dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On why Will laughs at John.

As we all know, one of the hallmarks of the adolescent is the belief that no one on Earth can understand what it is to be him or her owing to the fact that said child doesn't have the life experience required to understand what other people understand nor really overly much the ability to think things through. This means that most of why Molly and Connie failed to get along is Connie taking offense to Molly's angry comment about how she'd forgotten what it was like to be young and in love. This is, of course, pure D twaddle because like Elly, Connie does remember what it was like to be young but has simply learned the wrong lessons. Elly has learned to be angry at all the popular girls and Connie has learned that she wants to be Elly.

If Molly wanted to encounter someone who's forgotten what it was like to be a kid, she should actually be talking to John. While he does vaguely remember not being a social lion and feared that no one really liked him much, he's usually found running around wondering why his children feel moody and alienated when he was himself a groovy, upbeat kid instead of the sullen, unhappy goof angrily telling his folks that no, they don't remember what it was like to be a kid. Eventually, his dad has to remind him that he too was a moody pinhead saying crap like that. The interesting thing is that after this happens, Will Patterson laughs at his son for a reason that escapes John. The reason is that Will has just learned that bushwa about forgetting being a kid can actually happen and isn't just crap kids who don't know better say; funnier still, it happened to the pompous noodle who told him that back in 1968. Since John is kind of stupid, this sails right over his empty head.
Tags: john needs vitamin stfu

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