yeah so i was rewatching buffy

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Death is your art. You make it with your hands day after day.

      -  Sooner or later, you’re gonna want it. And the second — the second— that happens, you know I’ll be there. I’ll slip in, have myself a real good day.

anonymous asked:

So Buffy was technically dead for like two minutes in the season one finale and the season two premiere (yeah I'm rewatching xD) is all about how she comes to terms with how traumatic that was, but on TVD everyone gets tortured, is forced to watch relatives be slaughtered, dies repeatedly, or is put in a coma for years but no one is feeling any type of way about that? I will forever be bitter about this show.

I keep saying. And Buffy experiences consequences, Cordelia has to be like you’re going to lose your friends, Angel and her fight over Xander in the next episode, Willow and Giles, Cordelia and Jenny are taken and Xander is like if they hurt Willow I’ll kill you. Like she NEEDS to get her shit together because people get hurt when she doesn’t. And in season 6 her entire arc is the psychological effects of being ripped away from heaven and forced back onto earth but tvd is like lol what does adjustment mean?

videogamesartandsuch replied to your post “MTVS Epic Rewatch #164”

Also Dawn making all of the deeply horrible things that happened to Buffy about herself was like a recurring theme in season 6 tbh

that is kind of right, and like I said, I get it but at the same I don’t, if that makes sense

videogamesartandsuch replied to your post “MTVS Epic Rewatch #164”

God this episode is brutalll. Easily one of my favourites though. So many layers in Buffy’s character development and relationship with Spike explored, SMG’s acting was stunning, the social commentary with the trio was amazing, and Out Of This World by Bush…it makes me feel a certain kinda way (first heard it in this episode and god I just love that scene so much???)

BRUTAL INDEED. And I agree with literally everything you said here!

mearcats replied to your post “MTVS Epic Rewatch #164”

Yeah, I pretty much skip over this, even with the stellar commentary on society. Basically me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aU_Nw27T3k

I might skip it the next time rewatching.

palizinhas replied to your post “MTVS Epic Rewatch #164”

This is technically one of my top Buffy episodes, but it’s probably the top episode I’ve seen the least, because I find it so hard to stomach. I just find it to be very good, even if I hate it at the same time.

It’s definitely hard to stomach. It’s blow after blow after blow. I guess it’s kind of good, but in such an awful way.

Why I love Seeing Red

I have recently been rewatching season 6 and the infamous bathroom scene is one of my favorite moments in the tv-show. I know that many fans hate the scene and argue that it is out of character, unnecessary and that kind of stuff. I find that the scene is amazing and a great narrative tool, a risqué that the writers took that paid of very well and really illustrated the magical mechanisms of the BtVS universe.
So, I do not as such enjoy watching Spike trying to rape Buffy, it’s a raw and embarrassing scene to watch (yeah, I react with embarrassment, I’m weird that way), but I enjoy the character development and plot that springs from the scene. No matter now much I like Buffy and Spike, they are fictional characters and the attempted rape of a fictional character does very little to move me except in the moments I watch the scene. If the scene is too disturbing, I start wondering about the intensions and mindset of the writer of the scene instead. I am a fan of BtVS mostly because of how the show works as a whole. The characters (some more than others) are quite well done and I can’t help but finding Spike a huge turn-on. I’m weak that way. The characters contrast each other well and have the chemistry that drives the tv-show. However, except for Spike’s abs, I mostly enjoy the show as a whole, and as long as what happens to the characters makes sense in the context of the show, I am a happy watcher.
To me, the rape scene perfectly illustrates what the lack of a soul means - Spike is not actually trying to hurt Buffy, but because he lacks the moral compass of a soul, he is unable to modulate his actions. He is like an untethered pendulum that swings wildly from mood to mood. He’s not trustworthy. I think that Spike had come as far as he could as a “good character” without a soul. The attempted rape just illustrates what can happen when he does not have a soul to moderate his actions, and it was a necessary event to drive him to his next stage of character development: Getting a soul on his own. The price to pay for getting a soul is pretty high and to me, it would be unrealistic if he went and paid that price without an equally steep motivator.
In this context, I do not see the rape scene as a metaphor for something else - while plenty of symbolism can be read into BtVS, often with hilarious results - BtVS takes place in a universe where magic is real and the soul is a real thing that affects the behavior of people. There is no way to equate Spike’s soullessness to real life, just as there is no way to equate Buffy being the Slayer to real life. So pain and misery as drivers for character development, bring it on in rational doses.

MTVS Epic Rewatch: Random Post

So before I start rambling about some of the random thoughts that go through my mind when I watch an episode for the gazillionth time, I need to refresh your memory. 

Do you remember the oranges

You know, my OT3, Joyorangelus? (Thanks, oncemorewithwalkers, for naming it!)

Yeah, well, this post is gonna be something like that. It won’t be funny, though, just random. 

When She Was Bad, much like Passion, is an emotional episode. It’s supposed to paint Buffy as going to this really dark side within herself, isolating herself and treating the people she loves really badly because she’s not in a good place. Post-traumatic stuff, you know? Death is kind of a bitch. And the climax for us as viewers is the scene at the Bronze. The Scoobies had noticed Buffy’s odd behaviour, how she had been acting like such a bitca and everything, pushing Angel away, dissing her best friends, you know the rest. 

So we get to the Bronze. Willow, Xander and Cordelia are there. And Buffy shows up and she has this one-on-one with Angel in which he basically tells her: “Are you like super sad because I’m such a hunk and you want me badly and our story is supposed to be epic and stuff?” and she’s pretty much: “Fuck off, I’ve got my own personal deathly stuff to deal with. And give me back my eyeliner, thank you very much” And then she asks Xander to dance, and Buffy does this super slow sexy shoulder-dancing thingy, which btw I didn’t know shoulder-dancing was a thing until I watched Sarah pull it off, and Xander is all hot and bothered until he realizes he’s being played, and Angel is supposedly watching this whole scene and getting all jealous like he always does. Emphasis on SUPPOSEDLY. Because ever since the fifth time I watched this episode (I’m guessing, it’s been a long time) every single time I watch this scene ALL I CAN SEE IS HOW ANGEL DOES NOT GIVE ANY FLYING FUCKS ABOUT BUFFY DANCING WITH XANDER BECAUSE HE’S TOO INTO CIBO MATTO’S TUNES. 

LOOK

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HIM

Do you see it? Of course you see it, how can you not now? THIS IS ALL I SEE. Like every single time the camera shows him standing in the background, supposedly getting all jealousy and mopey the way Angel always does, he’s like: “Nah, this music is too good, emo just like myself. This is the rhythm of the night, the rhythm of my life. Oh, yeah.” He was fangirling so hard! And of course he would, he was always such a dork!

So now whenever I watch this scene I’m not really watching what’s happening, I’m not getting into it, I’m not thinking: “Oh, Buffy, you’re such a bitca! Spank your inner moppet!” because my eyes are fixated on Angel, standing like the dork he is in the background, transfixed by the music. Of course he didn’t run after Buffy when she left the Bronze. CIBO MATTO HADN’T FINISHED PLAYING!

You’re welcome. Now this is all you’ll see when you watch this scene.

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btvs rewatch ✞ 2x14 Innocence

Know what would rock as a Netflix feature? A “fuck this episode” option. For example, during Buffy rewatches, I will FOREVER skip “Seeing Red” because I can’t fucking handle that episode. A lot of people I know who’ve lost their mothers can’t handle “The Body”. So Netflix offering to let you “black out” an episode, where it just auto-skips it during rewatches and removes the anxiety of remembering to do it before it’s too late or something. Yeah. That’d be cool.