dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

The left hand of the Guy.

As the new creative team like to point out, Archie is a physically awkward and somewhat inattentive young man who gets into an endless number of pointless disasters because he seems to lack an awareness of where his limbs are. Jughead's his best friend in the world and, as I've said, has a small army of people trying to keep the maladroit from committing suicide by stupidity. While the ex-rich kid might tell Arch that he needs ten fingers instead of ten thumbs more than he needs money, what our friend loses sight of is that Archie plays guitar really well because he's allowed to actually use his left hand for once.

That's right. I went there. He impresses me as being an example of a rather common phenomenon: a left-hander who was 'converted' to right handedness at some point in his life. For cultural, religious and (in some places) practical reasons, people are trained to not use their dominant had in order to fit in well in a right-handed world full of conformists. The problem is that every so often, an Archie Andrews is created in the process. What I mean by that is that sometimes, I think that we're dealing with someone whose hidden rebellious side rebels against using the hand he's supposed to use instead of the hand his subconscious tells him to use and acts up by falling on his face.
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