“Inertia.” That’s a science thing. We’ve got┬áthe “sci” half of “sci-fi” on lockdown.

Also, it’s not that Lou is slumped in defeat in that last panel. She’s just experiencing sadness-induced neck retraction. It’s a debilitating disease that causes suffers to suck their heads down into their torsos like a turtle whenever they experience sensations of sadness. It’s a terrible disease, and I’m really not sure why there’s not more awareness of it.

Especially┬ásince it’s such a cool trick at parties.