January 4th, 2020

Royally Peeved Candiru

Monday, 6 January 2020

The one where John becomes a mouthpiece for the Lynn That Actually is when he tells the Lynn She'd Like Us To Believe She Is that the new and unfamiliar is by definition bad and wrong.

(Original Publication Date, 7 January 1991)

Panel 1: As they sit at the table, LynnJohn tells Strawman Hippy ChickElly that she cannot believe that she's planning on having the baby at home. StrawmamElly tells LynnJohn that most women in Europe have home births.

Panel 2: Lynn/John is unmoved because here in North America, we have children in hospitals so we can have all the good drugs and be blessedly zonked out. Strawman/Elly misses the point entirely when she says that she's not sick because she doesn't see that she's at much higher risk of complications at her age.

Panel 3: She then reminds Lynn/John that women have been giving birth at home for hundreds of years. Lynn/John knows this.

Panel 4: Lynn/John hints broadly at what the endgame is when s/he says that s/he doesn't want to try anything new.

Summary: I should think that if one were to write a letter supposing that Lynn would somehow cheat by having a home birth by accident that traumatizes everyone, one would be accused of stealing the joy from her. They might as well have Mike come along and say "April will fool all of us!!"