dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On not noticing parallels.

As we know, one of the interesting side effects of Connie's temporary departure from the strip is that no one is nagging Elly to get off of her rump and exercise any longer. It'll take another two years before we see strips that feature Elly wheezing for breath because she has to run the impossible distance of TWO HUNDRED YARDS!!! or me wanting to haul off and punch Mike's head clean off for mocking her. What's even more interesting is who Elly blames for her letting herself get "fat" and unmotivated: Connie. It's not her own fault for not having the stamina to get out there and get fit, it's Connie's for not nagging her.

The reason that I mention this is that the reason Mike gives for putting things off to the last minute that isn't his copying Elly's own reluctance to do and thus delaying doing things that she herself hates is that Elly didn't come in to the room and nag him about things like she's supposed to. The interesting thing about that is that, as you could probably guess and as I have mentioned before, is that Elly doesn't really want to see how much she has in common with her son when that common factor is a bad habit. You see, admitting that he learned to procrastinate, be a disorganized mess and beg the question via a fall guy from her means that not only does she have to worry about following the bad example she thinks she set as a child, she has to worry about his following the bad example she actually does set in the here and now.
Tags: elly versus her family, elly versus reality

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