Comic 1476 - Like Clockwork

28th Feb 2022, 8:45 AM in Ch. 44 - And When the Rain Clears...
Like Clockwork
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Jocelyn 28th Feb 2022, 8:45 AM edit delete
At last, Chanel and Maria make their glowup debut. Maria hasn't changed too much except that her hair is much longer. But Chanel has changed a lot because her hair is much longer! XD

Before this chapter started, a lot of people wondered if Rain would be a webcomic artist after a timeskip because the author she's loosely based on is. But I didn't want to do that; it felt too on the nose, somehow. However I'm plenty shameless enough to still include a canonical webcomic artist (and Chanel is the other most relatable character for me). In the end, it's probably still too on the nose, but whatevs (at least it's not the main character). XD

Naturally, she's working on the ongoing Minimon fancomic, Sunlight Drifters as we speak. ;P

As for Maria, I always wanted her to act for a living, since she is a drama club kid (it's covered more in the Volume 2 bonus chapter), but I felt like voice acting was a more thematically relevant role for the comic. Maybe she just got talking about anime with Chanel, Rain, and Emily one too many times, and decided to give it a go.

As for the seamstress thing. We know she sews, and I did have her describe in passing once that she had the equivalent of an Etsy store. At least this way, she's still got stuff to work on between gigs. ^_^

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TK-Dragon 28th Feb 2022, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Plot twist, Chanel has been the one writing the Rain Webcomic the entire time!
bgb16999 28th Feb 2022, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
She's been writing "Snow."
Chrissy 28th Feb 2022, 12:45 PM edit delete reply
Then, she's been working on it for quite some time. Probably had a few style changes in it.
Rue 28th Feb 2022, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
ayy nice
evagrimm 28th Feb 2022, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
Have we seen Chanel drawing before now? I don't mind either way—just trying to figure out if I missed the signs XD

Maria looks pleased to hear whoever's on the other end of that call! New gig? Something else?
Jocelyn 28th Feb 2022, 9:48 AM edit delete reply

If I'm being honest, I don't remember. It was always something I had in mind, and I can recall there was originally going to be a scene that showcased her drawing, but it ended up being cut for one reason or another. But I actually can't recall if there was an alternative point where she might've still mentioned it in passing.

So Chanel's artistry may or may not come as a surprise. Sorry I can't help this time. ^^;
Selix 28th Feb 2022, 10:01 AM edit delete reply
She alluded to making fanart previously
redbow.kimee 28th Feb 2022, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
I went back and found the page where she mentioned making fan art.
Syter6 28th Feb 2022, 9:31 AM edit delete reply
I think chanel has two pair of eyebrows
Jocelyn 28th Feb 2022, 9:43 AM edit delete reply

Whoops! Thanks for catching that. It's fixed now. ^_^
Shy Introvert 10958 28th Feb 2022, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
It’s really nice to see all these nice dynamics having shifted or strengthened throughout these years. It’s nice that they all seem to still know each other for the most part.
(By the way, does Chanel have 4 eyebrows in panel 4, or is that some other detail I’m not getting?)
redbow.kimee 28th Feb 2022, 9:48 AM edit delete reply
Chanel is so cute, grabbing Maria's hand in the last panel. I always thought the main character from moonlight wanderers looked a lot like Chanel. Well, not always, but ever since Jocelyn put up the poster for it.

