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Filed under Son of Stuck Funky
I could probably repost my vomit picture, and it would fit perfectly.
BC, the vomit picture wouldn’t be out of place in any Les-centered strip.
Since this stupid time pool arc is now nothing more than another venue to shill Batiuk’s cancer book, I’ll help do all the work for him.
Kind of interesting how much more of Les there is on that cover. Lisa’s barely there.
beckoning – I would be happy to see the ‘Les/bee vomit’ picture every day!
As nypact said on CK yesterday–“barf!”
If this arc ends with young Les hanging himself from the rafters of the gym, it’ll have been more than worth it.
Tom Batiuk has taken Narm to a whole new level.
He allegedly wants us to feel bad for Teen Les… who apparently will do all he can to hide Teen Lisa from her impending (and preventable) execution at the hands of Tom Batiuk. But all I can think of doing is this:
Just saw today’s strip. Fuck you Batiuk. Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you. You are without a doubt a whiney bitch asshole.
HE OVERTURNED THE ALTAR!
DESTROY THE UNBELIEVER!
“I know! I’ll hide the cancer book! That way I’ll still get to write it in the future! Now all I have to do is pretend everything will be fine for the next few decades and I’m set!”. What a dick.
A character from the past hides a cancer book underneath a display featuring pictures of characters who died in the future. Only in FW, folks. I wish I knew where he was going with this but at this point anything might happen, as long as it’s mind-bogglingly stupid, of course. This is the work of a madman, a really, really boring madman.
A really, really boring madman who’s convinced he’s one of the greatest literary minds of his time.
Teen Les is upset that no one wants to go out to the local Barnes and Noble to buy their copy of “Lisa’s Story: The Other Shoe How I Killed Off My Favorite Character In a Vain Attempt at a Pulitzer Prize.”
Remember that, in Batiuk’s own backyard of Northeastern Ohio, there exists ZERO DEMAND for his comic strip collections. He has to go through Kent State University’s vanity publishing company in order to churn them out… not respected publishers like Fantagraphs.
Should we really be surprised that Batiuk is shilling his cancer book in his own strip? He’s angry at us rubes who don’t want anything to do with his garbage. Like Brooke McEldowney but without the “beefwit” slams.
Oh, and Tom Batiuk, your artwork is fucking weird. There. I said it.
So, this seems to answer the central question–how will they deal with Lisa’s death?
They’re going to hide it, and pretend it never happened, and make sure she doesn’t get a clue. For all the concern that the entire cast has over Lisa and Les, it seems they would far rather preserve Les’ grief than save her life.
It’s kind of mentally unhealthy, I have to think.
This is horrible. Like, this strip cannot ever reach it’s lowest point. It’s bottomless.
After seeing young Les Moore’s reaction to seeing Lisa’s Story, I feel guilty having masturbated while reading my own copy.
Coming next week: After successfully hiding the cancer book from Lisa, the gang returns to the past and takes their yearly trip to Three Mile Island for some summer fun.
Batiuk might as well run a single panel advertisement for “Lisa’s Story” every day until the NCS throws that T-Squared award upside his head in March 2022. I doubt anyone would tell the difference.
Oh, and for the staff and students at Brunswick High School… I hope you are reading this storyline rather diligently and reconsider your agreement to have Batiuk depict you all in this shithole of a comic strip.
Les, you irredeemable, stupid, selfish, misogynist, horrible, awful, no-good, very bad asshole.
My god. So now he knows huh? He knows all the details of how her death becomes incredibly drawn out, botched, preventable, and extremely painful as a result? Well, now would be a good time to change your continuity, Batiuk!
That pretty much describes every single character in the strip.
Isn’t it interesting how he can piss off people this much without even needing dialog? Only in FW, folks.
I think that we’re leaving out the world “presumptuous” when we’re describing this horrible little man. What other kind of dicktard would make the decision whether Lisa is to be told of her future for her? A presumptuous assbucket, that’s what kind! By deciding for her that she couldn’t ‘handle’ the truth to spare her feelings (because everyone ‘knows’ a mere girl couldn’t grok this), Les has murdered her because he can’t see her as being fully human. No matter what his age is, Les is still a sub-human piece of shit and does not deserve our sympathy. Abiding hatred and chronic and sustained scorn, yes, empathy, no.
St Elsewhere ending coming up folk
Paul Jones: I figured “misogynistic” covered that angle, but you’re right, “presumptuous” needs to be in there. Really, there aren’t enough words in any language to describe how loathsome Les is.
Tomorrow Old Les rolls up on new Les with fire in his eyes – “FOOL! That’s no way to sell books!”
Maybe Batiuk hates Les as much as we do?
Always a fan of TFHackett’s BetterFunky Strips!
The time travel story in today’s Blondie is better than this crap.
So not only did original Funky cast member Livinia not do the time warp with the rest of her classmates, her memorial gets covered up because it was inconvenient to Les?
Oh, well, I guess what Women’s Lib doesn’t know won’t hurt ’em!
Is he sad, or stunned that he got laid?
“Well,” Les thinks to himself, “so after Lisa is raped, I marry her, and we have a child. And she dies of cancer. And I become well-known, well-liked, a sounding board for everyone in town, and a person who is respected. Instead of the unloved dork I am now.
“Is it better that Lisa lives, so that I can be an unloved dork in a loving relationship, and a nobody to the town?
“No way,” he concludes, turning the memorial to cover the book. “Give me my accolades.”
So basically what young Les has done here is prevent young Lisa from knowing her fate. Assuming that young Les is not expecting to lose his memory of his event when he goes back to old Westview, he’s okay with knowing that this is going to happen for the rest of his life, yet since he’s decided to protect Lisa from learning her fate, this is a secret that he’s going to keep from her for the rest of her life? What’s the motivation here?
Merry Pookster is right, methinks. Maybe the whole strip has been a product of Crazy Harry’s fevered imagination.