dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Not so timeless after all....

One of Lynn's promises about the new-run format was that she was going to try to make the strip timeless. What that meant was that we would be left with the impression that the strip would take place whenever we wanted it to. This, of course, was a promise that she should not of made because there was no way she could deliver. She might be able to hide typewriters and get rid of John's poofy sideburns but she can't get rid of the Pattersons' attitudes and beliefs. John and Elly still look like the people they were in 1979 despite her efforts to make them timeless; John is still a chauvinistic nitwit who's too smug and stupid to question the gender roles he grew up with and Elly's the passive-aggressive jerk who's too afraid of losing the jerk to put up more than token resistance. The new version of CT also presumes that it's thirty years ago because of its emphasis on filling in all that free time the 'smalls' have; if Lynn would do the research, she'd know that the 'smalls' have far too much to do.

Tags: lynn: failed creator, the reload

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