Comic 1496 - ...The Rainbow Comes Out

15th Apr 2022, 9:42 AM in Ch. 44 - And When the Rain Clears...
...The Rainbow Comes Out
Average Rating: 5 (40 votes)
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Jocelyn 15th Apr 2022, 9:42 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
How's everybody doing? Y'all holding up? It's okay to cry if you need to. I know I will already am. ^_^

Couple quick things: Firstly, thank you. Whether you just found this comic yesterday, or you've been with me since the first page over eleven years ago, thank you for sticking with me through this, and making it to the end with me. I've said this a million times in the past, but I really didn't know if Rain would resonate for anyone but me. But your following along, reading, encouraging, commenting, speculating, etc. is what helped me to follow through. I truly couldn't have done it with you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! It means more to me than I can ever express.

I am more proud of Rain than anything I've ever done in my life, and I'm so grateful I could share it - in its entirety - with you all. I sincerely hope you've enjoyed it. ^_^

For those of you wondering what happens now, there's still technically more Rain to come. Now that the main story is done, I can finally find the time to work on Volumes 6 and 7 (which will both have bonus chapters). I aim to have them both out later this year, but I don't have a specific estimate yet. I'll keep you posted.

Likewise, this isn't the end of me writing comics. I have more coming down the road, like for example, My Impossible Soulmate, which is something of a spiritual successor and literal prequel to Rain, so I do hope it'll fill the void for people. It's a very different type of story, but I think it should kinda scratch the same itch. I want to focus on the Rain books first, but I will have more info on future comics very soon.

And even as far as Rain itself, it might be worth continuing to follow for the occasional one-shot strips or anniversary pics (if that interests you). Rain may be over, but I'm just getting started. ^_^

And once more, thank you! :happycry:

See you again real soon.


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Comments:

Prezombie 15th Apr 2022, 10:02 AM edit delete reply
Bravo. I'm going to miss these girls so much. This is truly the end of an era, the last of the first wave of big trans webcomics to turn the last page, and I'm so honored to have witnessed it.
I found this comic So very long ago, 2012 iirc, around the time Rain was going back into the closet for her brother's visit.
My family had recently moved halfway across the world with me unable to refuse at the age of sixteen. I lost my boyfriend, and all my plans to move out with him and transition came crashing down. New country had no accommodations for an english only autistic student, and nobody hires foreigners without credentials so I just kind of became a shut-in. Rain was my comfort food for so long, I'd come back to this every time the dysphoria got bad, then moved on as repression kicked in again.
In 2019 I finally made the leap to transition to survive, rather than put it off until I moved away from family. My parents have been painfully, painfully slow to accept me, and between coming out and the pandemic, I lost so many friends, but I feel closer than ever to my brother who has been nothing but supportive, and I didn't lose everyone.
A year of hormone therapy has done a number on my body and mind, but for the first time in twenty years I'm able to look in the mirror and see me, even if she's not as pretty as I wish she was.
Princess_Rain 15th Apr 2022, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
o7
Tanny 15th Apr 2022, 10:06 AM edit delete reply
😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

I AM CRYING SO HARD. UGLY CRY TIME.
Cheeseypi 15th Apr 2022, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
I've been reading rain religiously since 2014... I was in high school, my egg hadn't cracked yet, and I had some pretty significant mental challenges yet to overcome. It's not an exaggeration to say that Rain saved (and changed) my life. Thank you, Jocelyn
Long-Time Lurker 15th Apr 2022, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
This is the freakin' cutest page. ❤️ It's a really befitting tone to end on.
LariUmbreon 15th Apr 2022, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
LariUmbreon
Thank you, a million times. This comic, its story and messages to tell, have meant the world to me. Voicing Rain has meant the world to me, and being able to bring what little of the comic I can to a new life has left me feeling eternally blessed. Our friendship has meant the world to me too, I look up to you greatly. You've inspired me to be a better writer and grow as an artist.

I'm not gonna hold back the tears today, I don't think anyone else should either. Thank you, for giving us this wonderful story.
sim 16th Apr 2022, 3:55 AM edit delete reply
wasn't their a plan for a full length series at some point do u know if or when the first episode will go up or if that is still the plan or if I am confusing things???
toquat 15th Apr 2022, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
11 years, 4 months, 2 weeks, and 5 days

I'm so happy I found this story
Long-Time Lurker 15th Apr 2022, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
Will My Impossible Soulmate have a dedicated comicfury webpage and/or FB page like Rain has? Where's the best place to hear updates from you about when that'll be starting up?
Jocelyn 15th Apr 2022, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@Long-Time Lurker

Yes. My Impossible Soulmate will certainly have its own Comic Fury page (and probably Facebook too), but they're not ready to go live yet. Still I may post updates/ads for the new stuff here and there to make sure no one misses new info.

Meanwhile, my DeviantArt and Twitter will continue to post new info/comics as usual as they're just kinda my general accounts.
July 15th Apr 2022, 10:13 AM edit delete reply
Well, I guess that's it...

I found Rain some 4 years ago, sometime just before the Prom arc started. Back then I hadn't transitioned yet, I was denying myself that and still would for some time. But Rain has stuck with me since.

It's been a wonderful ride and I can't wait to see what you've got coming next. Thank you.
girly 15th Apr 2022, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
thank you jocelyn this was the best webcomic ever and i only started reading in 2018 right before my transition but your story changed my life and im so sad its over but the ending is so beautiful i love how its a rainbow one day this week i saw a rainbow outside to and when ever it rains now i will think of this thank you SO MUCH for this and i think its the most beautiful trans story ever told. THANK YOU <3
and please bring back the characters some day! thank you so much im crying happy tears right now its like im raining hapiness. thank you again i love this story it changed my life
Tesset 15th Apr 2022, 10:15 AM edit delete reply
Thank you so much, Jocelyn, for a really incredible comic <3
Rue_ 15th Apr 2022, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
wait I completely forgot this was the final chapter ahh
EliciaTheDumDum 15th Apr 2022, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
But what am i gonna read :( ( i didnt even thought today would be the end and Now i dont know how i should react ) anyway thank you for this wonderfull story :3
Mina Kobold 15th Apr 2022, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
A beautiful ending. Going to miss these characters and their stories, but looking forward to newer stories like My Impossible Soulmate. ^_^

Starting reading this way back, I think in 2012 and recently reread it a few times. Had completely forgotten I did a guest Rain Delay back in 2013 (went by Keveak back then, it's the Rain Delay with Fara saying Rain is various things, like an octopus), so that was an amusing reminder.

Remember still being closeted back when I started reading (Might even have been before I figured out my gender entirely) and now I'm several years on HRT. Been quite a journey and reading Rain has been a welcome part of it.
I'm not sure 15th Apr 2022, 10:25 AM edit delete reply
I found this comic when you just started this last chapter IIRC. I read the oldest chapters in 2-4 days, and it has been one hell of a ride. I'm actually doubting about my gender identity, and, let's be real, it isn't being a happy ride. But your comic helped me a lot. I have been able to find things about myself in most of the charactes, sometimes it was a thought, others, a behaviour... I've cried and I've laughed, I've suffered and I've enjoyed every single page.

I will always carry this comic in my heart, no matter the future. Even if I haven't been following it from the beginning or for some years, be sure that it truly means something for me.

Thank you for creating Rain, from the bottom of my heart. <3
Lilly 15th Apr 2022, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
Stopped reading for a bit, then came back on the exact day of the final chapter. Must be fate of some sort.
rem0te42 15th Apr 2022, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
Rain is one of the best trans... hmmm, LGBTQ... scratch that, one of the best comic I had the pleasure to read, ever. I laughed, I cried, I got excited, angry, sad, happy. Not a lot of stories can claim to have had such on me.

I discovered I was trans really late in my life, and like most for whom its the case I wondered with regret how my life would have if I had found the answer sooner. But through Rain I was able to experience something I didn't had the opportunity to live myself: the life of a trans teen with her supporting friends. It was very cathartic!

It was a wild ride, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. And its one I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone at every opportunity.

So for all this, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Lemonado Girl 15th Apr 2022, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
God. If I remember correctly, I picked Rain up in the spring of 2015? Somewhere around there.

It's been about seven years since. This comic did so much for me in that time, and I'm tearing up to see it go. But what a high note to go out on. Thank you for seeing this through to the end, Jocelyn.
TK-Dragon 15th Apr 2022, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Arigato Gozaimasu Jocelyn san. Fmab op 5 started playing in my head at the end of this. It's been a wild ride, am disappointed we didnt get to see some other characters but i suppose i should've expected that, it is Rain's story afterall. I'm not much of a crier, but like, still hits the feels. Thanks for putting such an amazing piece of art together.
Leona 15th Apr 2022, 10:43 AM edit delete reply
Leona
This is such a bittersweet moment for me. I found Rain by pure coincidence almost two years ago now. I had very recently come out and was in the middle of a bunch of things going on in my life and was at one of my all time lowest points for mental health. And you really made something that will always have a special place in my memories, this was the first time I felt that a piece of media was really made for people like me and it has made such a positive impact and helped give me the strength to work through a lot of my issues.

And I’m so happy that I got to go on this journey with you and Rain, from my lowest point to what is now also the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.

I can’t wait to see what you create next, and again thank you so much for making something that has been able to mean so much to so many people. You’re amazing (and can probably expect me to be buying all the physical volumes once they are all out lol)
Mia S. 15th Apr 2022, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
Mia S.
Thank you for everything, Jocelyn.

I found Rain right at the end of the prom chapter, in 2019. Back then, I had just come out to my family, and I was still very shy and unsure of myself. I still distinctly remember seeing Rain and Emily kiss on that fateful night, getting up, and going to university with a hair clip in my hair.

And now, in 2022, I'm a happy trans woman with an incredible girlfriend and multiple great friends that I all met through this comic in some way, almost eleven months on HRT, and have even found my own projects such as the French translation. It's no understatement to say that Rain has changed my life for the better.

Thank you, so very much. I hope to one day be like you: an amazing woman who brings smiles to thousands through her art and efforts.

