dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Lizardbreath, the official origin, day two

As we've seen, the new-ruin Mike not only has a freakishly advanced vocabulary, he also behaves like a child six or seven years older than he's supposed to be. This means that, unlike the Mike of the real past, he asks for things politely, uses physical force as a last resort and tries his hardest to respect other people's boundaries. That even extends to Elizabeth. This is a problem because she too is a prodigy in that she knows that she can get Mike into trouble without fear of reprisal. She can even justify it to herself by thinking that she had no choice because if she didn't, his brilliance would always leave her in his shadow. This tells me that his one attempt to defend himself by the use of a witty nickname will land him in trouble. Lynn knows that Mike is a genius but she's made it clear, without really intending to, that John and Elly don't. That means that after he calls Liz Lizardbreath after another of her random acts of age-inappropriate malice, he'll be the one in trouble.

Tags: child rearing disasters, mikerobe: the universal infant

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