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commented on Luann
3 days ago
Sukie:I like your list of basic background! Thank you.Now, for the next task, if you choose to take it on…. should be:An easy to use list of the “regular” posters here and their basic personality traits. In this way, newbies can know what to anticipate from others.Please note…. I was saying the above with a big, broad, furry-faced grin on my face…. because I was joking because of course any such list could prove far too stressful and even incendiary. :)
commented on Sarah's Scribbles
3 days ago
Unfortunately, this one confuses me. Would anyone be willing to explain it?
4Today, we see Leslie up to his old tricks again with the probable scam. And, while I feel 99+% that this is indeed, Leslie working a scam…. it is rather interesting to contemplate Greg perhaps having Leslie actually reform:It could be a rather shocking turn of events by Greg, and would be a very creative way to bring in a potentially politically sensitive sort of story arc by having Leslie presumed by most of the other characters (and by most of us commenters to boot) to be doing something wrong. Greg could use it as an allegory of sorts about this issues of “stereotypes” and “profiling” that have been so in the news the last few years.In another vein, Leslie’s past makes us presume he will now be and will likely always be a villain. But, in the greater scheme of things, our society always wants and hopes for people who have had “problems” to be able to reform themselves. But, the baggage of their past often makes even very sincere attempts to reform much harder than similar actions by folks who do not have a negative past. This too, could be a very interesting and unique sort of spin on the Leslie story if Greg were to choose to go that route.
commented on Luann
4 days ago
Caldonia…. I don’t really think that Jonah should shrug and give up his kid or that he should be killed off. But, I believe one of those two things are likely to happen…. at least it feels like that is the direction Greg is steering the story.
I actually think it is quite interesting to see a dynamic like we currently have, with Jonah being perceived by most as a “loser” Dad, and yet Toni (the “surrogate” Mom) is also less than enthused much of the time with having to take care of Shannon.Still more interesting is how of all the folks associated with Shannon, it is Brad who seems to enjoy her the most. It has been a very interesting way to see a more caring and compassionate Brad.
commented on Frazz
4 days ago
Yes, sometimes Caulfield can be TOO much. He is at times, what I would call “mean spirited” to several of his teachers. So, I could see him saying what you suggest to the neighbor.But, fortunately, MOST of the time, Caulfield is relatively “ok”…. only occasionally is he mean spirited.
Bigpuma…. normally I agree with a lot of things you say (even though I may not feel them to the same harshness level you seem to have), but today, I think your postulate seems a bit off in the following way:You seem think that the grumpy neighbor had to “engage” Caulfield in discussion for Caulfield to get this information…. and for this you calle Jef a “j*ck*ss”.I see today’s comic much differently…. namely…. most folks who are bordering on “obsession” about any topic (be it lawn care, running, swimming, comics, etc) often will talk and complain quite vocally for anyone within earshot to hear them and their complaint. I can easily envision the neighbor fellow who is rather intense about his lawn griping about mowing, griping about general upkeep, and just in general fussing about the lawn, because it is “his thing” that he is interested in and is close to obsessing about. With that idea in mind, I think it is actually funny, Caulfield’s observation that the fellow’s complaint about cutting the lawn is contradicted by his constantly watering it to make it grow. Honestly, I do think many of your comments have merit (but again, I tend to feel them much less strongly than you do)…. but your comment does seem a bit off today to me.
Locake…. I agree that in most of the comics I recall involving Shannon with either Toni, Brad, or both…. it was usually Brad who seemed to genuinely have the most fun with Shannon and seemed to take more joy in interacting with her. That said…. I still think Toni loves Shannon a lot, and I think in the long run, IF Toni and Brad end up adopting Shannon, she (Toni) would be an excellent Mom to Shannon and Brad would be an excellent Dad. I still contemplate if Greg will have an adoption occur, however. I am leaning towards “yes” but I believe that to do so, there would have to be some sort of very clean break and an “end point” in the character of Jonah. I do not think that Greg would have Brad and Toni become the adoptive parents of Shannon if Jonah was still in the picture (even if he remains a flake). But in the same vein, I have a hard time thinking Greg would “kill off” Jonah…. I think it would be too traumatic for Shannon. I also am not sure if Greg sending Jonah on an extended (multi-year) tour of some sort would even work for Shannon to be adopted.
Activist…. the idea of this “Follies arc” being a distraction for some major, huge story shift is an interesting one!
commented on Dr. Whiskers
4 days ago
Yep, I guess this has ended. I will give it another week just to be sure… and then remove it from my list. Sad…. I really liked the character of Dr. Whiskers and I liked the dog as well. It was developing into a very entertaining comic and I looked forward to reading each day. The “Hitler Brain” character…. well, if there is a chance to restart the comic…. I would suggest that Ed consider reducing/eliminating that character. Dr. Whiskers and the dog are by far the strongest characters!
commented on Bushscrubs
4 days ago
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