I’m back bitches!!!!! I made a spuffy edit bc it’s my favourite edit to make!👍👌
I’ve got a new phone bc my old 1 completely broke😕 so sorry it took so long 4 me to upload
If you can be like Buffy, be like Buffy. Slay partriarchy. When I was 19 I stumbled upon the first season of ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer“ in my local library and got hooked immediately. I didn’t have the language back then to express what got me hooked but I instantly knew that ”Buffy“ was different from all that I had seen before. I didn’t feel the same kind of ”comfort“ you feel after watching a romcom where in the end the female protagonist gets married to that brooding man who saved her or was unable to communicate his feelings; it was a lot messier (again I would like to point out that I’ll never forgive Joss Whedon for making up the character Angel because, duh, he sucked!). When the vampire Spike got down on his knee and told his former nemesis Buffy that he adores her, not for her looks or her domestic skills but says: ”You‘re a hell of a woman. You are the one, Buffy.“, ”the one” not referring to her being the one in any romantic sense but one of a kind, a strong, independent woman, I cried. (Well, I cried a lot when watching the series, tbh.) And I thought: ”That’s it.” ”BtVS“ introduced me to feminism and made me realize we are all human beings and we should all be equal. We need to tell men that we love them for their vulnerability and support them being open about their emotions. And we need men who tell us that we are beautiful when we are angry when we are treated with disrespect. Buffy, Willow, Spike, Giles, princible Wood — you taught me. And yes, the series was flawed, too. A lack of cultural diversity, a lack of normalizing homosexual men and some really bad, racist stereotypes. They are like the aunts or uncles on your family reunion: wonderful, your role models but sometimes weird, saying all the inappropriate things.
On season 5 of my yearly #buffyrewatch . The older I get, the more I like Riley and think he was the one that would have made Buffy happiest. I’m #spuffy forever, but the 30-something, been-around-the-block adult woman me that’s snuck up on me recognizes that Riley was pretty much a great guy. I don’t really like how he was written off the show this time around, but I also get that the show wanted to explore some darker themes and some of the best and most important parts of Buffy’s journey are the relatable mistakes and failures she makes in life. #buffythevampireslayer
NaNoWriMo Day 8
If you guys know me, you know I hate picking favourites. It’s too absolute and my mind changes too often. But there’s one thing in life I know I prefer aside from the colour pink and that’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So when thinking about favourites, this pick was easier.
Effulgent: shining brightly; radiant.