This page should give you something to talk about.
One more thanks for all the kind words sent my way, as well as the suggestions. I promise, changing the website won't mean changing the comic. Just to address a couple of the comments, first of all, there won't be anything animated or blinking or bouncing all over the screen, that much I can assure you. Second, in regards to music playing on the site, I would do it were it not for the fact that it annoys the hell out of me when other websites have preloaded music. I do have something in the works that might serve in lieu of that, but more on that later. Lastly, the donate button is right above the email link (which people also have trouble locating) which is above this very comment, which reminded me to write down on my magic list that I need to make the buttons easier to find.
I had more to say today, but I forget what it was and I don't want to delay the comic posting any more. Cheers, see you next week!
Pleaseletthishappen, pleaseletthishappen. May I also request that at least one if not all of One Inch Punch take turns One Inch Punching Devon until he needs plastic surgery? As a P.S., I think that Greek comment may take an interesting turn...
Come on, you guys. She is so not going to break up with Devon. She will get over there and start to say something minimal and he will get all, I can't live without you. Then she will stay with him to save his life and he will beat the whatever out of her in the next day or two.
First comment is about Michelle keeping a secret. Given how Patrick is good at keeping his secrets (see how Alexander's new place in his life was revealed), he has no room to talk about Michelle.
Next: oh my, Christo has a secret too. Well, several readers have already pointed out that his name wasn't spelled right for a Spaniard (of which I wasn't), but that doesn't necessarily make his nationality a big secret. (Sorry if I'm breaking a huge suspense about this, Mr. Twist, but I don't think I am.)
It could very simply be that his Greek parents moved to Spain before he was born, or that he was adopted into a spanish family. "Medeiros" looking like more of a Spanish/Portuguese name than Greek, that last possibility sounds more plausible.
Strange about Patrick's right eye in the fifth panel. I feel that it should either be visible or Patrick's face should be turned a notch farther away from us. But maybe that's just me.
And of course, interesting that Melanie should choose to share that piece of news with Patrick, of all people. I hope he'll have more sense than to jump up in the air with joy. (Then again, that would be a nice change for him.)
It sounds a bit like an ominous factoid in detective fiction. "So at 17:16 she told her brother that she was going to break up with you, and the coroner says that at 1:22 that night she had been killed. Interesting line of events, wouldn't you think, Mr. McMasters?"
On another note, Melanie's rouge has been going darker and darker since the series began. On her first appearance her lips were light pink (all right, so they were actually white at the time), and at least since "A Wise Investment" they've been deep red. They were more like lighter maroon in "The Better Man" later, though, so it may not mean anything.
And not to hurt you, xkrazydog, but I hope she does break up. We all agree she needs it. And it might even be good for him. (I doubt it, but miracles happen.)
Keep up the good work, Mr. Twist, and friendly messages of love will keep abounding!
Edit: I just noticed the title of the chapter. Now I know Michelle or Melanie (possibly both) will break up with their boyfriend.
I absolutely LOVE this comic strip. I've been an avid fan from the beginning - I'm just not usually one to comment on things.
I just wanted to quickly say that your art style has seemed to be getting....mellower? I'm not certain that that would be the right word, but that's sort of what I'm trying to get across here.
For example, compare Patrick's face in this strip to his face in earlier strips. Now he's a bit rounder and smoothed out, compared to the sharper, more reserved Patrick of when we first met him.
I don't know if I'm the only one that's noticing this, or if it's even there at all, it may be me just being weird. At any rate, if there is a change going on like I think there is, I would just like to say that I preferred it the old way.
Take that as you will. Like I said, love the comic, love the story, can't wait to see where it goes. Keep up the good work!
It seems the stick that was stuck in Peters ass has been pulled out. Perhaps by Alexander, but I won't let myself say things like that. My point being, he's been nice and polite through two entire pages! 8D
Other than that, this is really exiting now. Can't wait for more pages, want to know where this is going! Excellent~
Ack, there it is!
Thank you, for some reasons I just watched the links of the other webcomics, then scrolled down to read the comments, so I always missed the donation link >_< duh but great now I found it XD. Awesome Comic update, but I doubt she'll actually manage to break up. I think he'll put so much pressure on her or be like "I'm going to kill myself then and you'll be responsible!" brrr...Well what I do hope is that...she'll survive >_<
So, is Alexander just
weird, or does Mr. Twist just enjoy the show of us being paranoid?
