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Some Buffy Stuff

Ha! Escape from politics (briefly):

Shipping
Gakked from BabyOtto:

What is your One True Pairing?
Angel/Cordelia. They had a real, adult relationship and needed one another.

What is your "guilty pleasure" pairing?
Willow/Oz. I loved Willow/Tara, but Oz was so sweet.

What is one pairing you absolutely refuse to ship
Buffy/Angel. There is a couple who should NEVER be together.

What is one pairing you're interested in, but don't ship?
Not sure. I tend to root for any potential romantic couple I like on screen. I even pulled for Buffy/Riley at the top of Season Four, and was even sorry when he flew away. (By the time of "As You Were," I hated him along with everyone else, but it wasn't his fault. I'm totally easy to persuade.)

What is one pairing you used to ship, but don't any more?
Cordelia/Xander. I liked them together.

What is one pairing you could be convinced to ship if it was done properly?
Giles/Anya. Also very good together.

And one from me -- What ship deserved better? All due respects to Spuffy aside, Xander/Anya deserved better. Especially since they knew they were going to kill off Anya at the end. Why not give her a LITTLE happiness and actually have Xander behave in character and be the man he was initially shown to be growing into, who would have the balls to say "I'm not my father," and marry the girl? Geez.

((Very brief political rant: Yesterday in Scottsdale a neighborhood was blanketed by KKK flyers, and everyone was upset. Geez, you think there's a reason the nutcases are coming out? They just got a national mandate that hate is in vogue.))

Comments

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typographer
Nov. 5th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
You already know that I pretty much agree with you on all of these. And like you, I can be persuaded that several other pairings were workable and worth rooting for.

I felt an urge while reading this to type my usual screed about the problems when a writer or writers forget that a theme doesn't make a story. Stories can have themes. Characters have themes, but the theme isn't the story and when the theme leads you to a stupid story you should backtrack and re-think.

Which I actually needed to say to myself. I think this is the problem I'm having with my second "episode." I kind of reached that conclusion last night when I realized I'm having no trouble at all writing scenes in the middle of the story. They write themselves and are leading from one to the other. Obviously there's a story here trying to get out. I gotta forget about the damn them and write the story, then during re-write ask myself which parts work and which don't.

Which has nothing and everything to do with this entry, I know. Sorry. :P
wildrider
Nov. 5th, 2004 03:48 pm (UTC)
Myself, I'm very bad at theme. I tend to write down what my characters DO and often that completely lacks anything resembling theme or even plot. :P Sadly, I'm often not even sure what the "theme" of anything is (I'm a terrible English major, really, I am).
sillymagpie
Nov. 5th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
Girl, I am all with you on the Xander/Anya relationship. The way ME screwed that up didn't make any sense.

((Very brief political rant: Yesterday in Scottsdale a neighborhood was blanketed by KKK flyers, and everyone was upset. Geez, you think there's a reason the nutcases are coming out? They just got a national mandate that hate is in vogue.))

I know it's no consolation, but that crud has been happening up in the north Phoenix area on and off for a long while now. There's some creepy group of white supremacists that have been trying to stir up trouble since long before the elections.

Not that I don't expect a higher incidence of hate crimes now that the election's over and every gay marriage ban passed. :-(
wildrider
Nov. 5th, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hatred and intolerance have received a "mandate." :P Yeah, I know it's been happening around town for a while, it just seemed very timely all of a sudden...
babyotto
Nov. 5th, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
You're right about XAnya. I wouldn't have been upset if they had at least taken GAnya somewhere - but given that they didn't, there was no reason to leave Xander's development in limbo.

Then again, Xander fans would have complained that just as he got a little happiness it was taken away - so there was no way they were going to please everyone.

The KKK sickens and revolts me.
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