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posted June 4th, 2014, 2:01 am


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September 6th, 2013, 11:50 pm

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I fucking hate this page.
Annie, hold on to who you are. Don't get cold. Don't let them break you.

Also, Bill's hair looks really stupid.

Also, I don't use vector because I still pencil+pen ink.
Also, it took me like 15 minutes to colour that guy's head.

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June 4th, 2014, 7:51 am

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Annie still irks me at times. Again, why does she have to say that jerks hate her for being transgender, thereby 'outing' herself and going all pale ? Why can't she just say that jerks at school hate me for what I believe, stay full colour, and leave it at that ?

BTW---I love the inside joke in panel 1, ' Why doesn't Wildflowers do that ?' !!!

BTW II---Is that a clothing tag showing at the back of the guy's shirt in panels 2-5? If it is, that is very clever and original, two thumbs up !

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June 4th, 2014, 12:53 pm

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I want to tuck that clothing tag back.
I can see why Cute is annoyed with Annie but I've done that same thing by being so upset, like "f*ck it do what you gotta do, I don't care anymore". It doesn't make sense but she's hurting and humiliated and needs someone to give her a big hug and a shoulder to cry on but the situation doesn't allow so you just say dumb things. I suppose there's a self-destruct in that but you don't think straight when your head's messed up.

No harm in taking 15mins to do the hair. I read today we shouldn't always think of wasting time as being a bad thing. I'd love to spend a glorious 15 mins colouring in hair and letting my mind take a break.

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June 4th, 2014, 1:59 pm

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: Sticky is right - some days you just give up trying. It isn't about other people, but about ourselves. She wouldn't be stopped by a stranger for being attacking if she hadn't been attacked, and she wouldn't have been attacked if she was (in her mind) normal. It can be very difficult for a lot of trans people to reconcile this.
I'm several years post-transition and very lucky in most every way. And yet, some days I wake up, look in the mirror, and say fuck it, I can't be a woman today because I am trans today. It isn't pleasant, but that is the mindset Annie is in.

Yes, the clothing tag was deliberate as hell. You only see this jerk from behind, and his hair looks like Gary and Mitch's. But now you won't think it was either of them, because they don't have that stupid tag. Right?

@stickygirl: I agree, she really does just need a hug. Her brother would probably do it, if she could just overcome her self-doubt and internal hurting enough to reach out.

The hair, ugh, now that I know what I did the first time, I could redo it in about 15 seconds. I sure have learned a lot. As for taking a break, you are absolutely right. One of the big problems with our current society is that we have a constant demand to be productive - always "on". People who can relax, and I mean really relax, tend to be healthier and happier. I'm one of those people who overworks themselves, so that loss of time was aggro, even though I know that while I was working on it, I was listening to music and ultimately relaxing.
..so much psychology, so little time.

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June 21st, 2014, 1:17 pm

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Panel 1: "Hello fourth wall!"

Also Annie's doing an Andrea with her hair...

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June 22nd, 2014, 3:38 am

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@mittfh: I just couldn't NOT put the dig at myself in there. If I knew how to do it well, it would be faster, cleaner, and look better on every medium. But.. meh, worth the joke!

And yeah. Annie is covering it. But unlike Andrea, everyone knows. This is mostly for strangers. Same reason why I wear arm warmers in all weather - strangers don't need to know how fucked up I am, even if all of my friends and family do.

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December 29th, 2014, 6:06 pm

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The way I was reading his comment was that he felt the hate toward her was gross.

We don't see his face, so we don't know how he was looking at her when he found out.

I like the idea that it was just a miscommunication though.

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