January 14th, 2017

Indignant Candiru

Sunday, 15 January 2017

We are left wondering what the Hell Aaron did to cheese Lynn off back in late 1987 that isn't having an adolescent's frigged-up sleep cycle because we get a strip that has Mike "fool" pooooor Elly into thinking he's a nice kid.

(Strip Number 7263, Original Publication Date, 17 January 1988)

Panel 1: It's late at night so we find Elly about to enter someone's room to do a bed check.

Panel 2: She opens the door.

Panel 3: She kneels down to kiss an asleep-looking Mike on the forehead.

Panel 4: She marvels at something she's seeing.

Panel 5: As she gets into bed, she tells John that Michael looks like an angel when he's sleeping.

Panel 6: As she's just about to turn off the light, she takes comfort that no matter what happens during the day, they always seem to look perfect when they're sleeping.

Panel 7: She turns off the light on her night stand with an audible click.

Panel 8: Having overheard the noisy light of the coast being clear being turned off, Mike opens his eyes.

Panel 9: Since he's based on Aaron and is built to go to sleep later than Lynn would like, we find him listening to headache music on his headset, reading funny books and eating snacks in bed instead of loving his poor mother and falling asleep when she would like him too.

Summary: While part of me remembers Elly doing this later and losing her mind because she finds a porno mag in his mattress, the rest of me remembers that Lynn seems to regard the fact that Aaron cannot help when he feels tired as a slam against her.