dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

In today's strip, John and Mike don't have it in them to give Elly the encouragement she needs so she has to provide it herself.

(Strip Number 4240, Original Publication Date, 6 October 1982)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Elly holding up an issue of the Valley Voice and telling Mike and John "There you are, bottom of Page 4, "Library Corner"....by Elly Patterson."

Panel 2: John saunters off and says "Nice, Honey"; Mike mutters "That's good, Mom" before resuming watching over Lizzie.

Panel 3: Elly stands there looking mildly baffled and somewhat disappointed by their lack of real enthusiasm.

Panel 4: Not for long, though; this is because she tells herself that she's sensational.

Summary: We're once again reminded of something that we cannot escape; that inevitability is that Elly is right to say that she's not appreciated. While her litany of boredom and frustration is hard to listen to, she does have a point; after all, the only time they do notice her is when she doesn't do something.
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