3.III.08 Devil's Advocate 11

March 2nd, 2011, 12:01 am

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Gibson Twist, March 1st, 2011, 3:47 am

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/

Also, there's a new TWC voting incentive up...finally! Click on the image above!

User Comments:

AJ_189 (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 12:05 am

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.

Guest, March 2nd, 2011, 12:11 am

I bet what's-his-face is going to hide that letter! >:(

Rori, March 2nd, 2011, 12:14 am

Laddie MacBeth strikes again!

HaleyNicoleEllis, March 2nd, 2011, 12:25 am

whelp. we can say bye to that letter.

TCGC (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 12:46 am

I hate Alexander.

I mean, I didn't like him before, but rifling through someone else's stuff has always been a huge pet peeve for me. I can't stand people who do that.

"Hey man, I needed a pencil, so I just figured that I'd get one out of your backpack."

"Yo, Ethan, I know I didn't call before coming over. Now that I'm here, I'm going to just check and see what you've got in your fridge."

Patrick isn't me, so maybe he won't care; then again, I'm doubting that he'll ever see that note.

Drendar (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 12:46 am

That letter is obviously going to never see the person it was intended for. Too bad.

XenoVega, March 2nd, 2011, 2:53 am

Erm, why is Alexander reading the blank side of the letter?

SuperBiasedMan, March 2nd, 2011, 5:31 am

Still reserving judgement on Alexander but it seems like I'll be swayed pretty severely about him soon...

H0lyhandgrenade, March 2nd, 2011, 6:07 am

... I have a bad feeling about this.

Master Morality (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 6:47 am

You know who also needs a beat down..?

Chir (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 6:54 am

Based on the contents of the note, I would place bets that Alexander has the perfect chance to remove those annoying friends of Patrick by anonymously dropping a dime on them to the cops...

The_Hankerchief, March 2nd, 2011, 6:55 am

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.

xkrazydog, March 2nd, 2011, 7:01 am

99.9% chance he's gonna throw it out. Alexander you douche.

Falconer, March 2nd, 2011, 7:20 am

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

Los (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 8:46 am

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.

yayness (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 9:14 am

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.

Wicked Wretched, March 2nd, 2011, 9:34 am

Well, fuck.
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.

Archivauld (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 9:39 am

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.

Pointless (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 10:56 am

Oh man. I still kinda dig Alexander even though he's obviously there for us to dislike. I'm kinda hoping that this leads in a less obvious directions than it seems. :\

Vegedus (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 11:53 am

I was gonna say something about how I bet Alexander is gonna destroy or hide that letter but EVERYONE has beat me to it, so it's pointles...

Nah, screw that!


ce (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 12:34 pm

So far Alexander is a total dick. I'll put money on his response being more complex than just reading Patrick's mail and throwing it away.

Any Gibson Twist character has more depth than that.

somercet, March 2nd, 2011, 1:02 pm

It's a letter on a door. For all he knows, it's important Patrick read it right away. (Man, does no one here understand security of lines of communication?)

And face it: the "Pixie Cooper" line is damned insulting and simply confirms my belief that Christo, though he is likely good at heart, has more daring than brain.

Cas (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 5:39 pm

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?"

reidavidson, March 2nd, 2011, 6:02 pm

I'mma say this is probably the defining moment for the Alexander being good vs. being bad debate. Does he hide/throw away the letter or does he let Patrick read it?

Brainpaint, March 2nd, 2011, 7:47 pm

Reading mail that ain't your own without asking permission first?

For shame!

NotThatAlexander (Guest), March 2nd, 2011, 8:03 pm

Aw hell, maybe Alexander was just saving Patrick the hassle of having to open his own mail, and will have it nicely pressed and laminated when Patrick gets home from classes...

Onyxlight, March 2nd, 2011, 8:15 pm

Why oh why do I have a feeling Patrick isn't going to get that note *sighs*

The tension is mounting in this comic and I love it! I'd never rush this to end but I am dying to know everything that transpired to get them to the point where they are at in the beginning...

Well done as per usual Mr. Twist ^_^

Vicki (Guest), March 3rd, 2011, 3:32 pm

Can't Wait
What reidavidson said. And I can't wait to find out. Hurry up, Friday!

Sapphrikah, March 4th, 2011, 7:38 pm

I'm tired of his boyfriend, I could just kick him in the shin right now.

Amber Mint, May 31st, 2012, 12:09 pm

Oh no, he's gonna throw it away or something...

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