Today’s Comic is not funny
This is what happens when I sit and watch a sad Youtube video about school bullying before I do my Monday Funny. It’s just not funny!
But it’s true.
You know how you carry those voices of your haters inside your mind, sometimes? Mine turn up whenever I cry. I hear their voices telling me I’m pitiful, as if having human feelings for another human being is a bad thing. I know it’s not, so I always shut them up, but they typically get a shot or two off at me first.
Today I posted some lines from Troll or Derby to my twitter queue. The main character is Deb, a 15 year-old fairy who also happens to be a lesbian-in-the-making. She doesn’t understand herself at this point in her life, and that’s just how it is. She has so much going on, beyond just her sexuality. She’s just found out she’s a magical being, for starters. A powerful one, at that.
But for all the fun and acceptance and zany, crazy silliness that writing a novel about roller derby and fairies can be, the queer romance angle of it has been a little fear-inducing. It’s not most of the story—not even much. The story’s an adventure, a romp, a coming-of-age tale, an independence story. But there’s romance, a love triangle—it’s there.
I know that haters are gonna hate, but mornings like today, when my defenses are down, I realize just how much I’ve been letting them ride along with me. And I want to be better than that.
So, today I’m summoning the power of the Ginger on the Unicorn Bike to carry me through:
We all need a spirit animal. Today, he’s mine.