Today I'm giving a shout out to a comic and a young woman who's always been really supportive of Pictures of You and a really cool person on top of that. It's Laura, aka Falconer, who does a nifty little comic called Fruitful Confusion. Go spend some time with it, because it's fun and you love me. http://www.delusioninabox.com/fc/
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Why do I get the feeling Patrick's not going to see that letter until it's too late?
EDIT: I just noticed that Alexander is carrying groceries, meaning he actually does pay for stuff... or maybe he got the money from Patrick. I'm hoping he actually bought those with his own money; at least that'd show he's not a TOTAL moocher/free loader.
Now, see, this could go two ways. Either Alexander is going to dispose of this note, and add gasoline to the already well-burning fire, or he'll redeem himself and be cool. I'm hoping for redemption, but going off how he's been in previous pages, I think I know where this is headed.
Yeah...that note is definitely going to mysteriously disappear.
Thanks so much for the shout out!! I feel special now. *_* I've been sleep-deprived lately and it took me a while to register this morning haha "Isn't that..me...no, it can't be - oh, I think it is. Holy crap." Aw man, I don't even comment that often...maybe I'll try to get better about that...Thanks so much for the love!! <3
It takes good writing to turn Alexander from this peripheral character about whom we know just enough to justify his existence to this insidious parasite that's quietly and almost unintentionally dividing an entire group of good friends. Its this fine line between a meticulous plan to get everybody out of the way and just knocking over the first domino (Patrick) and the rest falling is serendipity at work. Either way, I hope Alexander falls down a flight of punches.
Oh-oh. Reading someone else's mail. That just crossed a line. Seriously though, stuff addressed for you is for you only, no matter what relationship you're in.
Gah. I was determined to stay on Alexander's side. I could even forgive him burning the letter now (given that all it says is "heey Pat, your awful friends all want you to get high again") but I can't forgive him reading it.
Nothing good ever comes of reading someone else's mail/notes/secret missives with official-looking wax seals. In fact, it usually ends in the secret reader making sneaky plans involving backstabbery and intrigue, which generally ends in HIS death/banishment/humilation/and or imprisonment. And very few consequences for the writer and intended receiver of the note.
Christ, Alexander, don't you read?
Then again, it wasn't such a stellar idea on Christo's part.
I mean, scotch tape and a tack is the only thing protecting that from being read by any random passerby.
And if you suspect someone's roommate and boyfriend of being an A-Rate Asshat, you gotta expect him to be picking that up.
This sort of thing reminds me now of exactly why if I ever felt the need to hand someone a note with my feelings in it, to hand deliver the thing, else this sort of shit could pop up. As this exact situation happened to me twice, where someone who should not have even put they're damn hands near my note, opened it and threw it away as if it had been meant for them. And if you don't want to go through the trouble of hand delivering it, mail the letter so that it becomes a federal crime when the bastard throws it away.
Anyone else think there is a possibility Alexander will let him read the note, and then twist it around to his advantage?
For example something along the lines of: "Your friends only want to get high with you, and drag you down further. If they want peace so bad, why don't they come here and talk to you? Why leave a note? Also, why do they want to talk now? Shouldn't they have talked to your earlier about your sister?"