S.H.E. Episode III: Moo-Hattan on the Rocks

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Megan Praz is an animator/artist from Pittsburgh, PA. She now lives LA and life has been interesting ever since. When Megan isn't making art comics, or video games, she can be found wrecking havoc on the ultimate frisbee field as her alter-ego, "Bacon." Catch up with her on her website, her tumblr or tweet @MeganPraz. Moll Green writes comics, movies, and lots of other stuff in Los Angeles and Vancouver. Find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook.

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  1. This reminds me when I studied abroad in England, where a standard greeting was “you alright?” Since I was super homesick when I first arrived, I took this as an invitation to share all my sad feelings until I figured out that random acquaintances didn’t actually want to know if I was doing well emotionally, they were just saying hello.

  2. Very much parallels my experience and other friends’ experiences of East Coast/West Coast! Even the expression “How are you?” – people say it all the time in LA as a greeting. Not so back East! It took me at least two years to get over the idea that people on the East Coast are real people with real feelings and people on the West Coast are faux people with faux feelings. The expressive styles are so different, it’s hard to shake. Plus in the East there are seasons, which seem “realer” if you grew up with them. Meeting political activists in LA has helped me see some good, fiery feelings and connect with people more than anything else. I recommend it!

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