will5nevercome:

My super-conservative devout Mormon parents (and society in general) have made a lot of progress toward acceptance since I first came out 11 years ago, and I’m genuinely grateful and impressed. But at the same time, I still feel a lot of hurt, and anger, and frustration at how far they (and society) still have to go. Sometimes it can be difficult to find balance between those extremes. It’s been mostly anger this week.

I kinda assumed my “first comic with 1000 notes” or “2000 notes” etc. would be separate milestones, but here it is at 5000 and counting. I’ve been pretty overwhelmed at how much attention this post has been getting the last few days, but I’m glad a lot of people seem to be connecting with it. Thanks everyone.

asker

Anonymous asked: Thank you for the strips you posted this week. I'm in a similar place this week re: anger (not with my parents but with a close friend, which has made it even more difficult for me to maintain patience because she considers herself an ally). I just wanted to reach out and say it was refreshing to see that and I'm sorry for your trying week.

You’re very welcome, and thanks for your kind words. I hope things get better between you and your friend.

Not really feelin it today, what can I say

Not really feelin it today, what can I say

By the time summer ends, I always feel guilty about not doing enough summery stuff.

By the time summer ends, I always feel guilty about not doing enough summery stuff.

A tako kitty illustration I made for Eric’s birthday. Watercolor, colored pencil, and ink.

A tako kitty illustration I made for Eric’s birthday. Watercolor, colored pencil, and ink.

After writing this, I started thinking of it as a sequel to this comic, and it made me genuinely sad.

After writing this, I started thinking of it as a sequel to this comic, and it made me genuinely sad.

A heavy-handed commentary on Jimmy Kimmel’s “I told my kid I ate all their Halloween candy” videos, which are the opposite of funny to me. Sure, I get that it’s fun to play with kids’ gullibility, like by playing along with fantasies about (SPOILER) Santa or the Tooth Fairy. But exploiting their trust with the goal of making them genuinely sad and angry is kinda fucked.

A heavy-handed commentary on Jimmy Kimmel’s “I told my kid I ate all their Halloween candy” videos, which are the opposite of funny to me. Sure, I get that it’s fun to play with kids’ gullibility, like by playing along with fantasies about (SPOILER) Santa or the Tooth Fairy. But exploiting their trust with the goal of making them genuinely sad and angry is kinda fucked.

Yesterday’s double update means no new comic today, so enjoy this oldie instead!

Yesterday’s double update means no new comic today, so enjoy this oldie instead!

My super-conservative devout Mormon parents (and society in general) have made a lot of progress toward acceptance since I first came out 11 years ago, and I’m genuinely grateful and impressed. But at the same time, I still feel a lot of hurt, and anger, and frustration at how far they (and society) still have to go. Sometimes it can be difficult to find balance between those extremes. It’s been mostly anger this week.

Still I suppose it’s a rather romantic way to perish… for a red blood cell.

Still I suppose it’s a rather romantic way to perish… for a red blood cell.

It turns the pages with its tail and it makes all the librarians SO MAD

It turns the pages with its tail and it makes all the librarians SO MAD

I’d try it. Also, those are some seriously nice glasses for a carnival vendor. Also, who buys orange juice at a carnival?

I’d try it. Also, those are some seriously nice glasses for a carnival vendor. Also, who buys orange juice at a carnival?

Wearing a helmet is radical! (Because nobody does it)

Wearing a helmet is radical! (Because nobody does it)