Alright, so I will admit that the events of today’s strip require quite a bit of willing suspendsion of disbelief to work. I mean, even in a chapter based on kaiju and giant mecha, there are things that just stick out as being pretty implausible, and this here might take the cake in that regard.
I’m referring, of course, to the fact that panel four shows the mecha-pilot being unhappy…despite panel two showing him being in possession of the world’s largest Pocky! It’s hard to square those facts…no matter any other circumstances, how could someone possibly be anything but giddy if he owns a Pocky weighing something like 12 metric tons? Unless he’s allergic to Pocky…which would actually explain a whole lot about his personality… >_>
Anyway, that aside, the reason for the mecha-pilot’s unhappiness is quite obvious: he thought his plan to poke the bio-kaiju back into consciousness, with a view to giving it a second chance to obstruct his suicidal mission, had failed.
When his only real mistake, of course, was not turning his back earlier. He had probably poked it more than enough in panel one alone – but there was just no chance it would actually wake up until the mecha-kaiju’s back was turned. There are rules to this sort of thing! Seemingly dead monsters, irrespective of size, will never show the first sign of still being alive until everyone else is looking elsewhere. It’s like they say about a watched pot never boiling, just that it’s actually true. ._.
More on Thursday.