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About Think Before You Think

Think Before You Think is a webcomic written and drawn by Sylvia Odhner. The comic updates every Friday, no exceptions. The content will never exceed a PG-13 rating.

Think Before You Think is about a relatively normal world. The only difference is that one of the characters, Brian, can read other people's thoughts. This comic starts out exploring how other people deal with the fact that he can read minds when they know about it. It is somewhat spontaneous - I only know what happens as far as I've written the scripts. To get up to date on the storyline, visit the plot map of spoilers.

Potentially triggering themes so far: suicide, car accident, verbal and emotional abuse, BDSM, sexual assault, mass murder.

This comic started on June 12th, 2009, on Smack Jeeves. In February 2011, it moved to the Spider Forest collective, where it currently resides.


Initial Characters:
Brian: the main character. He works in a coffee shop and he can read minds.

Julia: often referred to as Jules, a self-conscious college student.

Becky: Julia's dorm roommate.

Isaac: a police officer, and Brian's roommate. Isaac has known about Brian's power since the beginning.

Doug: Isaac's police partner.

Added Characters:


Jason: A guy from one of Julia's psych classes.

Kevin: Sarah's supervisor at Burger Ace.

Damien: Sarah's counselor.

Shel: Brian's co-leader for teen group counseling at his internship.

Selene: One of Brian's group members at his internship.

Ethan: A local musician that Sarah likes.

June: One of Rick's lesbian friends.

Minor Characters: (may become more involved in the future)
Mrs. Peterson: Julia's mom.

Annie: Julia's sister.

Kate: The manager at the cafe where Brian works.

Rick: Mandi's ex.

Dan: Brian's roommate during his internship.

Tiana: One of Brian's group members at his internship.

Amanda: One of Brian's group members at his internship.

Max: One of Brian's group members at his internship.

Benson: One of Brian's group members at his internship.

Jessica: Someone Ethan met at one of his shows.

Dr. Morgan: Sarah's new therapist.

Mr. Burton: Brian's new boss, the school principal.

Simon: A high school kid who gets beat up a lot.

Bernard: The kid who keeps beating up Simon.

My Other Comics and Related Projects

Hanklerfish Comic - This comic lives on Tumblr, and it's a Vlogbrothers fan comic. I update it when I feel inspired to.

Averting the Flame Wars - This is my most recent comic project. It's a collaboration with my sister Melanie, and it's an illustrated guide on how to communicate online respectfully and effectively. It uses humor to convey serious ideas.

Lifehouse: Behind the Video Blogs (no longer active) - This was the first comic I published on the web, no longer updating. It's a fan comic about my favorite band, Lifehouse. This is the comic that inspired me to get into webcomic making, and brought me some amazing fan experiences. Lifehouse lists the comic on their official websites.

The Adventures of Anna Glenn and Her Pet Ethan (no longer active) - This was the first comic I drew (before Lifehouse BVB). It's about my friend Anna and her brother Ethan, who, in the comic, is a mini person and her pet. It was kind of random.

My Favorite Comics:
Let's Ask Violet
Questionable Content
Invisible Bread
Leftover Soup

Personal Links: - my portfolio website
Art, Comics & Writing Blog
Averting the Flame Wars
Other Sites:
Webcomic Crossover and Cameo Archive
Top Web Comics
Spider Forest
The Webcomic List

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