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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] 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

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