dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Monday, 14 May 2012

We start the "Phil brings Georgia to see his sisters' family" arc with Elly scowling because Lizzie balks at visiting Phil's bachelor pad. The notes are all about the 'hilarious' name Alan gave all the horrifying little creatures that touched his stuff.

(Strip Number 401, Original Publication Date, 16 May 1983)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at Phil's place where he greets Elly and the short one with a cheery "All right!!"

Panel 2: Elly tells him that she thought they'd stop by before telling an obviously distressed Lizzie to stop screaming.

Panel 3: Elly reacts to her daughter's wanting to go NOW by growlingly whining that they just got here.

Panel 4: As Elly walks away scowling about the evil, selfish, horrible monster who doesn't want her to see her brother, Phil says that it's nice to see a friendly face.

Summary: What we have here is another example of Elly's on-going war against having to understand little kid logic. Given that the last time she went to his place, Mommy and Daddy yelled at her for being a bad little girl who killed the fish because children are EVIL!!!! and love CHAOS!!!!, her mind has made the association "Phil's house = being yelled at" and thus makes it a place to avoid. The problem is that she should be making the association "having free will = being yelled at." 
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