Oh Hey! It’s Alyssa #7: My Best Friend’s Wedding (Party)

Oh Hey! It’s Alyssa is a biweekly web comic series by Alyssa

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Alyssa is a totally complete incomplete paraplegic and thirty-something hanky-in-the-pocket cartoonist weirdo!

A. has written 68 articles for us.


        • No, shut up. You do not get to be dismissive of this. Life is hard and it’s always going to be hard and I am always going to do my best to navigate life in a way that works for me. Content notes do not always have to be the answer. For example, I will probably save reading Alyssa’s articles for a time when I feel able to handle them now that I know she graphically depicts subjects I find triggering. That’s entirely on me and the world doesn’t have to cater to me because of it. But also, a content note would be helpful if the author is open to that and there is NOTHING wrong with asking for something that will make your life easier. It’s okay if Alyssa doesn’t want to make the choice to include content notes, and it is also okay to ask for them. When you are being triggered, it’s really nice to know that other people are triggered also. I was commiserating with Layla above and you have absolutely no right to join in just to tell us to get over it. That is extremely rude and condescending so just don’t.

          • First time for everything. Really not your place to tell someone else how to feel. They were expressing their valid reactions to the piece, and respectfully asking for a small accomodation. Its already hard enough to ask for things like that. Comments like “get over it” are both unhelpful and seriously disrespectful.

  1. When it rains, it pours huh? Still, I am glad that things turned out at least 3/4 well! Your troubles aside (my sympathies!), that was a great read.

    When my sister got married, I engaged in some “wedding party action,” but she wasn’t happy when she found out and yelled at me for that. But hey, I got to make out with a cute someone, so that’s a glass at least half-full! =)

  2. Alyssa, you are still my mini Xena….. you are a real girl/woman/bionicsuperhero/pup/kitten……upchucking chug-a-lugging beast of femaleness and ability to see the humor/agony of yourself and your choices! Still my hero!!!

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