strong content warning for themes of suicide and drug use.
2016 Extra Comic (Lola)
2016 Extra Comic (Sugar)
24th Nov 2016, 12:00 PM
24th Nov 2016, 1:39 PM
you have such a good grasp on pacing and character interaction (characters in general), like honestly ive never read a webcomic that felt as real as this one. im excited to see how lola reacts next week, sugar really illuminated and dissected everything huh.
24th Nov 2016, 5:19 PM
I JUST REMEMBERED DROP OUT UPDATES YAAAAA!!!!!!!
(goes superr saiyan)
24th Nov 2016, 6:19 PM
the first few panels feel like an important shift in sugar... i sort of read her expressions there as quietly working past an urge to withdraw and get upset with herself
25th Nov 2016, 1:35 PM
love the third panel. sugar lifting up her hair and showing her brown eye while talking about herself and frankie is a really lovely visual touch.
25th Nov 2016, 5:41 PM
on the topic of frankie, i think this page is technically her Trans Reveal
26th Nov 2016, 4:17 AM
is one of sugar's moms trans?
26th Nov 2016, 5:50 AM
nope. both of sugar's parents are cis.
27th Nov 2016, 4:44 AM
ok so this is a very, very weird comment and I hope not a super uncomfortable one? but like. the way you draw bodies and people's physical interactions with each other and with objects, facial expressions and hands holding items, hair and teeth and the weight of things or lack thereof, makes me feel viscerally better about existing as a physical entity. like there are a shitload of reasons for people to end up hating that they are a physical thing and I would guess you are familiar with that? but the way you draw stuff is somehow this intense reminder that it can be so so good to be able to lean on things or pick stuff up and be in a space and have a shape and that is an incredibly valuable thing to have done for anybody despite probably uh, not having that as a specific goal?
11th Dec 2016, 2:31 AM
DUDe i totally get this too! the way Nobody draws weight, teeth, hair, etc makes me want to interact with the world too
20th Aug 2017, 8:15 PM
hey i know this is like old and stuff, but thank you for putting words to this, it's like it had been on my mind for a while but i couldn't articule it. on a side note the whole comic makes me feel so much better about being trans haha (hope that's like not something weird to say)
27th Nov 2016, 3:42 PM
27th Nov 2016, 3:43 PM
ok so apparently emojis don't display but that was supposed to be 'ok' emoji a large amount of times in response to ell's comment, because it's rly good
28th Nov 2016, 2:58 PM
"the only way i was able to grow up normally" is it just me or does that come off to be as like a tiny indicator the sugar might have more internalized stuff than we previously thought? like more than the already indicated internalized transphobia.
28th Nov 2016, 6:01 PM
this is a special context, where that line can be interpreted 1 of 2 ways.
one is your way, that she means growing up "naturally" by defining being raised as a binary gender, or a second way, that she was not surgically altered as a child, which is a common problem for intersex children.
in the script, the line was "normally", but i changed it to "naturally" before the page was ever published because i felt it makes the second interpretation easier to parse due to its connotations of physicality.
29th Nov 2016, 11:32 PM
I can't tell whether or not lola resents sugars positive (or atleast not as traumatic) intersex experiences
1st Dec 2016, 10:12 PM
that is definitely supposed to be something up to reader interpretation based! it's whatever you think lola would feel.
11th Dec 2016, 2:32 AM
i never noticed before for some reason but i noticed now that sugar's hair just switched sides. i thought it was strictly on one side
11th Dec 2016, 7:25 AM
nope. it definitely switches sides a lot based on the orientation of her body, the wind blowing, etc. it's a long patch of hair on the middle of her temple so it can be pushed to either side.
27th Jan 2018, 9:51 AM
hm, the temples are at the sides of the head, i think you mean crown?
18th Jun 2017, 12:20 AM
i think it's really interesting that sugar often responds to lola's experiences with generalizations. like "that's common" or "we're predisposed to do X, evolutionarily speaking"
i wonder how lola feels about it
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