ext_15284: a wreath of lightning against a dark, stormy sky (thechain-truth)
[identity profile] stormwreath.livejournal.com
Looks like I get to post the first post-metathon meta. :-)

Author: [personal profile] stormwreath
Summary: Identity, choice and heroism (with a digression on Existentialism) in 'The Chain'
Spoilers: up to Season 8 episode 5, and also for the Firefly episode 'Objects In Space'
Word count: 2,068 
Notes: An analysis of the main themes in episode 8:05, plus a look at Existentialist theory as it applies to Joss's works.

Essay here.
[identity profile] bookishwench.livejournal.com
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bookishwench aka Meltha
Summary: Andrew, Riley, and Kennedy are three of the most disliked characters in the Buffyverse. In a show filled with wonderful characters, what went wrong with them?
Spoilers: Through the Buffy season 8 comics and AtS season 5
Word count: Approx. 6,600, excluding works cited list and appendices.
Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] buffyversemetathon from a prompt by [livejournal.com profile] lusciousxander, "Riley, Kennedy, Andrew. What made these characters unpopular?" Also, there are a few images in the text, but I don’t think they’ll be too draining on dial-up.

Andrew, Riley, and Kennedy: What Was Joss Thinking?
ext_15284: a wreath of lightning against a dark, stormy sky (Default)
[identity profile] stormwreath.livejournal.com
This is my contribution to the essay metathon – it looks at the question of repentance in the Buffyverse, looking specifically at the characters of Willow and Faith and asking whether, and if so how - they repented of the evil actions they committed.

Author: [personal profile] stormwreath
Summary: Humans Gone Bad - Faith and Willow. How do they repent for their murderous actions?
Spoilers: BtVS seasons 1-8, Angel seasons 1-4
Word Count: 3,827
Notes: Original suggestion from [personal profile] bakatulip

Tell me how to make it better - Willow, Faith and repentance
[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.


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