FoxTrot by Bill Amend

FoxTrot

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  1. Barry Carter

    Barry Carter said, almost 2 years ago

    We didn’t have “summer reading” when I was growing up. It looks like our school system is becoming more Draconian and evil every day… just like the rest of our government.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 2 years ago

    If it’s a dream … shouldn’t she be naked?

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    Summer reading by our schools is an idiotic idea.
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    The Library (back when librarians actually respected kids instead of trying to program them that good is evil and evil is good) used to have summer reading programs. Read a lot of books, and they were not they were not the PC settling pond material of today.

  4. Robina  Fox

    Robina Fox said, almost 2 years ago

    One way to tell if you’re dreaming – try to read something. For some reason it’s not possible to read more than a couple of words in a dream. I wonder if writers have the same trouble though?

  5. Night-Gaunt49

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

    @Robina Fox

    There was an animated Batman from the 1990’s about that. The Mad Hatter had put him into a dream state and his was an alternate where his parents are alive and someone else is Batman. When he tried to read the paper it was gibberish.

  6. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Night-Gaunt49 – I remember that episode very well, with the letters melting off the page.

    That’s funny: I can usually get at least a full sentence or two when I am read-dreaming or dream-reading, whatever you prefer to call it. I’ve gotten some of my best lines of dialogue or scene/character descriptors. Usually I am reading what I will have already written, although technically I have not written it yet. My subconscious is clueing me in on what I should/will write at that day’s session (I recognize my own handwriting) so immediate on waking, those words go right into the creativity journal that is always next to the bed. Three pens just in case I drop one. Glasses are last on the list, and I keep the journal clipped to an open page – really amusing to see how I have written without turning on the lights, words all per the page, although I have become much better at this with practice.

  7. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, almost 2 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Huh ?!? You lost me and a bunch of other folks, I and possibly they are not capable of such deep literary thought early on a Sunday morning ! ! !

  8. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, almost 2 years ago

    Summer reading hadn’t been invented when I was in school, and I’ve never understood how it works. You’re in a different grade, different class, maybe a different school, you have a different teacher — how can an assignment follow you? There’s no school during summer break, so you can’t be forced to do school work. Anyway, there’s plenty of time during the school year for kids to read all the books they need.

  9. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, almost 2 years ago

    I never had an academic summer reading program, but one summer when I was in high school I did do some reading for a teacher. She was a huge fan of Harlequin romances. I told her how I thought they were stupid and dull (we often chatted). She asked me if I had actually READ one; I said no. She dared me to read just a few over the summer, come back in the fall and tell her what I thought. My mother did side work for a consignment shop, and just happened to have a whole box of HRs, so I asked to borrow them before she brought them to the store. I read the first one, and it wasn’t too bad. Then I read the second; it was essentially the same thing. Third, fourth, fifth…ditto Come fall, the teacher asked if I did what she suggested. My answer: “Yes I did: they are STILL stupid and dull!” I really liked that teacher.

  10. pixilcat

    pixilcat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I always enjoyed a summer reading program because I enjoy to read. However, it was usually set up by the local library and was not mandatory.

  11. Cooncat

    Cooncat said, almost 2 years ago

    Our local public library sponsored a Summer Reading program, and you got a nifty certificate when completed, showing your accomplishments, which you could get brownie points with your teacher by presenting it to her in September.

  12. Katiekicks

    Katiekicks said, almost 2 years ago

    Required summer reading is the worst. For those who a confused by the concept:
    Whatever program you sign up for (regular or AP English), all the teachers who teach that program and your school, and sometimes even in the district, are required to require that book for summer reading. So your old teacher tells you before school gets out and there are various places online where you can find out what book to red as well. You buy it in June, read it in August, and usually the first week of school your class does something related to the book. But the books are always “literary” and next to impossible to read. And 80% of the time they’re about discrimination and racial segregation. It’s not fun.

  13. JenXChick

    JenXChick GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Robina Fox

    Oh, that’s not true at all. I’ve had dreams where I’ve read things, and in the dream, what I was reading made sense. It was only when I woke up and tried to recall what I was reading that I realized it wasn’t as coherent as it seemed at the time I was dreaming it. Not so much that it was gibberish, but that I had lost the thread of whatever it was about and couldn’t piece it back together. I’m a writer, though, and I tend to have creative dreams.

  14. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, almost 2 years ago

    @Barry Carter

    We did. In elementary school, not high school.

  15. Llywus42

    Llywus42 said, almost 2 years ago

    Being a rabid reader, even in grade school, I never needed a summer reading program. At 9 or 10 I was a regular at the libraries. By my late teens I belonged to two or three book-of-month clubs.

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