dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The wedding date reconsidered.....

As you know, the wedding date falls on if not the last, then one of the last weekends of Summer Vacation. There's a definite end-of-season feel to everything that surrounds the Settlepocalypse. After all, not only do we have the end of Liz Patterson and the beginning of Liz Caine, we have Robin and Françoise entering pre-school, Meredith going into grade one, April's senior year, John's reducing himself to one day a week of practice and, unless I miss my guess, Jim going to Sunset Acres. This means that Elly is the only person of consequence in the strip whose life isn't going through a sea change in the next four weeks because none of this really affects her in any real way. She doesn't have to pick up children from school, John will just spend a few more days in his workshop and Iris can take care of things from her end. Since Elly is only a supporting character in all these stories, it seems strange to me that the strip will end the way I think it will; I fully expect to see her sitting back reflecting on all the years that have gone by while she was standing around flapping, honking and complaining as if she were anything more than a frowny-faced bit player in her own life. Watching her belly-ache because she gave JSTF too much say in how she lived is going to remind me why I initially hated the characters; after all, the Reload won't last long enough to show us when they grew out of being jerks.
Tags: amazonian catfish tinfoil hat, the dreaded hybrid

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