For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, almost 2 years ago

    Moving from a child’s point of view… ;)

  2. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, almost 2 years ago

    You are SO overthinking this. Repeat after me. It is a comic strip.

  3. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, almost 2 years ago

    I’ve thought the same thing about each of the 8 Houses/Apartments I’ve lived in. It’s more sobering, the older you get, and the more you realize how many DIDN’T come true, and never will.

    To each kid who’s in “My Old Room,” Good Dreams, good luck, and I hope your’s turn out better than mine did.

  4. L

    L said, almost 2 years ago

    @Thirdguy

    Thank you.

  5. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Three Fighting Fish (from yesterday):
    Did Lynn Johnston copy a joke from the Simpsons?
    Simpsons: When Bart and Lisa went to summer camp, Homer and Marge look sad until the bus is out of earshot, then the Simpsons (along with all the other parents) start celebrating the start of a kid-free summer.
    FBOFW: When Michael and Elizabeth went to summer camp, John and Elly look sad until the bus is out of earshot, then the Pattersons (along with all the other parents) start celebrating the start of a kid-free summer.


    I don’t recall ever watching The Simpsons (I’m 68); but, if

    is the strip in question, that was published July 26, 1988 (click for strip with enlargeable image). According to Wikipedia, The Simpsons debuted December 17, 1989; so, if either copied the joke (and I can’t say it was original with FBOFW), it would be The Simpsons.

  6. LV1951

    LV1951 said, almost 2 years ago

    Not all comic strips have to be funny. Some are meant to be thought provoking.

  7. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s really no problem.
    You always take your dreams with you.

  8. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, almost 2 years ago

    Don’t worry Lawrence your bedroom is moving too; it just have different walls.

  9. pshapley

    pshapley said, almost 2 years ago

    I still think (and dream at times) of the house we moved out of when I was 10, back in 1968.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 2 years ago

    mabrndt: I went through a battle like that once. In the traditional “armed forces salute”, our community band omitted Semper Paradus. I lobbied for inclusion on grounds that if we ever have peace, the Coast Guard will still be going in harms way on a daily basis. They claimed the chorus opened with “This is the Army”. Finally we got an arrangement with copyright dates. Semper Paradus, 1938; This is the Army, 1940. Faced with that Irving Berlin plagiarized, it became included. (Actually, it is probably independent creation.)

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Being a comic strip is of no importance to the quality of a story. And saying it repeatedly doesn’t improve your meaning. And it is insulting so maybe mind your business. Insults are not wanted from those with no imagination.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:


    It was never my intention to have Connie and Lawrence move away. It just happened! Once Connie’s relationship with Ted soured and Uncle Phil met Georgia, Connie’s personal life was on hold. An opportunity for her to take a good job in another town seemed like a positive step, so the story took this turn. What the move did was give me another challenge to deal with and a new family to welcome. This helped to keep the story interesting.
    -——-
    That is the thing about writing characters, they seem to take on a life of their own.

  13. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Did this move happen in the original strip?

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 2 years ago

    This Connie seems like a responsible and loving mother. She hasn’t put Lawrence to work and extracted his pay, hid books from him, shut the light off when he’s doing his homework, starved him, or any of the other things some mothers do in the name of good mothering.

  15. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ron

    You can search Lynn’s archive using words in the final panel. Using dreams for the search word finds this; so, yes.

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