dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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Elly and her hairstyles.....

The really annoying thing about one of the more recent strips is that while Elly mused out loud that she should change her hairdo from the low-hanging ponytail we associate with the her of the Early Years, she never did so. Not only did Lynn need her to have a consistently outdated and unflattering do that aged her as a means of identifying her, she also depicted her as someone who was more than capable of converting what, to be fair, is a fairly important thing into a world-shattering crisis. It took Elly about ten to fifteen years to finally make the change to a new outdated, unflattering hair style that aged her: the fabled Elly-bun which she still wears to this day.

The interesting thing about it is that it is the perfect hairstyle for Elly because, as forworse said, it's a product of her personality. This is because the whole thing was touched off not by her deciding things for herself despite blathering about wanting to do so for years but by reacting to Liz's off the cuff remark about her looking the same way she did thirty years ago. She then dragged her feet, chickened out half-way through because the change was too damned scary, got the ugliest compromise hairdo possible and never did anything with it again.
Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self
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