Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why no one's watching Lizzie...

Years later, she'd achieve the same sensation by getting blotto.

9 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

I guess that since Lizzie isn't a person, it's okay to narcotize her into submission.[/sarcasm]

To get serious, I like how you've captured what's wrong with the new-ruins; Lynn wants us to sympathize with Elly and regard John as an obstacle but since she doesn't know how people behave, she gets things backwards and makes John into a hero.

April Patterson said...

I guess that since Lizzie isn't a person, it's okay to narcotize her into submission.[/sarcasm]

It's a mindset that would explain a whole lot about Elly's parenting philosophy (or absence thereof)). ;)

Lynn wants us to sympathize with Elly and regard John as an obstacle but since she doesn't know how people behave, she gets things backwards and makes John into a hero.

Plus she's convinced herself that eveyone thinks the way she does. "Wierd" fantasy bubble, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I get the feeling Elly would have been one of those moms who favored so-called "Soothing Syrups" in the old days. :(

April Patterson said...

Yeah, I get the feeling Elly would have been one of those moms who favored so-called "Soothing Syrups" in the old days. :(

Yup--I get that vibe, too. 0_o

Robert said...

I'm hoping you'll pick up on Sunday's strip where she plans to have John get a vasectomy so that she can paradox April out of existence.

April Patterson said...

I'm hoping you'll pick up on Sunday's strip where she plans to have John get a vasectomy so that she can paradox April out of existence.

I was considering what to do with that. FOOBAR Elly does want to avoid having April, but John's free will could make the vasectomy option tricky.

Robert said...

True, but I'd love to see Elly lobbying for the vasectomy (though in her heart, she'd probably prefer a castration option instead).

Anonymous said...

Oh, this one is absolutely great, particularly the parental dialog. I also love how this strip has two storylines going on at the same time - Elly and John's argument, and Lizzie's recognition of being drugged again.

April Patterson said...

Oh, this one is absolutely great, particularly the parental dialog. I also love how this strip has two storylines going on at the same time - Elly and John's argument, and Lizzie's recognition of being drugged again.

Thanks, Anonymous. I did enjoy weaving the two stories together. I'll definitely look for other good reasons to do that kind of thing again. :)