(This will necessarily be the most defensive-sounding post I've written since I'm responding to comments made to and about me, but that's just the way it goes. Objectivity suffers sometimes, but I will do my best.)
I think I got you pegged now, Fake McCloud. At first I thought maybe you were just stretching at times to find something to write about.
Now I just think you may not be a very sophisticated reader.
Everyone single other PvP reader has gleaned that we'll be returning to this divorce in the near future but you.
I take issue with the statement that all (or even most) other PVP readers get it -- by which I mean I don't believe it. Is there a "Two weeks of story, one week of fresh stuff, back to the story" tradition I haven't noticed? (I'm really asking, I'm not being sarcastic.)
Perhaps I am not a sophisticated PVP reader, it may be true. However, I've been reading the strip since around the time the format changed from 2x2 to 4x1. I think it says something that someone who has been reading it for quite a few years hasn't cottoned on.
I'm not surprised there are more sophisticated readers of PVP than myself. While I respect the effort and accomplishments, I am obviously not a great lover of PVP, and surely there are those who would label themselves as such.
Perhaps, in this case, they are offering up the benefit of the doubt, or perhaps they are more closely tuned to the author's writing style, as the comment suggests.
Or, perhaps, the cues that sophisticated readers are picking up are too subtle for the more casual reader. Perhaps those cues only exist if you are a sophisticated reader. I don't know.
I stand by my previous post, especially my comments regarding Cole. A divorce story without the pain of divorce isn't worth reading, not if we're to take the strip and the characters seriously.
But, then again, perhaps we aren't meant to.