it’s time. watching s3ep5: homecoming. and y’all know.. my fuffy ass can barely handle this.., this post ain’t even gonna get to the later Actual homecoming dance scene, just this one.
we start off this scene with the infamous “Buffy and Faith are in the library getting all hot and sweaty” line. a line that Keeps Me Awake at night. i kno the line was just xander being xander, but it makes me wonder if they’ve said any of these things with those two around. buffy’d probably slap his shoulder (lightly) and scrunch her face and call him a perv. faith on the other hand would be like ‘well hey i’d be down for that haha’ and no one really knows if she’s joking (hint: she’s not)
anyways. background info here. scott hope, aka the sickly, twelve year old-lookin’ fellow that buffy was into for all of five seconds, broke up with her. She’s angry and getting out some aggression with training. also: wearin dat sports bra. damn. faith’s like ‘haha guys should break up with you more often’ and if i’m not mistaken, she’s the only character we see who’s giving the ‘fuck that guy, you’re great and deserve better’ kind of encouragement that one needs after a break-up.
and then, faith lehane asks buffy summers to the dance.
the more i watch this scene, the less i see it as ‘subtext’. it’s not even ‘sub’, it’s just ‘text’: buffy and scott broke up, she’s single, and faith asked her out.
ah yes… look at that completely Heterosexual™ reaction. buffy doesn’t exactly know what to say, and she’s obviously surprised at first. up to this point, we’ve only seen her dating/crushing on men (and that continues til the comics, with satsu, though people argue they weren’t Really a thing but that’s a discussion for a different post) but we’ve seen quite a bit of dialogue (between joyce and buffy, especially) that uses being the slayer as a metaphor for being queer. even in the script, it says buffy’s considering faith’s offer, but gets out a flustered, smiley ‘i don’t know about that’.
and then, faith does something so completely textbook queer i’m surprised i didn’t notice it the first time.
she backtracks real quick to Heterosexual Grounds at the first hint of rejection. the amount of times i’ve done this with girls of indeterminate sexuality is… well, a lot. it’s a foolproof way to see if she has feelings for you or sees you as just a friend, without totally having to out yourself. faith may have jumped the gun here (like… come on, that flustered smile? buffy was defnitely considering saying yes) but knowing what we do with the angel situation, it’s probably better she did. however, by the look on buffy’s face and her response, i honestly think she knew faith was serious. i think she’s probably known faith was into her like that (need i bring up: ‘mixed signals–i have faith for that’ in s7) and i have to ask: if angel hadn’t been back, would this play out the same way? maybe this scene, but later on… i’m not so sure.
tl;dr: faith lehane is a textbook queer and buffy summers isn’t that clueless.
OKAY SO I JUST SAW THE CUT SCENES FROM DRIVEN TO WIN AND I ACTUALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE THEM AND CHICK IS SO GOOD IN THAT GAME???? LIKE UHHH ngl i would have been much more okay if his voice in the game was his voice in the film, it was “eh” but it had more character then his movie voice.
i recommend watching the clips. Its very faithful to chick honestly and hes really makes u feel that hes just become less of a genuinely bitter old man and more of just a goofy, hammy, tv person thats just having a good time.
Okay so to most of you people out there in the Tumblr-verse, this is just a doughnut.
It is not just a doughnut. This is an item that restored my faith in humanity.
So I’m sitting in a bus station with iwritefanficnot-tragedies and I’m looking a bit down and fucked over and everything else along those lines. So this random chick next to us asks us to watch her bag for a moment, and we say no problem, so she disappears for a little while and we wonder where the hell she’s disappeared to, some conspiracies do appear and whatnot.
So fast forward about five minutes and the girl reappears, and holds this doughnut out to me.
“I didn’t quite catch what you were upset about but this is to cheer you up.”
I mean C’mon people! This is what we all need to aspire to be. This is the kind of person we should teach our children about, the kind of people that are doing right in the world.
So I’m kinda broken right now, and totally in a good way. But this chick bought me a doughnut because she was sitting near us and she thought I was upset about something. This girl is a credit to the universe.
And you know what? I wasn’t actually down. I was coming to terms with something really important. Something good. Something brilliant.
fuffy aus no one asked for (1/ ∞ ) ↪ cheerleaders buffy anne summers had everything at hemry high. prom princess, a shoe in for next year’s cheer captain: adoration and ass-kissing from students and teachers alike. faith lehane, the metaphorical and literal bottom of the cheer pyramid, hadn’t even been a footnote in her life. but when her parents divorce and her life is uprooted and relocated to sunnydale at the same time faith’s moved to a new foster home, the girls have to start new and climb their way (back) to the top. juggling a new school and a new squad is hard enough without discovering your probable lesbianism and engaging in an affair with the only girl who can take away the one thing you’ve worked for your whole life. but it’s just an affair. no strings attached, right? …right?
like idk how nobody realized that i was gay growing up, i was raised with country music when i was little and my ultimate faves were faith hill, the dixie chicks, martina mcbride, trisha yearwood, pretty much only the women singers, also hilary duff, aly and aj, and others….. like isn’t that the biggest red flag?
I started out with community theater, like local theater. I loved being on stage. I loved telling a story through words and music. I actually ended up going to auditions in New York for Broadway stuff. I didn’t make it there. What I ended up coming back to is, I always was just so obsessed with the storytelling in country music. Shania Twain, Faith Hill, The Dixie Chicks — I was so taken in by their songs. So I started singing their songs at karaoke contests and singing every single weekend at something, trying out singing the national anthem here or there.