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My throat hurts, and I'm coughing bad enough to bring up spit sometimes.

I have a cold, and it's the beginning of May.

What the hell, immune system?!?
ladyiapetus: (Harpo: OMGWTFBBQ?!?)
My throat hurts, and I'm coughing bad enough to bring up spit sometimes.

I have a cold, and it's the beginning of May.

What the hell, immune system?!?
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For the past couple weeks or so, the current storyline in the For Better Or Worse comic strip has been Elizabeth dealing with a male co-worker who is...let's just say he's lower than sleaze. So far he's followed her to her house and was caught sneaking arouhd her house in the wee hours of the morning. In yesterday and today's strips Elizabeth was left alone with him, and he tried to force himself on her - with an unknown (for now) someone coming to her rescue in the last panel. All the guy did was grab Elizabeth to keep her from running away; he didn't force her down to the floor, and everyone's clothing remained on before the mysterious benefactor got the guy in a chokehold.

Someone over at [livejournal.com profile] wtf_inc gets all "WTF?!?" over it, because the strip isn't "funny".

Give. Me. A. Break. So it wasn't a laugh the way Garfield, Foxtrot or Get Fuzzy usually are! That's part of the appeal of For Better Or Worse, IMHO - the characters change and evolve. They actually grow up; oldest son Michael is married with two children of his own, unlike the children of Family Circle or FoxTrot who stay their respective ages forever. And they deal with real-life situations. A lot of FBoW fans remember back several years ago when April was a toddler and fell into a river, and the family dog Farley gave his life saving her from drowning. No one was laughing then.

The title of the strip is For Better or Worse - meaning you take the bad with the good, just like real life. And real life doesn't always have a punchline.

I'm taking bets as to how long it takes that link to make it over to fandom_wank.
ladyiapetus: (Default)
For the past couple weeks or so, the current storyline in the For Better Or Worse comic strip has been Elizabeth dealing with a male co-worker who is...let's just say he's lower than sleaze. So far he's followed her to her house and was caught sneaking arouhd her house in the wee hours of the morning. In yesterday and today's strips Elizabeth was left alone with him, and he tried to force himself on her - with an unknown (for now) someone coming to her rescue in the last panel. All the guy did was grab Elizabeth to keep her from running away; he didn't force her down to the floor, and everyone's clothing remained on before the mysterious benefactor got the guy in a chokehold.

Someone over at [livejournal.com profile] wtf_inc gets all "WTF?!?" over it, because the strip isn't "funny".

Give. Me. A. Break. So it wasn't a laugh the way Garfield, Foxtrot or Get Fuzzy usually are! That's part of the appeal of For Better Or Worse, IMHO - the characters change and evolve. They actually grow up; oldest son Michael is married with two children of his own, unlike the children of Family Circle or FoxTrot who stay their respective ages forever. And they deal with real-life situations. A lot of FBoW fans remember back several years ago when April was a toddler and fell into a river, and the family dog Farley gave his life saving her from drowning. No one was laughing then.

The title of the strip is For Better or Worse - meaning you take the bad with the good, just like real life. And real life doesn't always have a punchline.

I'm taking bets as to how long it takes that link to make it over to fandom_wank.

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