July 9th, 2019

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Today's strip is something of a milestone. That's because this is the earliest occurrence of awarding Elly positive attributes she has not actually earned when Sue praises her for single-handedly using motherhood to save the library.

Panel 1: We switch to the other track of Saturday's collision when we take a look at Elly being Librarian Superwoman. This is because we start with her telling Sue that she finished those three book reviews and took them to the paper and scheduled the story teller for next Saturday.

Panel 2: She also managed to prise loose funding for a literacy program from a corporate sugar daddy and booked a children's art show for next September.

If things had continued on, Elly would have probably done any number of other things that would in real life be done by the woman fangirling over a Mary Sue.

Panel 3: Sue marvels at all of this and asks her where she learned to do twenty things at once.

Panel 4: Elly smirks as she explains "Easy....I'm a mother."

Summary: Watching her be the quiet power behind the library appears to have been a conscious decision on Lynn's part to make us angry at the child whose presence takes her role away. Simply put, April must pay and pay and pay for asking to be born and thus ruining Elly's last chance to matter....no matter how many chances Elly gets (only to squander for a specious reason) later on and no matter how many times from now until she gets let go where Lynn seems to have forgotten that Elly actually did have a job in the first place.