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The Adventures of Bailey Boots #9: Adventures in PhotoShop

Posted in Bailey Boots, Comics with tags , , on May 20, 2015 by Jessica Crichton

Bailey Boots is a curious girl. She tries new things every day.

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Today, Bailey Boots is curious about computers!

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But you know, Bailey Boots, there are a lot of things to discover on a computer. What do you want to explore today?

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“Ohh, ohh art!” says Bailey Boots.

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Ah! How about Photoshop? It’s a program a lot of artists use to make pretty pictures.

“YES! That sounds perfect!” says Bailey Boots. “What can you do with Photoshop?”

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Well, you can solarize. That’s turning a picture stark black and white.

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Or color balance. You can make a picture TOTALLY pink! Isn’t it cuuuute?

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You can do blue with red…

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… or red with blue!

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Or just totally red!

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RAINBOWS!

“Uh–“

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FROGGY!

“Um–“

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But it’s not all colors. You can also go all fuzzy!

“What–“

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Or 3-D!

“How–“

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Or — wait — even POLKA DOTS!”

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You can even bend your art all over!

“AAHHHH!”

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Bendy, bendy BENDY!

“I’m gonna throw UUUUUP!”

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Ooh — ooh — or all blacky or browny or–

“STOOOOOOOP!”

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What? Don’t you want to know more about Photoshop?

“I think… that’s enough adventure for tod–“

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“Wait.”

What?

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“Wasn’t Moo yellow before?”

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Isn’t he?

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“Um…”

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Happy Bailey Boots!

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The Adventures of Bailey Boots #8: Nothing Moo Here

Posted in Bailey Boots, Comics, Kids, Reading with tags , , , on April 10, 2015 by Jessica Crichton

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Bailey Boots is a curious girl. She tr–

Wait. Where is Bailey Boots?

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“No!”

… uh… says Bailey Boots? Silly B–

“I won’t come out! You can’t make me!”

But… Bailey Boots. Don’t you want an adventure?

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 “No.”

But… why not?

“It’s scary.”

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Please come out.

“No.”

Okay, okay. If I promise no more cows, will you come out?

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“No more cows?”

No more cows.

“Promise?”

Cross my heart.

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“Oh… okay. As long as there’s no more cows.”

… says Bailey Boots?

“Don’t push it.”

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Okay! We’re back in business!

*Ahem*

Bailey Boots is a curious girl. She tries new things every d–

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“Wait.”

… what now?

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“Where’s Moo?”

Moo?

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“Yeah. He’s supposed to be on my shoulder now, remember?”

You… never really had Moo. You know that, right? Moo was a charac–

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“No Moo, no me.”

Bailey Boo–

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“Get Moo back, then we’ll talk Miss Big Writer Lady.”

Bailey, be reasonable.

“Moo first!”

But–

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“MOO!”

Sigh. Fine. I’ll be back later.

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“You’d better be. You’d. Better. Be.”

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The Adventures of Bailey Boots #7: Space EX-ploration

Posted in Bailey Boots, Comics, fun with tags , , , on March 30, 2015 by Jessica Crichton

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Bailey Boots is a curious girl. She tries new things every day.

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Today, she’s taking a trip into outer space! Bailey Boots is very excited.

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She even brought her friends, Cowshark…

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…and Moo, of course!

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Bailey says, “we’re going to have a wonderful space adventure!”

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“How did we get here?” Moo asks.

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“Moo?” Cowshark agrees.

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Bailey Boots is confused. She doesn’t remember.

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“But it’s okay. We’ll have a grand adventure anyway!”

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“What?”

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“I mean, it IS kind of weird, isn’t it?” Moo asks.

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“Moo,” Cowshark agrees.

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Bailey Boots is stumped. It is weird, isn’t it?

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“What is going OOOOOOOOOOOOOOON?”

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Bailey Boots?

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… H… happy Bailey Boots?

Bailey Boots #7

A Straight Person’s Guide to Labels

Posted in definitions, LGBT, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on March 26, 2015 by Jessica Crichton

We’re a people of labels. In order to understand each-other, we have to put each-other into categories, such as:

“Straight” – “I can talk to this person like a “normal” person, because they represent what I was raised to know.”

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“Gay/Lesbian” – “I will talk to this person like the opposite gender who I’m used to talking to. Wait… how can I talk to a man like I talk to a woman? Women are nuts, but men aren’t. How can I talk to a woman like I talk to men? Men are misogynists, but women aren’t. But this person… is? What? A man? A woman? How do I relate to this person? AGGGHH!

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“Transgender” – “Okay, I understand now that gay people are just people. But wait… is this a man or a woman? How can I know if this is a gay person or a straight person if I can’t even tell if they’re male or female? Yeah, the’re people, but how can I tell if they’re going to hit on me and make me uncomfortable? I want to hook up with a man/woman. Trans people are liars who I can’t trust.

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“Asexual” – “Um… what? There are people who don’t even WANT sex? How does that even work? Sex is AMAZING! How can you not want it? No way these people exist. You must be lying.”

