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viviangandillon:

     (via captainzoe​)

#because buffy’s thought about her death before  #is what that means  #and in some way unconscious or not  #has planned for it  #oh god :(  (via viviangandillon​)

#she’s been thinking about it since she was fifteen  #she’s been saying it literally since Welcome to the Hellmouth  #she probably thinks about it every night  #and you know what  #it kinda pisses me off that what Spike says about her relationship with death is touted as the truth about it  #listen to what Buffy is saying  #Buffy Summers is not going to let a creepster like Spike get the best of her  #in fact I think that’s definitely the main thing she’s saying here  #she’s hardly even aware of his crush  #if at all  #may have read his attempt to kiss her as an attempt to humiliate  #cause that’s the kind of sexuality that’s at play here  #it’s not romantic at all  #and Buffy knows it best  #cause that’s also something she’s been dealing with since age fifteen  #aaand here we come ‘round full circle back to the S1 metaphor  #vampires as metaphors for the troubles of youth#for young girls older men creeping on them is one of those  #Spike is the creepy old dude here  #which is also why I’m kinda aghast by people go ‘but Buffy is so meeeaaan to him in this scene’  #he deserves it tbh  #kinda set himself up for it  #cause he knew exactly what he was doing  #their dance is not just one of death or sex  #but also a pumped-up mockery of patriarchal gender roles  #which is an integral part of why it got so awful in season six  (via ladiesorgtfo​)

#the whole ‘death wish’ aka slayers as inherently suicidal  #is spike’s equivalent to ‘she was asking for it’  #spike is a predator who needs to believe that his victims were in some way ‘asking for it’  #and buffy knocking him down here is a rejection of that fucked up thinking  #fool for love  #is not an episode about spike revealing some greeeaat truths about buffy using his old male wisedom (tm)  #it is the story of a dude past his prime and his bitter resentments against women with agency that have led him to where he is now:  #knocked back in an alley after a girl out of his leauge has called him on his mra negging  (via buffyofwinterfell​)

(Source: captainzoe)

29/08/2014

+322

buffytags:

theloupgaroux:

Buffy Meme  [4/7] characters →  Robin

 Is this what it felt like when you beat the life out of her, toyed with her, when you snapped her neck!?

#db woodside was sooo gooood  #this is a character that deserves more development of his own in the comics  #but nooo we need to have a few more pages of billy the feminist label appropriating slayer  #let’s just focus on those back muscles here  #and what a good oedipal foil he was for spike  (via buffyofwinterfell​)

#I AGREE this was such a wasted opportunity?  #like I feel in s7 they tried to be like… racially aware? kinda sorta marginally?  #but they completely dropped the ball on it  #and LMPTM was certainly the actual worst  #yes let’s prioritize the white serial killer’s angst over the grief of a black man and the death of a black woman  #or rather her murder at the hands of said white man  #but that’s already been discussed  #but srsly why do we have 340853408 flashbacks of Angel or Spike  #but none from Nikki or Xin Rong or any of the other Slayers  #like I feel the Slayer line and Buffy’s connection to it would have deserved more in-series discussion than it did  (via ladiesorgtfo​)

28/08/2014

+243

cWe don’t know if you’re actually better. I mean, you came into the world with certain advantages, sure… But you didn’t earn it. You didn’t work for it. You’ve never had anybody come up to you and say you deserve these things more than anyone else… So that doesn’t make you better than us. It makes you luckier than us.

#i hate this quote so much  #b/c if that’s true than why would buffy ever need to train  #and as if the hours upon nights upon years she spent devoted to slaying somehow didn’t add up to time clocked in the field  #only someone who’s not the slayer could ever frame it as luck and privilege  #as opposed to an early death sentence preceded by nights full of blood and bruises and personal sacrifice  #it’s like telling a soldier on the frontlines that b/c they were genetically gifted with strength speed and fighting abilities  #that somehow they’re LUCKY to fight and die young in war  #ffffffffffffffuck that  (via angearia​)

(Source: bufflehane)

27/08/2014

+2977

buffytags:

viviangandillon:

     (via captainzoe​)

#because buffy’s thought about her death before  #is what that means  #and in some way unconscious or not  #has planned for it  #oh god :(  (via viviangandillon​)

