dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Elizabeth is too filled with self-pity and self-loathing to even consider the idea that Candace wishes that she was her.

(Strip Number 1403, Original Publication Date, 31 January 1989)

Panel 1: We find Liz in home room wishing that she wasn't herself and that she was anyone else in the world. As she does so, let us make note of the Milborough Mutant who isn't a silhouette; this means that she becomes important to the plot at some point.

Panel 2: As the teacher's silhouette hands the pony-tailed mutant girl's silhouette test back to her, Liz thinks to herself that she'd rather be anyone else because being Liz Patterson is the worst thing in the world. This is nuts because that isn't true until Anthony Caine shows up.

Panel 3: Liz's self-recrimination is interrupted by Overbite McFreckles when she hands her back her spelling test. She sets things up by saying that Liz is ever lucky because she got an A.

Panel 4: She then confuses the shit outta Liz by saying that boy, does she sure wish she was Liz Patterson now.

Summary: This inability to even start to realize that other people wish that they could be her is genetic because her mother spends years denying the very "preposterous" idea that people would kill to be in her place.

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