dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Mike's complains about being treated like an infant are meant to be nonsense because he's talking to a teddy-bear. Given that Lynn never really grew up, we don't need a lecture about maturity from her.

(Strip Number 346, Original Publication Date, 24 November 1982)

Panel 1: We find Mike getting ready for bed and he ain't happy at all. That's because he's sitting on his bed with his face in a Gorey-eyed stare thought-bubbling about the injustice of how he can't even go out without having to tell his parents where he's going.

Panel 2: They even expect him to phone even if he's only a little bit late.

Panel 3: He then complains out loud about how they treat him like a kid when he's practically grown up.

Panel 4: He finishes off by asking Super Teddy "Aren't I?"

Summary: While it is true that he doesn't quite realize that his parents are only looking out for his best interests when they want to know where he is, the things that they want him to do when he is home are so unappealing, I can relate to his wanting to be an adult. Too bad that his path in life leads right the Hell back to being a little boy under his parents' vigilance; given that Lynn's idea of a happy ending is his being a willing participant in his own infantilization, this strip which used to be a cute slice-of-life thing doesn't need a Lynnsight to ruin it.

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