June 12th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 13 June 2016

We return to the wedding preparation story arc when Lizzie balks at being flower girl because she's not surrounded by a comforting crowd that can protect her from the Looming Shape Of Imbecile Malice that haunts her subconscious.

(Strip Number 4815, Original Publication Date, 15 June 1987)

Panel 1: Having explained that Marian has put the finishing touches on Lizzie's flower girl dress, Elly asks Georgia what she thinks.

Panel 2: Georgia tells Lizzie that she's going to be the prettiest flower girl in the world.

Panel 3: Georgia then explains that Lizzie will be the first member of the wedding party to come down the aisle. Before she can explain what she expects of her, panicky Lizzie blurts out "FIRST?"

Panel 4: When she half-way shrieks that she doesn't WANT to be first because she's terrified of crowds, Georgia's eyes are out on stalks because she hears something different: "I WANT TO RUIN YOUR WEDDING BECAUSE I'M BAD!!!"

Summary: This is sort of proof of Elly's belief that her soon-to-be sister-in-law-by-law doesn't really get children. Just as Panicky Idiot Bridezilla Lizardbreath screams STOP!!!! at the Weird Frenchy Girl because she thinks that silly word play will somehow ruin HER day, Georgia is transfixed by the notion that life will be ruined forever because a frightened child is terrified of the prospect of marching down an aisle of strange (and thus by definition hostile) faces.