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This is a continuation from last week's issue, where you were all left to ponder which side I was going to land on. Well, the answer is…both!?
Does this really mean that I landed on both sides of the rocks, though? Or, did I land on the side where my skateboard is, and then just lose my balance and fall backwards towards the other side? Also, how did the physics work out? I feel like I was airborne enough that I wouldn't have landed that close to the rocks.
I don't know…Maybe this is one of those comics where we just have to employ the Suspension of Disbelief in order to accept its ludicrous premise. Either way, this is a really uncomfortable position to find myself in, and it's extra hard, because when I try to stand up, my skateboard rolls back and forth. Friction seems kind-of appealing right about now…
That makes me think of something else: Is the reason we don't fall through the earth basically that the crust just has really high friction? I mean, it's easier to fall through the air than the ocean, and if you're on an icy lake, you won't pass through the solid ice, unless it breaks and you go down into the liquid water. I think that means the ground is basically just harder for us to sink into than other things, but that does not make it un-sink-into-able—unless you're, like, the Netherlands or whatever, then you're definitely sinking (unless the Netherlands isn't a place that's sinking).
Anyway, it's been fun writing this Scribb1e and thinking about the vertical coefficient of friction possessed by the ground, but now I need to get back to figuring out how to rescue myself from my present predicament…