January 28th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Today, we begin the arc that'll take us through to February when Anne dumps her hellion child Richard onto poor, put-upon Elly.

(Strip Number 794, Original Publication Date, 30 January 1985)

Panel 1: We start things off when an apologetic Anne comes to the door and asks Elly to look after Richard for a few hours.

Panel 2: It so happens that she has to take Christopher to the doctor and Richard wreaks havoc at the doctor's office.

Panel 3: As Anne leaves, she thanks Elly for the solid she's doing her.

Panel 4: As Richard screams in panic because Mommy has left him forever, Elly is not sure it's better for him to wreck havoc in her home rather than elsewhere.

Summary: I should think that we have to trudge through arcs like this, we're dealing with Lynn's rage at the people in her new home who expect her to really be just another housewife. Well, that or this is a final middle finger to the people of Lynn Lake. What it won't be is a reminder that Elly is a crappy friend getting what she deserves for treating Annie like a resource instead of a person.