August 19th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

In today's strip, Lizzie hammers another couple of nails into Elly's side by telling Mike that Mommy throwed away a buncha stuff she didn't like.

(Strip Number 685, Original Publication Date, 21 August 1984)

Panel 1: As Mike plays with one of the toys that Elly hadn't shoved into a garbage bag in a blind rage, Lizzie tells him that Mom threw out his old Batman cape while he was away. This, for some reason, surprises him.

Panel 2: He's equally shocked when Lizzie tells him that Elly also tossed a red Hot Wheel car, his paint set, some chalk, his comics collection and a bunch of paper.

Panel 3: As Mike runs to his closet to check his toy chest, he yells "AAAAGH!!!! NOT MY CAPE!!!! NOT MY PAINTS!!!! LEMME SEE!!!!"

Panel 4: As he roots through his closet, a smiling Lizzie thought-bubbles that Mom was wrong when she said he would never notice.

Summary: Not only are we going to get a Lynnsight in the key of "Go and sin some more", we're being asked to believe that Mike would never have known about this unless evil, chaos-loving Lizzie told him. As I said a few weeks ago, he might have pieced it together on his own owing to his remembering that every Christmas, he goes out on an outing with Dad only to find some of his stuff had sprouted legs and walked out of the house on its own.