Comic 808 - Out of Curiosity

13th Mar 2016, 3:47 PM in Ch. 28: Love, Trust, and Respect
Out of Curiosity
Average Rating: 5 (9 votes)
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Jocelyn 13th Mar 2016, 3:47 PM edit delete
You probably knew this conversation was coming up eventually. But did it play out how you expected? Is this page as straightforward as it might seem?

People have been discussing (and shipping) these two a lot in the past week, but can that happen? Does Allison still have feelings for Rain? Does Rain still have feelings for Allison?

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Mina 13th Mar 2016, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
Allison's playing with her hair, asking if Rain's crush is a girl, and saying that Emily would be a dumbass to turn her down... She also has a funny face in the third panel...

*Takes a microphone*

Dear passengers, the S.S. Rainily is currently experiencing difficulties. However, rest assured that we'll sail in a short time. Please excuse us for the inconvenience.
Guest 13th Mar 2016, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
Meanwhile the S.S. Rainisson just set sail :D
Margot 13th Mar 2016, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
Which will win the race?
kyuubi no kitsune-hime 13th Mar 2016, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
Welp we've got the HMS Raimily, the RHNS Rainison, and the GNS Raimilison past their inspections, out of the dock at Bolthole, and ready for shake downs. The impellar nodes are hot, so lets let out those drives to see which of these gets to go into the first canon fleet. Along side the IANS Marnen, who hopefully won't freak out and roll pods on the new ships.
kyuubi no kitsune-hime 13th Mar 2016, 6:16 PM edit delete reply
PS, bet no one gets the massive blatant reference I just made.
kyuubi no kitsune-hime 13th Mar 2016, 7:11 PM edit delete reply
Marnel* Stupid typos! >.<
Aaeriele 14th Mar 2016, 3:11 AM edit delete reply
Right, then. Let's be about it.
Quin 20th Apr 2018, 4:43 AM edit delete reply
I don't know how I missed this comment in my first read-through. But on further inspection, I would have to suspect that if Dame Lady Honor is commanding one of those ships then that's the one that wins.

If she is just the CO inspecting, she'd thumb her nose, claim right as ranking in both GNS and HMS, and officiate all of them just to thumb her nose at the keys who haven't had the decency to drop dead yet. The apoplectic fit it would cause would be reason alone, and Stinker would approve of the joke.
Sara_L 27th Jun 2019, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
I love this comic and the comments that Rain community makes... but I didn't not imagine it could so suddenly get so much more amazing.
Honorverse references? I cannot find words for how awesome that combination is.
Lilith 13th Mar 2016, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
I don't know if I want Rainison or Raimily right now, omg!
Devgirl Neko 13th Mar 2016, 7:34 PM edit delete reply
Devgirl Neko
Sometimes it's too late for a relationship like Rainison. Things were too complicated then, and now Rain's moved on. I want Raimily because this has been a thing for a few chapters and needs to finally happen, lol. Maybe in another universe there can be Rainison.
LilithKonoha 14th Mar 2016, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
What about Emily's situation? That's gonna make Rain feel really down at some point, especially if Raimily happens...
SFC John Guarnere 13th Mar 2016, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
SOS, I repeat, SOS, the RNLN Ship the Rainison is sinking!

This is the HMS Raimily, coming to your aid!
j-eagle12212012 13th Mar 2016, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
Can we please keep the Ship Designations consistent people? Otherwise the Harbor gets crowded and all the ships are stuck going nowhere
SpacepirateResa 13th Mar 2016, 9:15 PM edit delete reply
I don't believe Rainison is actually possible. In short because the feelings were there pre-transition. Rain moved so that she could transition in an environment where nobody would be comparing her to her past self. I don't think that Rain could fully believe that Allison cares for HER, not the person Rain used to be. Just like how Rain had trouble believing that Rudy loved her, not her male parts.
As to Raimily, I believe that Emily will refuse to let it happen. Emily is convinced that she cannot be in a relationship. Perhaps Emily is scared of losing her emotional support, or perhaps she believes it would be unfair to Rain to take a backseat to a baby. Her concern is valid, but I'm afraid it will break Rain's heart and self-confidence.
arjay2813 14th Mar 2016, 12:23 AM edit delete reply
my friend started transitioning in november of last year and had been in a relationship with a woman for most of the previous year. They're still together and quite happy with eac other, her girlfriend having posted an announcement when their anniversary came by recently in full support of my friend. I understand for some it would be hard to but i felt this somewhat relevant
Reimi 13th Mar 2016, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Allison clearly still has feelings for Rain, and regrets not acting on them sooner, but I'm conflicted on where it will go. Will Allison turn into her bff and push her to Emily, even if it hurts, or will Allison try and rekindle a relationship with Rain? Or will Chase make a poorly timed appearance and screw it all up in the most dramatic way possible?

Rough waters ahead no matter where this goes.
AmbiguousMouse 14th Mar 2016, 4:09 AM edit delete reply
Heck, why pick one? Emily already told Maria she doesn't think she could/should be with Rain, probably (but not certainly) because of the baby, so maybe Allison spurs Rain to actiom, but Emily turns her down, and then something will end up developing (slowly and organically, of course) between Rain and one of the various other people she's shipped with.

(It is with a heavy heart that I say "one," but even beneath my irrational desire to ship based on my personal preferences and cuteness factor, there is a literary side of me that feels like Rain isn't at all the polyamorous type based on the evidence.)
Gwen 14th Mar 2016, 1:23 AM edit delete reply
I'm still team Rainily!!! ^_^
AmbiguousMouse 14th Mar 2016, 4:01 AM edit delete reply
I made art jokes last page, but seriously, does anybody else notice how much more emergent Allison's nose is than Rain's? It's odd to make the mental conversion from this art to a realistic person, but I'm honestly imagining Allison as having a big nose at this point. (Then again, I've also always seen Rain as having a tiny nose, so maybe it's just the comparison that makes Allison's seem big.)
thatguyinthecorner 14th Mar 2016, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
So what Allison is saying is that Rain shouldn't let her dreams sty dreams, and that yesterday she said tomorrow?

Ashley_s117 14th Mar 2016, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
Kind of random but will Rain's father ever come into the story? I feel like he'd pull some utter crap and show up for her graduation or sometime when she starts college.
drs 14th Mar 2016, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
Hey, no poly people in the strip yet, right?
Katherine 14th Mar 2016, 5:58 PM edit delete reply

It's a beautiful thing.

Also, awww. ^__^
cyrstalclear 7th May 2016, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
I ship Allison and Rain so much. I don't know why. They just seem great together!
Akane 17th Jul 2016, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
Deep truths in Allison's words. And I somehow have the feeling that it's just as how she herself still feels about Rain.
About how this affects Rain now, I really want to see and find out.
WaywardS0ci0path 13th May 2019, 11:53 PM edit delete reply
Holy sh!t, Allison has freckles aaah she’s adorable
Rus 7th Jan 2021, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Time to be an anxiety monster, espescially since I'm pretty confident this won't happen but:: things people could say that are worse than no:: ew, what the hell, how dare you, etc
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