Act 6 Act 2, Part 4 of 6
Pages 4470-4516 (MSPA: 6370-6416)
This post is now a week too late to be the anniversary special. I guess it’s still sort of the de facto anniversary special?
We now switch focus over to Roxy and the first interesting bit we get is her examining her collection of dead cats. The narration says about one of them:
The biggest one has been around for as long as you remember, encased in that glass-like material. You’ve considered giving it a name, but it always struck you as a little morbid to name a dead cat.
Yet another subversion of a longstanding motif in the comic; in this case, different people giving animals different names of different genders. In this case I guess it’s only fair that happens because the cat has already gotten two names. Besides, it’s yet another recurring thing that’s gotten a bit stale. That motif happens again later on with Serenity the firefly, but in that case it’s a somewhat more unexpected thing to happen.Continue reading