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Alyssa FULL PAGE IN ENGLISH 'Close Protection' by Pika-la-Cynique Alyssa FULL PAGE IN ENGLISH 'Close Protection' by Pika-la-Cynique
Green-eyed monster ahoy!


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So Alyssa has been out a week now, and seems to be getting decent reviews. Although bloggers in the ''parents of high-I.Q./otherwise non-neurotypical kids'' online community seem quite divided between those who appreciate it (and whose kids loved it) and those who dislike it as a poor stereotype-reliant caricature and Not Funny. Interesting times.


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Alyssa Written with Isabelle Bauthian and coloured by the superduper Virginie Blancher - translated unofficially by me
(c) Morse, Bauthian, Blancher, Soleil éditions.
Available for to purchase, FRENCH-LANGUAGE ONLY tho : www.amazon.fr/Alyssa-T1-Un-QI-…
Extra stuff on my blog. > pinkmint-gallery.blogspot.fr/
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Heh heh, epic.
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:iconyellowravenink:
YellowRavenInk Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish the comic was in english as well <3
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:iconbugeishakyasarin:
BugeishaKyasarin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cuuuuute. Those jealous monsters are really convincing.
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skyrere Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I would love more of these in english.  :D
I have been enjoying the story so far that I have found in english.  
I do want to learn french though...  always thought it was a sexy language.  XD
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Saskiamq Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
LOL love it.
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:iconchucklingdevil:
ChucklingDevil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014

I just keep loving this the more I read it.

Poor Alyssa, always getting into these situations with very little intentions towards them

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:iconyellowravenink:
YellowRavenInk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna buy this comic! (In english possibly) Right now! xD
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:iconk9glacier:
k9Glacier Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We all love it honey no worries :3 there's always gotta be somebody who doesn't like something,doesn't mean it's bad!
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bheka012 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
LOL
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:iconpsalmist40:
Psalmist40 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Love it!!! That last panel killed me... hopefully Alyssa will survive.
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:icontyrranux:
Tyrranux Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I hate high school....
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:iconlilinamisa:
Lilinamisa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol XD
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:iconcolanah:
Colanah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Last panel there?  Perfect.  Absolutely perfect.
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:icontwo-tailed-cat:
two-tailed-cat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pfft.
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:iconaudreymolinatti:
audreymolinatti Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Raghh faut que j aille me l acheter :D
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:icontwyllia:
twyllia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I LIKE YOUR ART
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
THANK YOU, RANDOM ALLCAPS COMMENTER.
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:icononlyonewish123:
OnlyOneWish123 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student
I actually real like the pages you've posted. I'm getting the gist, though, that its only in French? Le sigh… 

Mixed reviews aside, I think it's cool that you've got some "critical" reviews circulating. It means people are thinking about the work in-depthly (hopefully lol). 
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:icondragonhoarder1994:
dragonhoarder1994 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
love your sense of humor man.

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:iconwikkidx:
WikkidX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the French for "Oh yeah, totes" ??
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
In this particular case, it was translated from ''ohlÓlÓ, grave''.
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AprilBloom Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Yep, that last panel. I love it!
Ugh I hate it when people accuse artists of relying on stereotypes when you're really just creating a character who might have some stereotypical traits. I mean, High IQ is a way of classifying a person, obviously there is criteria a person must meet to be a High IQ person!
Anyway, from what I've seen I love it, and have my fingers crossed that it will be translated and available soon :)
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:iconhavenwic:
Havenwic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
AAAaaaaaaw I want to read it allllllllllllll
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:iconshefreak33:
SheFreak33 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Thank you so much for translating these! I so wish I could read the whole thing. It's great! 
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:iconcaptain-black-rose:
Captain-Black-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
After attempting to channel my inner "gifted seventh grader," I'm divided on whether I would have enjoyed Alyssa at that age. I ~know~ I would have been terribly annoyed by the premise of Hide The Intelligence In Order To Be Popular. (I never understood that drive as a young'n, and insisted on being as weird as possible.) So there's already an alienation from the main character, rather than a connection with her. At the same time, though, she's obviously fiercely smart which is something I admired (and, y'know, still admire) in others. 
Also I wasn't into comics/graphic novels yet...

