The Life of Alexis Perkins

The Life of Alexis Perkins


November 6th, 2017, 11:00 am

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EmilyAnnCoons, October 29th, 2017, 11:38 pm

Cynthia inevitably agrees to sit with them, but not without reluctance. Once she learns there's nothing of interest to her, though, she leaves.

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Hippocampus (Guest), November 6th, 2017, 6:02 pm

Okay, I'm slightly confused here.

In the first panel on the last page, Cynthia seemed upset that Julie called her a "bitch queen", and rightfully so. On this page, however, it looks like she's getting mad at Trevor for not believing she's a bitch for the sake of it, which I assume would mean she does act like a bitch on purpose... so why would she get upset at being called one by someone else? And last time I checked, "bitch" is an insulting term, so why would she even take pride in identifying as one in the first place?


EmilyAnnCoons, November 6th, 2017, 6:13 pm

@Hippocampus: That... might just be how Ren drew that first panel... It's not so much that Cynthia is upset that Trevor is trying to insinuate that she's not a bitch, more that, as she is noting in the previous page, she doesn't believe in "sentimental nonsense". Also, Cynthia and Julie hate each other. So she'd naturally be getting upset at anything that Julie has to say.

But yeah, the idea is supposed to be more that Cynthia is like "And what exactly makes you think that me being bitchy is all just an act, and not just the way I am?"

As for why someone might identify as a "bitch" despite it being an insulting term. Well, it's not so much that they're identifying as "a bitch" just more that that's what they are used to be called. They identify with how they act, and how they act is "a bitch". Sort of like a person who deals with depression might identify as "a failure" despite "a failure" being an insulting term. The person acts as a failure, so therefore, because it's the term always used, they just identify as such.

Cynthia herself wouldn't call herself "a bitch" as we saw last chapter. She's "the mean one" to most people, but to her, she's just a guardian and doing what she has to do to protect. If, in fact, that requires her to be mean and to be "a bitch", then so be it. Does that help?


Hippocampus (Guest), November 11th, 2017, 10:48 am

@EmilyAnnCoons: Ah, I think I understand it now. Thanks for clearing that up.

I guess the thing that threw me off the most was on the previous page when Cynthia said, "What if I'm just a bitch cause I like being one?", instead of something like "What if I'm just a bitch cause that's the way I am?" But I did figure she was mainly just set on disagreeing with anything that Julie said, haha.