dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Canada Day 2015

As a nation breathes a sigh of relief because Leah's problems are so trivial compared to what they were expecting, Annie scrambles to find a reason to blame herself for the horror inflicted on an innocent.

(Strip Number 6035, Original Publication Date, 2 July 1986)

Panel 1: Elly asks Annie what she means by that 'not perfect' business because Leah looks fine to her.

Panel 2: Super Freaked-Out Annie points out that Leah's got six fingers on each hand.

Panel 3: Since Annie blames her own selfishness for this, she scrambles to explain to herself what she could have done different to prevent the catastrophe. Did she eat something wrong? Did she do something she shouldn't have?

Panel 4: When she pathetically pleads to Elly to tell her what horrible thing she did to end up with such a deformed and imperfect child, Elly has no answer.

Summary: I should think that at the time, most of the people reading this would have asked Annie "Is that all? A couple of extra fingers that'll come off when she's three or so?" because they were prepared to be told she had cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, Down's syndrome or a hole in her heart. What they'd also tell her is that she could no more have prevented those scourges by eating organic than she could have made the extra fingers that malicious infant Lynn is so blasted obsessed by not show up.

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