Bigger Things

posted September 12th, 2014, 2:01 am


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October 26th, 2013, 4:56 am

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Yeah, frame 2 looks stupid as hell. Got it.

Why is Annie white instead of her regular skin colour? Well, how would YOU feel if you were massively insecure and someone started yelling and pointing?

Btw, tomorrow? FULL TOP NUDITY! WOOO!! Hide the kids!

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For those of you who are unaware of Wildflower's Facebook page, I invite you to take a look at the most recent post. It goes well beyond the normal help I try to offer to my readers.
I really want everyone to fully understand exactly what I am trying to do here. I don't expect anyone to comment, to come to me with responses, like the page, follow it, or any of that. All I want is for each and every one of my readers to truly understand that they are NOT alone.

https://www.facebook.com/WildflowersWebcomic

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September 12th, 2014, 10:37 am

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What's going on - I thought Annie wasn't on hormones?! *confubulated*

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September 12th, 2014, 1:31 pm

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Very public face-plant *hangs head in shame*
but YEAY!!!

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September 12th, 2014, 2:22 pm

PaulinaD (Guest)

Ah, dreaded locker rooms

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Ooh, I can so relate to how Annie is feeling on the locker room situation! This is exactly why i avoid public locker rooms and bathrooms like the plague! I certainly hope i get one of those carry letters soon, although even then id likely be too big a coward. Also congrats to Annie on beginning to have a body that reflects her inner beauty! That is an exciting moment, im sure!

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September 12th, 2014, 4:26 pm

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@PaulinaD: Were you too big a coward to admit to yourself who you should be? It may have taken a while, but you did it. Were you too big a coward to starting being who you are supposed to be? Clearly not.
Don't discount yourself like that. Don't assume that you don't have the strength to stand up to the world and take back what they have convinced you that you are giving up. You are stronger than you know.

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September 12th, 2014, 4:55 pm

PaulinaD (Guest)

i guess your right

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Thanks, I think i needed to hear that. As each day passes, and as i see the stranger behind the looking glass less and less, im sure my confidence is going to grow more and more. I sometimes still wish i had an accepting family or a surrogate family like annie does in the strip, but i dont. BUt i know im going to be alright. Every hardship ive faced has contributed to making me a stronger woman. I tend to forget sometimes how far ive come already, but thank you for reminding me, because, yeah, i really need it sometimes.

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September 12th, 2014, 5:09 pm

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@PaulinaD: Annie is a case of extremes. While some of us have gone through severe physical violence, I would doubt it was to the extent she did. Likewise, while some of us have had amazing support, I would doubt many had essentially a new family. Almost all of us fit somewhere along that spectrum.

Every time Annie goes out into the world, she knows that people might want to hurt her, physically or emotionally. But she keeps doing it, because nobody is going to take this away from her again. She fights her inner demons, like we all do, and looks at that pile of imperfections as if they were glaring flares of 'I'm a freak'. Just like Annie, we sometimes see these things and still force ourselves to be, not just living, but alive.

"The hottest fire makes the hardest steel"

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September 12th, 2014, 5:48 pm

PaulinaD (Guest)

my life, what a crazy ride its been.

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Yeah, sometimes it seems surreal, the things i have survived. Like when i first tried to come out and got sent to a very abusive bootcamp school to "cure" me. or the countless assualts and ive been through, or being raped, or the time my life was spared because some one i thought was a friend forgot to chamber a round in his pistol. it seems like it couldnt possibly have all happened to me, like, this seems like fiction. But its not. Someday maybe ill be able to talk more about it, this every day fight to be me. But until then that backstory is too painful, and these wounds just wont seem to heal.

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September 12th, 2014, 6:03 pm

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@PaulinaD: Take your time, and talk about the things you can, when you can. It can be hard, I certainly know that, but it needs to be done for you to heal.

If you get a pebble in your shoe, it hurts. It keeps digging more and more, until your foot is nothing but blood and wounds. You can keep going, sure, maybe masking the blood and keeping the same walk as usual. You can hide it from everyone - after all, the only thing they can see is the boot. But YOU know it is there. YOU constantly feel the pain.

Unfortunately, nobody can fix it if they don't see it. And unfortunately, nobody will know it is there until you make yourself naked. Until you can do that, until you can show how much is hidden, you can never be painless. You can never let go.

If you want someone, I'm certainly available. Otherwise, you might be amazed at who in your life is there for you that you don't even know.

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September 12th, 2014, 6:29 pm

PaulinaD (Guest)

i think i'd like that

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it is nice to have someone to talk to, and yeah, i mean, my therapist is a great listener as per her job, but if you dont mind talking, I think i would like that. Um, question for you, are you on Facebook, or anything?

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September 12th, 2014, 6:34 pm

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@PaulinaD: Yup. You can either message the admin of the Wildflowers FB page (surprise, it's me!) or create a private account on Smackjeeves and send me a message, then I can respond to you there.

I don't have an issue with people knowing who I am IRL, but I feel no need to generally publicize it without reason. So I won't put it here, but I am happy to give it away in private. That's what she said!

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September 12th, 2014, 6:54 pm

PaulinaD (Guest)

About the FB page

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so i cant seem to find the Wildflowers FB page. could you maybe put up a link to it?

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September 12th, 2014, 7:11 pm

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@PaulinaD: Scroll to the top, cutie pants! It is literally on this page!

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September 12th, 2014, 7:45 pm

PaulinaD (Guest)

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well thanks for pointing that out! i feel kinda dimb for totally missing that. Any way i sent a message on the facebook page, so yeah, thats me.

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September 16th, 2014, 6:16 pm

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@PaulinaD: I'm available for talking, too. And that goes for anybody. I'm a good listener.

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