I’m still with them so far: He just told her he’s a dragon and she’s taken aback.
Still with them.
Yet more backstory.
Still there but between panels two and four, I lose empathy with Alexsi.
And now I have no empathy whatsoever with either of them. And I’m irritated and hurt for some reason.
WTF? So as is my way, I dissected this.
- I’ve been in this situation up until Alexsi warms up to Pyroduck. I can empathize with Pyroduck up until the end. I quickly lose empathy with Alexsi.
- The last panel listed makes me irritated because logic says that shouldn’t be.
- So fuck logic – it doesn’t help here. Empathize.
- I’m not hurt, I’m scared. I don’t know what that situation is supposed to feel like. I know it’s something I hope to experience but the feelings needed and courses of action are foreign to me. It’s never happened to me and I can’t synthesize and emotion to cover this eventuality. In short, I’m scared that when that time comes for me, I’ll miss it by being completely oblivious. Mainly because I won’t be able to empathize with the girl, just as I can’t empathize with Alexsi. I’ll know when I like her. But I’ll have no way of knowing if she likes me. How can I know when something “just works” for both people if I’m only one?
Well that helped me figure it out. I still feel scared and alone when I read this though.