Lazy Fun Monday!
This comic with Dorothy and Alice commiserating about their lives not only gave me a good laugh, but it got me to thinking. The authors really put their characters through the ringer! When making comparisons between the two, I noticed sort of a formulaic similarity.
They're both being chased by a wicked persona. They both meet strange, but interesting characters. Both meet talking animals and go on an adventure. Bizarre things happen to them. You're never really certain if they're dreaming or if these things are really happening. They both escape and finally get to go home. Check it out...
Wicked Witch after her
Talking Tin Man
Horse of a different color
Had apples thrown at her by a tree
Oz the Great scared the crap out of her
She killed 2 witches
Wicked Queen of Hearts after her
Smoking, Singing Caterpillar (a,e,i,o,uuuu!)
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
Shrunk, then grew out of proportion
Fell down a rabbit hole
Almost drowned in her own tears
I was just thinking that maybe the stuff I think up isn't so off-the-wall after all.
What do you think?
Who saw the weirdest shtuff, Dorothy or Alice?
Do you use formulas in your writing?