Pizza by Candlelight

posted July 4th, 2013, 2:01 am


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May 6th, 2013, 2:56 am

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Lexi! Too soon!

Happy 'murica day, you 'murican viewers out there! Go outside and blow something up in celebration of lower taxes than what the British levied! Celebrate the original pilgrimage to 'murica to escape the union of church and state and.. how.. uh.. guess that didn't last, did it?
Well, as of this posting, at least 9 states are allowing civil equality to gays and lesbians. Its getting there. Slowly.

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July 4th, 2013, 7:09 am

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You already know about the problem with Lexi's hand in panel 4, so I will just say that her hand could have been drawn pointing a finger a Toni as she was saying " I Meant ". You do want feedback like this from time to time, don't you ?

I have to work today, so it's hardly a holiday to me. Why does the USA have holidays that every year just end up glorifying warfare and the military ( as if that is the right way to settle differences ), and end up trashing the British and their way of life ? Shouldn't just be " Live and Let Live" ? One of the two holidays that I do celebrate is not even an official holiday as defined by the USA Government. Every year I honor the " Transgender Day of Remembrance " held in mid or late November. Google that name to learn more about what should be a legal holiday, IMO, but probably never will be.

And as of today, July 4th, 2013, there are 13 states that have made Marriage Equality legal ( California was the 13th after the USA Supreme Court decision last week ). There are about 15 states that have made discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal, and about 12 states have made discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression illegal. Ohio, where I was born and still live, is not one of the states that currently recognizes these three legal principals, although individual Ohio cities and villages are left to decide that for themselves. Georgia, where my employer is based, does not, either. Not much from the USA Federal Government, either. But things are slowly changing.

Doesn't Canada have Marriage Equality and Non-discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression from it's Federal Government nationwide ?

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July 4th, 2013, 11:42 am

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: I do want art advice, always. Sometimes I just point out when I see my failure so that nobody else has to. I've been able to solve these problems (for the most part) as I've improved as an artist, I just can't do it in post-production all the time for current stuff.

'Murica day is actually about freedom from an oppressive political AND religious system. It was about how the British government was enforcing religious ideals on a peoples and those peoples fought back. Yes, it was violent, but at least they gained, for a time, true equality of faith for all citizens. Its a shame 'murica lost its way.

In my original posting 5/5/2013, there was limited social improvement for LGBT. In the past two months the world has made huge strides. Many states now have marriage equality, DOMA was struck down, and Canada has gender defense laws in place (finally). Sometimes a revolution of equality happens - sort of like 'murica day.
To think, only two months ago I could have been kicked out of my home for no other reason than I was trans, and there was no legal defense against it. And my trans* 'murican friend didn't have his top surgery covered by his state healthcare.

When people ask why I can be living in such hell but keep a smile and say that it gets better? This is what I mean.

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August 18th, 2013, 7:33 pm

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Final panel, dude you drugged you instead of dude who drugged you.

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August 18th, 2013, 7:43 pm

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@wraithoffire: Fixed! The entire sentence feels wrong. Should it be 'the' instead of 'that'? One seems more person based and the other seems object based. But then, when the two people in question are not people, but concepts of the people, then is it not appropriate to use 'that' in reference to a specific person of theory? To say 'that' for Andrea, who has a name and history, seems to be incorrect. But 'that' for the other person?
I'm sure there is a rule about this somewhere.

Holy crap the art in this is terrible. I bet I could redo it in like 5 minutes. Maybe I should. Blegh. Lexi doesn't even have her hair treatment in place.

Well, I have tomorrow off..

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June 16th, 2014, 2:35 pm

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Marriage Equality - 2014

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@GreenKrog: What a lot can happen in a year! Ten more US states allowing same-sex marriage, and eight awaiting the results of appelate court decisions.

So here's the current state of play (mid 2014) - if anyone's doing an archive binge in May-June 2015 (or later), feel free to see how things have moved on :)

Sixteen countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark[Excluding the Faroe Islands and Greenland], France, Iceland, Netherlands[Excluding Aruba, CuraƧao and St Maarten], New Zealand[Excluding Tokelau, Niue and the Cook Islands], Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom [Scotland from October 2014. Excluding Northern Ireland], Uruguay) and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Mexico and the United States) allow same-sex couples to marry.

In the US, same-sex couples can legally marry in nineteen states as well as a few other jurisdictions (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, and the District of Columbia, and several Native American tribes), and receive state-level benefits. Eight states (Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Michigan, Idaho, Arkansas, Texas and Wisconsin) are awaiting appellate court decisions after lower courts ruled in favor of allowing same-sex marriage.

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