dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 25 April 2016

While we're supposed to think that Lizzie isn't really ready for the pain earrings cause, we have to remember that Elly tends to forget her own strength.

(Strip Number 1146, Original Publication Date, 27 April 1987)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly fighting with Elizabeth while trying to clean her new earring piercings; while it's true that Lizzie should maybe not fidget so much and that piercings do hurt, there's an extraneous factor Elly never seems to acknowledge that adds to the pain: the fact that Elly is applying a harsh antiseptic on a cotton ball instead of saline on a Q-tip. In this case, more is not better.

Panel 2: As sore-eared and miserable Lizzie walks by, John asks how the ear-piercing went and if they succeeded in making her more beautiful.

Panel 3: He allows as how the earrings look pretty.

Panel 4: The problem is that she'll have to do something about the pouting, angry and frustrated expression on her face.

Summary: We're clearly going for an "Elly was right and her foolish child should have waited until Ellyshe was old enough to handle this" thing here. The problem is that Lynn doesn't remember the strips that have Elly forget her own strength; this gives snarkertrolls an opening to assume that Elly's idea of a gentle cleansing in order to prevent infection feels as if she's trying to see if Lizzie's ears detach.

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