April 2nd, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 3 April 2011

In today's strip, Elly takes Mike's random comment about her parenting far harder than she ought to; she also reminds us that she's about five seconds away from belting Mike in the throat for not responding to her insane demands fast enough.

(Strip Number 7113, Original Publication Date, 4 April 1982)

Panel 1: We start things off with Gorey-Eyed Mike telling Lizzie to give him back a spaceman toy because he had it first; Elly tells him to give it to her because she can remember a lot of occasions in which Mike grabbed something she was playing with.

Panel 2: Since he never got the point of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", Mike yells about how unfair that is.

Panel 3: He then reminds her that she didn't even see what happened so doesn't know that it's Lizzie's fault. Elly tells him not to argue with him because she thinks that "argue" means "express an opinion that differs from her own"; he says that he isn't and she says he is.

Panel 4: Milliseconds later, Elly totally loses her shit and screams at a horrified Mike and Lizzie that she's had it with both of them because she can't stand their petty fights; her claim that they're driving her crazy makes a man in Saint John mutter "Short drive."

Panel 5: Mike tells her "Well, you don't have to yell..."; Elly's response is to look shocked.

Panel 6: We get a close-up of her frowning in despair.

Panel 7: We then see her slumped on the coach thought-bubbling about how no matter how much parenting she does, she's still an amateur.

Summary: I don't know about you but I'm expecting a Lynnsight about how awful it was for Lynn to have to play referee; we can also expect to be told that only people who haven't raised children would question Elly's alleged technique. Imagine going berserk because you have to figure out what's really going on and calling yourself loving, firm or fair.