July 26th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 27 July 2012

We reach what aprilp_katje finds to be the low point of the week: Danny disrupting Elly's attempt to wax poetic by reminding her that they're going to eat one of the older 'miracles' in about two or three hours.

(Strip Number 6019, Original Publication Date, 29 July 1983)

Panel 1: Now that the sow is done birthing, Danny tells Elly that it isn't a bad showing as they've nine good ones and a runt.

Panel 2: Since Elly doesn't know how big the word "if" can be, Danny's off-hand comment about how the runt will survive if he gets fed at all only seems to have served to have set her up to be disappointed.

Panel 3: As they walk back to the main building, she tells him that farming must really bring him in touch with the miracles of life, birth and death.

Panel 4: He tells her to cut the poetry because they're having bacon for breakfast.

Summary: I'm not sure which I like the least: Elly blithering about miracles or Danny going out of his way to be 'practical'. Hell. I'll just call it a draw and wish both of them would shut up.
fuzz, missingno?!

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So, something's been bothering me for a really long time now about the website. I mean, everything, but one thing in particular.

There's a storyline section! Most of the storylines are the things you'd expect- big things like deaths, things that Lynn would find absolutely necessary to put there like anything where Anthony showed up for a while, etc etc.

But the one really weird one to me is this one.

http : / / catalog.fborfw. c o m /indexstoryline.php?q=Elly%20Tries%20Macrame (spaces to avoid filtering)

It's two strips. About macrame.

Lynn's never exactly been subtle about hammering her pet interest of the week into people's heads- we got so much stuff about the ~noble Native American Canadians~ that it hurt- but this one absolutely baffles me. Why is this such a big thing to her that they'd put it as its own storyline? The worst part is- until recently, some of the bigger storylines (such as the one where Marian dies, which manages to be one of the few times Lynn did something emotional without it being overly treacly and kept it actually kind of touching) weren't there, but this one was. What the heck is it with this? Did I miss the part where Lynn is part of some Peruvian macrame club? Did Schulz have a secret passion for macrame?