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

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28th Feb 2021, 10:03 AM
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Author Notes:

Nobody 28th Feb 2021, 10:03 AM
Nobody
sorry that this page was a little bit late.
snippet of the worksheet kim is picking at is referenced from DBT skills training handouts and worksheets by marsha m. linehan, on a page about "balancing doing mind and being mind" :)

Comments:

Lycus 28th Feb 2021, 10:12 AM
She is so powerful I love her make them fear you being there
Noiz 28th Feb 2021, 10:16 AM
I love how I only need to see a snippet of a DBT worksheet to instantly know it's my girl Marsha Linehan
Fallingfeather 28th Feb 2021, 11:35 AM
Oh, new nurse I believe? Tbh I really like the incidental rotations of nurses and patients as a way of just showing really cool character designs. Like, this nurse's face shape? Love it. Colors? Love those too.
red 28th Feb 2021, 12:33 PM
carmilla is a god among lesbians. i cannot believe she put on Not-Twilight in the meeting room. i wonder if her enjoyment of it is ironic or unironic given the noted liberties they take with regards to portrayals of vampires
Guest 28th Feb 2021, 1:54 PM
I feel like the mood of this page is “so tired it hurts to keep your eyes open”
rexalicious 28th Feb 2021, 2:42 PM
rexalicious
these colors are lovely. kims world becoming a little bit more vibrant
Guest 28th Feb 2021, 3:04 PM
this is probably my favorite color scheme/pallet youve done for a scene so far
CatPurr 28th Feb 2021, 3:19 PM
carmilla avoiding her fiance like :(
Guest 28th Feb 2021, 3:24 PM
Carmilla's favorite Watchmen character confirmed to be Rorschach
guest 28th Feb 2021, 4:51 PM
at the mention of marsha linehan's work on DBT i looked up the worksheets to see if maybe they could be of benefit to me. and what i gleaned is that wow, those worksheets are no easy thing to complete... they demand a ton of reflection down to a very granular level it seems...

on another note, i think it's pretty cool that we get to see a window into what media is like within this world! humanity is such an interesting concept to bring up in this comic because i can imagine that the society depicted in this comic probably had to do a lot of contending with what "humanity" even is...

very cool update!! and thanks to other commenters for bringing up the color palate shift, i never would've associated that consciously with kim's world getting brighter!
Duskitty 28th Feb 2021, 8:50 PM
Duskitty
fiancee 👀

i like the little detail of the red pencil being worn down to a stump bc carmilla was using it to draw her rose

also kim seems to be very focused on other patients' ability to be released from the ward. off the top of my head this is like the fourth or fifth time she's made a comment or question to another patient (or former patient) about their length of stay in the ward
kim's teeth 3rd Mar 2021, 3:17 PM
i noticed this too

she seems extremely empathetic, probably to the point of it being a potential downfall, much to spite how much all her doctors seem to antagonize her
carmilla gang prez 1st Mar 2021, 5:34 AM
*carmilla voice* fuck marriage i need to watch my little vampire movie
the colors on this page are very pretty :) i like that nurse's design
M 1st Mar 2021, 7:58 AM
Cool update! i was waiting for another page, recently caught up after an absence.I really like how the TV is colored and stuff, interested to see where this goes!
My dad's the head of a psych ward, two actually, so this comic is familiar in a lot of weird ways.
8bitmelanie 1st Mar 2021, 11:22 AM
"They're trapped in here with me" - well, that's one way to frame it, Carmilla! And don't worry about it, gray - RL stuff is more important after all :)
Possum 2nd Mar 2021, 3:37 PM
What animal is the nurse?
Nobody 3rd Mar 2021, 12:10 PM
Nobody
hi there, possum, the nurse is a siamese cat with a little bit of dog.
Possum 3rd Mar 2021, 6:47 PM
I’m sorry I might be being paranoid but I don’t know if this is out of the ordinary but it seems you’re putting commas where they usually aren’t placed. I’m not good with grammar so that may not be the case but are you okay?
Nobody 3rd Mar 2021, 10:20 PM
Nobody
commas before and after vocatives is pretty standard in english. i spliced the sentences with the second comma to give it more of a casual and brisk tone than a period or semicolon would give, but nothing else is out of the ordinary about the commas, so yeah, i'm fine. :)
enistoja 3rd Mar 2021, 1:25 AM
I kinda dig the design of this new nurse!

Carmilla is excellent as always
someone sometimes 3rd Mar 2021, 9:39 AM
reading the author note and then the comments has reminded me that I have a whole set of DBT worksheets I was given by a counselor who understood my discomfort with attending group sessions, about two years ago, that I still haven't managed to get the energy to take a look through again. it occurs to me I'm not sure I ever will, although I still want to.
good update.
crow 3rd Mar 2021, 1:47 PM
hehehe i like that kim looks more pink lately... is that a lighting thing, or conscious choice from earlier pages? i remember some ppl commenting not realizing she was pink or something like that.
Nobody 3rd Mar 2021, 2:42 PM
Nobody
hi, crow. it's been a conscious effort to make her look more pink after the comments.
Guest 3rd Mar 2021, 3:15 PM
"a" wedding instead of "the" wedding is very interesting to me,,

also "karnstein" is SUCH a vampire name ahdkldsg
Andrea Nolastname 3rd Mar 2021, 9:04 PM
So is Carmilla, if you know the reference in the choice of name for the character
Guest 3rd Mar 2021, 11:48 PM
i love that as readers we know that carmilla is saying fiancee but it can be assumed that the characters in the story wouldnt know right away which gender it is
mallory 4th Mar 2021, 12:43 PM
the new nurse immediately flexes her position of power over carmilla... also wrt kim pointing out other people getting out or being pre-occupied with their ability to... to me it reads like her first priority is getting out, so she thinks that's everyone else's, too. on top of that, she analyzes the other patient's behavior to see what is acceptable and unacceptable to the nurses and comments accordingly. the first time i was in one of these places i was 17 going on 18 (literally there the week before my bday) and i was just trying to get the hell out so that super resonates lol. the behavior and mindset is so familiar.
this is one of my favorite color schemes shown so far. it's so nice looking. thanks for the update!
28 5th Mar 2021, 10:38 PM
I'm reminded of Drop-Out where Sugar references being a vampire several times when she talks about her need to eat meat. Guess Carmilla had some role in creating that association.