Tamar wrote:fubarista wrote:Maybe I jumped on the jerk train a little too quickly. Her morning-after reaction, however, is characteristic of a person who is consciously avoiding figuring out exactly what went wrong the night before. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and say she's got a case of the post-coital stupids, a seldom acknowledged mental condition approximately as crippling to the faculties as a mild hangover.
This is what I've been putting it down to, yes. I admit that Lisa's attitude looks disturbing on the surface, so I can understand why even people like Valerie who normally cheer for Lisa are now WTF. But we need to remember two things: first, that this attitude is shocking precisely because it's so apparently out of character for her. Lisa, say what you will about her (and you all will), is someone who, yes, does love attention and does have a generally high self-image, BUT does genuinely care about others. So I suspect she's indeed avoiding showing that concern right this moment, because of the post-coital stupids and also, as a few others have said, her anxiety to put the previous night behind her. However, I find it extremely unlikely that what happened to her that night, both good and bad, was enough to cause a complete and total personality change, such that she now has no empathy for anyone. Remember the way T structures and paces his story arcs: one panel, even one comic, in isolation is almost never enough for us to get the full measure of a character's motivations.
So if you're someone who normally is okay or better with Lisa but are now having second thoughts... wait a bit. Read on. Give the story a chance to unfold strip by strip. I have every confidence that Lisa's fans will not be disappointed.
It's fairly obvious that Lisa doesn't really remember what happened well, so no points subtracted for that. I will note, however, what Lisa's reaction was when the Sara tape went around and Aggie was speculating: "Why exactly do we care about what happens to Penny's friends?" And then, of course, the 'kiss-rape' thing. Lisa has compassion for her close friends, but ordinarily not so much for others.