I'm totally with Andy on this one. Patrick got himself in this mess by pushing all of his friends away. Now that they've all come out to show that they still support him, because they genuinely love him, he just pushes them away some more? Fuck you.
patrick went from one of my favorite characters to one of my least favorite. he is the dumbest smart person ever. ya he fucked up but if ur friends are kool enough to overlook your stupidity and help you when you get fucked over you take it because frankly peter could of hung up the phone on you backstabbing ass. Patrick needs to go to the doctor and a persciption for a new set of balls and stop being such a baby.
Classic situation: someone fucks up after being warned they'd fuck up, and as a sort of penance they decide to refuse the help of those very same people who tried to prevent the whole thing from happening. Patrick feels that accepting help now would be him appearing weak and needy, while Andy sees that attitude as the same prima donna, woe-is-me bullcrap Patrick pulled before, only in a different context.
While I understand Patrick's attitude, I'm with Andy on this one. Friends are trying to be friends, as they've always tried, so let them.
OK, so seeing as everyone else is with Andy, I'm gonna go stand in the Patrick corner...
If my house had just been broken into and my bf had buggered off with my money, I don't think I'd be quite up for the kind of hard drinks and soft drugs of Bishop Street, with the people who I felt really bad aboutignoring for so long.
I tried to keep this short, but ...
It's quite something when you find yourself identifying so strongly with certain characters that you feel compelled to speak up for or against them. Mr. Twist, this is one of the finest examples of a graphic novel I've ever seen.
I think a word in support of Patrick is long overdue.
When you hit bottom like this, and you have to face the people you've hurt the most, you aren't filled with the big happy and love. You're filled with self-loathing and recrimination and the last thing you want is to be around people who have the gall to love and support you in spite of the hurt you've caused. It just makes everything ... worse.
That said, his friends need to rally around him anyway, and Andy needs to shut his mouth and right damn fast, because the last thing someone who's been emotionally traumatized needs is loud voices and anger. A bit more patience and tolerance is called for, particularly considering the rather acrimonious relationship Patrick has with that complete failure of a parent that calls himself his father.
You don't do that to your kids. You just don't. Doesn't mean you go on paying the bills, either, but you don't grind your son down year after year with lectures and disapproving snidery while at the same encouraging him to stay entirely dependent on you and NOT expect your son to have some problems relating to people and handling basic life problems.
Patrick needs friends and a role model to help him adjust to life on his own. What he doesn't need is more self-righteous douchebaggery.
Hmm, this is more than a little bit off topic, but if Patrick said that his hair was not naturally black, why are his eyebrows still black? Did he not bother to dye them again when he went red or are his eyebrows that natural color (some people with light or brown hair can have dark eyebrows)?
Exactly. These two have known each other for years, so they don't stand on ceremony. True friends can shake each other up like that and talk straight, something acquaintances might not feel comfortable doing. This needed to happen, folks. This is Andy CARING. Sure, it might look bad in front of Pat's sister, but this is a rather unique situation.
As for those people who feel that Patrick is right in wanting to be left alone, I pose this query: why did he call his friends at Bishop Street? Why stir up their caring instincts, then push them away? The way it's going down, it looks like he just wanted to showcase his bad luck all emo-style, then retreat back to the darkness for some proper brooding. That's sort of a dick move. If you don't want to be with your friends right now, don't call them.