[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] darynthe.livejournal.com
Metaphysics of the soul in the buffyverse
Author;    [profile] darynthe
Summary:   The definition of soul in the Buffyverse, some explanations to paradoxes and a study of the Anima as the ultimate frontier of the soul.  
Spoilers:  Everything there is to spoiled is touched here.
Word count:  About 1900
Notes:  feedback appreciated.  Sorry didn't have a chance to have it betaed.  
Idea;  asked by [personal profile] avidrosettewho gave such good ideas that I took up on them all.

[identity profile] icemink.livejournal.com
Author: [livejournal.com profile] icemink

Summary: This essay examins both Joyce and Darla in their roles as mothers. It looks at how demons and humans approach the same role in very different ways.

Spoilers: There are spoilers through the end of both shows, so season 7 of Buffy and season 5 of Angel.

Word count: 6142

Notes: Please let me know what you think, even (actually especially) if you disagree. I know that some of the ways I have chosen to interpret the show are just that, interpretations, and I'd love to know what people thing about them.

Are You Ready to Be Strong?: Motherhood in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
[identity profile] lusciousxander.livejournal.com
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander
Summary: Reasons why Anya was easily accepted as a Scooby than Spike.
Spoilers: From S2 toward S7.
Word count: 2,609
Notes: This essay is an answer to [livejournal.com profile] bookishwench's question: Why is Anya, a demon who has lost her powers and has tried to kill the Scoobies at least twice, regarded as being less of a threat/more acceptable to the group than Spike, a demon who has lost his powers and has tried to kill the Scoobies as well?

Great thanks to [livejournal.com profile] llywela13 for being my wonderful beta and giving me the cutest title.

Here's the essay... )
[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
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/woman_of_/
After midnight here, so my essay!

Author [livejournal.com profile] woman_of_
Summary The Scoobie Gang: Destroyers of Gender Norms
Spoilers up to and including 7/22 Chosen
Word Count 1,843
Notes from the question suggested by [livejournal.com profile] bakatulip, beted by [livejournal.com profile] hotspur18, thank you so much!
Might seem a little rose tinted glasses, but BtVS has had quite a bit of flack, and I was feeling positive when I wrote this. Nothing about either Angel or Spike, or any other vampires. The show is referred to as BtVS, while the character is referred to as Buffy

The essay here


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