Comic 362 - No More Fake Smiles

25th Apr 2013, 7:00 PM in Ch 14: No More Fake Smiles
No More Fake Smiles
Average Rating: 5 (21 votes)
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Jocelyn 25th Apr 2013, 7:00 PM edit delete
Well, here we are. Chapter 14 is done at last, but not without a HUGE development. If the finale to Chapter 13 made you cry of sadness, I can only hope this one will bring tears of joy. Honest to god, I can’t read that second page without holding my breath. Something about it; Rain’s excitement is just so tangible to me.

This is, of course, an extremely major turning point in the story. In my mind, I keep calling this a “season finale”. So join us on May 6th, when Season 2 of Rain begins with Chapter 15. (Until then, do enjoy some Rain Delays all next week. ^_^)

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GigaNerd17 25th Apr 2013, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
Holy crap, that face progression was amazing. Such a sincere display of emotion.
Aimy 25th Apr 2013, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
What? I'm not crying. That would be silly. I just got a little piece of feelings in my eye...
AmbiguousMouse 12th Jan 2016, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
I know this is two and a half years late to say but "I just have a piece of feeling in my eye" might be one of the best things I've ever read.
Lex-Kat 18th Nov 2016, 2:22 AM edit delete reply
Oh shite! *breaths* I was reading your comment, and then looked up to see who was making such a cute comment, and thought your name was Almy, not Aimy.

I almost passed out thinking there was another Almy here. (It's my last name, fyi.)

Loving Jessica! I got a piece of feeling in my eye as well.

This comic is getting rough. This page, following so quickly on the heels of Emily's apology tour. *cries*
j-eagle12212012 25th Apr 2013, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
Wicked Awsome. So happy for Rain.


When will vol2 be available for purchase
Jocelyn 25th Apr 2013, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

Volume 2 will be out... this year. I still need to draw most of Chapter B, so I don't have a solid date planned yet. But definitely this year. Probably sometime between late Summer and early Fall.

(But knowing me, I shouldn't jinx myself either.) XD
Micheal 25th Apr 2013, 9:23 PM edit delete reply

I'm so happy for rain.
Kitsune kun 25th Apr 2013, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Honestly, after I saw this I yelled out "WOOT!! "
This is by far the most tear jerking moment in rains history ^^
In my opinion that is.
Tily 26th Apr 2013, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
I... wow. I think *I* cried a little. I like this development. Thank you again for this comic!
Annie 26th Apr 2013, 3:56 AM edit delete reply
Wow, So Rain's transition begins, or at least will begin soon, interesting that my own transition began officially this week with my first visit to the Gender Identity Clinic!

Coincidence or good omen? You decide!
Jocelyn 26th Apr 2013, 6:59 AM edit delete reply

Congratulations, hon~! I hope all goes well! ^_^
MarianLH 26th Apr 2013, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012 26th Apr 2013, 9:01 PM edit delete reply
Congrats good luck
Julia KaNeko 26th Apr 2013, 8:25 AM edit delete reply
Julia KaNeko
*starts crying waterfall tears* WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!! I... *hic* Am SO glad for Rain!!! *crying and sniffling and snotting about* ...B-but... Now... Whaddabout Rudy? How is he gonna feel?
Vidd187 26th Apr 2013, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
Jessica is just the person Rain needed to meet thank god for little miricles.
Invader.Socks 26th Apr 2013, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
God, I'm crying so much right now... I'm so happy for Rain! She deserves this! I hope she's able to transition smoothly!
Marlee-The-Creator 25th May 2013, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
The emotion on this page is so genuine and real, I really did cry. I can't imagine the happiness she must be feeling. I suppose the closest I can relate was when I finally came out to my family and the were perfectly fine with it.
Ande 7th Oct 2013, 12:45 AM edit delete reply
Its a web comic.. and i'm crying
searrangel 14th Oct 2013, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
I think the 2nd panel on the 2nd page says it all.
_Malevelynt_ 31st Oct 2014, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Lynn 5th Sep 2018, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
I guess you could say that it will be...

... Ruined.
graciethegreat 21st Feb 2015, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
what? crying?
nope. I'm not crying...
Ruth 7th Aug 2016, 5:26 PM edit delete reply
I have to admit I cried the first time I read this one too... I'm reading thru the whole series again, more slowly and carefully this time. And I'm crying again right now too.
The T.C. 14th Aug 2016, 12:49 AM edit delete reply
Fun fact: every time in my life I wanted to cry about something that wasn't absolutely devastating, my eyes are like "Sorry mack, we outta water gotta conserve for the drought stage 5 y'know"

This comic is so touching.
Jess P 13th Oct 2016, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
Love it! Rain is so lucky, wish I'd had a friend like that when I was a teen.
bearboy 15th May 2017, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
Pardona 30th Jul 2017, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
I'm not in the habit of rating individual pages, however this page needed a big fat five - it was really eye-moistening. XD And now to continue my binge. I'm sure I'll expound more on just how much I like Rain once I'm finished, but suffice it for now that I do a lot. ^_^
Guest 11th Feb 2018, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
Guest 7th Mar 2018, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Jess may not hav married into the family, but Rain just added another cool big sis to the roster. :)
Samantha Jane 29th May 2018, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
This... this brought empathic tears to my eyes.
Such a beautiful scene.
For backstory, I’ve never been much of a comic reader, but I’m one appointment in to the process to start my hormones and get electrolysis etc and a friend of mine, who’s questioning, and sees me as some sort of guru on this stuff (probably because I’ve spent the last 10 years informing myself) recommended the comic.
I’ve been loving and empathising with it so much. I’ll probably catch up to the releases in a few weeks/months!
Zany Zami 27th Oct 2021, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
I'm so, so happy for her... I may be crying a little...
Gabibutcher 21st Nov 2021, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
I am starting to think that I enjoy this comic too much for a cishet male, but then again, there is a reason I hate gender stereotypes. So you go girl, I am so happy for you, Rain!
Cassie 12th Jan 2022, 6:16 PM edit delete reply

skrbunny 10th Sep 2022, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
i was already crying on the last frame of the first half... not sure how that affected me so very strongly...

online i help people with diagnosis, how to get started with meds, finding doctors, or for people in 'hostile' countries helping them to set up a care plan...

but i've never really thought about how that feels to the person receiving the help...

also, idk... maybe that i didn't know a single trans person until my 30s and was given no idea how to get started until i was 39 (but was refused treatment)... i can't even imagine what would have been like to have someone help me in high school...
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