March 29th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 30 March 2012

Since Lynn is sort of a twit, she doesn't realize that Connie's enthusiastic confession that she's changing herself to become what she thinks Ted wants is less a slam against Ted for being a bully that can't let Connie be herself can also be a reminder that Connie can be taken to be a needy freak who scares the crap out of him.

(Strip Number 384, Original Publication Date, 8 April 1983)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Connie and Elly drinking coffee. Connie grins manically as she tells Elly that she doesn't have to wait too long before Ted proposes.

Panel 2: This is because she cooks the way he likes, acts the way he'd like her to and even dresses the way he wants her to.

Panel 3: She then says that slowly but surely, she's changing him to suit her. Elly rolls her eyes in mild disgust because Connie's dating a monster who doesn't want her to be her.

Summary: The problem with this sort of thing is that, well, we know that Ted finds Connie's transforming into what she thinks he wants her to be as being scarier than Hell. Sure, the Lynnsight will be all about EVIL men and how all men everywhere are too EVIL to let women be who they are but that collides noisily with an unpleasant reality Lynn can't see: no one wants to date the crazy woman from Single White Female.