2.16 Home for the Holidays 6

October 18th, 2008, 10:01 pm

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Gibson Twist, October 18th, 2008, 2:01 am

Colour version updated 12-13-09

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LongLiveRa, October 19th, 2008, 1:21 am

arggggggh Pat's dad sounds so much like my own, the bastard.

Also, if you don't mind me asking, how much money do you get from each book sold?

der_vossi, October 19th, 2008, 3:56 am

i hate those "i would have been very glad to live the standards we allow you to live" conversations!

life is about the freedom of making your own choices and your own mistakes! and parents should be there for you to help you back on your feet if you did mistakes!

on the other hand it is important to respect your parents and not to abuse the gifts and opportunities they give to you!

Rori, October 19th, 2008, 12:06 pm

Wow, power/guilt trip twofer! That's some Grade A passive aggression, there. Man, that makes me rather sad.

Kai, October 19th, 2008, 8:56 pm

It's my future....

justaguy (Guest), October 19th, 2008, 9:53 pm

Ok, look at it this way. His dad (who apparently came from more humble origins) has given his sone the best opportunities he possibly could. He wants hsi son to do well inlife. Tossing out 15k per year (a lot of money) plus living expenses is a sizeeable investment. Of course strings should come attached, especially if his son is more interested in a meaningless rock band. Point of view folks..lets face it, how many college rock bands actually go anywhere? 1%? .01%? .001%?

Now sadly his dad has forgotten how it was when he was younger, and how to talk to someone at that age. That planning for the future is one thing (and not unreasonable to expect0 but youth must live a little, and enjoy the moment of being young.

But there's nothing really bad the dad is saying here. He's worried his son is wasting opportunities, chances that may not come again. He's not perfect in expressing these things to his son either of course, but nobody is perfect, especially parents.

Yazzydream, October 19th, 2008, 11:37 pm

NOOOOOO! I reached the end! *goes off to a corner to cry*

Hogrock, October 20th, 2008, 4:37 am

Dad of Doom.

MrSynnerster, October 20th, 2008, 9:24 am

I'm so glad my dad was not like that.

Sherms (Guest), August 4th, 2009, 6:57 pm

Last 3 panels
I love how you did the words in the last panels. It shows how the words seem to blend together in your head and your mind is somewhere else when a parent goes off on you like that. I've heard enough of those monologues from my mom to tell exactly what was going on with them haha. Nice work. I love your stuff. Keep up the good work!

Ryuuichi, August 14th, 2009, 7:22 am

*punches Patrick's dad*

TheJim (Guest), July 24th, 2010, 4:49 pm

Seriously, people, the father's not that awful. It's his money, after all.

NeverLethal, August 14th, 2010, 11:16 pm

impressive way of painting the picture of my fears as a college studnet

CrimsonStar, June 11th, 2013, 9:23 pm

what was patrick's original major and what was the one he wants. (if it has already been revealed.) my memory sucks.

NenaMataHari, February 28th, 2018, 11:37 pm

Boo to Patrick's dad!

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