capricorn women are my favorite type of people. goddess, i just love them. they have this majestic air of efficiency, maturity, grace, and composure. it’s like they have just walked from a storm with their heels still in tact and their dignity in one piece. they are warm people who watch over me from atop the midheaven star, smiling down and encouraging others from the 10th house throne. they are cool and kind, and there is not so much of the tyrannical control freak they are associated with. princess kate, michelle obama, debbie allen. gush. behind every successful man is a capricorn woman
One, two, three… There’s room, then outer space, with all the TV planets, then heaven. Plant is real, but not trees. Spiders are real, and one time the mosquito that was sucking my blood. But squirrels and dogs are just TV, except Lucky. He’s my dog who might come some day. Monsters are too big to be real, and the sea. TV persons are flat and made of colors. But me and you are real.
I first did one of these for the Harry Potter characters, and almost immediately after that post’s inception, I thought of this. So now, without further or any ado, here is a comprehensive look at how necessary the deaths in Poe Party were.
Let’s get right to it!
Eddie Dantes: Firstly, he is too pretty to stay I mean look at this man. Nextly, gotta have some kind of plot what with the neck touch murder plan in motion. Thirdly, to hell with this guy in general for being terrible. And furtherly also stop Oscar Wilde from repeating history. 10/10 necessary.
Louisa May Alcott: stop the coughing. stop it at all costs (at all coughs? i’m sorry) and also we can’t have her going to the police because that is just it makes too much sense. 6/10 necessary.
Mary Shelley: Can’t have too many fabulous queens in the vicinity. Somebody had to go and it couldn’t be Lenore. Gotta say though, her death came as a bit of a shock if you catch me, drift-wise. 5/10 necessary.
Fyodor Dostoevsky: This poor cinnamon roll has had a horrible life let him live also that accent is so on point and I have never gotten over Clayton Synder being in this can’t i have nice things please ugh His death was only good for showing how freakin terrible Charlotte Bronte is and sowing doubt about her innocence. Petty. 4/10 necessary.
George Eliot: Literally wasn’t even supposed to happen. Just a glitch in the weird neck touchy murder plan. Think of the puns about sports and masculinity we’ve missed out on. I named my car Karen in her honor. 2/10 necessary.
Krishanti: Had to die, cause she knew about the murderer. Not sure why she didn’t just tell everybody who the murderer was, but we never said she was bright. Just that she could speak to dead people. Weird but cool flower power lady. 8/10 necessary.
Emily Dickinson: Who is this? Was this the cat? 0/10 necessary if it did indeed happen.
H.G. Wells: HOW DARE YOU.LITERALLY WHY. i mean i get why cause of the camera but also I AM SO UPSET WITH THIS IN GENERAL i mean i’m happy he and lenore are time traveling ghosts together that’s cute but I WAS SAD FOR DAYS THIS CINNAMON ROLL SUNSHINE INCARNATE IS HUMAN JOY HOW DARE YOU. -100/10 necessary.
no joke i have no fewer than 20 gifs of HG Wells on my laptop
Constables: aw COME ON seriously?? Right after HG??? Low blow. Cheap trick. Also I need more Jim O’Heir in my life immediately. 0/10 necessary
Annabel Lee: Literal Spanish sunset incarnate beautiful and innocent angel let me just ask you this, why can’t Edgar Allen Poe have one nice thing????? ONE NICE THING I ASK YOU. Okay sure like Annabel kinda knew about Eddie but how could she have known?? She was betrayed! Reminds me of Snape, which makes me sad as heckle. 0/10 necessary.
Lenore the Lady Ghost: Only the good die young. 10/10 necessary to meet HG and fall in ghosty time traveling pure sunshine love
This is part of my ongoing Buffyverse Project, where I write notes/meta for every episode in an attempt to better understand the characters and themes of the shows. You can find the BTVS list here and the ATS list here. Gifs are not mine.
Despite being a little boring, I admired the feel of Lonely Hearts. There were a lot of quiet, sort of raw embarrassing moments that fit the theme of lonely people trying to connect. But this has never been one of my favorites. It’s too plot-of-the-week and not enough character (expected in episode two, but still boring to sit through).
Angel is holed up in the dark as always, which he sees as expected given his undead state. But Doyle is trying to drag him out so he has an excuse to spend some time with Cordelia. She’s made good on her word and is working on their business, but the calling cards she ordered have a shape that’s meant to be an Angel but doesn’t look like one.
Doyle’s vision of D’Oblique is what gets the plot going. There’s a demon that sleeps with people and then inhabits their bodies. He draws them in by convincing them he’s going to make their loneliness go away. I’m always here for the gang awkwardly trying to figure out who needs help in a crowd. Angel is failing at subtlety while Cordelia boldly gets right to the point.
Cordelia: Hi. Being harassed by someone or something? Just dial us up, day or night. You look troubled. Are you troubled - or is that just your lazy eye? - Anyway, call us, we’re very discreet.
Doyle and Cordelia are already beginning to bond apart from Angel, who prefers to keep to himself. She shares her ability to size people up with a glance and he tries to steer her to being openminded about demons. She also tells him “if that was my gift, I’d return it” in reference to his visions. Lovely beginning to her arc of eventually learning to love her visions and being willing to be part demon to keep them.