January 19th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

It seems to me that we're in for a fillerific week so that Lynn can stretch this already implausible arc out even further; let's just hope that we get a new-ruin that has more of Elly and Annie going tripolar on us, though. The next reprint in sequence sort of makes Mike look like B.D.'s love child.

Sadly, it's exactly the strip I thought it might be.

Panel 1: As he and Lawrence put on their coats, Mike yells "I missed recess and I had to write lines and I'm never coming back to school! NEVER!!"

Panel 2: He then yells "I got kicked out of the library and I hate my teacher and it's all HER fault!!" Lawrence asks why.

Panel 3: Mike turns into what looks like a horrifying genetic mash-up of Linus Van Pelt and B.D. from Doonesbury as he growls that she caught him mashing spitballs in the dictionary.

Summary: Ordinarily, I wouldn't pay the blindest bit of attention to a tantrum like this; the idea that the teacher is a bad person for punishing Mike for misbehavior instead of letting him get away with it because the world is supposed to revolve around him is, sadly, something a six-year old would think. The problem I have is that the Mike that was about to deliver a long, boring and probably insulting speech at Liz's wedding never grew out of thinking like this. Like Elly before him, he thinks that everything is someone else's fault.