Friday, January 29, 2010

Yammerguilt

 
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10 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

I doubt that she'll pick up on that; she has a sixty-year old idiot's brain in a thirty-year old idiot's body so getting the point of things isn't going to happen.

howard said...

Or 1-year-olds, or 2-year-old, or 3-year-olds, or....

I am reminded that there have been several strips where Michael has to fetch Elly for Lizzie or Lizzie has to yell at Elly for help or Elly wanders into some disaster created by her kids when she wasn't around. This inattentiveness seems to be a running theme in this strip. What is different this time was Elly actually felt guilty about it. And why? It was someone else's kid. Imagine how the situation would change if it were Michael breaking his leg instead of Lawrence. Michael would make his way to the house, and Elly would complain to him about not putting up his wrecked bicycle and for leaving blood all over the floor she just cleaned.

April Patterson said...

I doubt that she'll pick up on that; she has a sixty-year old idiot's brain in a thirty-year old idiot's body so getting the point of things isn't going to happen.

Yes, there won't be any learning--that's for sure.

April Patterson said...

Imagine how the situation would change if it were Michael breaking his leg instead of Lawrence. Michael would make his way to the house, and Elly would complain to him about not putting up his wrecked bicycle and for leaving blood all over the floor she just cleaned.

She would have punished him on the premise that he purposely got himself injured just to increase her burden.

Lady said...

Or that you shouldn't take a kid with a broken leg in a car? WHO KNOWS.

Good strip!

April Patterson said...

Or that you shouldn't take a kid with a broken leg in a car? WHO KNOWS.

Yes, it's kind of stunning how much is wrong with this arc. 0_o

Good strip!

Thanks. :)

godozo said...

I'm curious about the stuff the guy in the strip's telling the girl in the strip: Is she hearing that stuff from other people, or is it popping in her head.

My thinking: If she's hearing it from others, she's using the strip to separate herself from other people's thoughts. If that stuff's popping in her head, she's at war with herself.

Either way, not good.

April Patterson said...

If that stuff's popping in her head, she's at war with herself.

Well, I did have that one strip where Elly is battling with the other voice in her head (due to Lynn's poorly punctuated "My friend, Connie has her head in the clouds."). ;)

But I generally imagine Elly getting Joe's lines from conversations she has with John (and strongly resents).

Anonymous said...

It's utterly chilling when I realize that Elly makes the parents on "Rugrats" look attentive and alert. o_o

April Patterson said...

It's utterly chilling when I realize that Elly makes the parents on "Rugrats" look attentive and alert.

::snerk::

Too true. :)