April 18th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

In today's strip, Mike and Lawrence are mildly floored that Mrs Hardacre gave the future delicate genius a fairly good report card. This is because they're seven and don't realize that an adult can like a child but still yell at them for doing something dumb.

(Strip Number 239, Original Publication Date, 6 April 1982)

Panel 1: As he reads his report card, Mike yells 'Holy cow!' as he asks Lawrence to look at it.

Panel 2: It seems that Mrs H said that his work habits are improving, he's doing well in math and is a good listener.

Panel 3: Lawrence asked if she really wrote that owing to her being Mike's worst enemy. (Lawrence? Camera Three; Mike's worst enemy is Mike.)

Panel 4: Mike surmises that she must like him on paper.

Summary: I'm not quite certain that a seven-year old boy would think along those lines; what I am certain of is that we're probably in for a Lynnsight that reminds us that Little Lynnie was a nasty, willful, defiant little pest who lived to torment authority figures because they dared impose order on the chaos she unleashed.


I got this link while checking the threads from 2006, so I don't know how many people in the current community have read it.

This is a copy of an interview Lynn Johnston did a few years ago, right after Lawrence came out as gay.

It really gives us an insight into Johnston as a person. I think a lot of us have assumed that certain attitudes that her characters carry are attitudes she has in real life, especially when it comes to working women vs. women at home.

I'd recommend anyone who is a snarker and anyone who is a fan to read this.
















* Merrie

A Christmas Angel

*screen goes wavy, flashback noises sound*

Let us travel back to a more innocent time in the strip's history, a time when Farley was still alive and April was but a troublesome toddler. A time when Lynn Johnston got her third animated special . . . let us go back to A Christmas Angel

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