strong content warning for themes of suicide and drug use.
2016 Extra Comic (Lola)
2016 Extra Comic (Sugar)
17th Nov 2016, 1:00 PM
Save My Place
Load My Place
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grocer of despair
17th Nov 2016, 2:40 PM
So much for wiggle room. (Or expecting it.)
I love the interplay in this scene - so many different mental states being passed through during this brief window.
17th Nov 2016, 2:53 PM
i just gasped out loud when i remembered that drop out updates today AAANND I LOV E IT
17th Nov 2016, 4:43 PM
"am i crush(ing you)" "am i too heavy" seem to mirror a lot about how sugar sees herself, even if here it's specifically about weight. it's always "too much" or "a burden", harmful. even if im not hitting the right note here the way your characters interact is very captivating.
17th Nov 2016, 7:18 PM
also interesting how sugar changes her phrasing a lot throughout the comic. can't really think of a reason why she would change "am i crushing you?" to "am i too heavy?". the latter seems to put more blame on herself, the former is kinda vague. changing "i'm still p(aranoid)" to "i still worry" seems to be the opposite effect tho, making it less about herself and more about lola.
18th Nov 2016, 3:54 AM
she does change her phrasing a lot! it's a common trait of mental illnesses that cause racing thoughts, but it's much more obvious in sugar when she's not sober.
lola has used the exact phrase "you're crushing me" several times in the comic, and even though sugar has subtly internalized these instances, i don't think she wants it to seem accusatory.
for the second, i believe she probably changed her wording because she instinctively refers to her fear as paranoia, and implies it's irrational to worry, but there is definite reason to fear that lola is just not saying that it's bothering her when it is.
18th Nov 2016, 8:09 AM
oh i figured it was that too because i do it a lot just because of rapid cycling similar thoughts lmao, like if i didnt switch the sentence midway to another full sentence it'd just be constantly meshing words together by accident and making even less sense. just with writing it's so easy to take a scalpel and dissect the exact phrasing to have much more weight. thanks for the reply!
17th Nov 2016, 6:41 PM
Recovering from getting my wisdom teeth out, so I've been bored. Just found and read this entire comic, and wow it's so good! Looking forward to reading more ^w^
18th Nov 2016, 6:29 AM
Oh man, I was having a tough day BUT THEN I REMEMBERED DROP-OUT and that made things better :')
23rd Nov 2016, 8:58 PM
i find it interesting how while lola is more obviously reticent about answering personal questions, they're learning as much about sugar as sugar is about them... my thought is sort of a sense of mutual respect from lola, where they don't want their life to be pried into so they don't pry either
they're both sort of passively not big sharers, and while it may be less intentional for sugar (due to symptoms), i think a lot of that is intentional for her too. and i think they both appreciate that the other takes a lot of things at face value, even as the circumstances of the plot encourage them to open up a lot more
23rd Nov 2016, 8:59 PM
also sugar's hair looks rly good on this page
11th Dec 2016, 3:25 AM
ohh my heart. i love these two. i love their personalities. i love this whole comic
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