dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The "real" Deanna is also the real "Colin Winch".

As one could expect, of course, the real source of all of the creepy childhood sweetheart talk that permeates the strip comes from Lynn not really handling the collapse of a crush she had on some boy in third grade at all well. The interesting thing about this odd little fact is that Lynn would turn this embarrassment into a flashback set in the mid-sixties. It seems that the first great love of Elly's life was some boy named Colin Winch; given that he seems to have seen her as, at best, a pack-mule in saddle shoes, it's clear that he didn't come close to reciprocating her feelings. Cloin finally got wise to what the Richards girl was up to when they'd both become the victims of something out of Anne of Green Gables. After guffawing at the expense of the creepy weirdo sending him those freaky love notes, Elly went from having a crush to feeling crushed. What this all means is that whenever we see someone wail about having their hearts crushed by a machine or gush about the rightness of people who've known each other since Grade One getting married, we're invited to sympathize with a nine year old girl with a broken heart. It also means that the Settlepocalypse was a done deal before I was born.

Tags: lynn the blogger

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