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Of course, most of why people didn't want to talk to April or even let her know what was going on during the Housening is that they feared that if she knew what was going on, something very bad would happen. Said bad thing seemed to be getting a loutish idiot purveyor of abuse porn to see that buying and remodeling the Tiny Train House and selling off the three extra lots would have been way cheaper than renting and far less disruptive than the Housening.

The reason that it was bad was that John wanted to be disrupted because he saw that waste space Stibbs selfishly kept to himself not as the perfect site for three homes but as the perfect place for his self-indulgent need to inflict his eyesore model train layout on an unhappy world. Imagine how terrible it would be if Mike had to do what he did and start from scratch; far better to give him the family farm like a good little plowhand.

That would be just as bad as simply talking to April like an adult and explaining that since the fire made Mike, Dee and the Patterspawn kinda screwy, it would have next to impossible for any of them to see moving anywhere soon. That way, he could have got her on board and not been able to grouse about selfish kids. You can see how bad that would have been.

Date: 2013-01-15 12:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kefkaownsall.livejournal.com
The whole arc is basically my issue with her story telling SHOW dont tell. She needs to show John actually renovating the basement if he did that then we would not have complaineed

Zits and vacuuming.......

Date: 2013-01-15 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreadedcandiru2.livejournal.com
Lynn didn't see that as being especially important. It was far better for her to show us old strips about stupid crap that happened thirty years ago.

Re: Zits and vacuuming.......

Date: 2013-01-15 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kefkaownsall.livejournal.com
Well better that then Michael excerpts.

Re: Zits and vacuuming.......

Date: 2013-01-15 12:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreadedcandiru2.livejournal.com
Or John sitting on Liz's bed talking about that dishy Anthony Caine.
Edited Date: 2013-01-15 12:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-15 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] josephusrex.livejournal.com
Now, lookyhere: April ruined four lives by being born. Elly's in particular, and Liz's only somewhat less. She should be grateful for ANY consideration they give her. What a brat.

Date: 2013-01-15 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreadedcandiru2.livejournal.com
Or to put it in English, John and Elly made the foolish mistake of not planning for something that would upset the status quo. Anyway, I really think that Elly's whining about 'being tied down' was so much junk. While it's true that she wouldn't have to worry about the Evil Interweb, her life wouldn't have been all that different supposing she had talked John into having a vasectomy after they had Liz. She just would have found a different way to piss away her time. Perhaps she'd have gone into civic politics. As for Liz, she'd have been put to work so as to keep her safe from having a social life.

Date: 2013-01-15 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] josephusrex.livejournal.com
True nuff. People generally make themselves as miserable as they want to be.

Date: 2013-01-15 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreadedcandiru2.livejournal.com
And since Elly seems to be transfixed by the delusion that enjoying life means that you're not an adult, she would have found some way to be filled with despair. Perhaps she'd sigh wistfully at baby carriages or moan about how since her nest was emptied, she no longer had a purpose for living.

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