May 31st, 2016

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Lizzie explains to Mrs Enjo that Mike and the other kids came up with a special new position just for her: far away enough that softballs will never hit her.

(Strip Number 4809, Original Publication Date, 3 June 1987)

Panel 1: A little while later, we find a friendly silhouette asking Lizzie's silhouette what she's doing. Lizzie says that she's playing baseball.

Panel 2: We zoom in to find her telling Carol Enjo that she's not very good at catching so Mike an'Gordon made up a new position just for her.

Panel 3: As they look in the distance, she asks Mrs Enjo "You know what 'outfield' is?"

Panel 4: We zoom to the foreground where we find Mike, Gord, Brian and Darryl playing ball while Lizzie explains that she's out-outfield. This is probably for the best because Mike is holding the bat in such an awkward manner that if the ball does manage to connect, the bat will whip around and brain him. No one wants to see that up close.

Summary: Despite not knowing to hold a baseball bat, Mike can be pretty clever when he has to be. He knows that Elly will scream like a banshee if he doesn't let Lizzie play AND if Lizzie gets hurt so he's making the best of a messy situation....which will probably make Elly scream like a banshee because he tricked her.
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Lynn's favourite author and why.

It seems that there's another in the Q and A series. When the interviewer (who I think is Web Guru Steph) asks her who her favourite author is, Lynn talks about someone who writes the same sort of historical fiction Mike thinks he writes.

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- Steph Van Doleweerd still seems to be part of Team Lynn.

- Lynn's new career seems to consist of sitting in her little room reading historical fiction. Ah, well. Anything that keeps her functioning is all right in my book. None of us have ever wished her harm, we just wish she'd given the strip a better ending.

- Lynn seems to value books more as physical objects she can hoard than what's actually in them.