Day #109: Little Nemo and the Crystal Floor Tumble

"Little Nemo in Slumberland" dated November 10, 1907


Transcript of Tweets by @LittleNemo1905 (SEPTEMBER 13, 2020):


Honestly, I don't have a ton to say about this strip, so I'm really eager to hear what other people think about it… - 1/11

To me, the most important thing to note is the evolution of Flip/Nemo's relationship. By this point in the strip, they seems almost the best of friends and it's hard to believe not 50 strips ago they were disagreeing like cats and dogs. - 2/11

The Diamond Queen isn't as much of a factor as I was hoping that she'd be; she basically just shows Nemo and the gang the secret back door into the palace and then let's them skedaddle… - 3/11

I also wonder why it's the crystal room and not the diamond room? Everything up to this point has been diamonds… is this room also diamonds (linguistic error) or is it really crystal? - 4/11

It sure seems to resemble the diamond mountain and cave entrance that we just saw; though the colouring make some of the finer details of this room difficult to notice. - 5/11

I'll note my feelings towards the dynamic between Flip and Impie isgetting progressively more frustrated… it seems every strip Flip is calling Impie some name and most of them racial or ethnic in nature. - 6/11

This time, he invokes the name of a South African ethnic group as a slur/insult; he knows that Impie is not Zulu because he's seen where he came from. For this reason, lumping him into an ethnic category that he doesn't belong to reads to me like an intentional slight. - 7/11

In this case, it not only reflects a disregard for noting the accuracy of Impie's background, but even worse, intentionally tosses aside the knowledge he has for no reason (that I can come up with) other than to be insensitive. - 8/11

Finally, note the hunger that Flip and Nemo begin to complain about in this strip… it's foreshadowing for one of my personal FAVOURITE strips! We'll get to that one soon. - 9/11

More than that though, the hunger will be threaded through the next couple of strips and play a primary role in propelling the seriality of the narrative. - 10/11

This is my reading of "Little Nemo in Slumberland" #109. What's yours? - 11/11

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