It's okay to cry, everyone. Let's keep rocking the boat together when we're done.
CloverAnderson 15th Apr 2022, 11:03 AM edit delete reply
AAAAAAAAAA IM LITERALLY CRYINGGGGG
Kimiko 15th Apr 2022, 11:13 AM edit delete reply
Not sure how long I've been reading Rain. Not ten years, but maybe nine?
Doesn't matter, I enjoyed it a lot. Thank you for writing/drawing Rain! ^_^
And looking forward to buying the last two books to complete my collection!
DarkMelody42 15th Apr 2022, 11:19 AM edit delete reply
This series literally changed my life and my viewpoint. I still don't know if I'm trans completely but when I started reading this I was a bigoted jerk and only found this series on accident. Rain resonated with me and taught me about the LGBT community and helped me realize I was most likely a part of it myself.

I am a better person because if this series and I just wanted to say thank you so much. I'm devestated it's over but I look forward to more of your stuff!

Thank you again, DarkMelody 42 a reader since 2014
Sanmei 15th Apr 2022, 11:28 AM edit delete reply
Oof, it's going to be hard to walk away from this. The feels are clingy and make my heart do wibbles.

You'd better believe I'm interested in seeing your future projects!
Jennifer 'Schism' Kayla 15th Apr 2022, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
Thank you so much for a wonderful ride and a beautiful comic. Rain has been a huge blessing for the past years, with all her ups and downs, and I imagine I speak for all of us when I say that we're absolutely looking forward to <i>My Impossible Soulmate</i>, not to mention <i>Moonlight Wanderers!</i> And wherever life may take you next, we'll be happy to cheer you on.

Take care, and be well...!
Phrown 15th Apr 2022, 11:33 AM edit delete reply
Excellent ending and comic. You should be proud Jocelyn.

I like the use of bookends here. Rain starts out in black-and-white as a pre-transition, rejected little child who wants to be a mom. She ends in full colour as a post-trans adult with a child and friends who accept her.

And adding a rainbow was a great touch.
NervousRoast 15th Apr 2022, 11:40 AM edit delete reply
I'm fairly sure I found this comic around 2014, just when I was discovering what beings trans meant and trying to find out what that meant for me. I think by the time I caught up it was around the convention time/when Rain got her hair cut off. And since then I've kept up with it every week, through all the breaks, for I guess over 7 years. I was a freshman in high school when I started reading Rain, and now I'm a college grad. Rain has seen me through a painful outing, being forced back into the closet, a 4 year relationship ending due to my gender identity, and now starting testosterone and therapy and coming out. Thank you so much for Rain, Jocelyn, she means so much to me and a lot of other people. :)
Tramuntana 15th Apr 2022, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
Well, everything must come to an end. I am sad but also interested on what will you go for now.

That said, if you actually go and make the Pokemon Nuzlocke fic, you better come up a VERY good explanation on why should we cheer for people that either force creatures to fight to the death, or abandon them as soon as they make a mistake.
LillianaZelothi 15th Apr 2022, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
I... I mean I knew it was coming, but actually seeing the words at the bottom still hits hard, ya know?

I remember finding this comic 3 years ago soon after I had realized I was trans, and this has been an incredible journey! Seeing the words, "I'm probably the happiest I've ever been." is incredibly heartwarming, and is something I think everyone, trans or not, aspires to be able to say.

This has truly been a journey, and from the bottom of my heart-
Thank you for making this comic, and thank you for undoubtedly being the best comic centered on a transgender individual!
Jayfur365 15th Apr 2022, 11:53 AM edit delete reply
Jayfur365
Wow! Jocelyn you're amazing!!
Maxwell 15th Apr 2022, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
This is so surreal. I've loved this comic so much for such a long time, and now here's the last page. It's hard to believe there will never be another. But it's a lovely ending. I couldn't have asked for a better one.

You've done a wonderful thing here, Jocelyn, and made so many people's lives better. Including my own. Whatever else you do for the rest of your life, you can rest knowing that you made the world a better place with your storytelling.

There are people who saw themselves in a story for the first time because of you. People who realized who they are because of you. And people who, because of you, realized that maybe "this whole transgender thing" isn't as confusing or scary as they thought it was.

Secular blessings to you, to Rain, and to all your future endeavors.
Leona 15th Apr 2022, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
Leona
Thankfully, there will be more Rain related content, as she said in the blurb. This is only the end of the main story, and we’re all very lucky to still be able to get some more Rain one off content
Sage 15th Apr 2022, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn,

Thank you so much for this comic. Seriously. I love the way you portrayed lgbtq+ characters — like Maria said in the chapter One Day At A Time, it’s great to see ourselves represented in a positive way. And by the way, I don’t think the amount of lgbtq+ characters is unrealistic at all — out of all of my friends at school, I only have ONE friend that is cishet, everyone else is queer in some way.
I’m still figuring myself out, but this comic has helped with that. (There are sooo many labels that fit me, like demiromantic, girlflux, genderfluid, asexual)
This comic has helped me feel more confident about just being myself, and not forcing myself in the box of being a cis straight girl when that’s not who I am.
So thank you so much, and I can’t wait to read your next comics. (Especially My Impossible Soulmate!!)

— Sage (they/she)
HeadBod 15th Apr 2022, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
This has been a great read. Thank you for being a source of strength for me and many other. I wish the best of luck to you in the future =)
gms 15th Apr 2022, 12:02 PM edit delete reply
gms
Hey, Jocelyn!

Thank you for this wonderful well-written webcomic. It is one of the best webcomics I have ever read.

I discovered it on TVTropes under the trope "Sweet Dreams Fuel" (along with Tripping Over You, another sweet LGBT webcomic) as I've been generally looking for non-violent, wholesome and heartwarming media.

I loved all the main group of characters (as well as Ryan, Allison, Fara, Vincent, Blair and Isaac) and their ability to help one another through the toughest of times. The friendship between them all is so strong. All of the romantic relationships are just so sweet, and I'm very happy for Emily who found a very accepting family and a loving wife (even changing her last name to Bryer!). The Lorcan reveal just even made this comic sweeter as it shows that he and Rain had things in common and he wanted Rain to have what he never had a chance to have in life. He was a very good father to his children.

I also loved that there were lots and lots of character development in many of the secondary characters like Aiken, Kellen, Heather, Colin, Drew, Debbie, Donna and Brother Arthur as they've all become more accepting and open-minded to their friends/family no matter what they identify as.

I'm a cis male whose exact sexual/romantic orientation remains unknown (though I don't see myself as straight). One of these days I will figure out those orientations, but I just have to wait, just like you and Drew.

Thank you so much again, Jocelyn. Your webcomic means so much to me and every other reader.
spark_matter 15th Apr 2022, 12:05 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much for this beautiful webcomic!
(why did you have to end it tho😭)
Sammi 15th Apr 2022, 12:06 PM edit delete reply
I rarely comment, but this is the final page, so I feel like I have to say SOMETHING.

Wow. What an ending. ❤ I can't say exactly where the comic was when I found it, but it must have been several years ago, and I've been current with it ever since I found it and caught up. It also helped me in my own gender journey. I identify as a demigirl and use she/them pronouns and this comic helped me start my exploration into that self-discovery.

You've created something wonderful, Jocelyn and brought joy, laughter, tears, and even answers to so many people. I can't wait to see what you put out next. ^_^
ellie quinn 15th Apr 2022, 12:08 PM edit delete reply
i've been reading rain for so long (2015 maybe?) it's so weird to see it end!
hype to see all your future projects!~ <3
Lex 15th Apr 2022, 12:10 PM edit delete reply
I loved it so much but we were also three off from that 1500 mark T-T.
cookie (they/them) 15th Apr 2022, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
I can't believe it's ending.. been here for a while and Rain has been with me through so much.. my heart..
Draca 15th Apr 2022, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
I'm going to miss this comic so much. ;-;
Sammie 15th Apr 2022, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Damn... it's really over. I think I started rain back in 2019 or 2020? I know I was in freshman year of college. This was a couple months after thinking I was trans (I soon realized that I wasn't and instead just wanted to wear makeup and crossdress) and I just got hooked. Was never really into webcomics but THIS, this I loved and can't wait to see what you have coming in the future!
Vikki McD 15th Apr 2022, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
*sniff*

Been reading Rain since August 2020, a couple months after coming out as trans to the last of my family (sorry I can't give you credit for cracking my egg - that honor goes to El Goonish Shive). A year and two thirds later, I'm hoping to start medically transitioning in the next month or two... and wishing I'd known about myself years sooner. I'm going to miss Rain the webcomic, Rain the character, and all of the other wonderful Rainness here... no, scratch that, I'm already starting to miss them!

It's a real bittersweet moment for me, but thank you, Jocelyn, for the amazing ride. :'-)
rabbityabbity 15th Apr 2022, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for sharing your comic. I found it about 6 years ago now, near the start of my own transition, and it's helped me get through some tough times. All the wholesome and emotional moments really resonated with me, and that ending is so perfect. It was a truly beautiful story, I can't wait to see the next one!
Chizita 15th Apr 2022, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much for your comic. Rain has been a stable part of my week for the last 6 years and it has always been so delightful. Thank you again and I look forward to your next comic venture.

/Alice
ProfessorAnastasia 15th Apr 2022, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
ProfessorAnastasia
I never usually leave comments here, but I feel like it’s appropriate now as this story comes to a close. I first started reading your fantastical comic back all the way in 2020. I remember staying up entire nights reading through it. I found it at the same time I discovered that I was transgender myself, and Rain gave me the ability to communicate with others how I felt about myself. I was 15 years old at time, and now I am 17 and honestly, I have seen and experienced many of the same things rain experienced. I made very close friends, discovered new things about myself, and even been hurt like she has. Ultimately, though, I have continued moving forward like she has. My parents right now don’t accept me, but hopefully they will one day so I can transition and properly be the woman I am supposed to be. I have led the bumpiest life in the past couple of years, but your work on Rain has inspired me, and I genuinely appreciate you for that. I can’t wait to read your next comic when it publishes! Thanks for all the laughs and tears. Never stop inspiring others, Jocelyn.

j-eagle12212012 15th Apr 2022, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
A fitting and happy ending
I said my personal stuff last page so here I'm just going to say

It's been an incredible journey and I look forward to seeing the future stories Jocelyn creates
Zzyzx 15th Apr 2022, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much for this comic; it was a lovely story.
And I wish all my trans siblings out there that you will be happier than you ever have been. I know it seems difficult in many places right now, but the rainbow is a symbol of hope. Let's keep hoping.
guest 15th Apr 2022, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
First of all... congratulations! Your dedication to updating this comic regularly over 11 years is truly remarkable.

