For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for April 05, 2024

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 3 months ago

    Classic moment coming!

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    Lucy Rudy  3 months ago

    She is too young to be unsupervised outside.

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    snsurone76  3 months ago

    Why isn’t that gate padlocked?

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh dear…I remember this. I’m going to skip the next couple of days.

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    RDT64 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh no, I also remember this…

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    MichaelAxelFleming  3 months ago

    SPOILER ALERT: April showers bring May flowers. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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    Daniel Verburg  3 months ago

    How will this end ?

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    azrael2000  3 months ago

    Oh, no…

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    French Persons Premium Member 3 months ago

    Just stay away from that van down by the river..

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    Pet  3 months ago

    Skipping for a few days, see you next week!

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    dag8686 Premium Member 3 months ago

    I do not like the looks of this…

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    kjnrun  3 months ago

    I do not like where this is headed.

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    KageKat  3 months ago

    The irony of her statement is not lost on me!

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    Prescott_Philosopher   3 months ago

    Like others I remember where this is headed. And I am also going to stop reading for a while.

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    birkemeyerjulie  3 months ago

    I don’t think I will read this for a few days…

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    kaycstamper  3 months ago

    Oh oh! Where is her mom?

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    beaker1962  3 months ago

    I remember this.

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    WestNYC Premium Member 3 months ago

    I recall that one of the grandmothers told Ellie what to do at the crucial moment. . .

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    billbeauw1971  3 months ago

    chocking up already

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    dwdl21  3 months ago

    Oh no, I was wondering when we’d get to this arc, time to stop reading for a bit. :( :( :(

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    slbolfing  3 months ago

    Bittersweet moment in the next few days.

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    ladykat  3 months ago

    I never liked this arc.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 3 months ago

    The tension builds…………………..Oh how, oh how will this story end. Will it end in sunshine and rainbows? Will it end in romance? Will it end in tragedy? Stay tuned for the next exciting adventure.

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    Foob  3 months ago

    With all the people claiming to stop reading this comic for a while, why aren’t the number of comments going down?

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    felinefan55 Premium Member 3 months ago

    So are all of the people from yesterday who made a big deal about there being a river in the backyard going to say “Oops, My bad”.

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    peterjr1961  3 months ago

    Remember this but will keep reading, I’ve watch Old Yeller several times all the way through even though I knew how it ended.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  3 months ago

    And April Patterson prepares to set sail on the SS Titanic

    I think other strips showed her doing that escape artist bit with the gate befoire….

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  3 months ago

    One thing I’m guessing at is that April left the gate OPEN….because if she hadn’t, how could Edgar get back to the house and sound the alarm?

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    sperry532  3 months ago

    Oh, dear. I remember this arc from when it first ran. I think I’ll skip next week.

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    Georgia Reader  3 months ago

    Am I the only one wondering why she was able to escape the house SOLO and no one has thought to look for her yet? Classic… FBFW… smh

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    oakie817  3 months ago

    cue the dark ambient music with discordant overtones which, although broadly tonal, is inflected with chromatic and polytonal passages representing the archetypal example of a florid, melodramatic style without being interpreted as an overly heavy-handed metaphor within the context of the thematic material a bit on the frenetic and frantic side with interesting rhythmic devices which seem to counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor utilizing a novel imaging technique known as positron emission tomography and the spontaneous nondenominational conceptions by expansively recontextualizing liminal narratives of colonic hydrotherapy

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    g04922  3 months ago

    The dogs save April… coming up next.

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    Watchdog  3 months ago

    Oh oh

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    Billconner Premium Member 3 months ago

    yeah, classic, but very very sad………

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    [Unnamed Reader - bddb15]  3 months ago

    Oh no! I know what’s coming!

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    rsb56  3 months ago

    Not sure my heart can take this a second time.

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    jr1234  3 months ago

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    Uh-oh! I think this is when we lose Farley!”

    “When this arc first ran, I think it was about here that I started to get a sense that it might not end well.”

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    howtheduck  3 months ago

    The Patterson back yard is a strange place. There is a wooden fence between the back yards of Elly and Connie and Annie. However, straight in the back is a chain link fence, which we see today that separates the yard from the ravine and the river. The chain link means the Pattersons will have a nice river view and it will be obvious to them every time they are in the back yard.

    There are gates on all these places with similar latches. April used the stick to get into Connie’s yard for the story where Sera and Farley got together and made Edgar. This is the first time we have seen April use the stick to go through the chain link fence, but she claims to have done it often. Elly learned about her ability to do this almost a year ago and does nothing to prevent it. However, the important part is that because the fence is chain link, all they have to do to spot April back there is to look out through the back window of the house.

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    pheets  3 months ago

    Painfully predictable…

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    ChazNCenTex  3 months ago

    Do I hear ‘suspense’ music in the background?

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    Allan CB Premium Member 3 months ago

    Hands everyone a box of tissues

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    John Jorgensen  3 months ago

    I think I’ve always had a subconscious dislike of April since this ran the first time. Now that I’m hopefully more mature than I was then, I try to self-police a bit and remind myself that she’s a little kid who should not have been left unsupervised like this. But her monologue here is not remotely endearing. I find kids who are that impressed with themselves to be brats, always have and always will.

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    Asharah  3 months ago

    Okay, lets be real. It’s unrealistic to expect parents to watch their kids 24 hours a day. April is supposed to ask permission to go out. She got around that by asking her reflection in the mirror. And yes, they should have padlocked the gate after they realized she could open it. And April has been to the river before, apparently accompanied by parents or siblings, but now she is thinking “I’m a big girl now, I can go by myself.” And the river is unusually dangerous at the moment due to heavy rains and melting snow, it’s not always like this.

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    Silence Dogood Premium Member 3 months ago

    Oh, spare me the “Ophelia” moment…

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    sjsczurek  3 months ago

    Nobody’s watching April!

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    eced52  3 months ago

    But what about you. Who is going to keep you safe?

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    freewaydog  3 months ago

    Ok, ok, I will tell you what really happens, April runs into a scary clown & beats him up & then the clown cries,….

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    cracker65  3 months ago

    The value of a dog that bonds with a child is priceless. I remember when my youngest daughter was 3. She would run through the field with our dog. He would stay with her until she came back home.

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    pmmarion Premium Member 3 months ago

    I hope this isn’t leading up too what I’m thinking of!

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    bdbwbabe  3 months ago

    Thought we had a few more months to go ….. crying already. I bet Lynn is also.

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    FrankSF Premium Member 3 months ago

    So maybe this is an alternate universe where Farley doesn’t have to die.

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    NewBurgundy  3 months ago

    see you guys in a while. I can’t go through this again.

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    BlitzMcD  3 months ago

    Major bonus points for invoking Bobby Curtola. I have about a dozen of his albums. One of the good guys.

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    Carlos Berbereia Premium Member 3 months ago

    Reliving that dreadful moment.

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    Old Tarf Premium Member 3 months ago

    I remember what happened. I don’t want to read it again.

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    hildigunnurr Premium Member 3 months ago

    Cue IT (no not a spoiler)

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    HodgeElmwood  3 months ago

    Ah. Now we know whose fault it is.

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    Michael McKown Premium Member 3 months ago

    Uh-oh. I remember how this turns out…. :-(

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    Arthur Anderson Premium Member 3 months ago

    I remember this plot. Sad moments ahead.

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  63. Cathy aack Premium Member 3 months ago

    Why isn’t anyone watching that kid?

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