Comic for Friday, Feb 1, 2019


Posted February 1, 2019 at 7:25 pm

I have preferred responses when it comes to indulgent transformation nonsense:

  • Happiness

  • Surprise

  • Confusion

  • Curiosity

  • Comedic huffiness (sitcom-esque huffiness, not drama huffiness)

  • Unaware, or simply not acknowledging, that anything's happened

  • Nitpicking of logic (it's an emotion!)

Any interpretation of the list that includes the potential for actual drama is a mistaken interpretation. I might want that for a serious story or something intended to be dramatic, but as this list is in regard to what I call "indulgent transformation nonsense", no. This is, at worst, a comedically huffy place.

I bring this up because it was while evaluating these preferences of mine that I decided "to heck with it, I should just double down on Sarah liking this sort of transformation. It's fun, it's in character, she should just be thrilled about it."

As a result, I went from being sort of feeling "meh" about this part of this storyline to liking it again.

And I really was feeling "meh", because I sort of agreed with Sarah in panel two, and I felt like there wasn't much more to what was happening than an excuse for indulgent transformation. I'm not opposed to indulgent transformation nonsense, but I want more than that when it's part of a story. I feel very self conscious if I feel there isn't.

Sarah's ecstatic reaction, and the potential reactions to whatever happens next, however, has gotten me on board again with this nonsense.