Lots of people are sharing their stories of when/how they got into this webcomic, I guess I'll share mine? I started reading back in 2016 (in the middle of chapter 28, I believe) when I was questioning my gender. Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that I was cis... (I guess I was closest to a reverse Rudy in terms of gender identity and expression?) but this comic already had me hooked and I loved it and checked it nearly every day for the following six years.

I'm also a storyteller and I am very curious about your thought process as you wrote out this story -- obviously I don't expect you to respond to what I'm sure is one of many comments on this final page, but I thought I'd take the chance to ask. Particularly, which elements of the story that ended up having a major impact weren't in the original plans? Such as, how long was Emily going to end up with Rain (since at the start it seemed like she would just be the high school mean girl), and if she wasn't, what was your original plan for Rain's romantic life? How long did you plan for Lorcan to be... well... Lorcan? What choice(s) did you make that seriously changed the course of the story from the original plans, and is there anything you would have done differently if you were starting the story today? I read about some of your original fantasy story plans for Rain back in the dream chapter and thought it was super interesting, which is why I'm curious to know more.

Thanks again and congratulations for creating such an amazing story!!
Phyrax 15th Apr 2022, 12:58 PM edit delete reply
Phyrax
I can’t remember when I first found this webcomic but I’m happy i did it’s been something to look forward to every Monday Wednesday and Friday can’t wait for your next comic
Now on to rereading from the start again
GrayLikesGirls 15th Apr 2022, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
I started reading this comic in December 2019 just before going down to visit my family for the holidays. I remember still being closeted, desperately binge-reading Rain to feel comfort as I tried to tune out the waves of dysphoria washing over me. It has been the most important piece of media to me since that winter, and I know I wouldn't be where I am now, as happy and free as I am now, without Rain.

Thank you, Jocelyn, for sharing this incredible, beautiful, life-saving story with us.
4C51 15th Apr 2022, 1:11 PM edit delete reply
4C51
That was a beautiful ending!

I'm so so glad you made Rain.

Looking forward to the books, My Impossible Soulmate, and anything else you do in the future!
Ro_Makoto 15th Apr 2022, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Omg I found this comic like a week ago and binged it all and it made me cry happy tears too many times with how relateble I found characters just gosh I loved this journey so much will definitely get all the volumes when they all drop thank you so much for this wonderful read 💕 you helped accept myself and be even more proud than ever to be me and now I feel like I always have the characters from Rain supporting me too 😭❤
Xiane 15th Apr 2022, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
Congrats on the finish, have been following for ages and am glad to see it reach it's destination. Good luck on what follows!
emily 15th Apr 2022, 1:29 PM edit delete reply
i just found this comic like 2 weeks ago and im so glad i did.

i was having doubts on whether or not im actually trans or if its some other thing but the comic really resonated with me.

im starting to accept being me now (tho i still have the occasional doubts and self hatred) but i am doing it,slowly.

i picked my name before reading Rain and i was amused to see a character named Emily as well lmao.

thank you for this amazing comic!
Mturtle7 15th Apr 2022, 1:41 PM edit delete reply
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Honestly, I sort of wish I had something clever to say here, but I don't. This comic has only been a part of my life for a couple of months, but its ending here still means so much to me, I'm freaking out (in a good way)! It's been so wonderful, and...and...well, see the first line of this post. My emotions are beyond words.

Suffice to say that I'm definitely getting as many physical volumes of Rain as I can now. And waiting excitedly for your next two webcomics, Jocelyn!
cheese 15th Apr 2022, 1:48 PM edit delete reply
*sniff*
i'm not crying. i j-just have some *sob* rain in my eye.

THANK YOU JOCELYN! THIS WAS SO AMAZING! cannot wait for my impossible soulmate!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3
Anon 15th Apr 2022, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Holy shit... Wasn't prepared for that lol
Japes 15th Apr 2022, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
how fitting it is that the final page came out on the day I pick up my first dose of testosterone... I am going to scream and cry
Jazmin 15th Apr 2022, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
As a follower and loyal reader since 2012 or so, Thank you, this story has been a breath of warmth, acceptance, and joy in my life ever since. It has been a privilege to follow these characters and their stories. Thank you so much for your wonderful work, continuously improving art, and most of all, giving a voice, depth, and home to characters too often deprived of one.

Cannot wait to see what you turn your hand to next, and looking forward to it with every hope for success!
WillowD 15th Apr 2022, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
WillowD
Usually I am so sad when one of my favorite years long comics ends. But this time I am looking forward to doing a full re-read of Rain, followed by the start of the two new comics. So I am nowhere near as sad as I usually am. Thank you Jocelyn.
ALLIS 15th Apr 2022, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
WHAT THE HECK I JUST REMEMBER THIS SERIES AND ITS OVER IM SO SAD RIGHT NOW BUT ALSO SO HAPPY I LOVE RAIN SO MUCH I NEED TO GO BACK A FEW TO CATCH UP BUT WHAT THE HECK SEEING THIS AS THE FIRST PAGE SHOCKED ME!!
Katie 15th Apr 2022, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
Loved this comic so much and I got so invested in the characters and wanted them all to thrive.

I wanted to say thank you for providing us with this comic because the amount of trans comics is pretty limited, and to have something to look forward to every once and a while is really important to me.

Today has been one of the only good days I've had in a long time, it just seems things lined up for me today and it feels like the universe wanted me to be happy, and then I remembered that the final page was being posted today and it just got better. I'm so glad that you were able to complete the comic and have a happy resolution, almost no other comics I've read have ever finished, they just get dropped, so that's why I'm happy that you were able to find a spot where you were able to call it finished, and I think you did great!

Even though I don't think I look, sound, or feel pretty all the time I think transitioning is one of those unavoidable things that demand to be addressed one way or another. I put off transitioning for a long time even though I knew I was trans and technically had the means to do it because I was depressed and felt hopeless and alone, so it took me a long time to break myself out of that and reading Rain helped. And my reward to myself is I want to live a life that will make me happy.

So again, thank you for the amazing comic, I loved it.
Staren 15th Apr 2022, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, Jocelyn!
It's been nearly 51 weeks since I cracked, at age 36-and-a-day, and I discovered and binged this comic shortly after. While I've gotten better at finding trans stories since, this is the second such webcomic I've ever read (after Venus Envy) and while I do love me some magical gender-bending I definitely needed more stories-about-trans-people-in-realistic-settings. It filled a void that's hard to describe.

You made me laugh, you made me feel, you made me connect with these characters, and it was a piece of the journey I've been on over the past year.

Thank you, and I look forward to your future projects!
Zebstrika83 15th Apr 2022, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
This comic has helped me find myself, when I first started reading it I was so lost, but it really helped me get my thoughts together. Now I have started medically transitioning, and I couldn't be happier as me.
InsecureAvacado 15th Apr 2022, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
I only found this comic only a month or two ago and now it’s over, I wasn’t here as long as some others may have been but I still see that this was a very important story and I’m glad I was here in the end to see it.
Elissa 15th Apr 2022, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
Honestly haven’t really mentally processed it yet that the series is over, but I just want to say my thanks for the story. I only found it a couple weeks ago, but I’ve binged it all and kept up to date and it’s just really struck a chord with me. I think it’s honestly been really helpful to almost work through some of my own fears and traumas around transition with Liriel. I love all the characters and it’s been great to see how they’ve grown across the series.

Thank you again Jocelyn
TKK 15th Apr 2022, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
I can't make out, exactly when I joined the company of Rain-reders - around 2016, I think. And I was never really in the main target group for thestory - while I played with the idea of transitioning back in my youth, I soon realized that I was more some sort of bigendered/genderfluid in my own weird way. But that never mattered - and that's the greatest compliment I can give you.
Because a good story shouldn't rely on how invested the readers are in the ideology behind it (indeed, having grown up during the highly political 70's, I've met some horrid examples of stories relying solely on having 'the right opinions'). A great story is about making readers invested in the characters and, by extension, in their goals and aspirations, even when these are different from your own, or indeed totally alien to you. And that is a thing I think Rain has more than accomplished.
Pichu 250 15th Apr 2022, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
Pichu 250
Congratulations on the end. This was a huge undertaking for you and I enjoyed reading through it all. I'm definitely not going away and am excited to see what projects you've got next.
Eule 15th Apr 2022, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
It's been quite the ride and I'm glad I stuck around with this comic. I think I started reading your comic in...2015? 2016? It was a turbulent time for me, but having this to look forward to and see the experiences and story unfold, discovering things that I knew in the back of my mind and connecting the dot with things I learned from here made this all the better. This has been an incredible adventure and i'll be looking forward to your future projects!
MoonWingJ 15th Apr 2022, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
Such a beautiful and wholesome ending. I remember when I first discovered this on SmackJeeves and then binge read it.

