YMMV / Rain

For the webcomic Rain:

  • Angst? What Angst?: Even though Rudy's parents sent him to a Catholic school to "cure" his orientation, he seems very cheery.
    • Later comics, especially after his breakup with Rain, start to see his constant cheer break down.
    • In Chapter 34, both Rudy and Maria act like this after Their father catches Rudy going out as "Ruby" and he finds Maria's texts and calls with her girlfriend Chanel, although they both admit they're just using humor to distract themselves.
  • Ascended Fanon
    • After a friend of the author thinks up the name Jerky McJerkface for Gavin, the author decided to make it canon.
    • Page 191 is titled "RuIn", after the fandom's most popular contraction for shipping Rain and Rudy. Notably, the page depicts an romantic embrace between the aforementioned characters.
  • Bonus Material: Jocelyn is interspersing bonus omake strips between her regular chapters under the title "Rain Delay".
    • There's also some book only stuff.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Out of the secondary student characters that appeared in Chapter Two, Holly was the most popular. This was lampshaded in Rain Delay.
    • The waiter at Chanel and Maria's date is shaping up as this as well.
    • Vincent, Rain's therapist and Fara's old boyfriend (girlfriend back in their day), is adored by many, especially trans people who wish more therapists were like him.
    • Maria and Ruby's grandmother has gained a very sizable fan base as soon as an excerpt from Chapter C was posted.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Aiken had broke up with his fiancee, after she came out to him as a preoperative transgender woman. Fara treats him as a complete monster for that, but all he did was breaking up a relationship over serious trust issues.
    • Though it seems more like her treatment of him is due to his generalizing Trans people including his own sister.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Dude, she's a lesbian."
  • Moral Event Horizon: Rain, along with many readers, consider Kellen crossed this when cuts Rain's hair short so that she looks more like a boy.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Downplayed, as the author is a decent writer, but many of the LGBT characters treat Father Quentin, Chase, Aiken, Debbie, and Kellen like total villains. The only one in this list that actually qualifies as someone who can be called immoral is Chase, by virtue of having knocked up one of the main characters, outed another, and taken zero responsibility for any of his actions.
    • Of the others, Father Quentin has more of a reputation of being overly harsh than the reality, having cut Emily some serious slack about her pregnancy and offering to help hide it. Aiken seemed "transphobic" but it turned out he had some trauma finding out his fiance from a dating site was trans. Kellen legitimately was a poor sister, but has psych issues, and did stand up to Chase. And Debbie? Well, it's too soon to be sure, but it seemed like she was legitimately unconcerned about Rain's trans status until finding she was connected to Emily, hinting that there might be some potential jealous issues, and Debbie may have an infatuation for Emily.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Gavin after character development.
    • Aiken seems to be at least trying to understand Rain now.
    • Heather used to be disliked, but then got rescued early on due to learning more about gender issues. Even more so when she tells Jessica that she has CAIS and that she resents Kylie for having feminine body parts but not wanting them.
  • The Scrappy: Gavin, due to him not accepting Rain, put him as the most hated character by the fans. This change soon after he lightened up.
    • Rain's brother Aiken was shaping up to be this, especially when visiting Rain and Fara for the holidays leading to Rain going back in the closet.
    • Rain's sister Kellen is rapidly spiraling down to even worse levels of Scrappydom. Whereas Gavin and Aiken got Rescued from the Scrappy Heap after having time to think, Kellen is actively grasping at straws trying to deny Rain's transgenderism. And then there's the Moral Event Horizon described above.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Many good anvils regarding trans issues, with a more recent page having its own anvil: Love knows no gender. Love is about trust, respect, and acceptance.
  • What Could Have Been: The story was originally planned as a first-person fantasy story instead of slice-of-life. Differences include Fara not being blood related, Maria being a Love Interest, Kylie being a cis-gendered minor character (though still bi), and Emily being the Big Bad, older, and the Love Interest of Aiken. The story was reworked as what it is now due to being unintentionally offensive towards other trans people due to the author's lack of knowledge about trans people at the time.
  • Unfortunate Implications: After Rain's haircut some readers started to comment that Rain isn't supposed to look like that or that she just isn't Rain anymore. Not only does this potentially add to identity policing that trans people go through, that is exactly what Kellen wanted when she chose to cut Rains hair. The author made a shirt design about this to make it clear to readers that those comments rubbed her the wrong way.
  • The Woobie: Rain. Any time things go well for her, you cheer. But when things go wrong, you just want to hug the girl.
    • Jessica can count as well. Her family didn't accept her wish to transition if what little she said about them is true, one boyfriend she thought was the man of her dreams ( Aiken) completely abandoned her after finding out her secret, not even bothering to understand her, she was kicked out of her apartment by said boyfriend, and is still having problems with herself.
    • Emily also counts. She never knew her dad, her mom travels a lot and clearly doesn't care about her and is emotionally abusive, something Emily even acknowledges out loud, she wanted her mother's attention so bad that she drove her girlfriend away ( Maria) and she was emotionally manipulated into a relationship with a sleazy boyfriend who would constantly cheat on her and would have used her to throw parties to perv on her classmates if she hadn't broken things off, and now that she's pregnant, she may have to drop out of her very strict Catholic school in order to raise the child.

For the video game rain:

  • Awesome Music: "A Tale Only The Rain Knows", using the familiar "Clair de Lune" made famous by Claude Debussy, with vocals provided by British Child Popstar Connie Talbot.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: A bunch between the boy and girl but particularly the ending. The boy leaves his home to wake up and save the girl from that nightmarish world, to thank her for waking him up before he died underneath the Unknown's lifeless body. When he reaches the girl's small house next to the circus, he yells and does whatever he can to wake her up. There's an uncomfortable pause and players will be thinking of the worse... but then the balcony door opens and the girl comes out, awake and glad to see the boy.
  • Player Punch: When the girl seemingly abandons the boy to die underneath the Unknown's lifeless body but really, she's leaving to wake him up.
  • Toy Ship: Between the boy and girl, particularly in the ending