Binky Betsy (cookie77) wrote in binky_betsy,
Binky Betsy

Wednesday, November 2

Panel 1: Okay, no hot dogs, and there's a way to toast the marshmallows. But for a second, I thought the trees were talking! Then I saw the tiny little figures all neatly lined up below them. Incidentally, look at the building in the foreground. Is that a boot at the base of the rainpipe? And if so, why?

Panel 2: Ah, I can see it now. Liz won't have a clue how to set up the telescope. Of course, presumably the Natives won't either, since they're so bowled over by a star chart.

Panel 3: Okay, I guess she does know how to set it up. But this still does not make sense. You use a telescope to look at individual stars, not constellations, do you not? They should be looking for the North Star FIRST, then seeing how the Big and Little Dippers follow from that, then seeing how they fit into the larger pattern of the Pleiades, Orion, and so forth. You know, like they did on Ancient Sailing Ship?

Panel 4: Well, color me impressed! The teacher is competent! Seriously, I'm glad. It would have been very awkward for Liz if she'd been unable to do this, and as another poster speculated, it would have raised questions as to why she was teaching the village kids if she couldn't find...uh...Polaris...with both hands.

Panel 5: Is that a Native Elly? And it looks like the stargazers are lined up by height: tallest to shortest. If I were Liz, I'd say, "Youngest kids first, because they might have to leave earlier." And I'm assuming everyone did turn off their lights, but the background (at least in the color version) looks like the pine trees are on fire.
Tags: stargazing

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