January 16th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 18 January 2020

The one where John and Elly are too distracted and stupid to realize that most of the reason that Liz is moody and distant is that she realizes that her childhood is effectively over.

(Original Publication Date, 19 January 1991)

Panel 1: A while later, we find John doing something exceedingly futile and asking Elly if she too has noticed a change in Elizabeth. Elly says that she hasn't really noticed a change in her behaviour because she's been 'busy' since the Carter administration and also can't be asked to care about what children think lest she be thought of as a stay-at-home mother whose life is wasted by fixating on her children.

Panel 2: Since he forgot all about Liz asking him to his face if he's still going to love her when the new baby arrives, he's bug-eyed with panic because for some reason that escapes him (mostly because it's the most obvious thing in the bloody world), Liz is all moody and negative.

Panel 3: We switch focus by having to watch Liz staring with dread at the new baby's crib.

Panel 4: She then asks herself "Why did they put this stuff in MY room?"

Summary: Because they want to make me tell her "You answered your own question LAST Saturday!"; this is because Elly expects Liz to volunteer what she calls 'just a little help' and what most everyone else calls 'bonded servitude.' Also, it takes another few years for John and Elly to realize that Liz needs space that isn't occupied by a crib or playpen because they think reeeeeeal slllllooooowwwwww.