Autophobia
A coming of age comic about two dorks falling in love

Chapter 09 - 08

GO BACK TO PAGE 269 UGH I'M SO STUPID IF ORGOT I QUEUED THAT ONE PAGE EARLIER AND IW ASN'T DONE WITH THESE ONES YET JAIOEJA;ODJF;KASJDF;J I HOPE PEOPLE SEE THESE LOOOL.

Anyway, as you can see, we'll be learning some new things about Louis this chapter.

I also wanted to mention this: please don't belittle Louis' breakdown here, no one has and I'm sure no one will because you guys are so kind and awesome, but I just want to remind y'all that real people go through such mental processes and I don't want to see someone saying something potentially upsetting/hurtful. When something triggers an anxious person like Louis, and even sometimes 'trivial' matters, it's not something you can just shove under the table and "get over." UAU That's what I'm trying to portray here, I want people to understand, but I wonder if it's coming across well.

But I'm nervous myself updating these pages because I'm on Tumblr too much and see people triggered by stuff and wow I hope that my pages don't upset anyone :( This chapter deals with heavy stuff, so I guess be aware of that, we're not done yet.

Do you think it would be appropriate to trigger warn stuff like this? D; Idk how that works, people seem to really like warnings these days so idk. :s

@Julilandia (Guest) Muchas graciaaas por tu comente ;____;<333 ¡y está bien! Entiendo y hablo el español (aunque mi español es terrible LOL OTL;; lo siento para mis errores UxU;;). Agradezco que dedicaste tiempo para comentar. ;u;<3
Me alegro que los sentimientos de Louis son relacionables, aunque su provocación es different que tus experiencias. Los ataques de ansiedad son experienicas terribles ;-;

@domino_KEI Thanks for your input! :) I actually feel the same about triggers, and honestly I do think Tumblr people take it too far at times, but nonetheless I think it's important to be considerate of others u__u;; But thank you<3 I'm glad his emotions come off as real--that was something I really struggled and wondered about this chapter.

@WeirderThanWeird (Guest) Wooah you deserve a medal for reading all of that! Haha<33 Thank you so much ;o; I'm glad to hear it doesn't make you feel anything/upset you on a personal level. UoU!! I somehow feel having a character with similar experiences, even the negative ones, can be kinda like an assurance that it's okay, you're not "the only one" kinda thing? DB That's how I feel when I come across characters like that u__u

@+bird+ (Guest) Thank you, I am glad<3 I think it can be a difficult concept to understand if you don't personally experience it, but I'm glad that I can make it somewhat understandable ;7;

@MechaMax I agree, it annoys me how taboo such things are, or when they are portrayed for the sake of drama and the realness of the disease is snuffed :/ My inner psychology major cringes every time u__u But yes, I understand the stupid stuff triggering you xD; It's always a terrible experience.

@ToxicBreeze No it is not fun :( It can be downright terrifying simply because you have no control over it, it just attacks you :c

User's Comments:

Reply ToxicBreeze, June 24th, 2014, 12:18 am

ugh I know all too well about these kinda freak outs. Anxiety is no fun and it can sometimes just take complete control xAx Louis' breakdown is all too real and I feel so bad for him ;^;

Reply MechaMax, June 24th, 2014, 4:28 am

I think it's wonderful that you bring up stuff like this! Anxiety and mental illness in general is way too taboo and it should be brought up a lot more and be shown as it is, not be used as a plotdevice or swept under the rug as soon as it's over. I'm usually triggered by the most stupid stuff so it's amazing seeing something like that.

Reply +bird+ (Guest), June 24th, 2014, 8:53 am

I have no personal experience with this stuff, but I think you're doing a great job, and the black edges that creep in and fog up the pages like Louis' mind help portray his instability even more. I feel so bad for him in these pages aaaaahhh poor babbyyyy nooooooo.

Reply WeirderThanWeird (Guest), June 24th, 2014, 12:57 pm

I just read through all of this in the last two days. It's really good and I really like it. I like how they actually have faces and shapes that differ from each other and Daniel and Louis are so adorable it hurts to breath.

In regards to the trigger warning: I personally find the way you portray Louis's issues to be rather realistic. I do almost the exact same thing to myself. However, I find reading it doesn't trigger anything for me. It takes a personal 'failing' to send me into a downward spiral. Unfortunately, I can't speak for everyone so it might be best to put a warning just in case.

I really like reading about a character that's like me even if the similarity is something I don't like about myself. :)

Reply domino_KEI, June 25th, 2014, 1:07 am

I think this page is great. I can understand you feeling the need to tag triggers on here, and that's super considerate. Tumblr has made me more and more aware also, but I think people sometimes forget that the real world isn't a safe haven. Not everyone tags things. Empty streets and busy plazas don't have trigger tags, and people with anxiety or depression know that. Sometimes, it's okay not to tag every single thing.
I think the fact that you've considered this at all shows that you're a kind person, but it's a hard and sad fact the real world doesn't come with warnings.

In regards to the page, I really think you're handling this well. Louis's emotions seem real and understandable. I relate to them, as I'm sure others do, too. I think you have captured his spirit so well. It pains me to see him like that, and that means you must have done something very right. <3

Reply Julilandia (Guest), June 29th, 2014, 10:30 pm

Creo que has hecho un grandioso trabajo en estas paginas, yo misma puedo relacionarme con el proceso de pensamiento de Louis porque en ocasiones he pasado por los mismo, no referente a el mismo tema pero si por otros asuntos...a veces también me dan ataques de ansiedad y siento que no puedo lidiar conmigo misma, por eso opino que lo has retratado a la perfección ¡Felicitaciones!
P.D: perdón que comente en español, a pesar de poder comprender el ingles no soy buena expresándome en el idioma :/ llevo tiempo leyendo el cómic y me encanta y esta es la primera vez que he sentido ganas de comentar porque es un asunto con el que me siento tan identificada...¡sigue así! ;) ¡Saludos! :D

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