Friday, March 19, 2010

That face

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Absent knowing where Lynn is going with the 'Allo-girl discussion between Elly and Anne, I give you a little riff on that face clench of overreaction Elly does.

12 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

That would explain a lot, wouldn't it? It would certainly explain why people think she likes hate.

forworse said...

I can't stop laughing at this!

howard said...

Nicely done. I like a good snark of Lynn Johnston's "art".

April Patterson said...

It would certainly explain why people think she likes hate.

That and her inherent hatefulness. ;)

April Patterson said...

I can't stop laughing at this!

Hee! I'll have to tell my son. He came over when I was reading one of your comments at howtheduck's blog recently, and for some reason, he asked me, "does forworse laugh at Foobar?" And I said, "Yes, she's commented that she has!" :)

April Patterson said...

Nicely done. I like a good snark of Lynn Johnston's "art".

Thanks! :)

Destroyer of Worlds said...

LOL! I was thinking this exact thing with that dog food strip, "Elly's face is going to get stuck like that forever!"

It would be funny if you did draw her like that until she decides to go back to the way things should be...

April Patterson said...

LOL! I was thinking this exact thing with that dog food strip, "Elly's face is going to get stuck like that forever!"

I'm glad I'm not the only one whose mind went there. :)

It would be funny if you did draw her like that until she decides to go back to the way things should be...

It's tempting--but I think I need her facial reactions.

godozo said...

I think this is linked to Wednesday's comic, where she's suddenly frustrated by her unwillingness to work on her writing. It's like she's unwilling to decide to quit or to continue, so her face is stuck in the frown of enlightenment (she hates the work) without having made the decision either to quit or continue learning how to write.

But...I wouldn't mind seeing her face stuck in this phase...at least until her world becomes undone, at which point she'll be too busy reacting to the world falling around her to keep her face stuck in that pose.

forworse said...

Hee! I'll have to tell my son. He came over when I was reading one of your comments at howtheduck's blog recently, and for some reason, he asked me, "does forworse laugh at Foobar?" And I said, "Yes, she's commented that she has!" :)

I do my snarking with my daughter, too. (Perhaps I don't read everything aloud.) It has reached the point where she hops up next to me and says, "It's the grumpy lady! What's gone wrong for her today?" I find it can be a very instructive strip, but not for the reasons Lynn would like to think. I'm using it to teach my daughter how to say what she means instead of what she thinks people want to hear, and showing her how upset Elly was when John went out with Ted. That backfired slightly the following evening when my daughter calmly explained to us both that she didn't want to go to bed, but at least she was telling us what she really wanted instead of pretending that she was tired. And the next evening, she offered to help set the table, pointing out that she felt like being helpful, so I put the plates and cutlery on the counter and she took one plate to the table and announced that she was finished. I explained that it wasn't being helpful to promise to do something and then stop. She replied that she was telling me what she really wanted and not what I wanted to hear, adding that it was helpful because she was letting me know that I needed to do it so I wouldn't get surprised later.

She's going to be a lawyer. I can just see it.

April Patterson said...

It's like she's unwilling to decide to quit or to continue, so her face is stuck in the frown of enlightenment (she hates the work) without having made the decision either to quit or continue learning how to write.

This sounds about right. I have always had the impression that Elly is only attracted to the idea of being a writer, but not to the actual process of writing.

April Patterson said...

forworse, I showed your comment to my son this morning. He read it aloud with emphasis and then ran across the room shouting, "forworse laughs at Foobar!" He was very excited. :)

I do my snarking with my daughter, too. (Perhaps I don't read everything aloud.) It has reached the point where she hops up next to me and says, "It's the grumpy lady! What's gone wrong for her today?

Heh. It looks as though she and my son have both picked up on that grumpiness.

I find it can be a very instructive strip, but not for the reasons Lynn would like to think. I'm using it to teach my daughter how to say what she means instead of what she thinks people want to hear, and showing her how upset Elly was when John went out with Ted.

Yes, we've had some "this is what NOT to do" conversations about the strip, too. It's amazing how well it works as a negative example. Maybe that's what some of the folks who write to CT and say they use it as an instructional tool really mean. One can hope, anyway.

She's going to be a lawyer. I can just see it.

Ha--she so will. I love it. :)