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Planet Ripple- 51/52- Who told you that?

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Context is everything, so I decided to upload these two pages as one piece on this website. I was worried some people may only read the first page and assume that I support what Minnow's saying. I do not, of course. I'm autistic. I don't want to be banned from procreating or whatever. But clearly, someone in this world does want that, and whatever they've taught Minnow, whatever they've told her, she's internalized it.

Where'd she learn to think this way about people like herself? Sorry to say, that won't be revealed for a while, but there will be an entire book or two centered around expanding on that, and peeling back a creepy new layer of the world of Planet Ripple.

In panel 1, yeah Noma, don't ask. The first 30ish pages of the comic you missed are depressing.

Also, nice transition from the last scene huh? With the bridge where the captain and Nulk are speaking waaaaay in the back? As you can see, we're waaay at the tip of the ship's nose, now.

Panel 3 was inspired by all those videos you see on youtube of a dog kissing a kid and the kid laughing their butt off. Just another thing I threw in to better humanize these merfolk characters.

That's it for today.

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I just started reading your comic ( I got it on amazon) and I'm embarrassed to say this part made me cry. It's just a few pages, but it hit me really hard as someone whose only sibling (and twin) is autistic and I gotta say, as rough as rough as this is to read, I think your writing skills are excellent and I'm excited to read more of your story. These pages provoke visceral disgust in me, not because they're badly done, but because of the hideousness of what minnow's been taught to believe. you're a very talented storyteller. thanks for giving people this content for free.

I'm gonna go spend some time with my brother now and play some video games. Thanks for the reminder of how important my family is.

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No problem. Trust me, it gets even better as it goes along.

Storozhevoy75's avatar
Aspies forbidden to reproduce?!? Whoever made that "declaration" should be shot.

ASPERGIANS FOREVER!!!
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Yeah, this is eugenics territory, only wanting to promote "superior" genes and stamping out the "lesser" bloodlines. Don't think that's the last time this sort of thing will come up in the story.
Parsnipsingularity's avatar
Wait... Eugenics... Aspergers... 

Is this a potshot at Autism Speaks?
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Well.... not JUST them, but that mentality in general.
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Wait, WHAT? No way, I'm not here to be some sort of... supremacist. I want to spread acceptance, not some revenge fantasy of paying everyone back.
Storozhevoy75's avatar
I didn't mean it like that, I'm sorry. It was just an observation, I didn't mean to upset you.
Storozhevoy75's avatar
But I did mean it when I said I think it's awesome and I've always loved the sea since I was a little boy in Virginia.
Battledroidunit047's avatar
Okay, WAIT a nano! +13000 years into the future and there's STILL prejudice and discrimination?! YOU'D THINK MAN WOULD HAVE MOVED PAST THAT BY THIS POINT! Sheesh, my faith in humanity is low enough as it is without THIS sort of thing being plausible...
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
In Minnow's era, racism, sexism, homophobia and the like are gone (aside from a scant few humans being prejudiced against merfolk). Ableism, however, is alive and well.
Battledroidunit047's avatar
On one hand, I should be like Mixels - Torts Yay emote
On the other, I'm a bit like Mxls - Nurp mad emote 
On my nonexistent third hand, I'll just settle for Jinky shrug emote 
gamermaster789's avatar
Kids? How old is she??
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
They're both in their twenties. Noma is a few years older.
gamermaster789's avatar
Ok. Thats what i thought.
lordmep's avatar
Any chance she's the product of genetic engineering. 
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lordmep's avatar
So she's one of the last remaining "pure" humans?
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
No. Sorry, but I can't explain this without spoiling one of the later books.
CairoCopper007's avatar
Well, you raise my spirits with a cute looking animal and then crush them with a seriously depressing dive into Minnow's thoughts. Bravo
NickOnPlanetRipple's avatar
Yeah, this comic will do that. Goes up and down a lot, like a roller coaster.
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