Starting Saturday, I’ll be on vacation for a couple of weeks, but you’re in luck, because I already set GES to update automatically even if I’m not around🙂 The beauty of taking time off lies in forgetting about everything, including Internet, which is even easier to do where I’m going, since Internet is still very much an expensive commodity and I won’t be staying in one of those horrible resorts/hotels with Wi-Fi connection everywhere.

But, please, do enjoy GES, while I’m gone, like it and leave your comments – it all means a whole lot to me. Seriously, words can’t express how awesome getting feedback is🙂

Till September, as they say in Kemet-Ra, ankh wedja seneb (“life, prosperity, health”)!


Time for Shanti to face the truth!

If you like this story, why not read it from the beginning?

Also, make sure to check out my August newsletter!

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If you haven’t done so, yet… Please, take these two polls!


Welcome to my August newsletter, where you will find updates on my current and upcoming comics, a new poll, a (restored) QA section, and four lesbian blogs I am promoting for this month. Let’s get to it🙂

Current comics

The Green-Eyed Sniper is now at a turning point: Sekhmet finishes her story about her first encounter with Blitz and how Blitz protected her for a couple of years, even if she knew about Sekhmet’s past as a war criminal. How will Shanti react to these news?

If you missed the latest page, go read it here.

First-time reader? You’re in for a story that will blow you away – at least, that’s the idea! Read it from the beginning!

GES is finally on TvTropes! This is a very fun place to check out, because it has a growing list of tropes for the comic. One of my favorite is Robosexual, and it has to do with the strange relationship between Sekhmet and Assistant… but I also love Badass Lesbian and Cast Full of Gay! Check it out for fun trivias you won’t find on my website or elsewhere and, if you wish, add more tropes for it.

I am also very pleased to announce that you may read GES in a comic online magazine called StArtFaire! It begins on issue #5 and updates monthly, 10 pages at a time. Start reading Part 1 here.

Finally, I was invited to publish my comics on a new site called My Trending Stories. You may find my very first article here. That’s one more place where you can follow me🙂

Upcoming comics

Although this past month I didn’t have time to work on more concept art (I am focusing on finishing the last pages for GES), I wrote a complete new chapter for Infected Blood. I am getting more and more excited about this project and I can’t wait to finally get to the proverbial drawing board.

Poll

Talking about my upcoming title, I would like to hear from you how often you would like me update it, so please, take the poll below. BTW, if you click on Other, please leave me a comment to specify how often you would like me to update. Also, feel free to leave any other comments in the provided space.

News/updates on the site

I restored my Ask a Question section! In it, you can ask a question to me , Shanti and/or Sekhmet. Go ahead, don’t be shy. We certainly won’t be when answering🙂

Lesbian blogs promotion

This month, I am promoting four lesbian blogs. Two deal with really deep lesbian, sex and gender issues. The other two are personal blogs focused on the difficult, yet liberating, coming-out process. Here they are!

Website/Blog:

Saye Bennett by Saye Bennett

Why am promoting Saye’s blog?

First off, I don’t know how I missed this lady all these years. She’s a smart, articulate psychologist and a lesbian feminist very keen on transgenderism issues (to be fair, she doesn’t focus just on those, but that’s what struck me the most). Before you jump to conclusions, she is not a supporter of transgenderism. She’s one of the still far-and-between voices speaking against it, and she does so with compelling arguments.

What mostly interested me is that she urges transgenders wanting to transition to be truly given a chance at understanding what this entitles: she argues that changing a person’s body and brain chemistry via hormones and surgery is very often seen as the panacea to all problems, but it’s actually a very traumatizing process involving much physical and psychological pain and suffering. She calls for psychologists and psychiatrists to “do no harm” and to avoid diagnosing transgenderism without a thorough assessment (which, currently, is NOT the case).

You can read her main arguments here and make your own opinion. Saye is very approachable and always happy to have a conversation with people who disagree with her, so, if you are interested in these issues, I strongly suggest you to leave her a comment!

Here’s a bit extra info about Saye in her own words:

INFP Femme lesbian psychologist and SoulCollage® Facilitator. Happily married to the notorious Butch blogger, Dirt. Mom to 2 brilliant but quirky cats. Daydream believer, 4-leaf clover finder.

I’ve been perusing Saye’s blog for the past month or so, and I hope you will do the same!

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Lavender Menace by Radlez

Why am promoting Radlez/Lavender Menace’s blog?

