Never forget that you are the protagonist of your own story
A cool interview I was super pleased and honoured to do with the Women Write About Comics blog!
Carolina Mello: A lot of comics that talk about LGBT issues are for age 16+ readers. Princess Princess, though, is suitable for all ages (actually my nine-year-old sister loved it!). Do you think it is important to tell stories like those to the young? Is that something you think about when you are writing, or does it comes naturally with your style?
Katie O’Neill: I think it’s incredibly important! That makes me so happy to hear about your sister. Kids aren’t born with prejudices; they’re something they absorb from the figures and media around them. I can understand why a lot of LGBT comics do target that young adult age group, since that’s when a lot of people come to terms with their sexuality, but the whole process of normalisation and familiarising should start a lot sooner. There’s this notion that homosexual content automatically makes something unfit for children, which is just playing into the idea that it’s inherently dirty or wrong which is not true at all and really damaging. Whenever I get an email from a parent, grandparent or other relation telling me a child they read to really enjoyed the girls’ story, I feel extremely encouraged.
look me in the eye and tell me that this isn’t the best named thing ever in homestuck
Things I learned:
So Starkid’s AVPM budget was, what, $150?
Those chocolate bars cost $50 plus taxes.
They spent a third of their budget on fucking chocolate.
A sort of panel from comic pages that are being verrry sloowwwly worked on.
Shout out to all the closeted LGBT people who have to return to unsafe family environments this season. Remember that there is nothing wrong with you and that no, you are not a hypocrite for loving the people who raised you despite the things they have done to hurt you. Above all remember that you will always have friends who support you even if your family does not.
I don’t know if I ever posted this drawing of a fiji mermaid I did a few months back
The Lord of the Rings illustrations by Jian Guo
Wait what if every time Harry had a “conversation” with his conscience, that “little voice” as the narrator sometimes called it, it was actually a real conversation with Voldemort via the Horcrux but none of them realised?
So like that time Harry talked with himself about dating Ginny, it really was Voldemort telling him “She’s Ron’s sister!”
Like wow say what you will about Voldemort but at least he respects the Bro Code.