Monday, November 23, 2009

The Christmas Letter You Never Wanted

9 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

If I had to come up with a real-world answer instead of making a smart remark like 'since your creator said you did', I'd have to say that Elly started out writing newsletters but stopped doing so because she found them to be too much work; since she forgot that she did that, her having to do so know confuses her.

April Patterson said...

I'd have to say that Elly started out writing newsletters but stopped doing so because she found them to be too much work; since she forgot that she did that, her having to do so know confuses her.

I'm working from the premise that she never did Christmas letters but went into a panic over Connie's comment. :)

DreadedCandiru2 said...

That makes sense too; it's well within character for her to do things she thinks are expected of her.

howard said...

The final panel captured the bug-eyed look of Elly very nicely.

April Patterson said...

The final panel captured the bug-eyed look of Elly very nicely.

Thanks. My reference pic for that one was a strip in which Elly realizes she has just sat down in some gum. :)

phoenixtoashes said...

"Lizzie walks and talks, and uses the potty!" Just like a real little girl! With Little Lizzie Wets-Herself, you can be a mommy too!
Oh wait - you mean that Elly isn't doing an advertisement for the latest Foob toy?

(Oh, and amusingly: Word Verification: calvin. At least his parents' family Christmas letters were interesting. "And earlier this September, Calvin had another...incident at school. This one involved noodles and resulted in a two day suspension.")

godozo said...

"Hang On. Since when do I do a Christmas Letter?"

How about since back when you were in real time, before you figured out how to jerk people backwards in time.

April Patterson said...

Oh wait - you mean that Elly isn't doing an advertisement for the latest Foob toy?

Toy, person--it's all the same to Elly. ;)

"And earlier this September, Calvin had another...incident at school. This one involved noodles and resulted in a two day suspension."

Heh. I miss Calvin. Even the word-verification bot misses him. ;)

April Patterson said...

How about since back when you were in real time, before you figured out how to jerk people backwards in time.

I don't recall her ever doing Christmas letters during the [normal] run of the strip--just cards.