Comic 1484 - Hello?

18th Mar 2022, 8:23 AM in Ch. 44 - And When the Rain Clears...
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
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Jocelyn 18th Mar 2022, 8:23 AM edit delete
Y'all didn't really think I was gonna leave Ky in the lurch, did you? ^_^

I know some will be skeptical with this bit of matchmaking, and that's fair. Ky and Allison don't spend a lot of time on screen together, and all of that time is fairly recent and contained within a single chapter. I wouldn't blame anyone for their skepticism.

But also, I want my kids to be happy, and these two in particular have been through a lot. Allison spends most of the story crushing on someone who can't return the sentiment. Ky crushes on a lot of people who don't feel the same way, and spends a significant chunk of the story trying to make things work with someone who doesn't treat them right. They both deserve better.

And I truly believe they could be good for each other too. Ky needs someone who understands and accepts their fluidity, and will respect their expression and pronouns. And Allison has proven that she's capable of that. And Allison needs time to form an emotional bond and a lot of time has passed. Plus, I think they had good chemistry right off the bat. ^_^

As a final side note, I'm sure some folks are probably wondering if Allison ever did tell Rain how she feels about her. Well, the timing may not have been right before, but again, it's been six years. Maybe she did and it's old news. Maybe she didn't but she's trying to move on. What's your gut feeling?

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YuriaOfLondor 18th Mar 2022, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
In my headcanon Allison told Rain, but they talked it out, knowing it never could have been in the end. Allison is definitely still getting over it but with help and closure from the one she lost her heart to originally. at least thats my thoughts. other than that though, Go Ky, allison is like, one of the est allies we have seen, though this comic has a few. i trust allison to treat ky right however he or she is seeing themselves at any given moment. Especially with how easily they allison breezed past rud(b)y
YuriaOfLondor 18th Mar 2022, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
where did my comment go? I support this pairing, but i said it more eloquently in my original comment, wherever that went
Jocelyn 18th Mar 2022, 9:01 AM edit delete reply

No worries. It's up. I screen comments to keep the phobes and trolls out. It takes a little longer for posts to go live if I'm not right on top of it, but it's worth it to keep y'all safe. ^_^
YuriaOfLondor 18th Mar 2022, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
thats fair, i noticed when i posted my "Where is my comment" question XD my bad, but yes, protect us, so that you can kill us with feels yourself! :P
Friday 18th Mar 2022, 1:02 PM edit delete reply
Oh, thank you a lot for this! I've never commented before but I always like to read the comments anyway, and it so very nice to never have to worry about that. This webcomic has always been a comfort for me for many years, and I'm very grateful for the work you've put in to create such a space.
Phrown 18th Mar 2022, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
Does that mean every comment is sent to you first before it gets posted (if at all)?
Should we consider how much time you spend sorting comments before posting one?
Jocelyn 18th Mar 2022, 3:33 PM edit delete reply

Not at all. I love getting and reading comments (and it's very encouraging for me with my low self-esteem; I probably wouldn't haven't made it this far into the comic without seeing the proof of people enjoying it in the comments). Plus, it doesn't usually take long at all to get through them, so it's not like a distraction or anything.

So, if you have something you want to say about this or any page, as long as you're not hurting anybody, please speak your mind. ^_^
Phrown 18th Mar 2022, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the response. You deserve lots of praise for sticking with a webcomic for over a decade. Not everyone can say that.
Pseudonym 20th Mar 2022, 4:02 PM edit delete reply

Have my comments grated? Bad with people, have to ask.
Chloe 20th Mar 2022, 9:13 AM edit delete reply
Thank you for doing this. I always read the comments and I'm afraid there'll be transphobic trolls.
Long-Time Lurker 20th Mar 2022, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
I appreciate that so much. The comments section always makes me smile, no matter how my day went, because it's so wholesome. I'm sorry you have to deal with any icky comments and I'm grateful for the lovely community you've fostered.
Tokuben 18th Mar 2022, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
HAH! We all called it!!!!!!!
Cluedrew 20th Mar 2022, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
Does pointing out that the author has the power to make her hopeful prediction about Ky's future come true count as calling it?
ValeryGraciela 18th Mar 2022, 9:02 AM edit delete reply
While this is something I truly did not expect, I'm actually not surprised.

