dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On saving a not actually hideous face.

As you know, it's pretty obvious that Elly is more or less where Lynn parks her distorted body image. As long as either person has skin, it's clear that neither real person or cartoon matriarch will be comfortable within it. Given how she goes on to tie her worth as a person and the likelihood that John will stray because ugly people like her don't really deserve love, we're going to spend most of the rest of the strip watching her seek out people who make her feel like crap about herself.

This is because of another fear of hers that's just as strong: the fear of being proven wrong about anything. This is a woman who got into any number of needless spats with her children in their formative years because she has the insane belief that being asked to consider the very concept that someone doesn't actually have the least idea what she's saying 'actually' means that she's to be battered down to her knees and never permitted to be right about anything. What this means is that if she agrees that she's not that bad looking, they can all cruelly taunt her that she looks good. If this makes her sound like a crazy woman, it's on purpose because she kinda is.
Tags: elly also lives in a world of demons

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