Jan 17, 2018
I’m not looking forward to this arc, mostly becaue I root for Tiffany to succeed in… pretty much any endeavor she takes on in the comic. She has done some super questionable (and outright awful) stuff in the past, but she is ambitious, confident, competent and knows what she wants. Luann, however, is the bland yet oddly conniving and bitter milquetoast protagonist who only has things happen TO her rather than try to make things happen herself… yet is the one to be rewarded because she’s, like, virtuous and has inner beauty or something like that. Having read all through the archives, Luann herself is actually a very jealous, petty, snobby and hateful individual – all traits that she seems to resent in Tiffany. And yet she is devoid of any actual likable and/or interesting traits, thus making her hard to care about and all of the characters look better in comparison.
I can’t find myself hating Tiffany. She’s a bad PERSON but as a CHARACTER she’s far more interesting than Luann, even if Greg Evans has pretty much declawed her. (if you read the archives, she’s less Dumb Blonde and more Sharp Tongued Popular Girl. As far as any Greg Evans character can even be considered sharp-tongued, anyway.)
Anyway. I don’t like Quill, or his romance with Luann, and unfortunately I know Greg Evans’ writing style well enough that the plot will simply wind up embarrassing Tiffany (cuz she deserves it, the STRUMPET) and praising Quill and/or Luann for any action they take upon her, regardless of whether it’s actually clever or justified.
Mar 2, 2018