commodorejohn (commodorejohn) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Can she just get the hook, already!?

The Washington post has an article about Lynn's continually will-you-won't-you retirement shenanigans. Mostly nothing new; blah blah, I want to do it right this time, blah blah blah yay Farley, but it does remind me of something I've been wondering about. In fact, it's really the only thing I've been wondering about the "new old un-new new" strip:

What's going to happen with April?

She is, honestly, the only character aside from Françoise that I don't want to see made into Soylent Green. Mainly because she (A) has a personality, and (B) isn't a complete self-centered douchebag like the rest of the Pattersons. Even her faults are excusable because she's a teenager; they act like that (as opposed to the adults, who act like spoiled toddlers, and the spoiled toddlers, who act like brain-damaged housepets, and the housepets, who are some kind of trickster-spirit things on loan from the Tonto Nations folk.) But Lynn has shown nothing but contempt for the girl since as long as I've been following this pile of excrement.

April is obviously considered a "mistake" by both her parents and her author, so it stands to reason that in the new "I never made mistakes; we have always been at war with Eastasia" strip, April might just be written out of existence. On the other hand, in so doing Lynn would lose her favorite character to lavish contempt upon and her favorite straw woman for the You Damn Kids Get Offa My Lawn strips; quite the conundrum for someone with such an excess supply of scorn and spite, no?

What do you guys think will be the fate of the only likeable Patterson?
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