Vote over at TWC and you can check out the top panels for tomorrow’s page! I shouldn’t have made Marisa’s magic circle thingies so complicated.

Damn you, brain cancer! Some people hold off brain tumors for years, usually with a LOT of treatment, but in my personal experience of people I know and my dad’s brain tumor, it’s a pretty aggressive cancer. Even though these panels would suggest it’s only been three days, assume it’s been longer than that in real time, but not by much. (I had to consult a friend on whether hospitals were cool with nurses having multiple colors of scrubs, and she said that it depends on the hospital. A lot of hospitals will color code you by department for security purposes, but that’s a relatively recent practice?) I have no idea if Marisa actually reading the newspaper after her shift would be considered weird, but she doesn’t have a lot going on at this point, so what’s another hour at work?

Also, IDK how many people understand what I mean by the column in the newspaper about Bridge, but in the crossword puzzle section, there’s always a weird little section that’s been there for decades about Bridge strategy. No idea how to even read the damn thing, but obviously someone gets something out of it.

Anyway, let’s discuss some bullshit! Apparently, everyone’s chill when a werewolf comic with EXPLICITLY STATED LGBT CHARACTERS just…exist, but when they are (heaven forbid) ACTUALLY GAY WITH GAY ISSUES, then I have to play nice with homophobes. Cool. And not just here, but also on Webtoon. And you’ve all tried to be polite about it, but I don’t care. We’re used to the getting the “coming out” story for gay men, and we’re all used to lesbians as porn entertainment, but lesbians are…actually gay. Lesbians face all kinds of super fun bullshit in real life. I’m sorry it’s not cute and cuddly and easy to ignore in this comic, but if that’s really such an issue, you don’t have to read it.
FOR REFERENCE:
1) If you’re not LGBT, you don’t really need to have an opinion on whether it’s okay to be gay or not. YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE AN OPINION. Unless gay people are having sex on your lawn, what they do or don’t do is none of your business. Some things just aren’t your business.

2) I don’t care what your religion says about homosexuality. Besides the fact that religious scholars have debated for centuries about various translations of the Bible and what it has to say about homosexuality, I’m not Christian and I don’t actually care. You can be told something is wrong, a book can tell you something is wrong, and you can learn something is wrong, but that doesn’t actually make it objectively wrong.

3) This comic will continue to have more gay content. Now that the flood gates are open, and I’m finally at a point in the story where I have space to develop other characters, there’s no reason to think I won’t. The main story will continue to be about Malaya and resolving the issues with Connie and Aubrey’s pack, but as Mal stretches her legs and settles into being a werewolf, don’t think I won’t keep trying to throw Elias and Vincent together on a regular basis. A gay basis, not just a sandwich-eating basis. If you’d like to see our eventual Elicent future, I finished that drawing from last week!
Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s all make the world a little brighter and STAY IN OUR LANES. Also, head’s up…if you guys decide to be all cryptic in your comments, either stating your disapproval for this part or the comic as a whole, I’m just gonna assume you’re being an asshole. Just because I have NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE SAYING doesn’t mean I won’t assume you’re being a dick. We mostly all speak English, so just say things plainly or don’t say them at all.