They don’t have to. Their nice picnic lunch just magically disappeared from inside them.
Why not just split a large cartoon between two consecutive days? Won’t that fix it?
At some point, a story can get to where a plot diagram requires building a Yarn Wall to keep track of it. I call this “Girl Genius Syndrome.”
Dimensional scissors are a thing in “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.”
Yeah, it took a few panels for me to sort out that it was all Marx dialogue, too, but then it works. The speech style helps.
Even then, they would be constantly scanning the area for another raptor. Overlooking the tyrannosaur in the room is not likely. It’s dramatic license, same as nobody seeing the stone unicorn until the “reveal” panel, and I don’t mind cutting it some slack.
If that’s Wally’s mind in the sphere, I remember from “Star Trek” that this rarely turns out well.
Ancient Rule of Dramatic Presentation: If the audience can’t see it, nobody in the scene can see it either.
Surely you’ve seen movies where a guy is out in the middle of a desert and suddenly somebody jumps him from offscreen. You didn’t see the guy, so the hero didn’t either, despite the fact that the bad guy would have normally been visible two hundred yards away.
Classic example: end of “Jurassic Park” where a full-grown T-Rex somehow sneaks into the museum rotunda and nobody on screen sees him until he grabs a raptor. A friend theorized that it was hiding behind an ash tray.
Well, a “Steven Slitherhorn” does seem like he’d be a slam dunk for the Sorting Hat.
I’m sorry, where was that when they walked into the scene?