Thank you.
doombird 15th Apr 2022, 4:37 PM edit delete reply
What an amazing comic. I've really loved being along for the ride, and while none of it was my story exactly, 'Rain' has been a solid companion as I went on my own journey of realization from "a cis ally i guess??" to "nonbinary lmao ohhh so much makes sense now" to "agender chaos muppet." :3

So so so proud of you and this huge amazing thing you've created and the community you've built around it and the person you are! I'm rooting for you and can't wait to see where your work goes from here.
Mewyabby 15th Apr 2022, 4:37 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for making this story. It meant a lot to me when it first came out and reading it to the end as each page come out was excellent.
RexMatical 15th Apr 2022, 4:40 PM edit delete reply
RexMatical
Sad to see it go but glad that we've made it. Been following for somewhere around a year and a half (which covers most of my own transition, lmao) and I've loved every second of reading your work. It's been a real inspiration both as an aspring comic artist myself and as a fellow trans woman ❤ Looking forward to everything the future has in store from you!
Amy 15th Apr 2022, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Jocelyn for creating such a beautiful story that's helped so many people. I've been here since 2016 when I was with my first girlfriend and struggling so much with being a lesbian and what that meant. Now, my current girlfriend is coming to visit a week from today, and she's the girl I plan on marrying. Rain has been with me the past 6 years, encouraging me and being a constant from the summer before becoming a freshman in high school to now finishing my first year of college. Thank you again <3 I'll miss Rain and all her family.
Mavis the Rain Beau 15th Apr 2022, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
I'm going to miss this, but I look forward to seeing what you make in the future. Thank you so much for making this. Ky was literally my gender awakening (which is funny because I'm not genderfluid, I'm demigirl/nyanbinary), and this comic is what made me who I am and also almost a direct cause of me meeting my partner
EllieGirlKisser 15th Apr 2022, 5:33 PM edit delete reply
it's been wonderful, reading for the past few years

i knew it would come, but that doesn't make it sting less. it truly has been nice reading with everyone here
Val 15th Apr 2022, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
I learned about this comic just a few days ago and have now read it all! It's beautiful.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for sharing this incredible story with us.
Best wishes!
Guest 15th Apr 2022, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
YOOOOOOO CONGRATS!!!!! I have loved this webcomic ever since I found it years ago, and I’m so happy to have found it!!! Thank you so much for bringing something so inclusive, beautiful, and colorful into the world. I’m very excited to see what else is in store… you have a talent for bringing amazing ideas to life!!!
Emithist 15th Apr 2022, 6:22 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for this Samara, while I've only been here in the last month, you've made such an impact on my life. Rain has helped me become more confident in who I am, and helped me get through some tough times.
I'm sad it's over, but I'm glad I got to see the end.
It's the life I hope I get to live.

So again, thank you, I think this webcomic has touched more people than you could ever imagine.
lawlessnoodle 15th Apr 2022, 6:24 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much for making this comic. I discovered it about a year ago and have kept up with it ever since. I'll miss Rain, but I look forward to your future comics!
AliJ5533 15th Apr 2022, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
AliJ5533
God. I remember finding this comic by pure chance during the brief time window in which I checked the ComicFury front page, back in the days when it was a fresh new site with quite a small community. There were only like 12 pages at the time, probably the earliest in a run I've ever picked up a webcomic, but I immediately found the characters endearing and decided to stick with it to see where it went.

Flash forward many many years, and this has become not just my favourite webcomic but favourite piece of media in general, something I'm incredibly proud to have on my bookshelf (especially once I complete my collection with the final two volumes). But I also owe this story, specifically Jessica's story, huge credit for finally cracking my egg and making me realise I could be the trans girl I had written off as a pipe dream.

I'm so happy I could be here for the whole journey, the whole twelve-year rollercoaster. I won't lie, after being such a fixture in my life for that long, to know that there will truly be no more will be an adjustment. But all good things must end, and what a good ending it has been. Thank you, truly, Jocelyn, for giving us such a wonderful story.
Leif 15th Apr 2022, 6:53 PM edit delete reply
I began reading this comic when I was 16, freshly coming out as a trans guy, with no familial support. I related heavily to the content. Now, I’m 25 years old and raising my 17 year old nonbinary sibling. I find myself relating to the characters in new ways now.

I’ve seen all the hiatuses since then. I’ve seen your cancer diagnosis, your surgery recovery (oh, those pictures were brutal!), and your various life issues. I have, ever since I was 16, read this comic every week there has been an update.

Though it may not have ended the way I hoped, I still enjoyed the comic. It brought a lot of comfort to me through my life, taught me many lessons I needed to know, and holds a special place in my heart.

Thank you, so, so, so we much.
erin 15th Apr 2022, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
o7

Thank you for all of this! My friend shared Rain with me a few years ago when we were both very new to living as ourselves, and backreading all of it and then keeping up with it has been comfort and happiness. I'll still be following the stories you want to make!
00Stevo 15th Apr 2022, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
00Stevo
I'm going to miss the updates.
I have been reading Rain for probally 9ish years and it has gotten me though alot of ups and downs.

Rain even made me realise you don't have to have the best art to have a great comic so I finally started my own.

Rain M 15th Apr 2022, 7:08 PM edit delete reply
Thank you soo much for this comic. It helped me gain the courage to finally be who I am, and I will forever be grateful.
Aurora 15th Apr 2022, 7:10 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Jocelyn! Thank you so much for giving us all the pleasure of reading this comic! I came across the comic by chance only a couple of weeks ago, but as soon as I began reading it there was a strange familiarity to it for me. Almost as if I had read this comic before but I was sure I hadn’t. even so…

When I first started my transition back in 2018, one of my closest friends at the time, whom I had just come out to, was trying to help me come up with a new name and by pure chance, he started calling me Rain. I couldn’t tell you how it came about, I think it came from the random suggestion of another friend. but it stuck around for a while since I sort of resonated with it, and i accepted it as a place holder for my name for maybe 6 months. It never ended up actually becoming my name through to today, but presently remains a joke that echoes through conversations of ours every now and then. I still get called Rain occasionally since it was one of those things that just stuck. years ago, it was something that kind of bugged me, but now I find it hilariously ironic that it helped me find and connect to your story, Jocelyn.

So when I finally got down to reading RAIN, it felt surreal to put it lightly. The name, the story, so many of the little details in this comic of yours was near identical to my own life. To say that reading this is comic has been a huge comfort and mental support to look back on would be an understatement. Reading this felt like reading a comic of my own life day by day if it had gone the way I imagined it would. even now looking at these characters almost feels like looking at my own friends and family. I still can’t get over this magnetic familiarity I have with the comic, almost like remembering a dream long after you’ve woken up. After reading it, “RAIN” feels like a deep part of me.

So once again, Thank you @Jocelyn so much for everything!! I think I’ll remeber Rain forever. Much Love! <3
Juna O’Neil 15th Apr 2022, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for this, Jocelyn. I’m happy you finished the main story, as tough as it is to say goodbye. I will always go back and read from the beginning. You created something so amazing and so beautiful. Now, I know you plan to keep us up to date with everyone’s life. I will be buying the volumes when they come out.
R 15th Apr 2022, 7:36 PM edit delete reply
This Was fun to read!
Eliza 15th Apr 2022, 7:56 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for all these years of this comic, Jocelyn. And I'm glad to have followed it to the end - it has been an inspiration and a source of support for ones like me.

And on that note, I'll leave with one of my favorite game quotes: "The past is past, now, but that’s… you know, that’s okay! It’s never really gone completely. The future is always built on the past, even if we won’t get to see it. Still, it’s um, time for something new, now.”
Anon 15th Apr 2022, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Same Anon from the previous page: Glad recovering from surgery is giving me lots of free time to re-read all of this from the beginning now.

But, wow. It’s really over. I’ve been following this from the very start, so cool to see it completed. I hope that in the following weeks we get something like an AMA from you or behind the scenes things from over the years. Just something cool to celebrate the ending.
Blake 15th Apr 2022, 8:56 PM edit delete reply
Hey, long time reader but first time commenting. When I first came accrous Rain I had some very toxic attitudes and your comic helped me move past them. Before I read this comic I had no idea being trans was a thing. I dont hanndle endings well so I cant say Im happy right now but I will always be happy that I found it. Thank you for the amazing story and helping me figure out who I really am. - Singed, A Happy Transgirl.
Aeon 15th Apr 2022, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
👏👏👏

Thank you for the wonderful story, the characters and all your effort. Its been a wild ride.
Banksia 15th Apr 2022, 8:59 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, great job, Jocelyn! While I don't agree with everything that you wrote, I will still thank you for making this fab comic! I hope I get to see your next series very soon!
Tamlin 15th Apr 2022, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
I've been following a long time, but I never comment much. Thank you for Rain. It didn't give me, personally, any revelations about myself, but it did help me through high school and through my associates (which I should finish this semester!) by being a wonderful story. I hope to find one of your other comics soon.

I'd say something more profound, but I'm exhausted because of due dates. I'll miss this, but I'm glad they got their happy ending.
Jenifer Swinging 15th Apr 2022, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
I made a comment on Facebook but I wanted to put something here... Something you wrote in chapter one was one of my Egg Cracking moments when I started my journey. I was big into Web Comics. And as such, yours was one of those that popped up when searching for "Transgender Web Comics" and help solidify that I was transgender. It has been a turbulent couple of years for me. With the last year the big dozy. I am so happy though, to have been able to see the end of Rain on the day that it came out. Be still my Femme Heart.

"No More Rain Delays, Only Rainbows!"

Thank You Jocelyn, I look foward to your next work. And I have a couple of things up my sleeve... From the bottom of this Trans Mothers Heart. THANK YOU!
Enchantedspools 15th Apr 2022, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Omgs, I can't believe the main story is over, it was just so good!

I've only been reading for a few years, but I started right at the beginning of the pandemic, just about a year after beginning my own process of transitioning. I was feeling a lot of the things that many of the characters in this story have expressed. It's been an absolute pleasure to follow this story along, and grow with the characters.

I'm so glad you wrote this story, and I cannot wait for your next.

Thank you so much ^_^
Legolion44 15th Apr 2022, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much for this amazing comic, It has helped me so Much and So many people. Thank you!
walker 15th Apr 2022, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
I've been reading Rain since elementary school, and I've loved it so much since. It's truly helped me a great deal, even though I'm cis and straight. Thank you for the incredible story. I can't wait to re-read it.
Noonerboi21 15th Apr 2022, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
Noonerboi21
Congrats on completing Rain Jocelyn I’m kinda sad that it’s over but I’m also happy for the happy ending to it I will continue to support you on whatever comes next
CardHoarder 15th Apr 2022, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
This is one of my favorite comics and I have been reading since January 2020 and I have absolutely loved this whole thing especially as something to read as I processed my own emotions around being trans. I have bought all 5 physical volumes.
AlkyoneAoide 15th Apr 2022, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
Wow, through the tears the ending almost doesn't feel real. This has been such an incredible ride and I'm so grateful to have found such an amazing piece of media and been able to tag along. So much of the story I could resonate with, and the characters feel so real I don't know if I could bear to leave them behind. Thank you Jocelyn, thank you. 💖
Lily 15th Apr 2022, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
I'm sad that it's over but so happy that it happened! Thank you so much Jocelyn, Rain has been incredibly meaningful to me (it even made me cry for the first time in months) and I can't wait to see what you do next :)
Serena May 15th Apr 2022, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for this wonderful comic. I found it early in my transition, back in 2018. I have enjoyed every page, and I'm happy to have had it through my transition. I can't wait to buy the final volumes, and to see what you make next!!

