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posted May 2nd, 2015, 2:01 am


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May 10th, 2014, 2:23 am

GreenKrog

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Heh, I used to shave with no shaving cream. For like, several years. You can't imagine the damage I did to my face. The first time I shaved? Roughly that red.

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May 2nd, 2015, 3:29 am

Nick (Guest)

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So, is she wearing a nun's cap, or is that her bleach'd blonde hair? If it's hair, I'd recommend giving her the bangs/forehead locks that Annie has, the ones that hang in front of her ears.

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May 2nd, 2015, 12:52 pm

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@Nick: That is bleached blond hair with her brow roots showing. It is one of those lazy-but-valley-girl looks. To her, it looks good because it has a lot of volume and colour. To you (and me, blegh) it just looks kinda dumb. I won't be changing it because it is supposed to look like this!

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May 2nd, 2015, 3:30 am

dew (Guest)

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Is shaving your face different than legs, or... Other things? I haven't started testosterone yet, so I have never REALLY shaved my face (only for therapeutic reasons) but is dry shaving there different from anything else?

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May 2nd, 2015, 5:00 am

Ariensus (Guest)

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@dew: The only difference I've found is that it's a lot more thick, so there's a lot more cleaning the razor than if I were shaving my legs. Also, there are a lot more nooks and crannies to shave, so it's a bit easier to miss a spot.

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May 2nd, 2015, 5:55 am

Steph (Guest)

My war with facial hair

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Ugh... Poor Annie...
Ever since puberty, I've been at war with body and facial hair. Thankfully, the former has all but disappeared after HRT and the latter still continues to plague my existence.

I've done laser on the easy ones and have been doing electrology for the tough ones. There's nothing like laying on a table for hours and having to endure your face poked with an electrified needle.

For those girls who haven't grown much yet, get on anti-androgens as soon as you can.

If you're headed the opposite direction, shaving isn't that bad on a daily basis if you're using a good multi-blade razor and a decent gel. Dry shaving doesn't really get closer anyway. I've always had the best luck just making another pass.

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May 2nd, 2015, 8:26 am

Anna (Guest)

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@Steph: Also, if you run out of shaving cream, mineral oil will work. (It's the main lubricant in shaving cream.)

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May 2nd, 2015, 12:37 pm

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Is there some symbolism in Panel 6 that I am not getting ? Is the overhead light symbolic of something ? Is the fact that Annie has one hand open and one hand clenched in a fist symbolic ? Although some of the symbolism does go over my head, as in the Twilight Sparkle reference, I love the occasional symbolism and spiritual representation and revelation that is sometimes found in Wildflowers !

BTW---Couldn't the Bloody Maiden have a bloody face, too, complete with redness around her mouth and cheeks ?

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May 2nd, 2015, 12:50 pm

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: The light doesn't mean anything, it is just the standard streetlight that I use to show that it is outside and dark. Her hands are just to indicate that she is talking (openly) and angry (closed), so it conveys what she is feeling without me having to actually put into words what she is feeling.

I don't think that skin irritation counts as hardcore enough to be part of the Bloody Maiden imagery.

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May 5th, 2015, 3:13 pm

mittfh

Shaving

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There is an easier way - there's a wonderful invention out there called the electric shaver.

OK, maybe it doesn't get quite as close as the traditional methods (cut-throat / disposable), but it's virtually impossible to cut yourself, you don't need a mirror handy and you can do it pretty much anytime, anywhere (as most are rechargeable).

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May 5th, 2015, 3:22 pm

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@mittfh: I guess this is just me projecting, but electric razors are not an option. They make noise. A lot of noise. Which means *everyone* knows what you are doing. It draws attention to the fact that you have to deal with this thing that makes you a man (despite my ex girlfriend having a far bushier moustache than I could ever grow!).
So.. Annie is probably in that mindset of always needing to be 100% natural and nobody can know how much work she puts in.

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