#629 Lifelines

21st June 2019 in My Name Is Willow
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GoodKaptainKook 21st Jun 2019, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
What everyone's saying here is very poignant and I'm glad Willow's taking it all in and thinking very hard about it. I'm even impressed that Randall was able to make a very good point too considering how nutters he is XD

But seriously, it's true. Alcohol and drugs can never take the place of your real friends and loved ones. You may think they're your friends, but they're not. All it can do is if you allow it to take over your life is drive you further and further downward, and even tear apart every single meaningful, valuable friendship and companionship you have in your life, leaving you with nothing but your addiction for company. It's hard for me not to think of the people who would rob their spouses/significant others/own parents just to buy booze/drugs because that really and truly is more important to them than their loved ones.

And I like Tim's point too. There's nothing wrong with a wild streak-in fact, I would like to have a partner with one!-but there's gotta be limits to that and you've got have some grounding. Otherwise everything's gonna go out of control...

Honestly, probably one of the most emotional and moving strips you've ever made, Frey. Very poignant and touching (hug)
FreyFox 21st Jun 2019, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Thank you but you should also give credit to Daniel Noble since he wrote most of the script for this story :)
Jake Elmer 21st Jun 2019, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
Admitting it is the first step, Willow.
Fox Of Kings Island 21st Jun 2019, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
Basketball: While I'm not an alcoholic... nor do I even know one rarely... I understand the situation! Willow, there's a beautiful world that is waiting for the prince, A.k.A your soberness! When my friends end up getting overdose with certain drinks or drugs... they fight it off with friends! Like... Snakey plays a weekly game of checkers with me, Bowling Ball teaches a meditation class for everyone, and Toothbrush even talked to her best friends if she is overdosing anything. Everyone had something to keep them sane and drink free... except Prism. She continued to drink her Vodka, drunkenly dissed someone famous, lost the challenge, and got eliminated! Is that who you want to be? Someone who'll be voted out because they seem like a threat as a drunk!?

TNT: I used to sniff charcoal... and stopped doing anything by myself without ANY help from friends... but hey... I turned out fine! *twitches as he isn't fine*
FreyFox 21st Jun 2019, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
What's the reference?
LapisHusky 22nd Jun 2019, 2:58 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, what's that all about?
Fox Of Kings Island 22nd Jun 2019, 8:50 PM edit delete reply
Fox Of Kings Island
Well... the last portion of Basketball's speech is true... Prism did drink, diss-drunked someone, and got eliminated (though she actually suffered a tiebreaker she lost).
WaxBadger 21st Jun 2019, 1:00 AM edit delete reply
Tim and Linda really nailed it, Willow needs to grow up and stop acting like she is invincible. And I see Nick is there to speak on Reggie's behalf, good of Russ to keep the peace considering his misgivings about Sasha.
FreyFox 21st Jun 2019, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
Yep :)
DJ MetalWolf 21st Jun 2019, 2:57 AM edit delete reply
I see this going one of two ways:

1) She's going to stop drinking and try to change
2) She'll listen but end up drinking and...kill herself or someone close.
Shaggy 21st Jun 2019, 3:10 AM edit delete reply
Words of wisdom :-)
LapisHusky 22nd Jun 2019, 2:58 AM edit delete reply
Yep. 👌
Excelsior_Thirty 21st Jun 2019, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
That what I had to go through in GA. I did have a relapse, but it was a thing that occurred that made me stop-everyone knows somebody. You will meet a person you don't know, bot does know you-they have a feeling and concern towards you if they see you in an addiction. Eventually, the closest one you know will know what you're doing...
My dad said that his heart broke when a gym mate that I do not know saw me gamble and told him about me being at the card room. REMEMBER-for anyone running away to get addicted to something- you're not alone with strangers.
Ace Country 21st Jun 2019, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
So much dialog!! Bet you had writers cramp after all that.
FreyFox 22nd Jun 2019, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
It was Daniel who wrote the main script in this chapter but I did have to copy it all again, lol!
Feige Roman 21st Jun 2019, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
This is exactly what I love about your art style - at a glance, it looks deceptively simple and cute, but at the same time manages to convey such strong emotion through these supposedly simple and cute characters.
And ironically, it's particularly wordy strips like this one that showcase that so well; each character has their own story, and their own way of making their point, and that comes across beautifully through the artwork.
You can even see the wheels beginning to turn in Willow's mind as she processes all these different points of view.
FreyFox 22nd Jun 2019, 7:30 PM edit delete reply
When I started out I wasn't expecting I'd ever go into more serious and deeper subjects, but it seems to all gel together well enough :) Thanks for the comment ^^
Flash Timberwolf 22nd Jun 2019, 3:06 AM edit delete reply
I hope things get better for Willow and Tim.
LapisHusky 23rd Jun 2019, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
Me too.
David31 22nd Jun 2019, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Never mind my comment in the last strip they are ALL there for moral support? For some reason I thought it was an intervention, then I thought it was an AA meeting...Well it sort of it, but it's more the former. Never mind once again I leapt into things, but I was on holiday last week though, so...:D
Section79 24th Jun 2019, 2:54 AM edit delete reply
This whole story arc hits close to home for me. My father also suffered from alcoholism. It got so bad that my mom had to stay at her mothers for a while until my dad got checked into a rehab clinic. Now my dad hasn't a drop of alcohol in years. Me and my family are thankful that he did that, because if he didn't, my parents would've gotten a divorce and I would have never seen my father again.
FreyFox 24th Jun 2019, 12:53 PM edit delete reply