I know I'll be crying about this end for a while, too, but it's ok to cry.
Golbarde 15th Apr 2022, 10:54 PM edit delete reply
Golbarde
❤ thank you.
💙💗🤍💗💙
Lola 15th Apr 2022, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
This is my first post but, I started to read this after a friend shown it to me, forgot who though. I started around late 2012 early 2013 but cuz of life and my mental health gotten quite low about a year or so later I stopped reading this and, forgot about it. But right after I got the iPhone 13 Pro Max, I was going through my old Chrome bookmarks and found Rain on the list and, well, started to read it. Since I forgot where I was last, I started to start from the beginning once more. One day I spent 12 and a half hours just reading it on my phone and, when I went to bed, I still had 30% battery left, the screen been on all day too. I’m glad I came back to read this, one of my most favorite web comics. I laughed, I was sad, I was mad and I cried from everything that happened. I’m going to be sad this is over but glad it happened. I learned some things from all of this and happy I did.

I started my transition 6 months ago (just had my 4th appointment via zoom as the closest doctor is in San Francisco and I’m not). She said that I don’t need any blockers as my testosterone was already low enough as is (could explain a few things in my life). So I am on 3mg (a 1mg and a 2mg) dosage. All of my friends support me on this but, my dad. Before my dad passed away in mid September from pneumonia from COVID, he was STARTING to adjust and started to accept me but, I’m sad I never told him that my friend I had moved in with us is actually my BF and even sadder he will never see the woman I always wanted to be.

Well Jocelyn, that was a hell of a ride I went through, I can’t wait to see what you have next. And as soon as those last physical copies go up for sale, imma buy every volume and as well share this comic with my friends. I absolutely loved this comic. Thank you.
Anne S. 15th Apr 2022, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
It was so fucking beautiful omg
but felt so short

Thanks Jocelyn Samara for this great work
Discoh 16th Apr 2022, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
Discoh
Wow. It's finally over.
Crazy to think this has been more than a decade in the making. I know this isn't truly the end for Rain, but it's still kind of bittersweet seeing the main story finally come to a close.
I'll admit I came on pretty late into the comic's run (around mid-2020 or so), but I've really enjoyed following it over the last few years. You have a real knack for writing that's made this story a treat to read through. It's a story that resonates with a lot of people, LGBT+ or otherwise, and I think that's something really special.
Thank you for everything, Jocelyn. Best of luck with your future projects, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more.
Damoinion 16th Apr 2022, 12:40 AM edit delete reply
Oh wow!
I've been reading this comic off and on since about 6 months after you first posted it.
(The breaks in my following have mainly been due to loss of net access at various times.)
I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire series, (even whilst raging at certain characters) and am going to miss the excitement of seeing a new update.
I have had friends on the LGBTQ spectrum for most of my life and this has become even more important to me since one of my step-children came out as trans a few years ago.
Of course, besides the usual official resources we work with, I also introduced her to Rain and she has also been following along since then .
Thank you so much, Jocelyn, for sharing this story with us and also with the parts of your personal life you have also shared over the years.
thedepressionoftrees 16th Apr 2022, 12:42 AM edit delete reply
I'm feeling a lot of emotions right now. I'm glad that this comic got a happy end, but I'm sad to see it go. Rain helped me when I was in the closet and dealing with queerphobic family. It was a source of happiness and joy in a society that seemed to hate me. I started reading this comic about 2 years ago, and it really helped me. Nowadays I'm living on my own, out and proud with a couple of boyfriends. Thank you so much for this, I hope to be able to read more of your work
Somebody 16th Apr 2022, 1:18 AM edit delete reply
Thank you Jocelyn, for years of reading and enjoyment. Thank you also to the community that has posted here over the years. This comic and the commentary of its community has been hugely valuable in helping me to better understand the experiences of my gender diverse (college age) students. I am very grateful. (I also recommended it to my teenage daughter, who really enjoyed it and asks me to say thank you from her too.)
Indigo 16th Apr 2022, 1:18 AM edit delete reply
Thank you so much! this has been an amazing ride start to finish. I was show this comic right around when I started exploring my gender. Its sasd to see it go, but all good stories must end some time. I am so excited to see your next works. Thank you again for making this amazing story and having such an impact on all our lives!
ImGwendy 16th Apr 2022, 1:32 AM edit delete reply
I’ll just be here sobbing 😭
Heather 16th Apr 2022, 1:45 AM edit delete reply
Thank you for writing this comic, Jocelyn. I don't remember when I first started reading Rain, but it was several years ago and several years before I came out as trans myself. It's been a fun, heartwarming, and occasionally sad ride. I'm going to miss this comic, but I'm looking forward to your next projects as well. I can't wait to see what you have in store.
Elliot 16th Apr 2022, 2:25 AM edit delete reply
I read through all the other comments and teared up a little. You’ve touched so many people’s lives.
I remember the night I started reading Rain, back in 2014. I was having a frightful bout of gender dysphoria, though I didn’t know that was what it was, and I picked up several new comics that evening to try to comfort myself. It worked, and I kept coming back.
In 2014, I was a young teenager trapped in an abusive home. I had no idea I was trans. Over the next several years, as I discovered I was trans, made friends in the local queer community, and made plans to get away from my abusers and live a safe, free, happy life, this comic was always here for me. In my darkest hours, Rain became a window into a sunlit, hopeful future. It felt like proof that the future I dreamed of was possible.
I’m writing this comment eight years later as an out and proud trans man with zero contact with my parents. I’m in my warm, cheerful apartment with my partner and our pets nearby. I have the kind of friends, support, and financial security that teenage me would have scarcely dared to imagine. I’m following every one of my dreams, and this comic kept me going to reach this point.
I love my life. I love the man I’ve become. Thank you for giving me hope all those years ago. Thank you for Rain. I’m going to enthusiastically back all your future projects.
Flurvi 16th Apr 2022, 2:56 AM edit delete reply
Thank you so so much for this beautifully written and meaningful comic Jocelyn!!~ I found Rain just a few months after I began my own transition and I've been in love with it ever since I binged the entire 1000+ strip backlog earlier this year. It's the only comic that captured me so much that I read the entirety of it in 13 hours straight (Yes ik I have no life lol).
But this story following Rain and her gang of coincidentally queer friends is one of the few things that gave me hope and happiness in a period of my life where all my previous friends had abandoned me. For the longest time, I felt so alone and anxious that I might never find people who loved and accepted me as me.
And yet, reading Rain as a fellow teenage trans girl in Highschool, helped me through those times and gave me the confidence and courage to find my own loving friends. In one of the hardest most influential periods in my life... Rain was there for me. This comic will always hold a special place in my heart, and I will never forget it.
Can't wait to binge the next one! <3
Absentia 16th Apr 2022, 3:10 AM edit delete reply
thank you again so much for making this comic Jocelyn. this was an amazing journey, even if i didn't start from the beginning, i still enjoyed the story that happened. i look forward to everything you make next.
ImGwendy 16th Apr 2022, 3:46 AM edit delete reply
Will we be able to read My Impossible Soulmate here as well?
Just_Mel 16th Apr 2022, 4:13 AM edit delete reply
I only found this comic a little over a year ago shortly after I came out.
I wish i had seen this comic earlier, it helped me a lot and might have helped me coming out of the closet years earlier.
I understand that the story cant go on forever, but its still sad to see it end.
I'm looking forward to My Impossible Soulmate and hope it will be as exciting as Rain has been.
On a positive note, while something ends also something new begins: I can finally start HRT today!
Ed 16th Apr 2022, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
Truly, thank you for this comic. I discovered it a couple of years ago, and it means more to me than you know. Thank you.
masterbladero 16th Apr 2022, 6:45 AM edit delete reply
masterbladero
And life carries on.
Abby 16th Apr 2022, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
I’m not sure I’ve ever commented before but I’ve been quietly reading since… oh jeez, 2011? In the time you’ve been writing this comic I graduated high school, graduated college, met and moved in with my partner… Rain has been there through it all. Thank you for this meaningful story and for working so hard and for so long to share it with all of us.
Neonshi 16th Apr 2022, 10:44 AM edit delete reply
Oh I'm crying I'm definitely crying oh my gosh. Thank you so much for this comic it was lovely to read and reread over the years and I know I'll be gladly reread it again in years to come. Congratulations on finishing Rain and I look forward to your next comic!
ElyIndigo 16th Apr 2022, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Oh boy, another sappy comment ahead.

I found Rain when I was fifteen and in that weird space between realizing I was queer and actually coming out. When I did come out, I was bullied and my parents were angry. It's been nearly a decade since then. I'm in my twenties and I moved in with my partner a year ago.

When I fist started college I decided to reread Rain and ended up sending a link to my younger sibling saying the Maria/Rudy dynamic reminded me of us. I got a text back saying "I read the whole thing and everything makes sense now. I'm a girl." I ended up coming out as non-binary to her that night too. It's been a multi-year uphill battle, but my sister is finally starting hormones! I'm so proud of her!

Anyway. Rain made us possible. Thank you.
Nellie 16th Apr 2022, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
This gives me the same feeling as the ending of Azumanga Daioh, which is perhaps one of the best compliments that can be given to an ending.
Diakko 16th Apr 2022, 12:39 PM edit delete reply
I WASN'T READY FOR THE FINAL CHAPTER END BOX THAT HIT ME LIKE A TRUCK WHEN I THOUGHT I'D BE ABLE TO JUST CASUALLY FLICK TO THE NEXT PAGE
Xalofar 16th Apr 2022, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for all this story!
bgb16999 16th Apr 2022, 1:10 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
I first caught up with Rain in 2016. At the time, I was an egg. I thought it was strange that I liked this comic so much despite supposedly being a cis man. I've now been on E for three years, and presenting full-time since last summer.

