I have heard a lot of you have given up hope on this story. Have you noticed how I am now using bigger pictures? You're welcome.
Today's Full Strip
Toby's expressions in today's strip are priceless! Such resignation when she says, "Ah yes, the silver lining. Every cloud has one."Has Toby finally realized that she settled for a pompous, older, insufferable professor - and she's desperately trying to spin her life with a silver lining? I suspect that one of Ask Wendy's letters was signed by TC at Charterstone.
And Wanders, thanks for the larger panels. More color! More green stuff in the background!
I came back from vacation filled with so much optimism and hope (yes, I wrote to Ask Wendy about it), only to find a Mary Worth story that's stuck on the repeat cycle, whether it's in Santa Royale or (all over) Italy. I feel tuffenuf's pain - this storyline has taken all the fun out of commenting. For those who have mentioned the glacial pacing, I quote to you from The Creator:My predecessor sometimes wrote stories that lasted 18 months apiece. But that's too long in today's world. The pacing was too glacial. I try for three stories per year. They vary in length somewhat, but that's the number I work towards. There are times I wish I could continue with a story. As a writer you tend to fall in love with your characters. But I generally aim for three stories per year.http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/perspectives/next-page-a-mary-qa-with-karen-moy-474750/#ixzz20DcHWl53
If the letters to "Ask Wendy" reflect the despair and hopelessness of the community, perhaps Dawn is simply the product of her environment. Maybe Wilbur's instincts were correct in removing his daughter from the hellhole that is Santa Royale.Speaking of which, I prefer droopy Dawn in Italy to droopy Mary in California. Let's have the cruise, Moy! I'm eager to see Giella's take on ship accommodations.
Mary, if you don't stop trying to cheer me up, I may fling myself off a ledge. Seriously, this woman's attempts at being uplifting are the most depressing thing I've ever seen.
"Something good can come from everything that happens...." Mary is channeling Professor Pangloss, apparently. Note to Karen Moy: "Candide" is a satire.What's the temperature in Santa Royale? Toby is wearing a tank top while Mary is bundled up (in joyless black and purple yet - yeesh).Wanders, thanks for the larger panel. I can hardly wait to see Wilbur's comb-over!
OK, so Moy aims for three stories per year, or an average of four months per story. The Nola Wolvenson story lasted approximately 2.75 months. The Gina/Bobby wedding arc ran for about 3/4 of a months The total for those two stories is only three and a half months. This leaves us a potential of more than eight months for the current Dawn and Wilbur Weston story to play out. As of today, we are not quite two months in, so that gives us the possibility of over six more months of Wilbur trying to cheer up Dawn in Italy. Even with the occasional journey into the subplot of Mary as "Wendy", that would be too brutal for me to handle!
Are the Charterstone landscapers on strike? That's quite a jungle that's growing - looks more like the forests of the Deep South than California.
Bring me a pregnant Dawn and I'll reconsider my despair.But thanks for the larger pictures. Love the fine lawn details!
Yeah, well there is no silver lining to the cloud that is this story.
I found that you do not need to type in the numbers to prove you're not a bot, just the letters.
Mary is holding a grasshopper in her cupped hands. If Toby can snatch it away from her, she'll inherit the Ask Wendy column.
I'll make a pact with you Wanders - if you don't give up hope and don't give up on yourself then I won't give up hope or give up on myself. Thank's for helping me see, literally, the bigger picture.
Mary's one shoulder is bugging me. It's way bigger than the other one and looks painful. Quite frankly, Mary looks pretty miserable all over. I don't think this "Ask Wendy" gig is going too well for her.
KitKat stole my keenly observant comment. I guess it must be An Age Thing: Mary is elderly, thus she has to bundle up whilst Toby can cavort about in a sleeveless number with a plunging neckline.That sort of outfit got her the attentions of the professor. And look what it did for her intellect! She perceptively offered a very appropriate cliche in panel two. ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...oops. Sorry.
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