Quotes: Jerk Sue
The next thing you need to do is create your main character, and since it's important to write who you know, the main character will obviously be you; but while you are a repressed, socially retarded dullard who no one would ever honestly admit to liking, your author insertion character is a fantasy, so they will be a charismatic eccentric who is unconditionally loved by everyone, even while he's setting their dog on fire.
As Karma for another episode of atrocious behaviour, Zack's hit on by a hot redhead who asks him if he believes in love at first sight, whom he follows offscreen with the kind of smile that says “By the time I'm done with her, she'll have a thighful of self-harm scars and an eating disorder, or my name's not Zack Morris!”
—Stuart Millard on Saved by the Bell ("The Aftermath"), So Excited, So Scared
OH, THAT MANIAC, HE IS A CARD! Crashing expensive starships indispensable to the war effort, destroying the flight deck, and running over helpless technicians for fun! He—he cracks me up.
Nomi is from the honored society of the 'charming bitch' archetype. Y'know, we like her because she's tough and treats everyone like shit.
She's a 'strong woman' who can take care of herself, and apparently a 'strong woman' is someone who is inexplicably hostile and has poor impulse control.
Bakula describes Archer's behavior as "a little over the line" in this episode. Yes, that's a fair assessment. Also, 9/11 was a little bit of a bummer...I'm so very tired.
They never showed us why Lana was so great and why Lana deserved to be a Superhero. Sure they 'told' us more than once but that never matched what they actually showed us. What I saw was a stuck up, deceptive, manipulative witch who's opinion of herself was way above and beyond what the reality they showed us was. That is usually okay. Characters like that can work in a story. The problem was everyone else on the show shared Lana's delusions of grandeur and that is what killed this story.
I kind of figured that perhaps Amy wasn’t working for me when I was cheering as she was consumed by a gaping, muddy maw. It seems the only time I can ever feel anything for this character is when she is tortured horribly and when it appears that she has been buried alive my heart skipped a beat. That’s a horrible position for anybody to be in. Except Amy doesn’t panic for long, she’s soon being gobby again.
Gary's a jerk, he's better than everyone else, he cheats to get his way, and he always comes out on top with no remorse or retribution. He's the freaking Barry Bonds of cartoons!
People change their personalities, storylines shift and flip like a mechanical maze popping up new paths and lowering old gates in order to keep Macho Sue from ever, ever having to backtrack. As John Wayne says, 'Never say sorry - it's a sign of weakness.'