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08 April 2015 @ 11:22 pm
For a total score of Zero...  
It's the 8th day of Poetry Month, and I have yet to post a single poem. I started one last night, but fell asleep after finishing the first two lines. Lines, not stanzas. This is not impressive...

I have something to share, though: courtesy of matchboximpala, Every Argument About Buffy On The Internet. It covers most of the gamut, if not as brutally as I might like. Maybe I wasn't Internet-vocal enough about my own complaints, and they got omitted? Such as,
  • Bisexuality is an actual thing. Willow+Tara does not negate Willow+Oz or vice versa. Both were real.
  • Tara's Season 6 storyline—what the hell were they thinking?
  • Demon Anya's Season 7 storyline—see above.
  • Re: S7 and the Slumber Party of Slayerettes... whatever happened to "There can only be one"?
  • Kennedy and that whole romantic subplot. Insult added to injury in so many ways!
  • Spike's backstory. Enough said.

  • I have no rants about the Mayor or Mr. Trick. I enjoyed every bit of weirdness those two characters brought to the show.

    We're watching the few remaining Simpsons episodes we recorded during that marathon block in the fall. Sunday, we caught one that featured "Mouse, M.D." as the Itchy and Scratchy episode. It included Dr. Mouse with stubble, a differential-diagnosis whiteboard, and a tiny little flame-cane. \o/

    Oh, now I have a nice, derivative idea for poetry month. Here goes: leave me a fandom (one I know) and perhaps a prompt in the comments, and I'll write a limerick for you. (and why not?)

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    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 9th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
    Ooh, interesting! I hadn't even thought of mourning from the Hell side of things, though Anya was one of their own. There is such love in this ficlet.

    It was the casualness of Anya's death-- especially the lack of grief or acknowledgement from the rest of the Scooby Gang-- that really bothered me. She risked as much as any of them, and the writers did not honor that.

    I loved BtVS, but I really hated S7. It crapped all over its own canon, and there was such a strong sense of "Fine, this is ending-- I'll just break all my toys and go home. Hmmph!"

    I used to fear that's what would happen to Supernatural, but instead it just drifted so far away from what I knew and loved that I stopped caring. Hard to say which is worse! :(
    bleodswean: devilish sideburns - highdreamsbleodswean on April 9th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
    I really wanted SOMEONE to love and honour Anya in her death because YES no one else seemed to care.

    I cannot stand Whedon. So, there's that. I got pulled into BtVS because I do love supernatural themes and vampires in particular...and the first half is good. They should have let Joss quit when he wanted to quit.

    Supernatural lost me, too, out of complete and utter indifference. Yawn.