Care About Characters

JohninMd: I say again, God DAMN you, Chris Muir, for making me react like my own flesh and blood are in that car…..

Testimony to the full fleshing-out of characters in this strip. (No pun about the flesh shown intended.) This whole sequence is "oh, $#!+." But no surprise that we care about fictional characters - Just in the SF genre, there's the inspiration of (the old) Superman's ideals (so wonderfully shown in Iron Giant); our care about Frodo succumbing to the ring; hell, even Dobby's death, contrived as it seemed, much less the human characters.

Yeah, her bloody hand - when I first glanced at the strip, I was thinking maybe it was oil from the car or something. Then, reading the strip, the gut-wrench.