Category Archives: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Thoughtful Thursday: Femslash Fallacies.

So, my post, “…but aren’t you a lesbian?” inspired Fright Dyke to rant at me that lesbians are not more socially¬†acceptable¬†than gay men. That both are looked down on (she said despised) and that it pisses her off when people say “the gays have it easier.”

I was confused, becuase that’s not what I meant to write. Then I realized that the way I had written the post was unclear and actually did say what she was ranting against, even though that’s not really what I meant.

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Media Monday: Buffy Stakes Edward

This…pretty much sums up my feelings vampires, teen vampire dramas, Buffy, and Twilight.

I like vampires as a concept. There is something truly creepy and powerful and elegant about a Stoker-Style Dracula that I really enjoy; the super hunter, man’s (super)natural predator. There’s something very lizard brain about fearing something that can eat you.

However, I feel, today, that vampires, particularly teen vampire love stories are overdone. Because Whedon did it first. And best. I could do the breakdown, how Twilight is Buffy, but Emo and severely lacking in female empowerment, but it’s been done before.

I could also say that True Blood did it better, and I haven’t even seen it.

However, I have (tried) to read Twilight, back when it first came out. I couldn’t get past the first page, the writing was so bad. Look. I don’t care if you have a trite or recycled plot with a ridiculous premise. I read fanfiction. Obviously, that doesn’t bother me. What does bother me is poor grammar in a published work. Buy a freakin’ manual.

So, to soothe my anger, I leave you with this. My favorite crossover vid. Ever.