December 23rd, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 24 December 2012

Since Lynn is fairly literal-minded, it seems that today's strip would have an anxious Lizzie toss and turn in bed and then come downstairs and ask her parents if it's Christmas morning yet.

(Strip Number 4395, Original Publication Date, 24 December 1983)

Panel 1: It's Christmas Eve night at the Patterson house and one creature at least is stirring; that's because an anxious-looking Lizzie tosses and turns around in bed because she is too keyed-up about whether Santa will come this year to possibly sleep.

Panel 2: Yours truly wishes that Lynn would have put a caption telling us what time it is so we could tell just how anxious Lizzie is when she asks John and Elly "Isn't it morning YET??"

Summary: I also wish that I didn't anticipate a Lynnecdote that was all about how excited Christmas made Lynn. (Well, that and a new-ruin that has Dainty Doll-Boy Mike wonder what happened to the first angel.)
Snarky Candiru2

Sort of Off Topic: The golden age of outdoor lighting....

I realize that what I'm about to talk about has as much to do with the strip as a typical Lynnsight but something about a future strip reminds me of something that I wanted to put in a monthly letter once. Y'see, if Lynn had done what she should have and followed the Strip of Destiny with the one for Labor Day 1980 like she should have, we'd have spent the early part of this month watching John stumble around like an ass putting up his outdoor Christmas lights.

This, you see, led to my wondering if one of my new retcons could have had as a plot point Mira talking about the amazing advances in outdoor lights now that LEDs are starting to replace the traditional incandescent fixtures. If I'd found the room to fit that in, she would have been a mouthpiece for my personal view that we're living in something of a golden age as far as Christmas lights go. The new style lights not only cost less, they also look better than the old; there isn't that odd yellow undertone that makes the blue and green ones look fake, as a for instance.