dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 4 November 2010

In today's strip, we're reminded that Elly actually thinks that this extension course will lead her to the degree she never gets. I don't know who first said that she wants to not ever get her BA so she can hold it over her family's head forever but s/he is on to something.

(Strip Number 4090, Original Publication Date, 5 November 1981)

Panel 1: It's after class and Elly, who doesn't realize that she's outed herself as an noob, wannabe and idiot, smiles as she thought-bubbles that she's glad that she decided to go back to school.

Panel 2: It feels good for her to be doing something again, thinking again and accepting a challenge. Translation: she hates like fire to cook, clean and deal with the confusing and trying needs of unimportant children and their meaningless concerns that don't affect anything.

Panel 3: As she gets in her car, she thought-bubbles that at last, she's picking up the education she missed.

Panel 4: She just wishes she knew what she was going to do with it.

Summary: I'm so glad that we got a look inside Elly's mind today; that's because we're reminded of her insatiable hunger for recognition, approval and need to be seen with famous people. I know something she does not; being a mother is doing something, requires thinking and is a genuine challenge. The problem is that to Starfrakker Lynn/Elly, it doesn't automatically make one famous so is worthless. Also, she never does get her BA and never will; that's so she can stand around bellowing about her evil family and how they keep on keeping her down. If she got it, they'd be able to say "So you got it later than when you wanted; shut up and move on with your life."

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