dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2

On the too-good-to-be-true types.

As we've seen, the Pattersons have issues acknowledging that some people are just better than they are at some things. It makes sense that John being the sort of person who makes a point of denying that his antipathy towards music as a career has anything to do with the fact that he can't carry a tune in a shovel and produces nothing but discordant noise when playing the piano raised a youngest child who clearly wasn't a jealous imbecile howling about injustice because Becky is more talented than she's ever going to be. The incessant, insane and irritating belief that Becky is going to crush her and her friends with her star power despite it being it obvious that her pal is a very lucky one hit wonder nobody really remembers any longer and even more obvious that she simply wants her friend back because she has no idea that she's supposedly plotting to ruin the Martian is a vast smoke-screen meant to protect April from having to admit that yes, she is bitterly angry at Becky for being better at something than she is and always kind of will be because gracelessness and begrudgery have been encoded into her DNA.

The reason for this is that she's the creation of a woman who assumes sight unseen that the only reason people do better or are better at certain things than she is relates directly to an overweaning urge to gloat about it and mock her and make her feel bad about herself because everyone everywhere hates the idea of her being happy. The idea that people aren't trying to ruin her doesn't sit well because it leads to a dangerous concept that she, like the Martian and the Train Man, is at pains to deny in the most panicky means possible. Just as April doesn't want to admit that if she had Becky's talent, she actually WOULD be a crazy and vicious idiot plotting to run people down for the least little thing because vindictive hatred and appalling jealousy are hardwired into a Patterson's brawling brian, Lynn doesn't want to look in a mirror and see the vengeful, graceless and high-strung whack job she doesn't realize she's revealed herself to be. 
Tags: martians versus failed popstars
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