March 18th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday. 19 March 2011

We end the week with a reminder that Lynn has it in her head that children actively hate the idea of their parents being happy.

(Strip Number 4152, Original Publication Date, 20 March 1982)

Panel 1: As Elly prepares to gossip to Anne about Connie's latest humiliation, she tells Lizzie to pick up the dollies she's playing with.

Panel 2: Lizzie's reaction is to roll around on the floor screaming "WAHHHHHH!! NO!! IDON'WANNA!! NO!! NO!!"

Panel 3: As Elly picks Lizzie up in a manner guaranteed to produce huffy letters from Janelle J or Jan C about how it's actually safe to pick a struggling child up like a sack of meal, Annie asks "Why the perfomance?"

Panel 4: Gorey-Eyed Elly growls "She's got an audience."

Summary: Since Lynn isn't good with kids and wasn't their primary caregiver, we're probably in for a self-serving Lynnsight that tells us "Of course children only act up because they want attention or to humiliate us; it couldn't possibly be anything else or I'd be a jackass and a failure as a human being."
winding road

Thérèse: The Unauthorised Biography

Author's Note: Please forgive me for letting this story drop. I can't promise that I'll finish it soon, but I've still got the draft on my computer. I can post a tiny bit more right now.

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Part 4

Thérèse still hadn’t had time to meet the Pattersons by the time the autumn semester was underway. Between her studies, her social life, and occasional contract work with Mr. Caine’s firm, she simply didn’t have time. But she had already learned more about this strange family than she cared to know. Ever since their first visit to Milborough, Anthony wouldn’t stop talking about them.

“I’ve been friends with them ever since I was in school,” he said. “They’re such wonderful people! They’ve always accepted me. They’re kind, and funny, and friendly, and they care so much about their community, and....”

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