dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Believing one's hype for dummies.....

I think that we've established that Elly is the Platonic ideal of the horrible parent; the question, of course, that her mean-spirited ineptitude raises is why it is that so many people in the strip's universe regard her as a model to be followed. It seems to me that the sequence that culminated in my asking when it was that Elly had started being a mother affords us the best look as to why this might be. As we all know, we had to watch her and Connie tell each other that they were loving, firm, fair, kind and a host of things that they were most certainly not. The same sort of selective memory that only remembers when other people have disappointed her also only remembers that she tried her best but didn't have much to work with. Since those around her have heard her boast so much about what a great old gal she is that they tend to not notice when she falls short of her ideals; this, of course, means that Deanna spends as much time making excuses for Elly as she does for Mikey Boy.
Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self

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