History Headscratchers / StrangersInParadise

18th Apr '17 4:14:18 PM EDP
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** There's one thing we're forgetting: ''Strangers in Paradise'' is ''not'' what actually happened but a story Ashley wrote based on Francine and Katchoo tales of the events, and she's an UnreliableNarrator. Not sure the part where that's established is in the first publication or not (I read the series directly in the collected edition), but there is shown that Ashley misunderstood a few parts of Francine and Katchoo's tales, they themselves aren't sure of a few parts, and it's implied she outright altered a few particulars, as she says she never met Katchoo until she was five but the finale has her and Francine getting together for good while Francine is still pregnant with her.
7th May '16 12:13:27 PM Wyldchyld
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** David's a PuritySue (or is that PurityStu) and a born again Christian, meaning that he can do no wrong.
3rd Apr '14 9:09:13 AM Tropershaped
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** I don't think Francine ""hates"" Brad. Her choice to end their marriage was probably as much about her pining for Katchoo as Brad's infidelity. She finally had what she thought she wanted, and of course it couldn't live up to the fantasy, which makes her FINALLY decide what she really wants and where her heart lives. Besides that, she feels her problems with men were because ''her'' father never paid enough attention (missing countless plays, recitals, etc., he even leaves her birthday party early to "go to the office") so Brad would have had to do something horrible (like assault her or the child) for her to not let him have contact/ visitation.

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** I don't think Francine ""hates"" Brad. Her choice to end their marriage was probably as much about her pining for Katchoo as Brad's infidelity. She finally had what she thought she wanted, and of course it couldn't live up to the fantasy, which makes her FINALLY decide what she really wants and where her heart lives. Besides that, she feels her problems with men were because ''her'' father never paid enough attention to her (missing countless plays, recitals, etc., he even leaves her birthday party early to "go to the office") office" on a Sunday night) so Brad would have had to do something horrible (like assault her or the child) for her to not let him have contact/ visitation.
3rd Apr '14 9:07:57 AM Tropershaped
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** I don't think Francine ""hates"" Brad. Her choice to end their marriage was probably as much about her pining for Katchoo as Brad's infidelity. She finally had what she thought she wanted, and of course it couldn't live up to the fantasy, which makes her FINALLY decide what she really wants and where her heart lives. Besides that, she feels her problems with men were because ''her'' father never paid enough attention (missing countless plays, recitals, etc., he even leaves her birthday party early to "go to the office") so Brad would have had to do something horrible (like assault her or the child) for her to not let him have contact/ visitation.
12th Oct '12 2:14:31 PM Roo
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*** I think that entire "20 years in the future" thing was just an exploration of what ''could'' have happened, since far too many details don't fit with how the comic developed; the entire thing is pretty strongly hinted to be an extended "vision" of Francine's -- in the last issue, this dialogue takes place:

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*** I think that entire "20 years in the future" thing was just an exploration of what ''could'' have happened, since far too many details don't fit with how the comic developed; the entire thing is pretty strongly hinted to be an extended "vision" of Francine's -- in the last penultimate issue, this dialogue takes place:
12th Oct '12 2:12:52 PM Roo
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*** I think that entire "20 years in the future" thing was just an exploration of what ''could'' have happened, since far too many details don't fit with how the comic developed; the entire thing is pretty strongly hinted to be an extended fantasy sequence of Francine's, as she tries to decide whether or not to go through with her wedding with Brad.

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*** I think that entire "20 years in the future" thing was just an exploration of what ''could'' have happened, since far too many details don't fit with how the comic developed; the entire thing is pretty strongly hinted to be an extended fantasy sequence "vision" of Francine's, as she tries to decide whether or not to go through with her wedding with Brad.
Francine's -- in the last issue, this dialogue takes place:
-->'''Francine:''' I've seen the future without you... and it's ''horrible!''\\
'''Katchoo:''' You've seen the future. What are you, psychic?\\
'''Francine:''' Sort of, yes.\\
'''Katchoo:''' You are so full of it.
12th Oct '12 10:14:41 AM Roo
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*** I think that entire "20 years in the future" thing was just an exploration of what ''could'' have happened, since far too many details don't fit with how the comic developed; the entire thing is pretty strongly hinted to be an extended fantasy sequence of Francine's, as she tries to decide whether or not to go through with her wedding with Brad.
30th Apr '12 4:49:31 PM StClair
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** Francine fancies JerkAss Freddy. All of Katchoo's '''other''' "friends" are whores. Whores meet a lot a cheating sleazes.

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** Francine fancies JerkAss Freddy. All of Katchoo's '''other''' "friends" are whores. Whores meet a lot a of cheating sleazes.
21st Aug '11 1:54:05 PM Trotzky
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** Francine fancies JerkAss Freddy. All of Katchoo's '''other''' "friends" are whores. Whores meet a lot a cheating sleazes.
21st Aug '11 1:48:55 PM Trotzky
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** There was an episode set 20 years later, Francine had an age 8 daughter and met old Francine again. What happened to that daughter, was she RetCon-ned?
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