Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What Liz was thinking when Connie and Elly were talking

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While Liz is thinking all this, Connie is yammering about Phil.

12 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

The thing I liked (besides "Vat O' Spuds, of course) was Liz's confusion about her attempted wordplay. She knows that they can't understand her and she seems to be aware of how annoying it is; figuring out that she's be around lousy wordplay so long she can't help herself will take until she actually talks.

April Patterson said...

And what makes it all the worse is that Lizzie feels compelled to make wordplay in her head. She knows that no one can "hear" what she's thinking, and yet, there's the Patterson wordplay compulsion. It's torture! :)

howard said...

"Look closer" ::snerk::

I have gotten the impression from time-to-time that Lynn Johnston doesn't have any problem with the idea that Pattersons like marijuana. After all, Josef Weeder was nicknamed Weed. On the other hand, she has never shown (to my knowledge) any of the characters using drugs of any sort (aside from Grandpa Jim and his prescriptions). When the Pattersons kids strayed to the bad side, it was with alcohol.

April Patterson said...

Heh, I knew that if anyone caught the "look closer," it was going to be you, howtheduck. In fact, I was thinking of it as a lil gift to you. :)

DreadedCandiru2 said...

As I said earlier, it took me a couple of tries to guess what Elly's "special ingredient" was. I will restate my opinion that it explains a lot.

April Patterson said...

It really would explain a lot. LJ ought to retcon that in. :)

Jana C.H. said...

I hate to be pedantic (no I don't) but I think the phrase is supposed to be "hook him like a fish". Liz's version would have to be "hook him as (if she were) a fisherman." Not even LJ would pull something like that. I hope.

On the other hand, we already know Liz is lousy at wordplay, so...

Yeah, it's satire, right?

Jana C.H.
Seattle
Saith Arthur Pinero: Where there is tea, there is hope.

McBangle said...

Loooooooove "Vat O' Spuds"!!

April Patterson said...

Jana C.H., correct on all counts (grammatical, satirical and wordplay). :)

April Patterson said...

Loooooooove "Vat O' Spuds"!!

Thanks, McBangle--it seemed to belong there. :)

Zach said...

Can I just say that it would make perfect sense for Liz to start doing wordplay solely to keep her own sanity while stuck in this version of hell? She's gotta do something other than just focus on all she can't do or change.

April Patterson said...

Excellent point, Zach. It's kind of like being in a hostage situation, only Liz is being held hostage in a time warp. :)