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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Given who Elly is, it really isn't much of a surprise that she makes this much of a meal of a weekend by herself.

(Strip Number 821, Original Publication Date, 21 March 1985)

Panel 1: Elly lays on the bed and tells herself how great it is that she's in a hotel room for two nights.

Panel 2: The idea of not having to cook meals no one appreciates, clean up after slobs and chase after kids who don't see her as being a human being in her own right has her so pumped, she's capering like a lunatic.

Panel 3: After all, it feels as if it's been thousands of years since she's been by herself.

Panel 4: She then looks in the mirror and greets the stranger therein.

Summary: This particular strip is the most depressing one that I can think of. After all, Elly never really does live for herself and ends up having to live through Michael. What we have here is what Tvtropes calls a hope spot in that it promises Elly a freedom she never gets to experience. Also, today's notes are a free-form rant about how Lynn loves to see a well-kept hotel room as it's a pleasant change from the CHAOS!!!! on tap at home.
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  • Monday, 26 July 2021

    The one at the home front where Mike proves that he comes by being a revolting ass honestly.

  • Sunday, 25 July 2021

    Come! I will teach you the Elly Patterson! She is this immaturity! She is this wave of nausea! Synopsis: After the family leaves for the day, Elly…

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021

    The one where Jim and Marian start the last phase of their lives together. Panel 1: Now that they've moved their parents into their new home, Phil…