Thursday, July 19, 2012

TMF and Post-HS New Directions

Something I noticed in TMF’s stories is that, for the most part, the characters end up going on to attend some pretty prestigious colleges and/or other quality post-high school programs/opportunities.

Most of them end up being pretty successful.  Well, except for Finn—most of the time he sort of evaporates.

They don’t always take advantage of these opportunities, but they are always talented enough to get them.

I guess, to me it seems like in most of the stories, the NDs are either crazy successful or painfully average, and there’s no real middle ground.  I don’t really know if it bothers me, but I feel like it sticks out since TMF is generally plausible in characterization…except for this aspect.

Does that make any sense?