Dear Stacy

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An Iron Chef response by Angelinhel in letter form. The challenge proposed was, "Write letters to Daria characters. Tell them what you honestly think of them, ask them questions, be rude, or lewd. But make it a real letter."

Nominated for the 2007 Bootie for "Favorite Weird Idea".

Plot Summary[edit]

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The author Angelinhel, writes a letter to Stacy in which she accuses Stacy of being a weak character who, due to past put-downs by those around her, no longer tries to stand up for herself. Referencing the scientific model of Learned Helplessness she subtly urges Stacy not to give up, no matter how many more times life pushes her down.

A 'second letter' in response to the outrage and debate generated by the original was posted as a fluff piece on the PPMB and subsequently added as another 'chapter' on ffnet.

Trivia[edit]

  • This story sparked a heated debate with PPMB newcomer starmeshelion who took the letter to Stacy as a personal insult.

External Links[edit]

Dear Stacy on fanfiction.net

Wikipedia article on Learned Helplessness