dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 22 November 2013

Today, Lynn uses her strip to nag Aaron about his being more clingy than she'd like him to be by making his avatar look like a selfish little parasite who begrudges Elly her free time.

(Strip Number 752, Original Publication Date, 23 November 1984)

Panel 1: We continue merrily on with Elly making the shocking discovery that Mike is still playing in the bathroom instead of getting ready for bed like someone who can change into his own hockey stuff should.

Panel 2: She's so aghast that he hasn't put on his pajamas, dried his hair or brushed his teeth that she starts talking like Lizzie.

Panel 3: She then makes the palms-out pleading gesture and asks if she's gotta stand over him to make sure he does stuff.

Panel 4: She then thought-bubbles about the foolishness of asking questions she knows the answers to.

Summary: History teaches us that Mike never seems to have gotten it into his thick skull that Elly hated having to pick up after him. This, I should think, is owing to his knowing that despite her saying so, she did so anyway....not, of course, that Elly/Lynn is anything like an enabler. It's not that he responds to her infantilizing him by being an infant, oh, NO!!! It's that he's a parasite who hates the idea of her freedom.

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