dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 26 October 2014

In today's strip, Elly thoughtfully gives Lizzie a crippling fear of thunderstorms.

(Strip Number 7201, Original Publication Date, 27 October 1985)

Panel 1: It's late at night in Milborough and there's a thunderstorm in the area.

Panel 2: We focus in on the Patterson house as the thunder rumbles.

Panel 3: We see Lizzie destroying her eyesight as she happily watches the thunder and telling her toy bunny how beautiful the lightning is.

Panel 4: Since she's five and been told the world runs on miracles and unicorn farts by stupid sentimental women who think little brains can't handle the truth, she means it when she says that thunder is just angels playing the drums.

Panel 5: We switch focus to the master bedroom to find Elly shocked away by a loud thunderclap.

Panel 6: As she puts on her housecoat, Elly resolves to check on poor little Lizzie because she's sure to be terrified.

Panel 7: Not terrified Lizzie smiles as the lightning delights her and screws up her vision.

Panel 8: Suddenly, a voice calls her name.

Panel 9: Upon seeing the haggard silhouette calling her name, Lizzie screams in pants-soiling terror. If she wasn't afraid of thunderstorms before, she sure is now.

Summary: This, sadly, leads us into a Little Lindy show that has her whine about how scared she was of the monster under the bed when she finally got her own bedroom. One night, she was cowering under the sheets during a thunderstorm when Mother came to check on her and well, the rest is fodder for a Sunday strip.

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