Thursday, September 18, 2008

Amy Barksdale: Threat or Menace?

Nine years ago today, on the nose, the great and powerful Kara Wild posted the essay, "Amy: Savior or Chimera?" She makes some good points. Were all those fannish expectations about Amy a lot of hooey? Apparently so. Amy can sure hold a grudge. Is Daria like her after all, or not? (I think we argued this one out already, though. Oh, well.)

Legendeld has some more rants to rant. Read on.

I have a lot of new stories to mention, but no time to do it. More l8r.

7 comments:

Lily Strange said...

That's the fun of alternate realities. Someone sees a special potential in a character that maybe no-one else sees. But what the hey, it's your alternate reality, go for it! That's my thought, and it's worth everything you paid for it! ;-p

the nightgoblyn said...

I never could get into the St. Amy swooping in to save the day schtick. I mean, the first time she appears, Daria and Quinn are unfamiliar enough with her that they aren't sure of her identity at first.

Anonymous said...

She's obviously a Threnace.

(Threnae are Reptilian invaders from Proxima Centauri).

E. A. Smith said...

I tried to avoid the whole "Perfect Amy" syndrome in "The Tempest" (the only one of my stories in which she appears). She does come in and provide a shoulder to cry on for both Helen and Daria, but she also says some rather thoughtlessly inappropriate things while doing so, because she's just not used to dealing with a situation where sarcasm isn't the best way to deal.

Kristen Bealer said...

TAG, you posted a picture of Amy looking like that, and all you can talk about is her personality? I mean, just look at her...other attributes. ;)

But then, I'm pretty sure you've talked about those here before, too.

The Angst Guy said...

Yes, it's true, The Daria Fandom Blog II was the first online news source to break the story of Amy Barksdale's boob-reduction job. (Just click on "amy barksdale" under Labels and you will get the whole shebang.) However, my next big story will be about Helen Morgendorffer's boobs, and whatever happened that Rita got almost no boobs at all. Remember, only here on the DFB2!!!

The Angst Guy said...

You know what I think happened to Amy? I think someone told her, "Anything more than a mouthful is wasted," and she took it to heart. Nothing else explains it.