Saturday, June 5, 2010
Bizarre Love Triangle
I grew up reading Archie comics. My collection was pretty substantial, at least until I sold the majority of it last year when money was especially tight.
I was always on Team Betty. I thought Archie should have been with her and only her. She was nice, smart, athletic... she loved him and treated him so well. Veronica was the spoiled rich bitch who treated him like dirt, yet he always wanted her most.
When I was blonde, I figured I was more like Betty. Loyal with a heart of gold. Often overlooked. But an all-around great girl who would do anything for those she loved.
Yeah, well. I went brunette. Things changed. And y'know what i realize?
Good ol' blonde Betty Cooper was a doormat.
She did everything for Archie. Fixed his car, cleaned his clothes, did his homework... and he still ditched her for Veronica. Betty put up with it every time.
And Veronica? She knew what she was doing. She had every dude under her spell. Miss Lodge came off as an icy bitch, but really she was just SMART. Men don't fall for pushovers - she knew this.
So with dark hair and a new attitude, I'm switching teenage comic teams.
I'm not Betty. I'm not a doormat, waiting in the wings for life to throw me a bone.
I'm Veronica. A feisty bitch who's gonna get what she wants. No apologies.
Looks like I've finally become who I set out to be.
Oh, and Archie? You're a below average, two-timing small-town hack. Betty can have ya.
This dark-haired chick has her sights set high.
(And if somehow the fictional Veronica Lodge's billions of dollars falls into my real-life lap? That'd be cool too.)