3.II.06 Bruises 7

June 14th, 2010, 12:15 am

Author Comments:

Gibson Twist, June 14th, 2010, 12:09 am

Everyone who ever hated Kara can feel like a douchebag...nnnnnNOW!

A new TWC voting incentive is UP NOW!

User Comments:

LeyLegbreaker, June 14th, 2010, 12:21 am

Hehe, nobody's perfect...Very strong pictures...

BertL (Guest), June 14th, 2010, 12:37 am

I've been able to stay pretty unemotional throughout the whole ordeal, but this page made me shed an unexpected tear. Thanks, mr Twist, you son of a...


jd_singer, June 14th, 2010, 1:14 am


tahulover96, June 14th, 2010, 1:22 am

my goodness... you draw such pretty and stylized features 8D

mirandamarquez, June 14th, 2010, 1:51 am

I've been reading the story, but not commenting for a couple of weeks, Mr Twist.

I'd just like to say, I have consistently been enthralled by the way the novel is developing.

For me, the whole saga - and I use that term deliberately - remains one of the most entertaining novels I have ever read.

Most novelists create, at most, one or two characters that become almost real in the minds of their readership -Larsson's Salander, Remarque's Baumer, Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple - but you have managed to create a whole cast of very deep, very real characters that are utterly convincing in their portrayal.

I can see why some people have become almost obsessive about this comic.

Your skill is such that it is sometimes difficult to remember that this is only a story and that the events and characters you portray so beautifully are not real.

I used the word 'saga' earlier in this post.

Ever since I first read the opening pages of this novel on Drunk Duck, I have been captivated by the all pervading sense of doom that colours every episode.

We know the Twilight of the Gods is coming, but how will it arrive?

Your characterisation, story-crafting and consistently excellent artwork have created for me a dilemma:

I want to know what happens, but I don't ever want this story to end.

Not many novels manage that.

Thank you once again for creating this.


RadicalTrain, June 14th, 2010, 2:20 am

B'aw I never hated Kara. She just has attitude. In a good, sassy sassafras way.

yayness (Guest), June 14th, 2010, 2:48 am

I got mad at Kara, and I thought she was a bit pissy, but this is beautiful and is awesome to find out that when it comes to crunch time she reacts awesomely.

milkjunkie, June 14th, 2010, 3:34 am

she's always been a good friend to melanie and i still think she's a little bitchy, but i definitely like her more now :)

Guest, June 14th, 2010, 3:46 am

I can't stop staring at this last panel. It's gorgeous, and I've totally been there with my own friends.

Evergrey06 (Guest), June 14th, 2010, 6:03 am

I don't comment that often, but curse you, Twist, and your emotion evoking abilities.

darkamnios, June 14th, 2010, 6:38 am

Love Kara's expression on panel 7. Personally, Id say the best one from her so far. Who knew she had it on her to be this kind.

And yay for cute boys lol.

Nacho (Guest), June 14th, 2010, 6:53 am

Mr Twist, You Rock!
Hey there, i ran into this comic a couple of weeks ago, and i just cant stop reading it, this is awesome!!!, Mr. Twist you are the man, i gotta tell you alot of the situations and characters take me back a couple of years ago, i used to share an apartment with some budies (it was a lot like bishop street) i also play a little bit of music on an experimental band (bass and a little bit of synth) so i guees that all this things really caught my attention, also the characters and the plot are absolutely awesome, i dont know if i am the only to say this, but they should made a POY movie!!!, ok, that all for now, keep on rockin Mr. Twist. Greettings from Rosario, Argentina (now you know why my english sucks)

reidavidson, June 14th, 2010, 9:08 am

I never hated Kara. Like others I got mad at her a few times but I never really saw a reason to flat out hate her.

jd_singer, June 14th, 2010, 9:28 am

¡Bienvenido, amigo musico!

Comenta de nueve quando quiere. Su ingles es muy bastante para nosotros - mejor que mi español, en cualquier caso.

(With awesome luck, the above should mean: "Welcome, musician friend! Comment again when you want. Your English is quite enough for us - better than my Spanish anyway.")

amiko_16, June 14th, 2010, 9:49 am

poor bb :(

darkamnios, June 14th, 2010, 9:50 am

yay for crossing borders!

Y Bienvenido Nacho!, aca una comarada rioplatense (Uruguaya)y tu ingles no esta mal para nada :)

Murohshei, June 14th, 2010, 9:57 am

lol I'm glad I never hated Kara. :3

Nacho (Guest), June 14th, 2010, 10:35 am

hey thanks to everyone for the warm welcome, Jd_singer: i must say, you are right about that man, my english its a little better than your spanish jajaj, but in your defense let me tell you that spanish its a tricky language, and also i'm studying to become and english-spanish translator so... my english better be good... Darkamnios: ey que bueno encontrar gente argentina por aca, saludos!

Psity (Guest), June 14th, 2010, 11:19 am

Señor Twist
Hahaha, Mr. twist meant to say: "Bienvenido, amigo musico!

Comenta de nuevo cuando quieras. tu ingles es lo suficientemente bueno para nosotros - mejor que mi español, en cualquier caso."

Y por cierto Nacho, tambien hay Mexicanos, y si no me equivoco, una española por ahi es lectora regular tambien (que no me acuerdo su nick). El Señor Twist tiene ya fans de muchos lugares del mundo! Y todavia seguimos creciendo!

Excellent story. But you can be very supportive of your friends AND still be a total bitch. I´m not saying that kara is a bitch, just commenting that it is still a posibility for someone to be good to some people and very bad to other people, and in fact, most of us are.

