Friday, December 25, 2009

Michael makes good use of his mother's poor opinion of him


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Notice that I made Francoise shorter than Robin, as she's supposed be, considering she is four months younger than he is.

13 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

Well, at least the moderns are having a better Christmas than she would have had them have; I hope that the pay-off has her admit how selfish and insane she is.

April Patterson said...

I hope that the pay-off has her admit how selfish and insane she is.

Elly admit she's wrong? I'm not sure she's capable of this! But maybe.... :)

forworse said...

Maybe Michael actually tried to give his gifts to someone less fortunate, but struggled to find someone dragged back in time against their will because their mother believed that she could mine her knowledge of the future to improve her past.

Merry Christmas

April Patterson said...

Maybe Michael actually tried to give his gifts to someone less fortunate, but struggled to find someone dragged back in time against their will because their mother believed that she could mine her knowledge of the future to improve her past.

The gifts April is holding in panel three are supposed to be the gifts that Michael "lost"--poorly rewrapped and sent via the crawl space. I guess I should have made that explicit. I originally planned dialogue in the last two panels spelling it out, but ended up liking the effect of the silent panels. Oops!

Robert said...

I guess I should have made that explicit.

No, no, I got it, and I liked the effect without words -- it makes it much more touching and poignant.

Elly admit she's wrong? I'm not sure she's capable of this!

I'm reminded of the old SNL sketch with Steve Martin as Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber, which always ended with him wondering aloud if the barbaric "treatments" he applied based on superstition should be replaced with something better, a scientific method! Then he'd pause and go, "Naaaaah."

April Patterson said...

No, no, I got it, and I liked the effect without words -- it makes it much more touching and poignant.

Thanks, Robert--that's what I was hoping for. :)

Then he'd pause and go, "Naaaaah."

Heh. I remember that. :)

Muzition said...

Merry Christmas!

forworse said...

I guess I should have made that explicit.

No, no, I got it, too. I just read yours immediately after reading Lynn's Christmas turkey where Mike has nothing to do and accidentally conflated them when I went to reply. In my defence, we broke out the champagne at 8 am yesterday. I'm impressed that I could type. :)

April Patterson said...

No, no, I got it, too. I just read yours immediately after reading Lynn's Christmas turkey where Mike has nothing to do and accidentally conflated them when I went to reply. In my defence, we broke out the champagne at 8 am yesterday. I'm impressed that I could type. :)

Ah, okay! Hope you had a great holiday. My own 6.5-year-old at no point decided he had nothing to do. It was non-stop play from present-opening to bedtime. :)

forworse said...

My own 6.5-year-old at no point decided he had nothing to do. It was non-stop play from present-opening to bedtime. :)

Sounds like a good day was had by all. Ours were the same: non-stop fun, plus we had grandparents here to join in the games and take them out to the park while we danced in the kitchen and made the dinner. The little one has my old rocking chair when we're in Canada, so we bought her one of her own here and she has been dragging and pushing it around with her everywhere she goes since Christmas morning. The mother-in-law despaired that her other daughter-in-law bought our elder daughter a Barbie and went into a rant about what it's teaching young girls; our daughter, listening, replied, "That Barbie can wear a bathing suit and play with dolphins when she's not busy being a doctor". :)

I'm not sure at what point I'm supposed to start being as miserable as Elly.

April Patterson said...

"That Barbie can wear a bathing suit and play with dolphins when she's not busy being a doctor". :)

Heh. I love it. My very first Barbie was given to me when I was six and visiting relatives in the Netherlands. It was a vintage Barbie with a bouffant and earrings--and I was so proud because up until then, I'd been told I was too young to have Barbies. I remember thinking I was soooooo old once I finally got one. :)

I'm not sure at what point I'm supposed to start being as miserable as Elly.

No one can meet Elly's level of misery. We shouldn't even try! ;)

Destroyer of Worlds said...

Ahhh!!! I like this so much! Wow, Lynn totally handed the 'Mike unwraps the presents in the crawlspace and rewraps them' strip to you on a platter! This is the perfect Christmas strip. :)

April Patterson said...

Wow, Lynn totally handed the 'Mike unwraps the presents in the crawlspace and rewraps them' strip to you on a platter!

Wasn't that nice of her?;)

This is the perfect Christmas strip. :)

Thanks. :)