December 4th, 2005

Sunday, December 4

Hoo-ee! What a night I had last night! Erk.

Anyway, on to the strip.

BDBs: Two, if you count Elly's hips in panel 1.

Panel 1: Okay, April has boobs again. Good, 'cause I'm so sick of the artists infantizing her.

Panel 2: "The more the merrier"? What the frack does she mean?

Panel 3: "Ties that blind". Argh! Puns are EVERYWHERE in the FOOBiverse!

Panel 4: Oddly compressed butt on April. Is this the figure that Mystery Washroom Girl envies? And yes, we know John gets a giant bone from buying tools.

Panel 5: Oh, of course Elly has to get all righteous about giftcerts being impersonal. Better to stress about getting the Exactly Right Gift, than let people choose what they want.

Panel 6: Never has time to build models? Yeah, I guess the train set takes up all his free time and then some. And check the box in the foreground: "Build your own POW camp!" Oh, the funny Nazis.

Panel 7: Elly looks nauseated at the prospect of a romantic weekend with John. Actually, so am I.

Panel 8: Nice camel toe, Apes. "No kids"? That would be no KID, singular, unless Merrie regularly visits so John can ignore her. And who says "swanky" any more? Plus, lotsa luck getting a hotel reservation on such short notice in December.

Panel 9: What's April shrugging for? Is that her reply: "I'unno"?

Panel 10: I think the last time April looked like that, she was Sockhead. And what's the deal -- is she allowed to stay alone now? I remember her having a huge fit because she had to stay with Gord an' Tracey while John and Elly were on vacation, but that was like two years ago. Or does she just want to be away from the 'rents, by whatever means?

Monday, December 5

"Quotes": One.

BDBs: A two-fer in panel 3.

Panel 1: The zits have returned, AND the neanderthal face from yesterday carries over! Do they still do book reports in ninth grade? And what could inspire snorting, grunting, fuming, groaning and grumbling while she's writing the report? IME, frustration comes into play when you can't get started. As soon as you know that you'll have something to turn it, the pressure's off.

Oh wait, I forgot: It's sooooo difficult and confining for someone with April's artistic integrity to have to write about stuff like "theme" and "tension" and "character development". Help help she's being repressed.

Panel 2: Well, I have to say I agree with April a bit. If she wanted Elly's help, she would have asked for it. As such, Elly should ease back.

Panel 3: I like the stuffed animal on the bookshelf. But the poster is way out of date. Snarling, tattooed death-metal stars are from my generation, not April.

Panel 4: Yeah, and you wonder why her attitude sucks when you talk about her that way.