March 15th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Saint Patrick's Day 2018

Farley is Elly's favourite 'child' because when she bitches at him, he doesn't talk back.

(Strip Number 5105, Original Publication Date, 18 March 1989)

Panel 1: As Elly reads the newspaper she tells people she doesn't have time to read because she has no help and no time to herself, Liz comes along trolling for praise and asks her which child she likes the best. Since she doesn't seem to be able to coexist with children without yowling about how they're trying to destroy her, her comment about liking them equally means not a whole hell of a lot.

Panel 2: Since Liz didn't get the answer she wanted ("Elizabeth"), she asks Elly who of the two of them is easiest to bring up. Since I'm a monster who wants children in war zones to die because I don't think Lynn has feelings, I tend to turn Elly's comment about how they're equally challenging into a comment about how Elly makes life harder for herself by assuming that her job is to fight the children at every God-damned turn.

Panel 3: Liz smiles a big, greasy smile as she bats her eyes at Elly and asks of the two of them is good the most and does what they're told the most and is the easiest to live with.

Panel 4: A few minutes later, a freaked-out Elizabeth tells Mike that instead of picking either of them to be her favourite, Elly chose the dog.

Summary: Well, of course Elly would say THAT. The dog isn't going to say anything hurtful and wrong about how Elly's need to think of her children as adversaries makes her life worse.
Snarky Candiru2

The latest news entry: "Can you help Lynn?"

One of the latest news items appears to be a mass solicitation for original artwork so as to help complete the second IDW compilation.

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Given that the book is supposed to be published this July, I think that howtheduck is right to assume that once again, Lynn is up to her usual rat-fuckery and trying to impose her will on IDW because SHE has to be in charge and not take orders and be rolled over and told that her pie crust is soggy so she should just kill herself because her mother will NEVER love her and so on and so forth. It never seems to occur to her that tanking a good deal just to yell "I'M RIGHT!!!" is the stupidest move ever.