Best girl gets a name!
There’s Lydia’s lover from page 479!!!!!!
Five-head shamed her family? Didn’t think she had it in her! Though I guess having it in her was the problem…Hey-ooooooo! Hahaha! Alfie’s expression in panel 8, delicious!
posted as a reply that I can’t wait to see more of repressed-but-totally-into-it Hana, but also wanted to thank you for the great series so far! Along with my coffee it’s a morning highlight when it updates :)
Whether Hana is trans or not, I think it would be interesting to see. You don’t see many realistic trans folk in erotic non-photographic but visual media. Futanari, yes, hermaphrodites, often, but those are both basically fictional. Hell, even the pre-op or no-op trans woman (AKA ‘shemales’ or ‘new-half’) tend to be a little unrealistically fem, basically literally chicks with dicks.
Whatever she is, them freckles are awful nice. ^_^
I think no one’s involved a trans person in porn media yet because no one really knows how to do it without a whole bunch of people running in just to scream how transphobic/fetishizing their attempt is.
Would a pre-op trans woman still want to have PIV sex (assuming they’re into women)? What about a transitioning trans man with a male partner? If there are any trans artists who’d like to get into erotic webcomics, that’d be greatly appreciated.
I doubt hana is a trans person considering how modern medicine back then would more than likely kill you than help, but cross dresser on the other hand is an easier idea to go along with.
Because Hana doesn’t have tits the size of her head and a rather ‘plain’ face, she has to be a cross-dressing guy? o_O
What the fuck is wrong with you people? O_o
I also like Alfie’s current outfit.
I love Alfie’s expression in panel 8.
Ok, for those feeling beat-on by the pro-Alfie-ers, I’m throwing my support (and 2 cents) in with the anti-Alfie crowd. Mainly because I can’t support anyone who constantly blames others for their unhappiness.
I don’t like Alfie anymore. And not because she is acting like a bitch, which is fine. But why keeping on behaving like a good girl when obviously she’s not? She may think of herself as a “new Alfie” but deep inside she’s afraid of other people judgement, as she always did.
Change takes time, hun, even when you are making an effort.
Another post cause something just hit me
“best girl gets a name”
alfie didn’t get a name so tht leaves Hanna
every time i see this character i always say they seem very different compared to the other female(no not due to the body)
i have the odd suspicion that the reason hanna shamed her family was because hanna was once a HE
incase does’nt draw characters one ay for no reason
Hanna may have been the name given to her when she came here seeking a new life
seeing as alfie see hanna as female alfie finding out otherwise would give reason to snatch the letter away.
is this character trans in the classic sense (no boods or surgery during this time just clothing and make up) ?
i think so incase is a smart mofo
Congrats, you’ve beaten even me in overthinking it.
what if im right ?
I get the feeling hannahs reasons for leaving were almost like alfies
would make sense not matter how far you go in life you’ll probly meet someone like you or atleast close to it
side note do we get to see that hidden amazing figure she has XD
Is that Ailduin in the right corner of the first panel? I’ve so missed that kinky elf. Yay!
For the love of God, Alfie, make friends!
She will. Give her time
Is Alfie stuttering a thing she was born with or is it because of her personality? I stutter too and just wanted to know if that’s a biological thing with her or something.
Hana Plain and Tall
Seems that Hana is something of an exile herself. I bet she and Alfie have more in common in that respect, and they will become closer as the chapter progresses.
I’m betting her new boy is a fiction. There is no new boy. Either she’s a trans, and her sister accepts this (explaining her proper gender address in the letter), or she’s into doing the Wild Thing with the leather and whips, hence the mention of family shame. Whatever, she and Alfie will eventually get along like a house on fire.
Yes, and I feel like I’ve seen this often in fictions: the male protagonist encounters a kind of annoying character, tries to avoid him and finally they become besties. Like Harry Potter with Hermione at the beginning. Maybe people are not used to see a girl doing it?
i think she may be or “was” male looking at the body structure and facial features it would make sense not to mention ” Hana may not be her original name this character might just be transgendered
I are confused.
If Hannah is illiterate (asking Alfie to read her letter), then why did the writer mention an earlier letter from Hannah?
Most likely she dictated a letter to someone who can write. Wasn’t uncommon in times when few people could read and write.
