While I was still writing this I showed my finished pages to my pal Trent. Who mentioned that Hilde not getting off her beast showed that she had high status. I took an improv class with Trent during grad school, and it was in the improv/drama sense that he was using the term status. Status in this sense refers to how much importance this person gives themselves. Hilde feels that she’s important so she’s not going to care that her beast is taking up a lot of space or that people have to look up to her even while she’s sitting.
And that’s why she’s not going to be getting off that thing for the entirety of this comic.