dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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On the missing week of material....

As aprilp_katje and others have long known, there is a six-day long gap in the weeklies that no one anywhere can account for. I'd originally thought that somehow or other, those dailies had vanished into hyperspace somewhere between Lynn Lake and Kansas City but it could just as easily be the case that she plain forgot how many strips she'd sent the Syndicate to cover her vacation. In any event, Lynn had somehow wound up in a bit of a fix when it became too obvious that she'd have to deal with the absent material somehow or another. What I'd thought would happen is that she'd insert some of the strips she'd skipped over last winter and use them as the dailies for 31 January to 5 February 2011; first grader Mike didn't look that different from second grade him and, well, the Elly of the Early Years hadn't changed much either; we'd thus have a return to the days before she'd gone to straight reprints when she danced around the calendar like she was all of the Jackson Five. When that didn't happen, I'd then assumed that she was simply going to ignore the gap and end up like the person who does PreTeena; granted, it wouldn't be as bad as having Givesthanking strips showing up in early February but there'd be a time differential that people might notice. What I didn't expect was what's happening now: Lynn's insertion of six new strips in the second week of February 2011. It's going to be fairly awkward spending this cool, windy week watching a bland sequence of gag-a-day strips about "Mike gets bored being Lizzie's primary caregiver = Poor, put-upon Elly" but, well, it beats seeing strips from 1980 even if the Lynnsights are about how old and crippled up Lynn is.
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