Indeed. Scribe is a profession with a history as old as writing. Only in quite recent history did near universal literacy become a thing.
told ya don’t like Alfie selfish little jackass she continues to be deplorable lies to herself thinking she helps others its really to make her think shes a good person. hate you Alfie hope some orcs fuck you to death probably like it to
Pot calling the kettle black it seems there, Hana.
Best girl is a faucet!
Why you ask? Well in Finnish Hana literally means a faucet.
P.S. I wonder if she leaks…
P.P.S I wonder if her second name is Farrah…
I think the biggest reason why our beloved Alfie is so “cold” toward Hana – and only in her inner dialogues – is because this tall girl is one of the many that guessed what Alfie was before even knowing her.
She calls her a proper girl, think she is like her, act like a close friend without being one. Yes, she is not bad, but that kind of attitude can be REALLY annoying – expescially when you cannot avoid it ! She is stuck with this a little-bit-too-merry and a little-bit-too-friendly girl. Trust me, this is not always good situation.
PS: Sorry for the many mistake I probably… surely made, i’m note really fluent in English.
Have a great day, whether you like or dislike the new Alfie, I love you mysterious stranger.
And you, Incase, made quite a number of my past days, and just did once more !
You made your point perfectly. :) I don’t think Alfie hates Hana, she just finds her annoying.
Three-word description: Beautiful, excellent comic.
I just thoroughly enjoy this comic. It is well-written and well-drawn. The character development is true-to-nature. The sexiness is sexy because of not being artificial. And because of funny. And because of smart.
If I were to complain about anything, it would be spelling errors. But that’s petty. And boring. And it’s my own dang hang-up, so why should I spoil my enjoyment of this fine creation with that nonsense? (Shut up OCD, let me fucking enjoy this and have some FUN.)
I feel your feels maggPi! This is one of the finest webcomics it’s ever been my pleasure to read, but my back-brain grammar nazi continually has to point out stuff like that. I read a lot of webcomics and it does that for all of them…it’s maddening sometimes.
Still, I suppose the flaws just make us appreciate all the other wonderfulness all that much more. :)
You know Arklytte, that’s a really cool way of looking at it! If the rare spelling mistake is all there is wrong, then there is a WHOLE LOT of AWESOME goin’ on!!! Woo-HOO!!! Thank you! There’re a whole BUNCH of other comics I’m gonna enjoy so much better now thanks to that little shift of perspective you’ve given me! Thank you thank you thank you! SMOOCH!!
Yay..!! (dances off into the sunrise strewing garlands of fragrant blossoms, songbirds and charming woodland creatures frolicking along)
I feel like all of Alfie’s internal monologue can be chalked up to, ‘had a fight with friend-with-benefits-NOT-BOYFRIEND about boundaries, feeling grumpy, wish people would leave me alone.’
I’ve been pretty much exactly there myself in the past. So good to know I’m an unlikeable two-faced bitch/cunt apparently!
Why is Alfie stuttering?
She has always stuttered. Check the archives. :3
InCase, I hope you never read this comment because you don’t read ANY of the comments. The amount of stupidity in them is unbelievable.
I appreciate all you people trying to explain what character development is but it’s pointless, you’re never going to get through to these neanderthals. They don’t have the mental capacity to understand any of it.
So, what does that make you, mate?
Am I going to be relegated to the two-faced bitch club if I start shipping Alfie/Hana? I still love Lydia but OMG HANA’S SO ADORABLE!
I love Hana, she is best girl confirmed
The only “shame” that Hana has to deal with is that no one taught her how to read!
I can imagine Alfie making a public service announcement on illiteracy.
d’aw hana. average-face character is kind of cute to have around for the contrast tbh, idk I like standardpretty/lesspretty girl pairs so. >_>
Anyone else thinking maybe she’s a secret half-elf? She’s kinda long in the face and that hat strategically hides her ears a lot.
Now that you mention it….
(And yes, one of my favorite things about this comic is the variety of faces. Not everyone looks conventionally attractive even though its a porn comic and that is so wonderful.)
Same on the nonconventional attractive and the variety in the faces and bodies! I’m kind of hoping Hana is trans and she’s cute and lanky and freckly and as totally repressed-but-into-it as Alfie is.
