October 22nd, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

In today's strip, Michael is evil and cruel because he doesn't like to have Lizzie barge in and get in his and his friend's way when he wants to play. This leads to sad, lonely little victim Lizzie asking Farley if he wants to play.

(Strip Number 732, Original Publication Date, 24 October 1984-10-24)

Panel 1: We start things off with Michael telling Lizzie to stop getting the way as he, Lawrence, and Gordon try to do the Moonwalk.

Panel 2: Mike then yells to MAAAAAAA!!!! that Elizabeth keeps getting in the way when he and his friends try to do things.

Panel 3: Michael then tells her to go and find someone her own age to play with.

Panel 4: She approaches a sleeping Farley and asks him if he wants to play tag.

Summary: What Mike loses sight of is that right here and right now, Lizzie doesn't HAVE a girl her age to play with and is forced to seek out the company of older children. Then again, Mike is a Patterson and is thus not capable of seeing past his eventually-to-be-turnip-like nose.