VE Shoutout

posted September 3rd, 2012, 7:00 pm

Sweet crispy walnuts that is an amazing web comic.

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September 12th, 2012, 6:28 pm

GreenKrog

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http://www.venusenvycomic.com/index.php?id=2

No, really. Go read that first.

The author of Wildflowers would like to expressly state that Venus Envy is a much better comic and that Venus Envy is in no way affiliated with my own. The last image in the panel is used without the permission of the Venus Envy author (Erin Lindsey) and will be taken down without hesitation if requested.

No. Really. It's better than anything I could ever do. And the comic changed my life. So go read it, and if you want to experience a crappier version, come back to mine when you are done.


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As an addition, I would like to point out that yes, my art is somewhat horrible to begin with. There was a point where I essentially hate drawing (I still kinda do).
However, even with the pages I have posted, you can see a massively, marked improvement. It gets better and better as I practice.
So if you stick with it, I promise, the art stops sucking.

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September 22nd, 2013, 9:04 pm

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Venus Envy played a part in possibly saving me from where depression was leading me five years ago. Glad to see a shout out for it.

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September 22nd, 2013, 9:21 pm

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@Ariel: I can say without hesitation that without reading VE, I am positive I would be dead right now due to self hatred. Everything about VE just made everything so more.. manageable. No longer foreign. Like maybe you can be trans* AND normal AND happy.

I still go through her archives once or twice a year because it means so much to me.

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July 18th, 2016, 10:38 pm

Magos Sarah

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@GreenKrog: I feel the exact same way about Carl Sagan's Cosmos series. I honestly think I would be dead without it, or certainly a significantly different person. I'm a pre-everything MTF. I really loved the Venus Envy story and characters, and I found them very relatable. Through Cosmos, I can see the beauty in things other people aren't aware of, or are aware of, but don't investigate. In a certain way, seeing that made me appreciate myself, whereas previously I only saw the world as a cold and cruel place, with nothing but a life of agony awaiting me. I was a really bitter person inside, but I didn't display that to others.

Now, I know that I'm a statistically improbable event in human society; a cog that doesn't fit in easily with the machine yet. But, we as a species are a serious statistically insignificant probability, or at least were, if we ran the universe again, there would be no Earth, and no humans. Other people have no right to judge me because I'm not "normal", humanity is not "normal", how many other planets don't have humans on them? How many stars don't have planets that have humans on them? And yet, they'll tell me that I should just "fit in", I'll tell them to fit in, go and become the interstellar "normal" space dust commonly found in between the stars.


I've found peace, to a certain degree anyway, and will pursue my transition no matter what anyone says. I've come through 13.82 billion years to this spot, why throw it all away? I'd rather make society accept our position, and that we're here to stay.

Peace & Butterflies
--Sarah

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July 18th, 2016, 11:16 pm

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@Magos Sarah: Normality is only celebrated until the incredible happens. We look to science with uncaring eyes until a huge breakthrough happens - atomic energy, the train, microchips. And then go back to uncaring until it comes to pass once more. So too, the humans who drive it. We celebrate the likes of Neil Degras Tyson, Einstein, and going back in history the mathematicians we look to now for the basis of all physical knowledge.
So to, we respect those who were different but took a stand. Black folks weren't exactly 'good' in American society. Until some people took control of it, stood up, and were heard. Same with those who stood up to the church in leaving the old world or promoting science. Normality is only good until you truly find out what being incredible can be.

Every time we choose to live and choose to go out there and be who we are, we make the choice to say to the world that we may not be 'normal', but we are incredible. In 20 years, they will look back at the revolution of the past 3 or so years, and you can say 'I was there'.

We will be accepted, and we will become just another normal. We just have to give it some time.

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