dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Let's see what today's strip is; since it's the holiday long weekend in Canada, we might expect John to engage in hand-to-hand combat with a barbecue.

ETA: I wasn't even close; the strip focuses on Lizzie and Elly and can best be described by the phrase "adhesion failure-induced trauma in an urban setting".

Panel 1: We're at the checkout at some store or other. As the cashier rings up Elly's purchase, we see our hero with bills in one hand and a change purse in the other as a guy who looks like John but isn't because he doesn't wear glasses and some random older lady.

Panel 2: Suddenly, Elly notices something is wrong: she doesn't know where Elizabeth is and yells LIZZIE!!.

Panel 3: As a panicked Elly yells "LIZZIE! Where are you?", we see Lynn's low opinion of the average man made manifest; that's because PseudoJohn and Random Lady play statue instead of helping Elly.

Panel 4: We shift our focus to Lizzie. As usual, she's clinging to someone's legs so as to not get lost.

Panel 5: She looks up so as to see Mommy's familiar face and finds a complete stranger smiling down at her.

Panel 6: The end result: a piercing SHRIEK!!!

Panel 7: The guy hands her off to Elly and says "Same jeans, different legs."

Summary: We've just been shown the reason why Lynn things Lizzie has to cling to Elly's shoulders. It's not enough to simply cling to someone for safety, you see; you have to see who you're latched onto. Never mind that Elly would have been smarter to have Lizzie in a baby carriage or something, her way is the best.

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