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Sunday, 10 August 2008

Today's strip depicts the human cost of the Settlepocalypse; to be specific, its use as another excuse for Deanna to avoid having to interact with the weird, incomprehensible half-people that emerged from her uterus. It also involves her refusal to see the world from their perspective because of the foolishly destructive belief she shares with Saint Flapandhonk: anticipating how children react is a bad thing because it somehow lowers you to the status of child. This leads her to stand there all gobsmacked because of a predictable thing she refuses to foresee.

Panel 1: We start off with her putting yet more finishing touches on the Miracle Dress as well as revealing the source of the latest banner.

Panel 2: As she does so, she starts to attract spectators: the small people who, for some strange reason, refuse to play fair and act like tiny adults.

Panel 3: Meredith's giggling finally alters her to their unwelcome presence.

Panel 4: As a vapidly-staring Lizardbreath looks on, she tells them to find something else to do.

Panel 5: That something else had better not be watching television.

Panel 6: Or raiding the fridge.

Panel 7: And if they thing they're getting their clothes dirty, they'd better think again.

Panel 8: Meredith and Robin give each other a conspiratorial (and vaguely sexual) little grin; what fairest1 calls the "are you pondering what I'm pondering?" look.

Panel 9: Deanna gives us the great-granddaddy of all gobsmacked expressions (as well as finally mutating into Elly) upon seeing her children playing naked in the sprinkler. Not only did she not see this coming, she's also worried about the neighbors or (more importantly) Elly might think. Any random neighbor would think that she's a stubborn boob who doesn't know the blindest thing about children and refuses to enlighten herself because she calls a truculent refusal to learn from her mistakes firmness of character.

Summary: Thank God this is the last "Kids are an incomprehensible and infernal nuisance" Sunday strip.
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