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Comments from the Authoresses:

EmilyAnnCoons, July 12th, 2014, 7:11 am Reply

As I said before, I want to properly portray the world in which a transsexual would live. In that aspect, nonacceptance isn't the only side out there. There are those who will accept you and there are those who will not. There are those who don't understand you, and there are those who do. To this, we have Cathy playing the part of the person who will not accept, and Alyssa playing the party of the person who will accept.

To write the story any other way would be to portray and improper world. If I showed only the nonacceptance of transsexuals, I would be portraying that the world is only cruel to them, which couldn't be more wrong. If I portrayed only the acceptance of transsexuals, I'd be portraying that the world is okay with them, and that the world is perfect.

So, I do this, I portray both sides, thus creating a diverse and terrible world where a person cannot be who they should be able to be, but a world where there is hope for them.

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Comments from the Fans:

magnar1234, July 15th, 2014, 2:41 pm Reply

i'm pretty sure NOONE would react like that calmly. no offense... if it is offensive because i have no idea.

EmilyAnnCoons, July 16th, 2014, 4:16 am Reply

@magnar1234: I've seen people react that calmly. It's a matter of simply understanding what transsexuality is. If you understand it, there's no reason to react uncalmly to it. I've talked to several people whose families have been accepting like this over it. On the other hand, I've talked to several people (and my own family) that has reacted the way Cathy did.

The only thing I'd find "offensive" about what you said, though, is that your comment has the small chance of insinuating that something is wrong with transsexuality and it shouldn't be treated as such. While I didn't take it like that, it's possible it could be. -shrugs- So, no, I didn't get offended or anything, but really, being told someone is transsexual is about as bad as someone saying "I have a weird birth defect". I guess you might react with "Oh my, that sucks" but there shouldn't be any reason to react badly about it. Though...I could see a parent getting upset when a doctor mentions their child has a birth defect that has to be corrected.

Ziliath, August 23rd, 2014, 7:45 am Reply

I know these comments are old, but reading through this comic just now i found his Rather Easy going acceptance odd aswell...

and here is the thing... im not in any way implying that there is anything wrong with transsexuals.. Personally i say "Go for it, be who you are.", but

it stems from the realization that there ARE people who do think that way and it has Somewhat become the norm, and if its not... its the norm on the surface... and the majority, myself included have not had such a person in their lives to really learn about this, we just see peoples reactions who do... and are then surprised when we see other people reacting differently

so much so that when people see this story play out they are more or less surprised its not as worse as it is... and i think that is where magnar was coming from too...

there was another issue also... we dont get to see the Relationship while she was still male between the 2 guys (at that time) to really know about Brandon's personality, so at this point he just seemed underdeveloped as a Protagonist to then have him react to an event like this... Sure it helps define his personality now, but it was a Major Key event in the story and it was not really about him...

Anyway i find this story interesting and will keep reading.

EmilyAnnCoons, August 23rd, 2014, 9:24 am Reply

@Ziliath: -nods- I guess I can see what you mean. I didn't really show Brandon's personality and how he would react and what not initially, but the truth is that some people are just okay with this kind of stuff. I've talked to a lot of different people (being trans myself) and a lot of people do react like this. I didn't really show Brandon reacting to the idea that Jeremy was transsexual because of the fact that he didn't really care. His family (him included) understands and is perfectly fine with it. I tried to show that when he and Jenny were talking a few pages ago, but I just have no idea how else to show it.

Yes, I can understand 100% how it seems odd that Brandon and his mother are so easy going and accepting about it. However, there are people who are this accepting of the matter and that's why I had them act the way they did.

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