I am going home;(slap) I intend to stay there.
It rained heavily during the afternoon;(slap) we managed to have our picnic anyway.
So what can be done? Because frankly, my cheek is starting to hurt. I like what this man has to say: "Any separation of independent clauses in fiction I feel is better crafted with two well written sentences rather than a singular crammed one." (Source here)
So for my face's sake, let's just make better sentences, shall we?