Posted January 10, 2011 at 2:01 am
It's funny to me how Aslan in Shortpacked! is growing this Shortpacked!-specific mythology. SP!Aslan isn't really the character in the books or movies. He's more of a disgruntled, reluctant Messiah who's embarrassed by his fans. And he's always waiting for the bus for some reason. It's very important that he never gets on that bus. Aslan speaks in the same font (Monotype Corsiva) as Shortpacked!'s "God" figure, aka the talking sun-in-the-clouds, but he's a different character from that guy, too. Aslan is kind of the mellowed, grounded New Testament Son of God to the Talking Sun's HeavenlyFather/OldTestamentGod/Yahweh, who is appropriately a jackass. You can tell I've been spending a lot of time thinking about this recently. The cohesion between my scattered, otherwise unconnected parodies is incredibly important.