September 21st, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

We end the arc with Annie complaining that Steve insists that she spend most of her time serving him and his buddies; the problem with hear-say like this is that we never get to hear Steve's side of things. 

(Strip Number 175, Original Publication Date, 23 September 1981)

Panel 1: As she gets little Christichard dressed to go home, Elly tells Annie that if Steve likes football so much, maybe she should get interested in it as well. 

Panel 2: Annie says that she supposes that Elly might be on to something.

Panel 3: The problem is that she's so busy serving Steve and his friends....

Panel 4: ....that she never has the time to sit down and learn anything.

Summary: We sort of know that Lynn's Notes will supply us with the context "Doug was a jerk who wanted to chain me to the kitchen"; at least, that's what I expect to see as a way of explaining things. The problem I have with this whole arc is that we will never see Steve's side of things. That's a shame because it would be nice to see what he sees when he sits down to watch the game with everyone who isn't John. I can imagine him saying something along the lines of "How can she complain about football? She never seems to want to sit down and watch or anything; the instant someone's glass or plate is empty, she's there filling it."