January 15th, 2009

Snarky Candiru2

Let's you and him fight: Deanna's love of violence........

One of the most annoying things about the new interpretation of the first encounters between Deanna and Mike is that she acts far too mature for her age. This is, of course, because Lynn wants her and Mike's behavior to make sense to her. If that means that they act like no first grader who ever lived, that's just how it's gotta be as far as she's concerned. A child that tiny given a contemporary bedroom eyes is bad enough; what makes it worse is the suggestion that she'd like to see him rough people up to prove how manly he is. This, sadly, is a trait that a another female character demonstrated, I'm talking, of course, about Elizabeth. Watching Anthony give Howard the purple nurple impressed Liz so much, she didn't call him out on all the crap he pulled afterward. This is an alarming trait as far as I'm concerned; it may look all cute to see someone demurely titter while idiots beat the holy Hell out of each other over her but in real life that's kind of not all the charming. It suggests, at least to me, a fairly-well developed love of aggression that has no moral component to keep it in check.