Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This way and that way....

10 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

Mike isn't alone in not being used to this; someone inattentive like John or crazy like Elly might not care but sane, decent people would react negatively to crap like this.

howard said...

Funny. There is a similar thing with Farley between the new-runs and the reprints, but it is subtler. Now if you add Anne Nichols' kids into the mix, there is the potential for major confusion. I swear Christopher Nichols gets younger every time he is in the strip.

April Patterson said...

I swear Christopher Nichols gets younger every time he is in the strip.

Imagine how terrified he must be, having seen Richard rewind to the point that he no longer exists. Surely it must occur to him that getting younger and younger might be a sign that this will happen to him, too!

howard said...

I can just see it now. The thoughts of Christopher Nichols: "Everytime mom picks me up, I think, 'Is this time going to be the one where she stuffs me back into her body like she did with Richard?' Mom sometimes wonders why I cry a lot."

April Patterson said...

The thoughts of Christopher Nichols: "Everytime mom picks me up, I think, 'Is this time going to be the one where she stuffs me back into her body like she did with Richard?' Mom sometimes wonders why I cry a lot."

Heh. I might need to use that. :)

godozo said...

I wonder if Elly keeps writing in that journal of hers, and thus keeps pushing Liz/Farley back and forth? For a while Liz is allowed to develop, then Elly rewrites her wishes (to fit in with her frustrations).

I can see an endgame of sorts already..."I give up, I'll let life develop as it did before." And once that gets written in the journal, BLAM we're back at the wedding.

April Patterson said...

I can see an endgame of sorts already..."I give up, I'll let life develop as it did before." And once that gets written in the journal, BLAM we're back at the wedding.

Hm. I may need to steal that. Though if Lynn goes to straight reprints and does not do a spin-off, letting life develop as it did before could mean being locked in the past as it was. Best case scenario, from a FOOBAR standpoint, I think, is if the syndicate dumps her due to diminishing interest. Then I can end FOOBAR any way I want. :)

forworse said...

Then I can end FOOBAR any way I want.

Meteorite hits Milborough!
Creative serial killer!
Potato nose explosion!
Coffee poisoning!
Unexpectedly catastrophic miniature train derailment!

Anonymous said...

The really disturbing thought I had was what effect do these constant time jumps have on the elderly and infirm? Will poor Mrs. Baird just...fall apart, one day, from all the strain?

(To make it really disturbing, her last words would be: "FREEEEEE!")

godozo said...

Anonymous:

I see your ending for Mrs. Baird, and up the ante:

Have a nurse watch her fall apart, then comment "At least she got the record for the woman's 100 meter race. HAH!"