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  1. magoctopus commented on For Better or For Worse 5 months ago

    I think she’s just startled that it’s coming together so quickly. Of course she’s pleased – Connie is her best friend! But Connie’s agreed to buy a house and hasn’t even looked upstairs, let alone at the foundation or wiring or what have you. It’s a bit sudden. But I think mostly it’s that she’s startled – you come to accept your friend no longer lives here and then they are coming back and it just takes a bit to sink in. All their lives are going to be better. She knows that and is delighted, but it’s still startling. That’s my read – that her response is complex, as an adult’s would be. Pleased, but worried and hoping Connie isn’t buying a house that’s going to be a problem. And also still sad Mrs. Baird is really leaving.

  2. magoctopus commented on For Better or For Worse 8 months ago

    You’re sad? About this strip making money? Might want to have that dealt with.

  3. magoctopus commented on For Better or For Worse 10 months ago

    Oh heck yes.

  4. magoctopus commented on For Better or For Worse 11 months ago

    Also, he clearly wasn’t looking at the art. The first two-panel joke is that Michael was trying to sneak a soda out of the fridge. Heard and challenged, he swapped it for a beverage that wasn’t off-limits for the time of day.

  5. magoctopus commented on For Better or For Worse 11 months ago

    Not sure what point you’re trying to make, other than trying to disparage LJ. Who was lauded for her observance of real life and was pretty much the first person to depict real family life from a primarily female perspective in the comic pages.

  6. magoctopus commented on Doonesbury 11 months ago

    I love how he played with the images in these older strips. And the bunny is awfully sweet.

  7. magoctopus commented on Doonesbury 11 months ago

    I love how he played with the images in these older strips. And the bunny is awfully sweet.

  8. magoctopus commented on Doonesbury 12 months ago

    This is a strip that benefits from a knowledge of history. Reagan slashed the budget of the Department of Housing and Urban Development down to almost nothing, as well as slashing budgets or eliminating many other programs designed to assist the poor. He did the same thing with programs assisting the mentally ill, which in many cases resulted in deinstitutionalization, and all of this led to an explosion of homelessness. Yes, of course, a certain amount of homelessness had always existed, but when you read the base numbers for the 1980s, they are pretty sobering – these were numbers unseen since the Depression. This was why Rick was doing a story on the homeless population – they had burgeoned in a way that was startling and demanded attention, but because the most wealthy and powerful were benefiting from the new tax codes that were pushing some people into the streets, it was easier for most to just shrug and say, “Yeah, too bad about that. You should work harder and don’t do drugs, k?”

  9. magoctopus commented on For Better or For Worse about 1 year ago

    SHUDDER

  10. magoctopus commented on For Better or For Worse about 1 year ago

    By all means, let’s be sure that every depiction of a woman adhere to a current Western heteronormative beauty ideal – if women who look more like the women one sees in the world are presented as heroines of their own lives, who knows WHAT might ensue?