This comic has given me plenty of laughter, tears of sadness and tears of joy. I look forward to My Impossible Soulmate, but it may take years before I am as attached to those characters as I am to the cast of Rain.
meerkat 16th Apr 2022, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so, so much for making Rain. I started reading this comic when I was a high school senior (the same age as Rain lol) and I saw myself in the trans characters in a way that I couldn't deny to myself. Three years later, I've transitioned and am happier than I ever thought I could be. I can't quite put in words how important your work is to me, and I'm going to stick around even if Rain is mostly done. 💜
Wren 16th Apr 2022, 3:46 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, Jocelyn! I just discovered this comic this year, and I fell in love with it. I wish you the best of luck on your future works and with life in general, and just...thank you for sticking with these sweet characters for so long :-)
Robin 16th Apr 2022, 3:57 PM edit delete reply
Congratulations on finishing this story. I’ve been reading for years and years and it’s been one of my absolute favorites. I hope you put out a physical collection at some point!
QueerPotato 16th Apr 2022, 4:08 PM edit delete reply
Thank you! You have no idea how much this comic means to me. I found your comic during the start of covid and have read it ever since, it helped me cope as I began questioning my gender and continue to do so.

I know that this comment will probably get lost in the thousands of others, but I just want you to know that: I’ll - I’ll forever miss Rain and the world you’ve created.


Thank you so much Jocelyn

ps, I’m not crying, I’m not crying, it’s just raining
Evee Nyx 16th Apr 2022, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
I've literally had this site as my homepage since 2016 and have been along for the ride at every turn since. Despite knowing this was coming for quite some time, it still hits strange. I know i'm far from the only sentimental post here, but I might as well get it out anyway.

Reading this comic in 2016 is what finally pushed me over the edge to finally come out to my extended family and work, and i've been living full-time ever since. Given i've had this as my homepage for so long, it's been a great ride watching all these characters grow and interact over the years. It really still hasn't sunk in yet that its actually over, but i'm glad to see how it all wrapped up.

The timeskip felt really weird at first, because that put these characters at slightly older than I was when I started reading the series. It definitely hit weird seeing these characters i've known as perpetual high-schoolers suddenly a much more relatable age. That said, I really like that we got to see a bit of an epilogue to how these characters' lives ended up. Thank you for all the stories these many years, and heres to new ones in the future!
Sophia Clay 16th Apr 2022, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Way to go, hate to see it end, can't wait to buy those last 2 Volumes.

This comic has been like a good and positive friend from the start.
Zibiah 16th Apr 2022, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
Wow... I can't beleive it's over...

I found this comic very early on into my transition, just at the start of 2020, and I remember it hitting me harder than almost any other piece of media had before. I was deeply in denial, and generally unaware of trans people all through highschool myself, so seeing this trans girl who got to just... be a girl, was very powerful, and meant a lot to me.

I binged the first 600 pages in one night, and have checked this site every day since. Its strange to think that this is the end of it.

Well done, and congratulations on the many years of hard work that went into bringing this story into the world! A lot of comics don't ever get proper endings.

Though I'm sad it's ending, I am very grateful that it got made.
Alice 17th Apr 2022, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Mild Lee Interested 17th Apr 2022, 2:20 AM edit delete reply
Thankyou so much!
I've been reading since (I think) 2016.
It's hard to grasp there won't be new episodes every week.
My daughter came out as trans to us about 6 months ago and I credit you and reading Rain all these years that l have known how to support her.
Thankyou again for writing Rain.
WindandRain 17th Apr 2022, 4:19 AM edit delete reply
I can't put into words what Rain means to me. I just can't.... Jocelyn, thank you. Thank you so much. I found Rain at a time where I really needed it, and I still find that comfort to this day! You can really tell you put your heart into this comic. While the comic may be over, we have gained so much for it, and this community will continue to thrive and grow around you Jocelyn. Love you all!

Sage
SometimesIReadComics 17th Apr 2022, 4:52 AM edit delete reply
A saccharine ending, but it's not like I wasn't prepared for that since Rain and Emily confirmed that they were joining the mom club. Looking forward to reading more of the creator's work.
ThisOne 19th Apr 2022, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
What kind of ending were you hoping for, exactly?
TheAthenaCabin 17th Apr 2022, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
I've been reading Rain since 2019, right around the time that I realized that I was trans, and i binged the whole comic up to the point in a few hours pretty much, and I've been keeping up with it pretty consistently ever since, and I just want to say thank you so much for this amazing webcomic that you've made.
I didn't quite realize it was the final page at first, but then it hit me and I just started crying. Thank you so much for this story <3
Lily 17th Apr 2022, 12:41 PM edit delete reply
Omg its over. This comic has been amazing even though I’ve only been following for the past year or so. Good luck on your future endeavors.
a off and on reader who.. 17th Apr 2022, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
...had read this webcomic years ago-- it was either 2012 or 2013, and I remembered that year as the year I started to explore my own self! I kinda stopped halfway due to life situations, interests moving on, and things that happened. But once in a while, I've check in whenever I remembered your webcomic :')

I want to say that your webcomic was one of the first LGBT+ webcomics I actually came across when I was still young, exploring my sexuality and gender identity during my last high school years. It... had inspired me to make stories featuring LGBT+ characters, and to this day, I am still creating, writing, and designing them nowadays! If it wasn't for your webcomic, I doubt my younger self would ever be brave to make LGBT stuff and post it online ^^;;

As for the last page-- heck the entire final chapter? I am amazed at how far Rain and her friends had gone and grown! ...Especially, Rain? She really went from a shy girl who was about to enter a school to a very fun, confident, and chatty (nerdy, even!) woman that runs her own channel and an actual family she had always wanted since she was a child! It is silly to feel... so old along with her story ended, especially when I am now a nonbinary lesbian and Rain is now an amazing woman! Once again, thank you for creating such a wonderful webcomic even with its dramas, its comedy, and just the daily life of a trans woman who wants to be, simply, herself.

Once again, thank you for this amazing story, Jocelyn!
Emma 17th Apr 2022, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
Wow. Thank you so much for everything you do and have done! I found your webcomic about 2 years ago and it truly helped me understand the lgbt community as well as understanding my gender and sexuality. It seems unreal that the comic is over now, I’m glad that I got to watch Rain and everyone else’s journey but I’m sad to leave them and I feel oddly uncertain what to do, even in the real world.

I know this comment may be lost in the hundreds of others but I was wondering if you could answer a question for me, and for anyone else out there questioning (especially if they’re trans): what’s your advice? How do I know for sure?

Once again, thank you so much for the universe you’ve created and the joy I’ve gained from your art! I’ll always miss Rain
CarelessCuriosity 17th Apr 2022, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
I'm gonna miss this comic. I'm not trans but Rain was such a formative part of my childhood. I found the comic back in 2015 when I was in middle school and just starting to really figure out myself and my own queerness. I honestly think I can attribute the ease with which I accepted myself in spite of the complete and utter lack of any queer people in my life to this comic. It was one of the first things (if not THE first) that really let me know that being something other than cis/straight was an option. I don't normally comment on webcomics but Rain really has meant a whole lot to me over the years and I'm sure I'm not just speaking for myself when I say that Rain set me on the path of me being who I am today. Thank you for making this comic, you've most definitely changed the world for the better with it and I can't wait to see what you make next.
Idaam Abdulla Saaid 17th Apr 2022, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much Jocelyn
SeriousBismuth 17th Apr 2022, 6:46 PM edit delete reply
SeriousBismuth
Hiya! So, I don’t think I’ve ever commented here before, but I think now that the story has ended, I probably should. I discovered Rain back in 2014 in my freshman year of high school after I discovered and binged through Venus Envy. I had no idea why I loved the premise so much at the time, or maybe I did and didn't want to acknowledge it. Desperate for more trans girl content to read after that endless cliffhanger, I googled "transgender webcomic" and eventually came across Rain.

I was still pretty new to understanding what those strange feelings meant. I had no idea why I felt so envious of all the girls around me, or why those thoughts made my chest hurt so much and made me tear up at inopportune times. I didn’t know why I had been having these feelings for as long as I could remember. I wasn’t out to anybody, and I was still in a state of denial about it. I thought maybe I was just some kind of weird pervert or something, because why else would I be so jealous of their bodies?

Venus Envy was like a guilty pleasure of mine, where the fact that I was reading it was something I kept under heavy wraps. Then I discovered this lovely story, and it was what finally broke through that wall of denial and made me realize that what I wanted was innocent and not at all weird. Some of the conversations in the story finally put my feelings into words, because I could never even begin to know how to talk about it before. It gave me the courage to come out to my best friend in the world in junior year, even though my voice was shaking like a leaf and I was probably crying a bit. It gave me the courage to ask that she call me Charlotte, instead of Jackson.

Thankfully, she was (and is to this day) incredibly supportive! When I felt like an ugly gorilla, she told me that she thought I looked cute. When I was uber self-conscious about shopping for clothes that I felt more comfortable in, she simply took my measurements, asked me to reimburse her afterwards and went into the store on her own, coming back out with my first ever skirt. When I was totally terrified that she might think I was a creep for wanting breasts of my own, she was so calm and understanding and bought me silicone forms that are often used in cosplay and a bra for my birthday a week or two later (I legit cried when I first wore them, if I remember correctly). She treats me just like any other girl, even if maybe I don’t look quite the same as all the other cis girls. I consider myself extremely lucky to have her as my friend, and I honestly don't think I would be nearly as close with her if I hadn't had the courage to tell her about the real me.

