This Week in Milford

April 7, 2016

A Momentary Glimpse of Continuity

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, Gil Thorp, Kenzie Hanley, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 5:06 am

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Not much to say about the postseason pizza party and Coffee Cantina rendezvous, except that Leisl’s romantic advice hints at the possibility that Kenzie may be a more than one story arc character. I’m not betting on it, though; my expectation is that Friday’s strip will have Max repeating that he misses Kenzie, followed by Kenzie telling him he’ll miss her even more now that USA Rugby season is kicking off at any moment. Exit Kenzie, stage right.

Ah well, another missed opportunity to develop a compelling female character in the Thorpiverse… and an excuse for me to post this bit of fun that I hadn’t thought of in a while.

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4 Comments »

  1. They wouldn’t be anjoying that “Grap” soda so much if they checked the Urban Dictionary definition of “grap.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 7, 2016 @ 6:39 am

  2. I am sure that having Kenzie unexpectedly play softball (involving Boo Radley again) is too much to hope for. A reliever on the Charlie Sheen/Major League model, knocking the head off the plywood figure of a batter?

    Comment by vaganova — April 7, 2016 @ 8:25 am

  3. There’s this thing that happens at least 3 times during each Gopher hockey home game. As the clock winds down to 1:00, the student section yells, “How much time’s left?” The announcer soon dutifully announces, “One minute left in the period, one minute.” The students then respond, “Thank you, Jamie!”

    Then a remarkable thing happens. The announcer [Jamie] responds directly to the students over the PA. “You’re welcome”; sometimes he does a John Wayne voice, sometimes it’s, “de nada”, sometimes he hams it up like, “I’m only exist to serve”, “You know I’m here for you” or some crazy nonsense like that.

    The point is, the 4th wall comes down. Just for a moment, but long enough to re-set the relationship between the narrator and the audience. Maybe this happens at your local sporting event too. I find it hilarious.

    In P3, I think the same thing just happened. We’re getting some slight snark and opinion from our (usually dispassionate) narrator. He’s in on it too. I don’t recall this happens very often.

    On a related note, I did a quick accounting; over the last 8 days, the narration panels outnumber actual character dialog 18-13. There were 2 full days this week with no dialog at all. So this blog is gotten all meta – we’ve been commenting on commentary!

    Comment by g2design — April 8, 2016 @ 8:26 am

  4. I always wanted to produce a show based on fourth wall violations, g2. I had actually begun to write down some ideas. Then they released Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys” movie.

    Comment by vaganova — April 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am


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