The Life of Alexis Perkins

The Life of Alexis Perkins

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February 19th, 2016, 11:00 am

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EmilyAnnCoons, February 15th, 2016, 12:11 am

Trevor has a strange dream during the night. I wonder what's on his mind.

EDIT: This page also apparently went up too early on accident... apologies for that, and the fact that those who came in on Tuesday saw this page already.

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Drakanor Dream, February 16th, 2016, 12:21 pm

Something tells me Trevor also has an annoying morning problem too XD

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SilverNinetales, February 16th, 2016, 5:32 pm

Gee, NO inspiration from Rain here.
Except that part in chapter 1 which is almost identical to the relationship between Gavin and Ryan.
And Cynthia who is probably going to be like Emily.
And Gavin having a crush on Rain but doesn't want to because he knows he is still Ryan and, well, a guy.
And both Alexis and Rain living with their bisexual aunt after family issues.
And...
Well I could go on, but it's pointless.

Also, if Trevor dated Alexis, he would be pansexual, not homosexual.

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EmilyAnnCoons, February 16th, 2016, 5:59 pm

@SilverNinetales: Pretty sure I mentioned that in the Q&A... that this comic was heavily inspired by Rain? Like... I directly stated that in the Q&A...

I can tell you flat out that there is no way for Cynthia to be the "Emily", cause 1. she's not pansexual, and 2. most of Emily's development came from her getting pregnant from Chase. As Cynthia has no guy to get her pregnant, she can't have the same character development... Also, Emily hated Rain from day 1. Cynthia was clearly shown having a crush on Alexis from day 1... so... vastly different characters?

Also, last I checked, Rain's mother was dead and her father had vanished... last I checked... both of Alexis' parents were very much still alive... so that's quite a bit different?

If I had to pick a "Gavin", wouldn't that be Julie? Cause SHE is Alexis' childhood friend like Gavin was to Rain? Oh, but she's not dealing with "Oh, my friend changed and I have a crush on this person now". No, it's Trevor, who didn't even know a week ago that trans people existed, that has the crush on Alexis. And it's not "it's my friend from before is now a girl so it's weird", it's "this girl I met is hot, but she's a guy? But she's a girl?" I really don't see the similarity there...

Lastly: This is a slice-of-life comic. It's going to deal with a little thing called "life". Everyone goes through very similar (sometimes exactly the same) situations. For a trans person, they go through the same thing with their trans...ness... (I dunno how to word that right). I've already shown that none of my characters are alike Rain's except for the fact that Rain is trans and happens to live with her aunt. The circumstances are completely different, the characters are different, and the plot? Well, there's only so many ways you can do a "trans" comic. If I had left her with her parents, I'd be arguing that I was a copy of "Venus Envy". So, really, I'm just trying to right a story. If you don't like the fact that there are some very minor and similar things between me and another trans comic, you don't have to read it, but please don't tell me that because of a few minor things (and many that you are making assumptions of that you have no proof of... seriously, didn't the last 2 chapters show that this is a vastly different story?) that mine is a copy of another comic.

Also... if Trevor dated Alexis... he'd be straight? Not homosexual, not pansexual, nothing... If he only likes girls and dates Alexis, that makes him straight, not pansexual. If you don't understand pansexuality, maybe you should do some research on it, or read Rain again, since Emily flat out explains what Pansexuality is. It's "being able to feel sexual attraction to all genders". That is pansexuality. Trevor's attraction to Alexis does not make him pansexual, bisexual, homosexual, or anything other than straight because Alexis is, in fact, female.

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SilverNinetales, February 19th, 2016, 3:28 pm

@EmilyAnnCoons:
I guess your arguements make sense, but it's still very noticeably simular to Rain. Also, I don't view Trevor or Julie as Gavin, but I feel like they just have simular...I don't know.
And I thought pansexuality was being attracted to all gender identities. I know that Alexis identifies and basiclly is a female, but she's still a male identifying as a female. Being attracted to all genders is bisexuality and being attracted to all gender identities is pansexuality.

