January 3rd, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 4 January 2015

In today's strip, Elly revels in the ability to be able to take a long bath and thus tune out the horrible family that demands more attention from her than she would care to give.

(Strip Number 6154, Original Publication Date, 5 January 1986)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike playing with a toy plane and making very loud engine noises.

Panel 2: We follow that by having Lizzie on all fours barking at Farley.

Panel 3: The strip most people will read starts with John watching Hockey Night In Canada with the volume turned up so as to drown out the kids.

Panel 4: As Elly saunters down the hall in her robe, we find Mike sticking his tongue out at Lizzie as she complains to DAD-DEE!!!!!! that she hadda dog first an'Mike's gotta gives him back. (Personally, I'd be more worried that he's got a freaked-out Farley in a Bulgarian headlock but that's because I'm a picky-face who hates laughter.)

Panel 5: As Lizzie yells at Daddy because he isn't beating the stuffing out of Ugly Brother like a good daddy should, John asks Elly if she's taking a shower. She tells him that she's going to take a nice long soak in the tub.

Panel 6: She then states that she finds baths much more relaxing than showers.

Panel 7: When we see her in the tub, we find out the reason as to why she finds baths more relaxing when she thought-bubbles that with her ears submerged the way they are, she can't hear her family at all. (She also can't see that Malevolent Bath Duck is about to strike.)

Summary: Well, at least we're getting a look at the real Lynn here. Lindy never did much care for normal household life because she found it totally overwhelming so it makes sense she'd find a way to tune out the normal, average life she sees as brain-melting, soul-shriveling CHAOS!!!!