dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Living on Evans time.

It seems that if we want to understand what is going on in the Evansverse, we have to deal with the way time passes for Luann and her fellows. Instead of the characters’ ages being fixed in place like in Marmaduke, Beetle Bailey or Garfield or aging in real time like as in For Better or For Worse or Doonesbury, Luann and her family age at a slower pace than real time. Given that she started out as a short, pudgy minor niner twenty-five years ago and is now a reasonably attractive junior, I should think that she and the others age exactly one month strip time per year real time. One must also contend with the fact that the artwork and general tone of the strip have shifted; we started the proceedings watching a goofy cartoon kid in the midst of blundering her way through high school. We still see that, of course, but we’ve also gotten a look at more topical storylines; the problem with that is that it tends to make the old standby of Luann zoning out in the classroom less funny. Beforehand, it was something of a “Boy, have I ever been there” sort of thing; nowadays, it looks as if she has an undiagnosed learning disorder her parents, friends and teachers are too dim to pick up on.

Tags: i can't believe it's not tiffany.

  • Meet The Proxies.

    The irritating thing about having to remember the mess the Pattersons kept making of their love lives until they settled down with the safe person…

  • Meet The Rivals, Part One.

    Of course, Elly isn't the only person who finds Mira to be an existential threat because she's a reminder that there isn't much to Elly but talk and…

  • Turning the tap-dance into her crusade.

    The irritating thing about the Martha situation is that Elly handles it in much the same way as she handles her one-sided rivalry with Mira Sobinski.…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.