For some odd reason, the last several days have me thinking once again about Charlotte Braun, the Peanuts character that Charles Schulz “killed” when a reader wrote to him expressing her annoyance at the character, and the response Schulz sent.

Kinda makes you think about a lot of things.  I probably would have done the same thing.

via Letters of Note

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. litanyofthieves
    June 8, 2010 at 10:52 am — Reply

    Is she up on Women In Refrigerators? Someone alert Gail Simone!

  2. tidge
    June 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm — Reply

    I don’t remember a “Charlotte Braun” character when I reread my father’s original lil’ book Peanuts collections a bajillion years ago. Maybe she wasn’t included in the reprints, or I forgot, or she wasn’t mentioned enough by name for me to remember her. I certainly remember several of the female characters exhibiting proto-Lucy behavior however. The odd name choice seems peculiar, and I’m tempted to visit snopes to see if this is a hoax.

    The Peanuts wikia mentions that she only (re?)appeared in a “Complete Peanuts”, and that the original letter is in the Library of Congress!

    I realize that “Sparky” rubbed several people the wrong way, but that’s a pretty cruel letter if authentic!

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