(Strip Number 1046, Original Publication Date, 2 May 1986)
Panel 1: We see Elly at the type-writer telling the troops to eat without her because she wants to finish her work. (HUM! This seems familiar.)
Panel 2: John tells Elly that she seems to have become obsessed with writing and accuses her of being out of control.
Panel 3: She replies that she's inspired and asks him how she's supposed to control inspiration.
Panel 4: John irritates her by stating that she has the options of stick, spray or roll on because he rhymed inspiration with perspiration.
Summary: This particular strip is quite clearly aimed at unappreciative family members who want to derail Lynn's train of thought by forcing her to participate in boring, ordinary endeavours when the Muses await. They aren't concerned about her well-being, they're just jealous clods who want to keep her down...as we'll see tomorrow. Also, when she's on the receiving end of this sort of thing, she stands around screaming about how she QUITS MOTHERHOOD BECAUSE SHE'S HAD ENOUGH!!!!!!!