dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Elly's literary output....

For those of you who think that Elly is living her dreams of being an established writer vicariously through Mike, there's a thing you should know; she has published material in her own right. Back when she used to write her unpaid (because she was too naive to know how to deal with elementary contract law) column about the library for the Valley Voice about what was happening at the library, she also managed to submit the occasional poem. The subject matter, of course, was the travails of the suburban housewife: the noisy child, the broken appliance, the jerk husband, the backed-up septic tank. When you plowed through the leaden verbiage to get to the real meaning, you found that she whined about how unfair it was that she had to deal with things that she never foresaw despite their inevitability. Think of it as a foreshadowing of Mike's plopping words he doesn't really understand onto the page to mask his inability to anticipate how normal people might react in a situation. Think of it also as a parable for the strip; Elly's specimen mental problem is her whining refusal to see the obvious.
Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self

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