dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The greater fool theory......

The stunning lack of communication that we see in the strip isn't, of course, solely the fault of Clunky Old John refusing to understand what Elly really wants. That may be what Lynn wants us to believe but it's far too simplistic and is, what's more, unfair. John eventually does learn that what Elly says isn't always what she means and learns to compensate. Granted, he still getting yelled at for not knowing what Elly really wanted from time to time but and runs off to his shed to avoid getting into trouble but he does cope. Elly, on the other hand, cannot break the habit of not getting to the bloody point. Instead of accepting that John relies on her to say what she means, means what she says and tell him what she expects of him; she continues to hide her true intentions behind a smokescreen of misleading nonsense. I have no real sympathy for a person who won't help herself make her life better so I'm just going to say that Elly is the real problem here. If she weren't stupider than the man she married, she wouldn't have made such a mess of her life.

Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self, jelly vs jstf

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