February 6th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 7 February 2016

In today's strip, Elly overreacts to the children's going stir crazy because it's too damned cold out for them to wander around like lost souls.

(Strip Number 7236, Original Publication Date, 8 February 1987)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike looking out the window and sighing because it's too cold out to play.

Panel 2: Lizzie goes channel-surfing in order to find something to fill the void left by Elly and John's inability to engage with their children.

Panel 3: Mike bounces a ball against the wall out of boredom.

Panel 4: Lizzie flips through the only book in the house.

Panel 5: Mike kicks the walls of his bedroom.

Panel 6: He walks over to Lizzie's room where she's humming to herself.

Panel 7: Out of sheer boredom, he bops her on the head.

Panel 8: They turn into a flailing, shouting ball of limbs, anger and violence.

Panel 9: This finally attracts the attention of their (alleged) parents when John asks Elly what's wrong with them.

Panel 10: Panicky Elly panics as she grabs him by the shirt-front and tells him that it's FEBRUARY!!!!

Summary: We can expect a Lynnsight that either berates the kids for succumbing to cabin fever or us for wondering why Lynn would send them out to freeze to death in order not to have them underfoot. We can also expect a defense of her refusal to interact with them unless she wants to nag them about something.