February 10th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 11 February 2013

This week is going to be somewhat jumbled-up so that Lynn can have her Valentine's strip on the 14th. That means that we end up with this leaden point about the news not being kid-friendly today instead of on Thursday.

(Strip Number 6023, Original Publication Date, 16 February 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly working on something for the library and asking Mike why he isn't watching TV with Daddy.

Panel 2: Mike says that Daddy there was too much sex an'violence so he told them to leave.

Panel 3: Elly asks if he's watching a Grade Z movie.

Panel 4: Mike tells her "No. The news."

Summary: Oh, how subtle Lynn can be when she wants. This sort of placard-waving pleases her almost as much as big noses and kid strips.
Snarky Candiru2

Off Topic: The REAL missing strip

Remember a few weeks back when I'd said that Lynn had dropped the 'time to howl/YEEEAARRGGGHHH!!!" strip? It appears that I was a bit premature declaring it MIA because it shows up Tuesday. The strip that really seems to vanish is a follow-up to the "They call it a 'crush' because that's what happens to your feelings when they find out" thing. In short, it's a capsulized review of the Colin Winch flashback.

(Strip Number 553, Original Publication Date, 18 February 1984)

Panel 1: We find Elly sitting on the couch with Michael as she tells him that she used to write very affectionate notes to this boy at school.

Panel 2: He'd then show them to his friends so they could have a good laugh at her expense.

Panel 3: Then they'd tease her about it. Mike tells her that he sees her point.

Panel 4: Since his idea of her point is "Never put anything in writing" instead of "Colin Winch is a horrible monster who was too cold and mean to return her pure, pure love", she is, as always, gobsmacked.

Summary: It's sort of annoying to have to remember that the notes about Deanna being popular would fit just as easily here, isn't it?