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Comic 1120 - Violet Thoughts, Page 2

19th Jun 2022, 11:00 PM in 30. Violet Thoughts
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19th Jun 2022, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Heh. Yeah, this is kind of an issue that Alex would logically need to deal with that you wouldn't really think about; taxes coming up, probably need to worry about that.

Good page in general for kind of just putting Alex's situation into perspective I think - they really are kind of separated from a lot of independence and ability to see to their needs right now, stuck living as a high schooler while not really being able to do much to manage their own life. While able to talk to Xandy now, they are still pretty limited in just how much of their own life they can really take part in. Their career and life are effectively on hold while their body's being stored away somewhere else and it's a rough situation.

Something we'll actually need to make a point to talk about at some point is that there was for a long time a radically different idea in mind for this chapter that seemed to be what Adam was going to go with for it but ultimately it was decided it wasn't really going to work. Might need to spotlight that in the filler or something, assuming we don't just end up retooling the idea to use for a future story or something. But we've got a whole chapter to go first so... Yeah, hope everyone's liking how this is coming together thus far.
20th Jun 2022, 12:14 AM
Adam C.
Over the last year I've moved out of the hometown I've lived in my entire life, shacked up with a relative, had dental surgery, and moved into a new town. The entire process taking as long as it did had this whole "everything is on hold" sort of feeling, like my life was frozen and I couldn't go back to living it because I was just wasting time. Eventually it got to the point where I was missing the mundane shit, like my job and my commute.

Shit like that can be maddening because you realize that the "Mundane shit" gives you a lot of independence. At first it can feel like a vacation but as it wears on you feel more like an animal in a cage, probably doubly so for Alex here as they had zero say in the matter of what happened to them.

.... The experience might've hurt me a bit more than I thought, because typing this does just get me thinking about how I've been in this situation a LOT of times. Often with people reacting the way Sarabeth is here; "considerate" in a way that's also really dismissive. Sarabeth chides Alex for their "abreast" joke but she's not only the reason why all of this is happening in the first place but she's downplaying why they should even be concerned about this to begin with. Getting pissed is a pretty natural response, even if all it does is make her treat him like a teenager.

Oh, also, I've been meaning to mention in Blues that Xandy probably got a phone from Alex so they can keep in contact, so was glad to work it in here. Hell, I actually wanted to do a gag in the Wasted On The Blue Chapter where Xandy texsts pictures of her parents to Xandy who responds with the same l33t-speak horrible typing that Alex does. Grant would see it while looking over Lenore's shoulder and immediately know who was sending it based on his texts with Alex. Kinda a little pissed that joke never quite got worked in, but we can see Xandy texting now at least.

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20th Jun 2022, 11:07 PM
Whoa.