#365 – yeah

April 10th, 2010

#365 – yeah


Discussion (29)¬

  1. reiko says:

    What a jerk!

  2. Randall Drew says:

    Hmm…he has a right to be mad, but I don't think he's being a jerk per-say. Just venting…I don't see them leaving on bad terms.

  3. AJ says:

    OMG! This is so intense.

    Incidentally, as I hovering the arrow over the comic to make the alt text appear, I stopped it unknowingly next to Park's last dialog bubble, so I felt a little guilty for giggling despite the emotional turmoil going on.

  4. Niallsb says:

    I don't know how many times I've apologised for my emotions. That "I'm so sorry" affirms you as a great writer in my eyes Meredith.

  5. Simon says:

    Uuuuugggg so hard!

  6. Michaela. says:

    First panel Eve is heartbreaking.

  7. Luna says:

    Aaaaaw. I feel terrible for both of them.

    Am I the only one who actually liked Park?

    • Tatsubei Yagyu says:

      No, actually.

      Park is one of my favorite characters in Octopus Pie. Even in this situation, he's reacting insanely calmly, though with a large hint of bitterness (understandably so).

      I have to say, he deserves quite a bit of respect.

      • Roma says:

        I like Park a lot. He grew on me quickly especially considering I made up my mind to dislike him as I was rooting for Will and Eve initially. I think Park deserves serious props for how he handled having to wait for Eve but knowing that she was never gonna come around. I'm afraid I can't like Eve right now, she keeps bypassing the good things she could've had only to want them when it's inconvenient for everyone. First time I've started reading and miss you've got a compelling comic, you're a comic goddess

    • momotaro says:

      to be honest
      I didn't like Park too much.

      I mean he was a nice guy with nice intentions, but in a sense, he had that controlling streak that many boyfriends or girlfriends are guilty of. It's good to see that some lovers care for their loved ones, but it becomes real easy to lose sight of what really is good for them.

      I didn't like Park because he didn't like Eve's friend. I didn't like Park because he didn't like where she lived and how she lived it. I didn't like Park because he was a judgemental prick who suddenly decided that Eve's life sucks and that she should go with him so that he can make her life better.

      Who is he to say that her life sucks? Personally, I love the new Eve. I remember when this strip first started and Eve was an angry, bitter, lonely person. Now, she's free, open, caring, funny, witty, and charming, and it's all thanks to Hanna and the people she's met. And Park wants to take that away?
      I think Park doesn't know what Eve truly needs… I think he just wants her to be with him because that's what he wants.

      Selfish. but it happens to the best of us :/

  8. Kaz says:

    So, so far apart…

    The first panel is just so eloquent.

  9. MerchManDan says:

    Aw jeez….I, uh, got something in my eye.

  10. Chlo says:

    @Luna – I liked Park. But he's kind of being a jerk in this panel. I don't think he understands what a big thing he is asking of Eve!

  11. Sylan says:

    As sad as the storyline itself is I can't help but giggle at the scrollover text

  12. David says:

    I absolutely love the various degrees of distance suggested in this comic and the last, and how clear it is that the distance isn't physical. Wonderful artistry.

  13. NFG says:

    …Park is the picture of what I would not have been. He knows she's had things with other guys, he knows that she's not been as 'committed' (everyone's understanding of this is different) as he's been, and he knows that she was never as serious as him…she drifted away a long time ago but he stuck around, maybe out of duty, maybe out of actual feelings…and for some, the two might be inseparable.

    His reaction is so the opposite of what mine would have been, at least in terms of length. I respect him for this. When it needs to end, chop it off in one stroke and be gone.

    *tips hat to Park*

  14. Justim says:

    Hannah was right! Never chase an old flame!

  15. carla says:

    Reminds me a lot of a story off Dubliners by Joyce – Eveline. Was that an inspiration?

  16. Danielle says:

    This has to be fixed. I liked him!

  17. Virgil says:

    god what a dick

  18. ross says:

    park's the only one who acts like an adult in this comic. even if it's sometimes to a fault

  19. ivy says:

    What a douche.

  20. notlegato says:

    probably the first comic i've ever seen that hasn't reused backgrounds in different frames. oh man, you actually drew them three times over? that's so fantastic.

  21. Adam says:

    This is like the third time I’m reading this comic and I still can’t wait for that fuckboy Park to get outta here before someone kicks him in the nads

  22. Blimey says:

    No, no.

    See ya


    in hell!


  23. Jake says:

    Well done.

  24. Sara says:

    You sir, caused me to snort-giggle. And I thank you for that.