October 6th, 2005

Friday, October 7

Panel 1: Well, I must say the colors, in the version I'm looking at: http://news.yahoo.com/comics/forbetterorforworse;_ylt=Ani5B23FNq8dR3J9qLJPPdtL6ysC;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl are stunning.

So they walked through a nearly empty village. Does that mean they left before it was over? And although I appreciate getting the mother-daughter bonding in a visual (entwined arms) rather than through dialogue, it's a bit odd. I have NEVER walked like that with my mom. Has anyone else?

Panel 2: Okay, so they did leave before it was over. Why, though? Were they asked to leave? Did they feel uncomfortable? Had they just had enough? Was Elly's sphincter acting up? It can't be that Liz had to get up early the next morning, because everyone else in the village was apparently out late, so why shouldn't she be? And if they're turning in early, why was Elly already exhausted when she drove away?

Meanwhile, the drumming is correctly acknowledged as vibration. And Elly looks to be about Liz's age in this panel.

Panel 3: That's also a good visual. But why does Elly say that now she realizes? She didn't understand before, or she'd only thought she did?

Panel 4: Oh, brother. So once again, it's about what the Pattersons get to take, not what they give.

On the bright side, though, this is probably the end of it.