July 17th, 2020

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 19 July 2020

The one where Elly gets pissed off at April because she's terrified of strange faces.

(Original Publication Date, 21 July 1991)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly smiling as she selects one of April's dressier outfits.

Panel 2: She beams as she puts the outfit on.

Panel 3: She's probably speaking happy baby talk to April about a big day she has planned.

Panel 4: She continues to smile as she puts April in her car seat.

Panel 5: As April sings along happily, Elly is the picture of mirth.

Panel 6: Elly continues to smile as she takes April into a photography studio to take baby pictures. This is about where the conflict comes in.

Panel 7: This is because April is confused and vaguely horrified by the presence of the photographer's unfamiliar face.

Panel 8: She reminds us of how she 'deliberately embarrasses' Elly in the future by wanting to be nowhere near mall Santas when she starts crying in dismay no matter how Elly and the shutterfly try to cheer her up.

Panel 9: The man shrugs in confusion as Elly takes her child away. There won't be any photos today, I take it.

Panel 10: As April once again sings happily because Mommy made the mutant go away, Elly scowls in rage because she does not understand children, never shall and has never had the least sign that she wants to.

Summary: Elly never manages to understand that newborns don't have an agenda, does she? Anyone with a brain and a heart would see that April is scared and sympathize with her. Elly has neither of those.