whedon

The recent Whedon exposé is such a bummer, mostly because I 200% believe it, and because so many people saw this coming. 

And even though the writing was on the wall the whole time, you still want to believe that someone who produced work that means so much to so many people – and who claimed to have your back – is still capable of surprising you in a good way. That the truth is as bad or worse than you were expecting, and that it doesn’t come as a surprise… I don’t even feel vindicated. It just fucking sucks. x

Re-watching season 6 of Buffy. Like, I still don’t get how she had to work in fast food just to get by. Shouldn’t the Watcher’s Council have been paying her a basic salary? (They have resources and money)

On a practical level, you don’t want your hero slayer too exhausted after a nine-hour shift to, you know, kill the vampires.

Say what you want about SHIELD but they do understand: We have to pay our superheroes enough to live on.

You’ll never catch Scarlet Witch or Hawkeye behind the counter at Burger King, asking if you want fries with that.

(Although that does sound like a funny idea.)

I’ve never thought Joss Whedon was a good person, but I still know he’s an amazing writer. The discourse about whether or not his work is feminist is a pointless, tired argument that I’m not going to get into. What I will get into is the fact that he consistently manages to write powerful stories. He manages to pull off twists that are genuinely surprising and actually change the direction of the plot instead of just being for shock value. He balances humor and drama better than almost any other writer I know. His characters are multi-dimensional and believable. His dialogue is enjoyably quirky while still feeling natural.

Joss Whedon sucks as a person for cheating on his wife, but I’m not going to pretend his work isn’t great just because that’s the cool thing to do now

I know what it’s like. You think you matter, you think you’re a part of something, and you get dumped. It’s like the world’s still moving, but you’re stuck. You’re sinking a little deeper every day, and nobody even sees.
—  Faith Lehane
Buffy the vampire slayer

IS WHEDON A WORSE CANDIDATE FOR A BATGIRL MOVIE THAN AN AWFUL LOT OF FEMALE DIRECTORS?

YES

IS WHEDON STILL A FUCKTON BETTER AS A CANDIDATE FOR A BATGIRL MOVIE THAN FUCKING SNYDER, THE GUY DC HAS BEEN TRUSTING TO RUIN THE REST OF THEIR SUPERHERO CINEMATIC UNIVERSE SINCE THEY DECIDED THEY WANTED ONE?

ALSO YES

Squee! is shooting a Whedon fandom epsiode!

We’re shooting a #Whedon fandom epsiode of our web series, Squee! and looking for fans, creators, cosplayers, actors -anyone who would like to discuss their love of the Whedonverse. I’ll be at #Awesomecon in DC June 16-17-18 and would love to interview anyone who wants to participate. Please msg me or email me at troubledgirlfilms@yahoo.com

Okay so I realize that Angel and Buffy are over. But consider this.

• Cordelia Chase is constantly making Star Trek references

• Cordelia Chase quotes Star Wars more than once.

• She gets really excited when Oz shows up in L.A. OZ THE MASTER OF QUIET NERDOM

• She dated Xander Harris and yet did not want him in her room (even though they’d totally gotten sexy??)

• Before her parents’ money dried up, she was filthy rich

I put it to you that Cordelia “Super Popular Cheerleader” Chase has a collection of sci-fi memorabilia that could rival that of Jonathan, if not Andrew. She has the knowledge.
She has the money. She had to guard her bedroom of geekery from Xander, for fear of being outted to the rest of the Scooby Gang.

I put it to you that Cordelia Chase was a humongous closet dweeb. Prosecution rests. Thank you.