I feel slightly nostalgic for these early stages of GGaR where I could let myself go in terms of weird situations and sudden changes that could seem illogical to have later on (when the tone of the comic was more... soft? Realistic?)
Ah, the "hippie" kind of love ;)
I feel like the word "hippie" can mean so much now, it's a bit *too* easy to use in everyday situations without really knowing what the person really meant by that. I was pretty much in love with the term myself back then. I felt like it was an identity I could live by quite happily.
And what about what seems to be the opposite of "hippie love" which is "you're the one, never leave my side"? Again, I feel like it's too easy to set the two up as the only options available, but let's not be too picky. Lillian got her point across, didn't she?
What I did like about writing this comic is the space it gave me to speak of different kinds of love. That is something I felt strongly about, and still do now: how we categorize, separate, and limit the way we should love. So here are my friends, here is my One True Soulmate Of All Times Until We Die Together, here is my family, and I guess that's it, that's three types of "love" that don't have anything to do with each other and clearly set apart and that's how the world around me tells me I should live!
I just think love can live without as much categories and rules. For example, I've always loved the term "friend crush", because of how I absolutely can "crush" on someone without needing to romance or have sex with any of them. And yet, the attraction's there! And I love being able to freely feel that without immediately panicking because OH NO, I'm in a monogamous relationship HOW DARE I?
But hey, that's just me :)
--> This is a rerun of the finished webcomic Go Get a Roomie! You can find these two strips in the old archive >here<!