*sigh* I have discovered the ellipsis balloon and now I can’t stop using it. It keeps standing in for the beat frame I would use if I had four panels to work with. I have wished over and over for more panels in this strip but I can’t think of a good way to change the format that would leave it consistent with the 3-panel archives. I am going to have to swear off the ellipsis balloon for at least a few strips. I can’t let it become a crutch.