Comic 730 - Exit

15th Sep 2015, 3:18 PM in Ch. 26: Cut
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
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Jocelyn 15th Sep 2015, 3:18 PM edit delete
So, the previous chapter ended with one of the hardest pages in the story to date. And this latest chapter has been particularly and continually sad and angsty, with groundwork being laid out for future struggles. Closing this chapter, I really wanted to leave off on a high note. While Emily's feelings STILL aren't actually stated (there are lots of ways to interpret a hug like that), hopefully I've achieved said high note. ^_^

But the really interesting thing about these pages might be even more obvious. For the first time EVER (save for chapter cover pages), I present to you an update with no dialogue (in a comic that you all probably know well at this point for having copious word bubbles). And it's a two-pager, no less! Fun fact: I wrote dialogue for this scene. It was more of the same though, with Emily basically just encouraging Rain yet again. But it added nothing and felt redundant, so I decided to get a little experimental. Again, hopefully I did okay.

I can't explain why, but somehow it's cuter to me without dialogue anyway.

No hiatus, by the way. There'll almost definitely be one after the next chapter, but for now, I want to keep up the momentum. So, I'll see you next time, Rain Beaus! ^_^

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SilentNight 15th Sep 2015, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
My one-word response: squee. All of the high-pitched cute squee noises in the world.
Mina 15th Sep 2015, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
Ah! *Die of cuteness*
Princess 15th Sep 2015, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
You are amazing! Wonderful talent! Very touching scene - like you always do! :)
Erica-Jane 15th Sep 2015, 4:52 PM edit delete reply
Am I wrong for wanting the first page of Chapter 27 to be Fara driving to Kellen's after dropping off Emily at home? Just to give Kellen some of the huge amount of abuse she deserves?
Guest 15th Sep 2015, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
I've been reading this comic from the beginning for three days straight, and I've finally caught up!
Guest 15th Sep 2015, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
Best non-dialogue page so far.
Vanya 15th Sep 2015, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
(logged in)
The scene made my heart warm up.
j-eagle12212012 15th Sep 2015, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
happy *squee*
This just fuels the shipping ^_^
Castiel 15th Sep 2015, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
I cannot "squee" but well done
Deb 15th Sep 2015, 9:07 PM edit delete reply
The no-dialog thing works really well! Picturing it in a book, as the end of a chapter, makes perfect sense.
Lemonado Girl 15th Sep 2015, 10:06 PM edit delete reply
This is the best birthday present I could ask for from this comic: more fuel for the ship.

Lemonado Girl 15th Sep 2015, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
Bear in mind it's still the 15th where I live, by the way.
Lisa 15th Sep 2015, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
You have the same birthday as my mom!
steveha 16th Sep 2015, 2:32 AM edit delete reply
Very nicely done. Keep up the good work! ^_^
Yuki-chan 16th Sep 2015, 1:39 PM edit delete reply
Cute page.
Also, Emily must know, she must already know.
sesquipedalia 16th Sep 2015, 3:32 PM edit delete reply
Gah! My heart! I died from the adorableness.
Ciel 17th Sep 2015, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
Does anyone else feel like the entire Rain fandom is a family in and of itself with Jocelyn as our Mother figuratively?
Akane 11th Jul 2016, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
Late response but I love you for that comment <3
MeWho 30th Oct 2018, 1:24 PM edit delete reply
Just Fabulous !
MeWHo 30th Oct 2018, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
Because sometimes words totally aren't necessary.
no 12th Nov 2020, 2:51 AM edit delete reply
i could have sworn there had been at least one non-dialogue update before
Gabibutcher 27th Nov 2021, 10:55 AM edit delete reply
Honestly, this page says more than it could with any words, wonderfully done
Mila 25th Nov 2022, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
No words necessary when such meaningful actions and expressions are on full display here.
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