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“Pansexual” – “OMG! You want ANYONE? You’re my GREATEST FANTASY! Wait… you don’t want to be with me? You’re an ASSHOLE! Elitist!  You can’t be Pan and tell me what you WANT. You want EVERYTHING. If you don’t, then you’re a hypocrite. Therefore you HAVE to want me!”

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“Bisexual” – “Okay, so you want to be with the opposite gender and the same gender. I have a 50/50 chance then. Sweet! Wait… you don’t want me? Why not? You want dick AND coochie! I have one of those! What.. you want an EMOTIONAL connection too? What are you, a normal person who wants LOVE? HA! Only NORMAL people get love! WEIRD FREAKS like you only want sex! Right? RIGHT! If you wanted love, you’d be with the OPPOSITE gender. Love can only exist that way, after all.

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I’m what society calls “straight”. I’m a woman who loves being with a man — namely, my husband. It’s acceptable in society to be who I am, but I often wonder what it would be like if my sexuality was marginalized. If loving a man, as a woman, was considered odd. Would I force myself to love a woman? No. I couldn’t do that. I could force myself to PRETEND I loved a woman, but it would never be who I really am. Does ANYONE have the right to decide who someone else is? What gives anyone the right to decide the truth of another person? If you need a label to know how to treat someone, you don’t understand the basis of humanity. May I suggest reading ‘Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo, “What is Man?” by Mark Twain, or “Ulysses” by James Joyce, to better understand your place in the universe? Read. Learn. Grow. Otherwise, you may never understand the place you hold in the history of man… and that’s not an enlightened place to be.

THIS is why literature is important. THIS is why books matter.

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The Adventures of Bailey Boots #6: Mooo-d Science!

Posted in Bailey Boots, Comics, Reading, Stories with tags , , , on March 20, 2015 by Jessica Crichton

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Bailey Boots is a curious girl. She tries new things every day.

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Today, Bailey Boots is at school. Her teacher is talking about the science fair. Bailey Boots is curious AND excited!

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But what should her science fair project be?

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“Moo!” says Bailey Boots’ parrot friend.

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“Moo?” says Bailey Boots with a giggle. “That’s your name, silly parrot, not a science project!

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“Moo,” insists Moo.

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Bailey Boots knows that Moo can say more than that. She starts to wonder what he means.

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Moo?

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Moo?

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Moo?

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“Moo project!” Moo says excitedly. “Moo science!”

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Bailey Boots wonders if a cowshark or a cowtree are real science. She’s not convinced.

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“Moo!”

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“Nah,” says Bailey Boots. “I think I’ll just stick with a volcano this year.”

Happy Bailey Boots!

 

The Adventures of Bailey Boots #5: Polly Wanna Moo?

Posted in Bailey Boots, Books, Comics, Reading with tags , , , on March 15, 2015 by Jessica Crichton

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Bailey Boots is a curious girl. She tries new things every day.

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Today, Bailey Boots is curious about pets. She’s had such fun with her cow adventures that she’s decided to get a pet of her very own to have lots of adventures with.

So today, she’s at the pet store.

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But what kind of pet should she get? Bailey Boots is confused.

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“Hello, cat,” says Bailey Boots to the first pet she sees. “Do you want to be my pet?”

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“Moo.”

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Bailey Boots decides to try another animal.

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“Hello, doggy,” says Bailey Boots to the next pet.

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“Moo.”

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“Next.”

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“H… hi s… snake?” Bailey Boots says to the next pet. “Nice snake?”

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“Mooooooooooo.”

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“Um… that’s… that’s okay,” says Bailey Boots. She wasn’t sure she wanted a snake anyway.

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But what will Bailey Boots do? She can’t find a pet of her very own.

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But she won’t give up! One last try, Bailey Boots!

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“Hello birdy,” says Bailey Boots to a pretty parrot. “Um… moo?”

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“Hello!”

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“Hello!” says Bailey Boots to her new pet. “I’m SO glad you didn’t say moo!”

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“Hello Bailey Boots! Hello!”

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“Let’s go home, Parrot,” says Bailey Boots happily. “What do you think about that?”

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“Moo.”

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“Oh, well,” says Bailey Boots. “Close enough!”

Happy Bailey Boots!

The Adventures of Bailey Boots #4: Hello Mooey

Posted in Bailey Boots, fun, Reading, Stories, WebComic with tags , , , on March 12, 2015 by Jessica Crichton

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Bailey Boots is a curious girl. She tries new things every day.

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Bailey Boots has met a lot of cows lately, and she feels sad that she was mean to them. After their swim, her CowShark friend told her that to meet a real cow and make friends with it, she has to go to a farm. So today, she is visiting a farm.

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Look Bailey Boots! There’s a cow over there!

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“Hello cow,” says Bailey Boots.

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“Wait!” she thinks, “I’m so silly! Cows don’t speak English!”

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“Moo!” says Bailey Boots. She’s learned to speak cow very well.

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“Moo?”

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“Moo?”

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“Moooooooooooo!”

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“Nay.”

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“Nay?”

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“Neigh.”

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No new cow friends. Poor Bailey Boots.

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