Comic 863 - Rudy/Ruby

9th Aug 2016, 8:56 PM in SRS Hiatus
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)
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Jocelyn 9th Aug 2016, 8:56 PM edit delete
Just a doodle that happened shortly before the surgery. A reader asked if we could see more Ruby, so I whipped this one up. ^_^


With that in mind, let's have a little update on my recovery. The good news is that for being just two weeks out from surgery, I'm doing WAAAAAY better compared to my prior surgery recoveries. I'm more self-sufficient, more mobile (I did a whopping two Pokemon Go walks today), and am generally in a lot less pain (barring the occasional twinge). Honestly, healing from this has been significantly easier than I expected (not that I can complain).

I'm not without hardship though. I can't sit for extended periods, making drawing practically impossible for me right now. And even if I could, there's the matter of dilation (four times a day, for twenty minutes), which I feel is taking over my life right now. It's hard to plan a day when you know you'll have to drop everything several times for a medically necessary chore (I legit don't know how girls with classes or jobs outside of home handle this... or maybe I'm just terrible at time management).

Fortunately, after the first four weeks following starting dilation (down to three weeks), I go down to three times a day. I feel like that will open up my schedule exponentially. My plan as it stands is to see how I feel then. I'm not saying Rain will be back in three weeks, but I am saying I'll see how I feel by then. The sooner I can return to a state of normalcy though, the better.

But again, we'll see how things go. ^_^
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SaraDroxyGarcia 9th Aug 2016, 9:00 PM edit delete reply
I loved that picture of Rudy as Ruby from RWBY and Gavin as Jaune. Makes me giggle ever time I go back and see it.
SayaHeart 10th Aug 2016, 1:29 AM edit delete reply
OMG me too XD Definitely one of my favorites! Now I kinda wanna see Gavin as Scarlet just for the pun >~<

Wishing you the best Jocelyn! I still have to get a decent pic of my Rain cosplay for you like I promised. ♥
Zii 9th Aug 2016, 9:01 PM edit delete reply
As always, the Rain Fan Group Discord is available here!
BillycannotFly 10th Aug 2016, 2:10 AM edit delete reply
Didn't know what dilation in ordinance to bottom surgery was, so I looked it up, and I guess you learn something new everyday. I hope can sit more sooner cause sitting is great!
Say Taylor 10th Aug 2016, 5:51 AM edit delete reply
Oh, them? That's just Rudy and Ruby. This is probably the first time I've seen them in the same room together but I'm sure that's just a coincidence.
Ruth 10th Aug 2016, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
Lyrics to one of my favorite songs, from a very special time in my life almost 25 years ago. It was "our song". Go listen to it on YouTube

"No Rain" by Blind Melon

All I can say
Is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchin' the puddles gather rain
And all I can do
Is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view
But it's not sane,
It's not sane

I just want some one to say to me,
"I'll always be there when you wake."
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I don't understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain
That there's no rain
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
And it rips my life away,
But it's a great escape
Escape... escape... escape...

All I can say
Is that my life is pretty plain
You don't like my point of view
You think that I'm insane
It's not sane... it's not sane.

I just want some one to say to me,
"I'll always be there when you wake."
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I'll have it made
And I'll have it made
And I'll have it made oh no no no
You know I'm really gonna
Really gonna
Have it made
And I'll have it made
Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah
RyuJenn 10th Aug 2016, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
It gets soooooo much easier when it drops down to 3 times a day. And once you get down to 2 times, you actually have your days to yourself instead of being controlled by your dilations. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!!
Random chick 10th Aug 2016, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
Okay, I should say I'm not very good with communicating feelings with others and I rarely go forward and reach out to other people but this is important to me. I stumbled across a link to your website a few days ago. And I fell in love with rain. I used to be into mangas/comics as a kid but ended up losing this passion at the beginning of my teen years. Not being satisfied with boys literature. Didn't really fulfill my girlish needs at this point, which I've been suppressing until about 18 months ago (I'm 27). Been a long way coming back home and still walking the path. Anyways... I've stumbled upon a link to your website and completely and utterly fell in love with Rain. I mean I'm hooked! It's actually helping me a great deal giving me perspective on subjects that matters to me... OK this is where I start to mumble. I'm no good at this. Anyways, I've been reading some of your personal stuff you share here... Through my relentless pursuit of the next events involving lovely rain and the amazing cast of characters. I'm one who believes ideas are just as alive as people plants animals... And stuff. Actually I thinks thats what we are... Anyways. Rambling. I wanted to say thank you to someone who've gave me a lot freely without knowing. It has revived my passion, loosened me up quite. Made me blush, laugh, blush, more blushed... Blush is good. I may someday give something back to you one day. If you see a tall not so blond anymore chick on tv with a crazy voice beating a guitar as if it stole me money. That'll be me. Oh and I'll probably try squeasing a rain T-shirt in there. I think more people should know Rain. I think she's got a part to play. Anyways... I'm bad at endings too so. Yah I'm transgender too. I'll have grs probably next year too. I hope it'll be a smooth recovery all the way to the end... And fast too;). Meanwhile I'll have to buy your books online. I want to own those. Oh and for the art work. I'm pretty talented at drawing, OK I'm good, just can't get myself to do it anymore for the past 11 years.. Sigh* but that thing you said about publishers being shallow and wanting all super refined art work. They don't know what refined means. This is perfect. Non oppressing, light, great positive vibe, I love it. If I can give an advice:keep it simple, it's actually the strong suit of the artwork though you should know that I guess. We'll, seconded. It's perfection. It'll refine itself overtime without any deliberate help. Ideas are living things. Though again you should know. I just love the artwork so much I just hope you never go Hollywood PR crap. It is so soulful and.. Well here's why I suck at endings. So thank you, best honest wishes. Those are a rare thing in this world and I think it's imperative that we don't let hem rott on the shelves. Xoxoxo
Random chick again 10th Aug 2016, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Wishes for quick and smooth recovery are for you BTW. Not being egocentric here. Just a tiny bit. Being grinding at this for a while. With love. Me.
Layn 10th Aug 2016, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
oh wow two walks in a day just after 2 weeks! That's pretty amazing!

