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1990S - My Own Worst Enemy by jbwarner86 1990S - My Own Worst Enemy by jbwarner86

When I came up with the idea of hooking Lindsay's character arc into a parody of Single White Female, I knew I wanted it to build to this - Lindsay vs. Jessica looking like Lindsay, and Jessica finally cornering Lindsay and making her realize the truth. All the rationalization in the world couldn't absolve the horrible things she's done. The first step to recovery is admitting that you are the problem.

This strip was one I'd most been looking forward to posting. I've had the dialogue for this one swishing around in my mind for almost a year - I knew I had to get it right, because this is a big momentous turning point in the life of one of my most controversial characters. I'm hoping that, from here on, people start to see Lindsay in a different light. Already some commenters on the main site have said they feel genuine sympathy for her, something that a year ago would've been unthinkable. And this arc still isn't over yet - just wait 'til we get to the final act.
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Ohnopeople Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
Intense intensity!
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa... intense.
Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
This shit's gettin' intense!
The1stMoyatia Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there's some unexpected drama.
PsychoDemonFox Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
...Well that escalated quickly...
Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like that Lindsay might be getting a redemption arc. And her boyfriend genuinely seems to love her, so maybe he can help her through it.
A-Dawg13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
O_o... dang, this is intense...
RaginRonic Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
JB, I've not really commented on a lot of stuff you've posted here, that I've watched, but this is a rare occasion where I will.

In July of 1988, which I believe was the 5th of that month, my mom left me with a babysitter at the sitter's place while she went to do a shift.

During that day, which was part of my city's school summer vacation, I ended up getting raped, at age 6, by 2 female students(one being the babysitter, other her friend) at my school, aged I think 5-7 years older than me. Before all of that, I was coated all over my body with the pain reliever called 'HEET'. In the process, I was spanked and whipped with belts, during one part of it, and in the 2nd, forced to do what I did with that babysitter all over again.

It's something that has given me a rather low opinion of female people, minus my mother(my grandmother too while she was alive), and had me not want to socialize with a lot of people after that happened.

For 4 years after that, I was looking for a mental defensive mechanism which would have all other students, gender be damned, leave me alone at all times. On Sat., Feb. 29, 1992, at 11:43:12AM EST that morning(12:43:12PM AST to me), I found it.

It was becoming, through a segment on an edition of WWF SuperStars called 'The Funeral Parlor', a fan of the now WWE legend The UnderTaker...and not being afraid to emulate his on-screen character, which includes vocal emulation.

For someone in my position, it was something that, oddly macabre as it may seem superfically, helped to save a bit of my soul.

Sadly, though, it took me a LONG time to tell my mom about what happened. It took until May of 1998, almost 10 years, to have her sit beside me and for me to finally squeal rat on that sitter about what happened. She wasn't really happy to hear about that, but due to the length of time that went by, there wasn't a lot she could do about it.

Ever since, I've had no intention of keeping quiet about that issue. It's something I won't do either.

Though, a bit of a bad side effect kind of emerged where, when company is over at the house, I tend to not spend a lot of time with them. I'll just retreat to my own personal sanctuary(my room), and turn some songs up.

There have been times where I do wish that those who did that to me ate the same type of punishment that Lindsay got in this comic above, and then tossed in the klink for a good long time to get their asses supremely kicked behind bars. Though I'm not sure that would work out too well in the end.

All told, I'm kind of happy to get this off my chest. I just hope that it isn't too out of line to talk about something like that here.

Thanks for at least reading this, JB. And I kind of hope that a few more comics that come from you keep challenging some social issues that should be openly discussed.

Keep doing what you do here. You're doing good stuff here at DA, man.
Zerozero204 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Strike her down and let the hate flow through you! Assume her place, Jessica can't be a _worse_ Lindsey, after all. Nice sound effects. I always thought there was a backstory to those square earrings. So Lindsey can't face the truth about herself? March 29, 1990 to September 20, 1992. It took long enough! I do not feel sympathy for Lindsey. Or the boyfriend. Maybe Jessica. I do not believe Lindsey will improve, she's been written that way for too long. It's not like she can "turn over a new leaf" and bam be a better person instead of the garbage she is. Jesse would just add anther Mean Girl to tear her down, because apparently everybody has to be tortured by cruelty and drama. Single white female was filled with wooden bad acting, but I like this comic page.
PLCTheCd Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Holy shit...
Akira-Devilman666 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
peculiar story for Lindsay, I sent you the money for Tina's design, I hope you received them
Waterotica Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yikes. I wonder if Lindsay's going to turn herself around...
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