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Friday, 11 May 2012

In today's strip, Elly's need to pat herself on the back for her alleged victory leads to a reminder that she only thinks that she's a smart person. For all her talk of being ignored, she does a lot of ignoring in her own right.

(Strip Number 400, Original Publication Date, 13 May 1983)

Panel 1: As she puts the groceries away, Elly tells Lizzie that Mommy stood up for herself today. Lizzie just wants a cookie and not a speech.

Panel 2: While Elly talks about how she went in there and said what was on her mind, Lizzie repeats herself about wanting a cookie.

Panel 3: Lizzie even yells that SHE WANNA COOKIE!!! to no avail because Mommy is telling her that she has to learn to be assertive.

Panel 4: As she horrifies Lizzie by ignoring her and putting the cookies away, she tells her if she doesn't stand up for herself, she'll wind up being ignored.

Summary: God, what a dumb-ass. First, she goes in, delivers her ultimatum as if she's about to be shot in the face with an anti-tank round, gets taken for a ride and ends up doing what she thinks Walsh did to her. The worst of it is that Lynn does think that Elly's defeat is a victory because she got acknowledged. 
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