dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2

The Reichardt effect....

It's not just Charlie Brown's stubborn refusal to quit while he's behind or his taking insults far too seriously that limit him and serve to make a mess of his life; his inability to exploit what's right in front of him also hampers his quest to have a reasonably happy life. The purest example of his baffling inability to take the path of least resistance is his refusal to abandon his doomed crush on the Little Red-Haired Girl when it would be so much simpler to let Peppermint Patty throw herself at him. It's sort of annoying to watch him pretend not to notice something as obvious as her affection for him while having to remember that his crush would, if ever made aware what the boy with the buzz cut and staring problem wanted from her, certainly crush him. The problem, of course, of being in his presence is that she's started to acquire his insanely rotten luck. Add that to her being sort of zoned out all the time because she doesn't get nearly as much sleep as she's supposed to and you can see why, although she's a rare gem, she's also something of a mess.
Tags: the children of the void.
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