Chatting with Yourself

posted May 3rd, 2013, 2:01 am


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March 23rd, 2013, 12:51 am

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Ok, so, I'm sorry that my colour scheme is so trippy. I am *really* bad with colour, so I try really hard, but I know it looks stupid sometimes. You need to just bear with it, sometimes it will not work, other times it will.

I could write a gorram novel with inner monologue from Tony/Toni right now, but I'm not going to. Instead, just hard topic sentences and let the undertone sink in.

Did I mention that Tony/Toni isn't like, multiple personality? The inner monologue is, because hes been fighting himself for so long. But there is just one soul in there.

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May 3rd, 2013, 7:33 am

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As the Artistic Critic, I have to say that the colour scheme on this installment, # 179, seems fine to me. When Toni lays down, everything is dark. As she begins deep meditation, which hopefully leads to personality and attitude adjustment, the background is dark and gray. As the meditation progresses, gradual colour is introduced, to show the progress and enlightenment that is occurring. Finally, when Toni is done with this session of introspection, the full blend of colors are shown. Note Toni's half smile, apparently indicating that she is in agreement with the conclusions that have been discovered during the meditation. Actually, these panels are well done, GreenKrog.

Transgender people ARE NOT mentally ill in the sense of having multiple personalities, or split personalities, or back-and-forth, good-or-bad, Jekyll-and-Hyde disorders. Toni, like most people, including transgender people, has only one personality, and one gender identity. What is the source of confusion is what one's correct gender expression should be, that is, presenting to the public what your correct gender identity is by how you dress, act, and display your personality traits. Multiple personalities are for the truly mentally ill, like the main character in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Psycho. Or for serial killers who are a complete " basket case " mentally. Transgender people many times do have mental issues and confusion to work through, but having multiple personalities are not one of them.

BTW---'Tony' is speaking on the left of the comic panels, 'Toni' is speaking on the right. Correct, GreenKrog ?

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May 3rd, 2013, 10:41 am

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: Thank you for the nice words on the art. Colour scares me. The blue on red made me nervous.

In regards to multiple/split personality, it turns out that there might not actually BE a split personality in the movie sense. Only states of fugue where a person forgets what they do, and act out of character. But it isn't split from themselves, just hidden.
Interesting stuff, mental conditions!

What Tony/Toni is experiencing is internal conflict. One part wanting something, the other part trying to avoid it. Its hard to express feelings with straight drawing, so I went with internal dialogue. Plus, it makes it really clear when there is unification, because the inner voice/emotion becomes Toni's voice.

Toni speaks in the Segoe font (left on panel 3) and Tony speaks in Comic Sans (right/bottom in panel 3).
Until frame 5, when there stops being a Tony.

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