I stared at this one for a while, and for whatever reason the idea of this creature (can I call it The Oculus?  I’m gonna call it The Oculus.) calculating the adventurer’s position based on his pants size was the first idea that occurred to me, and once I had that stuck in my brain, I couldn’t get past it.  So, here you go.

I originally had a simple “I guess not” instead of the last two lines, and I contemplated ending before the “I’ve lost weight” to leave things a bit weirder, but ultimately I decided the weight loss gag was a nice bonus chuckle.  Still not sure if that was the right decision or not.  Feel to argue either way using words, which you can type below!

My poor wife, having just worked her ass off selling her wares at the Memorial Art Gallery Clothesline Festival here in Rochester, is currently suffering from a rather nasty cold, and thus the following assessment was delivered through a haze of fever and congestion:

MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP:  I think it might be amusing.

See you next week!