The Life of Alexis Perkins

The Life of Alexis Perkins

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March 22nd, 2016, 12:00 pm

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EmilyAnnCoons, March 17th, 2016, 12:45 am

And Trevor accidentally triggers a memory in Alexis' mind. This was the conversation that was alluded to back in Chapter 4, but wasn't shown.

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TallMist, March 22nd, 2016, 10:20 pm

"You were a guy"
Noooope-ing right out of that one.

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EmilyAnnCoons, March 22nd, 2016, 11:25 pm

@TallMist: Haha, I think the traumatic memory made Alexis nit even think about the fact Trevor said that.

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firestarter (Guest), March 22nd, 2016, 11:32 pm

i still believe in trevor

im still rooting for trevor, i still believe he can grow and learn and he wont become a 1 dimensional character. hes still a kid after all so some things wont always stick unless repeatedly said. so the mis-gendering he does is not to be mean to me, hes still trying to wrap his mind around it. i know im repeating from last time but again for some people the issue is really hard to understand.

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firestarter (Guest), March 22nd, 2016, 11:33 pm

cats name

whats the cats name? because it is super cute.

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EmilyAnnCoons, March 23rd, 2016, 12:20 am

@firestarter: -nods- it is hard to understand for some. As far as Trevor being a 1 dimensional character... I'm not sure what you mean by that. None of the characters have had much personality given to them so far except for Allea and Alexis, but I feel I've done my best to not make them feel 1 dimensional. This chapter was narrated by Trevor in a hopes to show more of his personality. I know it's been a lot if focus on the whole "Alexis is a guy or girl?" thing, but that was kinda indicated in the chapter cover and title. Trevor is struggling with his feelings for Alexis in this chapter.

As for the cat's name, it'll come up in a couple more pages when we get to Alexis' house, so I won't say. I'll just say that the cat was originally just kind of there for extra funsies, and has since evolved into an important character in Alexis' life, so Ren and I have been trying to include him in more scenes.

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Yan Mouson, March 23rd, 2016, 1:25 am

@firestarter: I personally find people who constantly get offended by others' mistakes rather unpleasant. To be annoyed by said mistakes, and to correct them, sure. But to be genuinely offended and see the one making that mistake as a bad person?

Personally, I believe that in ethics, intent is often more important than content. Why get offended by someone who clearly didn't mean to offend? Why see that person as an enemy? If they meant no harm, isn't it better to take it easy on them and help them learn so they can stop making that mistake?

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I_Pogo (Guest), March 23rd, 2016, 10:11 am

Come on Alexis, you're a girl (with penis, so what?!) who's interested in girls (so what?!).

It's not that hard. (on the other hand, I have no experience of coming out to people about sexuality and stuf. But I guess if she's comfortable telling Trevor she's trans, then it wouldn't be that hard to also come out about being gay right?)

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firestarter (Guest), March 23rd, 2016, 1:22 pm

not sure if im being clear, not meant in a rude way,

@Yan Mouson: if you look at the last page, i commented on there as well and it might be easier to get what i mean by looking at it, but i agree with you and what you have said is the point i was trying to get across originally.

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Yan Mouson, March 23rd, 2016, 2:51 pm

@I_Pogo: You'd be surprised how many shitty beliefs even a trans person in the middle of transition can have internalized. Alexis has been taught that it is normal for a girl to be attracted to boys. Even as the rational part of her brain knows that makes no sense, her subconscious keeps telling her that, if she wants to be a real girl, she needs to be attracted to boys.

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EmilyAnnCoons, March 23rd, 2016, 3:03 pm

@Yan Mouson: I was literally about to reply with that same thing but in a much less intelligently spoken way XD

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I_oPogo (Guest), March 28th, 2016, 4:22 pm

@Yan Mouson: I never thought of it like that. I see your point.
Also, about LGBT-people not always being so openminded: A person I know first came out as gay, and then later came out as trans. He told me his straight friends actually were a lot more supportive of him than his gay friends were about being trans. The gay friends said he should just accept he was gay.... as in they didn't believe he was trans. (to clarify, this person was born with a female body, came out she liked girls (a.k.a. gay) then came out she was actually a he (a.k.a. trans guy) and so he was actually straight)

So this person actually had the reverse situation of Alexis here.