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19th  century

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Frederic Leighton, A Girl (detail)

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Frederic Leighton, Elijah in the Wilderness (detail)

1877-78

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The Writers’ Retreat
For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

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The Writers’ Retreat

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“It’s not as simple as that. It’s not a black-and-white issue. There are so many shades of gray.”
“There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”
“It’s a lot more complicated than that-“
“No. It ain’t. When people say things are more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”
“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes-“
“But they starts with thinking about people as things.”

—   Granny Weatherwax to Mightily Oats (from Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett)

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My thoughts on Buffy The Vampire Slayer

so i re watched all seven seasons of Buffy the vampire slayer, and you  know what, i really dislike Buffy the character. the show is fun, but she herself is an annoying bitch. she has no wisdom at all. she is all emotional impulse and reaction, with zero introspection. does not think about all she has been trough, does not reach any conclusions or enlightenment, and does the same thing again next time. ugh and she lies way too much to her friends.

also, no one gets called out on NOT possessing any logic or fixing their own mistakes. they just forgive and avoid and sweep everything under the rug.

buffy talk about love and protecting her sister, but most of the time its just talk and little action. the logical thing to do, when living over a hell mouth, is not to just train and push everyone away and be all angsty about your destiny, the logical thing to do would be to teach all your friends and your sister Self Defence 101!

also, i hate how they had to make a lot of other wiser character act weaker and stupid, just to make Buffy seam like the strong one. like Angel. he acted like a total dweeb when he got with her. ugh.

best characters were:

Spike, Giles, Anya, Cordy, Oz,

and all the season bosses. them and their sense of humour.

i really hated Zander for leaving Anya and everyone being all sympathetic towards him. if he was my friend i would have kicked his ass. he need to deal with a whole lot of personal baggage and yet not one of his friends, ever called him out on it. it was all so mysterious and tragic. and monumentally stupid. he didnt want to marry Anya but still wanted to date her? the hell. he wasn’t ready to marry her but he asked anyway. the idea that marriage is a mysterious thing, was massively annoying. no one sat down and explained that its taking it a day at a time and being aware of every decision you make EVERYDAY that would have prevented him hurting her.

also, the thing with the souls was just silly. i mean, people have souls and do horrible things. why should it mean that getting a soul would instantly mean a daemon becomes good?

a vamp is a daemon, so all the actions it commits are made by a daemon. so once it gets it’s soul back, the human is back in charge and cannot be blamed for something it was powerless to stop. so why did everyone still blame Angel and Spike for shit they could not help? and by did no one try to save the vamps who have just risen, and give them their souls back? or turn them back into humans, which by the way is totally possible. you just need the right kind of daemon blood and boom, alive again.

the writers really need to review their works. they invent cures and loopholes all the time and then just ignore them.