Okeh everybody, false alarm. I'm not turning into a pony, that was just my hot dog fingers acting up. (They do that sometimes.)
Now, like I was saying. When you have a film like this with all these weird concepts and horrible themes, you really need someone you can identify with. You need an average person with realistic reactions to all the weird shit that happens around them. This character is usually called a Pro-tah-gone-ist, and...wait, hang on I did that bit already.
The point is, none of the charactersh in Zephyr's Tale are really sympathetic or even three dimensional. Zephyr the character is whiny, and kinda stupid, and shiftless, and basically a lot like my son. Autumn'sh creepy, and over-attached, and also a rapisht; and you know, it'sh hard to identify with rapishts, even if you know exactly where they're coming from. Now, the Charlie charactrrr is a clear villain, so that'sh good, but what about the David character? He was just helpin his buddy out, he probably thought he was picking up a sofa or something. He seems like kind of a decent guy, too, so maybe you think HE's our pro...protuguennis, but we don't meet him until like 12 chapters into the thing, and he gets turned into a pony anyway!
And the kidnapper charactrrr (I'm gonna call 'im "Carl") is ALSO a rapist, and a big dumb idiot, and just really annoying. He invents this amazing technology and uses it to kidnap strangers from the other side of the country to sell em for a few thousand bucks each. That can't be a very strong market, sho he's probably not making his budget back. And you might be saying "Oh but each pony is really expensive", but if that's the case how come that reedy jackass in chapter six or whatever could afford to buy one? Did he take out a loan? Is he like, twenty thousand dollars in debt for that pony?
...Is the IRS gonna repossess his pony? Can that happen? Cuz I mean, if it can, I gotta move something outta my basement...