Opinions voiced on
this page are just that, opinions. If your views are different, well, give me
some convincing arguments to change my mind!
(Betcha can't think of any,
I've gotten a little flak
about my militant Anti-Amelia stance on this page. However, I've yet to see a
good argument to persuade me to LIKE the little brat! Here are my reasons for
disliking everyone's darling:
1. She's a crybaby.
OK, OK, so Usagi brought them into fashion, but crybabies STILL annoy the hell
out of me. The Slayers gang gets into a lot of tough spots, and it's not fair
that Amelia should take time out to cry about every little thing. She doesn't
show enough maturity to handle the spells she's been casting. Contrast Amelia's
reasons for crying with Shilfiel's and Amelia ends up looking pretty shallow,
no? Disclaimer: I do NOT mean to insult Sailor Moon with this argument. I know that comparing her to Amelia is pretty harsh, but Usagi/Moon is one of my favorite characters. I know that being a crybaby is a minor weakness compared to Usagi's many strengths, and that she matures beautifully throughout the series, unlike SOME characters. My apologies to any Sailor Moon fans that are replulsed by the comparison.
2. The Elektra complex
thing. Give it up! You might
love your Daddy, but he ain't THAT great. I've taken to referreing to Amelia as
the Elektra Complex Kid, or "ECK" for short. The only other phrase
that comes close to describing her is hehiri-mushi, and I guess you better look
that up yourself.
3. Cuteness. I don't get
it. Everyone calls this girl
cute, but I don't see it. As far as acting childish, well, she's got that down
pat...if she gets any more kawaii in that regard, I'll make her go sit in a
corner with Chibi Usa. She's NOT particularly pretty. Shil's got everyone beat
as far as prettiness, and Lina's a damn close second. All the fancy clothes in
the world can't make Amelia look as pretty as Lina did in her wedding dress.
If young means cute, well,
hers wore off about 10 years ago. Grow up, girl!
4. Whiny voice.
Her Japanese seiyuu is a bit
more tolerable than her English VA, but still...I saw the nails on the
chalkboard analogy pop up on a message board, and I agree. However, I can't say
that her voice should be any less whiny. It fits her character well.
5. STOP THAT DAMN
JUMPING AROUND! You're a klutz,
remember? Practice standing upright first. If I want to see someone standing in a tree, I'll look for Xelloss.
lack of same. Does this girl
ever have an original thought? She's no judge of right vs. wrong, her comments
can be more inappropriate than Gourry's, and she's of no value in any strategic
sense. Her main function seems to be as a backup mage and sounding board for
Lina's thoughts. One way to learn is to attempt to explain things to an
extraordinarily dense person...so if Gourry's not handy, Lina can pontificate
to the ECK. Note, she's just a backup dunce, not first-string.
7, last, and most
STOP HANGING ALL OVER ZEL!
It's puke-provoking. NO one wants to see the two of you get involved. Zel is SO
far above you that it's not funny. He deserves better.
You're wrong for Zel for a
variety of reasons. He's shy and dislikes undue attention, which your antics
certainly provoke. He's quiet and mature for his years, while you...well, I'll
stop there. He might like you, but look how quick he was to walk away when he
found someone who truly attracted him...OK, so Miwan was a guy, but he didn't know
that at the time.
Throughout the Next series, the creators
seem so obsessed with pairing the two of you up that Zel gets very, very little
solo air time. He never gets to talk to anyone unless he's sharing his thoughts
with the group. He always has to share the spotlight, and for that I can't
Ahhh, I feel better
now...thanks for giving me the chance to vent.
(p.s. to M.C. : what was
that? The Princess of Puberty? Yeah, I'll admit she's got some growing to do,
but that's hardly a convincing argument! <g> )
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