Live Through This

A Guide to Faking

When it’s OK to be a big phony—and when it’s totally not.


  • Pocket Cow July 17th, 2013 3:17 PM

    Love this.

  • Maryse89 July 17th, 2013 3:41 PM

    even if I’m totally bored by the subject, I love hearing people talk about what they’re passionate about…

    …even if it means having to listen to my dad explain to me in detail the medicinal properties of all the plants we pass by on a walk. Also the more I listen to people talk about stuff they’re interested in, the more people will reciprocally put up with me when I start to ramble on about the dumb things I’m interested in

    p.s. I agree about fake cheese! the WORST!

    • strawberryhair July 17th, 2013 4:05 PM

      I think listening to people talk about what they love is awesome too! :D even if it’s, like, haemorrhoid cream. I just really like listening to people get excited and happy about something :)

    • Anaheed July 18th, 2013 7:24 PM

      This is so sweet and it makes me love your dad.

  • elliecp July 17th, 2013 3:50 PM

    I loved this-so real and relevant but lighthearted at the same time. The illustrations are fab too <3

  • rats-for-candy July 17th, 2013 3:58 PM

    I love it!

  • Eryn July 17th, 2013 4:17 PM


  • speakthroughvision July 17th, 2013 4:25 PM

    just wanted to say that i love love love today’s sunset background and this article/photoset
    hope to see more articles like this! :)

    • Ella W July 17th, 2013 5:31 PM

      Agreed, today’s background image is awesome!

  • TinyWarrior July 17th, 2013 4:32 PM

    And coming from a vegan, the cheese thing is totally true.

  • Queen July 17th, 2013 4:35 PM

    Chill mom theyre magnets

  • brett the boy July 17th, 2013 4:36 PM

    Cute! As a Drag Queen, I loved the RuPaul reference too!

  • Iz July 17th, 2013 4:43 PM

    This was so good!! Plus, LOVE the drawing! You guys have SKILLZ!

  • hoflan July 17th, 2013 4:50 PM

    The meat thing, YES. I’ve had issues with some (ahem) PETA-esque vegetarians who tried to tell me I’m somehow less of a veggie because I eat quorn. Like, okay guys. You’re missing out/get over yourself.

  • queserasera July 17th, 2013 5:12 PM

    the drawings are downright adorable! and the cheese hahahaha!

  • rainingmay July 17th, 2013 5:33 PM

    these are really good reminders!!!!!!! I actually am probably too nice to people and act too interested when they’re talking about their interests and so eventually it gets to the point that whenever I talk to them, the conversation totally revolves around them. I guess I need to let them know that we have separate interests.

    • emlyb October 7th, 2013 6:04 AM

      OMG right?!?!?!?! i do EXACTLY this!!!!

  • Ella W July 17th, 2013 5:33 PM

    I love this! The drawings are so cute!

  • Katzemuse July 17th, 2013 5:34 PM

    This made me smile awh

  • jenaimarley July 17th, 2013 5:35 PM

    I’ve had a really great Vegan cheddar panini!
    If you’re ever in Tucson, AZ, USA then check the #7 out:

  • Chloe22 July 17th, 2013 6:06 PM

    I never fake anything, not because I’m a good person, but because i’m a terrible liar, so i just figure I’ll tell the truth!

  • forevernymph July 17th, 2013 6:51 PM

    This is really great! And the RuPaul quote is fabulous :D

  • Sophie ❤ July 17th, 2013 7:11 PM

    This is, in my opinion, probably the best comic this month! Five stars for Rookie- I adored it!

  • Aurora July 17th, 2013 7:40 PM

    I love this so much. Very fun. One of my favorite Rookie posts in a while, actually. Pretty great for something so simple.

  • izzybee July 17th, 2013 8:27 PM

    this is cute and you are totally right about vegan cheese, I haven’t found a decent one yet!

  • lizzyheinie July 17th, 2013 8:32 PM


  • MaggietheCat July 17th, 2013 10:50 PM

    This is So Good!

  • Kal July 18th, 2013 1:11 AM

    Well I got a kick out of this one, especially the parent conversation part–Lord knows that’ll make moms happy!

  • clarekawaii July 18th, 2013 2:03 AM

    I can pretty much confirm the last one, I mean vegan cheese is great when it’s melted (pizza can taste like pizza again!) but not so much when it’s ‘fresh’.

    This was a wonderful comic!

  • dragonfly July 18th, 2013 7:51 AM

    I quite like this. I LOVE ROOKIE COMICS YAY

    Just want to add that I LOVE FAKE CHEESE. I love vegan macaroni cheese (made with nutritional yeast) SO much more than the normal stuff. And cheese toasties and I can’t think of anything else with cheese in it right now haha.
    Also yeah, of course it’s not going to be EXACTLY the same as cheese, but personally I’m not there eating it for a not-cheese-but-perfect-replica-of-it, but because IT TASTES SO GOOD KSJEFNSEIUFWEUFW.

    Anyway. <3

    • dragonfly July 18th, 2013 7:53 AM

      I may need to specify, not ALL FAKE CHEESE EVER haha some certainly are not so nice

  • cornly_ July 21st, 2013 5:17 AM

    i am in love with this

  • Ruby August 18th, 2013 11:40 PM

    Wow this is perfect! I’m guilty of faking having the hots for someone. Eeep. :(