. i always thought petrichor would be a cool name
Julia_ 14th Jan 2022, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
Omg petrichor would've been so fitting :) but cute is great too!
Pip 14th Jan 2022, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
Awww does this mean Rain /isn't/ wearing her "pretty heckin' gay" shirt to meet Kellen? :P
RexMatical 14th Jan 2022, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
girly 14th Jan 2022, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
awwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!! so cute!!!!!!!!!!!
rain ;" 14th Jan 2022, 11:19 PM edit delete reply

A friend pinged me on discord yesterday at 5:39 pm, my time, bc someone had mentioned a webcomic I should look at. Today at about 11 pm, I have finally caught up on Rain. (Don't worry y'all, I took breaks for eating and hydrating and sleeping!) I wish I could say why I couldn't stop reading. Maybe bc it's part of the history of LGBT struggles over the last 15 years or so. Maybe bc it's impressive as hell that this has been consistently updated over that time period! Maybe bc of hyperfocus. Maybe it's a combination of those.

Or, well. Maybe it's bc I'm also trans and picked "rain" as a name. Yeah. That probably has something to do with it.

I can't really put it in words and that always frustrates me, bc I feel the need to be able to explain things, but this just. Feels important to me, somehow. Like I needed to hear this.

So thank you.
Jennifer 'Schism' Kayla 15th Jan 2022, 1:03 AM edit delete reply
Jealous that Rain gets those cute boots! I want...!

Also, those buns. <3 Those husbuns. They clearly deserve all the best hay. And Chippy is absolutely a chocolate-chip -- or possibly chocolate-spot! (it's a thing) -- bun.

masterbladero 15th Jan 2022, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
Such cute bunnies.
JD 15th Jan 2022, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
Chippy? Like Ice Chips? You can try and explain it away, but it still follows suit ;P
kay 16th Jan 2022, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
YAY two buns, the husbuns!
Tokuben 16th Jan 2022, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
Id better see Emily and Lydia next page.
Seeing Rain and Emily about to be parents is what kept me reading this
Jazmin 17th Jan 2022, 7:36 AM edit delete reply
You know what I love most about this page, with a little bit of hindsight. The Umbrella. There Lydia is, about to go out into the world and she is ready to wear her trans identity loudly and proudly. In the first few strips of this (consistently one of my favorite comics over the years) we saw her struggle so so much, worrying about whether she will pass or might be found out, and here she is courageously announcing it to the world, with the same visual theme of getting ready to go out.

Now if that isn't character growth combined with artistic parallels (and growth too!) I don't know what the heck is!
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