Further Daisy Analysis

Danehog@aol.com Danehog at aol.com
Fri Jan 30 01:02:28 CET 2004

>I suppose you have a point. I guess I just dislike flat characters who are 
>there just to take up space kinda.

I don't know if she exists to take up space more than she does to move the 
plot along. I think some writers even try to get rid of her for most of the 
story, in exchange for an easy-to-write setup and/or ending.

But what do I know? I once bought an "Archie" digest.

>I mean - she's supposed to be Donalds 
>girlfriend, but with how she's written (or rather not written) it makes it 
>very hard to care about her at all and as a result whenever she appears in 
>the story its kind of like an "oh lord, what now" kinda reaction. XD

Hey - there was a reason Barks used her sparingly.

What I always found amusing about Daisy was that she was constantly trying to 
"do good" in the community, whether it was for fund-raising or any other 
random do-gooding plot device. And yet, she has no morals whatsoever. That says 
more about humanity than any large, thick books with carpeted spines.

>But you are right - Daisy is, as of right now - nothing more than a plot 
>device in a big poofy bow tie.

Yeah, as of now. But would you really want her to exist in her own spinoff 
I don't think there's any hope in saving the character, since, really, the 
damage has been done.

If you remove Daisy's clothes, her character design is essentially Donald, 
which reminds me of a vintage "Golden Book" in which Donald cross-dressed as 
Daisy (and looked exactly like her, of course, thanks to the lazy underpaid 
illustrator). All I remember is that he was at a party and everyone laughed.

Guffawed, maybe.

I don't know. It was a long time ago.

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