Date: 08/29/19 04:01 pm Title: Post Script
It's nice to see that you still have a fondness for the original idea, even if nothing ultimately came of it. Even though it was never finished, I was sad when I learned it was gone.
On a brighter note, I think this story might be one of the best you've ever done. Very good job! I'm glad I got to read it and I love what you were able to do with these characters. (I was briefly worried that you wouldn't have an explanation besides "just magic" for the transformation, because you brought it up briefly in an earlier chapter, but I've already mentioned how awesome I thought the reveal was, so I'll shut up now)
Author's Response: To be honest, I put that reference in on the off chance that I couldn't figure out a cause.
Date: 08/28/19 02:30 pm Title: Post Script
Quite enjoyed this story. But just felt like the characters were kind of...flatter then I'd have liked. Think you would've been better served if you had split the perspective more. Would've been a much harder thing to write though yeah. But think that would've made things a bit better if you had shown more of the change from both Laurie and Ash going through their changes. As it was Laurie just never felt...built enough for anything to matter. Maybe something to consider moving forward.
Author's Response: That was a concept I'd considered when I went in to the rewrite. For a good amount of time before I started writing, that was the direction I was going to go before I decided against it in favor of sticking with Ash's transformation into Ashe, because I honestly couldn't find a way to make Laurie-to-Larry as interesting as Ash-to-Ashe. It's why I rarely ever go through with stories where more than one character changes, because I don't really know how to make them different enough from one another that people will read both halves of the story.
Date: 08/27/19 07:37 pm Title: Day Seven
Well I sort of wondered if Grant was involved, I almost thought at the very end you'd have Grant slipping something to Mrs Morphan. I really thought he was the catalyst or the reason behind it. I'm not disappointed in this outcome, I knew the comic had SOMETHING to do with it, but the goddess angle threw me for a loop. I'm glad Grant is just a wholesome boyfriend and not a sneaky incel.
Author's Response: Grant was never gonna be the reason for the change, so you didn't need to worry about that. I already did that once. (Or did I?)
Date: 08/23/19 07:23 pm Title: Day Six III
So, you must be very close to complete.
Love the premise of the story, and the way you have wound it up.
Author's Response: Yes, Day Seven is the end of the main story. There IS an epilogue, as wellas a little something extra. All of that goes up next week.
Date: 08/20/19 08:40 pm Title: Day Six II
I.. uh... umm... okay all my theories are dead now, I have no idea, Imma just shut up and listen now because I feel like I must have missed something MASSIVE. Still wow... that was quite a reveal and cliffhanger... is she gonna give them a chance to go back? I hope so, let them choose their best life! Be a good person Miss Morfran, ROFG her name sounds like Morphin, like the mighty morphin power rangers xD But yeah I really hope she doesn't do something evil here...
Author's Response: What were your theories? I'm curious.
Date: 12/30/18 02:06 am Title: Day Three
"[Misfile] was a good comic, but it dragged something fierce."
Tell me about it... and that's the only comic I know of that updates a full page a day, too.
Anyway, this story feels like a bit of a slow burn too, but at least we get to see real progress on each plot line per chapter, and the pacing makes sense when you remember that the character is supposed to have a pretty routine schedule.
Date: 07/14/18 12:42 am Title: Day One
I'm really enjoying this story, and very interested in seeing where it goes. There's a lot to like here, from the slow burn and unconventional order of the transformation (beginning with jewelry and nail polish isn't something I've really seen before in TG stories) to the unclear extent of the changes (is Grant affected? What about Wheeler?) to the interesting parallel with real-life TG fiction/webcomic authors who slowly realize that they're not actually cis after all. I'm eagerly awaiting Chapter 4!
Author's Response: In the original version of this story, the transformation started with shoes, none of the side characters aside from Laurie were fleshed out, Ash wasn't a football player and the story was overall just less detailed. I love this story and feel like I'm taking my time with it because it represents my growth as a writer, to some extent.
Date: 06/14/18 12:03 am Title: Day Three
This one is really interesting. Reality changes being that subtle and everyone just goes with it. I think they all are curious like Kat when she was staring Ash down, although she said it was about the papers i think she was trying to figure out what her brain was saying was wrong with Ash but then just went along with it.
Date: 06/13/18 11:53 pm Title: Day Two
Umm... is a tag missing? I don't see a sexuality change, unless Ash was into boys from the beginning and just didn't know it because definitely seems like this kid is definitely into Grant.
Author's Response: There may be a tag missing. Or I may be implying that since Ash as who he was won't have existed when all is said and done that Ashe (the girl he's becoming) was always into boys.
No, I'm probably missing a tag.
Date: 06/13/18 06:54 pm Title: Day Three
I'm enjoying this story Hikaro - I like the slow changing too. I remember this story from the first time you posted it - I believe you stopped after a few more chapters. I hope this one goes further! I like it a lot so far!
Author's Response: I'm fully intending to finish this one.
Date: 05/22/17 07:13 am Title: Day One
Really interesting so far! There's not a lot, or anything really, transformation-wise, but the little hints really catch one's interest! I look forward to more and I sincerely hope this doesn't become another forever-incomplete story like so many on this site.
Author's Response: It will be finished. I took it down so long ago because I couldn't finish it, but that won't happen again.
Date: 05/20/17 08:00 pm Title: Day One
Hey! Glad to see you brought this one back. When it was first up, it was one of the first stories I read when I found this site. I like all the changes so far; the story feels like is has so much more of a unique identity now and a lot of elements that can be explored as it progresses.
And the idea of a character who is also writing a TG comic in-universe is neat too. Don't think I've seen that one before, ever.
Author's Response: I'm glad you're enjoying the new version of the story. I'd toyed with the idea of just reposting the old one, but I knew I couldn't do that. I've changed since I wrote that story originally, and I wanted the new version to reflect that.
I've seen exactly one comic where a character had been writing TG stories before the comic started, thus causing the transformation in the comic itself, but that's the only one.