Reine #33: Words of Affirmation

In a ten panel comic in colors of pastel pink, mint green, and goldenrod — one queer says mean things to a plant and makes mean faces, “Shut up ugly! Wilt already! Grrrr! I hate you! I hate you!” Another queer talks kind to the plant, “Aw I think it’s cute! You’re doing great buddy!” Then the angry queer gives the plan 6th middle finger, and the other queer gives the same plant a thumbs up.

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Ren Strapp

Ren Strapp is a butch lesbian illustrator and designer, who makes comics about her life. She is an Appalachian farm girl living in Portland, OR. She loves birds and plants. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram and support her work on Patreon.

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  1. Oh boy do I have a plant like that, and the worst part is that my gf gave it to me for out anniversary so I feel so guilty hoping it will just kick the bucket but also it feels like if I don’t hit just the right watering schedule it looses its shit

  2. As an avid gardener myself (run several local community gardens including my own and a NE wheat farm) I can relate.

    Life would be so much simplerer if plants obeyed our commands!! Ah well, can’t even get my dog to obey my commands!!

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