yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (DevilYouKnow: indulging_breck)
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Re-Integration

We know of at least three human souls that were brought back from death and re-united with the physical body a vampire had taken over -- Angel, Darla, and Spike. As mentioned earlier Darla returned fully human, so the demon who had killed her did not get pulled back. Instead, Darla was revamped later by Dru.

One question I have about vampires is whether they are all the same demon (essentially, clones) or if each demon is somehow unique apart from its human host. It does not seem likely, for example, that the same demon who was killed in Buffy S1 is somehow restored to Darla's body once she's revamped in Angel S2. But if the vampire parasite just creates clones of itself when it finds a human
host, the question becomes somewhat irrelevant. Darla's human brain retained the memory of its life as a demon because the physical form was restored from its point of destruction (in Buffy S1) but with the original human inhabitant restored from its demise in 1609. Read more... )
yourlibrarian: Angel and Lindsey (DevilYouKnow: indulging_breck)
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As the Buffyverse developed, the issue of souls and soulessness became increasingly muddled. In Buffy's early seasons the soul was presented as a form of morality leash on vampires, though its actual definition was a little hazy. As the Buffyverse expanded, particularly on Angel, the mix of demons and humans up to no good made it quite obvious that souls were no guarantee of good behavior, nor was their absence a guarantee of violence and evil deeds. So why is it that the issue of souls for vampires is so key to the presence of morality? Read more... )
[identity profile] aycheb.livejournal.com
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aycheb

Summary: The special treatment of girl’s stories in BtVS

Source texts: All of BtVS including the S8 comic issues 1-4. AtS S1 The Prodigal S3 Lullaby, S4 Inside Outand S5 Damage

Word count: 2642

Notes: The original prompt was [livejournal.com profile] azdak’s "People are gonna die. Girls are gonna die." (Buffy, S7). Examine the special status of "girls" in the Buffyverse. The quote made me think of how the vulnerability of the potentials seems to contradict the series’ original mission statement about subverting passive female stereotypes. I went from there to thinking about the many ways in which the series did do that (the subversion thing) and how in that sense girl’s stories really do have a special status in the ‘verse. So it’s not entirely unrelated to the original topic even though if I were marking me, I think I’d fail.

Reader, I destroyed him.
[identity profile] 2maggie2.livejournal.com
Title: Through a Glass Darkly

Summary: Reflections on Faith as Buffy's 'dark' Mirror 
Spoilers: Through BtVS 7; AtS 4
Word Count: 2675
Notes: In response to a suggestion from [personal profile] bookishwench.  Unbeta'd
ext_7259: (swimming)
[identity profile] moscow-watcher.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] moscow_watcher

Title: Ten Years of Buffy and Spike

Summary: Spuffy fanfiction is invariably popular. Why?
Spoilers: All BtVS seasons.
Word count: around 1200

Notes: Thanks for [livejournal.com profile] latestartercds for beta work.
I'd be happy to hear from other fans, whether they agree or disagree. Usually I post within Spuffy community and share my thoughts with like-minded people. I'd love to know outside opinions.
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/peasant_/
Author: [livejournal.com profile] peasant_
Summary: An exploration of Giles’ behaviour and motives in Season Seven.
Spoilers: The whole of Season 7 BTVS, up to and including 7-22 Chosen. Frequent references to events in earlier seasons.
Word count: 4,842
Notes: Idea suggested by [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander.

You need to learn: Giles in BTVS Season Seven
[identity profile] dlgood.livejournal.com
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dlgood

Title: Vampires amidst the Community: The Role of the State in Dealing with Supernatural Threats to the Civilian Population

Summary: Investigating the question of whether The Initiative was a logical answer to the Demon world, and whether the Buffyverse still needs such an organization even now? The response will consider the role of civic institutions in a world with a shadow supernatural element. This involves Analysis of the Initiative in specific, and roles of The State in general.

Spoilers: All episodes of BtVS and AtS, particularly BtVS S4 and S7.22 Chosen

Word count: 5,125

Notes: The term "The Slayer" can be used to describe both the slayer herself, and an organization developed upon pursuit of core mission areas.

Author Info: The Author holds a Master’s in Public Policy (International Relations Concentration), served for two years on his city’s Traffic & Transportation Planning board, and currently works in congressional/legislative affairs for the US Navy.
[identity profile] hotspur18.livejournal.com
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hotspur18
Summary: The nature of the human soul.
Spoilers: All seasons A:tS and Buffy (no comics)
Word count: 2200 (approx)
Notes: [livejournal.com profile] woman_of_'s request for a discussion on 'a Soul does not a good person make. Human evil in BtVS or AtS'
(this has become more a debate on the nature of a soul, but hm. I think it all gets covered…)

The nature of the human soul
[identity profile] candleanfeather.livejournal.com
Author : [profile] candleanfeather
Summary : an analysis of the symbolic meanings of Spike's dream in Out of my mind, preceded by a short approach of the general functions of dreams in Btvs.
Spoilers : up to Btvs7/17 (Lies my parents told me)
Word count : 2700 more or less
Notes : This essay is an answer to [personal profile] bookishwench 's request (Here)
Thank you to   [personal profile] stormwreath  who helped me to recollect the dreams in Btvs.
This essay is unbetaed, and english isn't my native language, so don't hesitate to signal me all the cases of bad spelling, strange syntax, atrocious grammar that could disgrace this essay and  [profile] peasant_    's Metathon


This way for the essay, please

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