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August 8th, 2014, 5:30 pm

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I've never been to a school that advertises after school clubs. So I am basing it on, I dunno, manga?

Annie the cheerleader. Will that actually be a thing? She does look cute in a cheerleader uniform. But does she want to go on a field in front of hundreds of people and cheer? She already does with singing. But that's not the same thing, is it? One is the heartfelt expression of the innermost emotions and heartbreak, and the other is cheering big guys hitting each other on a field.

I am pretty sure our sports teams in high school were terrible enough that they were considered a joke. I know our cheerleaders were cute enough, but nobody really cared that they existed. So I am going to be approaching this in a more americanized version of cheerleaders. Or like, cheerleaders from a school that actually has good cheerleaders.

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July 26th, 2015, 5:23 am

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@GreenKrog: Just got caught up today after starting reading last week. I love it and will now proselytize the wonders of your comic amongst the interwebs. More to the point, clubs works. Swimming is something she's done and perhaps doesn't want to set herself up for being recognized. Or she doesn't care and will just deal with it. Cheer-leading though can have it's own competitions on a state and national scale so that could present some opportunities if you wish to go that way.

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July 26th, 2015, 1:23 pm

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@Murbella: I am glad you found something of value in Wildflowers. While I certainly appreciate reaching a wider audience, always be sure to let people know that it can get pretty dark in here. I would hate to trigger people in the wrong ways.

Swimming could certainly be a problem, especially since she did swim at a provincial, competitive level. I don't know if Canada takes cheerleading as seriously (or any sport, for that matter) as the states do, but if so, cheerleading might be an issue too.

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July 26th, 2015, 4:13 pm

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@GreenKrog: forgot, Canada...

Also, always recommended with a heavy trigger warning as poor Annie gets beat up a lot and suicide stuff.

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July 31st, 2015, 11:13 am

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I looked up 'FAE' in the Urban Dictionary, and the definition given was---
" A fae is a humanoid mystical creature that wields great power in magic and elementals. "

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July 31st, 2015, 11:35 am

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: Yes, the fae (or fae folk) is the traditional spelling/reference to the European continent. Most people simply call them fairies. However, that is a fae, not a FAE. Generally if something is in all caps is is a designator of abbreviation or acronym. However, I did come up with the acronym FAE before I knew what the letters stood for. And this is because of the game 'Magic; the Gathering'. There was a deck back in Lorwyn that resulted in a blue/bleck deck so powerful it locked out all other card options and make the game very unbalanced. So you either played the faeries deck or you hated it. It created a dichotomy in the gaming community - and now I am using it to show a dichotomy between the two groups.
Likewise, naming it after faeries was to illustrate the magical barrier between the two groups (the popular and the FAE), where neither group trusts each other but they respectfully coexist, despite their differences. This is how the fae and humans live in Eurpoe - the humans accept the tricksters do what they do and try to work around it, and the fae accept that the humans take up their areas and they are essentially powerless to fight against it.

...this is one of those things I spend a massive amount of thought with before putting on paper.

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