dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 6 January 2015

Selfish, evil and wrong Lawrence is selfish, evil and wrong because he selfishly, evilly and wrongly refuses to admit that good children instantly adapt to adult demands and have none of that pesky free will stuff hindering the adult right to command him to do their bidding.

(Strip Number 4741, Original Publication Date, 7 January 1987)

Panel 1: As they get sodas from the fridge, Lawrence reminds Mike that all his life, it's just been him and his mom.

Panel 2: Now, for reasons that elude him, it's him, his mom, her husband and his daughters.

Panel 3: He goes on to complain that everyone tells him that he'll adjust to this.

Panel 4: The problem is that he's not a television that can be adjusted at will.

Summary: What he is happens to be a ten year old boy who has a ten year old boy's narrow perspective on life. This seems to insulate him from having to realize that Molly and Gayle are saying much the same thing about having a new mom and new kid brother. The man delivering flowers to Pattersons on command sees and knows their pain. The boy living it can't because he's sort of dim and can't quite work out that most of why Molly lands on Mike with both feet next August is because she can finally find something to control.

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