At this pace? Uh, not likely.
Today's Full Strip
Hah! Told ya he was wearing a tie! (Is it just me, or is that mustache getting creepier by the day? Looks like it's headed into "V for Vendetta" territory.)
It could be the cold medicine talking, or maybe it is some sick variation of the Stockholm Syndrome, but panel 3 Mary strikes a fetching presence.
I think this plot has broken the record already for Most Recaps, and it hasn't even really begun. We've recapped the exposition at least three times.And why is Toby so overwhelmingly concerned about Mary entering as a teammate in a simple, city cake decorating contest? Holy crap, what a lot of melodrama.
Are we looking at a quick "you knew it was in you all along" kind of story or recaps ad nauseum (accent on the nausea)?New Year's seems too good to be possible to finish this; Valentine's?
What will be the lesson in the cake-making story?We learned in the Dawn-Merry/Jim story that if you lose an arm you and people around you become angry and upset, but if you regenerate your lost arm you and everyone around you become happy again.So will this be a story about Mary's overconfidence (I know we'll win like the hare told the tortoise)?Will it be about John's lack of confidence and his realization that he is dependent on other people to succeed, that he can't do much of anything on his own?Will it be about Toby living vicariously through Mary?Will it be about There Is No "I" In Teamwork, except there is an M and a W which stands for Mary Worth and John just needs to obey?Or maybe a Charlie Sheen-like "winning" message for us all?
i guess john dill is just practising his autograph for the celebrity he becomes when he wins the cake contest
Can't you imagine the ratings bonanza of a cake design contest?
I wonder of the local station will also be televising the submarine races?
Mr Dill (if Mary can't call him John, how can we presume such a familiarity?) started writing the application wearing a cardigan but no tie, realized his fashion error, and put on the tie for today. Maybe now he can complete it. It's going to take another week for him to mail it - with a couple days of angst at the mailbox.
Toby's overreaction just reaffirms my belief that sister needs a job. She needs something to do. Stop leaching off your old (and I do mean OLD) man and support yourself, sister. My brain goes CRAY during summers when I have little to do so I know what I'm talking about...get a job, Toby!!!
How many effing pages does he have to fill out and sign to enter this cake contest? I think I signed fewer papers when I bought my house, for goodness' sake.
Cash and other prizes? Is this what's motivating Mary? The pacing of this plot is so slow, even John Dill is dozing off as he signs his name.Maybe being the Charterstone resident meddler/busybody is not as lucrative as it used to be, so Mary is hoping to ride John Dill's coattails to fame and fortune. Of course, since Santa Royale is such a backwater that it has only one TV station, it will be a modest fame and fortune.
I'm having a hard time figuring out how this plot could go haywire and take a sinister turn. Hmmmm . . . any ideas out there?
Do you all think Mary is feening for a Dill pickle right about now?Do you think John is mulling how Mary might handle his Dill dough?Inquiring minds want to know?
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