I almost feel guilty for failing to mention Will’s use of Kirby Dots in the previous page. Well, they weren’t exactly Kirby Dots, but they were close. We haven’t used a whole lot of circles in the artwork in the comic, and it was worthy of mention. (Also, this page isn’t exactly overburdened with opportunities for discussion.)
This isn’t a huge geek media time of year. #Squirrel and I are waiting breathlessly for the next episode of Penny Dreadful, but they seem to have squandered the only character of color on the show and that sort of pissed me off. I’m gonna check out the next season in hopes of an interesting development with him, but I’m not gonna be happy about it. Maybe it’s a bit much to expect much from a show about Victorian horror, but I would rather they’d had NO BLACK CHARACTER AT ALL than just waste the one they had.
But what I really want to talk about was the Women’s World Cup, which is, as far as the U.S. is concerned, really just the World Cup. No need to add “Women’s” as a qualifier if we don’t call the “other” one the Men’s World Cup. (Sorry, I was forced to concede that my favorite Star Trek captain is Picard, which jeopardizes both my ethnic cred and my feminist cred…so I’m feeling a bit more militant. It’ll pass.)
The U.S. team came out swinging, and the match was seemingly over before it was a third of the way through. Two goals in the first five minutes is something. I don’t watch a lot of soccer…EVER, so I’m pretty sure that the record-setting seven goals scored in the game was the more than I’ve seen in every other match combined. Their much-vaunted defense actually gave up two goals, which is twice as many as they gave up for the entire rest of the tournament, although it’s hard to fault them for loosening up after they leapt to a 4-o lead.
#Squirrel is NOT a sports lover. One of the things that she hates most in the world is overtime; after regulation time expires, she feels as though she’s done her part and it’s time to put on Bravo or E! or something. She will literally start rooting against my team at that point, if the opponent as the ball. She just wants it done as soon as possible. Stoppage Time really screwed with her sense of things, because the nonsensical way in which soccer deals with a time overage doesn’t give her something to clearly hate. Not knowing EXACTLY when the clock is gonna stop is frustrating.
Anyway, we hope you all had a great holiday weekend (assuming you’re in the U.S., otherwise we just hope you had a great regular old weekend).