Post by sotypical42483 on Apr 17, 2006 12:36:50 GMT -5
Toby liking Mal IS kinda random... but Logan is cool and gorgeous and he chose Mary Anne over "sexy" Claudia and sophisticated Stacey. Boys in the BSC are just more mature than boys in real life, I guess. They go for... personality. Or something!
But it's not like Toby even knew what Mallory's personality was. He just went after any and every girl. He asked about Jessi at the end. Really, he's like the male equivilant of Stacey. Neither should go near a beach for fear of endangering the lives of others.
Yeah, I definitely wouldn't categorize Toby as mature or going after a girl for her personality. A 15 year old hitting on a naive 11 year old and then asking about her friend when she comes to her senses and tells him to get lost? Yuck. I'm surprised he didn't ask about Vanessa.
Post by sotypical42483 on Apr 18, 2006 12:18:06 GMT -5
ewww @ Toby asking for Vanessa. That would be so, so wrong.
Good point about him also asking about Jessi, I'd forgotten about that. Man, what a loser. Clearly he can't pick up girls at home, so he goes on vacation and creates this persona of a total BMOC and the naive younger girls totally buy it.
Post by ilovethe80s on Apr 26, 2006 1:02:49 GMT -5
Aw, man, major WORD on the unnecessary chapters in this super special: Buddy's, Margo's, but especially Karen's. Karen! Why the hell did we have a Karen chapter in Sea City, Here We Come when she wasn't even there?!
I love the whole Stacey/Mallory/Toby part however. Hilarious. Especially when Mallory studies her complexion in the mirror on the day of the big date, and then proceeds to pinch her cheeks and say, good morning beautiful, to her reflection.
Also, why did Mallory write Mrs. McGill a postcard? That was random. I know it segues into the second Mallory-centric chapter...but still.
I just felt that other than Stacey and Mallory, there really wasn't any kind of story or interesting plotlines for the other girls. The major plotlines for Dawn/Kristy/Claudia and kind of Mary Anne dealt with non Sea City events that occurred before they left for the trip. But, whateva.
Post by ilovethe80s on Apr 26, 2006 1:13:20 GMT -5
Did Dawn and Kristy even *have* plots?
Dawn and Mary Anne had that summer day camp they held in their backyard and then a campout in their barn. Later in Sea City, Dawn was sympathetic to Stacey re: the whole Toby/Mal thing.
Kristy was recruiting more players for the Krushers since all her players were away on vacation or at camp. The newly assembled Krushers played the Bashers and lost like 40-1. Later in Sea City, Kristy is all take charge and whateva during the hurricane.
Maybe they got confused because they're both blonde...
Ghostwriter: Hey, Ann, which sitter do the Barretts like again? Ann: The blonde one. Ghostwriter: Huh. Right then.
I'm surprised that Dawn and Mary Anne did a baby-sitting thing (and it sounded likea fairly big thing, too) without any of the other baby-sitters. Don't they normally do those camps and stuff as a club?
Post by sotypical42483 on Apr 26, 2006 11:21:15 GMT -5
ahh Karen's chapter. So dumb and totally unnecessary. I forgot about Claud's summer school adventures, I actually kind of liked her chapters, except for her saying she was the "smart" one in her summer school class. I find that a bit hard to believe. But it was kinda cool seeing her interact with girls outside of the BSC, although the summer school girls "tearful goodbyes" at each girls house were a bit much.
I thought Mallory's postcard to Mrs. McGill was weird, too! Are they really that close? And really, they're only gone for 2 weeks, does Mrs. McGill really care about Mallory Pike's adventures?
I thought Kristy's chapters back in Stoneybrook were kinda cute, the kids she recruited were funny. Mary Anne and Dawn's day camp? Pointless. Weren't there ever kids who weren't going to day camp who needed sitters?