The Princess

To My Beloved Royalty...

In fairness, very few people can pull off the full Carmen Miranda.

My thanks to the lovely Coasties at Coast Guard Island in Alameda! You were lovely hosts, and it was an honor to be a part of your Pride celebration!  Especially on the momentous day when it was made official that barriers against transgender folks serving openly are to be lifted.  I had a blast with y'all!

Seriously, folks. The Coast Guard's cool.


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captmutt
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Well after two days of reading I am now caught up, I would like to say two things: "Wow!" and "Thank you". I am a fifty year old man who is just now coming to grips with his own sexual feelings and really wish that you were around when I was in elementary school. I denied my own bisexuality because that just wasn't "cool" back then. Now I am divorced and picking up the pieces of an extremely broken life and trying to figure out what it means for me to be gay in this part of my life. Read all the comments as well and want to thank you for seeing this continue even when your personal life was in shambles.

Submitted July 1, 2016 at 1:41AM



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I'm gonna have 'Carmen Miranda's Ghost' stuck in my head all day now ain't I?

Btw I linked some people to your comic recently and while I'm not sure if they've commented here they told me they liked and related to it.

Submitted July 1, 2016 at 6:25AM



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She is getting better with her makeup skill!

Submitted July 1, 2016 at 7:20AM



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she needs more shoes in her size...

Realy a girl needs Shoes!

Submitted July 1, 2016 at 7:32AM



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Oh, a complete story arc for her to get that dress and her Mother doesn't let her (and Sarah accepts???)!

Submitted July 1, 2016 at 7:39AM



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Well after two days of reading I am now caught up, I would like to say two things: "Wow!" and "Thank you". I am a fifty year old man who is just now coming to grips with his own sexual feelings and really wish that you were around when I was in elementary school. I denied my own bisexuality because that just wasn't "cool" back then. Now I am divorced and picking up the pieces of an extremely broken life and trying to figure out what it means for me to be gay in this part of my life. Read all the comments as well and want to thank you for seeing this continue even when your personal life was in shambles.

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Thanks for telling me this! I'm 45, and this strip is pretty much me making a comic for my preteen self. It's so gratifying when I hear others say that it helps.






Submitted July 1, 2016 at 10:19AM



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Oh, a complete story arc for her to get that dress and her Mother doesn't let her (and Sarah accepts???)!

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Heh. I wondered if anyone was gonna call me on that. I decided to err on the side of moving the story forward as that arc was more about giving Irma backstory, but I can't say for sure I made the right choice.






Submitted July 1, 2016 at 5:41PM



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Yes, Sarah is learning just what attire is appropriate for what occasion (a problem I still struggle with). At least she has the advantage of learning at a young age, like any little girl.


And I agree with Wendy--Sarah does indeed look cute in that outfit. She may love pink, but blue is definitely her color. The matching hair bow is a nice touch--we haven't seen our Princess with a bow in her hair up to now. (At least not in my admittedly limited memory).

A few strips ago, you hinted that the winds of change were in the air. Might Sarah's evolving look be a part of that? I noticed her Princess crown blew off her head, which I interpreted as her putting fantasy aside and beginning to grow up. (Or perhaps I'm overthinking it, and have way too much time on my hands....)

And you don't want to adopt the Carmen Miranda look, Sarah--all that fruit on your head will give you a headache.  Goof  Besides, where would your crown fit?

Submitted July 5, 2016 at 4:23PM



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Thanks for telling me this! I'm 45, and this strip is pretty much me making a comic for my preteen self. It's so gratifying when I hear others say that it helps.

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I'm (shudder!) 54, and the strip I'm planning is pretty much the same--a comic my preteen self would have begged to see. Since I want it to reflect my own life (or my life as I would have wished it to be) I thought of making my character disabled and trans, as I am. (As I've probably told you before). Would that be overkill, though? It would have to be at least somewhat relatable.

Your strip certainly helps me--I crave the little-girlhood that I was never allowed. Reading your strip at least helps me imagine what might have been.

Submitted July 5, 2016 at 4:37PM




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Rachel, when you're ready to start your strip, contact me please. I have this nice little free webcomic hosting thing, and I'd love to see what you have in mind.

Submitted July 6, 2016 at 8:43PM



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Thanks for telling me this! I'm 45, and this strip is pretty much me making a comic for my preteen self. It's so gratifying when I hear others say that it helps.

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I'm (shudder!) 54, and the strip I'm planning is pretty much the same--a comic my preteen self would have begged to see. Since I want it to reflect my own life (or my life as I would have wished it to be) I thought of making my character disabled and trans, as I am. (As I've probably told you before). Would that be overkill, though? It would have to be at least somewhat relatable.

Your strip certainly helps me--I crave the little-girlhood that I was never allowed. Reading your strip at least helps me imagine what might have been.

I think a trans girl with a disability would be an amazing strip... the big challenge would be to prevent her from becoming a Mary Sue. This is NOT easy, and something I struggle with. It can be done, obviously, but I think a writer needs to keep interrogating their work.






Submitted July 7, 2016 at 4:13PM



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