Help settle a debate between Friend Across Town and myself.
In the comic strip Rose is Rose, Rose is occasionally seen as a biker. Not even a biker “chick”, but a biker in her own right, all bad, with the leather and spikes. He claims that Rose really was a biker before she became a mom/housewife, and those panels are flashbacks.
I say, bull-dookey, that’s her alter ego or suppressed desire or whatever you call it.
It’s an alter-ego thing - she has also turned into a little girl (when being sniffing play-doh and other positive remembrances of childhood), become a bear (protection her cub/son, when interviewing potential baby-sitters), a prairie girl (enjoying the ‘simple life’), and a prisoner in her ‘dungeon of resentment’.
Mmmmmm. Rattlesnake chili. Yum.