Wildflowers

A web comic about love, life, and trying to comes to terms with being transgender. Sometimes dark, sometimes light, and always an attempt at a honest look at transexual life.
Updating every day, including weekends!

Authors

Recent Comments

Blushing?! It has emotions!
Will we ever find out the details on the gov't high school secret agency; FAE?
Panel 1 and Panel 6---The thoughts that Annie is contemplating right now is probably the most difficult concept(s) that a trans*person may ever have to learn or understand. I know that was the case with me. It took me a decade or more to come to the mental frame-of-mind that Annie is expressing at this point in her life.
GreenKrog
March 22nd, 2017
@Nick: Haha, no, I'm just bad at drawing. He has a perfectly lovely head of hair when it is spiked up, and I don't know how to draw short spiked hair being combed back.

Also, boobies.
Nick (Guest)
March 22nd, 2017
Why does his hair get so much smaller when he's out of the water?
Premature balding's a bitch, eh?
GreenKrog
March 20th, 2017
@steph: I'm glad you've stayed with us that long. I hope you have found the strength to transition by now, but if not, hold on. We are here for you.
@GreenKrog: I've been re-reading the archives. and came across my comment and your response. Beautiful.
Thank you! You have no idea the help you have been with this comic. I think I have the mindset/will to eventually transition... I just can't thank you enough.
Miss you, Mitch. :(
Lex-Kat (Guest)
March 20th, 2017
Loved what Lexi said. Very well written.
DCFAN (Guest)
March 20th, 2017
And Why HB2 and SB6 matters
I am probably preaching to the choir, but part of the reason HB2 (NC) and SB6(TX) (US bathroom laws or bills) are so bad for transkids is it gives faculty and administration the ability and legal cover to harrass them like prinicpal pin head here. Sorry he reminds me of Dilberts boss. :)
Blueee
March 14th, 2017
Aww, Wendy is so cute
Everyone step forward...
Everyone who's going on the trip, please step forward.

Not so fast, Annie!

I frickin' HATE being excluded from girly activities. I'm more or less accepted, unless it's a "girl" thing.. then somehow I ended up being excluded...

Sucks hugely.
DCFan (Guest)
March 10th, 2017
Passing
And this (to be safe) is why I worry about passing so much--well another, my dysphoria is another big one.
GreenKrog
March 9th, 2017
@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: She could quite possibly do so, yes. However, it is not necessarily adult status so much as physical development status that would be a prohibitive factor for SRS for her. That, and she has yet to finish her one year real life test. Top that off with her not yet having entered the system to talk to Dr Werneke (the doctor who used to make the decisions about mental preparedness) and her own unstable identity, Annie is not ready and will not be ready for some time yet.

Plus Julie is right, Annie may be unable to have surgery at all due to the damage Annie did to her internal organs. Ignoring every other aspect of consideration, this one factor is the biggest to take in to account.

(I don't know if she can physically have that amount of anesthesia at this time. It is not something I particularly want to think about either. Annie's brain needs to be fixed before her body does).
Panel 4---" What else happens before
you turn 18 ? "

Correct me if I am wrong, but under Canadian law, a teen who is under the legal adult age ( 18? ) can be declared to be a 'Mature Minor', and can have some adult privileges granted to them immediately. As a Mature Minor, could Annie petition for certain trans* health care provisions, up to and including Gender Corrective Surgery, even though she is not yet 18 ?
GreenKrog
March 8th, 2017
@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: Indeed, that is the reference. And the blood stain on the window is from the one on the wall when the nurse found her.
I think that this is a correct cross-reference, but I could be wrong.
Panel 2, when Annie is talking about the orderly, it refers to No. 166,
" Results " and No. 167, " Punishment ".
Yan Mouson
March 3rd, 2017
@GreenKrog: But that's how it always works. You don't consciously decide to mess up your life on purpose. You drink because you believe that after all your suffering, you deserve that drink. You stop doing your homework because you're so mentally exhausted, you deserve to take a break. You just keep engaging in behaviors that you know will lead to nothing good because you've convinced yourself you don't have the emotional fortitude to take better care of yourself.
GreenKrog
March 3rd, 2017
@Yan Mouson: Interesting insight that I never really noticed, those are excellent points. She probably does do it and doesn't even know she does.
It is so weird being a writer when your character is more developed than you even know she is.

But then, when all you've every experienced is being hurt like this, at least it hurts less when you are drunk. Maybe that is the best she is hoping for right now.
Yan Mouson
March 2nd, 2017
@GreenKrog: I'm getting the feeling that there's more to it than "having a good night." I mean, when was the last time Annie had a good night while drunk? Seems like it always ends in disaster.

I'm starting to think Annie has a penchant for self-sabotage. This wouldn't be surprising considering her circumstances and mental state. I know I've been there; constant depression can make you act in stupid ways.