Comic 1497 - And once more!

19th Apr 2022, 9:42 AM in Post Rain
And once more!
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)
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Jocelyn 19th Apr 2022, 9:42 AM edit delete
Sort of thank you because I just hit 2,300 followers on Twitter. A lot of new folks have shown up in just the last couple days and I'm really flattered.

But also thank you again, as I'm still getting a ton of warm, wonderful comments every day since the last page.

Just all around thank you. 💜

And uh... just imagine Lydia said something weird. XD
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bluesky 19th Apr 2022, 10:36 AM edit delete reply
lydia… what did you do…
Phrown 19th Apr 2022, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
She’s screaming “thank you”at the top of her lungs at people only she can see (us, the readers).
Detective Chiyo 19th Apr 2022, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
"I wanna be a girl when I grow up, too!" which, while has trans vibes, makes absolutely no sense. Hence how shocked her moms are.
DocMesa 19th Apr 2022, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
"That was an awesome story mommies! I can't wait for the 1000 page sequel in 4k high definition!"
j-eagle12212012 19th Apr 2022, 10:51 AM edit delete reply

Thank You

You created something amazing and wonderful that has helped LGBTQ people all over the world

And you're a wonderful artist and author
I look forward to seeing what you create next

You deserve all the praise and love

Sincerely your Rainbeau Jamie Tiffany K
Ashley 19th Apr 2022, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Are you going to update the character page
bgb16999 19th Apr 2022, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
Oh hi! A new page! I have more justification for coming back here every day!
Nin 19th Apr 2022, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much for this comic, it's the first piece of media I've read with a trans protagonist and it meant a lot to me. Kai is the best, and I want to be like them. Their pink hair was the coolest thing to me when I saw it haha.
Elaine M 19th Apr 2022, 1:44 PM edit delete reply
I'm going to be so sad that Rain won't show up in my comic RSS any more :<

But I'm so happy it happened <3
anastacia 19th Apr 2022, 2:50 PM edit delete reply
This series has helped me through so much—Jocelyn, I honestly can't thank you enough for all you've contributed to the community of us worldwide. I know I can speak for everybody when I say that you are an amazing person and I appreciate you so much, thank you.
Anon 19th Apr 2022, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
Ya done good
Blackwing 19th Apr 2022, 3:22 PM edit delete reply
This webcomic was pure beauty.
Lex 19th Apr 2022, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
Allison (not that one) 19th Apr 2022, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
I also want to thank you for this comic. It has done so much for my spirits.

When I look at other media about trans, they're always talking about murders of trans people (mostly trans women of color, esp. African-American) or yet more hate legislation or some big shot being loudly transphobic and getting lots of support (I can't imagine what it's like to be trans in the UK now, let alone Russia or Poland.)

But I come here and I see trans, and gay, and any other corner (or middle) of LGBT, and their cis-het friends just being themselves and getting along and accepting and supporting one another -- and it being just a normal life (well, as normal as anyone ever is in a comic!)

Fortunately (for me), none of the horrible stuff I read about is happening in my off-line life. I don't go to any trouble to hide the fact that I'm trans, and I know that most of the people I interact with know I'm trans (I mean, they saw the progression), but I seem to be accepted as much as anyone. I have not had one incident of transphobia in 5 years. (Hopefully that won't jinx me.)

What is hard in my off-line life is that people sort of ignore it. I rarely interact with anyone who is trans, let alone "lesbish" and demisexual. Being trans is a big part of who I am, along with all the other ways I differ from my cis-het neighbors due to what I've gone through in life, and it's like I'm being me in a vacuum, like I'm invisible. The only exception is in some of the events put on by our local pride center.

