- Zootopia (2016) (3)
With Nick’s probationary field training finally over, he and Judy settle fully into their daily routine with almost everything he’d always dreamt of as a kit. He can’t help but fall back on old habits, though; expecting the floor to fall out from under him or a knife in his back around every corner.
“Deep within every human being there still lives the anxiety over the possibility of being alone in the world, forgotten by God, overlooked among the millions and millions in this enormous household. One keeps this anxiety at a distance by looking at the many round about who are related to him as kin and friends, but the anxiety is still there, nevertheless, and one hardly dares think of how he would feel if all this were taken away.”
Julie Larkin has a comfortable, if somewhat monotonous, life. As a single vixen living on her own, she’s got it made, more or less: a steady job as an office assistant at a law firm, an apartment with reasonable rent, and a small group of friends—more friendly neighbors than anything else—that she meets with from time to time.
All of this is upended the moment she finds another red fox left for dead in an alleyway. Caught in an ever escalating lie, Julie finds herself faking an engagement in order to include the fox in her insurance policy.
Daniel Shepherd had always been the good sheepdog. He was subservient, polite, and stuck to what he knew. His fragile grip on this safe life is shattered after an unplanned night of passion with a caracal waitress from his favorite diner. Struggling against long-bred instincts to adhere to normalcy, Daniel attempts to make sense out of this tender new inter-species relationship.
When you shake things up, things don't settle down the way they used to be. And sometimes, things go from bad to worse before they get better. Bellwether's plot has empowered some mammals to take drastic measures to cleanse the city of the ones they deem unfit for society. But even in the darkest of times, one only needs to turn on the light to shine a ray of hope.
- Part 1 of Faith, Hope, and Love
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28 Jun 2021