dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

It would appear that we're in for a micro-arc about how Elly can't cope with the fact that Lizzie has an imperfect understanding of the world. That's because Elly nails herself to her damned cross because the child doesn't 'get' that there's not enough room on the refrigerator door for her masterpiece.

(Strip Number 474, Original Publication Date, 4 October 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off harmlessly enough as Elly praises a drawing Lizzie made of a pumpkin.

Panel 2: As Elly is about to put the thing into a desk drawer, Lizzie tells her that she doesn't want her to do so but instead wants in on the fridge door so people can see it.

Panel 3: What Lizzie doesn't understand is that there's not especially much room for the drawing as the door is already fairly cluttered. She thus smiles a vapid smile while Poor, Put-upon Elly frowns in dismay.

Summary: What I see is a small child who probably wouldn't understand it if I tried to explain that the door is already covered with stuff. She doesn't mean any harm, she just doesn't have the life experience to realize that she's asking more that Elly can deliver. Lynn, Elly and most of Kool-Aid Nation, on the other hand, are going to whine piteously about the cruel, unfair demand Lizzie just made.

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