But what a lovely d20!
I like that vase of flowers.
That’s an unusual d12 she rolled—not a regular dodecahedron, but a pentagonal antiprism (which is the dual of a standard DND d10). Was Dean (to mix metaphors) stacking the deck? That die is going to roll a 1 a lot more often than 10%. :-)
Hooray—_someone_ else here knows some Latin! :-)
I had five years of Latin about 50 years ago. Memory does fade, so double-check me:
lepus, leporis, third declension, masculine; so, “gratus” rather than “grata” (not to match the "us " of "lepus"—that’s a coincidence—but to have a masculine ending).
(Are you listening, Jonathan? :-)
Shouldn’t that be “lepus non gratus”?
Why do people insist on spelling the doctor’s name with a double “o” instead of just one, as Hugh Lofting did?
Wow. Sometimes it’s gag-a-day, sometimes it’s flat-out crazy fantasy, more often it’s family-related humor—but every so often we get genuine, cliffhanging drama. Thanks to Robb for creating stories and characters we can really care about.
@I’m Sad Ah, you’re right indeed! I had not realized that they had retained the “Land Camera” designation on the Swinger, despite the change in technology. Thanks for that clarification.
My dad had one of the earlier, non-Swinger Land Cameras with the bellows. He let me take a few shots with it.
By the time I was old enough to have enough cash to buy a Swinger, they weren’t making them any more. :-/
@Chithing is right. This strip is dated December 1965; the Polaroid Swinger came out in July 1965. (The Land Camera used related technology, but came out in 1948; the Swinger was novel because the film developed outside the camera, not inside.) The Swinger was one of the top-selling cameras of all time—and yet was discontinued after five years. Time marches on.
But, like @betseytacy, I rather doubt that Johnny was thinking of the camera when he wrote this dialogue.
Now that’s the vocal cadence, and menace, I was expecting! So much better today. Kudos to the team.