les: welcome to the fuse follies. would you like to donate?
mrs. follie: to what?
les: keepin' youth out of trouble
mrs. follie: sure. write the boy a check, melvin
les: sorry. cash only
January 17, 2018
Seeing if we might start a new “tradition”, a list of answers for recurring questions to hopefully make things better for all. Suggestions for what to add or subtract over time appreciated. I am happy with constructive, established members using the list to save themselves time and aggravation. Since i created it, i get to choose, but i promise to be completely understanding if someone who has not asked just runs into a time when using it unaltered (highlighting okay) will really, really, really reduce personal annoyance. Here it is so far:This is the recurring list of answers for recurring questions. If you think you have seen it or them before, then you have.K2 is Kafe Kablooie which is the cafe in The Fuse that is run by TJ, an investor in the Fuse. The Fuse an entertainment complex in an old factory of unexplained background which was bought by Luann’s parents.Les is Al Grey’s nephew, son of his sister who is a single parent. He is employed as a favor to Mr. Grey. Yes, Les was the high school bully who shook down fellow students.Shannon is 6 years old. She was not always 6 in the strip, but is currently 6.Luann is a teenager as are her friends. Her cohort just finished their first year of college. Since it happened in Luanntime which does not map consistently with real world time it took two years of our time.In Luanntime compared to real world time a five minute conversation might extend over a week or more of strips, but one year can take multiple 3D (real time) years, and even have multiple summers. As one poster once mentioned, if you can not cope with that then think of them like recollections, so in a second (third, whatever) same summer you are reading recollections that fill you in more on that same summer.Sunday strips are usually, but not always, stand-alones.Quill used to work at the Fuse. Quill is from Australia. He is Luann’s ex-boyfriend who worked a trade between The Fuse and the Mooney University Theatre Program in which he is a student on a student visa. The University was remodeling its theater space so the trade was old theater equipment which he would install and manage in exchange for free use of the Fuse theater by the university department. He was with a student learning program in NYC in the past and left the Fuse shortly after he and Luann broke up to go on tour during Spring Break. It is unclear if that was with a student theatre program also, and unclear if real world visa rules apply in 2D. He is still a student at the university.Luann chose to attend the community college for her first two years to save money while getting a better handle on what she wants to study and later do in life, meanwhile she is taking some required general core/introductory classes, though usually we have seen only one series of art classes and two fellow students in those classes.Toni, who is Shannon’s aunt, and the older sister of Jonah, is engaged to Brad, Luann’s brother. They had first planned on a Sept 11th wedding to honor the 9/11 firefighters, but the week that their boss could work in for them both to have off begins on Dec. 11.The Fuse Follies signs never mentioned a competition of prizes, so until we learn otherwise it might just be an open stage night.Shannon’s mother left soon after she was born. We do not know who she was.Toni did her best as a young adult to try to help her brother after their parents died, but he acted out quite a bit, hence the appearance of Shannon in their lives. He is often heading off to auditions at which times Shannon usually stays with Toni.Delta spent her freshman year at Howard University in Washington, DCAaron Hill long ago moved to Hawaii, though he might be anywhere as a college student. His move to Hawaii led to an oft-repeated phrase where missing or retired characters are “in the volcano”.You create paragraphs by placing a letter (I usually use L.) between the “less than” and “greater than” symbols. Here is the former to guide you: <If you decide to spend the less than a buck a month to go Pro, which i did to eliminate advertisements, you will have to click on a person’s name to get the reply button at the bottom if you have the same interface i have.If you have a question you will often find the answer in the comments section. Sometimes one of the very extra-considerate members will even have included the image of a relevant strip or its URL.
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