dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 16 March 2017

We remind ourselves that most of the reason that Mike picks on Lizzie is that without doing so, his life would be bland and joyless.

(Strip Number 1265, Original Publication Date, 16 March 1988)

Panel 1: Later that day, Lizzie asks Michael for a box and he won't let her have it.

Panel 2: He stands there as she has a tantrum about he's an unfair meanie that she has to tell on because he only wants it because she does.

Panel 3: Having seemed the have gotten what he seems to have wanted, he changes his mind and says she can have it after all. She says "I can?"

Panel 4: When she asks why he couldn't have done that in the first place, he says it was too easy.

Summary: Liz never quite managed to figure out that Mike does a lot of the dumb shit he did to her because she always gave him what he wanted: an angry and entertaining overreaction. Lizardbreath still doesn't understand this because she's Elly 2.0: a short-tempered, short-sighted cretin who assumes that she's the only smart person on Earth.

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