July 20th, 2008

Hells Yes!

The Costume Nazi Briefly Expounds on Victorian 'Dresses'

The Costume Nazi forgot yesterday that Victorian 'dresses' aren't dresses; a woman wore a separate bodice and skirt. Please adjust your mental images of Liz trying to fit into something too small for her accordingly.

The debate over what size Liz is, exactly, need not continue. She is not XS to S, so she wouldn't fit the skirt and the bodice wouldn't fasten in the waist area. Her chest might not give trouble, but her waist would.

For those who are confuzzled about why this is a Big Deal, the dress under the house is NOT the same dress Marian was drawn wearing in the past. The dress the Costume Nazi is referring to is from a strip where Jim is thoughtbubbling him and Marian at their wedding and she is clearly wearing a Victorian era 'dress'.

The preservation issues facing a dress kept in a crawlspace are a whole other discussion, regardless of style. Someone suggested perhaps the Pattersons chemically treated the gown to get it white. All who responded to that agree that would seriously damage the gown. Since that action defies all logic we here possess and would render the gown unwearable, it strikes the Costume Nazi that this is exactly what the Pattersons did since Foobverse logic seems to run counter to the way it works in reality. ;)
Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 21 July 2008

It would seem that howtheduck is right in assuming that we've seen all the wedding preparations we're going to. Lynn's probably going to have Elly remember John or Mike doing something stupid.

Oh, dear. It's Lynn's ongoing tribute to the neglect of the elderly.

Panel 1: We see Iris wheel Jim to the elevator in their building.

Panel 2: They are greeted by three generic old mutant ladies.

Panel 3: Iris engages in conversation with said misshapen women while acting as if Jim is not there.

Panel 4: Continuing to treat him as if he had the IQ of a houseplant, she shoves him into the corner and continues running her yap.

Panel 5: The poor wretch is left wishing that the walls could talk. That way, somebody would actually talk to him.

Summary: This is when Jim gets packed off to Sunset Manor. This is also where I've about had it with Iris. I mean, it's good that she has a life, I just wish she didn't think Jim's was over. Of course, I hate Elly more what with wasting her time interfering in people's love lives and ignoring him when he needs her.