The Life of Alexis Perkins

The Life of Alexis Perkins

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February 12th, 2016, 11:00 am

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EmilyAnnCoons, February 13th, 2016, 11:43 pm

@PattyM: It is pretty useful advice. Of course, a lot of people seem to forget that me and Alexis aren't the same person. I've gone through many of the things Alexis has, but that doesn't mean my life is or was Alexis' life.

EDIT: I guess PattyM deleted their post... weird... well, I'll leave this here as a reminder of the above anyway.

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TallMist, February 16th, 2016, 1:01 am

Thank you for answering my question. I'm gonna admit I'm kinda excited to see things get dark. I won't name names, but I'm reading another webcomic that's rather a bit too happy and then there was another webcomic I stopped reading BECAUSE it was nothing but darkness (that and the fact that the author was so bigoted against Christians that it was amazing how bigoted they were and it showed in the comic). So it's nice that I'm going to see a better balance of both light and dark in this as well as stuff about religion that isn't religion bashing. I'm excited for the later chapter.

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EmilyAnnCoons, February 16th, 2016, 1:11 am

@TallMist: I will do my best with it ^^ As I said, I myself am religious, but you will see my viewpoint on religion in the comic. I'll say that there WILL be points where religion is used as a tool for hate, which is one thing I really didn't want to show... but the sad fact is that it really is. I'll likely not explore too heavily into religious stuff. I saw a webcomic that had a HUGE focus on the religious aspect... like the character was screaming and swearing at God and I was like "uhh... I mean... I guess people might go through that?" And I wasn't very fond of it and it made it hard to read... I heard it got better later... but after it had been the main focus for like... 6 chapters... I gave up ^^"

I will be showing some dark stuff involving religion, and I'm not so sure I'll be showing "light" stuff about it. I think about the closest it'll be is what I did earlier on with Elisa as she mentioned that she was religious, but also mentioned that she's perfectly fine with it. Still, I suppose that's the true nature of religion. If a person actually followed their religion, they'd love, not hate? I dunno. I might just be rambling.

Point is, I'm hoping it won't get too necessarily dark on the religious aspect, but I can say that an upcoming chapter will be dealing with religious transphobia. As well, another chapter will also be dealing with non-religious based transphobia. Alexis is gonna go through hell... but so seems to be the way trans people have to live most of the time (or at least is the way I've had to live).

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TallMist, February 16th, 2016, 1:44 am

@EmilyAnnCoons: Showing religion as a tool for hate is a-okay, honestly, because it's used that way IRL too. I'mma have no problems reading that, and I doubt many others would too, as long as the comic doesn't imply ALL Christians are this way. The only people that would get offended at the truth, which is that Christianity is used to hate those of the LGBT+ community, are those that don't want to admit that they do it too.

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EmilyAnnCoons, February 16th, 2016, 2:18 am

@TallMist: -nods- yeah, I hope that, as I show Elisa is also religious but doesn't hate, it'll help show that there are some religious people who do not use religion as a tool of hate, but as what it is meant to be, a tool of love. Religion likely will not be a big focus, though, as I really only thing Elisa (in passing mention of Alexis' parents) will be the only person that we really see their religious side to. I just don't really feel that a person's religion is a big part of the story, so I don't know if it will come up much at all.