dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

 In today's strip, John shows us that every so often, he does remember that all Elly wants is to be told that she is right to be upset all the time. 

(Strip Number 4041, Original Publication Date, 5 August 1981)

Panel 1: We start off with John telling that he doesn't care how angry Elly is; he loves her.

Panel 2: As she turns to face him, he says that he also doesn't care what she's angry about; he still loves her.

Panel 3: As she starts to smile a little, he says that he doesn't even care if she won't talk, he loves her.

Panel 4: As she hugs him, he thought-bubbles that this is the only way to fight.

Summary: Way to not solve a damned thing. We don't know why Elly is angry and never really learn. We don't get an admission of guilt, we don't see anyone learn a damned thing and we don't even get anything close to these morons realizing that they need to reassure Mike that whatever they were yelling at him about wasn't his fault; all we get is another selection from the abuser's bag of tricks: the bullshit confession of guilt meant to sabotage any attempt at leaving the relationship.

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