dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On yelling at scales

You'll have noticed that Elly has herself a rather crippling addiction: the need to think that she's fatter, paler and uglier than she actually is. While I don't know where this drive to feel bad about herself came from, I can't help but acknowledge its power over her. I also know that no one on this Earth can convince her that she's not too ugly to be loved when she's having a fat day. She simply won't allow herself to feel good or be made to feel good because her pathology dictates that she feel rotten. Therefore, they're either lying or lying.

The reason I mention the sort of no-win scenario in which John is damned for either telling her an EVIL LIE!!!!! about her weight or telling her the truth is that this gets in the way of her enjoying life all the more during the month of December. Instead of embracing life like a sane person, Elly stands around whining about the evil people who put temptation in her way and berating herself for being a horrible weakling for not witlessly stinting herself in the pursuit of a ridiculous ideal. People either don't notice this at all or have tuned it out because they're so used to Elly making a big deal about how she falsely claims to have overindulged that it's become a tradition.
Tags: elly on her cross, elly versus herself, holidazed pattersons

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