September 30th, 2008

Indignant Candiru

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Here we are at the beginning of the second month of the new era. So far, we've learned that any strip that features Lynn's views on parenthood or marriage are still fairly engaging. Seeing proof that she seems to have learned nothing from her life is entertaining in a sickening way. Everything else is as dull as watching Fred the Fish because nobody wants to see inferior facsimiles of good material.

As an example of this thesis, we're presented with RevElly going out of her way to make RetJohn avoid helping out.

Panel 1: We start out with RetConnie defending him. In her eyes, he's a great catch being honest, reliable, a good father to his kids, and so on and so forth. RevElly, who's busily putting the dishes away for what's probably the tenth time that day, says she knows.

Panel 2: She simply wishes she could get him to do more of his chores. RetConnie asks "Like what?"

Panel 3: RevElly replies dishes and laundry. RetConnie point out that she hates the way he does both.

Panel 4: That's true but she appreciates the gesture. RetConnie strips the gears in her brain trying to reconcile RevElly's yelling how he's doing it wrong with her being grateful he's trying.

Summary: RevElly doesn't actually want to get down off her cross. Nobody would pity her then and she can't hack that.