strong content warning for themes of suicide and drug use.
2016 Extra Comic (Lola)
2016 Extra Comic (Sugar)
8th Dec 2016, 12:00 PM
8th Dec 2016, 1:10 PM
luv the way the dialogue is written and also just. the interactions between these two characters. theyre so good and the pacing of the story and all that is really nice. ok i wish i could give actual helpful commentary better than just like "x is good and i like y" so that it might actually be understood how much i appreciate this comment but my brain is Not cooperating
8th Dec 2016, 1:11 PM
*this comic, not comment lol
8th Dec 2016, 1:12 PM
I haven't left a comment yet, for a while here, but I only just discovered drop-out like a month ago
And I just want to say, thank you, for making this, really. These are some of the best, most real characters I've ever seen. And probably some of the most important issues a comic could talk about.
I'm a trans person with depression, so for one it's comforting because I can often relate. But it's also good for me to read this, I feel, because I really haven't had any exposure at all to what being intersex is like, which, I need.
But again thank you. I think objectively speaking this is probably, quite simply, the best webcomic yet made.
Also, have you had...experiences yourself with like, talking about personal things...in a car? Because maybe this is oddly specific, but, doing so has a very particular atmosphere. And you've nailed it
8th Dec 2016, 5:43 PM
rly feeling the construction of the dialogue and speech bubbles here... ppl have said it before but sugar and lola's voices are always very 'clear' and it's rly engaging
8th Dec 2016, 8:11 PM
aaa..this is so good . i luv this
8th Dec 2016, 9:30 PM
god i just love this so much. the thing re: the foster parents is so sadly true. i feel that way about my own parents with how i feel like they only love me as an idea, as what they want me to be, and even if it's through a talking purple snail fur it's just so validating to see i'm not alone in these experiences. this comic as a whole has been really validating with my own feelings and probably countless other people's too.
drop-out is such a glorious story and each and every page leaves me hanging on for more.
also; sugar's Weed Face.
9th Dec 2016, 10:33 PM
i fucking love drop out... i guess tha best i can do, is say that ur story is sooo good that it's the belgium chocolate of stories, if that analogy makes any sense (lol im ma little high rn) and i just think that ud like to hear from the bottom of my big whole drugged up heart that u make the best comic i have ever seen. if roger ebert rated webcomics and not movies he would def give this 5 stars, just saying. ur characters seem so reel like im watched a real documentary picture by picture, not just a comic, and u probabyl her a this everyday but i love ur comic so muchh i want to hug you and braid lolas gummy worm dreadlocks and stare at sugars big big beautiful kalidescope eyes forever.......... yo um i sound really weird rn so imma get off the computer before i downlaod a virus cuz im stoopid and break it forever or soemthign jajaja.
and if u ever read this, thx for just that :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
10th Dec 2016, 2:56 AM
read this in one sitting and now im playing with several endings in my head
5th Mar 2018, 9:55 AM
it's been a while since i started reading drop-out, so i figured i'd just start from the beginning now that i'm picking it back up... and now that i'm here again, i wanted to mention that it's one of my favorite parts in the comic - up until now, at least!
this was my first time reading a story where adoption isn't being framed as necessarily a positive thing (i know, that also just means, i don't read enough), let alone something that brings up the savior complex.
to not write a super long story here about all the bad things in my life ever or whatever, i'm just going to leave it at that adoption wasn't a good thing for my mom, and even as second-generation, it's affected every aspect of my life, too. my mom never learned how to be a parent from the white people that bought her (as she describes adoption) & besides the trauma and mental illness it put on both of us, neither of us really has a family, culture, or place of belonging now.
the comic feels very real in general, on pretty much each subject it touches on, but lola's experiences with foster care and adoption hit me especially hard. in a good way!
the thing that i like about this comic so much is that it's a lot of that - hurts, but in a good way - even if it's largely about being miserable and mentally ill to the point of hopelessness, it's sort of uplifting to read about. knowing you're not alone in an experience, and that there's all sorts of people out there, going through similar things and dealing with them in their own way and all that. reading a story that isn't all about how you're just bad and ungrateful for everything you are, but also isn't just nothing but misery and hopelessness...
this is getting sort of long, so i'll save the rest of my thoughts for the end, maybe - last thing i'll say is that whatever happens, i really hope that sugar and lola are going to be okay - in at the very least some capacity, no matter how the ending is going to turn out. with their experiences being so real, any kind of positive note to handling those experiences would mean a lot to me - not to mention i just like the characters a bunch and want good things for them, haha.
31st Aug 2019, 3:11 AM
im skimming around in my millionth reread and it just hit me in this scene how ... GOOD it is that they spend the majority of this story in a car together. the closeness of it is such a perfect setting for how close they're getting emotionally... leads to so many good shots and comforting angles. i dunno i just really like it
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