Monday, October 21, 2013

Whatever can be pried loose is not nailed down.

Episode Eleven

Akira Yata

In a world where the puppeteers’ strings are hidden behind the puppets’ facades it is often difficult for a man to know when to speak and when to refrain from speaking his mind.
It is also important to realise that the concept of disrespect is based for the most part on the strictures of a hierarchical class system.
Horses understand the class system.
Horses usually respect this understanding.

One possible outcome for the careless disrespect Atom has shown for his betters, an outcome suited to those at home in a simplistic world, is for Atom to be arrested and thrown into jail with a couple of senile old men and a half-wit.
For such an outcome, see Episode 4.8 of An Atom in Unwonderland ~ Fractal House (for the Marginally Stupid)
The world, however, is seldom simplistic, preferring, more often than not, to be downright contrary.

The disrespected horseman swipes at Atom with his little whip; the horse takes a respectful bite at the whip and Atom tramps madly on the pedals, wobbling classlessly around both horse & rider.


Harlequin said...

what a great image you paint here, the wobbling Atom....
and the world is seldom simple...

loved the comment on the horse.

Garth said...

It's no fun cleaning that stuff off the tyres :/