Every page makes me more hype for Alfie getting the smackdown.
Also, Hana is cute and I hope we get to see her on a date with this boy she’s seeing
Alfie’s “fuck off” face is much like what I wear at work.
I see you’ve reached professional levels of fuck off. I commend and envy you.
I realize that I might be opening a door I’m not ready for but here it goes:
What comic are some of you reading? How is Alfie having low opinion on a person make her a bitch? She never has once said anything mean to anyone and her internal monologue makes complete sense. She left her shitty little town to stop having people look at her and whisper. First it was about why doesn’t she have a husband. Now she’s being more of herself/experimenting with not being under complete scrutiny from her neighbors and mother, and when people butt into her business she’s a bit pissed. She hasn’t snapped at anyone to mind their own business, just thought it. Like we all haven’t smiled to someone we’re not fond of while secretly wishing them to bugger off.
I’m all for people having their own thoughts, but I am literally dumbfounded where some of these comments about her being a total boring bitch are coming from.
Well, the problem right now is that we haven’t seen a reason for WHY Alfie dislikes Hana. She’s had two pages of screentime, and has been nice in both. The first, she stepped in when someone was bullying Alfie about who she has sex with. Here, she’s asking for help because she can’t read and is worried about her family. No reason for Alfie to have such cold thoughts toward her.
And Alfie’s been pretty snippy so far in this chapter. Nearly every page that she hasn’t had a dick in her, she’s either snapped at someone for trying to help her, had a bitchy inner monolgue, or both.
I didn’t read that as Alfie being bullied, she got openly challenged by someone and seemed to be okay with it if a bit shocked. Hana stepping in to defend her right after she rebuked Marco made it just another person taking her autonomy away from her. (looking back at that page I’m sure the view helped with how okay she was too. Her eyes were glued to that cleavage lol.)
Remember Alfie left to get away from others controlling her, so I think Hana might remind her of home in a bad way sometimes. Atleast it seems like Hana’s trying to keep up appearances, which is what Alfie was forced to do in pickering all the time. And she seems like a pretty high strung type to boot. So I feel like Alfie just isn’t in the mood for her shit right now even if she means well. It happens.
So InCase is being told he’s a bad writer and Alfie is now being called boring and bitchy for an unfinished story? And like NexiKuro says, Hana is jumping in to take care of Alfie based on assumptions of a “good girl” when Alfie has run away from the town that always made assumptions about her.
Plus Hana seems a bit nosy, and when you’re not interested in making friends and they’re forcing it on you, it’s super annoying. Alfie is pleasantly bland and polite to Hana without being rude. If this was Vera, she probably would have taken Hana’s head off by now.
People have actually commented “are you losing interest?” So yeah, they’re going there. *rolls eyes*
Well hey if it isn’t the strawberry blonde with the mole from page #479… The plot thickens
Romance! Lust! Scandal!
Are some of y’all really going to say that you never smiled in someone’s face while wanting them to get the fuck out of yours? Those that are changing their views of Alfie on a whim; do you not realize that this chapter is still within a day of their world? She is growing and that calls for flaws and reflection. I swear, some of y’all are just jaded by someone that reminds you of New Alfie.
Take a pill, have a wank and relax. It’s okay.
No argument there, too many people are so god-damn fickle these days, it’s pathetic how triggered they can get by a person’s changes, especially one who is literally trying to find herself after running away from home, but people can’t even TRY and stretch their imaginations to see what a person is going through.
Ooooooh~ What kind of boy is it that made her father mention “don’t shame us again” line? Is she secretly a bad girl under that conservative look? ;)
I’m pretty sure this she is actually a he.
She does look fairly androgynous, but my bets were on unwed pregnancy.
I don’t think her sister would have addressed her as “sister” and that her father would be “hoping the boy she talked about is an honorable one” in that case.
In other words, it doesn’t make a lot of sense for father to be “ashamed” of a transsexual child but hoping (s)he “finds a nice boy to settle down with” even though that child’s transsexuality brought shame upon the family?
Maybe that boy is Alfie?! After all Alfie is also a boy name in some areas, Lesbian crush?
what has been seen cannot be unseen……she looks like dean venture from venture bros!
Why did I see that!?!?
You monster why have you made us realize that!?!
You monster Frisbee!
