[livejournal.com profile] lostboy_lj wrote about the Scythe and firefighting in his The Meta Arsenal: Stakes, Fangs and Other Symbolic Weaponry in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. I recommend the whole thing, but had a thought train based on this particular connection. He notes how the characters describe it as an axe, and the fact that it’s red.

The Scythe as a firefighter's axe makes me think of that Restless line, “I’m gonna be a fireman when the floods roll back." Buffy’s dream is of change, Slayers, and her experience being one - she always views it as isolating during the run of the show but fights that anyway, at first just to have friends and something normal in her life; she will be the one with the idea to finally change that isolation, the 'she alone' of the Slayer. Not just for her as the Slayer with friends and family*, but for all future Slayers who will be able to turn to each other.

I mostly talk about the last three seasons, though the theme of what the Slayer is and who Buffy is as the Slayer is of course at the heart of the show from the beginning. )
Posted here to put my thoughts in one place and in case I accidentally broke a rule and get edited:

Read more... )
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( May. 5th, 2012 05:19 pm)
Tagged by Redbrunja on an LJ meme:

Favorite Harry Potter novel: Number Five )

Top 3 Buffy ships: plus other ships )
Favorite Disney movie: Tangled and Beauty and the Beast thoughts and comparisons )
Bullet-proof storytelling tropes: Romance and other, mostly fantasy )
Manga: The Dreaming by Queenie Chan. Ghost suspense )
Season: Read more )
Favorite meal: Food thoughts )

Act 1 )
I have to say, I prefer the anime with regards to designs and the fight scenes. But the art is cute, sometimes really pretty, and the cuteness of how Juliet and Romeo are drawn emphasizes their innocent love. Also I love the color pages.

So, RomeoxJuliet. The visuals are very pleasing. The subs could have been better written, with less use of the words somehow and totally in awkward ways. Totally was only used twice, but it completely took me out. The music is superb; it's stuck in my head, especially You Raise Me Up. Now let's do some character mapping.


Roundup of Thoughts - Characters )


Roundup of Thoughts - Plot and Themes )

 So, I've been typing this since like six and a half hours ago, with only a couple of breaks that make up 54 minutes if combined, and half an hour doing other Internet things. My fingers and my eyes hurt a bit. I thought I might not have that much to say, but then again, I think I knew I didn't since I dreaded how long I'd take. It's been great fun writing it all out, going over the series again and finally expressing everything I felt, even if no one reads it. Though I hope to find somewhere to post it so someone will read it and give feedback. These are pretty long, more due to the flowing of my thoughts and some self-involvement than to the work I put in editing it. Of course they do have some editing; that's part of why they're so long.

More recs, mostly fic )

I still have some Katara stuff I want to post, and I need to find something for Mei and Chibi-Usa, and Rarity.
So this is the problem. I have done only three days on my chosen characters, partly because I do not have as much time as I had only recently, and partly because I am tired and uncreative right now. But I did have some recommendations to make for some other characters, and I wanted to fill in some of the emptier entries a bit so I reached for more. There are a few I'm leaving out for now. And hopefully I'll be able to come up with four things for my chosen ladies before the deadline.

So this is the problem's solution. )
Assorted Buffy )

Variant Relena )
Thoughts on a Bookish Buffy )

Rambling on Relena )
For the womenlovefest:

I had little time and energy, so I will do a repost of a comment I made elsewhere and an image spam for the first day.

An Introverted Buffy Summers )

The image spam. I am usually not someone fixated on the fashion of the female characters. This is partly due to them looking the same to me. But while watching the series I found this clothing really attractive on her.
Relena Darlian in my favorite outfit for her. )

Edited to add: I found the images here a few weeks ago: http://cosmic-dare.org/relena/artbook.html

Tomorrow/today, a little more substance.


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