Today’s strip is part of an Act III Cindy story arc and, as 90% of such strips are, it is centered entirely around her fretting about her looks. You know, I’m pretty sure that’s what most of her Act I story arcs were about as well, so I guess we can’t say that TB isn’t at least a little nostalgic for the light-hearted earlier days of Funky Winkerbean.
This is the fourth story to feature Cindy and Mason since they became engaged (remember that?) back in December, and three of those four story arcs have heavily involved Cindy being insecure about her looks.
Anyways, engagement usually leads to a wedding… not that you would know with these two, who don’t appear to even be in the planning process. I typically wouldn’t complain about this as I find fictional weddings (and, especially, fictional wedding planning) generally uninteresting. The alternative storylines, however, have been about Cindy’s insecurity, that dang Starbuck Jones movie, or both of those things. Bring on the dress shopping and DJ selecting!