November 3rd, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 4 November 2010

In today's strip, we're reminded that Elly actually thinks that this extension course will lead her to the degree she never gets. I don't know who first said that she wants to not ever get her BA so she can hold it over her family's head forever but s/he is on to something.

(Strip Number 4090, Original Publication Date, 5 November 1981)


Panel 1: It's after class and Elly, who doesn't realize that she's outed herself as an noob, wannabe and idiot, smiles as she thought-bubbles that she's glad that she decided to go back to school.

Panel 2: It feels good for her to be doing something again, thinking again and accepting a challenge. Translation: she hates like fire to cook, clean and deal with the confusing and trying needs of unimportant children and their meaningless concerns that don't affect anything.

Panel 3: As she gets in her car, she thought-bubbles that at last, she's picking up the education she missed.

Panel 4: She just wishes she knew what she was going to do with it.

Summary: I'm so glad that we got a look inside Elly's mind today; that's because we're reminded of her insatiable hunger for recognition, approval and need to be seen with famous people. I know something she does not; being a mother is doing something, requires thinking and is a genuine challenge. The problem is that to Starfrakker Lynn/Elly, it doesn't automatically make one famous so is worthless. Also, she never does get her BA and never will; that's so she can stand around bellowing about her evil family and how they keep on keeping her down. If she got it, they'd be able to say "So you got it later than when you wanted; shut up and move on with your life."
Snarky Candiru2

The New Official Halloween Strip......

I was checking my RSS feed for the strip like I do from time to time when I noticed that Lynn's way of handling the discrepancy in the Halloween strips is by pretending it didn't exist in the first place. The new "official" strip for Halloween is the "Getting the Last Word" idiocy. She even changed the notes:

Lynn's (New) Notes:
Heaven was lying on our living room couch, eating and watching TV. With the old wood and coal furnace, our house was always cold and the warm spot on the couch was something my brother and I fought over. Yes, we fought over the warm spot! So, once ensconced on the sofa, I hated to remove myself and lose that precious bit of heat! If Dad was the one to order you off the couch, you might be able to beg a few more moments of repose. An order from Mom, meant immediate compliance. In this strip, John uses the "ferocious" method of kid-removal. I used it, too. When all else fails, we parents often resort to animal behaviour. I stopped at taking them by the scruff of their necks with my teeth, however!