Pretentious Artsy Douchebag, June 14th, 2010, 11:38 am

hooray for spanish!
I thought I was the only spanish-speaker reading this (I know, how very self-centered of me, hehe)... I'm Bolivian by the way... not that it matters.
Oh! and yah, great page, as usual.

jd_singer, June 14th, 2010, 2:32 pm

Psity, gracias por la corrección. (Wiping my brow before definitely switching to English) In my further defense, I was using the formal third person - I'm a formal sort of fellow. Oh, and a word to the wise - I'm not Mr. Twist.

(And Spanish shouldn't be so tricky to a native French. However, I only learned it during my studies and that was fifteen years ago.)

I thought there were PoY fans all over the world, and I'm glad to see it confirmed.

SuperBiasedMan, June 14th, 2010, 5:46 pm

Sea, tá a lán daoine don domhain le feacáil ag léamh Na Pictiurí Duit, rugann sé orainn le chéile.

(Yes there is a lot of people of the world reading Pictures of You, it brings us all together)

I'm reasonably confident there's no other Irish speaking readers among us, I'm pretty sure there's a good number unaware that the language even exists.

Gibson Twist, June 14th, 2010, 5:57 pm

Slainte, SBM.

xkrazydog, June 14th, 2010, 7:38 pm

Oh Patrick, you treated her like the devil 8|. Too bad KARA IS WITH HER AND NOT YOU.
i don't recall Kara doing much to garner hate though, she doesn't reveal much about her image or her side so our views on her slightly bias'd as of now. 8| She's not a saint, but i think she's easily as likable and just as flawed as the rest of them.

8| Oh, and for some reason, i'd have to agree with Peter in the beginning, i think she comes off as the most stylish, mature and "hot" in comparison to the females introduced so far...
Though the snake kissing lady was pretty awesome too hahahah.

Kotire, June 14th, 2010, 10:46 pm

Hey everyone
It's me again, back with another update but first, I just want to say that it is good to see so many people from other countries responding out there.
I cannot for the life of me speak and/or spell anything in Spanish, so I am not going to even try, for fear of embarrassing myself farther than I usually do with these posts. >.<

As for the updates, Pictures of you is still sitting pretty at #4 on webcomicz.com, and has picked up 2 spots on the TWC.com where it rests for the time being at #53.

As for the regular commentary on the comic, I will say that I was amongst the crowed that was not happy with Kara. I really like panels 4 & 5 the most. She listens patiently for a few moments, and then does what is best and just drops the call. I honestly don't think that whatever was being said on the other side of that conversation, was helping the situation, what-so-freaking-ever. Way to go Kara.

youngcannibals, June 15th, 2010, 1:16 am

I've always liked Kara.

vitaldose, June 15th, 2010, 3:14 am

I've always found Kara to have something other than the outside attitude. She's obviously not as cold and terrible as everyone wants to think.

jd_singer, June 15th, 2010, 5:21 am

Kotire, I thought it was just that the phone had been hung up on the other side and Melanie just couldn't make the gesture to hang up here.

Maybe it was Mr. Hogan delivering a lecture, in which case, well, he's being an ass.

Oh, and I've always liked Kara too. Not her fault that Peter fell for her at first sight. And of course, Patrick hates her, so the Patrick-fan crowd may have been slanted against her.

(SuperBiasedMan, I'm beginning to think we should make a Worldwide Pictures of You Fan Club or something, with a big map of the planet and a special color for the countries where PoY fans live. And I can't for the life of me even pronounce "Hello" in Irish, so forgive me if I don't try. I remember being pretty stumped by the pronunciation of the name Aoirghe in "Eureka Street" - great book by the wat, highly recommended.)

Daniel Jackson (Guest), June 15th, 2010, 7:40 am

Childhood's end
Well done. Always figured she was simply the designated adult on duty.

You've created a masterful synthesis of word and image.

Thank you for an accurate tale of rite-of-passage.

SuperBiasedMan, June 15th, 2010, 9:00 am

Gibson, it's stuff like that that makes this comic deserving of the title of greatest webcomic ever.

@jd: We should, if forums get started up we could put it together. Ireland calls green!
Also, Dia Duit is pronounced Dee-ah Gwit.
The pronunciation of irish is...haphazard at best. As is the grammar. It's like english but much less known and too many dialects for such a small space.
I have never heard that name, but based on general rules of pronunciation I'd say it's Ear-huh.

Gabelous (Guest), June 15th, 2010, 2:37 pm

I never thought of Kara as a bitch/douche, but maybe that's because I know about people like Kara IRL. They come off looking like that, but for the most part it is simply looks. The real person really only comes out when it matters, and that's when it counts.

jd_singer, June 15th, 2010, 4:29 pm

SuperBiasedMan: I assume Dia Duit means "Hello". Dia Gouit? C'est ça ?

In the novel, the narrator and main character meets that girl named Aoirghe and dislikes her manner instantly, because of her militantly nationalist attitude while he's more of a "peace to everyone, even the English" guy, despite bouts of violence. He also informs the reader that her name is pronounced roughly like a cough (not that far from what you're proposing), and sure enough, the next time they meet he is wracked with a long fit of cough right when he should shake her hand. And not even on purpose.

(Robert McLiam Wilson writes it much better than I do. Go on, people, read that book on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends.)

SuperBiasedMan, June 16th, 2010, 7:39 am

Yeppers, Dia Duit = Hello (literally, God be with you)

I have the book down on my list of recommendations that I'm slowly working through ^^

bookwormyer (Guest), July 7th, 2011, 10:27 pm

I love that last frame

NenaMataHari, July 5th, 2018, 6:33 pm

Kara is the type who is hard to read for the average person. She's someone who's very strong and probably is a bit more mature than the others and may come on as stuck up. She has Chutzpah. People don't always know what to do with Chutzpah.

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