And actually, in hindsight, I'm surprised I didn't see that coming. Both of them deserve to be happy
Zzyzx 18th Mar 2022, 9:26 AM edit delete reply
Allison deserves all the happiness. One of my favorite characters.
Rue_ 18th Mar 2022, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
definitely didn't expect this
chrystal_dark 18th Mar 2022, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
Yay! There I was thinking the SS Kyllison had gone down with all hands, but no, she was just delayed in the shipyard!
Syter6 18th Mar 2022, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
*fanboy squealing noises*
Banksia 18th Mar 2022, 9:50 AM edit delete reply
Why is my comments never put in the comment section?
Jocelyn 18th Mar 2022, 1:30 PM edit delete reply

After seeing this, I checked back and did find one I'd missed previously. Sorry about that. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but if I had to guess, there was a rush of a ton of comments all at once, and I overlooked it by accident.


If for whatever reason I don't approve your clearly inoffensive comment, don't hesitate to let me know. Maybe give it like 24 hours just in case I'm not actively online and genuinely haven't seen it yet. But I am human and I make mistakes, and I'm sure that's all it is.
WindandRain 19th Mar 2022, 3:38 AM edit delete reply
Queen Jocelyn is a benevolent leader who rules with a rainbow fist!

Seriously though, hearing that you are the one moderating each comment fills my heart with joy- the Rain community is truly lucky that we have not only each other, but such a wonderful leader!
Selix 18th Mar 2022, 11:22 AM edit delete reply
called it
j-eagle12212012 18th Mar 2022, 11:53 AM edit delete reply

So much yes

Shippers rejoice
Leona 18th Mar 2022, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
Loving Gavin's smirk, feels like at least some of the group were aware that Allison wanted to ask out Ky. And rightfully so, they're so cute together!!
Moonglide 18th Mar 2022, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
While I am happy for them
And I KNOW Drew is already with someone, and it wouldn't work out with him and Ky...
there's still a part of me that wants drew and ky to be together
RubyRuthNeal 19th Mar 2022, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
Just throwing this out there more for humor value than anything..... What if Drew and Debbie ended up together, married for half a decade already with a minivan full of screaming snotty-nosed rugrats and another on the way, and blisslully happy living the suburban family life. 🙃
Gabi 18th Mar 2022, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
My guess is she didn't, but I may be projecting because Allison and I have a lot in common. Back in high school I was crushing on a guy and was thinking of how to confess my feelings for him when he suddenly came out to me as gay, so I decided not to tell him. It made no sense for me to confess if I already knew I wouldn't be reciprocated. We remained friends, I saved myself the embarrassment and saved him from an awkward situation.
Stan 18th Mar 2022, 2:23 PM edit delete reply
Sessy 18th Mar 2022, 2:24 PM edit delete reply
To be fair, they did leave that party together so who's to say that they didn't hang out more after that?
Fourth Nate 18th Mar 2022, 3:38 PM edit delete reply
Awww! <3
In my head, maybe Ky and Allison started texting after the pool party and became close. At the same time maybe Rain ended up really busy with life (new house, new baby, new online channel...) and didn't have a lot of availability for Allison, so they became more distant for a while. Maybe the distance is what Allison needed to let go of the crush, or maybe, getting to know Rain again after the distance, Allison realized the person Rain is now is different from the Rain she remembered having a crush on, but in my head Allison did eventually let go of the crush.
Regardless, I really like Allison and Ky and I think they could potentially have a happy romance! I hope things go well for them!!!
Draca 18th Mar 2022, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
YEEEESS Kyllison is SUUCH a good pairing, I think they will be Very happy together :3
Charlotte 18th Mar 2022, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
Not a pairing I expected in the slightest, but a very welcome one. I feel that since Allison respected Rain's name and pronouns from the beginning (I mean from the reuniting in the bathroom, not when they were both in elementary school), she would be a very good partner for Ky. Its been a really tough road for both of them romantically speaking, so its nice to see them both super excited about their newfound (love?) mutually reciprocated romantic feelings. Go Kyllison!
Tanny 18th Mar 2022, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
All my ships have sailed!

