dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On the undermining of Lizardbreath.

As we're about to be reminded, Marian has the wonderful habit of 'helping' Elly by rearranging her house to suit her own needs and treating her adult daughter like an incompetent infant in front of her own children while smiling vacantly and refusing to see how that might constitute a problem. As I've said before, it took pretty much forever for the old doll to admit that Elly knew what the Hell she was doing. This is seen as being a bad thing because the premise is that Marian should have had more faith in Elly's alleged ability to effectively parent.

This leads us to the constant pillorying of Evil Mira and her evil toys-not-time-despite-providing-both philosophy for undermining her own marginally competent daughter's attempt to become the Abominable No-Woman as she says "No" to running, "no" to talking and "no" to anything that isn't sitting until the awful, evil, scary and wrong feeling in Meredith and Robin's limbs that tells them that it's good to seek stimulation goes away and she can rest and Mike can no longer whine about being disturbed. As it was with Marian, Mira is seen as a monster because she's slightly more on the ball than Deanna cares to be.

The reason that I mention this is that when it comes Elly's turn to do what she did during Liz's childhood and bombard her with useless and counter-productive suggestions, whine about how no one cares about her sacrifices, cut her off at the knees and savagely reduce her ability to be an effective parent, everyone who isn't a stupid Martian princess who'll never know how the world actually works will babble idiotically about what a wonderful thing it is that Saint Elly saves the day. Haters like us might hate and state that things are only wrong if someone who isn't Elly does them but Lynn's kind of idiot will know 'better.'
Tags: anyone wanna buy a used future?, elly patterson: universal imbecile.

  • The competence conundrum.

    The VERY interesting thing about watching Mike stand there and get lectured about how, despite his unshaking and unshakable belief otherwise, people…

  • The sad miracle of the inflammation of the brain.

    The odd thing about the whole business about the Circle of Life bird's nest is that we have to deal with an annoying trend that makes the Pattersons…

  • The eternal quest for maturity.

    As you will recall, one of the things that really made a mess of Mike's romantic entanglements is his inflated self-image. As what I called Foob Fact…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.