Alfie’s still finding her way. I am totally speculating here, but I think the whole point might be a case of “will she or won’t she basically become her mother (at least as she was at the beginning of the story, allowing for the possibility that Vera too may ultimately be different by the conclusion of things)?”
I find it fascinating that as soon as Alfie grew a spine and decided to at least try to be her own person, she’s immediately called a bitch and people want her to get raped.
I haven’t found Alfie “too bitchy.” Flawed, certainly, but she’s still finding her way, and it kinda makes sense that in trying to be tough and independent she’d channel a bit more of her mother than she might be realizing….
I agree with Macq. Alfie is still finding her way, and it may seem like she is going down Vera’s route (with wanting to do things on her own and own terms), but being her own person soon enough.
you can be independent without being a rude, two faced cunt.
There’s nothing wrong with having people you’d rather not be around, and being professional with such people requires being a “two-faced cunt”. Or, more accurately, a “fucking adult who recognizes that you can’t always say exactly what you feel”.
Also, what about this was rude? If anything would have been rude, it would’ve been saying what she was thinking.
The -only- thing Alfie could’ve done here to be nicer to Hana would be to privately read the letter to her, since it has embarrassing content. But we have no proof that Alfie knows or cares enough about Hana to bother with that, and this scene actually wonderfully mirrors Vera reading the naughty elven script Alduin (am I remembering his name right???) wanted on his wrist cuffs aloud. Them Tolman girls ain’t got no respect.
That’s true, though even if she wanted to leave and read it privately, this is Alfie’s work and she was already late.
She really is mirroring Vera more and more, though I doubt she realizes that. It’s funny how many people are like “Alfie’s such a bitch, why can’t we have more Vera!” I mean, I love Vera too, but have we been reading the same comic?
i must just be a different kind of person then you and Alfie, I don’t think thoughts like that about the people around me, and if I don’t like someone I’m not going to pretend that we’re friends because its the “mature” thing to do. it isn’t , its the act of a chicken shit coward. this isn’t game of thrones, it’s not going to kill her if some of the caravan members know she doesn’t like them.
Who said she wanted her to get raped?
In fact, I’ll just come out and say it: she has a man’s face.
Just come out and admit it Jake; you’re tsundere for man face.
What are you, 15? Part of being an adult is being past childish antics like that.
Whoa there tsundere cowboy! Don’t want to come on too strong.
Honestly, Hans isn’t all that atteactive…she’s really average in terms of beauty.
I think she is really cute. A Tom-boyish look and freckles. Something you don’t often see in sexy comics and the like. I am all for it.
I actually know a brother and sister with the same exact face, and they both look like their gender.. some people just have a Unisex face… Hana does not… honestly, Alduin has a girlier face than Hana… kinda makes me wonder if there isn’t some sort of sorcery at work there.
I kinda like Hana just for the HAAAA You’re busy!
Also, I think Jemma from the Suicide Girls would be a great Alfie IRL. (NSFW) http://68.media.tumblr.com/20c5dae39d1eaab7c5f0b5daa5cece12/tumblr_ojmgruTvM31ud4xulo10_500.jpg
Nah I’d just go for an actual porn cosplay
I’m finding all these militantly pro-Alfie and anti-Alfie comments amusing.
Yes, she’s turning into a bitch. That’s what happens when you’re young and you start pushing boundaries for the first time without a firm hand (A PARENT) to guide you and, if necessary, pull you up on your shitty behaviour.
What Alfie needs is a slap in the face so she can ‘wake up’ and look at herself, and since this is a story with quite a lot of character development, it’s going to happen at some point, so everyone just chill out and wait :)
agreed, she does need a reality check
She’s a person, so yeah, I do expect changes to happen.
I immediately love Hana I wanna see her naked.
man, Alfie is a lot bitchier and more two faced than I thought
man, Alfie’s a lot bitchier and more two faced than I thought she was
That’s what people are. Like you, for example.
Wonder what’s wrong with Hana that made Alfie and Abe react so badly? Bit of a prude but nothing wrong with that. Maybe she’s nosy?
Probability of Hana being as Secretly Deviant as Alfie?
I’m going with Pretty high.
Also Super happy this is back on… I’ve missed it too much
Looks like Lydia.
