The Life of Alexis Perkins

The Life of Alexis Perkins

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September 30th, 2019, 11:00 am

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EmilyAnnCoons, October 28th, 2019, 11:00 am

And the chapter comes to a close at long last. What do you guys think of how Julie feels? Do you think Julie might be wrong in how she feels and is acting? Does she have a right to this, her one and only selfish desire?

With that, I also have an announcement to make. An artist has been found for Alexis! This means that Chapter 12 is now in the works of being drawn, so the comic will not be ending. However, Ren and I would like to give you all a final message before she leaves, as well as giving you all a small peek at our next new project!

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J-Master, September 30th, 2019, 2:35 pm

Sweet

I’m glad this isn’t ending

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Hippocampus (Guest), September 30th, 2019, 2:45 pm

Hurray! Can't wait for Chapter 12!

Though it would've been nice to have seen at least one of the Wizards games played out, it's not the focus of the comic I guess.

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EmilyAnnCoons, September 30th, 2019, 6:52 pm

@Hippocampus: I felt that having the Wizards games actually played out would slow the chapter down a lot. Not only that, but the game isn't really fleshed out, as there's not been much of a use doing so.

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Zensunni, October 1st, 2019, 9:31 am

Well... this doesn't seem healthy unless Julie manages to come to grips with the reality of the situation through this. She needs to let go of the little boy she thought she knew, because that little boy was a fantasy. He never existed. Alexander was always a false persona forced on Alexis. I thought she was more her real self around Julie when they were younger actually, but perhaps my memory of the earlier chapters is foggy. It's clear that Julie never quite got the picture though.

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EmilyAnnCoons, October 1st, 2019, 11:51 am

@Zensunni: It's true, Alexis was more her real self around Julie when they were children. Will this end in a healthy way, or some other way? Only time will tell as we continue onto with the story.

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Guest (Guest), October 2nd, 2019, 1:34 am

Julie calls it her one selfish desire. At least she got that part right. It's entirely selfish. Yet to her own detriment. She complains asking why can't she have just this one thing why can't she just be happy. And there's the reason. Amongst several other elements, selfishness is the underlying reason why it will never work. Seeing as a romance relationship involves two people (at least) then selfishness is anathema. Further, the way Julie has it now, one of the persons doesn't even exist and her want is for another person to be the other. And what I just said is self contradictory and makes no sense. But then that's the way little girl has gotten it all twisted sideways and backwards. This can never work with her perspective the way it is now. The only way anything will be good is for her to pull her head out of her ass and get real with what's in front of her face. She won't be happy until she faces the fact it was never real and must let it go.

But all this points to a shining opportunity. Yet which she is far from yet ready to see. She has to let go of what she felt in the past before she can see the opportunity in a possible future. And that is that there is a person she might share happiness with, if only she can accept her for who she is and not who she wanted her to be before. As well as facing that she is in transition and the pathway of that is unknown. Possibilities of the path not yet revealed being multiple. If and when Julie faces up fully to who Alexis is, we don't know that then Julie will even want her under the circumstances.



As for Allison, she was too quick to forgive Julie. Because it's not really about forgiveness. Or even about sincerity. She can be all kinds of sincere. Yet that alone won't change the learned behaviors of the years. Her habits or what is familiar. Julie can be all kinds of remorseful and vow not to do it again. But next conflict to make her feel similar threat she can find herself too quick to go with what's familiar or conditioned.



As for John he sure looked like a happy go lucky kind of guy the first time we saw him. That's because he was winning then. Of course he was happy when he was winning. He doesn't look so happy now.

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FallingStar (Guest), October 2nd, 2019, 6:36 am

The fact that Julie, in the end, used the name "Alex" is, I think, as telling as we need to know. If she accepted Alexis as who she is... she would have used that name. But she didn't. Because after all of this, she still refuses to.

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Guest (Guest), October 2nd, 2019, 11:52 am

And as she acknowledges what she's doing as selfish she's doing it anyway. Telling herself she just wants to be happy and for her choice to be what makes her happy. Ignoring the contradiction.

She notes that 'Alex' isn't there. And it seems hopeful she can realise at least that truth. But she twists it to say, "even if you weren't there anymore." As if "he" was there but left or died. She idealizes it as some pure and lofty love she had and vows to continue to love this person she knows can never return. But refuses to face the truth that "he" never existed. Sheer unreality.

This also sets the stage for a resentment to build towards Alexis. First she will affect Julie as a reminder that "he" can't return. Then Julie will start to blame Alexis. Like she made "him" leave. Or murdered "him." This is a complete split from reality. It's schizoaffective. Julie is in danger of heading towards a psychotic break.