some things i drew for scenarios i like to think about that’re post-cars 3 where cruz’s win in florida sorta has jackson wise up and he eventually apologises to her for what he said and did to her on the track and as time passes and they race together more, they become friends. gay best friends
cruz helps jackson work through a lot of his emotional trouble (the idea that his arrogant, cocky exterior is completely hollow and is used to mask his own insecurities, for example) and they develop a kind of mcqueen/francesco rivalry out on the track, wherein they tease each other a lot but it’s all completely light-hearted and one wins just as much as the other does (they’ve tied with each other a couple times too!)
So if Lightning and Sally have their koi, what kind of pets do you see the others having (if any?!)
Given how few animals we see in the Cars universe, I’d be willing to bet that animal domestication did not happen on anywhere near the scale it happened in our world–which I guess makes sense. There’s less need for pack animals, since cars can mostly carry their own stuff (and/or befriend pickups/big rigs, ha). Solid food doesn’t seem to be a matter of sustaining life for them, so agribusiness and agriculture generally speaking is probably a much smaller industry. Except rubber, I guess. XD
I like imagining that most of the animals in the cars universe are wild, and that the cows that make their ice cream and whatnot are pretty few and far between. That’s probably why Lightning’s koi have drawn so much attention in the town, and why Lightning keeps insisting that his fish are ~wild animals~. (They are not.)
But the cars clearly care about animals–at least enough to establish a crab sanctuary!
I like imagining that Red really likes raptors–there’s a headcanon about that somewhere on this blog–and is a reasonably accomplished falconer, though not many know that.
Brick keeps bees, though he also doesn’t see them as pets. They’re part of his ecosystem. He still cries whenever the hive splits and half the bees go off on their own, though. It always feels like he never got to say goodbye.
Storm has one of those gigantic saltwater fishtanks that spans like, his whole trailer. It’s filled with very expensive boutique fish that someone else takes care of. Gale said he’s not allowed to keep sharks, even small ones. The tanks isn’t big enough. His response: “Well, clearly we need a bigger tank.” Unfortunately, his trailer is not one of those modes of transportation that is bigger on the inside.
And the Weathers cats, of course, defy all rules. The cats are just one of those magical properties that comes with the Weathers name.
We’re glad to officially announce the Vortex Zine, a charity fanzine centered around the Universe of Life is Strange during the beginning of Fall, especially created to celebrate the launch of Life is Strange : Before The Storm !
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