My first thought was "Wouldn't the accent be too different to not notice?", but then I remembered that I thought a turkish colleague to be russian. Maybe other people are just as dense.
But sharpilyteeth hit the right point: What would be the use? And in case of this conspiracy, I just reread Christo's letter to his sister. Could Laura or some other confirm if Mari is a common spanish name?
Dormitator, I knew a girl from Mexico whose name was Mariana, I think, but who always went by Mari. Border town, though, could have had American influence.
Christo has always struck me as very Spanish, personally. It's the goofy way he flirts. My mother did a semester of college in Spain, and when she'd go out dancing men would come up to her and say, "Baila conmigo! Soy Juan Travolta!" ("Dance with me! I'm John Travolta!") Seriously, can you not picture Christo saying that? I'm also under the impression that the Greek stereotype is more womanizing than Christo, but hey, Alexander has spent way more time in Europe than I have, so, you know.
I think, Ryan, the art style has changed, most noticeably in this book. I think it may have to do with him making them originally in color, so he uses a style that fits better with it. That's just me though, and I really don't know a lot about art.
Yeah, a lot of girls that are called María or similar/derivated get it shortened to Mari. I don't know if Greeks ever use it though.
As for the accent, Spanish (from Spain, not South America) and Greek have extremely similar phonetics. It's very easy for both to pronounce each other's language (although the grammar + vocab obviously are very different).
@Face: I thought the ones with the womanizer reputation were the Italians? But again, that might just be in Europe.
In any case, we might be overthinking this xD. Let's wait and see, eh?
Interesting developments. I also noticed the spelling issue for Christo, but it didn't seem entirely significant. I'm more interested in the development that Melanie brings around in this page, though the future may show otherwise with just how important Alexander's comment may be.
Also, I've noticed something. Patrick is happier. I mean, very authentically so. The way he talks, moves, it all speaks quite well that he's doing much better than before. Even the way he took this thing with Michelle: He's shocked, but he's not pissed. I just found it interesting how he's changed.
The nationality of Christo
Mmmm... While i cannot speak for spain (since i am mexican) I can confirm that Medeiros is a "spanish" last name, but at the same time, i cannot deny the possibility of greek blood on Christo. Perhaps Christo has parents from both countries, and a very sad backstory of why he considers himself spanish and not greek, maybe home violence or some other distinct trauma.
Mary is derived from the name Maria, and is a very popular name in catholic countries that sometimes worship the Virgin Mary or Virgen Maria.
Before too many people jump on BloodyGem, I think what she means is more in the range of "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me" and that women who stay share some of the blame. As someone who has helped not only friends but family and even future lovers to get out of abusive relationships of varying degree, I have to say that it's both a true and untrue sentiment. It's true in the sense that one must make the choice to leave and not making that choice is making the choice, intentional or not, to stay. It's untrue in the sense that the choice is the same one faced by drug addicts and obsessive-compulsives. At the bottom line, though, it is their will to stay, unreliable as that will may be. It could be reasonably argued that they are both victim and volunteer at the same time. But, hey, it's a really complex issue so let's all avoid making it simple, okay?
Also, I can't decide whether to reveal Christo's sister's name. I was going to, but the discussion about it is just so much fun to watch!
Oh, go on,
Tell us the sister's name. In this day and age, names are crossing borders, anyhow. Also, as a pediatrician, I work with some few women who are abused. Often they stay because it is, in their eyes, better than living in a car with their three kids. I do try to let them know what resources are available but those resources are few and spread thin.
Laura: I'm Spanish too, and I can tell you that "Cristo" is used as a name (more often than I'd thought). Maybe only down here at Canary Islands, who knows. Anyway, the spelling (Christo) struck me as Greek from the very beginning.
The surname, though, and I have to disagree with Psity, is more Portuguese than Spanish.
Gibson: I still say that if he were from Madrid, to begin with, he shouldn't be freezing during autum/winter. They do have "proper" such things in there...
Heimy, I'm not sure you understand where this story is set. Madrid has winter, yes, and it is colder there in the winter, yes, and it has comparable latitude to Washington DC, sure, but a comparable latitude does not mean a comparable climate, and this story is set quite a bit north of Washington DC, in Canada, where I assure you it is much colder in the winter than Madrid. The average winter day is well below the freezing point.