Comic 787 - Over Her

28th Jan 2016, 2:32 PM in Ch. 28: Love, Trust, and Respect
Over Her
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Jocelyn 28th Jan 2016, 2:32 PM edit delete
Hum. I'm sure this won't complicate things at all. O_O

And Maria did indeed say that panel four flashback line. Word for word.

Also, my "scene-per-week" model for this chapter goes sort of askew here because this scene WILL carry on into next week as well. So at the very least, you won't be left hanging on this note for weeks. Just days. That's a plus, right? ^^;

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

Er-hem. I hope this doesn't detract from story-related comments, but as you may or may not have heard, I've got an appointment for SRS consultation scheduled for... holy geez, tomorrow at noon. Maybe - just maybe - something good will be in my future. This also means your help was never more welcome if you're willing and/or able. Buying books, or shirts, or scarves/wristbands, or just plain donations are all very helpful right now. Obviously, if you are unable to or don't want to offer anything, that's totally fine. There are other ways you can help. Like voting for Rain on TopWebComics or joining/sharing the Facebook page can help spread the word about my work. Thanks for anything you can do; no hard feelings if you can't. ^_^
Jocelyn 30th Jan 2016, 7:59 PM edit delete

Okay, I'm back, sitting at my computer, in a state of perpetual bliss, and ready to go into a little more detail. ^_^

Back at New Year's, a friend and I - while drunk - decided this was going to be the year we finally make our move towards SRS. We both made a consultation appointment with Dr. Kathy Rumer later that week, which ended up being on the same day, just an hour apart. That day was yesterday. And the two of us took a little four hour road trip to see her.

The consultation went super swimmingly. As many of you have been describing to me, the appointment consisted of talking about the operation, her particular technique, recovery and more, alongside being shown post-op pictures. Both of us were completely satisfied with everything we'd heard and seen. May 3rd will be the day of BOTH our surgeries.

I don't think it's totally clicked that this is happening yet. I'm of course absurdly excited, but I think the whole thing still feels like a dream. I expect to realize what's going on a few times over the next 93 days (but you know, who's counting?).

I also plan to be very transparent about this whole thing as I go. Partly because I'm excited, and will undoubtedly need to vent my hype as things develop. And partly because I want to help offer information to those considering this doctor and/or procedure. I felt like I had a lot of trouble getting information on this without asking others. But not everyone wants to answer (and they shouldn't have to), and not everyone is comfortable asking. So if I can freely offer my experience to help others, I can and will. ^_^


Now, more on-topic: how will this affect the comic?

Assuming nothing changes between now and then, the current chapter should actually end on May 2nd (which is a pretty nice coincidence). If that IS the case, it would be reasonable to expect a hiatus after Chapter 28's close. However, unlike a my cancer-related surgeries last year (which both resulted in two-month long hiatuses), I'd like to keep this one a bit shorter. Maybe two or three weeks, ideally?

Recovery will still be hard, I'm sure. And if my previous experiences with it are any indication, I really won't want to sit up and draw for extended periods of time. But it's also SO BORING to not be able to post and I get super anxious when I'm unable to advance the story. Posting however, I should definitely be able to do once I get home. So I'm going to try and work up a 2+ month page buffer that I can work with. This way, even if I can't draw, I can still post. After all, nobody wants to have to wait through yet another LONG hiatus to move the story along.

Least of all, me. ;)


And that's it for now. As promised, I'll keep you posted as things develop. ^_^
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AmbiguousMouse 28th Jan 2016, 3:31 PM edit delete reply
Haha, fiiiiiiiiirrrrggh oh gosh this page just killed my "first."

My guess is that Maria isn't even *close* to over Rain, and is probably trying really hard to get Rain and Emily together precisely so that she can tell herself, "At least I'm not giving her up, she's got somebody else she's happy with." Rather than just seeing Rain being all single and constantly feeling urged to act on her feelings.

Emily's still throwing me for a loop here, though. What are you trying to accomplish by bringing this up?
Mina 28th Jan 2016, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
Rain WILL help you, dear Emily. :3
anony-mousey 28th Jan 2016, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Polyamory! Polyamory! I'm now poly-shipping Rain and Emily and Maria.
Jocelyn 28th Jan 2016, 4:43 PM edit delete reply

Poor Chanel... O_O
AmbiguousMouse 28th Jan 2016, 4:57 PM edit delete reply
We're already talking about polyamory, Chanel can be Maria's side chick. X3

Or hey, there are some fanfic authors here besides me, right? I'm sure our plot contortion skills could find a semi-plausible way to get Chanel and Tom Bittner together.
magicks 29th Jan 2016, 5:50 AM edit delete reply
Rain X Emily X Maria X Chanel X Puddle
Pir2h 31st Jan 2016, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
All the poly ships!
Dee 28th Jan 2016, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012 28th Jan 2016, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
I'm not against a Polyamorous ship but you can't sink the OTP Marnel or USS Raimily anytime soon
AmbiguousMouse 30th Jan 2016, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Say what you will about Marnel, but as for Rainily... You can't sink a ship that never sets sail! I will fight to decomission this ship until the moment it leaves the harbor!
Lemonado Girl 30th Jan 2016, 6:41 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
The Railimy went speeding out of the harbor at CenterCon, it just hasn't reached the canon depot yet per se.
Draca 29th Jan 2016, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
*Happily Polyships the OTP Marnel & the USS Raimily*
Emma 29th Jan 2016, 10:44 PM edit delete reply
Came to the comments to suggest poly-shipping, very happy to see a number of people beat me to it! :D
the61scissors 28th Jan 2016, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
I'm going to have to call foul on Emily's argument. Evidence of Maria not being over Emily does not prove that the same is true with Rain, and the lack of a flashback panel suggests that Emily doesn't have any direct proof either. I bet Emily just brought it up to fog up Maria's shipping goggles.
Reimi 28th Jan 2016, 8:12 PM edit delete reply
Hope things go well for you tomorrow!
Guest 28th Jan 2016, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
just 1 more night!
Torne 28th Jan 2016, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
If you can stop loving someone, then you never really loved them.
AmbiguousMouse 30th Jan 2016, 4:26 PM edit delete reply
This is blatantly untrue, particularly for teenagers, but also for all people. People grow and change over time, and sometimes that results in falling into or out of love as compatibilities change.
Lemonado Girl 30th Jan 2016, 6:43 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
Good luck to you tomorrow, Jocelyn!

Also seriously hoping that Chase isn't still hanging around outside Emily's house because it seems like things are gonna get shaken pretty hard here.
Pir2h 30th Jan 2016, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Hope it went well! I just found Rain and read through it now and it's fantastic!
Reimi 30th Jan 2016, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
Sounds like it went great for you both!
j-eagle12212012 31st Jan 2016, 7:25 AM edit delete reply
Congrats on the surgery date I'm happy you don't have to wait too long.

Also my copy of Rain vol 3 came in the mail yesterday.
Ruth 15th Sep 2016, 3:07 PM edit delete reply
You never truly ever "get over" your first crush/love. Mine happened decades ago when I was only 8, her dad was in the military and they got transferred overseas right after I turned 9. I've never seen her again yet I still think about her almost every day. The internet didn't exist back then.
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