dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Elly and her Spanish villa......

As I said earlier in the year, I'd half-way expected that one of the signs that we were getting close to the end of the new-ruin era would be an extended sequence that depicted the resolution of the writing course arc. At the time, I'd thought that her family would present an active hindrance to her alleged ambitions; since they'd have been revealed to actively conspiring to hold her down out of selfishness and malice, Elly would have a legitimate reason to own Michael's literary horses. Given what we know of the characters and what we're seeing know, it's safe to say that that prediction seems somewhat implausible. The reason, of course, is that Elly simply does not have it in her to write; she talks a good game but at the end of the day, she'd rather make excuses for not being able to write than actually fail and acknowledge that she's not good at something. It's like how Lucy Van Pelt, who couldn't catch a baseball if you were to walk up to her and put it in her hand, blamed the Sun for her sucking at baseball. The similarity Elly has to the more established fussbudget doesn't stop there, of course; just as Lucy blames the blockhead for things that aren't really his fault, Elly will blame her family for her own sloth and ineptitude. The problem, of course, is that her children are the most gullible twits to have crawled out of the inkwell; just as Liz tells everyone that she came out of the womb seeking to mess with Mike because Elly said so, the Delicate Genius has been brainwashed into thinking that he has to isolate himself from the world in order to be a successful writer because his failure of a mother dreams of castles in the air.

Tags: child rearing disasters, educating elly, liz: whining martyr, mikerobe
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