What a tweest!
Posted on June 14, 2023 at 4:31 am by Daniel Kelly
It’s hardly the worst creative decision in Legend of the Hare, but I think Viola’s Zelda cosplay here is the most inexplicable, at least to me. The pig domain is 1985-A from Back to the Future II. The unseen Cock domain is 1885 Hill Valley from Back to the Future III. The Dog Domain is 1955 from the original Back to the Future (which is why there are fish on the Dog Champion banner; since in the movie it’s the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance). So why is Viola dressed like Zelda? Like, she’s a princess, but why Zelda? My humor is often referential, often too referential, but this is just a reference for reference’s sake and I don’t know why I did it when Viola is already supposed to be a reference to something else entirely.
Anyway, more positively, I like all the dogs not reacting to this big reveal, which like half a dozen people in the comments guess pages ago. It wasn’t really a big twist.
The King dressing like Elvis is also kind of predictable, but fine. If I really wanted to go long I’d have made him a Komondor, a dog breed called “the king of dogs”, but I wasn’t really googling for ideas back then. I do like how quickly the relationship between Riley and the King is established. That could’ve been a fun dynamic if the comic went longer.Tags