December 17th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

In today's strip, John's attempts to reassure Mike fall on deaf ears owing to the lad being the same sort of gloomy person his mother is.

(Strip Number 523, Original Publication Date, 20 December 1983)

Panel 1: We fast-forward a bit to find Mike just about to go to bed. He tells John that he glued the angel together as best he could and wonders if Mom will notice.

Panel 2: Since he's got 'buy new angel to make things right' on his to-do list, John says to not talk about that now, put the angel away and get some sleep.

Panel 3: He then says to not worry so much; things always look better in the morning, after all.

Panel 4: Mike thought-bubbles that the problem with that is that morning takes all night to get here.

Summary: John might think that Mike is okay but since he doesn't really know his son that well, he's unaware that his son spends his nights staring at the ceiling filled with apprehension about what is to come.
Royally Peeved Candiru

Coffee Talk, the week of 17 December 2012

My guess is that most of Lynn's followers will take a look at her lovely note about crushing her father's feelings and misconstrue it as a statement about her still believing in the magic of the season. Ah, well; at least seeing notes that revolve around not knowing how unpleasant she is beats what I'm really worried about: people thinking that she somehow predicted the Newtown atrocities last Sunday. As I said, I know that people have the capacity to link non-thought to the real world and they're going to use it.