dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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On the art of not wanting to know what you sound like.

One of the things that I do like about the strip is that it presents us with real world phenomena that most people can identify with. The example that comes most readily to mind is the fact that Elly tends towards being camera-shy. Like a lot of people, she doesn't really like to have her picture taken.

Like said people, Elly is also a very reluctant, uncomfortable public speaker. Back when she was trying to save the world from evil athletes and their evil plan to visit genocide on the arts community and totally not witlessly sabotage an effort to revitalize the economy out of ignorant, pea-brained malice, she was so ill-at-ease with speaking out loud to people she couldn't intimidate,  she sounded very much like the ill-informed, poorly-educated and not very intelligent woman she actually is.

This, I think, is why it is that Elly tends to avoid cameras; she has a certain image of who she is and tells herself that cameras always lie. Instead of the poor, put-upon figure whose strivings towards excellence are being frustrated by her unappreciative family she sees herself as, the camera shows her a shrill nitwit who would have trouble passing Grade Three math and who yells her fool head off about nothing.
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