Cosmos

When Nonsense Collides!

Bechdel test? Consider it failed.

14th Jul 2020, 7:57 PM in Old School Cosmos: Cosmosian Love Yodel!
Bechdel test? Consider it failed.
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Cartoonist_at_Large 14th Jul 2020, 7:57 PM
Cartoonist_at_Large
The Story That Changed Everything TM started off fairly innocuously, with what at first appeared to be a random comic featuring (as far as my grand total of three fans circa 2003 could tell) two generic, unnamed female Cosmosians. At that point, although I had the ensuing tale roughly mapped out in my head - er, sort of - even I had no idea how much these particular comics would fundamentally alter the dynamic that existed between the core Cosmos cast (now know as the 'A-Team' cast); both during the course of the story and in the ensuing years. Intrigued? Good. For now, though: a pair of gal pals, a new paramour for one of them, and the Bechdel test well and truly given a 'D-minus' in terms of trying to hold them back. One has to wonder what 'Smash-up-the-Furniture-love' involves, for a start: nothing X-rated, one would presume, given Cosmos' firmly-stated G-rating, but instead an overwhelming joy that makes you feel as if even demolishing a coffee table with your forehead would not dampen your mood? Yehh, let's go with that. And as for the 'Studmuffin Jones' incident? I'd say that's one of those things that's probably funnier if left to the imagination of the readers (like the oft-quoted 'Noodle Incident' or 'Hamster Hewey and the Gooey Kablooey' from Calvin and Hobbes), than deliberately spelled out in an actual story - where it's bound to be far less hilarious, no matter how hard I tried....

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