march madness 2017

March Madness 2017: Round 1, Match 2

Round 1, Match 1 will go until midnight tonight, but in order to get all of these out of the way, we’re going to have to move quickly through round 1.


Round 1, Match 2

Flicka v Artax

Another day, another set of contenders who originated in literature and had beloved movies. For both of them, their onscreen incarnations might actually be more famous than their literary versions.
Both are light-colored, both are beloved by young boys. For both, my enduring mental image is of them sick, injured, dying – and down, with their boys urging them to live. (Some of us have never gotten over the Swamp of Sadness, OKAY?)
(no seriously fuck that movie. not that i’m trying to influence voting, but fuck that movie forever.)
(also speaking of terrible movies, for the purposes of this contest, we’re going with OG Flicka, Ken’s Flicka, chestnut mare Flicka, not the weird black stallion version from the new movie that only shares a name with the book)

Ken & Flicka
Atreyu & Artax
Who will it be?
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4 thoughts on “March Madness 2017: Round 1, Match 2

  1. Oh man. I remember going to hide in the bathroom at my babysitter's house with my eyes closed and my hands over my ears because I couldn't handle the Swamp of Sadness.


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