Terri

posted September 2nd, 2015, 2:01 am


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September 8th, 2014, 4:43 am

GreenKrog

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I really like the dyke in frame 2. See how Wendy says that anything other than straight or lesbian is weird? Even up here where I am, you can still get generally judged for being asexual or bisexual. The more we more forward with L/G understanding, the more A/B/P can get left behind.
Point is, in their school, clearly being straight and les is just fine. Being A/B/P isn't yet. So.. step forward? I guess?

..what did Terri do in fourth grade, exactly?

And now Annie has to come clean with Wendy. Or concoct some decent lies tonight before cheerleading practice. Wonder how the rest of the team will take it? I mean, Zora is already on the squad, so clearly lesbians are ok. It can't go that badly, can it? Anyone? Guys? Guys?!

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September 2nd, 2015, 10:10 pm

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oh man... i feel so lost with the last couple days of interaction... you need to sell a program like at the ball park.... "can't tell the players with a program!" 8-)

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September 2nd, 2015, 11:51 pm

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@Steph: I think it's because Bree and Wendy look really similar. I think one of them should dye their hair... or decide to get a haircut... or have massive plastic surgery... all of those seem like equally plausible things that could happen.

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September 2nd, 2015, 11:58 pm

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@Erin: Er.. Wendy has a giant poof of pink hair and a V chin. Bree has a square face with orange hair. If you mean Terri looks like Cindi and Lexi, that is because they have the S shaped face and darker skin, and I agree they do look similar, except their hair styles are very different.

I hope this helps? Because literally nobody else has a V shaped face except for Wendy, Annie, and Ms Epers.

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September 3rd, 2015, 12:24 am

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@GreenKrog: I mean, after I look for a couple seconds, I get it, but this is usually like a sentence or two into the dialogue.

I mean, logically, they shouldn't be confused, but I think that since that all their differences have some degree of subtley, it can be hard. Like, Bree has orange hair and a tan, wendy has pink hair and fair skin, so to me, Wendy looks like a washed out version of Bree when I'm not paying attention.

There isn't a hard contrast between either of their skin tones and their hair tones, so they're face shapes tend to blend together for me, and their outlines are pretty similar (either arch from hair or arch from jaw and hair).

Additionally, they were introduced at almost the same time and had almost no screen time with each other.

I mean, a lot of that stuff isn't necessarily changeable, but I feel justified in being confused (which is of course always an excellent arguement).

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September 3rd, 2015, 12:48 am

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@Erin: I try to open every first line or two of dialogue with their names for that very reason, actually. That said, scroll back literally two pages to 'Grace' and you can see both Wendy and Bree side by side in frame 4. Literally every aspect of how they are shaped and coloured is markedly different. I am bloody colourblind but even I can't see how you can get neon orange and neon pink mixed up. Bree even has streaks in her hair, and Wendy has little sideburn tendrils! Out of all of the people in the comic, I don't get how those two could ever get confused! Their noses are even massively different! And they are a good half foot height difference!

I am not above giving characters plastic surgery (Cindi had a nose job, in fact) but short of a complete skin transplant I don't have any idea what I can do to make the two of them look different. I am at a loss here as to what to change to make them look different.

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September 4th, 2015, 3:47 pm

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I still don't understand how asexuality is weird to people. Is not having sex really that disturbing?

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September 4th, 2015, 4:34 pm

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@Anon: There is a lot of reasons and ways a person can be asexual. It isn't necessarily that the person is grossed out by sex, but more like, they just don't find the act engaging.

Me, for example, I very much enjoy sexual stimulation (rubbing, etc) but find the actual act of sex (attempting to achieve orgasm) to be unenjoyable. Think about it more like a drink, for example, beer, since a lot of people are in to beer. When you start drinking beer, it is gross and bitter and not at all enjoyable. You can learn to enjoy it, sure. Sometimes you might really enjoy a specific beer. But most of the time, you would rather have a Dr Pepper and rum.
Or, more specifically for me, I always have something I would rather be doing than the act of achieving orgasm. I would rather play games to get my seratonin. I would rather go for a walk to get my adrenaline. I would rather sleep or have a shower to get my relaxation.
I have and do very much enjoy having sex with my partner if she is interested. Asexuals can and do have sex - it just isn't something they pursue on their own.

This is my personal take on it. There are other asexuals who actively do not enjoy the act at all and want to avoid the regions involved. You know how most people find the butthole really really gross even though some people enjoy anal sex? Imagine that, but it is their genitals. To those types of asexuals, it is something they would never deliberately want to have happen.

Still others have a very low sex drive due to hormones or lack of ability to orgasm. This happens a lot with transwomen later in their hormone state, where they do not have testosterone and their penis cannot be used for sexual stimulation. In a case like this, they may not be mentally asexual, but they are physically asexual due to what is affectionally known as chemical castration. Which, fun fact, is what they used to do on homosexuals to make them stop having gay sex, and on pedophiles. Also fun fact: this is why medicine in the 1900 was fucking terrible and we now associate the two.

Anyways, this is just a few types of asexuality. Keep in mind, like regular gay/straight sexuality, asexuality is on a spectrum. In this regard, I am never sexually attracted to anyone (think to myself, I would like to engage in sex with that person) but I have felt that way about my partner in the past.

Also, for what it is worth, I had surgery with Dr Brassard in Montreal, and I have amazing sensation and can achieve orgasm and I do self lubricate. So that is not a factor.

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September 5th, 2015, 10:59 am

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@GreenKrog: I think you may have misread my comment. I'm actually asexual myself. I have little to no attraction to women, absolutely none to men, and don't desire sex with either. I have an absurdly low sex drive.

I also happen to be somewhere on the autism spectrum, so I'm very introverted and don't desire a relationship either.

What I was saying isn't that I don't understand asexuality, but that I don't understand why asexuality would weird out other people.

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September 5th, 2015, 11:47 am

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@Anon: Wow. I could not have misread your comment worse than I did. I'm a derp and i apologize for my derping. My only reason/excuse for doing so is that I have met exactly one other asexual in my entire blood life so I read it as 'whats wrong with you people' instead of 'whats wrong with people not getting us'. So, yeah, my bad!

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September 6th, 2015, 3:22 am

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@GreenKrog: I think you may have simply missed one word. Remove the "not" in "Is not having sex really that disturbing?" and the sentence takes on a completely different meaning.

My point is that I fail to see how a lack of sexual activity or desire could weird people out, given that by its very nature, asexuality is completely inoffensive.

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