buffy rewatch • ‘entropy’
Anonymous asked: 1 & 14
1 - Protagonists
1. Buffy Summers. Who proved IT CAN BE DONE.
2. Lyra Belacqua. Apparently there are people who don’t like Lyra? But then again there are people who dislike Buffy so. How these people sleep at night is beyond me.
3. Emma Wodehouse. Best Austen heroine by a mile. I WILL FIGHT YOU ON THIS.
4. Yako Katsuragi. POPULAR SHONEN JUMP SERIES WITH A FEMALE LEAD. we shall not see such a thing again.
5. Jo March. and her flawless romantic choices (aka FUCK YOU Laurie/Jo shippers). I cannot think of a fictional character I wanted to be more when I was a child. FORMATIVE INFLUENCES posterchild your name is always Josephine.
(funny how there are more female protagonists in literature than in film & tv)
14 - I wish had better a love interest(s)
1. Hermione Granger. Which is a shame because I want to love Hermione so much. But her romatic plot is always undermining her. I mean it’s not just that I think Ron is the worst choice ever (which I do think it is, forever worst choice) but Hermione became the worst version of herself whenever her romantic plot had to be advanced - Ron made her be so not the character I wanted to love and that’s why the pairing will always be a UNIVERSE OF NO to me.
2. Olivia Dunham. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT. WHAT IS A PETER. Forever Angry At Fringe: The Blog.
3. Tara Maclay. Because baby you are so perfect and Willow is so… not. (alternatively this happens a lot in the Jossverse to ladies who would otherwise be queens of my heart if it wasn’t for their deplorable taste in men: mainly Kaylee and Echo)
4. Rosalind from As You Like It. I mean Shakespeare is normally flawless when it comes to shipping but… I just. Don’t. Get. Orlando. I’ve seen productions where I more or less could buy it (mainly because Jack Laskey has a face). But he is kind of meh for such a force of nature as Rosalind. Kind of a bummer because flawless, perfect play is flawless and perfect.
5. Mikoto Misaka. Touma? Really? REALLY? Misaka you are the biggest hero on the block, you could do so much better.
“Sometimes I wish I could just make them stop going away.”
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
01x11 Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight
Cordelia Chase was the first woman on TV who taught teenage me that being nice wasn’t as important as being whole.
Cordelia was mean. She was petty. She didn’t give two fucks about tact. Cordelia knew who she was and you needed to get on board or get out of her way. And the narrative didn’t call her evil for this — selfish, sure. In a way that she (mostly) grew out of. But never evil. Instead, her storyline progressed in such a way that these same character traits in a more developed light made her the heart of the Angel investigations team.
Angel didn’t want to charge people for cases, because he wanted to be a hero? Well, that’s great Angel, but rent in L.A. is expensive, your employees need paychecks, and when you are saving a billionaire’s life you can afford to charge him. It’s okay to run a business like a business. It’s okay to be mean sometimes.
Angel wanted to shut down the agency because of an existential crises? Well screw you Angel, you don’t even go here. We’ll start our own agency without you. It’s okay ignore your friend’s requests when they are asking you to do something you find fundamentally disrespectful. Angel tried to belittle Cordelia’s commitment to the cause, and she was not having that.
Wesley wanted Angel to work for his penance and take his time before being forgiven? That’s cool Wes, but Angel just got Cordy all of these amazing new clothes, and also she misses him, and she’d really rather just put the angst aside and have her friend back. It’s okay to let things go if that’s what makes you happy.
Cordelia was intelligent, confident, and ultimately a good friend. But she wasn’t concerned with being nice. When someone called her a “bitch” she owned that shit.
- Cordelia: I’m not a sniveling, whiny, little cry-Buffy. I’m the nastiest girl in Sunnydale history. I take crap from no one. You think you’re bad? All mean and haunty? Picking on poor, pathetic Cordy? Well, get ready to haul your wrinkly, translucent ass out of this place, ‘cause lady, the bitch is back.
At a time in my adolescence where “bitch” was meant to cut to the core — bitches aren’t popular, bitches don’t get dates, bitches aren’t smart or funny or kind — the idea that someone could take the mantle of “bitch” and wear it proudly was a revelation. Cordelia Chase was there to tell me that bitch was only an insult if I let it be.
And also she made Angel do a happy dance. So.