This is both glorious and terrifying.
Yes, yes it is.
Whimsy has recovered? Oh dear. Now it will, Von-Neumann style, duplicate itself and spread to cover the Earth in excessive cuteness.
The Earth can ask for no better fate! ^_^
Well, Wimsy, as the big multinational media company, was never in any peril. It was just the Little House, the little attraction that started it and housed all sentient animatronics, that was in trouble.
Now, if I were to work for a company, doing so for a self-aware gestalt company whom I were in good terms would be a pretty good option.
Also, it’s funny they refer to Wimsy as soul-sucking when, it a sense, it is the only company that does have a soul of its own, sort of 😉
Over thousands of years, the once-wild ancestors of dogs were bred for human companionship. It took generations upon generations, but we turned a genealogy that would have become wolves into man’s best friend, through the careful elimination of any pups that displayed ill temperament. The result? We can now see, with our modern instruments, a dog’s brain light up with raw unwavering love at the sights and smells of their human companions, love that seems to dwarf by an order of magnitude the affection they feel for their own offspring. Through selective murder, we have hijacked evolution and produced loyal pets of what might have been rivals for resources.
We are genocidal monsters. You will know we have fallen into the hands of a benevolent god when it permits us to hate it, especially for the most facile and instinctive reasons. Your aversion, your mockery? It is simple proof that humanity’s children treat it with greater regard than we did our contemporaries.
Besides, look at its itsy-bitsy little hardhat! It’s so adorable! I could never hurt such a precious little creature in a million-willion years! Oh no I couldn’t! No I couldn’t!
Actually, it was probably less killing those that didn’t like us and more “we were only capable of taking the more obedient ones with us at first, and later, those were the only ones we bothered to breed”. Fun fact, by the way, obedience in canines seems to be directly linked to cuteness.
Also, there is a fair bit of evidence that domesticating dogs exerted selection pressures on humans that could tolerate and value a friendly carnivore. This leads to a more recent view that dogs and humans co-domesticated each other.
Hm. It’s slightly more difficult to make that viewpoint sound ominous and harrowing, but I’m up to the challenge so long as an awful joke is on the line.
You can still make it sound all harrowing and ominous. Just add an “But at what cost?”. Works with most things.
Well, Aimee isn’t Mary the chainsmoking animatronic….
Huh. In truth Whimsy, Incorporated is an intermodal trucking company. I demand a better reality!
Okay. How about one where they’re a black ops intermodal trucking company?
I wouldn’t be surprised if, in Skin Horse, Whimsy, Incorporated was technically an intermodal trucking company, too. Who says a business that is nominally a shipping company can’t also have a popular entertainment component? Maybe they really hired Nick to train delivery aircraft, not to do anything at all related to the characters.
He’d have passed on the job once he knew what it actually involved, except that there aren’t a lot of civilian jobs for military aircraft, and it includes free Whimsy Prime.
They don’t need to be an intermodal trucking company to have plenty of use for Nick’s services! Surely they have any number of sensitive cargoes to move around their world-wide empire.
Well, he couldn’t stand working for that superhero crowd…
Did we ever get a name for skunk-tailed formerly-reality-blind voice-actress?
My script names her Susan Aniwye, though the first name did not make it into the final art.
to what book is “FUN FOR SOME” a reference?
Don’t know about a book, but TV Tropes has a nice page on the subject http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FunForSome
Ms Aniwye according to the wallaby in . I don’t think either of the “Spirit of Whimsy” people were named in the Little House chapter (starting with , I think).
Ack. The URLs should be http://skin-horse.com/comic/2014-08-12/ and http://skin-horse.com/comic/and-eat/
It feels weird to hear Nick talk and not see any censored swearing. Granted he only has about one sentence in this, but that should have been more than enough opportunity for him.
I do hope Baron Mistycorn wrote him a glowing reference.
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