March 4th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

A normal person is going to look at Liz break the milk bag because she's too excited to notice what she's doing and mutter in frustration about clumsy children who should be more careful. Lynn is not normal so Elly is probably going to think that Elizabeth planned to do this in order to stand on Elly's chest and pull her heart out with a pitchfork.

(Strip Number 5096, Original Publication Date, 7 March 1989)

Panel 1: We see Elizabeth walking home from the story idly swinging the grocery bag because she's not really smart enough to pay attention to her surroundings.

Panel 2: Since we remember other strips that have Elly either thought-bubble a black cloud of rage or howl angrily about buying eyeglasses in bulk because of selfishness because a child's inattention cost her, we hope that she stops this because she's headed for a foreseeable accident she's not clever enough to foresee.

Panel 3: We notice something she doesn't when we see her pass by a wooden fence. This means that we can see something coming because we're not eight year olds with undiagnosed vision trouble.

Panel 4: As she gazes in horror because the milk carton broke because she accidentally smacked it against that fence, we await Elly's angry lecture about how Liz hates her and wants her to go broke and how she can't be trusted.

Summary: This heralds an arc in which Liz is punished for lying because she remembers a truth her parents don't like to face: they're not nice people and they don't want to admit accidents happen or that kids are real people with real feelings.