March 16th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Today's strip has John get the kids up early so he can mistakenly believe that a fast asleep Elly knows where everyone is. This results in wacky hijinks because when Elly actually wakes up, it's just her and Willy The Black Spaniel™Farley and she screams in rage.

(Strip Number 6740, Original Publication date, 19 March 1989)

Panel 1: We start things off with John getting the kids ready to go out for the day. As he gets Mike's hockey gear in order, Elizabeth heads towards the closet.

Panel 2: John zips up Liz's parka.

Panel 3: The strip proper begins with him attempting to wake Elly and getting a confused grunt in response.

Panel 4: Since he thinks that she's awake and just resting her eyes, he tells her that he's going to drive Mike to hockey practice and drop Elizabeth off at school. She makes a low moan in response.

Panel 5: She makes a non-committal hmmmmmmphhhhh noise when he says that he'll have to be there for 6:45 because the bus for Liz's field tip leaves at 7.

Panel 6: As he says goodbye and closes the door, we see that she is still fast asleep and has no idea what's going on.

Panel 7: Some time later, she actually awakens for the day.

Panel 8: She yawns and scratches herself as she walks downstairs.

Panel 9: She then notices something is missing: the noise her family makes.

Panel 10: She then yells "Where is everybody?" because John screwed up and failed to check if she was really awake.

Summary: Since she's still pissed off at him about that dream she had ten years ago where he left her, he's going to get a good scraping when he gets home for not letting her know what's going on. Also, howtheduck is pretty much on the money about this being Lynn's real life where she kept her weird hours and they lived normal lives without her in them much.