July 16th, 2016

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 17 July 2016

In today's strip, Lizzie sort of jumps off of the diving board.

(Strip Number 7224, Original Publication Date, 19 July 1987)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching Lizzie in her swimsuit as she climbs up the steps to the diving board at the community pool.

Panel 2: She's now on the diving board.

Panel 3: She looks down into the pool.

Panel 4: Since she's higher up than she wants to be, she shudders in horror as she walks away from the edge.

Panel 5: She looks back down into the water.

Panel 6: She crouches down while still shuddering.

Panel 7: Her attempt to calm herself seems to involve obviating the problem of looking down into the water; this is to be accomplished by somehow diving off the BOTTOM of the board.

Panel 8: Since she's still far higher up than she wants to be, she still shudders in terror despite not being able to look down into the water.

Panel 9: She lets go and hits the water with a mighty splash.

Panel 10: She then walks up to Mike and Gordon and tells them that she told them she could go on the diving board.

Summary: This is sort of akin to how she'd later describe herself as a take charge person; she's afraid of a lot of things but the thing she's most afraid of is being called afraid.