Yeah, this is a huge wall of text, but it expresses my current state of "WHA?" with what's going on with this strip lately. I thought Lynn was working within year-two continuity, but now it seems she's doing a retconned year one with some year-two stuff stitched in (e.g. Farley; Uncle Phil's holiday visit and date with Connie). I just--huh?
While you and I know that in the Saturday, 1/10/2009 Foob, Fred the fish mysteriously because Frank, I wouldn't be surprised if this were silently corrected, much like the Crow Crane mishap this past August in the Lizthony wedding arc. But I think a more nefarious explanation is plausible.
Eeeee! My scanner's now hooked up to my son's computer. I had to install PaintShop Pro because the image-editing software that comes with the scanner just doesn't cut it. BUT! It's a newer version of PSP than what I'm used to. Adding text to the older version was so easy and straightforward. New version? Adding text is incomprehensible! After trying to figure it out and getting frustrated, I ended up using lousy old MS-Paint to add the text. Which is why it's boxed off the way it is. I'll have to work on learning new PSP's text feature.
Surely, Lawrence is not alone in this sentiment! In the last panel, I wanted Mike to be gesturing with his hands while also creating the effect of putting his hands up against the panel--like maybe he could almost (only almost!) escape from the strip.
Edit: We are having computer problems at home, so there is a chance that my next update will be delayed. I am hoping that my live-in tech support (husband) gets us up and running before Friday, but these things are difficult to predict....
This is the strip I'd originally planned to post on Friday, 1/2/09, but delayed to sync up better with the repeats.
I wanted to have some fun with visual details, but unfortunately the tags in the left, bottom of the panel ended up too small to read. They are--moving from back, left to right, front: "fauxley poo, $9.95" and "plush toy, order today!" The other visual bits should be detectable to the naked eye. :)