Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Michael says, "NOOO!"*

*Title provided by my son. :)

13 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

Your son has excellent taste in titles. The big "NOOOOOOO!" is really appropriate here. Not only has Mike's nightmare become real, he's learned that John has no idea that this has all happened before despite his knowledge that no one wants to read war bride abuse porn. As for what they're eating, is it the new and improved version with flavor?

April Patterson said...

As for what they're eating, is it the new and improved version with flavor?

That kind is probably too expensive. ;)

forworse said...

I like the way young Elly even managed to top the speed with which adult Mike could churn out a glurgey novel!

(I really have to do something to update my FOOBlog. This whole returning-to-work-after-maternity-leave thing is taking some getting used to.)

howard said...

I like the different chows, although they are not quite as disgusting as "Sploit" soup.

Cedar said...

So does this mean that Michael never wrote Stone Season? 'Cause I could totally get behind that.

April Patterson said...

Thanks, howtheduck. :)

apologyhat, in my mind, Michael did write Stone Season the first time around, though it would make sense, I think, for him to have been heavily influenced by Elly's predilections. Also, I think he stole heavily from the life story of his old landlady from his college/university days, Agnes Dingle.

howard said...

Elly is based off Lynn and in Lynn's background, she knew British WWII war brides. It makes much more sense for this story to have come from Elly / Lynn than 30-year-old Michael Patterson.

April Patterson said...

Elly is based off Lynn and in Lynn's background, she knew British WWII war brides. It makes much more sense for this story to have come from Elly / Lynn than 30-year-old Michael Patterson.

Yes--I almost mentioned LJ having said she'd known British war brides in British Columbia. But since, in the strip itself, Mike had known one and Elly hadn't, in my memory, said anything about any--I stuck with Mrs. Dingle.

But that's just a long-winded way of saying "You're right." :)

godozo said...

DC2:

Are you sure it's because the nightmare's becoming real? I wonder if Mike was shocked into realizing he had been transported back in time.

April Patterson said...

Michael may very well be adding one plus one.... Of course, since he's been demoted to preschool, he might have some trouble getting to two. ;)

qnjones said...

I like to think Mike is screaming because all his fabulous future fame and fortune are going up in smoke. Maybe now Elly will get the improbable advances, and will lord her "wealth" over John, Mike, and Liz the way Lynn has done with her own family? Or would it be more fun to see Elly fail? I can't decide.

godozo said...

Michael may very well be adding one plus one.... Of course, since he's been demoted to preschool, he might have some trouble getting to two. ;)

Depends on how much Michael has been affected, I would think.

Maybe now Elly will get the improbable advances, and will lord her "wealth" over John, Mike, and Liz the way Lynn has done with her own family?

Which would seem to imply she had caused things to go backwards, or was a willing enabler. Personally I'd like to see FoobarElly fail here (To get the war bride abuse porn genre right, you have the wife outlive the husband and say "yes, it was worth it." At least that's my impression from the one Abused War Bride I know.)

April Patterson said...

Ah, just stay tuned, godozo (she said evasively). ;)