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congrats. nimona is one of the only stories that can make me cry and i love it. thank you for sharing it with the world. i would love to see you continue to be a great person who creates beautiful and amazing stories to share you deserve all the happiness

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I haven't seen it yet, because I want to watch it with my son (your posts about your transition have really REALLY helped me understand the inside of his head; I'm really seriously agender and just don't care about the fact that my meatsuit is female and have absolutely no dysphoria about it, it's just convenient to present female because that's what my meatsuit but I don't GAF if someone sends me an email addressed to Mr. either, so I don't *grok* his issues, but I *care* about his issues, so you've really really HELPED), and we haven't had the time yet. Probably some time this week. BUT many many many of my friends on FB, including the many trans, queer, and The genderfluid friend that introduced me to you in the first place, have loved and cried over it already, so I'm VERY much looking forward to it. I'm so glad you're feeling so good about it. You've made me laugh and cry a LOT over the past year since I discovered this strip, so I'm really happy that you've got something so good for you. <3

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dear ND,

this post is beautiful!

the movie is beautiful!

the world IS magic!

"we are both okay"!

"there's so much love in this room"!

"we're here together right now"!

congrats and wonderful and hooray!

love,

myq

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this was beautiful and heartfelt. also i absolutely frickin loved nimona. METAL

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ND,

Thank you.

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i’m literally crying over my lasagna because of this post. thank you for being brave, thank you for being you, thank you for sharing nimona with all of us 💖

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Thank you for sharing this. ❤️

I'm sure you've heard this a million times and will hear it a million more, but it's incredible. Everything from the core story and characters on up. Truly. I hope the whole world sees it because it is wonderful and important. I'm glad you were able to do this. ❤️❤️

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Oh blerg you made me tear up at work! And now my heart is full of warm fuzzies. Thank you for sharing Nimona with us and for being brave and being you.

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I've watched Nimona twice now.

I have never felt so seen in my life. I keep wanting to burst into tears when Monster Nimona is screaming while approaching the sword with her heart bared.

I get teared up just thinking about it.

What Ballister said were such potent words. "I'm sorry. I see you. And you're not alone."

I could live on those words.

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My friend, it's good. It's so so good! And wholesome and cathartic and beautiful. Getting to watch the movie alongside my love felt so special, considering I told him about the comic back when we had just started talking, a comic I remember reading from the very first post. I am so damn proud of your journey, Nimona's journey... It's a glorious thing to see.

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Ahh nothing like crying in the office :')

I am so proud of you and so thankful for the stories you've made and shared.

Thank goodness you didn't have covid and were able to fully live in and feel this incredible moment. The praise and accolades you have recieved and will continue to get are more than deserved! Nimona and you are worthy of so much celebration.

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Reading your blog has helped me so much, you have no idea. I'm beginning (literally just the very first steps) my journey of gender exploration, venturing into transmasculinity. I am so very scared, but your words (and drawings, of course) are like a life vest in the big dark ocean I find myself in. Congratulations on your own journey and on the success of Nimona! Hope you enjoy it so much!

PD: I'm turning the "This makes me wanna die" panel into a whatsapp sticker, it fucking rules.

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I'm glad! I loved the movie so much! it's revisiting my teens for me (too)

and also realizing now why I was drawn to the comic beyond "cool characters awesome style". being envious of a shapeshifter and now realizing I've been genderfluid/genderqueer all along x) Nimona gave me all lot of strength and a feeling of belonging! also being able to express rage and not being a nice little girl 🤟

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I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one crying XD

the movie is so so good and I've been burbling about it to absolutely everyone

thank you so much for bringing it into the world for all of us to share

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Awww dude. I’m so happy for you😊😊 congrats!

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I'm so happy this came out, and I loved reading this comic! It seems so weird thinking about seeing the doodles on tumblr ages ago, and reading the book, and then giving my copy to a friend's kid and seeing her just devour the pages, and now it's a whole dang movie. Congratulations!

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