dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 10 September 2015

We finish up Lizzie's first day of school with John thought-bubbling as how the little things end up being the big things.

(Strip Number 4670, Original Publication Date, 11 September 1986)

Panel 1: Now that she's home from school, John asks Elizabeth what she thinks of it.

Panel 2: She tells him that one child who sits next to her makes noises while another girl bites people when she's upset.

Panel 3: She then lists the restrictions on their behaviour: they always have to be in alphabetical order, they're not allowed on the older children's playground and they have to walk in single file.

Panel 4: John thought-bubbles that first grade is the first great proving ground of life.

Summary: This is because Lizzie is once again being socialized to deal with the eccentricities of others as well as having to deal with a little bit more regimentation. It should be noted that Elly and Lynn seem to have forgotten that Lizzie joined the system already when this came on-line. Given the commentary in the biography the museum commissioned, our remembering that she traveled this road before means that we're horrible monsters who want to pick Lynn apart because we're not grinning imbeciles who can't remember what we had for breakfast.

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