Without Rain and Venus Envy, I shudder to think about how much longer it would have taken me to understand feelings I was having, if ever. It has meant a lot to me to be able to relate to a character in a piece of media, to see myself represented and feel her feelings. It sounds cliché, but I don't think I would be quite the same the person I am today without having discovered these webcomics. So, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for giving me the courage to be myself. Thank you for helping me turn a friend into my best friend. Thank you so much for creating this story and keeping up with it for more than a decade. It's been a real joy to read and grow up with.
Stephanie 17th Apr 2022, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
I've never commented before, though with how the comic is ending I figured this would be the best time to post my feelings. I discovered Rain about a year ago, when I first came out and since then I've been absolutely in love with it! I'd check back every update to read as soon as the new page came out, I recommend it to my friends whenever I got the chance, I even bought to books so that I could support the series! Honestly Rain has not only been a big influence in my life, but it's probably become one of the biggest inspirations for me to keep going. So I guess in the end I just wanted to say thank you for making this comic! And as sad as I am to see it end, I'm excited to see what you plan to do next!
Lemon 17th Apr 2022, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
Its great to see the end of the webomic after some odd 6 years following it. Bravo! Thanks for helping me accept the lgbt community all those years ago.
Elyssa 17th Apr 2022, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
What an emotional train ride this comic has been. I may have only discovered this comic yesterday, but it has still been one of the most illuminating stories I have read so far this year(I'm counting this as my 23rd book this year). There are parts of who I am that I am still largely in the dark about, but the characters in this story have helped shed some light and helped me to start accepting who I might really be. I'm calling my primary care provider tomorrow so that I can start going to therapy, and if the cards get dealt thusly, maybe I'll even start undergoing hrt. You have a real talent here and I thank you

Also, I'm really glad Chase got sent to prison. I was so worried he would try to hurt emily or the baby, or even liriel
Alice 18th Apr 2022, 1:35 AM edit delete reply
Unfortunately, I am of the kind that has “just found your webcomic yesterday”. I am going through my final year in high school. I am also pretty sure I am a trans girl. Of course I have doubts, but so does everyone, right. To see a piece of media so close to my own experience is frighteningly cutting for me. I’ve spent the last 18 hours reading your comic from front to back. I can’t say I’ve been apart of this journey, but I just wanted to say thank you. You’ve created something that will last for future generations of trans people to come. I wish you the best luck going forward in your future endeavors.

-Alice
Claire (she/her) 18th Apr 2022, 1:38 AM edit delete reply
I first found Rain sometime pretty early in my transition. Immediately was a fan, binged it from the start, and followed it pretty consistently for a couple years.

Then, depression reared its ugly head again, and my life started to fall apart. My toxic trait is that when I get depressed and overwhelmed, I withdraw from the world and never reach out to anyone. The pandemic began not long after. Things got very dark and very lonely and I basically stopped taking care of myself. Missed HRT doses. Missed meals. Not showering for ages. At one point in a moment of self-hate I chopped my hair off. (Not a reference, I swear. Just plain ol' self-harm.)

A couple months ago, I found a lump in my left breast. It turned out not to be cancer, but it did get me talking to my doctor who I hadn't seen in several years. She said it was probably due to my inconsistent HRT and weight loss (I was already skinny and had lost like 15 lbs, mostly from the fats that HRT had previously redistributed), and basically ended up dragging it out of me that I was just generally miserable and without much hope.

I'm working with a great therapist now too, and the last couple months have felt... better. Still stressful and lonely, but I've been taking my HRT consistently again, eating 3 square meals, and going for walks every day. Most recently, I've been trying to reconnect with the LGBTQ+ community, and just happened to hear that the last page of Rain was posted. That the comic was over now.

For years I'd forgotten about it, but now... now I could find out how the whole story plays out from start to finish. I always remembered how it always felt like it emanated a positive force, even when the plot got super heavy. It was just what I needed. I read it, and cried so much.

This brings us to today. I cried on my walk this morning just thinking about it, came home, and read it again from the point I'd left off years ago. Once again, so poignant and raw, and of course I did lots of crying again. Then I read all the comments, all the people talking about the various ways this comic has touched their lives and made the world a better and brighter place, and I'm just a weepy mess. Hell, I'm bawling my eyes out just typing this.

It's good crying though. It's crying with gratitude for your phenomenal storytelling, Jocelyn, and how important it's been to me. It's crying with joy seeing all the people you helped become who they are inside, myself included. It's crying at just how much I feel inspired, both by you and every commenter here, to try to make a difference too. I don't know how yet, but hey, I'm still putting my life back together. I don't have to have everything planned out right this minute. One of the strongest messages of this comic has been to be true to who you are, and I'm trying to use that as a guiding compass in this process.

I'm... not really sure how to wrap this up. It's a lot longer than I originally meant it to be, but the words just started flowing almost as much as the tears. Thank you for creating this. The world needs more people like you.
TheMegaButler 18th Apr 2022, 2:00 AM edit delete reply
I found this comic back in 2014. It was honestly my first understanding of the trans community and how people can be built in so many different ways. and 2 years ago, I figured out that I was Bigender and am presently on my way to start transitioning. This comic is important to me. Thankyou so much for everything.
Nikki 18th Apr 2022, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
So after seeing a post talk about “Rain” having finished, on Reddit, I decided to have a look into it as i normally like to wait for stuff to be finished before reading them. (I hate when i like something then it just stops or is cancelled without a proper ending)

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So queue the last day and a half where i read all 1,400+ pages, i finally finished it at 1am last night (UK - GMT) and I couldn’t then get to sleep properly.

“Rain” hit me hard and i laid there having a Mental / Emotionally breakdown, i had a small cry. (I normally really struggle to cry, so this was rare for me).

The story is lovely and a beautiful and powerful journey, and it even has its happy ending.

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However i felt some of the most depressed i have felt in years, i just kept thinking about the pure awfulness of the world around us and how hard everyone makes it just for people to live as themselves.

But on-top of this i just felt sad how this story pretty much happens every day, but I’m here sat in a relatively comfy life and I’m genuinely jealous of these fictional characters.

I’ve just read how these people have there goals in life and went through hell to try to achieve them, but i’m here and I can’t even set a goal for today, let alone the next 1, 5 years.

—————

I don’t even really know where I’m going with this, I’m still laid in bed, slightly crying as i type all this.

Why did this effect me so much?

I just feel so worthless, i don’t know why I’m even here, I’m don’t do anything, I’m just an emotional burden on everyone around me, I’m emotionally selfish and it just hurts everyone else.

I jealous of some comic characters, i want that life, i want that passion, i want that drive, i just, i just.. I don’t even truly know.

—————

After a few minutes of calming down…

Sorry for all my rambling, i just needed to write this down, put down the emotions so to speak.

I think I’m going to go sombre for a bit, thanks for listening to my emotional ramblings.
Jo 18th Apr 2022, 6:29 AM edit delete reply
Thank you for writing this story. I’ve read it in about 2 days stuck at home due to illness and it’s really helped. I loved how you had the kids end up in a good place overall with a lot of promise, Rudy being a teacher was an great choice. I’m surprised how many times I teared up because of the story (hormones could be helping that). Part of me wishes I had the courage to be myself at that young age but I’m going to do my best to make up for lost time.
I wish you the best in the future and I’m very likely to read other works of yours.
Gabi 18th Apr 2022, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
Wow, you've made it all the way to the end! Congratulations!

And I love the way it ended. I think this has been a great comic, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else you can create. ^_^
Rigomi 18th Apr 2022, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
I don't really know what to say here that hasn't already been said by everyone else here at some point. I found this story So many years ago, when i was searching for representation, way before i had come out to anyone. This was one of the few comics at the time that had a trans main character dealing with being trans and it made me feel less alone. I'm truly sad to see it go but am incredibly happy for the story to have an ending, because of how many trans comics ive read over the years that ended before their story finished.I've grown up with these characters and im going to miss them so much.

From the bottom of my heart, Thank you so much for what you've accomplished and I hope you continue to be so amazing for the rest of your life. Don't let anyone tell you this wasn't an incredible achievement.
Fourth Nate 18th Apr 2022, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
Thank you. Rain is such a beautiful story.
Best wishes in your future projects <3
Doomblob 18th Apr 2022, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
A beautiful end to a touching story. Thank you for everything.
b 18th Apr 2022, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
12 year old men dreaded the moment this comic would end but you did it so beautifully that i cant even be upset
hannah 18th Apr 2022, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
You have no idea how much this means. I think I'm going to cry. I never cry, damn you for doing this to me 😭
Syter6 18th Apr 2022, 2:09 PM edit delete reply
Syter6
Hi Jocelyn,

I just really wanted to thank you for this amazing comic.
Rain has really helped me a lot, in regards of understanding LGBT, and it's concepts.
It also provided me with something to look forward in a dark period of mine.
You really made life better. so thanks! :).

I will continue to follow your comics, and i hope they will be as amazing as this one has been!

Have a nice break, and thank you again!
-Syter
kay 18th Apr 2022, 3:03 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, just thank you so much for this beautiful story.
Kytsuine 18th Apr 2022, 3:31 PM edit delete reply
Thank you, Jocelyn, for sharing what may well be my favorite story I've ever experienced. It's been a heck of a journey, and I can't wait to see where you go next. You've inspired me and countless more people to think about who we are, and I'm happy with the person I've found.

From your art and that of two other artists who used similar names,
For the soft memories of droplets on tent flaps, inviting me down to sleep,
For the wet, miserable days that lead relentless to the renewal of the earth,
Towards a vision of a myself that belongs more wholly in the world, I am

Rainwater M.
bgb16999 18th Apr 2022, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
bgb16999
Today I did my dissertation defense for my PHD. And then, because it's Monday, I habitually opened Rain repeatedly to see if today's page was up yet.

But it's over. Rain isn't a student anymore, and I won't be one either pretty soon.
Mild Lee Interested 19th Apr 2022, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations on your dissertation.
And yeah, it's sad. I did the same thing and boggled for a secongd that here's no update.
Syter6 19th Apr 2022, 9:46 AM edit delete reply
Me too, this is gonna take some getting used too XD
A.Farron 19th Apr 2022, 1:21 AM edit delete reply
A.Farron
I am beyond happy to have seen Rains journey before it's conclusion. I've been following her story for less time than most here but am no less encouraged and inspired by it. My life is truly better having read Rain. Both her story and your own brought me closer to my ideal self and I could never thank you enough for it. I am greatly looking forward to seeing more of your art and reading more of your words. Congratulations on reaching such an incredible and long-running milestone!
izzi 19th Apr 2022, 7:34 AM edit delete reply
dear jocelyn,
i don't think i've left a comment before, but i've been reading almost every day since 2014. as the only queer student in a selective grammar school, i was severely bullied, and Rain was my only refuge through all those years. i don't think it's an exaggeration to say your art really did save my life, and i couldn't be more grateful for this little comic. it's sad to see it end, but i don't think you could have wrapped it up any better. needless to say, this page made me sob like a baby. i can't thank you enough.
Ruby 19th Apr 2022, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
So I only discovered Rain a few days ago, and have literally binged my way through the entire series in that time (even pulled an all nighter as I couldn't put it down during the tense middle chapters!)

As a trans girl who came out in my late 20s there were a lot of themes that resonated with me for different reasons - shared experiences, missed opportunities from not transitioning sooner, etc., and I really felt all the highs and lows as Rain and the cast were going through them.

