Every now and then something or someone in the blogosphere gives me a wild hair and I just have to run with it. This time, it’s LarryD over at Acts Of The Apostasy with his recent post on the reaction of the nefarious super-villain group SCHISM to the recent election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the presidency of the USCCB. The post is hilarious, but down in the combox one of Larry’s astute readers, after reflecting on the character of Cosmic Girl, noted that he was “a bit afraid of what her costume might end up looking like.” Which got me to thinking…
Now, please forgive the quality, but all I had available at the office this morning was a legal pad and a cell phone to take the picture with. But I think the general idea is there.
For my rendition of Cosmic Girl, I decided to include a few things LarryD didn’t mention, but I was sure would be there. Things like:
A crystal wand to channel the power of the Spirit of Vatican 2.
Wonder Woman style wrist bracelets to symbolism years of male oppression in the Church.
Special vest buttons to symbolize Cosmic Girl’s respect for all religious traditions (though a Christian symbol is conspicuously absent).
And, of course, a nice tweed skirt to make her adventuring all the more comfortable.
So there you have my version of LarryD’s Cosmic Girl. Cower in fear before her villainy!
P.S. It’s all in good fun, folks. While I’m opposed to some of the sister’s ideas, I’m sure the lady herself is probably a sweetheart. And I hope she forgives the unflattering image as my caricature skills are poor to say the least. And please, LarryD, don’t sue for copyright infringement.
If you don't mind, I'm going to link to this. This must be shared with all.
It's kinda like a 'Wanted' poster.
Oh - and expect a call from my lawyer. LOL!
lol! I love it!
Striking resemblance to a couple of sisters I know. My devious side wants to pass it along to get their opinion. I'll refrain in the name of charity.
"expect a call from my lawyer."
Eh? Rumex , EGO operor non narro English.
"My devious side wants to pass it along to get their opinion."
Oh no, like I don't have enough to take to confession already!
That is excellent. But I think if you do another version, you should change the shoes. Most of them I have known really and truly wore Birkenstocks, but in any case, always flats. Dotcha know even low heels are mechanisms of patriarchal oppression?
I don't know any at the moment. Better add that to my list of blessing to count at Thanksgiving.
Are you sure this isn't just Judy Jetson age-enhanced?
& it answers my question about what she would look like close to what I expected.
In fact I was pretty sure her costume would have some sort of Wonder Woman tie in.
Now you have to come up with costumes for the rest so they don't feel excluded.
"Most of them I have known really and truly wore Birkenstocks"
I completely missed that! So terribly true.
"Are you sure this isn't just Judy Jetson age-enhanced?"
Sorry, my B-Movie instincts demanded I go retro. Besides, we never really know what Judy did when she got older. Maybe there was a space convent out there somewhere.
"Now you have to come up with costumes for the rest so they don't feel excluded."
That's right, encourage me. Still, I might take you up on that.
Thanks for the kind words, Patrick. Judging from the hits this throwaway post is getting, looks like I'm gonna have to find a way to work in more cartoons.
Judging from the hits this throwaway post is getting, looks like I'm gonna have to find a way to work in more cartoons.
You really ought to. This "throwaway" picture does more to illustrate what is wrong with modern AmChurch than 1,000 meticulously-crafted articles at First Things.
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