A Visit to the Vet

The Puppy greets The Slinky One with a wagging tail. "Oh hey, where'd you go? we were freaking out!" she says. "Bro, is it you?" The Fluffy One asks, sniffing his bro. "I went to that doctor of yours!" The Slinky One declares. In the second panel, it cuts to me holding him at the door of the vet's office as he looks through to a dog outside. "I never saw so many people! And dogs! Dogs that look like cats, even!" In the third panel, it's now and he says, "Then they took me in the back room and stuck a thermometer up my bottom." His brother licks his face and the Puppy looks away and says, "Ya, they do that."

So yeah, The Slinky One was amazingly cool about going to the doctor. His bloodwork was 99.9% normal, except for a bit of inflammation. The doctor told him he loved him and then made him cry poking around in his mouf. He was given a pile of medication he didn’t like and saw dogs and lots of people and even a bus! He was fascinated by all the things going on outside the office. Later he told us he thought what happened in the back room was because of the way he bet on the Super Bowl.


Well, There’s a Girl and a Spider Web, Anyway.

In a very literal and yet very loose translation of The Girl In The Spider's Web, I'm stuck to a wall by a spiderweb. Dressed like Lisbeth Salander in black with combat boots and punk hair, I say, "If only I could get near a computer! Or a hammer! I could save everyone! I could make a difference!" In the next panel, the Spider hangs from a tree on a snowy cliff near an open laptop. "All these years," he says, "Why didn't you?"
Everyone who saw The Girl In The Spider’s Web are yelling, “spoilers!” and everyone who didn’t is just like, “Damn, Lynda, you do…stuff!” But, you know what, I’m just wondering how we’re having this conversation considering I’m clearly in a room and the Spider is clearly on a cliff. Oh well.

(And yes, for those who are into Lisbeth Salander’s shirts, those numbers do correspond to those letters of the alphabet and HAHA I amuse myself so much.)