wiseguy wrote:you showed how Mel saw it, as she saw Layla as a threat
Which, in itself, is telling.
Was Layla trying to compete with Mel? No, she didn't have to because Mel wasn't a concern for her. On the other hand, Mel felt threatened by Layla. Why do you suppose that was, if Layla wasn't competing with her?
wiseguy wrote:the only way to settle things would be if somehow "that world was real" and we could take a poll of the CH students before Mel's transfer and another one right after the "layla is Gay story", as you imagining that the way the whole school rallied behind Layla in the she is gay thing shows how it was during the Mel's coven era
My point has nothing to do with the kids at school mistaking her for a lesbian. I've said that several times.
It's simple: Mel said popularity is determined by the number of guys they impress.
Her words. So how many guys did she?
Apparently not many, since she can't get a date of her own, has to resort to trying (and failing) to steal other girls' boyfriends, she transferred out of school yet not one guy made a peep, was so hard up for male attention (by her own admission
) that she threw herself at the first one that happened to walk by, and had to resort to manipulation and blackmail to get Ace to go out with her, because he was about to turn her down.
By contrast: Layla has had the both of the hottest guys at the school vying for her (Kade and Dio), and had the rest in tears
when they thought she was a lesbian, because it'd mean they no longer had a chance to get with her. So, according to Mel's own words, Layla was clearly more popular than she was/is, because she's impressed far more guys.
In addition, she's generated more buzz around the school than Mel ever did.
wiseguy wrote:the way Mel saw it is pretty much like the star quarterback that goes to a professional baseball game, and sees that a classmate is a peanuts vendor, and sees he throws peanuts bag farther and more accurately than how he throws footballs, thus he sees that classmate as a threat even though that classmate has no interest in becoming a QB
If Layla's supposed to be the "vendor", it'd mean the crowd was showing up because of her, instead of watching the game. If that's the case, it'd mean that vendor was more popular than the entire football team, which further proves my point.