Hana looks very promising! At last — a lady without preposterous gi-normous boobs!
A sex object for those of your readership who aren’t teenage boys!
Get that gal’s shirt off! Lay her down! Turn her over! Do it again!
I think InCase mentioned before that the large boobs was a concession to the fact that child size+lack of curves skated dangerously close to child porn, which he stated he wasn’t touching with a barge pole. The appearance of human sized humanoids gives us much more scope now. :)
Alfie’s shit eating smile in the second to last panel is so hilarious. “Theeeeenks”.
Also LOL at these “Alfie’s becoming a bitch!!!!” comments.
Alfie’s always been a bitch, bye.
Pickering makes bitches by the boatloads.
It’s their number one export, along with tiny shoes and flower crowns.
whuh? I thought their No.1 export product was carrot, they even have it on their coat of arms ffs.
*cue vegetable insertion puns at own risk*
Pretty much. Alfie may not even realize that she’s channeling several of the more negative aspects of both her hometown and her mother in the midst of her effort to be more independent. I kind of suspect she’ll eventually get better, which is not to say she’ll lose her backbone, she’ll just realize that being strong doesn’t automatically equal being cruel/mean.
When I first tried to “grow a backbone” I became a colossal dickhead. She’ll grow out of it.
Yeah, I’m starting to branch out on my own, and I’m realizing that I’m becoming more of a bitch by the day. I need to contain it a bit better; especially since I’m about to get out of the house from going to a community college to a university hours from home.
Alfie should take a step back and look at herself or better yet look at herself from the beginning of the comic. In her outward behaviour she is becoming more and more shy but inside she is really turning into a Darth Bitch. It is starting to really annoy me. She is becoming really deceitful and a hypocitical person.
I don’t know how to tell you this but she’s a person. With flaws. Surprise!
I think you missed the revised first chapter, where Alfie gave Melly a bunch of stank faces for cheating on her husband.
I really want to see how Hana shamed her family. All that juicy shame. 😃
Vera pls when do we get to see her again. She’s rude but likable at least (especially since she thought about her family when Alduin gave her an offer to leave) and way more interesting. Alfie just abandoned everyone and is a little bitch.
She abandoned her village after seeing some of the most vicious anger and bile from her mother that borderline condemned her as much as her friend, and you think leaving that prejudiced village was mean of her? Go grow up.
Furthermore we’re being brought back and there’s pacing into revealing about the new area and live she’s come into, but like so many others you’re too damn fickle to be patient and watch how things reveal, how she grows.
Don’t be a character snob.
Ooow, why do I feel like Hana has a crush on Alfie? :D
I get the feeling Alfie may have embellished that letter a bit… XD
Alfie & Hana
I love new Alfie. She’s so much like her mom and she doesn’t take shit.
Yeah she is “cool”.
People are worried about me?
I’m not taking that shit!
Marco wants to take care of me?
I’m not taking that shit either!
People are trying to befriend me?
Get out with that shit!
Someone used a pet name to describe me!?
Uuuughh, fuck off with that shit! Leave me allllllone.
While this is mainly a porn focus comic, in the past character development was quite interesting. Especially for Alfie and her mother. But now Alfie seems to be stuck. She became really unlikable and impossible to relate to. She is more akin to a character you would expect to be a bully or a villain in someone elses story. Purposely trying to alienate, hurt or push away people that want to help her. Not to mention she has also no impact on what’s going on and became really uninteresting. I wish better characters like Vera will return soon.
Are you having problems writing the comic or did you just lose interest?
oh my god, these comments are the visual form of cancer.
I couldn’t begin to state how wrong your perception of the character is.
Unlikable? She’s grown a little more assertive, but she’s not grown particularly vicious or cruel, she’s going through motions that a number of people might feel moving away from home trying to change/find themselves drastically, especially those with a difficulty in being too passive.
Her attitude with Marco was for one freaking scene and you rapidly paint her as horrible, I could see why you would fit in well with the people of her former village that were swift to judge. She’s trying to come to a point of independence and that’s not easy for people in her position to find a balance for, so they stumble, but hopefully they will find their best path in the end. That is called and emotional journey, but you have very little patience for seeing those to the end I imagine.
Then there’s the point of no impact on the story. X.x.