#she’s been thinking about it since she was fifteen  #she’s been saying it literally since Welcome to the Hellmouth  #she probably thinks about it every night  #and you know what  #it kinda pisses me off that what Spike says about her relationship with death is touted as the truth about it  #listen to what Buffy is saying  #Buffy Summers is not going to let a creepster like Spike get the best of her  #in fact I think that’s definitely the main thing she’s saying here  #she’s hardly even aware of his crush  #if at all  #may have read his attempt to kiss her as an attempt to humiliate  #cause that’s the kind of sexuality that’s at play here  #it’s not romantic at all  #and Buffy knows it best  #cause that’s also something she’s been dealing with since age fifteen  #aaand here we come ‘round full circle back to the S1 metaphor  #vampires as metaphors for the troubles of youth#for young girls older men creeping on them is one of those  #Spike is the creepy old dude here  #which is also why I’m kinda aghast by people go ‘but Buffy is so meeeaaan to him in this scene’  #he deserves it tbh  #kinda set himself up for it  #cause he knew exactly what he was doing  #their dance is not just one of death or sex  #but also a pumped-up mockery of patriarchal gender roles  #which is an integral part of why it got so awful in season six  (via ladiesorgtfo​)

(Source: captainzoe)

26/08/2014

+322

#dawn bby  #people say she compains a lot  #but the thing is she has a lot of things worth complaining about  #first there’s the identity crisis  #which shifts from ‘do i exist?’ to ‘i exist to cause suffering’#then everyone dies on her  #and she’s left with no support system  #if you even think she had one in the first place  #buffy can complain to the scooby gang about her problems  #dawn has no one  #she has no peers who are willing and able to empathize with her  #the other scoobies baby her  #and her schoolfriends don’t know anything about it because how could she tell them?  (via melinda-qiaolian-may​)

(Source: btvsgif)

25/08/2014

+411

psst everyone here has been SO LOVELY i just wanted to say thanks :)))

25/08/2014

+2

theloupgaroux:

Buffy Meme  [4/7] characters →  Robin

 Is this what it felt like when you beat the life out of her, toyed with her, when you snapped her neck!?

#db woodside was sooo gooood  #this is a character that deserves more development of his own in the comics  #but nooo we need to have a few more pages of billy the feminist label appropriating slayer  #let’s just focus on those back muscles here  #and what a good oedipal foil he was for spike  (via buffyofwinterfell​)

24/08/2014

+243

Angel + Barry Manilow

#my favorite things about spike and angel is that they’re occasionally mortal enemies  #who also know each other’s most embarrassing secrets  #they’re the best kind of ex-mortal enemies/colleagues who hate each other ever  (via wildehack​)

#the fact that when they finally got around to developing angel as a CHARACTER  #with a PERSONALITY  #and revealed that the reason he never talked is not bc he’s broody but because he’s just a DORK  #is just beautiful to me do u see why i liked this show so much  (via jaegermighty​)

(Source: booshmanic)

23/08/2014

+2247

#oH MY GOD SOMEBODY PUT THESE TOGETHER EXCUSE ME I’M GONNA GO CRY FOR A MONTH AND A HALF  #i mean in that second gif they just mean so much to each other??  #in every concievable way?  #and just  #both of these moments are just so SIGNIFICANT in such entirely different ways  #and buffy’s face from hesitance and shock and general  #confusion and who even are you?  #to such TRUST that faith can do what she needs to  #that she can get it done  #that she can hold the line  #and also all of the symbolism that goes with that? of her having the slayer baton (yeah yes slayer baton)  #going from taken from her by force to given with an extended hand  #from an offer to a request for help  #i mean even just her eyes  #there’s just SO MUCH going on here  #i will never not be ENDLESSLY EMOTIONAL ABOUT FAITH AND BUFFY  #and also about the concept of slayerness and just EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS OH MY GOD  (via braveandkindofrighteous​)

(Source: visiongirls)

22/08/2014

+527

viviangandillon:

     (via captainzoe​)

#because buffy’s thought about her death before  #is what that means  #and in some way unconscious or not  #has planned for it  #oh god :(  (via viviangandillon​)

(Source: captainzoe)

21/08/2014

+322