Today’s Nancy Comic reminds me of how we communicate with people, especially during this god-awful pandemic. Should we burden our friends and family with the truth about how things are going or how we really feel? Or will “I’m fine”, “It’s good”, and “Okay” be enough? Maybe one conversation or even one long-winded response wouldn’t be sufficient. Either way, a failure in communication can lead to a misunderstanding of one’s place in a relationship or situation, as this comic demonstrates. Good intentions don’t always lead to good impacts.
Today’s Nancy comic was very much “classic Nancy”. Kids in the US have gone back to school and while some of them are conducting class in person, other schools are doing them virtually.
In this comic, Nancy and her two classmates were asked to answer a question from their teacher but none of them wanted to. The teacher reminded them that if nobody answered, she’d call someone at random and that’s when Nancy’s quick thinking kicked in.
P.S. Stay safe out there and keep social distancing.
Today’s Nancy comic follows the theme of the last one I posted on Cultrface but with more subtlety.
I don’t know how old Nancy’s mother is but this screams millennial burnout to me and I’ve certainly felt it and unconsciously done this myself during lockdown. In fact, when I do a Google search of “to do list millennial”, a list of articles on millennial burnout come up, including:
- Errand paralysis: How burnout stops us getting things done
- A spiritual answer to solving “millennial burnout”
- ‘Millennial burnout’: this is how it feels
But let me not turn this into a personal diatribe. It’s another clever self-referential Nancy comic and I’ll mark “read Nancy” as done on my to-do list for today.
I don’t follow Olivia Jaimes’s Nancy comics often but the ones I catch are always really clever and this is no exception. The comic from 14th August plays on self-reference and the power of comprehension with something as simple as a jigsaw puzzle. You’ll need to read it a few times to get it.
And as Jason Kottke pointed out, this isn’t the first time Jaimes flipped the script so to speak:
This is the part where I subscribe to Nancy on Go Comics.