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SilverNinetales, February 19th, 2016, 3:34 pm

@SilverNinetales:
Heterosexual:
sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex.
Pansexual:
not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.

So, Trevor would be pansexual if he dated Alexis.

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EmilyAnnCoons, February 19th, 2016, 5:47 pm

@SilverNinetales: Actually, that's why he wouldn't be pansexual. Again, Heterosexual is attraction to people of the other sex. Yes, it's true that Alexis is male bodied but has a female gender, but it is possible to be straight and still attracted to a trans person if you just think of them as that, being what they identify as. Meanwhile, pansexual, as you pointed out, means your attraction is not limited to sex, gender, or gender identity. This means you are attracted to all of them. If, however, you are only attracted to women, whether biologically female or not, and you are male, that is not pansexual. By the definition of heterosexual that I've always seen used "Attracted to people of the opposite gender". Alexis' gender/gender identity is female, thus he is heterosexual.

In either case, though, that's exactly what Trevor is questioning here. He might maybe like Alexis, but he's not sexually attracted to her because of her body. I should make that note clear. He's interested in her romantically. Romantic and sexual interest are (according to people) vastly different things (being Quoisexual myself, I can't discern any difference between them). So, he can be heteroromantic by being attracted to Alexis. He can also be Heterosexual by simply not being SEXUALLY interested in her due to her body. Again, this is what Trevor is dealing with. He barely understands the ideas of gay/bi/straight. As he says "She's technically a guy, right? So wouldn't that mean she likes girls?" Cause she doesn't really see things fully with gay, bi, and definitely doesn't even know most other orientations. This is Trevor trying to figure out what he is, because he's always thought he was straight (which he is) and yet, for some reason, his mind is saying he's attracted to Alexis. It confuses him and he doesn't know what to do.

So, no, I'm sorry, Trevor is not pansexual. There is a character who will identify as pansexual later on, but it's not Trevor, Julie, Cynthia, or Allea. Trevor and Julie are straight, Cynthia is... well... I won't spoil that... and Allea, as she's stated, is Quoiromantic.

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TallMist, February 19th, 2016, 7:03 pm

@SilverNinetales: "She is still a male identifying as a female" NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. Alexis is FEMALE. Plain and simple.

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SilverNinetales, February 19th, 2016, 7:50 pm

@EmilyAnnCoons:
I guess that makes sense.

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SilverNinetales, February 19th, 2016, 7:52 pm

@TallMist:
She is mentally a female.
She is physically a male.
I get your point, though.

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TallMist, February 20th, 2016, 11:39 am

@SilverNinetales: She may have a penis, but she's still a she. No one's gender is invalidated by their body. If one identifies as a woman, they're a woman.

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SilverNinetales, February 21st, 2016, 10:12 am

@TallMist:
The point you make is debatable.

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Emily (not logged in) (Guest), February 21st, 2016, 10:25 am

@SilverNinetales: Sounds like you need to read the later pages of this chapter. You can donate $20 to my Patreon to get the rest of the chapter 5 scripts. Or I recommend waiting till page 11 to continue this argument.

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rensje, February 21st, 2016, 10:50 am

@SilverNinetales: Hi there, I am wondering what part makes it debatable for you? Remember that being trans all comes from your mind. The brain is actually telling you which gender you are, and this can be different from the gender your body has. This can happen when the baby is being made, to keep it simple, the sperm and the mothers body just didn't agree on male/female.

as a comparison, if a person is depressed, you also are not able to see that from the outside, that does not mean that the person is not depressed.

It is the same for transgender, the mind tells the person that they are female while the body looks male. You can't see that they are female, but that does not mean they are not female.

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I_pogo (Guest), February 21st, 2016, 12:14 pm

Really like the confusion in the comment section reflecting the confusion in Trevor :)

Also, as a straight guy, falling in love with a trans-person would also confuse me. Honestly, I wouldn't know how I would feel. I guess I'd have to find out when it happened. On the one hand cognitively I would know and accept the other person to be female, but since feelings and attraction don't really work like rational thoughts, I really wouldn't know. I think it would also have to do with physical attraction, because I am attracted to the female body. It's really interesting to think about. And to make it even more complex, love can have nothing to do with a persons appearance.

