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April 12th, 2013, 10:37 pm

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I'm really, really please with frame 4. Tasteful. *puts on a monocle*

Did you know how often beautiful people are told they are beautiful? About as often as average people are. Just because you assume they hear it all the time doesn't mean they do.

Don't be scared of simple words. If you see someone, and you find them beautiful, tell them so. It might be what they need to make it through to the next day, or hour, or minute.
Be that someone.

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May 30th, 2013, 4:07 am

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I must say I get told quite often I'm beautiful but it's always in a context that makes it meaningless.

Some of my "guy friends" use every opportunity to make a compliment about my looks and therefor it sounds staged and insincere. They are overdoing it and make what they say sound worthless. Moreover, it's clear they only tell stuff like that so that I might think better of them or consider them as a "romantic option".

They do the same to other girls as well so it's really not about me or the way I look (I'm really not that extraordinary good looking) but I think the way Toni says it feels very honest and straightforward.

So what the world needs is not more telling others they are beautiful but telling them and MEANING it by heart

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May 30th, 2013, 11:45 am

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@AliceAcid: If you recall the incredibly poorly drawn 'Enter: Lexi' from chapter 2, she says that most guys hit on her right away. So being told who is beautiful or pretty or hot is pretty meaningless to her from most people.

How Toni means it? That is unclear. Does she mean it in a way that Lexi is physically beautiful? Or intrinsically beautiful? Or that her unified body/soul is beautiful?
No matter which way Toni meant it, I think it may be one of the first times Lexi has ever heard it and had it be 'real'.

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May 30th, 2013, 8:03 pm

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Both Lexi and Toni are not " beautiful " in a fashion supermodel sense, yet that is the supposed ideal that is held out by most people in order to be called " beautiful ". But what most people think, say, and do is different to the way I think. Lexi and Toni are actually quite ordinary in a physical beauty sense, as are the majority of people. So Lexi and Toni are beautiful in another sense, or on another dimension. How they are, and how they are able to connect to one another is shown in Installments
# 51 to # 57. They connect on, and are beautiful in a mental, emotional, and spiritual sense. This is especially shown in # 54, when Lexi comes to realize that Tony is special in a spiritual sense, and the attraction and beauty between them begins to manifest itself from that point forward in their relationship. Much more needs to happen between them for the true beauty to be defined, but the basis for each ones assessment of each others beauty has been already laid down and expressed, and is further revealed as shown in today's installment.

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May 30th, 2013, 9:06 pm

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: Almost entirely correct, except for something you can't see because I am a terrible artist. Lexi is actually above average in the looks department. Nice skin, nice cheekbones, long flowing hair, and a heck of a rack (misogyny ftw!)at such a young age. She is no model, but good looking enough that the first reaction of most guys is to hit on her.

Tony on the other hand, is a fat white guy (as in, pale white, lack of tan), bad skin, big bags under the eyes, unkempt hair. Essentially, kinda ugly. His (her) inner beauty is what she really has going. Under all the rage and confusion and fright is a pure soul yearning for peace and love of everyone.
Lexi mentioned her own inner turmoil a while back, when she used to be 'ugly' as well. She really gets how it can be for someone to be so beautiful on the inside and yet disregarded entirely on the outside.

/endrant

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