Comic 1494 - Refreshing

11th Apr 2022, 7:28 AM in Ch. 44 - And When the Rain Clears...
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Jocelyn 11th Apr 2022, 7:28 AM edit delete
Just because people have been asking, the thing on Lydia's shirt is, of course, a bunny. Specifically, it's actually a My Impossible Soulmate reference (it doesn't make sense now, but someday it will). ^_^

Anyway, this week's pages aren't going to be the most thrilling, but they may be emotional for some of you (at least, they are for me). We're almost there, so please pace yourself and keep some tissues nearby if you think you might need them. :)

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Tokuben 11th Apr 2022, 8:15 AM edit delete reply
Hah! Knew it!
Lemonado Girl 11th Apr 2022, 8:15 AM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
Awwwwww, they're so cute!

"Hi Lydia's moms!" See, kids just get it, it's great.
ValeryGraciela 11th Apr 2022, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
I have a feeling that this is the last week for Rain.

But I feel Rain and Colin will recognize each other soon. And it will go really well
Rue_ 11th Apr 2022, 8:18 AM edit delete reply
aaaa why does she not remember
ImGwendy 11th Apr 2022, 8:19 AM edit delete reply
So wholesome 💕
luwucy 11th Apr 2022, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
can you hurry up and release all your drawn pages already i’m so done with reading 1 sentence every 3 days
Jocelyn 11th Apr 2022, 8:31 AM edit delete reply

You should read the whole page then, 'cause there's a lot more than one sentence here. ;P
Absentia 12th Apr 2022, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
XD i actually burst out laughing at this comment and my roommate came over and asked me if i was okay! this is why we love you Jocelyn!
madladdie 11th Apr 2022, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Considering the entire story came out at this pace, excluding hiatuses, I find it quite fitting. Just releasing them all at once seems a bit... off?
Cheeseypi 11th Apr 2022, 9:08 AM edit delete reply
This is literally how this comic has been released for years; if you want to read more at once just wait a week between checking it.
Guest 11th Apr 2022, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
wdym "1 sentence" lol
Draca 11th Apr 2022, 3:56 PM edit delete reply
I know right? There are clearly 19 sentences >.>
Tokuben 11th Apr 2022, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
I like the way Colin is carrying Tiffany's bag. It's a real dad move.
someone_else 11th Apr 2022, 9:03 AM edit delete reply
Yes. He probably carried the baby on his forearm, too.
Alice_pbg 11th Apr 2022, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
idk why... but "Hi, Lydia's moms." is just the cutest thing ever. ^^
Phrown 11th Apr 2022, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
I have a question about your post-Rain projects. When do you see yourself releasing Magical? After IMS is finished or after both MW and IMS are complete?
Jocelyn 11th Apr 2022, 12:16 PM edit delete reply

Honestly, it's hard to say. If you'd asked me in November 2010 when I thought I'd finish Rain, I probably would've said something like 4-5 years, tops. And yet, 11 and a half years later, my life took some weird turns before I finally got to the end. I'm nothing if not committed, but woof, I suck at giving estimates. XD

So the truth is I don't know exactly when Magical is happening. After My Impossible Soulmate, at the very least, but it's hard to say what that really means at this time. Sorry I can't give you anything more than that right now.
Phrown 11th Apr 2022, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for answering. And don’t worry, I never expected concrete numbers.
stag 11th Apr 2022, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
Also, do you mind posting a link on this website when MIS comes out?
Jocelyn 11th Apr 2022, 5:28 PM edit delete reply

No worries there. I'll probably post it here several times so people can't miss it! XD
Discoh 11th Apr 2022, 11:11 AM edit delete reply
ah, I was wondering what Lydia's shirt was a nod to. it'll be interesting to see how the reference gets completed in My Impossible Soulmate.
(also ngl I thought it was like Monokuma at first lol)
Jocelyn 11th Apr 2022, 12:18 PM edit delete reply

Oh, god. I didn't even think of Monokuma. XD

That said, nah, Lydia might be a tad young for Danganronpa (or whatever the Rainverse equivalent would be). XD
Willowwish56 11th Apr 2022, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
I love it all.

This is so cute and precious and awesome.

Thank you for bringing this beauty of an adorable comic into my life.
j-eagle12212012 11th Apr 2022, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
I know we are approaching the end
And I love this page but I have a question for Jocelyn before it ends


Has Rain accomplished everything she's wanted to in her transition?
Jocelyn 11th Apr 2022, 1:15 PM edit delete reply

We don't know, and I probably won't ever say. The nature of transition is that everyone who goes through it has different goals, with varying degrees of value placed on each goal, and sometimes goal posts move further or closer (or outright change) over time for any number of reasons. And in most cases, no one else will ever really know if others reached their goal or not because it's usually kind of a private affair.

So, this much, I'm more or less leaving up to reader interpretation. :)
j-eagle12212012 11th Apr 2022, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for answering
bgb16999 11th Apr 2022, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Somehow it's just hitting me now how cute Lydia's freckles are.

I'm guessing we're going to see more Fara soon.
Tokuben 11th Apr 2022, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
Lets hope so. I wanna see her be an Auntie!
jocelyn's fannnnnnnnnnnnn 11th Apr 2022, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
just commented on a recent page , because you wouldn't read old ones comment i think , it's just to thank you a lot for you did and do, you literally started this comic when i was about 1 , i wanted to write you a big message but i don't think you would've read it , and even tho , you don't even have messages , so just thank you , i'm only on chapter 28 , i started with the start of the year 2022 , i literally read the 4 first chapter in some hours of a sleepless night then , 10 in some hours taken from a week ( 1hours per day) and in about the 15th chapter i slowed a bit the speed x) , so i just wanted to thank you, to thank you because you didn't made my day, you made my life x) , everytime i read a chapter all my fears go away , so be happy you literally made the life of someone , you're my koizumi !!! thanks you , i wanna be your puddle !!! love you Jocelyn Samara DiDomineck where will you do a convention evenn tho america is really far from my country , i'll come swimming , love you ( i know i said it two times x))
Absentia 12th Apr 2022, 1:13 AM edit delete reply
as much as i'm looking forward to everything to come, this comic will always hold a special place with me. it helped me come to terms with who i am, helped me open up to my friends, and showed me that, despite my current area trying to prove otherwise, not everyone is going to want me to pretend to be something i'm not. thank you Jocelyn for everything you've done with this comic.
RandomWalk 12th Apr 2022, 11:00 AM edit delete reply
Only sort of related, but thought this was a good place to share this.
I've been reading 'This Time For Me; a Memoir' by Alexandra Billings.
While my life hasn't been perfect and has had some pretty low spots
at times, I am also rather glad that I never went through some of the
experiences she went through. I am sure there are folks here who
would also appreciate this book. I know when I was growing up there
were very few books that addressed my feelings ( our 'situation' ) and
the one blurb for this book saying there were NO books in her time was
clearly an overstatement. Still, while there still isn't a LOT of books that address
the issue as well as many of us might like, I know I found it reassuring to know
I wasn't alone. For anyone starting this out, be ready for descriptions of some
really horrid times and events. I am still working toward what has been
promised to be a more satisfying and uplifting ending. This does seem
a very legit narration of a life lived toward better self realization.
From a time when the only available examples were Christine Jorgensen,
Renée Richards and Lili Elbe, we have come a long way. I had
never even heard of Roberta Cowell until recently.
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