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Autophobia

Autophobia

by G.H.S.T
Louis Beau is a perfectionist and anxiety-ridden eleventh-grader attending Roseborough High. He lives with his strict and somewhat neglectful father, and constantly tries to best himself to make his father proud. His life, however, runs off course when he befriends Daniel, his ostracized classmate, and the two soon find themselves in a secret love affair. Louis struggles with his sexuality, and his growing fondness of Daniel, all the while trying to gain the approval of his father, his peers, and ultimately, his self.

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**Warning: This story contains/will contain dark and potentially triggering themes like discussion of bullying and mental illness, including anxiety, substance abuse, and self-harm.**
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Autophobia

Louis Beau is a perfectionist and anxiety-ridden eleventh-grader attending Roseborough High. He lives with his strict and somewhat neglectful father, and constantly tries to best himself to make his father proud. His life, however, runs off course when he befriends Daniel, his ostracized classmate, and the two soon find themselves in a secret love affair. Louis struggles with his sexuality, and his growing fondness of Daniel, all the while trying to gain the approval of his father, his peers, and ultimately, his self.

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**Warning: This story contains/will contain dark and potentially triggering themes like discussion of bullying and mental illness, including anxiety, substance abuse, and self-harm.**

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High standards
Dear GHST, if you are unhappy with how the comic is going, that can only mean that you have very high standards.

The art and story are fine, very engaging and a great slice-of-life depiction for characters who are coming of age and wrestling with a phobia.

Of course we do not know where you are heading, and therefore cannot judg whether you are taking as through a meadering, roundabout route or a direct one. But you know: the view is lovely. I don't mind the touristic route at all. : )
Can’t help the creative process. If something feels off and you can’t make the pieces jive the way you want them to, it creates a serious block and can make the piece feel forced. Whatever feels natural to your process, flow with it, even if it means more time before the next update. What you have here is a brilliant piece of fiction that is dangerously relatable and beautiful panned out. I view the need to step away and rework the chapter as a show of respect to your readers. You don’t want to feed us gruel, but something more refined. Let yourself breathe, drop the pressure, and let your characters and story guide you. The brilliance you’ve brought us thus far is well worth the wait. [Also, I binge read this over the past three days...and I’m a single working mom.... Pfffffffft. I guess that just makes it sound like I have no life. 🤣-]
@IronDog: As a parent, it kinda is until his son is of legal age to do what he wants. It’s hard to want so much for your children, but they not see and get how much you remember being in that EXACT same place with your own parents at that age. We don’t get a manual in this, it’s hard to raise humans. All the criticism and the tendency to paint all parents that want to be involved with their children like it’s wrong, sucks. A parent puts enough pressure on themselves to do their best to shape their child and lead them in a beneficial direction...I can’t tell you how many nights I spend in a raw panic attack over my fears of failing my daughters and not giving them the best chance at life. It’s terrifying. Just like our kids dealing with their own fears and messing up, us parents are doing the same thing...but with the expectation and unfair perception of having to “get it right”. Sorry for the rant, just...take it easy on parents...we’re lost, too. Only we’re expected to know what we’re doing and can’t have room for error or we’re labeled poorly...
@Beelz: 🤣🤣🤣 This comment has made my life. Thank you for its existence.
These comments are almost as good as this page. And yes, I AM commenting in 2019.
Damn. This is raw. This is so real. This is what anxiety looks like; sounds like. I hope anyone feeling alone knows, a lot of us are in the same
place. It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to not have answers. Don’t be so hard on yourself, we’ve been there....and you are loved.
I’m cut from the same cloth as Danny boi. This is why I stopped trying to flirt. My body and brain cannot handle the pressure of swag and suave. 😂🤣😭
Take your time you beautiful hecc, i love your comics and will continue to support them!
TruelyMe
October 10th, 2019
Hey G.H.S.T., you should do whatever you think you should to make the story great, it's your comic. I'll try my best to be patient. I just love these two dorks.
G.H.S.T
October 9th, 2019
@DaemonSineAnima: thank you <3 !!
Don't worry, take ur time ❤️
@Kyntal: In terms of context is yes and no if it was just us then yeah but in a group or public, I would die of embarrassment
G.H.S.T
October 9th, 2019
THERE'S NO HIATUS. Because I'm doing a biweekly update schedule rn I think I will get what I need to get done to be satisfied done so we can just...carry on LOL.

OKAY so. If you've been following me on twitter, then you know I've been just not having a good time with the comic lately. I'VE BEEN STRUGGLING. And honestly I don't know why, I just have been. I think that part of it is bc this chapter is not really working for me and it's kinda all over the place imo--I'm just not happy with it.

Therefore, I'm changing the beginning of the chapter. What I'm working on I think better lays out the chapter, so I hope you will still like it. It's not a HUGE difference in ways, but it makes a difference to me LOL (although I'm removing the scene with Daniel and his mom...might put it elsewhere, idk yet).

Given this, I will be deleting what I have posted thus far for this chapter. The current scene with the boutonniere isn't going to change, but I'm going to lump that whole scene (the COMPLETED scene bc I know it's kinda dragging on lol it needs to wrap up, I know) with the new beginning pages to be one large update.

SOOOO...I'll see you in a couple of weeks with all of those pages. I really hope y'all understand...I just can't move past this rut I'm in til I do this and...if we ever wanna...get to the dance...this has to happen LOL. thanks for your patience and see ya soon <3
G.H.S.T
October 7th, 2019
@plasticwrap: louis is bi (although he's still figuring out what to label his sexuality and whatnot)
@AngelMatvey: I feel kinda bad for Lori, she lost for no good reason to some *loser* (not tryna be judgmental, just the kid needs a little more confidence and more self-awareness but hey that's teenagers)
As long as she doesn't try to get revenge, that is.
@Quadrant: I thought he was 100% gay tho, wouldn't boobs be ineffective?
Guest
October 4th, 2019
@Seve: OK:¨pukes ocean
Only us
@Truefan108: IM listening to Only us from DEH. . . and im leaking tears
Tasha49
September 14th, 2019
Tears
Can barely read this. I have tears streaming down my face.
This is what we all say when we have the first fight... after a few hundred of rounds we react more like "Oh God, just break up with me already, idiot".