[FFML] [PEANUTS] It's good to be the Queen, Charlie Brown

John Biles john at biles.us
Wed Dec 23 10:20:41 PST 2009


Yeah, Marcie was mostly side-lined in this story; if I do another story, I
want to do more with her.

As for Peggy Jean, I have never actually seen the run of strips she was in
to be able to use her; I was dimly aware of her existence, but that's all.
When was she around?


On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 7:48 AM, Larry F <lwf58 at cvalley.net> wrote:

> Nicely done. I think that for the most part, you've captured the spirit
> of the original characters. I only have one quibble:
>
> Marcie was the only girl in Peanuts that openly said she loved Charlie
> Brown and would marry him if asked. She was also the only girl who never
> mistreated him, and was Snoopy's partner in many of his "adventures" -
> it was mentioned later in the series that the "cantina" or "small French
> cafe" Snoopy went to when in character as the "World War One Fighter
> Ace" was Marcie's house, and she was the "waitress" who doled out Root
> Beer and sympathy. I'd have thought that adolescence would have
> heightened the implied rivalry between her and Peppermint Patty,
> assuming that the feelings they had survived puberty. Charlie was aware
> of they felt - how could he not be, when they both made it very obvious?
> Marcie quite openly asked him how he felt about her on several
> occasions, and at least once kicked him in the shins when he tried to
> evade answering - but didn't know how to deal with it. I found myself
> truly missing that dynamic in this story. I can easily picture that
> scene between Heather and Charlie where he says "I know exactly how you
> feel" with Marcie eavesdropping and murmuring, "So do I."
>
> You also made no reference to Peggy Jean, Charlie Brown's first real
> girlfriend, and the girl who first kissed him. She was a very important
> part of his life - they dated for two years before she revealed that she
> had another boyfriend and was dumping him.
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