Good grief you are an impatient little troll, we are being introduced to her new place and her relations with people for the next few pages, it’s not like there’s a reason to throw her suddenly finding a treasure map two pages after we come back to her and go on a journey, there’s world building coming about and her recent interactions are clearly showing what she’s been doing for work and revealing her relationships.
It’s called pacing, if you are this impatient, just leave off and read other comics or keep yourself busy elsewhere for a few weeks so you can get into a bevy of new pages.
Honestly, I think “new Alfie” is easier to relate to. Before now she felt like a teenager, she made mostly good decisions but constrained herself because she felt she needed to be a specific person for her parents and her community, but glimpses of this Alfie, “new Alfie,” were ALWAYS THERE in her internal monologues and in moments when she felt safe. Remember after her first night with Marco when she scoffed at his suggestion that she’d fall in love?
I don’t know what the average age is of readers, but I think plenty of people are semi-repressed and scrupulously well-behaved when we lived with parents, and 98% of such people take some time to learn how to be independent and relatively uninhibited while still being tactful and patient, so watching Alfie going through that makes her MORE relatable, not less.
You, like many people in the comments during this chapter, are the very embodiment of daft.
There is something incredibly manga-ish about Miss Hana.
Hana is a qt
The further Alfie’s story progresses the more her personality is turning into shit. In the past she was a really nice character but now her character development or should say anti-development is taking a really bad turn. Instead of evolving Alfie’s character is regressing. More and more of her character development is handled through badly written narration and she is turning into a spoiled brat. Instead of maturing, exploring and finding out stuff about herself she is going back to a phase of an empty-headed teen. I do not like “new” Alfie.
>>damn it woman, don’t be complicated!
*tch* -grow some patience.
good character “development” is rarely a yellow brick road straight to enlightenment…
…and I must say i’m glad to see that her tits are not gazonkers, variety being the spice of life, and all that…
it didn’t even occur to me that she might be a ‘fuckable’ character until this page… >.<
Good golly I was only trying to be honest, but it seems honest opinions are not welcome here. Sorry to disrupt your echo chamber.
Hello kettle? Pot calling!
Sometimes people aren’t very likeable as they go on a quest to find themselves. Alfie is a person, not a perfect divine being. These things happen.
Go write your own story then.
I don’t think “character development” means what you think it means.
Oop! Looks like ‘dem Vera genes are starting to develop!
Okay, I’m with InCase here—as completely awesome as stacked shortstacks are, Hana is best girl!
And i do believe there’s the redhead with the mole in Lydia’s bed, ladies and gents.
ah! good eye…
I really don’t think so. They don’t have the same body type at all. Hana is waif thin, while the redhead in Lydia’s bed had a bit of chub to her.
The one on the left of Hana.
Lydia has a secret plan to seduce all the crafting girls working up to Alfie…
Who wants to bet that Hana is having an affair with a younger elf boy?
If you check the tumblr, you’ll find out.
That face in the second-to-last panel. Alfie, you little shit, don’t be so mean to the poor tall freckled lady!
Is it wrong I don’t like Alfie as a character anymore? Or at least NEW Alfie. She’s just kind of a bitch now…I understand she doesn’t want to be as passive as she use to be and all but there is a difference in not being passive and just being rude. She still seems to be being passive anyway, she’s just got a shitty attitude now to go with it.
Mind you I understand that this is what InCase has decided to do with the character, it’s their character and this isn’t at all a ‘I don’t like it, change it’ post. I just wanted to vent how I have been feeling towards the recent events. I am enjoying the story and new characters. Hana is in fact best girl.
You used B. word for Alfie, how could you say that? She’s just going through a growing period…If she read your words she’d feel sad and cry. :(
Anyway I think Alfie was always so, just she had to act nicer in her society. It looks like Incase is preparing us to some surprises and I’m curious to see what happens.
The moment Alfie tries something new and she’s going through a huge change in her life, the readers jump ship.
Uuuuuuh where did it say I was jumping ship? Chill, pal.
You acted like a snob, that’s why. You have no clue about how a person can stumble through their growth, especially someone who’s gone through such a drastic change and especially through such terrible emotional onslaught through the reveal to her mother and near condemnation. You have too little empathy to enjoy a character’s growth, and a snob’s attitude besides.