I geus what i'm saying is; I'm looking forward to seeing Trevor's struggle with his feelings :P

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TallMist, February 21st, 2016, 3:20 pm

@SilverNinetales: No. No it's not. If you define someone by their GENITALS of all things, then you're very shallow.

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Drakanor Dream, February 22nd, 2016, 12:31 pm

@I_pogo: You sir are a sadist and I love you for it :D

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SilverNinetales, February 23rd, 2016, 3:57 pm

@rensje:
It just matters on a person's belief.
Some say a male can't be female even if he thinks and acts like one.

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SilverNinetales, February 23rd, 2016, 4:01 pm

@TallMist:
I DON'T.

I'M JUST SAYING PEOPLE THINK A MALE CAN NOT BE FEMALE.

I'M NOT HATING ON TRANSGENDERS.

JESUS FREAKING CHRIST.

I'M ONLY TWELVE.

I DON'T KNOW MUCH.

I'M JUST STATING MY OPINIONS IN THE COMIC SECTION.

THIS HAS TOLD ME THAT I SHOULDN'T EVER AGAIN.


I.
AM.
SICK.
AND.
TIRED.
OF.
YOU.
PEOPLE.
SAYING.
I'M.
FUCKING.
WRONG.
FOR.
MY.
OPINIONS.

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TallMist, February 23rd, 2016, 5:31 pm

@SilverNinetales: I can tell you're only 12 based on that comment alone. By the way, we're called "Transgender people", not "transgenders".

Sorry, but it's not debatable. I am a woman. Just because I have a penis does not mean I'm not a woman.

I don't give a damn what your age is. It's no excuse. Maybe an excuse for being uneducated since you're so young, but then there's other 12 year olds that know better.

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EmilyAnnCoons, February 24th, 2016, 5:54 am

@SilverNinetales: It's not so much that we're attacking you for your opinion... An opinion is fine, but when an opinion ignores facts... that's when it's problematic. For instance, there was a celebrity recently who got attacked for his opinion that the Earth is flat. Simply put, the Earth is not flat, and the fact that his opinion was that it was... that was problematic.

Having an opinion isn't bad. The problem is, when the opinion contradicts facts and truths that is when it is problematic. When a person says "A girl is a guy if they have guy parts", but the truth is that science can put and say that your gender is entirely defined by your brain, that's when it becomes problematic. Even more so when the person isn't willing to listen to the actual facts and truths about the matter.

When, for example, one of your posts has been so badly debunked by facts that all you can respond with is "that's debatable", but you can't give any reason why it is, that's a problem. If you can give reasons for your opinion, that's fine, but when a person decides they want to be closed-minded because 1. "They're young" or 2. they just don't want to listen to facts, that's really a problem.

Some facts for you: The younger you are, the more open minded you are. So to say "I'm only twelve", you're actually still young enough to learn and be open minded and learn. If you're already that heavily closed-minded, it means that someone has really drilled the matter into your head at a young age, which is terrible, and I really feel sad that someone made you think such wrongful thoughts so badly that you're unwilling to understand and learn.

The last thing I'll mention is this: You're on the internet. If you give an opinion, someone can respond to it. The fact is, you're going to have to learn how to not get offended by people on the internet. There are all kinds of people out there that will hate just because they can. In the end, if you put your opinion out there, someone will state their opinion about your opinion. It's something you're going to have to learn to accept it. Especially in matters where your opinion comes from wrongful information and people are trying to do nothing more than help you learn. We understand you don't know much. We're trying to teach you and help you. You will need to be open-minded and allow yourself to learn and understand things. It's not that we're mad at you because your knowledge on the matter is wrong. We're upset at the fact that you aren't willing to listen to those who go through this thing and are trying to teach you about it.