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posted September 26th, 2012, 3:00 am


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May 19th, 2014, 5:33 pm

Alyfox (Guest)

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Hey, I live in Calgary!

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May 19th, 2014, 5:48 pm

GreenKrog

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@Alyfox: So did I! And so shall I again! And hopefully none of the terrible things that happen in Wildflowers have or will happen to you! Yay!
..I miss snow :(

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June 13th, 2017, 8:59 am

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So far this is really cool and it's refreshing to see a smart trans kid who doesn't let her emotions consume her and affect her schoolwork.

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June 13th, 2017, 9:55 am

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@claredin: You should probably stop reading then.. it goes in exactly that direction in a real hurry. Sorry to play on tropes, it is semi-autobiographical.

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June 13th, 2017, 9:57 am

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Ha! I know that not everything has a happy ending. After all, you said this was the opposite of Rain.

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June 13th, 2017, 10:10 am

GreenKrog

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@claredin: That isn't to say that our hero stops being good at school. It is to say that she loses a lot of her focus and ceases being able to concentrate on it. At the times when she is able to 'get past' her hangups, she is exceptionally good. A big chunk of the second year of the story is based on that, simply because it is such a trope for trans people. If I can write it down and explain the reasons why it happens with some of us, and help those people try to move past their own mental blocks, then perhaps it will stop being a trope in the real world.

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June 13th, 2017, 10:15 am

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This explanation piques my interest in more ways than one. I'll continue reading. I expect to see hard issues addressed, even ones with no resolution. I've read a lot of happy comics here on smackjeeves (Rain, My Jiu Jitsu Boyfriends, and Ennui Go). This might be my first with real drama in it.

Anyways, I'm trans and have family in Calgary (I was born in the US) so it's nice to see the references to Canada.

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June 13th, 2017, 10:51 am

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@claredin: Make sure to pick up "Life of Alexis Perkins" too. She addresses things in a less than heartwarming manner as well, and is written about a strictly autistic character. Nice bit of nuance there.

I hope you haven't had to suffer much at the hands of Calgarian prejudice. I love my home city, but that place is as southern as a Canadian city can get. Come to Vancouver instead. It is nicer here and we can get slurpees and go to pride month.

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June 13th, 2017, 11:09 am

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Oh, I've had my share of experiences. My family's friends were always commenting I was too effeminate. Being one of a small number of Chinese families in the neighborhood, I noticed my grandmother didn't really know her neighbors. My brothers and I met a couple of kids by chance a few doors down from my grandmother's house. They pretended to be our friends for the summer and then stole our trikes and Big Wheels after we left.

Anyways, I heard Vancouver is a great city and I've never been. Someday I will go. I'm heavily into yoga and Aikido so there are always seminars for such there.

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