The last few weeks, I've been plugging other webcomics one at a time, but today I'm going to plug a bunch of them that can be found from one source. STL Webcomics (at http://www.stlwebcomics.org/ ) is a site run by the stalwart and generous Art Curmudgeon featuring links to and news about, among other things, webcomics done by residents of St Louis, Missouri. You'll find a few possibly familiar titles such as Lackadaisy, Edmund Finney and, hey Pictures of You...but you'll also find some links to under-read and under-appreciated titles like Zombie Roomie, Second Player and not one but two comics by some hot chick named Rori! Take some time and find some gems, and don't forget to leave a message for Art. He's not as bastardly as he'd have you believe!
Whoa, Patrick really changed her tune quick. She went from all nonchalant and cool to totally flabbergasted. Love that word. Anyway, Patrick might be kinda changing his story a bit. Is he more pissed off that Andy and Mel are together, more pissed at the secret, or more pissed that everyone sided against him. Thing did not go his way at all.
More than likely it's all three, and I think everyone agrees that after all this is over, Patrick will never speak to anyone of them ever again. Maybe he'll talk to Wiley every now and then but more as an acquaintance rather than a friend and band member.
Patrick spent the entire time during his sister's previous relationship berating her and belittling her for her choices (even though he was right that Devon was a bad choice). So he's surprised and hurt and angry that she doesn't want him to berate and belittling her for another choice he disagrees with. She's right; he needs to grow up.
But taking a shot at Michelle over the stripper thing -- that crossed a line in a big way. Christo had no right to freak out over her choice, and Patrick has even less.
Both of these guys are so in love with their own egos that they think they're automatically entitled to know anything they want to know.
Patrick in particular needs a wake up call. But it's not gonna happen. He alienated his friends, so when Alexander screws him over, he's gonna have no safety net. And I am gonna have a hard time being sympathetic for him when he falls.
I think that Patrick is reacting just as he should; it's no secret that he's a bit hypocritical when it comes to giving advice. But Andy and the guys have been "teaming up" on him ever since he started dating Alexander, at least from Patrick's perspective. For a guy whose mind is typically negative, having a friend come by and try to squish your positive can be really obnoxious, even if you are in the wrong.
I can think of like 3 different songs off the top of my head about situations exactly like this. I'm sure there are plenty more but I'm not well versed in music.
Well, Patrick admitted that revealing his true sexual orientation to his folks could cut off the financial support he's getting from his dad. So, instead of being a man and supporting himself, family reactions be damned, he keeps up the charade.
His dad is his financial support and Alex is his emotional support. Both strike me as unhealthy influences to be leaning on, yet this is what Patrick's doing, all the while critisizing others for their own choices. There's a word for that, and that word is hypocrisy.
Oh, Patrick, I have been a fan of yours for so long but recently you have been getting out of hand. That was uncalled for. Michelle was trying to speak sense to you and she was not even offensive about it. Are you trying to push everyone away so you can wallow?
Patrick hit Michelle where it would hurt the most. He'll be lucky if she just leaves him bleeding in the snow.
If she plots against him, he and Kara may end up in the same pyre.
In real life i've watched people i loved on both sides of an abusive relationship start destroying each other. Such an episode is now ongoing. People are complex and can't be dismissed as drunks, sluts, addicts, etc...
Dancing queen. Can you just be fair to us one more time and have her go all Slugger on his ass? Can't say when exactly it changed but I don't remember Patrick ever making me wish quite this much violence on him over his stupid snarky mouth.
It's the same in the sense that it's "lying by omission". Indeed, Patrick's still in the closet with his parents, because Patrick's sexual orientation is none of his parent's business. Whoever his sister is sexing up is none of HIS.
He has this ludicruous idea that everyone involved should have run the idea of Andy/Melanie by him first and see if he was okay with it. He thinks everyone should have told him, but really? Like Melanie has to ask permission to hook up with someone. C'mon.
This scene really pushes the notion forward in my head that Patrick is very similar to an ex I've had, even appearance-wise until he cut his hair. I may not have been the beacon of righteousness and done things that people didn't always approve of, but when he was wrong and I tried to talk to him about it, everything wrong I ever did was shoved in my face in the most hurtful way possible.
I could see this going an opposite direction with Michelle than her punching him. I can see this being the "straw that broke the camel's back" or the break in the dam that releases the softer side in her where allt he hurt and anxiety over she and Christo has been locked away. It would be nice to see the softer side of Michelle and see that she can be hurt by words and maybe a tear from Stonewall-Michelle would get him to see that he is being a jackass.