June 24th, 2008

Alekhine

Canadian Beauty, 24 June 2008

I've figured that, if Lynn Johnston was just doing reruns, I wouldn't bother even trying to come up with some related fiction, but then I thought of a tie-in to, well, a possible set of more recent events involving Michael.

This one's long and definitely R-rated, by the way. How do they put it? "Sexually suggestive".

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It is done!

A few people asked me to post my psychoanalysis of Liz (Under My Thumb: The Elizabeth Patterson Story) when it was finished. Well it's done but it added up to about 18 pages (comics included) so I'm going to skip the history stuff which you all know already and get straight to the heart of the story. Feel free to disagree with my analysis, Liz is a complicated girl and there's more than one way to skin a cat:
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Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

So far this week, we've seen two more examples of Young Elly being thrown for a loop because she couldn't foresee something predictable. I wonder if this will be the strip that shows her totally wiped out because she gave Lizzie a cookie and she got crumbs everywhere.

Well, cookies are involved, anyway.

Panel 1: We see Mike ask Elly for a cookie. She agrees.

Panel 2: He then asks if his friends can have cookies. Not anticipating that "friend" might mean any child within the range of his voice, she agrees to that too.

Panel 3: He then yells "COOKIES, GUYS!!" at the top of his lungs.

Panel 4: We see her smiling ruefully as a group of kids eat the cookies. I'd be happier that she didn't freak out if she didn't compare them to vermin.

Summary: It's all their fault she's always one step behind. It has nothing to do with her being an idiot.