dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Feces-related expletive my Flapandhonk says....

Looking at the Easter-themed strips and reminding myself of sad miracles reminds me of another reason why the Patterson children don't seek Elly out as a source of advice. To put it in the most generous terms possible, Elly is something of an ignoramus and it shows; as an example, part of why April knew that she wouldn't believe that Kortney was stealing from them was that her mother was so out of it, she didn't know what planet she was on half the time. Her annoying habit of trying to conceal her profound ignorance by babbling non-stop about things she clearly knows little about joins like her belief in insane nightmare scenarios, victimism and hair trigger temper in producing the interesting revenge efffect of making sure that when she does have something worth saying, no one wants to hear it. We also find that John is slightly more help with homework; granted, he's an insensitive creepola who doesn't get that Liz sucks her thumb because she's feeling lost because that would take understanding the emotions that scare him but he does seem to know more about math and science than his dizzy nitwit of a wife; you wouldn't catch him spinning off absurd explanations that reveal his ignorance unless he could get a laugh out of it. When she says crazy bullshit, she means it.
Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self

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