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Enigma 22nd Sep 2016, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Once again hitting the nail on the head with neurodivergency and gender. Was I confused about my gender because of my disorder, or do I just not understand gender enough? Thank you, gray, for putting these things out there. Sugar is hitting very close to home on this.
josie 22nd Sep 2016, 1:30 PM edit delete reply
i'm rly feeling sugar here too

the miscommunication........ lola seems so uncomfortable and sugar thinks they're making fun of her
josie 22nd Sep 2016, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
at least thinks they might be? i'm reading the 'i don't even know what's a joke most of the time' as applicable to lola's Ambiguous Hem
keaton 22nd Sep 2016, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
Great art and direction. This story teems with a sense of melancholy and anxiety and the art really makes you feel it on every page. I'm glad this exists
Fuck 22nd Sep 2016, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
ITS THURSGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY IM LOVING THIS GENDER SHIT BTW
bluestar 23rd Sep 2016, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
lola’s interrupted sugar a couple of times in the story, but this time they didn’t... step back from that assertiveness as much, i think? which makes sense given the context if nothing else (i.e. they arent at the gas station or the last scene) but the easy way they say it sorta lightens the discussion, if that makes sense

and the expressions really make this page, i feel
Nobody 23rd Sep 2016, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
Nobody
you're right! lola is acting different. she's interrupting less, asking more questions, and directing the conversation more towards sugar.
she hasn't been this passive since the beginning of the story. it's relevant to what happened on page 50.
thank you for the comment.
Kira 26th Sep 2016, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
I really identify with Sugar so much, I don't know how to express it. I recently got diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and seeing her and her behavior its like "oh! i recognize that in myself! i never knew that was a part of whats going on!" its reassuring in a way. I'm not suicidal but i understand where she's coming from, too. I guess what I'm trying to say is I see myself a lot in sugar, right down to the gender stuff and nonbinary partner haha, and it's a nice feeling to see the stuff i go through in a comic
bluestar 29th Sep 2016, 12:59 AM edit delete reply
also! I just realized why that last line hit me so hard - like if i experience delusions and some people are telling me that I can't be what i say i am, its like.. what do i know, right?
bat 9th Dec 2016, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
i like how you write gender identity stuff. it feels complicated enough to be believable. i can relate.

i think youve also done what it takes to get the readers invested in the action. i wonder, will they go through with the plan? will lola change her mind? will sugar change -her- mind? i keep imagining different endings tbh

also idk if youd consider drop-out a ~trans comic~ but its funny that both drop-out and nevada by imogen binnie prominently feature a road trip to nevada. like just a weird observation. well its better than "fur and loathing in las vegas" : P
bat 9th Dec 2016, 10:46 PM edit delete reply
wait were sugar and lola from new york???
Nobody 10th Dec 2016, 4:33 AM edit delete reply
Nobody
massachusetts, actually!