schizoauthoress: (Mi Na--Heart and Soul)
I notice that there’s a lot of late nineties, early aughts material that liked to crib from LGBT experiences / personal narratives.

What springs to mind at the moment is X-Men 2, and the scene in the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer where Joyce has found out Buffy is the Slayer.

“Have you ever tried… not being a mutant?”

“Honey, are you sure you’re a vampire slayer? …I– I mean have you tried not being a Slayer?”

Bobby’s mother saying “This is all my fault.”

Buffy and Joyce fighting, culminating in Joyce’s ultimatum: “If you walk out of this house, don’t even think about coming back”

None of these parents wanting to accept these children of theirs who turned out ‘not normal’. Denying it, bargaining for it not to be true, getting angry, throwing their children out (though yeah, Joyce does take her daughter back after Buffy runs away and is gone all summer).

This observation is not new or unique. I missed it when I was first watching BtVS in reruns, but I squirmed in the theater during the scene at Bobby’s house. I don’t like it. I don’t like the way it feels, hearing “mutant” in the place of transgender or lesbian or bisexual or gay or whatever else about us is unchangeable that our stupid fucking parents wanted us to change.

Yeah, I love the X-Men. Mystique’s powers are my favorite (for obvious reasons, I should think). The line just rubs me the wrong way. I think because it was laughed at, and I felt laughed at.

Not sure where I’m going with this. I just… have feelings to process right now, and this is an attempt.

[[Note: Tumblr is where I've been for a while now, but I want to break away from it eventually. And clean up this journal, because I screwed up on importing from LJ.]]
schizoauthoress: (Anti Happy Bunny)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer has always been, for me, one of the most plot-bunny spawning things I've ever watched. Now that I've managed to see the half hour production pilot (with alternate Willow, Riff Regan), I've got a few more. I want to write them all out so I have a record of them somewhere (all the empty Notepad files in my 'Buffy' folder are starting to depress me).

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer has always been, for me, one of the most plot-bunny spawning things I've ever watched. Now that I've managed to see the half hour production pilot (with alternate Willow, Riff Regan), I've got a few more. I want to write them all out so I have a record of them somewhere (all the empty Notepad files in my 'Buffy' folder are starting to depress me).

Read more... )
schizoauthoress: (Jayne Could Get Naked)
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Firefly

Because more than half of my friends list will kill me if I don't say it.

No, really -- because we didn't get enough of the series before the Big Damn Movie came and crushed all our souls. As I have said to my boyfriend (and probably quite a few others), I would trade the last two seasons of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for two more seasons of Firefly.

Mm'yep, let "Buffy" end with her sacrifice to save her little sister (and incidentally, the world) and not with a grand re-writing of the rules for their world, only after every single character gets twisted into self-parody.

And bring back Firefly so that we might get more hints of Book's past, more hot het!canon!married!love between Zoe and Wash, more of the Simon/Kaylee/Jayne love triangle (it's somewhat subtle, but I swear to you, it's there)....and let's finally see Mal kick Inara to the curb in canon. Ooh, ooh, and the crappy little town where Wash is a hero...for helping prisoners-of-war during the Alliance-Independents War keep their sanity by entertaining them with Indonesian shadow-puppets.
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Firefly

Because more than half of my friends list will kill me if I don't say it.

No, really -- because we didn't get enough of the series before the Big Damn Movie came and crushed all our souls. As I have said to my boyfriend (and probably quite a few others), I would trade the last two seasons of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for two more seasons of Firefly.

Mm'yep, let "Buffy" end with her sacrifice to save her little sister (and incidentally, the world) and not with a grand re-writing of the rules for their world, only after every single character gets twisted into self-parody.

And bring back Firefly so that we might get more hints of Book's past, more hot het!canon!married!love between Zoe and Wash, more of the Simon/Kaylee/Jayne love triangle (it's somewhat subtle, but I swear to you, it's there)....and let's finally see Mal kick Inara to the curb in canon. Ooh, ooh, and the crappy little town where Wash is a hero...for helping prisoners-of-war during the Alliance-Independents War keep their sanity by entertaining them with Indonesian shadow-puppets.

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