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Evidence That Buffy Summers is a Closet Lit Nerd

She referenced Waiting for Godot that one time.

In a season one episode, she has a crush on that guy who likes Emily Dickinson because he’s emo. He’s also the worst, and I can’t think of a single reason that Buffy would be attracted to him, other than the fact that they have a shared interest in literature.

In season four, she mentions William Burroughs, and when no one knows what she’s talking about, she gets all indignant that she’s the only one who did the reading.

She seems genuinely upset when she tells her lit professor that she has to drop out of college. She even tells him she really likes poetry, and that she wishes she had more time for it.

In general, Buffy is always super busy, so it makes sense that even though she really does likes literature, she can never find the time to read.

Ive noticed a post going around abt zoe in dissapear and how the blocking emphasizes just how much in the background she feels and like shes dissapearing, but did anyone notice jared? Like hes litterally being talked over during the connor project part, especially when he evan and alana were intorducing it to connors family? And then throughout the rest of the broadway until Good For You, he was being ignored and interrupted and thrown aside by evan? Like how ironic is it that the one kid that felt like the lowest human being on earth ends up forgetting about the closest thing he called a friend

On fandom:

You know what would be kind of awesome?

If we could all just as a community agree to legitimize our fandom contributions as resume builders. All these things that we spend so much time and put so much heart into, but feel like they won’t ultimately get us anywhere outside this space and these blogs. If we could agree to help each other out, be each other’s references, validate these skills we have and the things that we do for each other to help each other move forward.

Ever beta others’ works? That’s freelance editing.

Help someone code their blog? (Or do your own?) That’s web design, right there.

Taking commissions is obviously working as a freelance artist, but what about taking fic prompts? Is there a way that could be expressed as the skill it is?

Big bangs or co-writing stories shows you’re a team player; participating in events proves an ability to meet deadlines. Running those events (or any kinds of groups/networks) shows organizational skills, leadership, and the same skill sets needed to run any non-fandom club.

And depending on the type of blog you run… do you ever offer advice? Do you come up with meta? Even coming on and posting regularly should be able to be worked into social media experience.

…Point is. I know none of us do this to try and get ahead. We do this in our free time, because we love it. But I feel like we should also recognize that it takes effort and skill to do all the things we do on here, and that we should be proud of that and be willing and able to share it with potential employers.

If writers on here would agree to be references for their betas… if anyone on here would be willing to be references for the people who support them in any way… can you imagine how amazing that would be? How great that would feel to help people get jobs, get their contributions recognized outside the community?

I feel like I want to organize something for this… but I don’t have a fully formed idea for it yet.

just a little practice video i’ve been working on to get myself better acquainted with my new editor! it’s pretty random, so, i’m not sure if i’ll ever finish it properly, though

i doodled this super quick washington in class today because priorities