November 18th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 19 November 2010

Mike's being made a fool of has him wishing that he could find a hole in which to crawl and die; I'd care a lot more if he spent one second caring about the feelings of those around him.

(Strip Number 197, Original Publication Date, 20 November 1981)

Panel 1: We start off with Deanna asking Mike if there's something he'd like to say to her.

Panel 2: Mike, who at this point has the same magenta skin as Thaal Sinestro (or any other native of Korugar), starts to stammer out that well, heh, mmm, he thinks that Deanna is....

Panel 3: Darryl's off-camera yell of "He thinks you're gorgeous!" astonishes Deanna and, judging from how he's doubled over, mortifies Mike.

Panel 4: Mike hangs is head in shame because he's been humiliated FOREVER and thought-bubbles that he thinks he's going to die; my guess is that he's still stressing over this as we speak while everyone else has forgotten it happened.

Summary: Just as his mother doesn't listen too well but gets enraged when people tune her out, Mike has an unlovely tendency to over-react to life's minor inconveniences while insisting that the feelings of those around him are as nothing. That makes it difficult, if not impossible, to care about today's strip.