4.16 Remembering You How You Used To Be 7

July 17th, 2013, 12:01 am

User Comments:

LittleBoyBlue (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 12:06 am

I used to be sad Christo and Peter weren't friends in the future.

But fuck that. Christo has turned into a giant douchebag. No excuses. He needs that stick out of his ass pronto, or a good ass kick.

The_Hankerchief, July 17th, 2013, 12:10 am

While I don't agree with Christo's side of the argument, I will always support drinking beer. Can't go wrong!

Eriatarka (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 12:20 am

It's so weird to see how much Christo and Peter have drifted apart. It was such a gradual change that I didn't notice it until the last page.

But Peter is right. Christo is acting so off lately. I missed the days when he was outgoing, suave, and gregarious.

dangerface, July 17th, 2013, 12:21 am

Am I the only one who noticed that Gibson didn't put an Author's Comment on this one? Am I the only one who's scared?

Vicki (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 12:23 am

@dangerface No, I noticed, too. It seemed jarring. Unsettling. Etc.

Lleyn (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 4:53 am

Intentional Repetition?
Am I the only one who noticed that this dialogue between them is almost the exact same one as in "4.01 Open Road", page 20?

It certainly seems to be turning into an endless argument between them.

Photocopier (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 5:15 am

Book 1
My book arrived today! I'm impressed by the quality, cheers Mr Twist!

Anthony M. (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 7:14 am

Lleyn - it actually is the exact conversation they had. I think that's happened to me once or twice going down that path.

mcjstar (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 7:51 am

Well, we can tell that Peter wants his friend back the way it used to be. He also wants it to stop being awkward around Michelle and Christo when they are in the same room. Perhaps he has another motive that if they settle their differences, he can make his choice about how he feels about Michelle. We've seen the encounters they've had.

Gibson Twist, July 17th, 2013, 8:50 am

Not entirely sure how it happened, but yes, this is almost the exact dialogue from the beginning of the book. I'll own it, this is a straight fuck-up on my end. This will get fixed at some point. Sorry, folks.

Javier (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 9:19 am

@Lleyn: dear god thank you for mentioning it. I thought I was going crazy.

EtB (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 9:30 am

Not to question your storytelling, or how you want the story to go, Mr. Twist, but need it be a mistake? I know several arguments with friends have often gone that way: retreading old ground. It doesn't seem inappropriate to the context.

Just my thoughts.

Anthony M. (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 9:47 am

I'd say leave it as it is Mr. Twist. Christo might need to hear it a couple more times to wake up.

Kotire, July 17th, 2013, 10:03 am

I couldn't agree more. I often have the same conversation woth friends (repeating conversations, not this conversation). The fact that conversation is not exactly the same makes it more real.

yayness (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 10:20 am

Is it a Canadian thing, but "anus" seems to get chucked around a lot as an insult/snarky comment. Never heard it among my group of friends. Given that it's 'ass' in America (which is a sad weak little word) and 'arse' in the UK it only makes sense to have Canadian equivalent.

Lee A. (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 10:48 am

Today's strip
We must remember, gang, that this a tragedy. It tells of a group of people who loved each other, destroyed each others lives, and drifted apart.

Read the first strip.

Banana Rock (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 11:31 am

Ah, alcohol - the catalyst for so many ill-thought words and actions...

Andy (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 12:26 pm

@yayness: Well, they are a polite people. I'm surprised they're not apologizing after every insult.

DemonicMRX11, July 17th, 2013, 1:33 pm

@Lleyn: That explains the weird sense of deja vu I was having. I swore "wipe your sensitive anus" just jumped off the page at me like a red flag. I just chalked it up to being a good quip, like when my brother in law's skate buddy tells him to "ice his vagina" the night before they're gonna be skating and filming a lot (they're late 30's - early 40's).

I think it still flows, but it would be much more obvious in print form to have 2 pages so similar, even though they bookend it (as in they're at the beginning and end, not "book-ending" flaws). Maybe moreso because they bookend it. I don't think it would be too hard for a master writer like Twist to swap it out. I will be a little disappointed if I don't see a spread of this page (pre-fix) with 4.1p20 above it and some comments to commemorate this in Book 4, Twist's humor would shine on that bonus page :)

James (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 6:59 pm

Looks like Christo took the breakup harder than he lets on.

That's the only reason that I can see that could turn him that snippy.

ESPattycake (Guest), July 17th, 2013, 10:13 pm

@Lleyn Thanks for finding that! I was worried I'd have to re-read the whole comic to find it. Not that I wouldn't enjoy it :D

The_Hankerchief, July 17th, 2013, 11:40 pm

@Lleyn: Ha! I knew it!

Lleyn (Guest), July 18th, 2013, 3:23 am

Wait, wait, that repetition wasn't intentional by you, Mr. Twist? Oh dear *lol* Then I actually have to agree with those that suggested leaving it as is, because it is a great repetition and really drives home the feeling that these two will never see eye to eye on that topic. Though, perhaps include in the last panel that Peter has a sense of deja vu *g*

And kudos to The Hankerchief! You called it on the page before this one and I was, yeah true, sounds familiar, but it really hit me with this page.

Crawfish (Guest), July 21st, 2013, 4:24 am

Change it back sir!
The text seemed more fitting with the original version. Please change it back Gib!

miguelito3dp (Guest), July 22nd, 2013, 7:17 pm

I think the change is nice and it fits the page. The repetition was kind of akward once you noticed it.

Luminous (Guest), July 23rd, 2013, 1:33 pm

I like the change, it demonstrates how Peter is becoming increasingly frustrated with how Christo is acting. Helps drive home just how far apart they are by the prologue.

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