Comic 640 - Burning Building

10th Feb 2015, 5:32 PM in Ch. 24: Of Cons and Kisses
Burning Building
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Jocelyn 10th Feb 2015, 5:32 PM edit delete
Here's a little behind-the-scenes for you. The Kylie/Drew meetup was in fact scripted for the previous chapter. I swear that scene is cursed though. I wrote, rewrote, scrapped, wrote again, and finally wrote once more that scene to make it work. When I was finally satisfied enough, Photoshop crashed on me twice in the making of said scene, losing my work in the process. Then, while I was on my sick hiatus for two months, I actually considered writing it as a side piece in prose. I lost that too. I'm so frustrated with the scene for putting me through all this. And if I didn't think it was important, I would totally leave it out completely.

So, if you think it's a strange decision to go back and talking about this scene after the fact, instead of just posting it in real time where it would fit chronologically: you're right. Because I wanted to post it in order. All existence was just against me on this one for some reason.

There are actually a lot of other things to take note of on this page. I just needed to vent that out, and now seemed like a good time.

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

Also, in case you hadn't heard: after a recent visit with the oncologist, there is more surgery definitely in my future and more serious than last time (details another day). This will probably mean another lengthy hiatus (though I hope not as long as last time). I don't have a surgery date set yet, but obviously I'll let you know as soon as I do. Either way, I'm just gonna keep on posting for the time being; I've probably got at least a couple weeks until then. I just want everyone to be aware.

I don't like asking for help, but donations and book sales would probably help me out a lot at this time. Don't sweat it if you have nothing to spare, but if you can help, anything would be most welcome. Thank you.
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tmes2000 10th Feb 2015, 5:48 PM edit delete reply
Let me guess who hes texting, ana?
Ashura Atsu 11th Feb 2015, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
Maybe he's texting Rain. I always wished someone would text me while I was standing in line.
Nightsky 10th Feb 2015, 5:50 PM edit delete reply
If you asked Rudy, I'm sure he'd say all the trouble with that scene was a sign from the Shipping Gods that DrewxKy is not meant to be.
tmes2000 10th Feb 2015, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
I still think that ky and gavin are somehow gonna end up together but im not affected really by who she ends up with.
j-eagle12212012 10th Feb 2015, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
The shipping gods have it out for a lot of the ships in this comic
Yuki-chan 10th Feb 2015, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
That means you're going to show us that scene like a flashback? Yay~
Ashura Atsu 10th Feb 2015, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
For a second there, I almost thought that right after Maria says "Stranger things have happened," we would suddenly jump to a panel of Rain and Emily doing...something. Maybe not full on kissing, but maybe to a shot of their hands together as they're standing in line.
But yay, flashback time!
Lilith 11th Feb 2015, 12:50 AM edit delete reply
I don't remember very well how that scene went between Drew and Ky. But I would be interested in that ship. Do we know much about Drew at this point? Aside from the questioning drama that went on? I always love how you keep other characters in mind, even when they seem almost like background characters to start with. It makes your stories feel more real to me, and gives it more depth.

Also, best wishes with the surgery.
Anna 11th Feb 2015, 3:56 AM edit delete reply
In the last page Rudy was sitting sideways in his seat, and now we now Gavin was sitting right beside him Rudy would have been looking right at him. I find it hard to accept that he would have forgot he was there.
Anna 11th Feb 2015, 3:58 AM edit delete reply
Amanda 11th Feb 2015, 7:27 AM edit delete reply
Speaking of book sales, any plans on volume 3?
Jocelyn 11th Feb 2015, 9:05 AM edit delete reply

All I can say right now is that it will come out eventually. The original plan was to have it out in time for the holidays, but then the whole cancer thing came along and screwed everything up. Since I've been back to work, I've been hoping for a Spring release, but the new health issues popping up leave me uncertain. Spring is still possible, but I definitely can't guarantee it (since I don't know what the next few months will have in store for me).

Whatever the case may be, one way or another, it is coming. My editor is hard at work on it as we speak, and I will do my best to fulfill my part as soon as I can. But understand that my coming medical situation is probably going to slow things down.
Amanda 11th Feb 2015, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Oh, no worries, and best wishes with your upcoming medical thing.
drs 11th Feb 2015, 2:53 PM edit delete reply
Maria blushing at the thought of Rain&Emily seems the obvious thing to note...
Empress 12th Feb 2015, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
Maria is especially cute in this scene in general, gosh. I really just love how much of a different side we've gotten to see of her ever since she came out and became friends with Chanel.
Jocelyn 11th Feb 2015, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
New health update: It's looking very likely I'll be having surgery again on February 23rd. That's a Monday. As I said before, I think I'm going to ride out the page posts as long as I can. The Friday update before the surgery will conclude a particular scene, so it's probably good a place as any to cut off for a while.

As with my previous surgery, there will be a lengthy hiatus again. It's actually a more involved surgery this time, but as long as there isn't any complications like last time, it theoretically shouldn't take as long for me to recover. Still lengthy, but potentially not two months of non-posts.

I know a lot of you will tell me not to worry about the comic; please don't. As I had to repeat many times last time: it's not that I think the comic is the most important thing here, but it IS important to me. I'm telling you all this because I want you to be informed so you know and understand why I'm not posting for several weeks in the middle of a chapter. I don't want to be like some webcomics and just vanish without a word (that's a good way to lose an audience, and I'd like to be able to come back to all my readers, understanding and ready to read again when I'm ready to write again).

Anyway, that's pretty much the scoop. If anything changes or happens between now and then, I'll fill you in. But otherwise, thank you for your constant patience and understanding through this difficult and scary time for me. Remember, a sense of humor and positive attitude is VERY welcome. ^_^


If you wish to help in some monetary way which is in no way expected or mandatory (but always appreciated; don't sweat it if you can't though), you can follow one of the links below.

To donate:

To purchase Volumes 1 and 2 of Rain:

To purchase a Rain poster:

I'm also working out shirts again. They're not available quite yet, but I'll make sure to release them before the hiatus.
j-eagle12212012 11th Feb 2015, 7:38 PM edit delete reply
I understand, I appreciate you letting us know ahead of time
Kitsune_Chan 12th Feb 2015, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
It would have been so perfect if like you ended that page with something random involving Rain and Emily, not kissing but like just something random. As for Rain x Emily, I really hope before the chapter is up those 2 like confess to each other and kiss, like omg this chapter is killing me. X3
JustRaining 2nd Aug 2022, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
Again a "you were the the whole time?" situation - I love them!
And as a first read through it is - let's say - a mixed feeling seeing the health status updates, because on the one hand the outcome has to be kind of successful, on the other hand I'm still worried!
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