Wednesday, June 28, 2006

For LIZ

OK, I couldn't keep up with "For Better or For Worse" while in Japan, and I come back to find my favorite character's storyline completely messed up.

Liz is leaving Mtigiwhatever! She's getting a native name! Mr. Right is coming with her, unless he's not! His ex-girlfriend is taking Liz's job, unless she's not!

And creepiest of all, the strips on FBOFW.com, not unlike those portraits in horror movies with real eyes following you around the room, are now partly animated. Who thought this was a good idea? (Can't see it? Watch Jesse's eye in the last panel. Hey, at least it's not quite as bad as Elly pulling her glasses out of her butt.)

My head hurts. And if this all turns into a ploy to throw Liz into skeezy Anthony's soon-to-be-divorced arms, you will hear me ralphing from here.

Also, not to mock the native naming tradition, but was anyone else immediately struck with thoughts of the "Brady Bunch" episode where the family all get names like "Middle Buffalo" and "Yellow Flower with Many Petals"? Just me, then?

10 comments:

Kay said...

I didn't notice the animation....

BUT! Did you notice how Paul has her in pretty much a headlock in the June 26th strip? And she looks all blissed out while he's doing it, which is a little creepy. I agree, if she gets back with Anthony, it's over. Lynn Johnston, do you hear me? It's over!!

whew. sorry.

Kel said...

Wait, that's Mr. Right's ex-girlfriend? How did I miss that?

Anonymous said...

here is my prediction (and i was waiting for you to blog about it so i could ask you your opinion):

mr. right decides that liz making him move to the city isn't in his best interest, and he also realizes that he's not over replacement teacher (whatever her name is, i don't remember). they get back together, right dumps liz, who, of course, is heartbroken. she moves back to the city, something else happens to make her get rescued by big strong anthony again, she finds out he's divorced, and they end up making goo goo eyes at each other until the wedding. mike and deanna move into the patterson house after their parents decide to downsize, and anthony and liz (newly pregnant, of course) move into mike's old place at lovey's shack.

and we all gag and move on.

also, the animation creeps me the hell out too.

- trish

Toby said...

As today's strip about the naming ceremony loaded up, I wondered why there were three members of the KKK in the background....

Worse than watching Ellie pull her glasses out of her butt is watching her shove them back in!

thewritegirl said...

I thought I was the only one who looks to FBoW for my daily drama.

I really hope she doesn't end up with skeevy divorced guy.

SeaBoy said...

I am usually very forgiving of incredibly gagging story lines, but if Liz ends up with Anthony, well, I don't know what I'll do, but it won't be pretty!

PJ in Penticton said...

Hey, how come the (partly animated creepy) strips on FBOFW.com are in black and white, but the daily FBOFW strip at Yahoo News is in colour? I never did understand that.

pj in nh (new hampshire) said...

I'm afraid Liz will be going back to Anthony, but I sure hope she doesn't. Of course, could we hope that helicopter guy makes a return appearance and kicks Anthony's butt? (Too good to be true.)

Re: color strips. Yes, you'd think that on FBOFW's website itself they would also be in color.

Linda said...

Gael, I swear to God, when I first saw the animated strip (consisting of one frame with one person's eyes blinking), I honest to God wondered if I was losing my mind. It was very disconcerting.

Sarah said...

I love the story of the whole family. I'm starting to even like John. It's crazy that Warren knocked at the door today. He's one of Liz's ex right? the helicopter guy? I don't think she'll end up with Anthony. She doesnt seem interested. He needs to move on.