dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Let's see how Lynn's feelings of inferiority and self-loathing manifest themselves today; perhaps she will twist Rod/John's attempts to console her into a vile insult. It doesn't, after all, take too much thinking to realize that she twisted his complimenting her cooking into a smug put-down, does it?

Panel 1: The place: the Pattermanse's kitchen. The time: a few hours before dinner. The players: John and Elly. We start with Elly-the-perennially-martyred looking in the freezer section of the fridge and telling John that they could have coq au vin or Beef Stroganoff.

Panel 2: She whimsically declares in a ridiculously hammy French accent that ze chef will make ze delicacy of his choice.

Panel 3: He replies that he'll eat anything just so long as it's something he can recognize.

Panel 4: Her response to that is to sit and mope that mac-and-cheese has lost its challenge somehow. It should be noted that her face is forzen in the Bug-Eyed Glare of Existential Horror.

Summary: In the real world, it would have been obvious that Rod is a firm believer in the trinity that English Canadians really worship: meat and two veg. That means that on special occasions, he'll gladly eat the best food but on a day-to-day basis, he prefers the simpler things. This is not, of course, to say that he'll eat the same damned thing night after night; that's just how Lynn misinterpreted his refusal to play along with her fantasy that she was Julia Child.

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