Comic 506 - Vast

13th Mar 2014, 6:26 PM in Ch. 20: Just a Quiet Weekend
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)
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Jocelyn 13th Mar 2014, 6:26 PM edit delete
When I first started coming up with Rain (back in 2004 with the old fantasy version), my goal was actually to have the story include every denomination. Every. Single. One.

I also thought there were a lot less back then (like, I literally thought LGBT was all there was). As I've gone, I've learned how there are so many - so VERY many - different sexual and romantic orientations and gender identities out there. I am STILL learning new things to this day. And it's helping me learn not just about the diverse people in this world, but also quite a bit about myself too. (I don't remember if I ever mentioned it here, but I'm still working out my own sexual orientation.)

It's fascinating and wonderful to see all this diversity, and yet also extremely overwhelming. And it's really put into perspective just how lofty my initial goal was. I'm starting to believe that including everything might be kinda tricky (especially given that I have barely begun to scratch the surface). Not to mention, as has been made clear to me with the last page, I've still got a lot to learn. So I'm just going to say this: I'm going to do the best I can. It's all I can do, really. ^_^

Worst case scenario, I plan on writing for the rest of my life. If Rain ends and your denomination isn't covered, I might just be saving it for the next story. ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

Also, I've said this before, but I'm trying to raise money for SRS, and I'm still struggling with it. If you can help, it would be most welcome. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
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j-eagle12212012 13th Mar 2014, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
It is becoming clear to me that Emily's "one girlfriend" was Maria.

My guess...

Maria and Emily broke up over Emily's orientation (being something I'm sure Maria had never heard before)

I have more but at the risk of being right and spoiling a future storyline I'm going to leave it at that. It would be kind of spooky if I'm right.
Guest 12th Feb 2018, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
omg that sounds so plausible...
Florence 14th Mar 2014, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
I always loved how Emily was so knowledgeable about this stuff, reminds me of when I learned a ton of this stuff trying to find what identities I git in to.
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Kyla 14th Mar 2014, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
OK... If Rain does not start speaking up and sharing I'm going to get upset. Here's Emily telling her everything and Rain can't fill her in to the loop. ='/
Guest 14th Mar 2014, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, it's really clear that Emily is not transphobic...
Guest 14th Mar 2014, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
I can sympathize with Rain. I had the same troubles talking about my depression with my friends. Even my friend who is a therapist.

The fear that causes the words to stick in your throat isn't rational. It is painful to watch, because it is so obvious. However, I can empathize.
ranger_brianna_new 14th Mar 2014, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
You can see in the last panel she wants to, though. Ky's reaction was to cheerily accept it. Rain's was to look like she had something on her mind (she does!), and feel guilty about hiding it, yet also struggling to bring it up.
madster942 15th Mar 2014, 2:35 PM edit delete reply
I must say this comic has really opened my eyes. Also if you do like anime you should check out Shugo Chara, which is about being yourself. Then thank you Jocelyn for teaching me that everyone should be themselves! =^.^=
Jocelyn 16th Mar 2014, 9:46 AM edit delete reply

This is not technically pertinent to anything going on in the comic right now, but I'll be on ‪‎Time 4 T‬ with Claire Parker and Closetspace's Jenn Dolari on Radio Reverb at 3PM British Summer Time (er... I think that's like 11AM EST?).

Anyway, behold my voice and awkward rambling direct to your ears! ^_^ - Click on Listen Live!
Tualha 4th Jun 2015, 4:21 AM edit delete reply
Really, Rain? How does she know she's pan? Um, because you don't have to date people to know whether you're attracted to them? How did Maria and Rudy first know they were gay?

This is your cue to come out to Emily. You know *two* of her secrets now, and there's plenty of reason to think she'd be cool with you being trans. And I'd give odds that she at least suspects.
Guest 12th Feb 2018, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
HAHA Ky going for it
Guest 15th Apr 2019, 1:35 PM edit delete reply
uh actually, people of any gender could be capable of getting people pregnant, Emily
AriaOfEffect 17th Sep 2021, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
alas, KyMily, we hardly knew ye
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