The letter from Lorcan on Rain's 18th especially made me bawl my eyes out!

Getting to the end is really bittersweet, as I love that everyone got their happy endings, but I wish I could read about Rain and Co forever! Everything has to end sometime though and I'd hate for the series to outlive its potential like many franchises do, so I'll just have to settle for the occasional extra Rain comics you teased above, and I'll definitely be checking out your other works as well!

Thank you so much Lynn for giving us a beautiful story, we'll written and relatable characters, and just an all-round fantastic comic. Lifelong fan right here! <3
iHateFridays 19th Apr 2022, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
I can't believe it's finally over... I'll miss this, thanks for making it!
LiryV22 19th Apr 2022, 10:40 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
From our collective hearts, thank you.
Thank you for creating a wonderful story that touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of people. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

I've read "Rain" since the beginning, and slowly watching the story grow as you did was truly magical. Thank you for cracking my egg some 10 years ago, and thank you for this touching story that has helped me through so many tough times. You are a true gem.

Thank you.
Jenn 19th Apr 2022, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
Is there something I can sign up to to get notified when Volumes 6 and 7 are ready to fund or buy? I really wanna make sure I don't miss them, but I don't really do Facebook or Twitter anymore.

Also, did you ever plan on putting out books in color print? I would be more than happy to pay extra for that if you were willing. Heck, I'd repurchase Volumes 1–5 if you republished them in color! :)
Kriellya 19th Apr 2022, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
Been crying plenty, though I'm sure I'll find cause too again. Probably also go and immediately re-read it, just to make up for not reading it sooner.

I only just started reading right here at the end, just before the last chapter. And I kind of regret that, because I've been aware of Rain for as long as I've been reading webcomics. Looking at dates, I'd swear I was aware of the *original* version, but I don't even know if you published it.

I just know I didn't read it when I first came across it. Pointedly and intentionally didn't read it. It "wasn't what I was looking for". I wasn't looking for a slice-of-life story about the life of a trans woman, I was looking for magical transformations without all the fuss of reality. So I didn't read it. Pointedly didn't read it, no matter how many times I came across it in recommendations and searches. I spent a lot of time on deviantart skimming past Rain because it "wasn't what I was looking for", skipping over it in "if you like this, try this" lists, etc. etc.

Turned out it was what I was looking for. Or more accurately, it was what I needed to find. Slice-of-life fiction that combined the magical transformations I'd been "looking for" with the real trans feels I'd been satiating finally cracked my egg. And then I finally read Rain, a few days after I started hormones. Which was... a lot of feels. So many feels. Probably the most validating couple days of my life, which I really appreciated right when I'd started that loooong process. But dear lords the regret of having not read this sooner... Like I said. So many feels. I have never related more strongly with a character than with Rain. A shy nerd who loves anime and video games and wants nothing more than to be *herself*. She's helped me in ways I didn't realize I needed. Given release to things I didn't know I was holding onto. Given me hope about things that I've been really worried about. And shown me how happy she is. How happy I am now that I've decided to be who I am.

So, thank you Jocelyn. Thank you for being yourself, and for showing the rest of us that we can be ourselves too.
wolfpurplemoon 19th Apr 2022, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
What a beautiful ending, I've been following the comic for about 5 years now after catching up with the backlog at the time and it has been a great journey, thank you for everything and I look forward to any future projects!
lexi 19th Apr 2022, 10:05 PM edit delete reply
I just learned Rain existed yesterday afternoon and now here I am on the final page. Thank you so much for putting this out into the world.
Rook 19th Apr 2022, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
This was a wonderful comic. It was a pleasure and an honor to read it. Thank you for writing this.
AndreaWiggin 20th Apr 2022, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
This was a lovely story. I heard about it by an acquaintance bemoaning its completion, so I knew there was an end. I’m really glad you were able to end this on your terms. While it’s sad that the story is over, there are so many stories (webcomics especially) that for so many reasons just stop and never get to finish. So it’s a bittersweet moment to reach the final page, but I am very glad you were able to complete it and I was able to read it. Thank you.
Kirby703 20th Apr 2022, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
I found this comic around 4 years ago, read through it in a long day, and was touched. Since then, I've checked in frequently for updates and mostly lurked. Rain is well-made, uplifting, and now has a happy ending. Thank you for creating it! I really look forward to what you do next.
A Sapphic Game Dev 20th Apr 2022, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
I found Rain during the pandemic and it was crazy to see a story like mine represented. I came out at the end of middle school and transitioned through high school. I was already 9 years into my transition when I started reading Rain last year, but it brought back so many feelings for me and helped me realized that I was feeling a lot of bottom dysphoria that was holding me back. It gave me the kick in the pants I needed to pursue bottom surgery and now I’m 6 weeks post op and already much happier with my body than I thought was possible!

Thank you so much for putting this out, I can’t say how much it means to me to see a story like my own out there!
Tepro 20th Apr 2022, 10:52 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for making such an amazing webcomic! I discovered this around the end of the graduation chapter, and quickly fell in love with it! It also helped me realize I might identify as trans myself! Thank you again, and I look forward to see what you make in the future!
Teresa 21st Apr 2022, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
I remember finding Rain early on in my transition, and just feeling so validated with the story. I remember checking obsessively early on but my ADHD makes me forget things. i would check in every once in a while when I remembered. Then I saw that you had come out and I was like "WHOO HOO!! Live your life Jocely! Im hoping for the best for you!" I may have even commented on some of the early pages on Deviantart (TabbyCat42).

I do find that now that Rain is complete that is a bittersweet moment. Your story has helped me at times when Ive been low.

I am going to miss these characters an awful lot. They are the friends I wish I had more of when I was that age.

Ive laughed, Ive cried, Ive re read the whole comic again too.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for this absolutely amazing story!
Lou 24th Apr 2022, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Someone dropped the link to the first page on Reddit a few days ago and I have been reading every chance I got since.
I just finished and I’m nearly crying (haven’t managed to so for about 15 years… yaaaay… x_x)

Thank you so much for this story! It resonated a lot with me, especially Lorcan’s letter and your notes under it <3
I really want to call a doctor to get on HRT ASAP now, too bad it’s Sunday; I hope I’ll be as motivated tomorrow and actually do it =^_^=
(To be clear, I already wanted to medically transition but my anxiety holds me back a lot :-/)

I’m looking forward to My Impossible Soulmate now :3
Lily 25th Apr 2022, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
I’ve never commented before, but I’ve been reading Rain for a long time, before I even realized I was trans. This comic has always been something I could turn to, something that genuinely made me feel like everything could work out ok. You helped me through a lot of struggles and I would just like to thank you for putting love out into the world for little eggs like 2018 me, and making the world a little bit better <3
Lirei 7th May 2022, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
[Insert non-boring open here] I started reading this comic 4-5 weeks ago, shortly after learning it had ended, and finally finished reading Rain this morning. I knew I wanted to say something when I did and I've been trying to figure out what to actually say all day, well more like all of yesteday 'cuz it's 00:30 so I guess just, uh, here goes(!?):
I'm happy the author was able to tell this story and that it had a positive impact on so many people, including me ^_^ . It gives me hope that someday I may be able to tell the stories that have been scratching my mind (in a good way) and that they might resonate with someone and maybe even be important to more than just myself, not that there's anything wrong with that, I just would like if more people could enjoy them y'know? Something like that, I guess that's what I wanted to say, hee hee.
Other than that, I'm excited to see what Jocelyn will bring to the world next times, especially since Rain was done so well. Best wishes to whoever reads this and [insert charismatic sendoff here]
NewEnby 14th May 2022, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
I binged this series in one night.

Pretty sure you cracked my egg, so thanks for that :3

Thanks again,
Femby
Arjay 17th May 2022, 6:50 PM edit delete reply
Hi.

I’ve never posted in the comments before, though I’ve been following Rain for a decade, but I wanted to take a moment to thank you, Jocelyn, for having brought us into Rain’s world, for having put so much of yourself into telling her story, and for making me shed more tears than I’d’ve thought possible.

Perhaps like many others in the comments and fanbase, I am transgender as well, though I knew quite early (the late 70s!) my attempts to transition in my early adulthood were abortive and fruitless. It gave me heart to be able to see what an early transition might’ve been like.

I thank you.

-Arjay
Tylden 19th May 2022, 1:20 PM edit delete reply
Wow... it's only been weeks since I started reading Rain (and all of your blurbs and comments!) but it's been one heck of a ride! Many laughs, some tears and at least a couple of involuntary groans. At a time in my life where I feel like I am just wasting all of my time, not a single moment reading Rain has been a waste. I just wish we could continue to follow the gang for a little while longer. :']

Lately (at 25 years old) I have begun to question pretty much everything about myself... to a rather frustrating lack of answers. Experiencing some of Rain's journey through your comic and seeing what you have discussed regarding your own has been a true privilege and is of immense value to me (and clearly many others). I greatly appreciate the beauty you bring to this world and wish you the absolute best.

Thankyou.
Northern Gal 12th Jun 2022, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Found this series recently and once I started I couldn’t put it down. Thank you for the amazing series full of twists and emotions and a beautiful final chapter. I’m so glad to see everyone’s happy ending.
Opal 14th Jun 2022, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
This will all hit me later, but I found Rain a few years ago. I came back and binged regularly on my journey of self-discovery, usually on bad days when I needed something queer positive.

I want to thank you for having such a big impact on my life, being the sun I needed on, heh, rainy days. I look forward to your future works.

Thank you.
Wes 21st Jun 2022, 9:45 AM edit delete reply
I read this whole comic in like 3 days and Ky really spoke to me as a character. I think I’m gender fluid or at least somewhere on the non-binary spectrum. I don’t really have a “boy mode” and “girl mode” like Ky does, mostly I’m just in confused mode lol. I’ll figure it out. Ky did kind of give me courage to start binding again and I think that’s helped me a lot.
Kubohaus 26th Jun 2022, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Amazing work, Jocelyn! Every chapter of this comic was really enjoyable. Reading it made my days lighter and happier and I really needed that during the pandemic. It also helped me to understand and appreciate better the people near and dear to me who are in the LGBTQ+ community.

Thank you for giving us Rain, Jocelyn. <3
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