Like I always do in my previous site (check out The good, the bad and the weird in Japan post), I take a break from fangirling once in a while, to… well, keep sane and reduce the spazzfest. So! I decided to add another segment here called “FANGIRL ON RECESS” lol. Like the Spice Girls say, “Too much of something, is bad enough.”
I discovered Archie Comics when I was in 5th grade (or earlier). I distinctly remember that fateful day when we had a school trip to some planetarium and zoo. As in all trips, we had a stopover in a souvenir shop to buy from the little allowance we had in our pockets. Then there it was, a Betty Cooper digest sitting on a magazine stand. I wanted to read something while on the long ride home, so I spent all my money to get it, while my friends bought twizzlers and jellybeans. Little did I know, that would be the start of an obssession that will last me until high school.
The next thing I knew, my friends were also buying the Archie series. Not to brag or anything, but just like every other childish claims, I had the right to say, “I SAW IT FIRST!!” And being the little mean girls that they were, they borrowed some of my copies, even my fave ones, and never returned them. They claimed that they were the ones who “popularized” Archie and never let me borrow their copies. Idunno where my so-called grade school friends are now, lol. But that’s another story for another day.
Veronica (Ronnie/Ron) Lodge is the Blair Waldorf of Riverdale. The manipulative, spoiled Queen B who gets everything she wants, whenever she wants. All because of her daddy-kins of course! She has Archie eating on the palm of her hands. Who can blame her? She’s got killer legs and a g lamorous wardrobe the size of Macy’s. Despite her diva attitude, she’s ready to help her friends using all her resources. She purposefully dates Reggie (Rich, obnoxius boy Reginald) to spite Archie. But I personally think they’d be better together— kind of like team Chuck and Blair.
Good ol’ Betty Cooper. She’s smart, talented, ambitious and helpful. But she’s downright dumb and pathetic when it comes to Archie. Seriously girl! You’re too good to be pining around that bloke. I think her stories are more interesting than Veronica’s (even though Ronnie’s can be real funny) because she gets into these thrilling adventures — in her quest to be a journalist. She makes up for what she lacks (especially bucks and luck) with that comforting feel of a girl-next-door you can always rely on.
So who will Archie Andrews choose?
I heard that the end to the 65-year long love triangle is about to happen:
From Archie Comics Publications:
The past 15 years’ worth of love triangle status quo really could be facing extinction in a story that will rock the world of everyone in Riverdale and be sure to keep people talking for months on end!
In fact, we’ll even go so far as to call it the Archie Story of the Century. With a title like “Archie Marries Veronica Part 1: The Proposal,” how could we call it anything else?!
Could it be true? Has Archie finally decided to take the plunge and propose to comics’ favorite rich girl? It sure looks that way! Earlier this year readers got a chance to relive “Freshman Year” with the famous teens of Riverdale High. Now make way for this special story that takes a look at Archie and his friends after they graduate college! What careers will they seek? Will the friends stay in Riverdale or disperse? What would lead Archie to have marriage on his mind? And why would he choose Veronica over Betty? How will Betty react? Can Archie shake off his klutzy past and hold down a steady job… for more than a month? Two things are certain: with the Lodges as hosts, this will be the biggest wedding Riverdale has ever seen… and the biggest Archie Comics story since the famous “Love Showdown!”
Now that I think about it, Archie series can be so sexist. Why is it okay for one guy to date both girls at the same time? Then again, that’s another story.
Sigh. It was inevitable. What does this say about the Betty Coopers of the world??? That boys still, and always will choose the sultry, sexy bad girl in the end?
Poll Rattle Battle!
Who were you rooting for? Betty or Veronica? Why?
The Spice Girls also said, “Too much of nothing, is just as tough.” So time’s up for Fangirl Recess! For now, that is. More fangirl spazzing next post!!!
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