CONTENT WARNING: this comic depicts medical abuse and psychiatric institutionalization.


27th Nov 2020, 7:57 AM
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steph 27th Nov 2020, 8:15 AM
the emotions on this page are captured so accurately. the juxtaposition between the artwork, which clearly represents some serious experiences on the part of the characters, and catnewt's condescending attitude can really be felt in this page. it really reflects the general apathy of the staff in this place.

diana's artwork is awesome, i love the support the other patients have for each other.
rex 27th Nov 2020, 8:27 AM
oh my god... "cute". possibly one of the worst and condescending adjectives that has ever been used in the history of the english language. and her regarding carmilla's feelings about trapped like that, makes it all the more dehumanizing. bow-wow-ouch
the shot where diana flips her paper and you can see the how deep they made their lines is :heart_eyes:
i really like lupe's discussion of "white" paintings here. im a sucker for contemporary art and i rarely see media having a positive perspective on it.
Nobody 30th Nov 2020, 10:40 AM
this is Spicy characterization, but i definitely did write the "cute" line to be intentionally dismissive (obviously), and more specifically, i felt it would be with a level of malicious awareness on the catnewt's part, because carmilla's commentary on the ward was inherently critical of the therapist as a person (or at least, her profession and occupation).
even though she only had one page to characterize her before this scene, she was definitely driven home as someone who doesn't have her authority questioned by subordinates (the patients), and sees her lack of personal pain as a demonstration of that authority.
Guest 27th Nov 2020, 8:48 AM
Oh man, I sincerely love this page. It’s amazing. Diana has a wonderful character design, and I’m glad we get to see more of Lupe. The dialog here really makes me think.
Guest 27th Nov 2020, 8:50 AM
This page is legitimately beautiful and moving. I keep staring at it, it’s so great!
fudge 27th Nov 2020, 9:37 AM
i love how you can tell diana was pressing super hard because of the indents on the back of the paper!
apple 27th Nov 2020, 11:33 AM
yo i didn’t notice that!! gosh the detail is astounding.
karter 27th Nov 2020, 2:26 PM
i still love this cat gecko therapist, the species combination is such a cute idea i dont care that shes such a piece of garbage lol
gay 27th Nov 2020, 3:14 PM
i love this highlight of diana, i really like her character and i feel like u make a lot of characters that i can see myself in, when that isnt the case for like 99% of media, which i appreciate. i really like lupes expressions here too, she comes across as very insightful
Duskitty 27th Nov 2020, 3:40 PM
i love how kim just says "me". it's such a teenager response

really love how you portrayed the character of everyone on this page! i love hearing more about lupe's character but. god im going to attack catnewt nurse for calling carmilla's drawing "cute". when i saw her initial response to it on the previous page i just KNEW she was going to completely miss the connection between the "trapped" metaphor/feeling and the whole psych ward thing
Cial 27th Nov 2020, 7:52 PM
Kim just commenting "me" is so real haha

I love diana looking at her own piece a moment like ugh what else can i come up with here. Like she was just stress scribbling her feelings at first but after carmilla's analysis of her rose she's feeling like she needs to find something more introspective to say.

Gosh lupe i want her to be happy and peaceful and visiting museums again soon. Picturing her doing so warms my heart
8bitmelanie 28th Nov 2020, 9:21 AM
Kim saying "me" is just so spot-on for a teenager :') Also I love how animated Carmilla is on seeing Diana's work, you can really feel her excitement at it! It's a shame catnewt is still being condescending to them all though... That feeling of being treated like a child is the worst.
Andrea Nolastname 28th Nov 2020, 12:15 PM
Oh my god, I HATE how condescending and dismissive this nurse can be. Like, Carmilla actually expresses herself and the nurse treats it like it's just a silly part of Carmilla's delusion. "Oh how cute you depict yourself as a rose blooming after it's death, yep, just like a vampire, how cute, I can totally see it".

And that response to Diana comes off as so ... vacuous. "Yep therapy is all about feeling good, let's not explore any deeper! Ha Ha!"

Also, I am LOVING that Lupe appreciates white paintings given how often I have had to defend them as something other than pretentious to so many people.