April 14th, 2008

Panicky Candiru

Monday, 14 April 2008

Let's see how she stalls the Settlepocalypse this time. Is howtheduck right about our being in for another week of incoherent retreads or are we faced with modern-day zits-and-vacuuming? In any event, Lynn will delay the inevitable long enough to make the Settlenuptuals seem like sweet release.

Panel 1: And we're back to the presnt day. Connie leads off this prelude to another series of incoherent flashbacks by noting that they were hardworking young mothers. Elly states that since she didn't have a paying job, she cannot be said to have worked. Way to internalize John's bullshit, bitch.

Panel 2: Connie reminds her that she had three children whose raising she bungled to which Elly responds Connie screwed up solo.

Panel 3: Connie wonders how they managed to keep up with it all to which a hatefully self-congratulatory and delusional Elly responds that they were tough. I know. Her eyes are brown because she's full of shit.

Panel 4: The proof of that is her listing a whole bunch of positive qualities she did not have. Where was her responsibilty when she saw April open that gate and did nothing about it? Her reliability when she could never be consistent about anything? Her practicality when she set herself up to fail and determination when she caved in to Mike's nastiness? Connie compounds the self-aggrandizing stupidity by adding in the fact they were supposedly loving and forgiving when they were neither.

Panel 5: Elly's response about how hard it was to fake caring about her family tells me we're in for another week or so of looking at her bellow at her children and husband over nitpicky, trivial things and simper about being a victim.

ETA: Comics Curmudgeon warned us we're in for a horrible week. As I've said before, the male snarkers should wear a cup.

ETA 2: Your humble servant is the latest victim of Service Pack One for Vista. That means that until I'm back on my cybernetic feet again later in the week, regnad_kcin or whoever else wants it will have to set up the daily thread.

Tuesday, April 15

Tax day in the US! Since mine are taken care of, I can fill in for dreadedcandiru this one time.

"Quotes": One.

Panel 1: Oh for crissakes. Liz and Lawrence were not friends. They weren't enemies, but the five-year age gap meant that first Mike was constantly shooing Liz away when his friends were around, then when she was a bit older, she didn't want to be around any boys, and after that, the gap between, say, 12 and 17 was unbreachable. Really, if Lawrence were straight, I'd be very leery of his wanting to be "friends" with a girl as much younger than him as Liz was.

Also, this overlooks Annie and her kids. Lizzie interacted far more with Christopher and Richard than she ever did with Lawrence.

Also also, this panel reminds me of my third-grade project, in which I made a diorama of...a street, I forget in what era. I thought it needed people, so I wrapped fabric scraps around toothpicks and stood them up. Long story short, on Parents' Night, many adults were greatly amused by the sign that said "Those pink things are PEOPLE!"

Panel 2: Oh, crimeny. "Little Lizzie" indeed. OTOH, it pretty much is as if nothing changed since Liz was a child. And yes, we KNOW Elly likes Granthony. Does Elly have anything to contribute to this convo, or is it going to be all call-and-response?

Panel 3: And now the dogs are pink. And why haven't they set a date, I wonder? If nothing else, they could plan according to when Granthony's insurance turns over. Or when enough people have time off from work. Or choose the same date as April's high school graduation. Everyone will be in town anyway, right? Or worse -- that'll be the only way to GET all the relatives to Milborough for grad.

Panel 4: Whatever. I honestly don't know what that's supposed to mean. Except that These Kids Today are so...Not Like Us, I guess.