September 14th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 15 September 2013

In today's strip, Lizzie oppresses Elly by telling her that her dream home would be devoid of humanity.

(Strip Number 7168, Original Publication Date, 16 September 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly cursing under her breath because Lizzie hasn't picked up her toys.

Panel 2: As she carries them off, Elly thought-bubbles that she's wasting what seems like most of her life picking up after a family that will only entertain the idea that they should have actually done something for her thirty years after she's died of hard work.

Panel 3: Rather than be grateful that he's grown out of grinning like an asshole and sticking his Y-fronts on the doorknobs like some kind of a freak, Elly asks Mike why he left them on the stairwell like an idiot.

Panel 4: In an effort to force Lizzie to admit that she should put her socks in the hamper, Elly confuses her by asking her a question she already knows.

Panel 5: Next, she asks doofus John if the pants and shirt that don't belong on the damned bed post are dirty or need to be hung up.

Panel 6: She then asks who left the wet towel on the couch.

Panel 7: As she takes the wet towel to the hamper, she reminds us that every time she turns around, she's picking up something some other person left behind.

Panel 8: In frustration, she bellows "Sometimes, I wonder what it would be like to live in a house where everything stayed neat and tidy!!"

Panel 9: Lizzie tells her pissed-off Mommy that she knows what a house like that would be like.

Panel 10: When she says that a house like that would be empty, Elly is shocked into silence.

Summary: The Lynnsight is all about how bored Lynn got when she didn't have people to yell at for trying to destroy her freedom of expression and how she's looking forward to years of happy martyrdom and existential horror. What makes this particular chunk of nonsense all the more horrible is that it's the prelude of two weeks worth of Lynn blinding herself to the fact that thanks to her strip, a lot of people think that Rod and John are the same chauvinistic bucket of pooze despite the fact that the man she was really married to not really having any problem with her career that couldn't have been fixed by toning down John's characterization.