237 – Disgruntled

237 – Disgruntled

To be fair, Boone did get tolerable in Penny’s opinion, but a little too late. (Shh, no spoilers guys.)

Yay for starting a little more Penny character development! What will Wednesday tell us about her, the media, and fire?

Mmm, fire. :-D

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  1. Joseph says:

    Character development is always nice.

    I’m going to guess that we’re looking down on the table and that Lyta’s book is angled, but the book (and her hand next to it) make it look like we’re viewing the table head-on. Combined with Penny’s paper, it looks a little like an Escher drawing.

  2. Mark says:

    unless Lyta’s chair has an armrest just below the table level?

  3. Jenny says:

    Lyta’s book is supported on the lower edge by her lap and resting on the edge of the table. You can see a piece of the blue cover.

    Though the image ambiguity goes well with the whole EIT atmosphere. I mean, if they can break the space-time continuum, surely they can make a few Escher-style modifications to reality itself. Physics majors, get crackin’.

  4. Joseph says:

    How it’s balanced isn’t really the point; I was saying that its angle makes it look like the table is at eye level.

  5. Joseph says:

    Oops. I guess I need to refresh the page before I post. I was responding to Mark’s comment, and I didn’t see Jenny’s at all.

    Re: Jenny’s comment – a table with the appearance of two “top” surfaces could be made without breaking any laws of physics. It would need to be specially made, and you’d have to carefully set up the camera, but it would work.

    The idea of “Escher-style modifications to reality” is interesting, though. Most of his images don’t and couldn’t have any equivalent in reality, but that’s no reason it couldn’t be in a webcomic.

  6. Baughbe says:

    This is the mouse that ate the cheese in the house that Escher built.

  7. Freak says:

    Heh, it’s VERY possible to create Escher’s drawings as real objects. Finding all the correct points and angles and projections was an assignment in some applied math course I took.

    The thing is, they only look like Escher’s paintings from one angle, in the kind of light you accounted for.

  8. Joseph says:

    I know it’s possible to create objects that look exactly like his drawings under the right conditions. What I was trying to say was more along the lines of, “You can’t actually make that sort of mathematically impossible object.”

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