August 2nd, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

In today's strip, Lizzie is astonished by the majesty of nature; granted, her terms of comparison relate to John but since she's two, it makes sense that she thinks that way.

(Strip Number 298, Original Publication Date, 4 August 1982)

Panel 1: We start with an exterior shot of the train as it travels through the Rocky Mountains; as the train heads towards its destination, Mike says "Look, Lizzie! We're in the mountains! As high as you can see, there's rocks and cliffs and trees."

Panel 2: We zoom in on the kids as an amazed Mike tells Lizzie that he never thought anything in the world could be go huge.

Panel 3: An equally awe-struck Lizzie echoes this sentiment by saying "Not even Daddy."

Summary: This strip here should probably make someone's favorites list; that's because it has Mike and Lizzie thinking, talking and acting like children who for the first time in their lives have seen something impressive enough to make them dumbstruck.
Indignant Candiru

"Have you ever thought of starting up the strip again?"

In today's podcast, Lynn spends the better part of two minutes to say the sentence "I don't want to start the strip again because I lost interest in these characters when Sparky died." She hides this fact by hiding behind her health limitations and reveals another limitation by salivating over John becoming fodder for "1000 Ways to Die": the inability to depict anything she's not experiencing right now.

(Seriously, the woman first says "John pees on an electric fence" then she has the sign of his favorite fried chicken palace take his head clean off; my guess is that she's still bitter about the divorce.)