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posted April 12th, 2013, 2:49 am


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March 2nd, 2013, 10:53 pm

GreenKrog

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Ok, so, straight up, I'm sorry if she came off as anything other than black. I went with the hex colour for coffee, and that's what wiki said to use. As previous discussed, Im kinda colourblind, so if this came off as racist or something, I'm *insanely sorry* for that. Tell me, and tell me how to fix it. As much as Alberta is populated by mostly white people, there are in fact other skin tones there.
Actually, Lexi was supposed to be African-Canadian as well, but I wasn't ready to go down that road back then. Still aren't.. never mind.

Anyways, yes, last panel, Tony ran into the wrong bathroom again. Its like, just in her nature?

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April 12th, 2013, 8:55 am

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I really really like your comic!

You hear pretty much about trans* people in the media and much is about Kids at really young ages discovering that they are born in wrong gendered bodies and start their transition in elementary-school-age. It kind of gives the impression that transgenderism is a kind of black-or-white-100%-sure-thing. So you just KNOW you're the wrong gender...I always felt that this was much weirder than struggling for years and being in great doubt(even though the first is probably easier). Maybe I can relate to your comic because even if I'm comfortable with being a feminine female, I wasn't always so sure about my sexual orientation...anyways, I wish you and everyone fighting similar problems the best of luck because we all deserve a happy life!

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April 12th, 2013, 11:11 am

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@AliceAcid: Thank you very much for your kind words, and for adding as a favourite. I cherish everyone who is following this comic's journey with me.

In response to your comment - denial is incredibly powerful. I knew I was wrong from way back when I was a kid, but I thought for sure I could fight it away. Even when I accepted it, I figured I would be better off not acting on it and being a normal person.

Many trans* people, especially those who transition later in life, wish they had the "bravery" to have been honest and transitioned earlier in life. Those kids who are allowed to transition in elementary are very lucky, not only to have parents who can support them, but also their own binary sense of gender.

That all said, gender very much isn't a binary. There is a group I sometimes go to that has a whole spectrum of people. Some trans* folk are very fem, some are jean-wearing cowgals (like me), and others aren't getting hormones and are satisfied just to find a level of relief dressing when they can.

Ok, thats a whole lot of words, so I'mma shut my pie whole now. Around some cookies I made! Last night! While listening to Disturbed! Thats right, Disturbed cookies! See, gender roles are fun!

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April 12th, 2013, 11:55 pm

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yay! Disturbed Cookies^^

I agree with your viewpoints and I'm glad gender is finally becoming something outside from two role models

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April 13th, 2013, 8:29 pm

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Yea, my first chance to fulfill the role of an artistic critic ! But remember, critics do both, offer critical review, as well as offering help and encouragement when due.

In this installment, there is an error in drawing panel 3. In panels 1 and 2, there is a wall between Tony and the nurse. The only view through the wall is through the window. Your view, that of the reader and viewer, is shown from the side that Tony is on, looking at the nurse. That is why one can only see the nurse from the shoulders and up, because the wall is blocking the view of everything else.
Now in panel 3, the view of the reader and viewer changes, and that view is now on the nurse's side of the wall. That means that the nurse and the reader can only see through the window. Everything else would be blocked by the wall. This means that the view of Tony should only be as seen through the window, with only Tony's head and shoulders showing, and everything else blocked from view by the wall. The reader should not see all of Tony, as if the reader was looking straight through the wall with some sort of X-ray vision. I hope this critique helps, from Ponytails.

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April 13th, 2013, 9:02 pm

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: You are right, it was meant to be a seperation by wall but you are still able to see him, like Xray. But not. I've seen other cartoons, mostly manga, do it. And it seems to work for them, the half-xray thing.
Clearly it didn't work as intended. I'm hoping in future renditions it will, but in the (at least 2 more that I've future posted) it doesn't.

I want to be able to show a split between people without drawing a literal split. If you get what I mean?

I appreciate the critique though! Anything I can get to make me better, and thereby, make better comics for everyone, is good in my books. Especially when it is constructive like that. :)

-The AnneKrog

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April 26th, 2013, 9:41 am

Valley

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Well, isn't that the right restroom for Tony?

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June 11th, 2014, 3:30 am

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@GreenKrog: Most people don't realise gender's just as complicated as the rest of biology, with an almost infinite amount of variation. Of course, while ~95% of the population are content with labelling themselves "male" or "female", that hides the underlying variation. For a start, you've got karyotype, genotype, phenotype and biochemistry (the bits that can be scientifically measured). Then there's things such as behaviour, mannerisms, perferred hair style / colour / length, preferred clothing choices (the group usually used by others to determine someone's gender at first sight). Then add in preferred activities and interests (both personal and professional), and the picture starts getting murky. Then if that wasn't complicated enough, some of the controllable aspects are likely to change over time - both long-term (e.g. activities and interests) and short-term (e.g. clothing styles, hair attributes), so rather than occupying a defined point on a multi-dimensional graph, we occupy a cloud of points.

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June 11th, 2014, 3:38 am

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@mittfh: I have a much longer rant on this than I would like to post publically, given the backlash I generally get from my perspective as a gender binary supporter. So if you would like to discuss it, I encourage you to make an account and private message me.

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