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Most guys don't realize what they've got until they lose it...or they make a decision to give it up willingly. Case in point - Shaggy Rogers from the new series Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated. From episode 1-9, he was in an unofficial relationship with Velma Dinkley and hadn't revealed that they were official; Velma, wanting their relationship to progress further, was more forward on the subject.

Due to Scooby-Doo being kidnapped in the most recent episode while being framed by a Terminator dog - and thrown in Arkham Animal Asylum, Shaggy realized how much Scooby meant to him and broke things off with Velma while saying that they would always be friends.

My heart went out to Velma so much after hearing that, and Shaggy? No sympathy from me whatsoever. Despite this semi-expected, yet still upsetting end to what was a very different take on Shaggy and Velma's status, I was amused by the references to Batman and the Terminator in the episode.

Again - no sympathy for Shaggy if the entire school finds out that he 'chose a dumb dog over a real girl.'

Date: 2010-10-06 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akino-ame.livejournal.com
Call me crazy, but I'm actually going to side with Shaggy on this one. It's been shown throughout the show that Velma's trying to move things too quickly for his taste and she's trying to be more serious than he's comfortable with. Also, she's making him have to choose between his best friend (who just happens to be a dog--with Scooby, he's human-like enough that you can forget that part half the time) and his girlfriend, which isn't right.

Even Daphne saw that Velma was going way too far, and told her to dial it back when she was trying to be the "replacement Scooby" for Shaggy, which really was pretty insensitive. Velma's certainly got a right to want to stop hiding their relationship, but at the same time, she really does have to respect that Shaggy's not comfortable with a lot of the points of the relationship. She's tried to change him--changing his clothes, changing his eating habits, even trying to make him stop saying "like"--but she hasn't shown any sacrifices on her end, and it needs to be a two-way street.

Date: 2010-10-07 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_red_x/
I might call you crazy if I hadn't 'taken off the glasses and saw your POV on this.' Yes, Velma was indeed trying to move things too quickly for his taste; even if she wanted to establish that their relationship was official, she could've gone about it in a different way. And, yes - choosing between your best friend and your girlfriend isn't right in any circumstance.

Despite the moment of hilarity, Velma trying to convince Shaggy to move on and her being the 'replacement Scooby' was really insensitive. Velma definitely had a right in wanting to stop hiding their relationship but she should've just accepted the fact that if you get involved with Shaggy, Scooby-Doo will occasionally disrupt your special time. Instead of changing him, she should've accepted Shaggy as he is, 'like' and all.

...Getting him to stop saying 'like?!' That's like Velma not saying 'Jinkies!'


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