dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 1 August 2014

In today's strip, Elly talks about the horrible side-effects of Connie's leaving town before positioning herself as the casualty of all casualties exceeding all others.

(Strip Number 905, Original Publication Date, 2 August 1985)

Panel 1: Elly expresses disbelief that Connie would think about selling her house because the two of them have been friends and neighbors for years.

Panel 2: She then asks Connie if she's considered what impact this would have on her parents and Lawrence with a view to making her think about how this would mess up his education and disrupt his friendships.

Panel 3: Elly then betrays her real motives by thought-bubbling "WHAT ABOUT ME?!?!"

Summary: While it is a loss for Elly, I think that Lawrence is slightly more sympathetic than someone yearning for another person to agree that children are parasites. Simply put, Connie's career cannot be stalled merely to make life easier for a lazy jerk in a ponytail trolling for companionship.

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