Awesome erotica for awesome adults only
I alluded to this in an earlier post and thought it needed a bit more expansion…
Smart is sexy.
We hear that all the time, so it’s not like I’m breaking any new ground here. What people find sexy is different from person to person, too, so I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who don’t like smart women. Also kind of a blinding flash of the obvious, come to think of it.
Anyway, as kind of a follow-on to noticing how Daphne spent a bunch of time tied up in the old Scooby Doo cartoons, I think it’s important to look at Velma and how her character was portrayed. Back in the late 60s and early 70s, when the original Scooby Doo cartoons were put together you tended to see women handled as fairly one-dimensional characters. What I think is telling about the time is it was fairly obvious Daphne was supposed to be the hot one, but wasn’t always the brightest bulb on the marquee and Velma was supposed to be the smart one but was portrayed as kind of frumpy.
Fred, of course, was supposed to be smart and hot. Shaggy and Scooby were the clowns.
Flash forward four decades and the characters have changed, but not a whole lot. Daphne’s a bit smarter, Fred’s a bit dumber, and Shaggy and Scooby are still eating machines. Velma, however, has undergone a bit more of a transformation in popular culture. She’s still smart but there’s a growing movement that sees her as sexy, too.
I think the reason for that is smart is sexy. So Velma’s been pulled from the old mold that said a woman could be either smart or sexy and plunked into the relatively recently added “both” category. Granted, I may be reading a bit too much feminism into a 40 year-old cartoon, but I like to see more well-rounded characters. In the real world, sexy is the immediate attraction but looks will only take you so far. At the end of the day, when the covers are messed up, clothes are scattered willy-nilly about the house, and at least a couple pieces of furniture are broken, it’s nice to be able to have a conversation.
So, you can keep your Daphne. I’m more interested in the smart and sexy one, whether she’s portrayed like this:
Smart is still the sexiest thing out there.
And one final picture just because it’s awesome and harkens back to a story idea I’ve been batting around in my head.