A gender-critical lesbian, she reblogs studies and articles criticizing the current trend that accepts gender as (mostly) defined by queer theory, and offers thoughts of her own. I particularly enjoyed her arguments about how to approach the subject. In her own words:

When it comes to activism, we need to critique the belief, not the believer. It is not about the actions of the individual. Individuals are subject to these ideologies and behave accordingly.

Critique the system, critique the ideology it produces. Focus on the base as well as the superstructure. Telling individuals that they their actions/believes are misogynistic isn’t helpful.

I love it when people take the time to address issues, rather than focusing on insulting.

Expect much more food for thought from Lavender Menace and go read her blog!

Coming-out stories

I love coming-out stories and I am very happy to promote them! this month, I have two stories for you: Fin and yepthisisreal. Show love and support to these brave lesbians, read their stories, comment and follow their blogs!

One last word

If you are a lesbian and would like to see your site or blog featured here, go ahead and leave me a request in the form below or send me an email at infectedbloodcomics@gmail.com.

Till next month!


Back to present day, Sekhmet makes her point to Shanti. How will the sniper react? Scroll down to find out!

Intrigued by this story? Read it from the beginning!

Did you take my polls, yet? Here are two for you!

Finally, make sure to check out my August newsletter, to be published on 17 August at 12 PM EDT!

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Here comes the second promise and our flashback is over!

If you like my comic, you may read it from the beginning!

I am also launching a poll about my upcoming title, Infected Blood. It’s about how often you would like me to update it. Go ahead and take it, it’s very important to me, and, depending on the outcome, it will determine how soon I will start publishing it.

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Sekhmet is taking questions! Read through this Q&A and use the form at the bottom of the page to submit your own question/s. If you are a webcomic creator and would like a link back to your site, make sure to ask for it in the text box provided. The link will be connected to your name on this page.

MadJak91: Do you have any official training?

I am a former officer of the army and I have formal combat training.

Boeuf-de-Kobe: Assuming Sehkmet is a code-name, how did you get assigned that name?

My full name is Alexandra Sekhmet Hawke. My father chose “Alexandra”, and my mother picked “Sekhmet”. My middle name was later removed from my documents for reasons I’d rather not talk about. Only very few friends can call me Sekhmet.

Reaper Dragon: What was your first kill like?

It scarred me deeply.

Reaper Dragon: Any interesting childhood story?

I’d rather not talk about my childhood, sorry.

Reaper Dragon: What kind of humor are you into?

Irony and dark humor. I also enjoy slapstick, which doesn’t really fit with my character, but it’s not like I give a shit.

Reaper Dragon: What opening line would you use to start talking to someone you like?

Hm. Let’s say I’m at a party. I approach the lady and say, “Hi. Food here is terrible. Can I taste you?”

Reaper Dragon: What is the worst question has anyone ever asked you?

I bet Shanti would say the same: “Is it true you infected blood tear your lovers to pieces if they don’t satisfy you in bed?” Fuckers.

Silerna: Do you love cookies? andres8ol: What would you do for a Klondike bar?

Hm, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I like Klondike bars, but I would just buy them at the regular price.

Silerna: Summer or winter? :3 what you like most?

Both. I like extreme seasons, so I hate spring (it makes me drousy) and fall (it depresses me). However, I tend to stand cold better than hot.

Silerna: If you could travel through time, what’s the first thing you would do?

I would stay away from my father and burn his wife alive.

I like crime and mystery stories, but I enjoy romantic stuff, too. Just don’t tell Shanti, she’d tease me to no end.

punkarsenic: If you had to live in seclusion for 6 months, what 5 items would you bring?

Been there, done that. Here’s what I brought:
– my shotgun
– as much ammo as I could carry
– a blanket
– a notebook
– a pencil
If I had to it again, I’d happily trade the notebook and pencil for a laptop and a deluge of beer.

punkarsenic: What are your parents like?

Sorry, punk, I don’t wanna talk about them.

andres8ol: Are eyebrows considered facial hair?

I’d say so. Shouldn’t they?

andres8ol: if money doesn’t grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

A bank? What is that?

andres8ol: If vampires can’t see their reflections how do they look so well-dressed?

Probably because they can see the clothes they are wearing. Why should their clothes disappear in the mirror, anyway? (You’re nuts)

Jazzy: If you owned a time machine, would you go back in time or forward, and why?

I would go back in time and go AWOL on day one. That would have saved thousands of lives.

Jazzy: How long have you and Shanti known each other, and where did you meet?

About three years. We met in the Outerlands.

Use this form to submit your questions.