also, I dont mind the typos. something about the way they come off actually makes them seem strangely appropriate. almost like they are talking with an accent. a couple panels back ally sounded almost russian XD
I think the only downside of this story is that social strictures pretty much prevent me from sharing this with any of my friends. But it's so damn cute! It's not fair that a story like this, ironically about guilty pleasures, has to be a guilty pleasure unto itself. Mneh. Oh, btw, thanks for staying relatively distant from the painful-looking bdsm stuff. I love the romance here, but I couldn't stand seeing either of these two in pain.
I'm so attached to these girls now. Even Alan too. I feel so bad for Ally being alone and all. Not cool. I just want the two of them to be happy! I never thought I'd hear myself asking for less emotional wreckage, and more happy stuff!!!
I wish I'd stumbled on this sooner. Ya, this strip is titillating. But it's also very honest, honestly hilarious, and very relatable. I love that everybody has absolutely the right things they wanna say in their heads, but something bad happens between the thought process and the moment their lips form the words. When Alan said, "I should've gone with, 'Need a hand?'" I nearly fell off my chair. Can't wait to read the rest.
They don't seem depressed to me. Love's a rollercoaster, and with those sorts of emotional highs, you are going to get some lows too. At a great party, I'll usually have a few minutes where I'm bummed as all hell and just want to be alone. And then I go back to dancing. So yes, confusion and complex emotions are quite real, and very well portrayed. So keep your personal issues out of your responses to the author.
Down boy! Down! Stop humping the author's leg for a minute and listen up.
They don't seem depressed to you? Did you read the same strip as everyone else? The last three panels show Lisa and Ally both sighing, faces dreary. Before that Ally thinking to herself "House feels bigger somehow." And you don't think they're depressed? Good thing you're no psychiatrist. Those 'lows' you mentioned are exactly what I said they were, states of depression. I should know, being one suffering from the condition for many years.
Your 'party' comparison is flatly ridiculous. You state wanting to be alone for a few minutes and then going back to dancing? These two women have had a very intense weekend and now are understandably coming down off that huge high, which in this manner is correctly shown by the author as the two laying down and sighing for long periods of time, gestures correctly portrayed by depression. When I feel the same way I curl up in a fetal position or just lay down as they are shown doing. I certainly would not blame them for feeling cut off from a part of a relationship that has burned so brightly for them in the brief time it was spent. It may not last for very long, depending on their personalities, but it IS a state of depression they're in.
And by the way, I'll write what I think I should write, without any apologies to our esteemed author and certainly not someone as ignorant to what real depression is such as yourself, thank you very much. I hate to break this to you, but you're not in charge here.
What the hell where you reading they dont look sad in that pannel, they look like they're tired out (which is a pretty easy inference to make, they did just spend two days getting less than optimal sleep). It should also be noted that these are two people who before this where both fairly lonely and kind of unhappy and in the last two days they have just had some very enjoyable marathon sex and doing other enjoyable things, of course they're going to be lonely afterwards. Its reaching to say they're depressed when its easier to interperet as simply going back to normal after a few days really enjoying themselves.
(please dont pull the "you just dont understand depression" card, I actually have depression and I can definately say this seems fairly unlike depression and very like exhaustion and lonelyness)
*rolls eyes, shakes head ruefully* They have eyes, but they cannot see.
You really, truly don't think that loneliness and depression can walk hand in hand? Despite clinical studies to the contrary? Not all lonely people are depressed, nor are all depressed people lonely, but the 2 conditions share significant variance in many of the studies that have measured them both. I think I've been reading the only strip on this page. I don't know what you've been reading, but what is there I think is rather obvious. Uninterrupted sighing is MORE than just being lonely. It is two people reacting to being without each other. THAT is depression. Being by themselves is loneliness, far from what they are feeling now.
I never pulled any 'depression card', I unfortunately have the monster within me and I'm sorry if you actually have it yourself. But to say 'I can definately say this seems fairly unlike depression and very like exhaustion and lonelyness' is meaningless without showing some proof of being a psychotherapist. Hell, you can't even spell 'definitely' or 'loneliness' properly, so I doubt very seriously you are. So much for your credentials. What we have is two opinions on a single subject, nothing more, nothing less. And if you don't like my opinion, well, no biggie. Just don't infer that yours is the only opinion that is the right one.
Not to say they are entirely different conditions, I just think you're making a bit of a mountain out of a molehill here and given how this seems to not be the case anywhere else I'd be willing to bank on loneliness simply because they don't seem to act like it again.
On a side note how does my poor spelling ability reflect whether or not I have depression?
You seem to be the one making the mountain out of a molehill here. I am simply giving my opinion on a subject you keep dragging up over and over simply to prove you're right and I'm wrong. Does the possibility of you being wrong not exist? They might be just lonely but in my mind the intensity of emotions shown struck me as being more in line with a depression, mild though it may be. Your own argument of this not being the case anywhere else would prove it to be depression, since it is the stronger of the two emotions, imo. (opinion, see, opinion. understand?)
And on the side note, you missed the point entirely. I made the crack about your poor spelling to reflect on not whether you're depressed but whether you're an expert on the subject of psychotherapy, which to me you seem to be playing the role of.
Regardless, I'm fed up with you speaking to hear the sound of your own voice. If I thought we could come to some accord or that you had something intelligent to impart, I would be glad to discuss it further, by way of notes since I don't want to clutter up shiniez's comments section here. But it appears that the only thing we can agree on is that we disagree. You say 'tomayto', and I say 'tomahto', as the song goes. And this is but a flyspeck to fight over in great scheme of things. So, welcome to my blocked list! Goodbyeeeeeeeeeee!
this isn't a "i'm right" contest and it definitely shouldn't be seen that way but if i may take sides on this, cause i find this legit interesting and a very important topic.......i side with ~knotfever........that is all.