dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Saturday, 30 April 2016

As threatened, we end the arc with John applying evil male common sense and horrible, horrible logic to the situation by pointing out that maybe Elly is worried about absolutely nothing again.

(Strip Number 4796, Original Publication Date, 2 May 1987)

Panel 1: Since Elly can't climb down off of her cross about peer pressure, she complains to John that the kids have too much pressure to grow up before asking him why Lizzie can't be a little child for a while.

Panel 2: John responds to this by beckoning Elly to the window to see something that she needs to see.

Panel 3: What he wants her to watch is Elizabeth stomping and splashing in the mud like the six year old girl she is, earrings or no earrings, nylons or no nylons.

Panel 4: He tells her that he doesn't think they should be worried growing up any time soon.

Summary: This seems to be his job when Elly tries to fight peer pressure. As it will be with the Boston Original arc, he's trying to tell Elly that peer pressure isn't a sign that children want to murder and eatreject their mother. Ah, well. That's the price children have to pay for having a mom who wanted to flay her mother alive for daring to care enough to correct her and tell her she could do bttter.

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