dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Friday, 11 February 2011

It seems to me that John's presence in yesterday's strip is a lead-in to his doing something stupid and useless today so that he can thwart Elly's super-awesome plan to avoid dealing with her children.

I wish; it's Elly bullshitting Mike about bedtime.

Panel 1: It's eight in the evening at the Pattermanse; as Mike holds an anachronistic remote control, Elly tells him it's bedtime and he plays the "AWWWW!!! No fair" card.

Panel 2: As he slumps upstairs, he asks why he has to go to bed the same time as Elizabeth; his reasoning is that since he's older, he should have a later bedtime.

Panel 3: Having tucked Mike in, Elly tells him "How about this? You have to be in bed at the same time lying down with the light off but you don't have to sleep." Mike, who's sort of dim, says Okay to that.

Panel 4: An hour or so later, he asks himself why he doesn't feel that he's won anything.

Summary: Isn't it disgusting that Elly can't "waste" honesty on Mike? I could buy a "I had to go to bed at 8 when I was a kid" or "You need more sleep than you think you do" or even "My house, my rules"; what I can't abide is her trying to trick him into complying with her. Check that; I also can't take whatever Lynnsight justifies trying to con her children into doing what they gotta.
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