Thursday, December 27, 2007

Meet Elsie Sloane

Elsie Sloane appears only in the movie, Is It Fall Yet? She is Tom Sloane's younger sister, apparently a teenager though her exact age is not given. Elsie is sharply sarcastic when speaking about her family and its activities, expressing little enthusiasm for attending social functions. Her brother accuses her of "faux jadedness," perhaps pointing out that, despite her sour remarks about her family's elegant upper-class lifestyle, Elsie secretly enjoys it and is spoiled. (Elsie started the insult war by referring to Tom's "quasi-rebelliousness.") The source of Elsie's disenchantment is unclear, as so little is known about her and she seems to have little to complain about. At no time does she show any sign of friendship to Daria, never even addressing her directly, though she spares Daria her sharp tongue. It is assumed she attends Fielding Preparatory Academy with her brother. It is tempting to compare Elsie to Daria, given their sarcasm, but the vast differences in their social positions and lifestyles, and Elsie's underdevelopment as a character, limit the conclusions one can draw.

In fanfic, Elsie's appearances have usually been brief and offered little development of her character. Only a few notable exceptions exist, most of which are named below. Her roles vary from comic to dramatic, with occasional slices of life with elements of both.
Elsie was also memorable as a very evil little sister in the unfinished fanfic by Sleepless, "Broken Connections." A little more of her in fanfic wouldn't hurt, I think.

10 comments:

LegendEld said...

Can't remember the name of it but I remember a fic where Daria is frozen by aliens and comes back at the same age she left like 10 years later and is friends with Elsie

The Angst Guy said...

I remember that. Some idiot wrote it. I was talking about good stories by good authors.

Lorenzo said...

Some of us are waiting the third part of said story. Heh.

Just sayin'.

JesseBaker said...

Elsie IMHO was never a really interesting (or even vital) character in the series. She came off like an afterthought added to "Is It Fall Yet?", added because they needed someone to make with the snark for her main scene due to Tom having to play straight man as far as introducing Daria to his folks.

Scissors MacWhatever said...

Elsie also had a role in my (still unfinished) "Phlegm Noir," which I may get back to after "Quinngali." I intended her role to be substantial.

The Angst Guy said...

. . . (still unfinished) "Phlegm Noir," which I may get back to after "Quinngali."

HOORAY!!!

NightGoblyn said...

Outers Three, please!

^_^

E. A. Smith said...

She has a role in my fic-in-early-stages "Daria of the Dead". She might get eaten by zombies.

legendeld said...

Ok I think I'm a sucker for any Daria and zombie type fics so hurry up and write it.

The Angst Guy said...

Elsie eaten by zombies? I bet Tom had something to do with that.

I noticed that Elsie's hair is a dark chocolate brown. I had thought all along it was black. Huh. Well, it won't after the zombies get here.