Chapter 30 - Little Victories
20th Oct 2016, 9:44 AM in Ch. 30: Little Victories
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Chapter 30 - Little Victories
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Welcome back, Rain Beaus! :D

After over three months of no new story developments - the longest hiatus this comic has seen to date - we are back in business. I know a lot of you are going to tell me that I shouldn't worry about the downtime because you follow other webcomics that've had WAY longer radio silence (and may or may not have come back at all), but that doesn't change the fact that this is what I love. Writing is my life blood, and not being able to post has been hell for me.

I suppose I should give a small health update for anyone who may not have waited around during the last few months. If you didn't know, I went on hiatus back in July to have SRS (or GRS or GCS or whatever the kids are calling it these days; the male-to-female bottom surgery, in other words). I'm almost three months post-op as of this writing, and I feel fine physically. I can do most of the things I could before, with a few lingering restrictions for a little while longer and some obvious anatomical limitations. It's a huge adjustment, for sure, but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. Honestly, as surgical recoveries go (this has been my third time having surgery), this has oddly been the easiest to recover from physically. I've struggled with a bit of post-surgery depression this time around, but I think I'm finally getting out of that.

(Also, I've said this in the past, but I'm super open and totally happy to answer questions about this. I know firsthand that finding information on this subject can be tricky, and not everyone who has been through this is necessarily open to talking about it. And that's fine; no one should have to share if they don't want to. I like sharing though. I like being able to discuss this stuff. If you have a question, I'll absolutely answer if I can.) ^_^

Anyway, back on topic! :D

I promised that pages would resume next week, so I decided to post the chapter cover today. This way actual pages can resume next week. In case you missed the previous memo, we'll get this moving on Wednesday, October 26th, and posts will go up every Wednesday and Friday. I will eventually return to three posts a week, but I've got to sort some things out first. ^_^

As for the cover here, it's just a simple pic of Rain we've seen before, along with a new character, Rain's endocrinologist. For what it's worth, I wasn't sure how important this character would be overall, or how much they'd be seen in the story beyond this chapter. So I decided to "borrow" a character from one of my other stories. I just needed a doctor to fill the role, after all. So Deirdre Raviede here (previously a robotics expert from abandoned futuristic fantasy story of mine, Bleak Divinity), has crossed into the Rainverse to practice with medicine and hormones. If she becomes a big, important character, then she does. If not, I get to enjoy a little shoutout to an old work of mine that never really got off the ground. XD

Of course, this chapter won't focus solely on Rain (most of the cast will be in this one, in fact), and Deirdre won't be the only new character added to the roster. If you don't remember what's going on though, I do recommend taking this time to reread the last few chapters again. There will be no recap come Wednesday, so we can dive right into the action.

Until then, take care. I'll see you next week, Rain Beaus. ^_^

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User comments:

EEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeee! So happy to see you up and running again Jocelyn! ^_^
Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!! I sooo can't wait! Rain means so much to me now, this comic and the people in it have helped me out in times of need. Even old pages help. Jocelyn thank you so much for this wonderful, beautiful comic! <3 <3 <3
Drumada (Guest)
Soooo excited!!!! I know my words echo many others, but this comic has helped me so much! Even beyond that though, I just love the world and the characters. Cant wait to see what else is in store :)
Mya Williams (Guest)
Really excited!!! Discovered Rain a couple months back and it has helped me so much. Whenever I've felt down, reading Rain gave me the boost I needed. I'm seeing my endo at start of December so it seems like Rain and I will be starting hormones at same time :)

S Clay (Guest)
You have been sorely missed and I look forward to more of your dramatic and uplifting style
magicks (Guest)
Gotta say, I didn't really care for rain's short hair early on, but its kind of grown on me.
XD Yah i gotta say the saem.
So looking forward to this! The chapter title, the look on Rain's face, I smell good news and happy emotions inbound!
Long-Time Lurker (Guest)
*squeals* You're back!!!!!!!!

I am the happiest, most excited person ever! (Except for, ya know, all the other Rain fans.) Congrats on getting back to posting!
I'm so excited I'm shaking. My hands haven't shaken this much since my almost 12 hour play through of Twilight Princess
So happy to see this!
This is going to be a new experience waiting in anticipation for new episodes each week instead of binge-reading years worth of already written episodes. Not only am I all caught up, but have read thru the entire series 3 times now.

And like Rain, I am new at HRT myself... just a little bit ahead of her with 6 weeks done and starting to see some, er... development happening. ^_^

Also @Jocelyn ....I was curious if there might be a chance of ever seeing a much older trans person appear, maybe as a cameo, in the story? I am a "translater" myself. Your reading audience and fan base is probably a little wider and more diverse than you know or would suspect. Everyone I've shown this Rain webcomic to, has fallen in love with the story and began binge reading it too.

Ruby Ruth
Clockwork Cowboy
We've missed you. I cannot say enough how much this story means to a lot of us.
I'm hoping to see Jessica and Alkin working things out. And possibly getting back together.
Tily (Guest)
I am so glad you are feeling up to it. I may have to binge the whole series this weekend... Maybe I'm just spacey, but are you publishing Rain at all? I'd love to buy it
You can buy printed paperback volumes 1, 2, and 3 at

Ruby Ruth

I am indeed publishing Rain. You can find the first three volumes at the link below. The fourth one should also follow before the year is out too. ^_^
literally sitting here crying. trying to sort out my emotions about what might happen. i have no clue whats coming and the suspense has me all wound up! hell the 3 months might have been a good thing for me. its got me way more hyped!
I'm leaving on the 26th for a few days, rip me D':
This chapter sounds great, though! Rain gets hormones, we know that much. I can see no reason why she'd be denied, especially considering how happy she looks and the title of the chapter. It's also going to be Emily's first day at school after revealing she's pregnant, which probably isn't going to be a "little victory," but with luck there will be some people who support her which will justify the title?

I check up on the facebook page regularly, and I think I know who the new character is! Very excited to see how this one goes.
And, uh... that's all I have to say, I guess.
Star of Twilight (Guest)
I am so happy everything is going so well. I can't wait to read more of this comic!
Leslie (Guest)
I'm so dissapointed... I don't know why but I thought the update was today :'(
Can't wait!!
Looking forward to new pages
Lemonado Girl
BlackSocks (Guest)
The optimist in me sees this and is super happy that Rain is back.
Rain's expression and immediately thinks "Something terrible is going to happen in this chapter."
Clarification: the cynic in me sees Rain's expression and immediately thinks "Something terrible is going to happen in this chapter."
I love the name of this chapter!