October 11th, 2017

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 13 October 2017

Today's strip in which Lizzie is on the losing side of recess politics sets up something that's really harsh in hindsight.

(Strip Number 5032, Original Publication Date, 14 October 1988)

Panel 1: We plod mercilessly on with Lizzie asking a girl named Brandy if she wants to go play on the swings. Brandy gets all uppity when she says no.

Panel 2: This angers and confuses Lizzie who points out that yesterday, she said they could be friends. Brandy says that was yesterday. (Gee. I wonder if Dawn was at the losing end of the same conversation just now.)

Panel 3: Since it's kind of obvious that Brandy is the type to declare "whoever shows up first" is her BFF, she tells her that today, she's friends with another yellow-haired girl named Rebekah and that maybe the two of them can be friends another time.

Panel 4: Since Lizzie doesn't like dealing with her own brand of fickleness when she's the victim of it, she yells that she can hardly wait.

Summary: Lynn and Lizzie want to cast Brandy as a selfish snob but it seems to me that she's just some kid with a rather fluid idea of who her friend is. It's like watching Mike latch on to the first person who showed up when he yelled "I'm over HERE" two months ago.