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General Protection Fault: To Thine Own Self...

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[Comic for Monday, November 12, 2007]

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[[The wedding reception. Patty, appearing sad, looks down, with one arm crossed in front of her. Next to her, Dexter looks up and away from her, sad and perhaps a bit embarrassed, and scratches the back of his head.]]
Dexter: Okay, okay. I'm sorry I asked. You don't have--
Patty: I got married once. Or... I was _supposed_ to.

[[Patty's face is in closeup. Her expression is more neutral, less sad.]]
Patty: He... was really special, and the only man I ever loved. But as you probably already know, I'm not the most open with sharing my feelings. I did something very stupid. Naive, careless, cruel, and stupid. And I drove him away.

[[Patty is seen in closeup profile. Her one visible eye is closed tightly, as if holding back tears. Dexter looks at her sadly.]]
Patty: That was on the day before our wedding. I tried to call him and apologize, but he never answered. So the next day I stood at the altar for eight hours, hoping he'd forgive me, humiliated and ashamed.

[[Patty turns away from Dexter; we see her back. Dexter looks at her, still sad.]]
Patty: I don't begrudge Nick and Ki their happiness. I hope they have tons of it. But I don't _deserve_ any, and every wedding I attend is a bitter reminder of my own selfishness.

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