Job-wise i was lucky that i only had to start when i switched to dilating once a day. These days i do it once a week and it's fine.
Every time you get to go down in frequency it does open up your schedule dramatically.

I keep on hoping for more Rain, but do take your time! Rest well and thoroughly so you recover better and more quickly!
EpicSD 10th Aug 2016, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
I love this picture, soo cute!
Luna 10th Aug 2016, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
Shouldn't some of the characters on the characters page get an update to sexuality (like Emily) and if they are a main or not (Like Emily, she seems to be a main character, to me at least)
Guest 11th Aug 2016, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
*gives a thumbs up*
Anonymoose247 13th Aug 2016, 4:20 AM edit delete reply
Megadaman 12th Aug 2016, 11:51 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn has said before that she wants the characters bio pages to reflect how they appear at their first appearance because spoilers.
kyuubi no kitsune-hime 13th Aug 2016, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
Lack of Rain updates is one of the things that's driven me back to replaying MechCommander Gold, MechWarrior 3(and the Pirate's Moon), MechCommander 2, and MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries. Thus is the drabness of my current life.
kyuubi no kitsune-hime 13th Aug 2016, 10:11 AM edit delete reply
The Pirate's Moon expansion pack*
EpicSD 15th Aug 2016, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
One reason i really love this web comic is because I can see myself in so many of the characters.
Ruth 15th Aug 2016, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
That's what hooked me on it. I just finished reading all 863 episodes for the second time in just a couple weeks. Next payday, I'm buying all 3 books.
Lemonado Girl 16th Aug 2016, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
Lemonado Girl
>someone says "I need more gay webcomics!"
>links Rain
>"Oh I read that, I love it!"
Jacy Em 19th Aug 2016, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
Fission Mailed got me the first time...
EpicSD 18th Aug 2016, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
how tall are all of main-ish characters (Rain and friends)
Aurora Yukihime 18th Aug 2016, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
@EpicSD After reading your comment, I had a nerd surge and think I found the approximate height of Rain is 5.66'. This is based on a panel from Chapter 6, my real-life bedroom door, and some other measurement goodies. My full work can be found at . Others' heights, which I do not have the time to find at the moment, can then be found relative to her height.
EpicSD 19th Aug 2016, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
Jocelyn 20th Aug 2016, 9:57 PM edit delete reply

I'm a little late seeing this, but I made a little chart a while back, and I can't remember where I shared it, so its possible it was never seen here. Still, I have it here now. ^_^
Nina 18th Aug 2016, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Hey, it's my first time commenting here, and I'm not very good at emotional stuff via text so I just want to wish you ... I don't know, good luck, quick recovery, both of those maybe? Because if nothing less, you deserve all of that for all the work you put into this comic.
Guest 18th Aug 2016, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
in the meantime ive been re reading "Rain" and im at the anime con now and just want to skip it because the first time i read it i cried for about 3 hours.
AmbiguousMouse 20th Aug 2016, 2:33 AM edit delete reply
Aw. Emotions are a beautiful thing, so I wouldn't hesitate to experience something that makes you feel strongly again, but if it's a matter of triggering or something, then it's your call on if it's worth it.
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