3.I.06 The Better Man 3

November 6th, 2009, 11:00 am

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Gibson Twist, November 6th, 2009, 10:47 am

Fun fact for my homosexually challenged readers out there, many gay men hate it when you shorten their names.

Apologies for the very late update today, folks. My vacation depleted my stock of finished pages and this deadline just slipped past me. Rest assured, I'm already working on building it up again.

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Mario2, November 6th, 2009, 11:16 am


ninjapino (Guest), November 6th, 2009, 1:15 pm

Mario2, I'm sure Patrick would love to poke someone in the face. *boom* yes, I went there. I made a sex joke.

Loonalily, November 6th, 2009, 1:44 pm

Jeez, you think he'd have a bit more sense messing with his girlfriends brother.
But then he does think that he's got her under his thumb... and he's got backup from his friends...
But still!

Dormitator (Guest), November 6th, 2009, 2:36 pm

You know, for the bad opinion Patrick has of her, Kara usually comes around rather likable. The more surprising she hangs around with the Devon crowd. Her self-confidence is high enough to choose better company.

H0lyhandgrenade, November 6th, 2009, 3:52 pm

Punch him, or take the noble path and walk away. ... Come on Pat. You can do it. Smack the asswipe.

cals (Guest), November 6th, 2009, 5:44 pm

I love how Melanie said absolutely nothing. At least Kara isn't afraid to speak her mind. Stupid fucking Devon.

EchoSix, November 6th, 2009, 6:35 pm

It would be hilarious if Peter suddenly stepped out from behind one of the shelves...see who ends up with no teeth then!

jd_singer, November 6th, 2009, 6:53 pm

Hey, so far Peter has yet to knock a single tooth out of a jaw (that we know of).

More seriously, Melanie's face in the first panel says it all. Yes, she knows that Devon's "I'm a jerk because they all pick on me" is a sham, as evidenced here. I keep hoping that Devon will go too far, but short of eating kittens alive with mustard I can't see what would work.

Not that Kara helps. I normally root for anyone who keeps arguments quiet (which she does with splendid class), but it stifles the conflict that might need to explode for Melanie's sake.

I think the worst Patrick could do would be to take a swing at Devon. That would definitely open a gap between him and Melanie. I think he knows it, too.

(Oh, and Dormitator: Kara may just have chosen to hang out with Melanie out of friendship, accepting to suffer Devon and Nelson - in which a few jabs here and there seem to help. "Everyone's Mexican." Very funny. Still, Alexander doesn't seem too smart either. Come on, to mistake a Spaniard for a Greek ...

Sal Monella, November 6th, 2009, 11:13 pm

Kara is way too classy to hang with Devon, I think she probably is doing it for Melanie's sake. Why else would she bother being around that lot?

amiko_16, November 7th, 2009, 12:48 am

God I want to throttle that boy D8

Strife (Guest), November 7th, 2009, 1:09 am

Yeah, I was rather surprised that of all people in that group, Kara is there. Also, agreeing with Dormitator, I have taken a liking to her character lately.
What gets me the most is how the big asswipe Devon complains about how hard he has it because of Patrick and the guys yet him and his space-cadet sidekick chastise him unprovoked right in front of Melanie... Pity chasing son of a... Hope he gets what he deserves.

reidavidson, November 7th, 2009, 1:44 am

Keep in mind. Patrick doesn't hate Kara for any chronic behavior. He hates her because she broke his best friend's heart if I remember right. There's a bias outside of this ordeal there.

argh (Guest), November 7th, 2009, 2:09 am

asskickin a comin
I can see Devon getting a one way ticket to the hospital, paid in full by a boot up his ass courtesy of Patrick or Peter.

i've known little shits like Devon and the sooner he gets a beating, the better

miguelito3dp (Guest), November 7th, 2009, 6:22 pm

I dont know why he has to be so anoying. I mean, the boy's sister is right there, can't he just avoid patrick?

naejembocaj, November 7th, 2009, 7:58 pm

@miguelito2dp: No, he can't. Because he's an asswipe.

ErictheBard (Guest), November 7th, 2009, 11:18 pm

Kinda funny, how much credit Devon is given. I doubt he thinks he has Melanie under his thumb; I've met folks like him -- hell, I WAS like him at one point, and argh is right, sooner it's beat out of him the better -- and the problem is that he DOESN'T think. He acts on impulse, and people are either mirrors that reflect what he wishes to see, or toys to play with until they break. And there's no guarantee that a beating won't reinforce the childish outlook in some way.

mirandamarquez, November 8th, 2009, 4:06 pm

Well, Mr Twist. It is interesting to see how the nasty little creep only feels able to stand up when he has HIS entourage around him. I suppose he feels manful enough hit women all on his pathetic little ownsome, but only feels safe enough to potentially start something when he has his cronies around him when it is another man he is talking to. Such a shame Melanie won't speak up. Sympathy for her, yes, respect, no. MM

mirandamarquez, November 8th, 2009, 4:10 pm

The other thing that strikes me in this page is how young they all look, except Kara. MM

The Radical, November 8th, 2009, 10:12 pm

Devon looks a lot like the guy dating my ex.

Redcrow (Guest), December 5th, 2009, 10:48 am

From what we've seen so far, Devon is a classic abuser. These types aren't necessarily white trailer-trash. This type appears in all social classes.

The fore-shadowing is all there. Something very bad will happen, and let's hope Devon gets his Karma in spades.

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