Did I Kill him?

posted May 5th, 2013, 2:01 am


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March 24th, 2013, 7:52 pm

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Panel 2, Sophie is supposed to be raging like a Garou, not cheering in victory. Didn't exactly come through clearly.

I'm having problems drawing breasts again. *sigh*. Means I will probably have to spend a few days staring at women's chests, AGAIN. Being a webcomic artist is srs bsns.

On a darker note, tomorrow's post from last month is the new chapter page from the previous chapter before this one.
I will give you a minute to take that in.
Good? Ok. What I mean is, today I am posting for May 5, but the actual post for tomorrow is the 25th, which is the new chapter called "A New Chapter". For those paying attention, it was a horrible, brutal chapter, and I kinda rickrolled everyone into being happy and then WELL NO. Will I do that again in this chapter? No. No I won't.

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So, playing with time dilation, I just finished my postings for up to the 3rd of July. So I know whats going to happen. It gets zany!

The reason I came to necropost (even though this post doesn't go live until tomorrow..?) Hold on.
The reason I came to edit this is because every night, the second the next comic posts, I get a bunch of hits. Its at a really awkward time, when it seems really unreasonable for anyone to go, oh hey, its convenient to check Wildflowers.
So I'm just kinda wondering, who are y'all? If I can ask, why do you check it so quickly after posting?

I never intended Wildflowers to be a solo endeavor.
I would love to know what is working, what isn't, if I'm getting to the right people, etc. It doesn't have to be in the comments, a private message would work as well.
Thanks for your time.
-The AnneKrog

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May 5th, 2013, 7:38 pm

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I love the story of Toni, it`s very harsh, and sometimes hard to watch...But! I still like reading it even if I have to read it with my hands over my face XD

I like the characters, plot twists (I didn`t see Toni attempting suicide coming) and some of the moments that hit close to home.

The only thing I`d say needs fixing is maybe the colour. I think the comic could probably be improved by sticking to black and white, and messing around with line texturing. (honestly this is just me nitpicking)

Also I read the comic usually at 6 am, eastern time. I don`t know if that`s an off hour in your timezone. Maybe some of your biggest fans are in some odd timezone XD

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May 5th, 2013, 8:10 pm

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@Noodle: Thank you for the feedback! I've often considered black/white gradient for the background. Frankly, I can't even remember why I started coloured gradients.
The main reason why I didn't/haven't done line texturing is that my hand is horrendously unsteady. Especially when trying to apply a curved line in photoshop. I will certainly give it an honest attempt for you though, and we can compare the results.

Toni's story gets better from here. I mean, what is lower than suicide, right? Not that there won't be cring-worthy moments to come. But at least you don't have to worry about that again! (I think. As I've stated, I usually don't know the story until the week I write it. But at least for two months, things get better!)

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May 7th, 2013, 8:04 pm

Valley

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Garou? Somebody plays World of Darkness.... :)=

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May 11th, 2013, 2:46 pm

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I read it 'cause we're friends. Your artwork is awkward, but its clear you're putting a lot of effort into it. Its a very engrossing story, and I'm infinitely curious what's going to happen!

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June 12th, 2014, 2:23 am

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@GreenKrog: Personally, I like the coloured backgrounds. In some panels, they're indicative of walls, while in others (e.g. the strip above), they can give indications of characters' emotions at the time (especially the 'halo' type which you've used on several occasions).

As for the story, I imagine on the rollercoaster ride there'll be plenty more periods of self-doubt and self-loathing - but hopefully over time Ton(y/i) will learn to trust their friends and rely on their help and support, so each time, Toni gets that tiny bit stronger (although it might take a few 'down' episodes to be a noticeable difference - other than perhaps the recovery phase being slightly quicker).

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June 12th, 2014, 2:29 am

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@mittfh: As my art improved, so too did my ability to use colour and not have people want to throw up. As her life improves, so too does the colour. And moreso, when things become suspiciously absent of colour and goes grey, you know there is a real issue.

As I learned how to display human emotion, kind of, I mostly did away with halos. I say mostly, because sometimes they are just plain necessary to illuminate the situation.

The story? Yeah. It gets better, and happier, but it is never exactly easy. I imagine for many trans people, they are like, oh, I'm supposed to be X, well, ok! Done! And then they move on. Which is how life SHOULD be.
Tony/Toni is more modeled on my history - a lot of self loathing for no good reason, and working through the issues of worth in the face of this condition.

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June 12th, 2014, 3:40 am

mittfh

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@GreenKrog: I've read that several who transition experience periods of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), which can be really difficult to eliminate entirely, even if they've had genital reconfiguration surgery and haven't been misgendered in years. Of course, on balance, their life is likely to be better than beforehand (in some cases, immeasurably so) - but learning to ignore the little voice popping up occasionally to say "You're not / never will be a real woman" can be difficult at times, as can learning to accept complements and praise as genuine.

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