|Magazine Monthly: The All Animal Review!|
My entry paragraphs are going to get lighter with the Magazine Monthlies, since a lot of data is established in past posts. Let's stop the babble and go inside.
|All-Animal includes the models--in that there is a dog with the girl.|
We are informed at the bottom of the page that every page has animal jokes on it. In the vein of "What dog keeps the best time? A Watchdog." Aaaand we're so done here. The letter from the editor informs us that it took two months to learn all about different animal facts, such as don't feed your dog chocolate. Very important (and no, that's not sarcasm).
|oh my god yay Catwings|
The buzzword is "cantankerous." As in, all these animal jokes make me cantankerous.
|Talking it out: Pets.|
|I doubt the positioning of this story right after the last section.|
|Looking back, Magazine Style.|
|And now the part where everyone is jealous.|
|True bird poem. True-ish.|
|Hanging with the pets.|
This review is leaving out the Games and Giggles section where you too could do a quiz about such famous dogs as Astro and Comet from Full House and the origami animal folding. Because we're getting to the best part outside of the paper doll in my opinion:
|Felicity Takes a DARE.|
When I initially read the story, I noted the changes that didn't make it into the reprint in 1997 or the standalone book/five story volume, and put them on the wiki page. Here, I will recount the same interesting things, only with flavor:
- The story specifically states that the fair is held the day after Felicity's ninth birthday, placing it on April 22, 1774. This means this was before all the central books, something I surmised years ago when this story didn't have Felicity totally obsessed with Penny and Ben wasn't even around. Snap.
- Nan and Felicity should be minding William and hemming aprons, but instead Felicity is walking on the fence because Felicity ain't got time for hemming any damn aprons. William asks to be put up on the fence like Felicity, and even though Nan is like "oh no, he's too little" Felicity is like "whatever, up on the fence." So she and Nan try to help William onto the fence. but Nan can't help push him up. He falls, Nan falls onto the muddy ground, Felicity jumps down to help and splatters her siblings with mud, and Nan wails because "OMG MUD" while William is all "MUD YEAH BOY" and gets his yell on. I don't really like Nan, she gets on my last nerve being all whiny and tattling all over the place. We all have our disliked AG characters, one of mine is Nan.
- Mother comes out and fusses at everyone, because Lissie's supposed to be a role model and not putting kids on fences. Nan straight up tattles on Lissie too. The updated edit has Mother explicitly say that if she hadn't come out when she did, Felicity would have been helping them onto the fence, because I don't know walking on fences is risky or something.
- After they are caught, Felicity and Nan must finish their hemming before the family can go to the fair. Felicity does a very poor job, because Felicity give no sewing fucks. Mother fusses at Felicity, but does not make her redo it as she would like to leave for the fair as well. Fight the system, Lissie.
- During the high wire act, Nan saying the high wire is narrower than the fence, and Felicity mentions that she would love to try to walk on it. Daredevil Felicity is awesome.
- Rather than having Nameless Background Kid, the boy taunting the horses is outright named as Robert. He's the one that calls her a coward because all girls are cowards (and boys are stinky) and dares her to go feed the horses. And thus Felicity gets horse kicked when Plot Noise scares the horses, breaks her arm because girls don't get nice shit, gets leeched because fuck colonial doctoring, and misses going to the fireworks because moral or something. Felicity, don't be trusting them boys.
|Listening to jerkass boys gets you kicked by horses. Try Lesbianism™!|
- Mother, instead of mentioning that Felicity will not be walking on fences after breaking her arm (and that cheers her), instead mentions that Felicity will be cheered by not having to do any stitching while her arm is in a sling. Because really, Mom, your daughter broke her arm and got leeched and can't go see the fireworks with her dad the day after her ninth birthday. How about we make her feel better instead of talking about how nice it will be that she's going to be stuck inside with a broke arm because she had to be taken down a peg for her horse touching? Okay? Okay then.
|Fuck Colonial Doctoring.|
|Imagine getting painted.|
|The girl, the clothes, the cat.|
|I love 60s clothes.|
|The whole thing had a beautiful tree motif.|
|Next time: Double Dutch and Kirsten.|