February 19th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 21 February 2020

The one where Elly complains so much, she wakes the baby. Also the one where Elly ends up wondering what evil conflict-causing man or selfish classmate who hates motherhood put in into her poor children's head that they're overweight.

(Original Publication Date, 22 February 1991)

Panel 1: Seconds after wondering why Connie envies her anything (because she's convinced that being Elly Patterson is The Worst Thing In This Or Any Other Possible World), Elly says "Know what I want to do? Sleep on my stomach! I want to be able to bend over! I want to see my feet again!"

So far, she's pretty much established herself as an expectant mother in her third trimester who wishes the baby would hurry up and get born. She's about to go off on a crazy tangent, though.

Panel 2: She wants to do what she wants to do, take a deep breath and wear her old clothes. She then goes back to the well and invites Connie to pity her because she's the size of a duplex.

Panel 3: Having heard the familiar noise of angry complaining, the baby responses by moving around with vigour.

Panel 4: Elly develops a case of Bangs Of Total Defeat when she tells Connie that she just woke the guy downstairs.

Summary: Since she really is a teensy bit over her ideal weight, Elly will spend the rest of her life doing two things: standing around bellowing about how fat and disgusting she is and trying to figure out who is to blame for April asking if an outfit makes her look fat. She joins Lynn and Cathy Guisewite in not wanting to look at the crazy person in the mirror.