Anyway, I suppose it doesn't really matter what I would have thought all those years ago. What does matter is that, in the present, I think Alyssa is delightful. If she were a stereotype, she'd be wearing glasses and tripping over things, or straightening her hair and sneering at everyone (one extreme or the other). She obviously retains some elements of her independent self, rather than fully surrendering her identity. Basically, I think she rocks.


Side note: Quentin is, in fact, TOTALLY HOT and two centuries of feminist struggles can't defeat the evolutionary need to feel protected by a male. (I may have been a gifted kid, but that never stopped me from crushing hard on whichever cute guy graced me with a smile. It's possible to be smart and boy-crazy. Just not at the same moment.)

I'm sorely tempted to pick up a copy, despite knowing absolutely no French. Maybe I can convince my mom to help me translate!
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AshleyDaDabbler Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I think it's less "evolutionary need to feel protected" and more "if you're gonna ask me to come, then you have to keep me alive or pay for the funeral arrangements."

Typical high-school policy against cray cray teens. I'm pretty sure it works for any gender mix of invitation.
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Captain-Black-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I meant in a more generalized sense, not as a response to Alyssa's request for protection (which is the entire joke for this page). THAT was the evolved instinct for survival, haha!
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:iconadmerxin13:
Admerxin13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I knew french. :(
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saniika Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I enjoy your Alyssa comics a lot ^^ so glad your style is so poignant and original. Super eyecandy to see all the detail and dedication to the layout and each panel. Wonderful!
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readyplayerzero Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I found the critical review rather nitpicky, personally... sure, maybe the story uses some plot devices that have been done before (the lonely smart kid, etc.), but hello, it's a high school story? The struggle between popularity and intelligence is an interesting story because it's relatable, because it's tried and true, because teenagers of any level of intelligence tend to be desperate to have friends and hide parts of themselves to do it. xD You can tell straight off that it's a fun story, probably not meant to be the most life-changing thing. And if some critics didn't find it funny, well, they're probably the wrong reader base, since obviously we're cracking up over here just getting these snippets...

Ah, well. xD

So adorable. ♥ Thank you so much for posting up these translated snippets! Quentin is precious. xD
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:iconthelastironman:
TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Girls ogle guys, it's stereotype.  Guys ogling girls, business as usual.  Double standards much?
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:iconpizza-princess:
pizza-princess Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Wait what?
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:iconthelastironman:
TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Responding to the description.  "Stereotype" is one of those buzzwords that I think people need to get over.
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:iconsilvervelvet:
SilverVelvet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
It's a peculiar type of humor. You like it or you don't. Kinda like Tumblr. And I personally love it!
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:iconfadingstarlights:
FadingStarlights Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is by far my favorite so far. Poor girl.
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:iconthespitfirespirit:
TheSpitfireSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a friend that looks like Alyssa, except she has glasses. And she has a similar personality! :D
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:iconbrujah1685r:
Brujah1685r Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
OP! Great work XD
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:icontheblackanomaly:
Theblackanomaly Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
What are the chances of a kindle version coming out?
 That I would buy 
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:iconblueprowl:
BlueProwl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
This is just.... hilarious!!! :rofl: Its awesome!!!
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:iconbrothersgrim1000:
BrothersGrim1000 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that little hair popping up in panel 7.
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh my gosh, I'm loving these pages! I love your cartooning, and the colours make these pages really pop! I hope you'll continue to upload them ... maybe it will get printed in English sometime! :D
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:iconmanateemuffin:
manateemuffin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I love this! Just ordered the book and can't wait to read the whole thing :)
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KeganSlayer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Sadly don't read enough french to understand the non translated ones.
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:iconrunawayspirit:
RunawaySpirit Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I'd grab it if it was available in English! My French isn't good enough yet to get the subtleties of certain phrases or some conversations :cries: 
But for now, I can 'totes' enjoy it through here. This is awesome.
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:iconnanenna:
Nanenna Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wah! Gorgons!
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:iconmelstrife:
Melstrife Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
LOL! :rofl:
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:iconhawk-moth:
Hawk-Moth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Loving this comic so much XD
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:iconshiori500:
Shiori500 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm finding these quite amusing and would love to see more.
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YukiRiku Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Omg I can't stop laughing at the last panel :heart: I love this so much
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:icon54viruses:
54viruses Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014

Danger!


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