Before Prom

posted January 16th, 2019, 8:26 am


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January 16th, 2019, 8:26 am

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Last pages of this chapter. I admit this scene was originally going to be a little more drawn out with a couple extra pages of Chanel interacting with her family. But if you recall from last week, I mentioned my spouse had hip surgery, and I've been dedicating most of my time to making sure they're taken care of. It's dug into my time with the comic a bit. Don't worry though. You're not missing anything here. This is really just a condensed version to move things along. It honestly flows better this way. XD

You might also recall a few pages ago, I brought up that I'd be taking a hiatus after this chapter. In general, I've just been falling behind a bit thanks to, you know, life. So I'll be taking a few weeks to care for my spouse, and using my time to catch back up when I can. I'd like to be able to return to posting three times a week when I get back too. While I won't name a return date right this instant, this should not be one of those months-long hiatuses I've unfortunately been putting you through a lot of in recent years.

Besides, next chapter is prom and I don't want to drag things out any longer than necessary! I've been looking forward to this one for YEARS!

Oh, and if you can't read my Maria's chicken scratch:
"Nelly, Sorry for how long the dress took. I hope it fits well and that you like it, as I won’t have time to fix it at this point. Really, there’s a lot I have to apologize for, so I hope you’ll allow me the chance to do that at prom. Love, Maria."


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August 18th, 2019, 5:39 am

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January 16th, 2019, 8:54 am

Zosonils

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chanel looks so cute!!!!!

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January 16th, 2019, 9:23 am

indi (Guest)

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what a beautiful dress! take all the time you need lynn, we can wait for the climax :D it's a good time to reread anyways

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January 16th, 2019, 9:35 am

Pichu 250

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Rest well, Lynn! Thanks for the great ending to the chapter. Also, Chanel's sister is hilarious.

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January 16th, 2019, 10:37 am

DalekBeifong

This is so beautiful <3

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aaaaaah they are so cute <3

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January 16th, 2019, 11:05 am

NikuComics

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(>w<)

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January 16th, 2019, 1:00 pm

Stun (Guest)

Just rest up

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Hope your spouse gets better soon

Also i'll go with waiting for you to finish what you need to do in real life as we all get the quality you give us now ^_^

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January 16th, 2019, 2:07 pm

J-Master

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We’re almost at the big prom.

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January 16th, 2019, 2:32 pm

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I’m not into fancy dresses (frills, ugh...), but I don’t need to wear it. :D
If Chanel likes it, great. It looks like a lot of work.

@LittleLynn84: All the best for you and your spouse, we’ll eagerly await your return!

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January 16th, 2019, 8:36 pm

Adama (Guest)

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Chanel's sister remains a cutie.

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January 16th, 2019, 10:22 pm

TranshumanAr (Guest)

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After many years the prom is coming! Seriously, the distinction of the time inside the story and outside the story gives some credibility to Grant Morrison's ideas. Also, that is an awesome dress!

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January 16th, 2019, 11:19 pm

Pantastic (Guest)

#OMGISAICWFTPCBTARFSTMWTWBW

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OH MY GOD IT'S SO AMAZING I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE PROM CHAPTER!!! But take a rest from suppling the masses with the worlds best webcomic! :)

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January 17th, 2019, 6:45 pm

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@Pantastic: I second that!

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January 17th, 2019, 8:55 am

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I think there are still a lot of things that need to be adDRESSED

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January 18th, 2019, 1:34 am

Flipperdoodle McMarsh (Guest)

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AYYEEEE

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January 17th, 2019, 7:07 pm

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OMG! Chanel looks fabulous in her dress! Maria did a fantastic job!

Lots of healing energy to your spouse and strength to both of you! Having nursed my wife through knee replacement, I can kind of understand how hard that process can be. Just be sure to have them taper off of the pain killers when they're ready ... my wife tried to go cold turkey ... not a good thing.

Um ... so enough unsolicited advice from me. Take the time you both need. We'll be here when you get back.

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January 17th, 2019, 8:41 pm

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do y'all think rain will ever end?

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January 17th, 2019, 9:10 pm

Guest

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@guest all good things have to come to an end but I hope we still have a few more years with rain

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January 18th, 2019, 1:39 am

Flipperdoodle McMarsh (Guest)

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AHHH CHANEL LOOKS SO CUTE IN THAT DREESSSSS-

Anyways, as much as I can't wait for the next chapter.
Take all the time you need! You have been working on this comic for years while going through your life, you deserve it!

