anya-jenkin

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buffyverse meme: [2/10] characters | Anya Jenkins

“I guess I just realized how amazingly screwed up [humans] all are. I mean, really, really screwed up, in a monumental fashion. And they have no purpose that unites them so they just drift around, blundering through life until they die… which they… they know is coming, yet every single one of them is surprised when it happens to them. They’re incapable of thinking about what they want beyond the moment. They kill each other, which is clearly insane. And yet, here’s the thing – when it’s something that really matters, they fight. I mean, they’re lame morons for fighting, but they do. They never… never quit. So I guess I will keep fighting too.”

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I don’t understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I mean, I knew her, and then she’s- There’s just a body, and I don’t understand why she just can’t get back in it and not be dead anymore. It’s stupid. It’s mortal and stupid. And Xander’s crying and not talking, and I was having fruit punch, and I thought, well, Joyce will never have any more fruit punch ever, and she’ll never have eggs, or yawn or brush her hair, not ever, and no one will explain to me w  h  y.

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I guess I just realize how amazingly… screwed up they all are. I mean, really, really screwed up in a monumental fashion. And they have no purpose that unites them, so they just drift around, blundering through life until they die. Which they know is coming, yet every single one of them is surprised when it happens to them. They’re incapable of thinking about what they want beyond the moment. They kill each other, which is clearly insane, 

         and yet, here’s the thing. When it’s something that really matters, they fight. I mean, they’re lame morons for fighting. But they do. They never… They never quit. And so I guess I will keep fighting, too.

While Anya has personally witnessed several major wars (and even managed to indirectly start a few or make them much worse than they otherwise would have been) she’s often very hazy on what people thought they were fighting for. Willow is horrified when Anya reveals that she has no idea what the War of 1812 was even about, even though she lived through the whole thing. Anya shrugs and replies that she never really paid attention to politics when she was a demon, since none of it really affected her.

On the other hand, Anya is very sympathetic when someone explains the American War for Independence to her. Of COURSE the Americans were willing to fight the government in order to avoid being taxed. She’d probably do the same if some faraway government demanded her hard-earned money. Giles points out that the current government DOES expect a portion of her paycheck, and it takes fifteen minutes for her to stop going on about the injustice of it all.