dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On the real reason for angsting about one's looks.

I think that it's fairly safe to say that while Liz and Elly both spent entirely too much time complaining about their appearance, I think that the two of them had wildly different motives for doing so. We all know that Elly appears to have been born without the ability to say yes to what she sees in a mirror. This takes the form of her imagining that there are ten pounds between her and beauty and love and happiness as well as her thinking that whatever age she is, she looks thirty years older.

While there is that element to Elizabeth's personality, the predominant motive she has for thinking that her face is stoopid and no one can thus love her is that she's starting to notice that people aren't going to let her get away with misbehaviour merely because she happens to be cute. Instead of realizing that she can't evade punishment by looking cute and sad, the deluded dodo bird thinks that since she's being punished, that must mean she's no longer cute enough to make people less mad at her. Thus do we have years of nonsense in which the personification of the Dunning-Kruger Effect makes herself into a worse pain in the neck than Mike is.
Tags: liz's awkward phase

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