So what this comic has given me is a kind of validation that I'm not some kind of freak, or the only one of my kind (like the last passenger pigeon.) Some of the scenes are so touching it makes me want to cry. For instance, I will always remember the scene where Rain is crying on the school steps and Rudy says, "you're such a girl!" (And I used that idea -- I was with a trans guy high schooler and his friends, and at one point I felt moved to say in a fake annoyed tone, "oh, you're such a guy!" I hope it made him feel good.)
Eule 19th Apr 2022, 7:26 PM edit delete reply
No Lydia, Thank you to your mama and mommy! XD

But no seriously, thank you so much for this comic. Ya did good! ^.^
Nienna 19th Apr 2022, 8:38 PM edit delete reply
I just found out I don't have to make a whole account for this xD

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I only just found out about the comic a few days ago but I liked, no I LOVED it so much that I read all of it and just finished earlier today! The last chapter had me crying throughout it so much and I'm a little disappointed it's over but I experienced so many emotions reading this, some I didn't even know I had still. I just want to say thank you so much for creating it and seeing it through to the end! I'm so so so very grateful!
A-Trans-Autumn 19th Apr 2022, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
No, Thank you!
Moonglide 20th Apr 2022, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
i find it hilarious that the character page has four main characters in 'classmates' and four in 'other'.
Absentia 20th Apr 2022, 2:29 AM edit delete reply
if anyone deserves followers, it's you.
DaFlipp 20th Apr 2022, 8:55 AM edit delete reply
So, someone posted about this comic on a forum I follow, and I wound up bingeing the whole thing during the pause before this chapter started. I just wanted to say: I'm glad I got to find it! Congratulations on a successful webcomic!
Jayfur365 20th Apr 2022, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
Things that Lydia could have said:
Actual: Thank you!!
Twist: I'm a boy!!
DOUBLE twist: Mommy (Emily), you're a boy!! You've been trans this whole time!!
Random thing: I'm going to marry Tiffany!!
NoCleverName 20th Apr 2022, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
I just spent $10,000 in Roblox!
Jayfur365 22nd Apr 2022, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
Cool!! On what?
NoCleverName 22nd Apr 2022, 1:38 PM edit delete reply
I meant, that's what Lydia just said, and why her parents had a horrified face.

Jayfur365 25th Apr 2022, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
XD ohhh, cool! Yeah, that's a possibility!!
JustRaining 13th Aug 2022, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
At first I thought your first comment is like really random, but now it really makes sense and I had to laugh ^^
ex-ryan 23rd Apr 2022, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
I haven't been following the webcomic for as long as everyone else, but over the past few years it really struck a chord. Thank you so much for creating it.
iHateFridays 25th Apr 2022, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
And thank you too XD
Mephane 27th Apr 2022, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
So I just found this comic a couple of days ago through a reddit post and have just finished devouring it. What an emotional rollercoaster, and well worth it. And I arrived basically just in time to be able to read it in its entirety without having to endure any of the various hiatuses that apparently happened.

On the other hand, something like this might have helped my former egg-self get her shit together way earlier had I been reading this from the start. But I prefer not to dwell on that, so here's to all those current and future eggs for whom this comic might be just that one little nudge to help them get started on their path. :)
Nyx 30th Apr 2022, 5:21 AM edit delete reply
I just want to say thank you so much.. I discovered this comic in 2014 (I think?) and It has helped me so much, discovering who I am, navigating my way through the very treacherous environment of highschool, and later on through many rocky friendships. This comic has been my rock and I'm so grateful for everything it's helped me through. To see it end, is momentous, and bittersweet. Thank you, and I wish you luck on any and all future endeavors.

- Nyx
everix 17th Sep 2022, 1:29 PM edit delete reply
I don't think I've left a comment on here before, so I just wanted to say congratulations on finishing Rain! I'm not sure exactly when I started reading but I'd estimate it was about six years ago, and I just finished reading today. I think I originally found it when looking through a list of LGBTQ+ webcomics and I'm so glad it continued on for so long and had a conclusion when some other webcomics I really enjoyed didn't. So now it's on to The Adventures of Puddle, right?
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