Except Druby but that was mostly a humor ship, so I knew that wouldn't happen. XD
Alice 18th Mar 2022, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
I read this all in like a week.
And now I reached the latest page only to actually scream "no" when I realized there was no "next" button.

I love this story, wish it never ended. But I know it's coming.
Thank you so much for it.

Sidenote, if the books ever get released here in Brazil, I'll be first in line to get them. I NEED them in my shelf.
Jocelyn 19th Mar 2022, 5:26 AM edit delete reply

I'm relatively certain Lulu already does ship to Brazil. It's a US company, but it's thankfully always been really good about making things available for international readers. ^_^
Alice_pbg 19th Mar 2022, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
I'll check it out. Hopefully the transportation fee isn't too big.
Alice_pbg 19th Mar 2022, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
OMG. shipping is so much cheaper than I expected!!! it's usually at least 2x the price of what I'm trying to buy.

I'm buying them as soon as I can.
Absentia 19th Mar 2022, 3:12 AM edit delete reply
i mean, considering all their interactions at the party, it does make sense that they would end up together.

and yes, it's always nice to make sure your fictional children remain happy in the end, especially if you heavily traumatize them in the beginning. like i do with most of my characters.
Tanny 19th Mar 2022, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Oh good, I'm not the only one who makes my characters as broken as I am.
Absentia 20th Mar 2022, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
if i don't traumatize them before the story, i traumatize them in the present of the story. and if i do traumatize them in the past, i still do it in the present too because its good story telling.
Vikki McD 19th Mar 2022, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
Squeeeeeeeeeee- ! :-D
bgb16999 19th Mar 2022, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
Hats off to those who call it. Yay for Al and Ky!
SometimesIReadComics 19th Mar 2022, 2:26 PM edit delete reply
Not as hard a sell as a bunch of 17/18 y/o's still being in the same relationships 5 years later.
JD 19th Mar 2022, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
That’s pretty cute, and I do love them both. Do hope for that one single kid at the reunion. Like Luna Lovegood, then she comes back with a vampire snacc or something. I’ll be honest, I never finished the books 😅
Vessyra 19th Mar 2022, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Yesss! Their initial chemistry had me shipping them since about halfway through chapter 42, but given Allison needing time to form an emotional bond, I'd assumed it was going to have to stay headcanon. Quite glad to see this ship brave the perilous gulf of time-skip and sail it's way into the port of canon. Happy for the both of them!
PrinceLapin 19th Mar 2022, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
Jayfur365 20th Mar 2022, 10:03 AM edit delete reply
When i saw this i did a huge cartoony surprised gasp and now i'm crying of happiness ;-;
NotoriousJeandarme 24th Mar 2022, 10:58 AM edit delete reply
Kylison.... that was totally called.
sim 26th Mar 2022, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
hey Lyn i just feel like commenting about a couple things about the planed update of the charterer bio page thing i think you should ad a spoiler button for some charters like for Lorcan (hope i spelled that right) it would not be right to display his true self for spoiler reasons so spoiler button that shows the spoiler bio an also Allison is showing as straight but getting together with KY I understand if KY is in boy mode but what about girl mode does Alison lose interest??? but for the sake of the story Alison needs to appear straight right saying something like bi or pan would not make sense for reasons like why did not rain get together with her reason cause rain is girl and Allison is straight also the charters tend to display the second type or orientation romantic which could be interesting to add like KY is asexual right I think but what are their romantic preferences I am guessing bi or pan and Rudy may be biromantic due to the little romance with him and rain since nothing was actually done and Rudy is homosexual only reason he would like to start a relationship with rain other the the biological reasons which I like to think Rudy is better than that would be a romantic interest in rain

just something to think about no pressure to do any thing
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