Morning After

posted December 21st, 2013, 2:01 am


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July 28th, 2013, 4:42 pm

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So, uh, yeah, the colour explanation from yesterday. Annie wakes up and, despite her worries, feels entirely like a woman.

If you saw the first frame and thought they slept together? Shame on you! She is fifteen!
I wonder, how many of the crew are virgins? I didn't consider that till now. I figure P probably isn't. Jamie and Gary? Doubtful. Vic? Ugh, I don't want to think about it.

Also, Gary is white. Like, just, his skin is white. He isn't lacking in colour comic-wise, his colour IS white.

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December 21st, 2013, 9:00 am

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"Shame on you! She is fifteen!" kinda makes me want to point out that the age of consent is 15 where I live, not that it matters because the comic isn't set here. And I guess Jamie is older so it would be creepy anyway.

*hugs*

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December 21st, 2013, 2:43 pm

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@A: In Alberta - 12-13 can consent to 12-15. 14 or 15 can consent to 'older than 14 but younger than 20' (Jamie is older than 20). 16 and older can consent to anyone so long as they are not 'a person responsible for you or in a position of trust'.
And for some reason, you must be over 18 to have anal sex in Canada.

This raises a weird question - if Annie was to have sex with Vic, would it be legal? Assuming she is 16 at that point, I mean. Vic is her coach, right? Does it count?

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December 21st, 2013, 8:40 pm

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My first thought was what happened if Jamie had a morning woodie. Awkward....

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December 22nd, 2013, 12:29 am

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I apologize in advance.

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Well, I'll be honest. Your art style is difficult to get used to, being someone who looks for either hyperrealism or a good animation style. I find it very messy, but having read through beginning-end, I have to say you've advanced and the story is great. And by great, I mean I was tearing up at some parts as I went through. It scares me, and I really hope I never have to go through anything half as horrible as she does when I finally start transitioning... You have done a really good job. Sorry if this came out oddly, it is nearly 2am and I'm exhausted and probably shouldn't be saying anything anywhere, but oh well.

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December 22nd, 2013, 12:36 am

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@den: Never apologize for having an honest opinion. What you think is what makes you who you are.

I am well aware that the art is brutal. I am doing my best to go back and redo the archives to a minimum level of suck. I am currently 400/799 at a halfway decent quality (basically, like today's), and I am keeping ahead of all future posts to ensure that no new ones look poor.
It took a lot of time and effort to get to this level of craptacularity. Unfortunately, as someone who (apparently) is on the autism spectrum and (definitely) has extreme social anxiety, I don't actually know what humans look like. So it took a lot of people making me feel bad to show me exactly what my mistakes were. And now I don't feel bad, because they were right, and now I don't feel utterly ashamed of the art!

The chances of you having the same horror as Annie has had is slim. She is an unfortunate amalgamation of people I have known and the hell they have gone through. Plus, she lives in a redneck place where (at least, during my teen years) it was perfectly acceptable to hate openly.

Now go to sleep. Sleep well, sleep long, and dream of wings and song.

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December 22nd, 2013, 1:05 am

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@GreenKrog: you're better than pretty much all of my friends. And if you want to work on people, get people online to send a picture of themselves and draw them. It sounds creepy, but it helps a lot. People are extremely hard. I hate and love drawing them...

And I live in the bible belt in the US. Very, very redneck. Especially with whatever recently happened with some famous guy named Phil. Colours even remotely resembling rainbows are all but outlawed.

And who needs sleep? Internet is calling, I must answer her...

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December 22nd, 2013, 1:08 am

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I didnt assume they did anything naughty. Jamie's not the first person she's shared a bed with for comfort, but its very clear she's not ready for sex.

That kind of friendship where sharing a bed and cuddling is missing from my life, I think. Annie's life might be an amalgamation of horrors, but she's still got a lot of positive going for her.

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December 22nd, 2013, 1:10 am

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@den: If your friends don't value you for who you are, you need better friends. No person should ever feel alone or afraid for who they are. Nobody deserves isolation for what is only a small part of who they are. And if they don't love you for you, then why should you try to make them happy?

I hope you will either pass easily or meet little opposition (or move to a place more accepting). Or you can be like me and spend three years in the darkness of night, making sure nobody sees you until you are done. See above: social anxiety.

Sleep is fantastic! It's one of my favourite activities! It's where I can be whoever I am and not have to meet opposition or doubt. For the most part. Sometimes. Ok, aside from hellish nightmares, I really enjoy sleep.

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December 22nd, 2013, 1:22 am

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Thank you.

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@GreenKrog: I have exactly two friends that are actual friends. And they're the coolest people on earth.
And I'm moving in a little over a year! New start, and hopefully I won't be too... Pretty (?) To pass.

And my cat is now biting me, so I have to go to bed with her. Goodnight, have a good (whatever the current time of day is).

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June 20th, 2017, 10:59 am

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I think your artwork is fine. At first, I was put off by the simplicity of your drawings, but as time went on I noticed the subtle qualities of what you've done. The little facial expressions are excellent. You've created a style all your own and this is coming from someone who has studied a lot of art in art school at the MFA level. The story is so good so far I don't want it to end.

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June 20th, 2017, 11:27 am

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@claredin: I don't know what an MFA level is, but I can take it as a compliment! the more people discuss my art, the more it is apparent that said art is a style instead of plain good. With this, I can be proud.

Usually I am hesitant to take any sort of art compliment, but I think you might be the straw that broke the camel's back here. I mean it when I say thank you, it means more to me today than it has any time before.

Fun fact: I also took life drawing in college as part of my Game Design and Project Management courses. I was surprisingly good at negative space with chalk and that is about it.

The story has no intention of ending at the moment. I have until the end of year 2 written out in basic format. Annie has so much left to learn and so much life left to live. And for the first time in 33 years, I can say the same about the author.

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June 20th, 2017, 1:27 pm

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Yes, I'm giving you the highest compliment on your art. MFA = Master of Fine Arts at the university level. The art is simple yet direct, poignant, and hits the viewer hard with its message... and none of this would be possible without great dialog. There are people going for creative writing MFAs who can't think up a story like this! It's brilliant! I'm enjoying each episode.

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