Don't Have to

posted December 23rd, 2013, 2:01 am


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July 28th, 2013, 4:49 pm

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That's just plain dirty pool, what P did there.

What did she mean by 'you are better off than I am most days'? Is P self concious about being butch? That doesn't seem right.

The look on Jamie's face at the end is enigmatic. Is he being comforting? Or is that the smile of a person who just won a victory? I am finding it frustrating trying to figure it out.

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December 25th, 2013, 3:27 pm

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Dirty pool indeed. But the confidence boost if it goes off without a hitch? Worth it.

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October 4th, 2014, 12:55 pm

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I'm not GLBT. However, I am mildly autistic.

When I was younger, I wished I were bi, because what if I met the perfect person and they didn't happen to be in a male body?

It took me 4 girlfriends to admit to myself that I am, alas, straight.

I'm forty now.

And am reading "Wildflowers." I haven't finished it yet, but a poem I love popped into my head, and it fits the comic.

Here is the first verse of "Apple Tree:"

Apple tree, you're growing pears.
Something just ain't right upstairs.
Let me see a fallen fruit,
See what gives you this repute.

As the poem progresses, the 'apple tree' is growing pears at night, in the middle of winter - and is chopped down for its nonconformity.

And then the nonconformist apple tree is discussed as an idea, like it was never a living being. And then the last two lines:

Apple tree, we let you die.
Perhaps your pears would care to cry?

I can't find this poem anymore, even though I know the author.

I can't remember the exact wording of most of the middle.

But I wanted to mention this poem, because it just seems to fit.


Thank you for reading this.

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October 4th, 2014, 3:25 pm

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@Siva: Every girl is just two drinks away from being bisexual! Ah, lesbian folk music from the Vancouver Dyke March..
Anyways - you may be straight, you might be bi, you might be.. anything. So long as you are open to finding another human who you love and who loves you, then putting terms on yourself is unnecessary and segmenting. Constructs to put ourselves in neat little boxes usually helps nobody. What helps everybody is that you are a good person and want to share that.

I wish I could read that poem. Sounds like something Rush would sing.

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October 4th, 2014, 3:37 pm

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I was just about to email the author, ask for an emailed copy. I'm still going to. Now, I'll add a link to your webcomic, and ask for permission to share it with you.

IF you get to read it, permission to share should NOT be assumed. Relatedly, I figure somewhere on the comic site, there's a link for sending email to you without posting it as a comment? If not, I'll want one, please. Am I correct in assuming that you have access to the email address I left as part of this comment?

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October 4th, 2014, 4:00 pm

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@Siva: If you make a non-guest account, you can send messages directly to people via Smackjeeves. Alternately, you can also direct message me on the facebook page. You are incorrect that I can see your email - guest account email is only to give you notifications.

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