June 23rd, 2008

Snarky Candiru2

Coffee Talk, the week of 23 June 2008

I'm putting up the thread for the week's Coffee Talk. Let's see how many people forget that Elly isn't actually finished with full-time parenting, not to mention refusing to see that John had a storegasm.

ETA: Apparently, the response to the Sunday strip was far too negative for Lynn to handle so it might take a while for the mailbag to be updated.

Canadian Beauty, 22 June 2008

I've been kind of busy with other things lately and haven't given any thought to writing, but for the moment I have some time to goof off. I really should have done something with the previous comics, but trying to come up with a way to redeem John after the embarrassment of Sunday's strip was too intriguing a challenge.

Yeah, I made up a name out of a hat. I don't know enough about the non-Patterson inhabitants of Milborough to know if there's a "real" counterpart to the bit character I invented.


The Massage-O-Matic chair whirred on.


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Koumori and her Laptop


A lot of people have been saying that they don't remember Janice. Of course no one remembers her! She only had one arc! Today I scanned her strips in.

Part one.

Lawrence hates girls. Typical boy stuff or foreshadowing? You be the judge.

Part two.

This scan is somewhat crooked and both are kind of blurry. Side effect of the program I use. Sorry.

You know what though? I like Janice. Especially the burn she gets on Elly in the fifth strip. I would've liked to see more of her. Alas, it was not to be.
Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

It would seem that Lynn has not, after all, re-run all the strips that depict family life in the Pattermanse in a soul-crushingly negative light. Let's see what reheated misery she shows us today.

Panel 1: We lead off with a grim Elly angrily scraping old gum off Mike's bedposts as he explains that he's been saving it. Given the amount of gum, I'd say that he's being doing it for some time and she just now noticed.

Panel 2: She then lays down the law. No more gum for him. No flexibility from her because he did something she never anticipated.

Panel 3: He then yells "But MA!!" in big red letters as if it would get her to be lenient.

Panel 4: Fortunately for him, she's not smart enough to have found his stash on the dresser. Or, for that matter, look for it in the first place.

Summary: Elly never did learn from her mistakes, did she? She's the sort of person who, if she sees something she does isn't working, does more of the same failed thing.