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posted July 12th, 2014, 2:01 am


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September 21st, 2013, 7:30 am

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Yes, P did get a crazy heavy tan. She likes sports. So she is out a lot when she isn't drumming. She is one of those high energy people I can't stand :)
Also, I'm aware her hair is seriously fucked up in this, I can't fix it and my usual tactics didn't work. Grrr..

Frame 3 - Annie looks WAY more proud of herself than I intended, but after I drew it, I said, yup, this totally works anyways.

I like that P is totally open about her sexuality. I wonder how open Andrea is? We know that Sophie is a closet case. Then again, everything is so complicated when you are fifteen, isn't it? Andrea thought she liked Tony too. Except that was when Tony was Toni. And now Andrea is with P. And Sophie liked Toni when she was Tony. And started questioning if that makes her a lesbian. WHY IS THIS SO CONFUSING.
Come to think of it, if Annie is attracted to Jamie or Vic, does that mean she is straight? Even though she is still with Sophie. Or is she bisexual? For that matter, why is Sophie being so ok with this? Maybe she has an open mind about polyamory? Or maybe she only feels threatened if Annie was going out with another girl?
Uh.. you don't have to answer any of those questions. Its 5:30 AM and I really need to go to bed and I am sorta trying to figure all these things out before I start writing.

Ugh, I have to come in tomorrow to shade the page for Sunday night. Not that I mind, but I have people over and I have to prepare for World of Darkness as well, so it is a tight schedule. But I have priorities, con sarn it! There is only one premiere of each page!

Ok, /end of Sept 21 postings/

Shalom, my lovers. Sleep well when you sleep. Know peace when you seek peace. Know love when it touches your heart. Never feel alone, for you are never alone.
-The AnneKrog

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July 13th, 2014, 2:56 pm

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P! I've missed seeing her...

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July 13th, 2014, 4:11 pm

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Maybe I've had a bad day, but why so binary with all this sexual attraction stuff? Why are you making such an issue of it? Annie may be blissfully unaware of the implications as far as societal norms are concerned, but she just wants to be loved as Annie, so why should she care what gender of person loves her - I mean here, on a trans* storyline?! GK you're imposing those problems on her when instead we should be supporting her, not tripping her up.

I'm trans*, I'm vaguely asexual and I just want someone I can love and be loved and I don't give a damn what gender they are because I'm attracted by both...all... which ever - it doesn't matter!

As for meeting someone alone - sheesh - what is it with super-smart people that they have no common sense at all? Lexi is being such a dick here and is making things much worse, but most importantly is just letting Annie sleepwalk into a solo hook-up.

But like I said, I've not had the best day. So disregard me ranting *stomps off*

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July 13th, 2014, 5:04 pm

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@stickygirl: I'm not making an issue of it. These are all questions that people will ask, even if it is irrelevant. You think that when Annie goes to school next year, if Annie has a girlfriend, people won't want to call her a lesbian? Do you think her dad isn't wondering if she is bisexual or straight or whatever, given that she has had both a boyfriend and girlfriend? What about Sophie herself, who has been (in some terminology) cheated on with Jamie and now, to an extent, Vic?
I'm not imposing questions on her, but society likes to apply labels. Especially with her how analytical she is, do you think she doesn't spend a lot of her time trying to figure out her own labels? Just because she doesn't care who she is with, so long as she is loved, doesn't mean she won't want to classify herself.

I am a deconstructionist. I do not believe in the separation of people from each other based on things that are not directly relevant to the task at hand. Skin colour, whats between your legs, how much your parents make, etc - none of those make sense, as they are simply societal constructs. The very concept of masculine and feminine is absurd. What does it help anybody to say that pink is a feminine colour? It doesn't! It is a construct that means nothing!
But as I said, this isn't how society treats each other. They DO care, and this is the world Annie, and the rest of us, live in. If it didn't, then /r/lgbt wouldn't be constantly asked things like 'am I gay? Bi?' or 'how can I come out to my friends'? As much as I tell people in those threads (and I could link you to some, if you would like, because I am strongly decontructionist), that doesn't change anything except how a person feels about themselves.

I'm trans and strongly asexual. I would like to think that if the right attraction came along, that would change. But if it doesn't matter to either of us, why do we have the labels of trans and asexual on ourselves? Why didn't you phrase it as "I'm human, and I just want someone I can love"? You placed yourself into the constructs of being trans and being asexual. So these must have a meaning to you that can't simply be ignored. Even if you did it only for the people reading, and you don't care yourself, then you are still giving the rest of the public to use as a label so they can understand your perspective. Do you see what I am saying?

As for the meeting alone - you are right. Some super-smart people just really don't get it. As I told PattyM on the 'Final Note' page, it is based on my person dumbness. I can only hope that everyone else is sharper than I am when it comes to personal safety. However, she will be taking SOME precautions (as will be noted in tomorrow's comic). She can be taught!

Hopefully these answers will help to dissuade your bad day. If not, I would love to talk about it more, or link you those reddit examples. And if none of this helps, I COMMAND YOU TO GET A SLURPEE!! Cream soda, if it is available - sometimes it is good to copy fictional characters on shady web comics. *hug*

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July 13th, 2014, 6:14 pm

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*long sigh*
I know all about labels. Relationships mostly suck.
I had ice cream earlier
didn't work :(((

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