Worth

posted August 4th, 2014, 6:47 am


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August 4th, 2014, 6:52 am

LittleLynn84

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Yes, one last bit of MarNel before moving back to Rain. The next update WILL feature Rain again at last. Sorry again for the wait, but thank you for your patience. So we're gonna stop hassling me, right? ^_^

Still, before that let's talk about what's going on above. Poor Chanel is an incredibly insecure person, but are her fears justified? Do you think Maria's words put her mind at ease? Can Maria even promise something like this given all the instability in her home life right now? After all of the above, how healthy would you say this relationship is right now?

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August 4th, 2014, 7:15 am

Rain Dreamer (Guest)

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Aww...I know that feeling too when I finally found my significant other. I always fear I might lose the only person who accept me as who I am and love me for it. Then she assured me that I can trust her, and asked me if she can trust me to trust her. I cried so much before I could say yes.

A little question though: in the second to last panel where maria say "No more trying to convince me I could do better." Did you mean "No more trying to convince me you could do better." ? Seemed a bit strange given the context that Channel was the one being insecure and felt she didn't do enough. Although realistic, because I know from experience I always mess things up when I say something emotionally. XD

Edit: blah, Maria was trying to tell Channel that there is no point to convincing that there might be someone better. Brain short-circuited for a sec there due to cuteness and emotional overload.

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August 4th, 2014, 7:19 am

phoebeburgh

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If there's any relationship in this story that's guaranteed to work out properly, it's Maria and Chanel.

Maybe Rain and Puddle, but rabbits are fickle.

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August 4th, 2014, 7:47 am

Gulby

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Hum, I think Maria is honest but maybe she doesn't realise how tough this will be for both of them. Apart from that, I think they're a pretty solid couple and I wish they'll last very long, if not forever !

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August 4th, 2014, 8:34 am

lilykitsune (Guest)

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Hnngh I dream of having someone so reassuring and loving.

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August 4th, 2014, 8:54 am

Guest

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I have high hopes for them but the three years might become a problem.

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August 4th, 2014, 10:22 am

Nick (Guest)

Hm..

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I think things may be a little tough for Maria after the 'honeymoon' stage of the relationship due to potential (sexual) tension/frustration since Chanel is ace, but.. I think they're relationship is pretty solid as long as they continue to work for it with good trust and communication and I'm sure Maria can 'entertain' herself if needs be - but ultimately with these two I think if anything were to kill their relationship it wouldn't be any sort of sexual tension, but insecurity and fear. If either of the two decide to leave the relationship out of fear of getting hurt before it happens (even if they don't realize that's what they're doing) then yeah, their relationship would be over and that seems like a possible scenario for them so I just hope they both don't let their insecurities get that far ._.;;;

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August 4th, 2014, 10:46 am

I love Love (Guest)

Love is Love

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"I'm in love with you, not with your label" - that's such an important sentence people should say and believe in more often. <3

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August 4th, 2014, 11:10 am

Allie (Guest)

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This is adorable ^_^

As for how healthy the relationship itself is though... I think I knew Chanel was younger, but I hadn't realised *how much* younger. Couple that with her self esteem issues, and with how society including LGBTQ+ society privileges sexuality over asexuality and ditto white people over people of colour, there's a fairly significant potential power differential there. So it saddens me to say it, but I can see Chanel getting hurt in the long term

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August 4th, 2014, 12:04 pm

Kituki

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Now this is touching. I know how Chanel feels. I felt this way with my Ex too. Only it still ended anyways 6 months after it started.

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August 4th, 2014, 12:55 pm

Reily_Patterson

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omg Chanel and Maria are so perfect for each other. :D this is probably my favorite page in this whole story, it is so cute. but, I feel so bad for Chanel because of how she feels that Maria will find somebody better :( I don't think that Maria could ever find a better girlfriend than Chanel

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August 4th, 2014, 1:24 pm

MariaRain_OTP (Guest)

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@Rain Dreamer: I think she meant that as in, "No more saying I can find someone better than you".

Still tho MARIA WAT R U DOIN U BELONG WITH RAIN STAHP cute chanel is cute but still

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August 4th, 2014, 3:30 pm

Grenartia (Guest)

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I so know how Maria feels. Chanel reminds me exactly of my last girlfriend (awkward phrasing there, I know, but I avoid using "ex" for people I broke up on good terms with).

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August 4th, 2014, 8:20 pm

Tess (Guest)

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I made that kind of promise to someone, and then I had to break up with her, and this was months ago and I haven't stopped feeling guilty and terrible about it yet, so I really wish Maria wouldn't. Even if you think you can keep the promises you might be wrong.

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August 5th, 2014, 12:25 am

Rosalia.C

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I definitely understand Chanel. The person I'm with just graduated and I've still got a couple years to go. Constantly get those thoughts. :/

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August 5th, 2014, 1:33 am

NotAwake

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Oh my goodness. So I just binged and read this entire thing in one sitting. Your creation of character is fantastic, you refuse to let even the side characters be anything but interesting! You aren't afraid to show all aspects of how life can be in this vaaaast community. Whether its accepting, complete rejection, or anywhere in between, its touched base on. Even now, you've brought up a character that seems to have FWBs or something similar.

Thank you so much for putting so much time and effort into this creation.

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August 6th, 2014, 12:13 am

Silverback

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I think this may be my favorite page so far. It speaks so clear to me.

I have been in Maria's shoes, explaining to the one I love that I won't leave and that forever means forever.

I really love your writing.

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December 16th, 2014, 8:06 pm

HermesChildOfRain

Oh my gosh

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They are so cute!

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December 31st, 2014, 10:56 am

Kimiko (Guest)

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Hmm, point one, I hate when people do that lifting someone else's chin thing. Probably irrational, but it feels so condescending to me.

As for how healthy Maria×Chanel is, I'd say pretty darn healthy. Just look at them together there. I'm even willing to stop shipping Rain×Maria for them.
But I do have some fears for their future. Aside from the things already listed, sex can definitely become a problem for ace/non-ace relationships. I hope it doesn't come to that though. They'd both be devastated.

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July 3rd, 2015, 11:47 pm

Trassa

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These damn scenes that make me cry! They're beautiful

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September 17th, 2015, 6:39 am

Nesagsar

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Must these characters be fictional? The world would be much better with some MarNels in it.

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December 28th, 2015, 11:49 am

Maplestrip

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I suppose this is why Channia is among my favorite ships: they just love eachother so much :p I really love seeing them together simply because it makes me feel good. I can't wait to see their relationship to be tested even more, though.

I kinda hope Channel's asexuality will become an important plot point for their relationship as well. I really can't wait to see how this'll go ^_^

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May 28th, 2016, 12:46 pm

inkybinky3

Montoya

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Hello, my name is Chanel Montoya, prepare to die.

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May 29th, 2016, 11:10 am

inkybinky3

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There's going to be an arc involving something happening to Maria, more than likely. Another arc on the level of Rain's hair?

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June 22nd, 2016, 1:15 am

EmmiaSilk

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I know you're not supposed to comment on pages from more than a chapter ago, especially not in walls of text like this, but I want to say:
This page made me very happy. I think my relationship with my girlfriend is a lot like Chanel's relationship with Maria. In fact, I think she and I had a conversation just like this a few weeks ago.
We're both trans girls, and for some reason she thinks I'm too good for her when it's really the other way around. I love her, and this page perfectly illustrates how I feel about her.
And Chelsea, if you read this, I want to remind you that you're the most awesome girl on the planet, and I wouldn't give you up to save the world. And you know how I am about that kinda stuff =p

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