dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 28 October 2011

And now, the infamous wing-clipping strip; not only does John do something stupid because he can't remember that Mike doesn't need to go inside people's houses to get the candycandycandy, Elly says something stupid so that she can remind us that her parents treated her unfairly because of her gender.

(Strip Number 328, Original Publication Date, 28 October 1982)

Panel 1: As our story continues, we see John telling Mike to hold still as he trims the wings off the plane; Mike, who doesn't trust his idiot father with sharp objects and is wriggling so as to avoid a body part or two ending up on the floor, says that he is.

Panel 2: Elly materializes into the room and asks John what's going on; he says that he's cutting the wings down so that they can fit through the door.

Panel 3: Instead of reminding him that Mike could easily walk sideways or take the thing off, Elly chortles that Chinnuts didn't trim her wings until she was fifteen.

Summary: Since one of the Lynnsights in the second crappy treasury had her bloviate that Ursula really would have disowned her if she and someone else lived together, expect a bunch of petulant whining about how unfair it was that Alan got treated like a prince while she got treated like a prison inmate. She DOES have a legitimate grievance because fathers do still tend to act like teenaged daughters need protecting from themselves; the thing is that this grievance doesn't belong in this particular strip.

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