Why did Ginger put up with Dodie? She was a terrible person and a terrible friend. I liked As Told by Ginger but damn I wanted Ginger to dump this bitch
Remember the time she stole confidential medical files regarding who had lice, which she began to read over the school's PA system? Then she flipped out on Ginger for "ruining her big moment," which was humiliating Courtney Gripling?
Or the time she wanted Ginger to cancel Darren's birthday party because she couldn't go, and implied that Ginger was a terrible friend for... not canceling someone else's birthday party?
good ol' Dodie.
I mean obviously the worst thing she did was trying to break up Ginger and Darren because she was jelly that Ginger was spending time with her new boyfriend, but damn the little things were awful too.
I don't mind a character like Dodie existing because I've known girls like her.
What gets me salty is that there were no consequences for her being a backstabbing attention whoring cunt in a childrens TV show.
She did end up with a rather plain-looking husband.
When you're a girl in middleschool, cliques just kind of form themselves and you have no choice but to desperately cling to the one you got stuck with for whatever reason or suffer the shame and ridicule of being a complete social outcast. And like in all kids' media, the social hierarchy in As Told by Ginger was even worse than it is in real life. Ginger couldn't just stop hanging out with Dodie (and by extension, Macie) and go make new friends, the other groups were already formed and probably wouldn't take her just like that. Not to mention Dodie would probably go out of her ay to ruin Ginger's reputation if Ginger ever stopped liking her, ruining whatever slim chance she could have had of finding new buddies. Courtney liked Ginger but Miranda did everything she could to keep them apart.
She's an irredeemable bitch who literally does the mean, cruel, selfish, or narcissistic thing at every possible opportunity (even to her own friends) and I will never understand why any of her friends continued to hang out with her.
She's the White Dijonay Jones.
No, this is Future Hoodsey, note the subtle differences.
>mfw Courtney turns out to be best friend
Wish the creator got the green light to go ahead with the lesbian storyline, not because it would have been progressive or because it would have been some good r34 bait, but because it would have been so juicy to see Dodie pushed to a side in favor of her new lesbian lover
I don't think Ginger would have had that problem, though. They seem to establish that she's kind of "in the middle" and gets along with other people. It's Dodie who needs to cling to Ginger, not the other way around.
The problem I have is that the writers just skipped past the storyline like nothing happened, expect for what, one off-hand reference by Courtney a few episodes later? It was very unusual for the show to do that and I wonder if maybe Nickelodeon had a say in it.
Obviously, but kids media is supposed to make them believe that acting like a shitlord will have consequences so maybe just maybe they won't act that way.
And honestly in my experience women who act like her seldom end up happy. It might take decades for their shit to catch up to them, but eventually they succeed in alienating most of the decent people from their life, especially when they get older and don't have youth on their side.
Hoodsey didn't have a crush on Dodie, he was Dodie's brother. He did have a crush on Macie. I think Hoodsey and Dodie's husband look so similar because they both look exactly like her dad, and Dodie might havehad a thing for guys that look like her father.
Or maybe she's a slut who doesn't know the father of her baby or the dad wants nothing to do with her and she roped Hooesey into helping her support of his nephew by whining and guilting him nonstop.
Not that guy, but Courtney was so important... I guess... maybe not to Ginger's development in the long run, but her own. It just made me sad she wasn't there. Ginger meant so much to Courtney. :'(
I'd argue her Mother, father and Dr.Dave were pretty darn important too.
Really wish I knew what all the characters' jobs ended up being, especially Carl's after seeing him as an adult. I get the feeling the show was going to go more in-depth with that final scene, but suddenly ran out of time and had to wrap things up quick. I am very satisfied that they had such a good conclusion at all, which is something you don't always get with cartoons. Pretty neat how they could have tacked that final scene onto lots of different episodes and still have it work perfectly.
Oh darn, and I just watched through the whole series last year, I guess I need another refresher. I am certain that neither of the Griplings were in the final scene, nor Brandon, nor Ginger's bio-dad, etc.
I would have been more surprised if her biological dad was in that scene. He did make an effort to improve his relationship with her during the series, but despite that there was a theme of him not being present for many of the events in her life. I wouldn't like the implication that that changed after she became an adult.
She was just doing a reading of her book at a small bookstore. It shouldn't be surprising that not every single person that was a part of her life in jr highschool could show. It's not like it was her wedding or something, where it'd be really disappointing if someone didn't come.
I like to think that Courtney grew up to have a job and couldn't get the time off work to come. Also I'm going to imagine that Ginger and Dodie had been out of touch for years but Ginger had invited Dodie because she's such a big character in the book.
Ginger probably experimented in college, assuming she and Darren weren't a constant thing.
Re: Dodie, they grew up together, didn't they? You don't just dump your best friend for nearly your whole life that easily. Even if she's an insecure bitch who fucks you over. You gotta understand that Ginger basically got the opportunity to be popular, JUST Ginger, by basically doing nothing (it was Courtney's interest in her and little else that made her a focus.) Dodie also has the influence of her mother, who is one of those people who thinks she's always right and married a right puss to stay that way.
It's that awkward phase as you go from middle to high school and start learning about shit that doesn't necessarily require a playmate like you needed in primary school. Relationships of course, popularity and the hierarchy, and even starting your life as an adult with a career and going to university and all that jazz.
A girl like Dodie is desperate to be popular, because she's the right mix of outspoken and noting special. Ginger was more chill about it and Macie was a mouse, so you know.
You'd think more rich girls would be lesbians. I think they would be, if not for that embedded idea that you have to have a hot mate by your side.
I mean, Courtney seemed to sort of get the fact that she already had money, popularity, and looks. What does she need some dumbass guy for?
Anyone else surprised that someone finally actually did make a little seal girl movie?