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January 5th, 2007
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Question For The Crowd
I mean, I like Liz. Don't get me wrong, she's perfectly nice - she's moderately pretty and has a good heart. But aside from being one of the central protagonists of For Better Or For Worse, is there a reason every guy she meets must possess her?

I mean, she doesn't even have her dad's whacky sense of humor, and she's kind of... bland. Is Liz secretly a supermodel, and the art doesn't actually get across just how drop-dead fucking gorgeous she is? Because she's got so many men chasing after her at this point that she's like the Pied Piper Of Foobville.

(56 shouts of denial | Tell me I'm full of it)

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From:e_scapism101
Date:January 5th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
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It's not just you. Really. I don't get it, either.

Not that Anthony and his giant pornstache is such a prize. *shudder*
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From:ls56
Date:January 5th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
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GAH!! The eyes blinked!!

That's creepy!
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From:fortuna_juvat
Date:January 5th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
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So fucking glad someone else mentioned it. I've been sleep deprived lately.
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From:redstapler
Date:January 5th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Well, if Elly is just a Lynn-sue (shh, thessalian), then Liz is like a meta-sue.

Lynn got to have her family-not-the-career through Elly, and now she's getting to live more fantasies through Liz.

Anthony's pornstache and all.

Yeesh.

(I'd have stayed with Paul, myself. In Mitigwaki.)
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From:myshanter
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Paul seems to me to be a control freak, slightly hidden. I'd have ditched the lot.
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From:blergeatkitty
Date:January 5th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
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There's one thing in this world currently that actually makes me yell at the computer screen. No, it's not Iraq or Darfur or even Tom Cruise. It's goddamn FOOB and the goddamn Liz debacle. There's no actual human being I want to punch in the face as much as I want to punch Granthony. Except maybe Lynn Johnston. (Especially since consensus seems to be that going a day early to Mtigwaki is leading right to Liz discovering Paul cheating on her, which makes no sense for the character as we've known him up until now.)
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From:ailsaek
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Seconded. *grumble* *growl* *hiss*
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From:yendi
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
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It's a little-known fact that Liz, like Anita Blake, possesses the ardeur.
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From:lots42
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
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My teacher taught me to try and figure out unfamilar words by the context. Since I am familar with Anita and Liz, I must conclude that 'ardeur' is a brain eaten through by radiation.
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From:lots42
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Liz recently -did- get some kinda of freaky face-lift/makeover turning her into a supermodel cliche. It's actually quite frightening, she looks like an evil Barbie Doll.

And while I hate all the FOOB characters with the fire of a thousand suns, Previous Liz was much prettier. (Then again, Mike is prettier then Evil Doll Liz)
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From:sacramentalist
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
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Everyone wants the girl next door.
Maybe she's one of those women you were talking about last week. The sort you want, but not for the typical reasons, but that je ne sais qua.
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From:lessthanthree
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
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That's my take on it, too. Yeah every guy wants the supermodel on TV, but in real life, it's the down-to-earth, just plain plain girls that there always seem to be guys fighting over.

Also, it's probably Lynn promoting the idea that all men want a woman they can settle down and call wife, rather than a glamorous jet-setter.
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From:shawnj
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Comedy "Writer has a rape fetish" option.
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From:mazlynn
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Well, since Paul fell madly in love with her (or at least decided he had to meet this girl) after only seeing a picture of her, I think we have to assume she's either a supermodel with poor art, or has made a deal with a deamon such that every non-related male who lays eyes on her will be instantly attracted to her. Unfortunately for her it backfired when she was assaulted by a co-worker, but it's too late to back out on the deal now.

I think that the 'catching Paul consorting with the new teacher' speculation is dead on too - it will follow the ongoing theme of "every female who is not a direct member of the family must be evil" that this strip seems to embrace.
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From:kmg_365
Date:January 5th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
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or has made a deal with a deamon such that every non-related male who lays eyes on her will be instantly attracted to her.

Holy crap, that's it!! Liz is a succubus!!!!!

All the men need to do is sing her song backwards and send he demon ass back to hell.
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From:starline
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm just glad its not Granthony.
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From:kmg_365
Date:January 5th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
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Just wait a month or so, and it will be.
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From:homunculus
Date:January 5th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
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i don't even get fbofw. sometimes it's funny, maybe i just don't follow it. eh.
From:lilactime
Date:January 5th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I just sat here reading all these comments, boggled at the fact that this many people (who are not my mother) actually read, and like, For Better or For Worse.
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From:preitas
Date:January 5th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Bleh. Honestly I'm sick of her for now. I love when they focus just on the parents & it's actually funny. But I guess I must be old fashion exepcting that my comics should be funny
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From:kmg_365
Date:January 5th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Seriously, I was wondering the same thing. I mean, an old flame appears at her parent's house offering to fly her back to Micky-tiki-tonk-tonk? What the hell? My off-the-cuff response was "man, Liz must be fucking awesome in bed."

As for the story itself, my wife thinks that she'll drop in on current flame making out with a resident of Mikki-tikki-tavi and she'll end up in that douche Anthony's arms. I'm hoping they don't go down that road.

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From:kmg_365
Date:January 5th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and you must have been reading my mind, Ferrett. When I read the line "so for better or for worse the strip has temporarily changed from its format" in your post about Websnark and HotS, I was going to ask what you thought of the latest Liz development. I didn't want to potentially hi-jack that thread, so I kept my trap shut.

Here it is, a day later, and you're talking abou the Liz storyline.

Get out of my head!!!!! ;-)
From:bonerici
Date:January 5th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
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why do you people even read that strip. it's awful. sure it may have been good ten years ago, but just move on dog.
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From:old_hedwig
Date:January 5th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
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The day-early trip back seems like such an obvious set-up to catch Paul (who has always seemed very decent and very devoted to Liz) cheating that I'm hoping its not true.
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From:amazon_42
Date:January 5th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
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I thought about this and it's too much of a rerun of the Eric thing.
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From:amazon_42
Date:January 5th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
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IMPO Liz is the Emergency Backup Plot. If she ever meets a guy who isn't a turdbucket, Johnston won't have that to fall back on while grandpa is recovering from a stroke, Mike and Deanna are finding a new home, and April spaces her teenage crises just so. I'm just glad we got over Elly and her supposed weight problem years ago.
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From:dalisair
Date:January 5th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
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what bothers me FAR more is the fact that the guys eyes BLINK in the last panel. refresh it. SCARY
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From:yndy
Date:January 5th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
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erm... I'd hazard a guess that it has something to do with the fact that Liz is a comic reflection of the author's own daughter - and we all think that every man will find our princess irresistable.

But that's just my 2 cents.

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From:jenk
Date:January 7th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)

huh?

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Anthony - Old high school guy who dumped her, now notices Liz lacks his wife's negatives. (Or at least doesn't show them to Anthony)

Paul - Guy living in the sparsely-inhabited back of beyond. Skinny single white chick under 40? Pileon!

Warren - Ditto.

Yeah, 3 is sooo many. :)
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