Day #481: School's Out Forever, Little Nemo!

"Little Nemo in Slumberland" dated September 13, 2021:


Transcript of Tweets by @LittleNemo1905 (OCTOBER 25, 2021):


[Well… I'm super pissed that there was no pay-off for the "Fountain of Youth" strip. That's really, REALLY annoying… - 1/10

One of the more common criticisms about this #LittleNemo (revival) series is that the continuity is… well… non-existent. It's just something we need to accept. Moving on. - 2/10

Another of the more common criticisms is that the strip is formulated around more basic and mundane events… sure, it might be dressed up in Slumberlandian attire, but this is an example of that. - 3/10

Every kid and their cousin's third cousin's best friend has dreamed that school would remain out for extended vacation time… there is nothing special here. - 4/10

It's Nemo's dream, of course, so it's no wonder that they succeed in bribing the jury and they ultimately get what they want… a verdict in their favour. - 5/10

I suppose I'll give credit that it's clever to set it up this way… I mean, the court room is mundane, but it's colourful and at least it's fun. - 6/10

Is that Morpheus acting as judge? It doesn't seem like it (that red nose…), but he has similar features, so I'm not 100% sure… - 7/10

Really, the best part of this strip was Flip's comment to Slivvers in panel 6: "All is fair in love, war, and Sunday comic pages." Honestly, it's a brilliant, subtle meta moment that is really fun. - 8/10

The idiom, often used to justify cheating in order to get ones way, works just perfectly here and the meta-linguistic inclusion reminds us that the dream is just a dream and that Slivvers has nothing really to fear. - 9/10

This is my reading of "Little Nemo in Slumberland" #481. What's yours? - 10/10