dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The Best Speech, EVER!! or It's the TIMING, stupid.

Today's strip explained why Shannon's speech didn't get the expected array of catcalls it would have received in real life: it was the last day of regular classes. The power of her oratory had little to do with the stagey slow clap she received as far as I can see; my sad guess is that the lunchroom crowd were relieved to have something, anything to to relieve the stress they felt about their upcoming exams. A long-winded, whiny plea for sympathy is just what the doctor ordered to distract them from the Math Exam of Ultimate Doom. It was also really generous of them to say they'll try harder to treat the SN kids better when you consider grades 9, 10 and 11 won't have to interact with them for a couple of months and the grade 12s won't ever see them again. The only difference I can see Shannon making is giving a smug rat a cheap ego boost without really changing anything for the better. I can sadly predict that most of the Converted will have slid back to asshatism in the intervening two months and some of them might even be worse, now that Saint Shannon gave them more material to beat her over the head with.
Tags: picky-face martian princess creature, shan...non

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