July 1st, 2015

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Well-meaning imbecile Elly tells Annie that given the number of things that could have gone wrong, Leah's polydactyly is not something she should tear herself apart over. Given that she's just delivered a war zone speech, Annie should probably tear Elly apart for talking down to her.

(Strip Number 4643, Original Publication Date, 3 July 1986)

Panel 1: Elly tries to calm Annie down by saying that while she's no expert, it seems to her that they could easily perform corrective surgery so they don't have to buy customized gloves and such.

Panel 2: Annie tells her that when Leah is older, they'll perform the surgery.

Panel 3: Since Annie doesn't want to lectured to by an idiot who she knows would be taking this far worse, she tells Elly that she can't stand this and wishes Leah was normal right now.

Panel 4: Eva WarzoneElly tells her that since it's a bloody miracle that something far worse didn't go wrong, it's bloody amazing that anyone's born normal.

Summary: What amuses me is I sort of know what would happen if Mike, Liz or April had been polydactylic. Annie is reacting more or less like anyone normal would and probably resents the refugee-in-a-war-zone speech she just absorbed; Elly would unhinge her jaw and start screaming about the devil child who cruelly decided to be born with more than the proper number of fingers so s/he could make his/her poooooor mother go broke buying custom gloves.