The Mark Trail Thread of Punching Justice and Smug Life Lessons

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Re: The Mark Trail Thread of Punching Justice and Smug Life Lessons

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Kory wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 6:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2020, 3:30pm
Flex wrote:
09 Dec 2020, 2:55pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2020, 9:17am
One of the curious things about this revamp of the strip is that, while supposedly making it more appealing and relevant to a younger demo, it's thus far shifted from an adventure/nature focus to a soap opera one, like those other cutting edge strips like Mary Worth, Judge Parker, and Rex Morgan, MD. Everyone has a dark family secret that is emerging. But it's got all that shipping lingo, so it's awesome.
kids today like the extended soap opera stuff, i think. It reads a lot like some of the YA stuff that I'm familiar with (mostly via the missus listening to that stuff on audiobook). I guess I'm extrapolating that YA stuff actually has a YA audience.
If so, again, that suggests JR is pretty radically changing the nature (ho ho) of the strip, despite her claims of respecting its origins and all that. So, yay, another Mary Worth strip.
We'll see if Mark becomes an intolerable busybody.
I doubt that'll slay, bruh.
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Re: The Mark Trail Thread of Punching Justice and Smug Life Lessons

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 6:26pm
Kory wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 6:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2020, 3:30pm
Flex wrote:
09 Dec 2020, 2:55pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2020, 9:17am
One of the curious things about this revamp of the strip is that, while supposedly making it more appealing and relevant to a younger demo, it's thus far shifted from an adventure/nature focus to a soap opera one, like those other cutting edge strips like Mary Worth, Judge Parker, and Rex Morgan, MD. Everyone has a dark family secret that is emerging. But it's got all that shipping lingo, so it's awesome.
kids today like the extended soap opera stuff, i think. It reads a lot like some of the YA stuff that I'm familiar with (mostly via the missus listening to that stuff on audiobook). I guess I'm extrapolating that YA stuff actually has a YA audience.
If so, again, that suggests JR is pretty radically changing the nature (ho ho) of the strip, despite her claims of respecting its origins and all that. So, yay, another Mary Worth strip.
We'll see if Mark becomes an intolerable busybody.
I doubt that'll slay, bruh.
Maybe he'll yeet li'l Ted out of a talking helicopter.
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Kory wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 7:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 6:26pm
Kory wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 6:13pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Dec 2020, 3:30pm
Flex wrote:
09 Dec 2020, 2:55pm


kids today like the extended soap opera stuff, i think. It reads a lot like some of the YA stuff that I'm familiar with (mostly via the missus listening to that stuff on audiobook). I guess I'm extrapolating that YA stuff actually has a YA audience.
If so, again, that suggests JR is pretty radically changing the nature (ho ho) of the strip, despite her claims of respecting its origins and all that. So, yay, another Mary Worth strip.
We'll see if Mark becomes an intolerable busybody.
I doubt that'll slay, bruh.
Maybe he'll yeet li'l Ted out of a talking helicopter.
Totally different head.
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Cherry's sister needs all of two seconds to properly assess Rusty.
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Cherry's sister needs all of two seconds to properly assess Rusty.
It's nice to have backup.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 8:58am
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Cherry's sister needs all of two seconds to properly assess Rusty.
Cartoon me would fuck her sister.

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revbob wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 7:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 8:58am
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Cherry's sister needs all of two seconds to properly assess Rusty.
Cartoon me would fuck her sister.
:lol:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 7:44pm
revbob wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 7:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 8:58am
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Cherry's sister needs all of two seconds to properly assess Rusty.
Cartoon me would fuck her sister.
:lol:
90s me anyway.

Im also pleading the drunk amendment. Its been a LONG fucking week so no judgment.

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revbob wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 8:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 7:44pm
revbob wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 7:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 8:58am
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Cherry's sister needs all of two seconds to properly assess Rusty.
Cartoon me would fuck her sister.
:lol:
90s me anyway.

Im also pleading the drunk amendment. Its been a LONG fucking week so no judgment.
The MT thread is *all* about judgment.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 9:09pm
revbob wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 8:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 7:44pm
revbob wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 7:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 8:58am
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Cherry's sister needs all of two seconds to properly assess Rusty.
Cartoon me would fuck her sister.
:lol:
90s me anyway.

Im also pleading the drunk amendment. Its been a LONG fucking week so no judgment.
The MT thread is *all* about judgment.
The bar is pretty low round here. I cant be the only one who is drunk 5 out of 7.

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revbob wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 10:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 9:09pm
revbob wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 8:38pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 7:44pm
revbob wrote:
11 Dec 2020, 7:39pm


Cartoon me would fuck her sister.
:lol:
90s me anyway.

Im also pleading the drunk amendment. Its been a LONG fucking week so no judgment.
The MT thread is *all* about judgment.
The bar is pretty low round here. I cant be the only one who is drunk 5 out of 7.
:shifty:
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The giant peacock demands tribute in human blood.

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revbob wrote:
12 Dec 2020, 9:15am
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The giant peacock demands tribute in human blood.
This story is doing a good job of countering the stereotype of people in trailer parks as white trash on a short fuse, ready to insult and brawl on sight.
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So, in the past week, we've learned that Mark's dad ripped off Jolly, tricking him into a bad partnership and then polluting his land. Mark is regretful that he didn't punch his dad (or maybe I'm just projecting). Anyway, what's curious is this frog that has been around the entire time and now leaps away. Like, is the frog a spy?
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revbob wrote:
12 Dec 2020, 9:15am
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The giant peacock demands tribute in human blood.
Anyone else here read the last panel as, "I had to 'do' a volcano"?

Also, new Rusty looks like Jim Carroll.
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