I didn’t know having an opinion on a character’s change counted as being a ‘snob’ and ‘having too little empathy’ now. Doesn’t matter that I love Vera’s actual character growth and story line where she opened her mind to things she previously hated and tried to actually make herself better in a positive way (and in many ways did). Nope I forgot that everyone has to be okay with negative personality changes that they as a reader find unpleasant.
I love the fact that anyone who comments about not liking Alfie’s new attitude has been pretty much slammed into the ground with personal insults and all by people for insulting their Halfling waifu.
Btw, it’s not ‘character growth’ when you’re rude and snappy to people who are trying to be nice to/help you UNLESS there is a light at the end of the tunnel where she realizes ‘wow, I should probably dial it back’, which she DID when she thought ‘uh oh was that too much New Alfie?’ but then she went right back to being bratty almost instantly, just internally. I understand her wanting to be less passive, like I said, but when you have a foul attitude about it (two-faced as someone else said) it’s very off putting. She wanted to leave, she left and now she’s just complaining about everything and being huffy. This is understandable since she probably expected EVERYTHING to change and be pleasant right away (as most young people do) but I have the right to find her behavior and attitude unappealing. There are literally cartoon moral stories about stuff like this where the usually passive character wants to change and be different and turns into a totally ass and has to have that come to Jesus moment of, again, ‘wow, I should probably dial it back’. Now, should that happen (and I’m sure it will because Alfie isn’t an all around unlikable character) I will be more than happy to recant my call to her bitchiness but till then, she is indeed being bitchy.
Stop insulting REAL people about their feelings over a FICTIONAL character.
Or you can just ignore us and move on. I’m called all sorts of names on the internet for things I haven’t even instigated. In the end, I don’t know you. But that doesn’t stop me from calling you names. You’re just an anon, that’s it.
At the end of the day, Alfie has been told many times during her life in Pickering what to do with herself. And now that she’s trying to earn her independence, she’s exhibiting flaws like her mothers. Calling her “bitchy” is basically dismissing her feelings and her struggles. Basically what’s making her act so cold with people in the first place. But hey, even if she’s a FICTIONAL character, they can have a real life effect on people. Especially with a good story like this. But go ahead, just reduce Alfie to one word and walk off like a snob.
But regardless I’m bring unfair here so I’ll back off.
I don’t think defending Alfie is about her being our “halfling Waifu,” I might be wrong but I think a lot of Alfie’s defenders are women, and most probably prefer dudes.
Also sure you’re insulting someone fictional, but you’re insulting her for doing things that real people do in real life, which implies that you’d also insult real people for doing similar things. Lots of people have had to remind their partner to respect their independence. Lots of people (I’d have guessed 100%, but given the insults this prompted I’d have been wrong) have had to hide their true feelings from someone they disliked. I’m willing to bet that EVERYONE has had someone they dislike despite that person being probably pretty nice, and the kind thing to do in that situation is to smile and try to be patient until they leave, but apparently that makes us all two-faced.
FWIW, I don’t think you’re a horrible person because I don’t know you, but you can’t be surprised when people defend the main character from accusations of bitchiness for doing basically nothing wrong.
But what’s wrong with being two-faced? There’s a reason why it happens. We’ve seen what Pickering does to people. Literally everyone in town is two-faced (except the violin guy, he’s cool).
Well the term is almost always pejorative, but I agree, thinking one thing and saying another is often a good choice.
Seems to me that she is more like her mother than she thinks. She is thinking most of the things Vera would rudely saw aloud.
I don’t understand the relationships here.
Is she at the same roominghouse with Alfie?
Does she work with Mr Abe and Alfie?
And what’s with the armload of fabric?
By “she” I mean “Hana”.
she is a cloth mender, doesnt live at the rooming house because the matron their asked if she wanted a room. she was looking for Alfie to read her letter. trade skills work in similar areas is my best bet as to what she is doing there.
Ahhh! It’s been my experience that the most “pious” people are normally the ones with the juiciest secrets!
We must get to know this person better. She seems very nice.
Do you suppose she’s mostly abashed simply because she’s shy about the difference in the skill of reading? Or asking a favor?
Pretty sure she’s appalled at having family secrets read aloud among all kinds of people.
(she’s shy about being a nymphomaniac)
I already like her!
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