dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Everything is real.....especially the lies.

One of the most annoying parts of this arc is having to read notes which explain that everything happened exactly as depicted in the strip. Given how implausible most of what we saw is in terms of what we and anyone else who bothers checking the facts know is that it could well be that Lynn simply decided to speculate as to what would happen if the Pattersons decided to send Michael to Vancouver for some reason. If so, there would be no real penalty incurred if she simply admitted "Well, Gang, this never actually happened to me but it seems to me that if it did happen, it would play out like this." After all, you can't see comment after comment about having cameras in houses without expecting that her fans think that she's some sort of genius.

That being said, we have to remember that Lynn sometimes loses sight of what people might object to. Take, as an example, her refusal to scare, anger, alarm and confuse her American readers by pointing out that Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October. She genuinely seems to believe that pointing that out will lead to some nebulous over-reaction. What this tells me is that the same Lynn who thinks that if Americans learn that Turkey Day is on their Columbus Day, they'll drop an H-Bomb or two to make us celebrate on the right day thinks that if her fans find out that she doesn't always take everything from real life, she'll be the victim of a lynch mob.
Tags: lynn versus the real world

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