dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Anne's dial tone hum.

The interesting thing is that one of the first extended subplots of the middle years is the final fate of Thelma Baird. As it stands now, we're about to have Elly dismiss bingo because it's not to her tastes and be mildly warmed by the fact that the woman she sees as sort of a proxy aunt has found herself male companionship for the last few years of her life.

The reason that I mention this is that instead of being equally touched by this, Anne is scornfully dismissive of Thelma's finding love late in life owing to poorly disguised jealousy and something else that should be obvious when you read her Liography and start reading crap about Cinderella and Prince Charming and all the rest of the sheer hokum that they're poisoning today's little girls with.

This is because it's obvious to me that Annie is one of the first victims of Disney Princessery and decided romance is a con-job because Steve turned into a normal man with emotional needs she didn't understand and refused to meet. I'm not absolving the jerk for running around on her but I also ain't sparing her for making snippy comments about his baffling silences when it's obvious to anyone with a soul that he feels inadequate most of the time. Too bad for both of them that Elly assumes that the only possible reason love becomes a dial tone hum is that parents have to chase after children. She might have been able to help Annie.
Tags: anne achronism, mrs baird

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