People keep talking about how they want a relationship like Harley and The Joker. Canon ignorance and psychological implications aside, it baffles me that no one has ever mentioned the beauty of the relationship between Spike and Drusilla.

Fundamentally, they’re the same thing as Harley and Mister J.

Spike is a sociopath; he likes to toy with people physically, emotionally and mentally.

And Drusilla is insane,, her mind completely shattered by a sadistic monster who wanted to “create” something in her.

Both of them create chaos wherever they go. But that’s where the similarities between Spike and Dru, and Harley and The Joker end.

Because Spike and Dru actually reciprocate the love they feel.

Spike never belittles or hurts Dru (at least until Season 5, but we’ll skip over that.) He takes care of her, treats her like a princess and abides her madness. And whenever Drusilla does get hurt, Spike goes absolutely ape.

Dru isn’t obsessed with Spike; she isn’t afraid of him or used by him. Somewhere in her fractured mind she recognized that he loved her, and she loved him right back. And when she made the choice to go their separate ways, she mostly stuck to her guns. And Spike, instead of chasing her down and forcing her to come back to him, tried to move on. At least until Dru came back with plans for another bloody conquest, but again, the Devil is in the details.

It’s okay to aspire to a relationship wherein your partner understands your beauty and your demon. It’s okay to want to be with someone who, like you, is a little bit stark raving mad.

But it’s not okay to aspire to a relationship where someone hurts you.

Don’t be like Harley Quinn and The Joker.

Be like Spike and Dru.

Stereotypical Highschool Cliques → The Cheerleaders

“Not every girl can be a cheerleader, it takes a special kind. Cheerleaders are full of life and a little bit out of their mind.”

Stereotypically Cheerleaders are..

Brainless, bossy, arrogant, sassy, pretty, dates the quarterback, blonde, slutty, bitchy.

Famous Cheerleaders in fiction:

Sandy Olsson from Grease; Claire Bennett from Heroes; Megan Bloomfield in But, I’m a Cheerleader; Kate Sanders in Lizzy McGuire; Buffy Summers and Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Quinn Fabray, Santana Lopez, Kitty Wilde, and Brittany Pierce from Glee; Andrea Carmichael in The Goonies; Bonnie Rockwaller and Kim Possible from Kim Possible; Torrance Shipman, Missy Pantone, Isis, and Big Red from Bring It On.

When the cheerleading coach at her new school started talking about vampires and demons, Quinn thought she’d walked in on her during an early morning drink. Then she threw her a sharpened chair leg and opened the locker she was leaning against, letting loose a girl with fangs who promptly tackled Quinn to the floor.

Quinn had no time to get over the surprise, or even think, and instinct took over. If she’d spent a second going over what she was doing she’d have seen it was insane, murder, but a switch in her head had flicked to autopilot. She plunged the stake through the chest of the crazed girl hovering over her, and watched wide eyed as she exploded into a cloud of dust.

That was 2 months ago, and since then Sue had put her through constant training. She’d joined the Cheerios to keep fit and between classes and homework been taught everything from martial arts to firing a cannon. She wasn’t exactly sure why the latter was needed. She just loved being able to spin a stake, and Sue didn’t even teach her that.

She’d also discovered there was a prophecy about her, and a long line of girls before her.

“In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer.”

She was the Slayer. She was the only girl in all the world that could stop the spread of evil and fight the forces of darkness.

"This is so cool.”