History Headscratchers / OzyAndMillie

24th Feb '16 10:27:17 AM Averagemoe
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* French Fry Hut had a "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service" sign in the window in an early strip, but later Mrs. Mudd went in without shoes. [[note]] Probably Millie as well but every panel in that strip had her feet either obscured, or out of frame.[[/note]] Did they drop the policy because it was costing them too much business?
11th Sep '14 6:53:01 AM Pika123
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* Locke's Genetics? Does he age backwards because he was born that way? Or is it the reality of his world that does it? If he stayed in Millie's world would he start aging forward? In that case, could Millie have [[spoiler: possibly inherited more of his genes than her mother, causing her to age backwards as well?]]

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* Locke's Genetics? Does he age backwards because he was born that way? Or is it the reality of his world that does it? If he stayed in Millie's world would he start aging forward? In that case, could Millie have [[spoiler: possibly inherited had a risk of inheriting more of his genes than her mother, causing her to age backwards as well?]]
11th Sep '14 6:52:22 AM Pika123
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* Locke's Genetics? Does he age backwards because he was born that way? Or is it the reality of his world that does it? If he stayed in Millie's world would he start aging forward? In that case, could Millie have [[spoiler: possibly inherited more of his genes than her mother, causing her to age backwards as well?]]
23rd Sep '11 2:48:04 AM Owlor
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* The portrayal of zen in the comic is just... wrong. Zen involves introspection, meditation and mindfulness leading to enlightenment. DC Simpson seems to think it's "X by not X-ing." It's like hearing somebody trying to speak Chinese by saying "ching chong ping pong" over again; they might not know any better, but even if you don't speak Chinese yourself you can't really help but find it terribly offensive.
** I strongly suspect that a house in an American state is incapable of legally seceding as well!
** I'd say Ozy definitely embodies introspection, meditation and mindfulness. So the cartoonist is aware of the real meaning but uses the "x by not x-ing" construction for RuleOfFunny (I'd say Llewellyn's whole schtick is the deliberate misapplication of wisdom, so taking the popular phrasing of the principle "actions are seen, but no doer is to be found" and using it for everything is just RuleOfFunny).
*** In one of the book prints, the cartoonist herself admitted that her understanding of GENUINE Zen is pretty slim so yeah, she goes by rule of funny. Maybe dragons have their own form of it, or something...

* Am I the only one who found the truth of Millie's dad kind of...[[{{Squick}} squicky]]? I mean, [[spoiler: that makes Captain Locke a ten year old boy who's had sex.]]
** My understanding is that he just has the sensibilities of a ten year old boy. Plus, one strip shows he's forgotten a lot of his life - he remembers doing something 'icky' ten years ago, and that's about it.
** That...doesn't really help much. I don't know, there's just something about the ''whole thing'' that comes off to me as wrong.
** My understanding was that [[spoiler:Locke]] ages normally in the "real" world and [[MerlinSickness ages backwards]] in the Couch Dimension. So, like Peter Pan (no doubt intentionally so) there's no telling how old he really is.\\
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That said, this is far less squicky to me than the similar scenario from ''{{Big}}''.

* Is there anyone else who finds this comic strip to [[TastesLikeDiabetes Taste Like Diabetes]]? It's too much like a misfit kid's fantasy world. Somehow, that really annoys me! I'm sorry, but it ''does''.
** [[YourMileageMayVary ...]][[TropesAreNotBad So]][[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike ?]]
*** A legit thing to note on a "JustBugsMe" page, I think. Also, I agree.
** About the 1st sentence, [[MathematiciansAnswer no.]]

* [[BrokenAesop Broken Aesop]] much? Be imaginative, open-minded and tolerant, unlike those conformist sheeple kids (in one case, literally). We're encouraged to embrace Ozy and Millie's individual quirks, yet accept that Jeremy, Felicia, Avery, and Stephan are complete embodiments of their school clique stereotype. (Jock, libby, poser, and nerd, without any other distinguishing personality traits) [[YourMileageMayVary Your Mileage May Vary]], etc...
** Never got that out of it, personally. I always thought it was less about being accepted and more about seeking acceptance. All six have very one-dimensional characters (seemingly intentionally), but a common underlying need for acceptance. And the way they each try to find it reflects who they are and who they want to be.
31st Jan '11 12:10:10 AM DrNovakaine
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** Never got that out of it, personally. I always thought it was less about being accepted and more about seeking acceptance. All six have very one-dimensional characters (seemingly intentionally), but a common underlying need for acceptance. And the way they each try to find it reflects who they are and who they want to be.
14th Dec '10 7:02:09 PM puddingpie
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*** A legit thing to note on a "JustBugsMe" page, I think. Also, I agree.


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* [[BrokenAesop Broken Aesop]] much? Be imaginative, open-minded and tolerant, unlike those conformist sheeple kids (in one case, literally). We're encouraged to embrace Ozy and Millie's individual quirks, yet accept that Jeremy, Felicia, Avery, and Stephan are complete embodiments of their school clique stereotype. (Jock, libby, poser, and nerd, without any other distinguishing personality traits) [[YourMileageMayVary Your Mileage May Vary]], etc...
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