Monday, September 1, 2014

Heartbroken Girl

I'm back! Looks like all I missed was Tommie's trip down memory lane of all her "boyfriends."

Friday August 29, 2014

Saturday August 30, 2014

Monday September 1, 2014
I think Tommie, like all of us who have had to beef up a romantic resume, is kind of bending the truth on some of these. Let's recap, shall we?

  • Neil Flynn: Based on my memory of Neil, who was before this strip's time, he was a flirt and a playboy who DEFINITELY would never say Tommie was his girlfriend. They never went on a date, but he did kiss Tommie once, at a party, possibly on a dare.
  • Gary Walker: Gary was a deeply deeply nerdy guy that Tommie dated. She broke up with him when he proposed to her and asked her to move to Denver with him, which, requiring her to leave the apartment, obviously wasn't happening. He was a part of one of my all-time favorite panels, though.
  • Joe Kelly: Kind of surprised Tommie would even bring this up in her "list of bad boyfriends," since he was married and all and plus they never dated. But, yeah! I think she was charmed by his non-Garyness.
  • Rick: Who? I didn't even remember this guy until I looked him up, but clearly he was a love interest so tepid he didn't even get a last name. That said, he used to be in a boy band (of similarly blandly handsome guys, I'm guessing) and was just about as whitebread as Tommie, so I don't know why that love connection didn't take off.
Conclusion: one out of four of these people actually dated Tommie, and the one she actually did date she totally dumped. So I wouldn't say Tommie was "the heartbroken girl" as much as "the girl who got away, through passive means, like maybe by accidentally slipping through a net, or taking the wrong bus."

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Curate Some Computers

Hey, don't underestimate how romantic computers can be!

Anyway, I was going to go back in the archive and remind myself of what Gary's deal was, but then I saw some strips with Margo and I decided I'm going to pretend that this is today's strip instead:

Curate this!!!

Margo..... come back to us.....

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Breathtakingly Awful

 Thanks for all the comments on where to find info about Neil Flynn.  I took your advice and trolled through the archives.  I guess Neil is handsome, in a "moonlights as a gay porn star" kind of way.   Either way, he does look like an asshole, Tommie should have seen that coming.

Tommie looked like a much more sophisticated woman back in 2007.   Earrings...a hair style...cheekbones!  Now she's just an awkward, androgynous teenager.  The good news is, we'll wrap up Neil Flynn 2007 this week and then tell the sob story of the "totally real" British fiancee next week, then maybe the farmer guy will come back and this story can end?   #WheresMargo

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sick and Suffering (From this Strip)

Of course Maggie is on a business trip to an internet free bunker the week that Tommie starts to rattle off all her old boyfriends, so she can't explain who this Neil Flynn character is.  Any other longtime A3G readers who can enlighten us?

If nothing else, I hope that Carol's gravity defying forelock continues to make sassy girlfriend comments for the remainder of the list of Tommie's "boyfriends."

Monday, August 25, 2014

Daddy Issues

Ohhh what's the other side of it? Based on the look she's giving in the second panel, she got into her dad's painkillers and developed a lifelong addition? (That might explain a lot about Tommie.) She never actually went to school because she stayed home taking care of her father? (That might explain a lot about Tommie.) 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Short Stories

Well at least this Carol/Lu Ann tete a slowly morphing tete will be mercifully short.  Tommie's list of boyfriends is a list a guess, if you count one thing as being a list.  I mean it's pretty much been Sir Nigel Tweederson, right?  Or was there some other slightly exotic gentlemen that gets talked about for six months and then meets some unfortunate end before anyone gets to meet him?

Friday, August 22, 2014

How Do I Begin?

Allright, everyone, it's back inside for story time! (Wouldn't want Mary overhearing this... she's so judgey.)

I hope Tommie's story is visually aided by some flashbacks. It's always so fun to see how people have changed over time. Remember that ridiculous Prince Valiant bowl cut Tommie was rocking back when she was engaged to ol' what's-his-face? Sadly, I legit cannot remember Tommie's fiance's name. Windsor? Nigel? Something British.

WAIT WAIT WAIT I take my sarcasm back, if we get to see Tommie flashback to her days in Italy when she was being wooed, this would maybe be worth it.