September 5th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Rather than admit that she put the wall-paper up wrong because she's doing a two-person job by herself, Elly thinks that her walls are crooked.

(Strip Number 5016, Original Publication Date, 7 September 1988)

Panel 1: We see Elly squinting as she sits on the floor and measures the wallpaper.

Panel 2: She squints (and makes me wonder if Lizzie isn't the only one who kind of NEEDS glasses right now) as she puts the wallpaper up.

Panel 3: As she looks at her handiwork, she notices something that's not quite right: she put it on crooked because she bit off more than she can chew.

Panel 4: Since she'd rather not admit that since she can't really see very well, she put the wallpaper up crooked, she tells herself that the walls are crooked.

Summary: As I recall, it takes Elly a whole lot longer to admit that her vision is not what it could be. Lizzie resists because she thinks people look stoooooopid in glasses. Elly resists because people look oooooooooooooooooooooooold in glasses. Both are wrong and vain and dumb.