dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The official word on the timeline.......

As you know, there's been a lot of speculation as to when the new-runs are supposedly taking place. Some people think that we're seeing a distorted version of the 1980s while others think we're in a timeless void wherein the passage of time has no meaning. The thought that we're actually reading the adventures of a new group of Pattersons living in a retro-cool version of 2009 is one that few of us are willing to accept. Sadly, accept it we must for a while; Lynn's latest decree is that the new-runs are happening in the present day. This makes fools of all her gushing fans eager to see back into the Patterpast when they're actually reading what could be called Ultimate Foob. This also gives Lynn a nifty way to deflect criticism for the recent rash of re-reruns; when the strips we recently saw were reprinted last summer, we were meant to think that Elly was reminiscing about being a testy failure way back in 1980. She likely intends to explain their re-reoccurence as the misadventures of the Elly of Earth-2 for whom these things are happening for the first time. Since she can't really keep track of what she's doing, though, we can expect to see strips from after the start of the new-runs appearing soon all over again.

Tags: coffee talkers, lynn: failed creator, the reload

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