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Betty and Veronica #271 Review

so-many-monsters:

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This is the last issue before we get to the multi-issue arc “Farewell Betty and Veronica”, so this is mostly a filler issue before they get to the big event. This issue isn’t so much about Betty and Veronica as it is between Mrs. Lodge and her old frienemy, Beatrice. When Mrs. Lodge and Beatrice were in high school, their relationship was like that of Betty and Veronica with their Archie being…wait for it…Mr. Lodge! Mrs. Lodge clearly won that one. Beatrice has become a world renowned fashion designer and Mrs. Lodge has been invited to one of her fashion shows. Betty and Veronica tag along of course, and who should the band playing the fashion show be but Josie and the Pussycats, and here is where I get mad:

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I am disappointed. Short haired Valerie is kind of b*tchy and I know Val is so much better than that. I’m (still) rooting for her and Archie to get together because Valerie is usually smart, cool-headed, and respectful.

*pretends Mean Valerie was an escapee from the Mirrordale universe where redheaded Andrew is a jerk and Jonesy fronts a band named the Jugheads.*

Also so tired of the “Betty does nothing special, but she ‘wins’ over Archie anyway while Veronica, Cheryl, whoever else look on in dismay” endings.

I know Betty is a fan-favorite but I can’t root for her when she’s being the Perfect Mary Sue Beauty and “isn’t it wonderful Archie realizes her goodness was there all. along. in time for a last minute kiss?” (He’ll forget about Betty next story, anyway.) Blech.

I agree about Betty, but I think the last page was just Betty being sneaky. Since Val and Ron were feuding, she took advantage of their distraction, and I love underhanded Betty. Dan Parent didn’t write this and he’s usually the guy handling the Josie and the Pussycats appearances. It’s his purview that Valerie is Archie’s number one, and the writer on this issue is Tom DeFalco who doesn’t feel the same way evidentially. I know Archie plays fast and loose with canon but I wish they would establish some continuity. Dan Parent does.

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Betty and Veronica #271 Review

This is the last issue before we get to the multi-issue arc “Farewell Betty and Veronica”, so this is mostly a filler issue before they get to the big event. This issue isn’t so much about Betty and Veronica as it is between Mrs. Lodge and her old frienemy, Beatrice. When Mrs. Lodge and Beatrice were in high school, their relationship was like that of Betty and Veronica with their Archie being…wait for it…Mr. Lodge! Mrs. Lodge clearly won that one. Beatrice has become a world renowned fashion designer and Mrs. Lodge has been invited to one of her fashion shows. Betty and Veronica tag along of course, and who should the band playing the fashion show be but Josie and the Pussycats, and here is where I get mad:

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so-many-monsters:

Go home Mantle, you’re drunk.

Ha! I love this issue. Reggie and Jughead are great characters to play off one another. I also like that it looks like Jughead is eating a cannabis plant.

so-many-monsters:

Go home Mantle, you’re drunk.

Ha! I love this issue. Reggie and Jughead are great characters to play off one another. I also like that it looks like Jughead is eating a cannabis plant.

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I just want to reiterate my love for this series. It’s no secret that I like Superman and Wonder Woman together but not if it’s executed horribly. I just wanted to share these panels because if you read this series, Clark/Superman/Kal is an arrogant asshole but this issue shows that he might care more about Wonder Woman than he was originally letting on. He clearly remembers more about their relationship than she does. I don’t see Diana reciprocating anytime soon but it’s good to see Superman 2.0 care about someone. 

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'How I Met Your Mother' finale: Why you should appreciate the not-so-perfect ending

A good read for anyone who liked the finale.

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Anonymous asked: I read someone mssage you how she's sad to read angry fans telling how the cast hated the finale. They are so angry they are blind. They loved the finale. They cried, Cobie the first she was so touched. And on an itw on CBS This Morning (youtube) they said ut was a great one even if ppl will don't want some things. Josh said he's a fan of the finale and Neil tweeted yesterday how he's a massive fan of the finale, well written and worthy discussion. These angry fans should take a breath and think

I don’t really care if people didn’t like the finale and want to talk about how much they didn’t like the finale. What grates on my nerves are things like the petition, because that’s what change.org is for, to kick and scream until you get your way about a TV show.

I don’t know how the actors really feel; I know there are gifs going around with Cobie and NPH’s dour facial expressions when asked about the finale but those are misleading if you actually watch the video in context. It wouldn’t be outside the realm of possibility for them to have lied about whether or not they liked the finale because they need to promote the show, but for now all we have is their statements which seem as good as anything else to indicate how they feel about it.

Bitter fans really need to stop signing petitions and attacking the actors/writers directly and indirectly. That’s not going to change the ending. Go write fan fiction, it’ll be fun.

I may be a T/R fan but the finale was definitely not one of the worst in history nor was it terrible. Most television finales end on a low note because no one knows how long a series is going to last, because of that, most creators don’t make plans for an endgame. Jason Segel even mentioned that he was worried about that going into the final season. Carter and Craig had an endgame planned from the beginning and everything they did worked toward that ending. I won’t get into it here, I might do a whole post later about how the finale made sense in the context of the whole series. Was the ending flawless? No, but for better or worse it’s very memorable for its fans.

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