April 4th, 2016, 12:28 pm

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EmmaVieceli, April 4th, 2016, 12:28 pm     Reply

Amusing though Ian may amusing be to watch sometimes, there's something so sad in his pep talk to himself. The notion that his life would be easier without this hurdle to deal with. :( *hugs Ian*
And oooh - yes, Ian has a little sister!

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natta0202, April 4th, 2016, 1:44 pm     Reply

Life has not been easy to any of the charakters in this story. I just want to bundle them all up in my arms and hug all their troubles away.
I look forward to all the future updates of this story! Keep up the amazing work you two! X3

Flutura, April 4th, 2016, 2:00 pm     Reply

I love this comic!
Thank you for making this wonderful comic! I'm looking forward for a new page every Monday! It's one of the few comics I don't forget to visit weekly :D :D

Roseyfase, April 4th, 2016, 8:12 pm     Reply

SCREAMING Em plz say Ian's sister gets more page time PLEEEEEEAAAAAAAAASSSEEEE *on knees, begging*

Ninhursag, April 5th, 2016, 7:06 am     Reply

"Thick and pimple head" aww, adorable <3 I don't like that he's so sad and serious in the last panel tho, hang in there Ian. Ian's sister is awesome ^^

Hana (Guest), April 5th, 2016, 1:07 pm     Reply

So that's where Malin's avatar comes from. I really like it c:

Ian! There is bisexual people too, just so you know.

chaos-of-vinnie, April 7th, 2016, 1:08 pm     Reply

Awh he has a younger sister :D
And he's actually in denial about being gay? I thought he was just keeping it a secret, that is further interesting.

hamelenolilo7, April 11th, 2016, 5:15 am     Reply

If he doesn't change and get better and stop complaining about himself I'll get somehow in the comic and I'll punch him right in his freckles face

MalinRyden, April 11th, 2016, 1:11 pm     Reply

@Flutura: I think that is where they find their common ground. Birds of a feather and all that. But yes, they do need a hug... but I fear that not many of them would accept one.

MalinRyden, April 11th, 2016, 1:12 pm     Reply

@Flutura: We are so glad to hear that! We are trying to pace things so that there always is something happening every week...

MalinRyden, April 11th, 2016, 1:13 pm     Reply

@Roseyfase: There will be plenty of Sunny. Though not as much of the Secret Adventures of Sunny Tanner as I might have wanted to fit in. She is so mad she's not the main character.

MalinRyden, April 11th, 2016, 1:13 pm     Reply

@Ninhursag: Ian can be both serious and sad, but not for more like five minutes at a time.

MalinRyden, April 11th, 2016, 1:15 pm     Reply

@Hana: I just had to steal it when I got the pages from Emma. His expression is just the best. And yes, someone needs to tell Ian that soon. Sadly, it often takes a while before one realizes that bisexual people even exist, even if it is better these days. Gah, I remember when I was growing up...

MalinRyden, April 11th, 2016, 1:15 pm     Reply

@ErintheGayLemur: Emma does legit the BEST faces.

MalinRyden, April 11th, 2016, 1:16 pm     Reply

@chaos-of-vinnie: Well being gay creates problems for him. And Ian likes to avoid problems. Thus, it would be much easier if he didn't fancy Cortland. If only his pants could agree with him.

MalinRyden, April 11th, 2016, 1:16 pm     Reply

@hamelenolilo7: Are you channeling Irena perhaps?

hamelenolilo7, April 12th, 2016, 5:34 am     Reply

@MalinRyden: if I was in the comic, the two of us would be allied to perform a one punch straight in his face

CatastropheJones, April 12th, 2016, 11:48 am     Reply

Damnit, Tanner
...stop doing that to your hair.

I just want to hug the poor boy. The horror of trying to tell yourself to believe something you just can't, while simultaneously denying something your body simply can't breathe without.

I've known too many people who went through so much self hate about their sexuality to feel anything but love and pity for Ian.

You captured the resignation of knowing and yet refusing to acknowledge that which is different about oneself.

He's not glaring. He's not squinting.

Panel three is so heartbreakingly *earnest*. He's looking right at himself and almost pleading -- like you talk to a little kid who won't stop playing pretend. "...you're not a dragon, Johnny, okay? You know that, right?"

Hurts to read this -- I'm glad you put the humor in.