And I hope your spouse heals all good and soon UwU

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January 21st, 2019, 5:43 pm

Anon (Guest)

Hate that I am trans

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I hate that I am trans, and you know what I hate the trans community too. I didn't choose to feel I was born wrong, and most trans people act like I am a terrible person for not feeling I was born the right sex. Funny because I thought the trans community would be the most accepting people ever considering they are one of the biggest groups of hated minorities. Sadly I was dead wrong. They can't understand a simple concept such as hey maybe not everyone likes how they were born and maybe they just want to be a normal person. Sad to say that most of the time they don't accept others at all. Ironic they argue that all must be accepted but throw their own under a bus. I do not care if you do not like this message, I do not care if you believe it, or whatever nonsense you have to say. This is the truth and the community has hurt, abandoned me, and made me feel worse about existing at all. It is already a terrible world out there and now I know there is truly no one to turn to when you are in need.

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January 22nd, 2019, 2:44 pm

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@Prevous anon:
You okay? Has this comic hurt you? Are you replying to someone I can’t see?
I’m sorry you feel hurt and abandoned.

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January 24th, 2019, 4:24 pm

Willowstream646 (Guest)

I'm sorry

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@Anon: I am so sorry. I'm sorry. I am not trans, but so many people I love are. I don't know what it feels like, I can't even imagine the pain you must feel. I am so sorry that you have been hurt and abandoned, by people you trusted to be there for you. I don't know who you are, I don't know that you'll ever see this message and I'm three days late already, but I want to help. I have to try. I want you to know that not everyone out there will abandon you, hurt you, shame you. Shame on all of those who did. I say I am sorry because we have failed you. If you feel this way there is a reason, people hurt you. And that's not okay. Even just standing by, we have failed you.

One of my closest friends is trans. Just under a year ago, when she came out, I tried my very best to be supportive and there for her. Within two weeks I had mostly adjusted to her pronouns, and the whole time I had been correcting everyone around me, with her permission. Then the end of the school year came around, and we went off to summer break. I saw her once, maybe twice over the summer.
We don't have any classes together, so we barely see each other now.
Her parents aren't allowing her to transition, letting her wear the clothes she wants or express herself how she feels.
I don't know how to help her. I can't do anything about her parents, about her resources, about anything. And I had looked the other way.
Recently I had my first emotional breakdown, I couldn't stop crying for hours, and for no reason. And she texted me saying she couldn't handle her parents anymore. I couldn't think straight and I was so scared I would lose her, but I couldn't do anything!
I contacted a friend who wasn't sobbing to talk to her, and she's okay.
But because of me, indirectly or otherwise, she might not have been. And because of all the people who knew what she was going through, saw the pain she was in, and din't help. Turned the other way.
So I'm sorry. I'm sorry you aren't getting the help you need. I'm sorry that you are hurting, I'm so sorry I can't help you.

I swear on my life, you are not alone. I swear, on my life, there are people who will not abandon you.
If you want to talk, it's the least I can do. I'm sorry I can't do more to help you.

You deserve so much better. I hope you're safe.

And sorry I wrote so much. Clearly, I'm annoyingly long-winded. In the extreme, apparently.

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January 26th, 2019, 8:23 am

Anon (Guest)

Hate that I am trans

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@Willowstream646: Thank you for the response sadly I am left unhelped and I am getting worse mentally for it.

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January 26th, 2019, 9:34 am

Willowstream646 (Guest)

There is still hope

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@Anon: I'm so glad you're still here. I'm sorry you are still suffering so much. I wish I could find you and kick them or something, but alas.
I do know there are resources, hotlines, people you can find and talk to. And I'm here, just my username @gmail.com. I have to go be a techie for a musical, but I wanted you to know I did see you. I hope with everything I have that things get better for you.
I have to go now but I'll check back later. Byee!

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January 26th, 2019, 1:47 pm

Anon (Guest)

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@Willowstream646: Hotlines are essuntually useless. Honestly what are they going to do? I was born incorrectly. It is not like they can change it, no all they can do is make the situation worse if they decide I should be put in a ward for a while. Because instead of solving real issues they would rather lock people up for a while and hope they calm down.

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January 23rd, 2019, 7:44 am

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Nine years. It's been nine years, you've been doing this webcomic. I think I started reading it about five years ago. I'm so happy to be seeing a lot of things turning out well for everyone

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January 24th, 2019, 3:08 am

E-bear

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I finally caught up!! Love this!!!

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January 25th, 2019, 5:06 pm

Guest

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Found this a few days ago and binged it between child care duties. Can't wait to see the next chapter.

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January 26th, 2019, 3:30 am

Guest

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What. Going to have to ignore this for a year now so I can build up a backlog.

Keep doing this. Seriously. X

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January 29th, 2019, 4:49 am

Isabell1803

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Omg I love the dress can't wait for the next chapter

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January 30th, 2019, 1:00 am

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We will be here when you get back :) Just focus on personal stuff as long as you need to and keep us updated when you're ready to go back to posting.

Best wishes to your spouse. Hope they have a speedy recovery!

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January 30th, 2019, 7:48 am

femalejakefromstatefarm

The Dress

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I love the dress. It's so cute

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