Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Why The Long, Angry Face?

When I first saw this strip, I thought to myself "Hey, isn't this the exact same plot line as The Horse Whisperer?"  Full disclosure, I've never actually seen The Horse Whisperer, so I am basing my entire perception of the movie on faint recollections of the trailer in 1998.  Which I probably saw during episodes of Caroline In The City.  So I guess I thought that Kristen Scott Thomas had some sort of unfortunate life event/pixie cut tragedy, and she took her horse to see Robert Redford who healed both the horse and her heart.  Turns out I was pretty close.  The general "Human Tragedy + Animal Tragedy + Grizzled Animal Expert = Everyone Made Whole" motif is correct, but apparently Scarlett Johansson and her horse have some sort of tragic accident, K.S. Thomas is her mom and Robert Redford whispers.  Spoiler alert.


Ken's Orange Overcoat said...

I think this strip is telling us that when an A3-G character develops a prehensile neck a lá ET, they are dominant. Take a look: in Panel 1, Tommie has it and is defiant, then Jack Riley has it and Tommie gives in without a fight. She even calls the mutant, "Sir"!

P.S. Angry horses don't look like that. That there is an anthropomorphized animals right there!

Maggie said...

Holy crap. The angriest horse I've ever seen. No wonder I'm afraid of them. They are the stuff of nightmares.

Maggie said...

P.S. Caroline in the City 4 lyf! Although I really just wanted to see the comics she was writing.