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RAIN p171 - Rainbow by JocelynSamara RAIN p171 - Rainbow by JocelynSamara
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Introducing the Strongwell parents as you’ve never seen them before: smiling. And yet, it just puts a pit in one’s stomach to see Mr. and Mrs. Strongwell looking like that while saying the things they’re saying.

I want to point out (because I don’t think I addressed it clearly enough) that Maria IS hungover too. As Gavin said on the last page, she started after seeing her brother kiss her crush. So, yeah. She’s still probably pretty mad, just too unwell to DO anything about it. Regardless of the situation though, they are quite close as far as siblings go, and will make snarky comments at their parents’ expense if they can…

…and the parents don’t hear… ^_^

Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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ShadowHinata Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Cookie71266 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DreamingxAshley Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"disease" yeah, well, I'd rather be diseased than be like them...
dreisteine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I need a better way to express my joy over reading comic. I don't want to clutter my favorites, and I can't comment on every goo page...

I'm going to hate when I reach the update point.
HitorazeKaiju Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That tears it. Death to all Catholics
Harryeagle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Horrible parents that make me want to throw the computer at the wall, and then an amusing last panel. Talk about mood whiplash...
Fairportfan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013

"9 CHickweed Lane": Edda (a slender blonde beautiful ballerina, for those who don't follow the strip) answers the door, and finds the parents of Seth (her extremely hunky almost flamingly gay dancer roommate, who's from Texas) standing here.

Seth's mother takes one look at her, grabs her into a big hug, and exclaims "Hallelujah!  My son is living in conventional sin!"

DreamInRainbows Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
XD Im laughing so hard right now. Sorry I haven't commented up until now, but this comic is amazing.
Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gay parents YAY! lol JK i love gays highly suportive of them.
tommycurl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
gay is not a disese and obama is the 1st president to openly acnolage that so vote obama for reelection
Epzi10n Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Power-Peanut Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only straight people can act that gay.
Lexiiie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
...disease? OTL

Other than that, it's one of my favorite pages. XD
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
As much as I hate their reasoning....

I wish I could be happy enough to create a spontaneous rainbow behind me. :D
Zoogoo40 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The're treating sexuality as an illness, that's just wrong...
dragon8writer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
...Oy. (Awesome page, though. ^^ )
On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah I kind of expected that reaction...but not the rainbow! haha that was awesome!
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Not even a rainbow by Strongwell's heads were able to make me feel better... Which is pretty bad because of how AWESOME that is. I also like the irony. And I kinda like the plain shirts on Maria and Rudy. It looks nice. I wonder what Rudy will do...
Fluffy-Artist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
I would say the best thing they can do at the moment is to just smile and nod, but those parents are just not worth the effort. Best reaction to this is just get some water, pain killers, and leave so they can live to fight another day.
And apparently thier parents have never been sick before or they would know how to use disease in the right context and not go throwing it around like a monkey with poo.
ivanprz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
god, the word "disease" really hurter my eyes when used in that context
atsuyuri-sama Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It IS horribly ironic that they are acting, in the Strongwell-siblings words, "gayer than [the siblings] ever do." It's just not right how they treat their kids, either - but that was a plot-point established long-long-ago, so, yeah... :shrug:
TapinAnts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh gosh those parents r terrible!
PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
LOL Ironic
14bj337 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
They believe that their son's homosexuality can be cured? It seems the strongwells have a dangerously overactive :iconimaginationplz:

Seriously, though, this page is only the second (or third?) time we see the Strongwells, and they come off just as despicable as ever. It's in a different way, though; in chapter 5, they were shown to disparage Rudy for being gay (Norman) or to just pretend that he isn't gay (Mom). In this case, they're shown to be happy because they believe their son turned out the way they want him to be. This shows a conditional love, or at the very least, a failure to accept their son as he truly is. They treat something inherent and defining about their son as a cancer, believing that he shouldn't be who he is. So, they're glad to see him ""cured"" (double air quotes, because he's almost certainly still gay, and even if he weren't, it wouldn't be right to use that word seriously). On the one hand, they seem to want what they believe is best for their son. Yet, what they believe is "best" for their son would require him to sacrifice his identity and pretend to be something he's not, and that's unacceptable.

This page really is sad, due to the whole difficult situation with the Strongwell family (i.e. parents being close-minded). At the same time, though, Rudy's comment in the last panel... combined with the rainbow... it's so funny! In being glad that their son "isn't" gay, the Strongwell parents celebrate in a very campy fashion... the irony is not lost. Plus, it plays with the dual meaning of "gay", methinks. Also the image of Dark Lord Norman, smiling with a rainbow in the background... my day has been made.

I love this page! It brings back two of the most-hated characters in the story, and lets us pile more dislike upon them! It's depressing in it's cheerfulness, but Rudy's comment gives it marvelous humor. A wonderful glimpse into a tragic family.
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Writer
Funny page, and their both hungover, Rudy deserves it, Maria well she's dealing with the fact that Rudy kissed her crush, which i think she going to do to Rudy once she feels better. And then of course their bigoted parents thinking that he's been cured of his "disease". And then acting even gayer than either of them. Well i guess we will see what happens next.
kalistina Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooooh boy.
These ones are very, very impressive specimens.
chucarnaj-peace Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
and looks like yiu answer my kast cohent gehehe
COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Animasword Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such loving a horrifying close-minded way; still I got to love the snarky comments in the last panel :lol:
Blitzkrieg64 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems these parents have quite the imagination~ :iconimaginationplz:

I think I could tell Maria was hungover as well, she's way too calm looking to not be hungover. At least Rudy and her can make fun of their parents quietly until they're better at least.
Q9R42 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ionno. Sometimes, ignorance is just cute.
Like everything Herman cain espouses, and just about anything any racist says. Then.. There's the Strongwell parents.

So let's just say: Ignorance is bliss!!
ThunderCharger1234 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
but I laughed really hard about what the kids said lol
ThunderCharger1234 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
those parents are f*cking crazy O___o....
maruul Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Wow. that's... sick....
iccolo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
parent are crazy
Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
lol thats just crazy
SennaKoshiba Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh how I want to use a ray beam of understanding and homo-education into the minds of the ignorant ;3;
coffinstufferd Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I was gonna say it was a bit over done on the antigay act, up till Rudy's punchline. That made it work hilariously.
SirCalistine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
lol wtf is wrong with them.
Hawkflight-FAX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Urge to [s]punch[/s] 'aggressively educate' rising....
SophSenkai Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd tell them to die in a fire, but that'd be dishonoring the sticks made to light that fire. >.>
AshleyUmbreon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist This is quite possibly my favorite page JUST because of the rainbow behind the parents. The best thing is you updated right when I'm watching the Producers so the only thing that came to mind immediately was "Be GAAAAAAAYYY~" So wrong and yet.. So perfect! *wipes a tear of laughter from her eye*
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
What are you talking about?

Clearly, these parents are just overwhelmed by the power of their overactive :iconimaginationplz:

They're practically on Robot Pirate Island as we speak!
Tobl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
He's talking about "The Producers", a great musical featuring the song "keep it gay".

Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012   Traditional Artist

superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The clapping rabbit is just about the cutest friggin' thing I've ever seen!
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Huh. Long time no see, methinks.
superdeformedchibi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I've been kinda busy and haven't been on much.
16bithero1995 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I think my parents would be good friends with the Stronwells...unfortunatly
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I rise to power, people like the Strongwell's are going to be sterilized.
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