BTW, the desk shifts color in panel 4.
Jocelyn 28th Feb 2022, 9:53 AM edit delete reply

And that's fixed too, now! I guess I was kinda sloppy with this page. Sorry for that, but thanks for catching it! ^_^
First time commenter 28th Feb 2022, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
ValeryGraciela 28th Feb 2022, 10:29 AM edit delete reply
Ah. Look at this happy couple! I love to see they're together 💖
Ceaseless-Enemy 28th Feb 2022, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
I spent the last three days reading this comic, and I love it with all my heart and soul, this was such a fantastic read so far! I'm glad I had so much to read, too ^^ It was such a nice journey to read!
j-eagle12212012 28th Feb 2022, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
Welcome new Rainbeau
Glad to see more people discover this Wonderful webcomic
Enjoy the ride
We're in the home stretch
Kyle 28th Feb 2022, 10:33 AM edit delete reply
Yay! They're still together!!! Did Maria patch things up with her parents, or her mother at least?
AmbiguousMouse 28th Feb 2022, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
Well, there go everyone's theories that Chanel and Maria were the couple who didn't make it when Ky talked about "almost" all their friends staying with their high school sweethearts.

Honestly, I'm surprised! It's definitely the shoe-in pick if someone were gonna break up. They're well past it by now, but one of them being a high schooler for three years after the other graduated would definitely be the kind of situation that could create distance in a relationship.

Not that I'm not happy to see them, of course! Marnel may never have been my favorite ship, but I'm just glad to see Maria happy.
j-eagle12212012 28th Feb 2022, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
I'm happy to see these 2 still together
Glad to see they are living together as well
Kate 28th Feb 2022, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
Maria has my dream jobs!
I currently sew, and will probably make an etsy shop in the near future. I've also started to dip my toes into the world of voice acting, but am still very new and have a long way to go.
b 28th Feb 2022, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM omg I'm so happy to see my baby chanel
Dzaka 28th Feb 2022, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
:squints: nice ring chanel has there too :3
Jocelyn 28th Feb 2022, 3:48 PM edit delete reply

Ah! But that one's an ace ring (which goes on the right middle finger), not a wedding/engagement ring (which goes on the left ring finger).

She's actually had it for a while too. ^_^

abitenum 28th Feb 2022, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
The page linked in the blurb mentions that Maria did drama in middle school. Were you imagining that St. Hallvard wouldn't have a drama class/department, or just that Maria wasn't involved in it? I'm curious (mostly because her having the opportunity to continue it but choosing not to could say something interesting about Maria).
Jocelyn 28th Feb 2022, 7:02 PM edit delete reply

St. Hallvard may have a drama club, but the implication in this case is more that she wouldn't be involved with it.
Pseudonym 2nd Mar 2022, 1:42 AM edit delete reply
If Rain the webcomic was a bit less chill, "The St. Hallvard Drama Club" would be a great name for the main cast.
LongtimeLurker 28th Feb 2022, 5:23 PM edit delete reply
This last chapter is making be feel so warm and comforted with every page. It really makes me cherish how far I myself have come since I started reading. Things really do get better and having this journey conclude in such an uplifting way makes me happy every time <3
Alexi Rose 28th Feb 2022, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
Chanel's sheer level of smugness is astounding. Love it
Pseudonym 28th Feb 2022, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
Wait, how tall is Chanel standing up?
Jocelyn 28th Feb 2022, 10:04 PM edit delete reply

Chanel's still quite small in stature at five feet and a quarter of an inch now (though she has gotten taller since we last saw her, technically).

That said, she is sitting through this whole page.
Pseudonym 1st Mar 2022, 9:13 PM edit delete reply
Dangit, tall Chanel would've been a hoot. :P But thanks.
Absentia 28th Feb 2022, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
this is so cute! i'm glad they're still happy together!

guess you got three self inserts in this universe so far (though i stand by the idea that any character made by a person is some sort of reflection of them, either of who they are, who they want to be, or in the cases of antagonists, who they avoid being.)
iHateFridays 8th Mar 2022, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
Glowup let's goo
AspenIsPoplar 28th Mar 2022, 2:42 AM edit delete reply
Wait did I just realize that Chanel has the same last name as Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride?
JustRaining 13th Aug 2022, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
All the time I was thinking if your avatar is Chanel, but it looked a little bit different! But now I know it really is her! But with a time jump. So she was kinda accompanying me the complete rain read time!
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