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Helpless- by shamshit

character meme from astrogirl2 and Buffy

Ask me my opinion on any character from any fandom, and I will say. If I do not know the fandom, I will say what I think I know based on fannish osmosis.

In other news, Stephen Furst apparently canceled his appearance at D*C. Double darn.

And news the second: I've finally finished Buffy, so the floor is now completely open for questions about my reactions. *g*

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OK... Let's do both of those at once. Tell me your opinions about, um... Oh, I know! Andrew! If only because he's the only Buffy character I have an icon of. :)
Okay, this would be guilty pleasure admission number one- I luff Andrew. He is so very, very gay and geeky and I totally knew people like that in college, except perhaps for the murderer part. I love, thematically, that Buffy forced him to accept responsibility for his actions and honestly repent (shades of Londo, that was) in Storyteller. And I love that his personal redemption narrative was ultimately foiled by his survival. So, yeah. Yay, Andrew!

Oh, and Andrew/Warren and Andrew/Jonathan are totally canon.
Yay, Andrew! I luff him, too, even in his patheticness. *gives Andrew a big squeezy hug*

And Andrew/Warrern, at the very least in a uc kind of way, is totally, demonstrably canon. Oh, yeah.
No need to apologize. You're not alone in your Andrew love, as you can see. andrastewhite wrote an adorable story about him. And I must know what you think of my Five Things Which Never Happened To Warren. (In which he also guest stars, naturally.*g*)

The writers loved him so much he got to show up in AtS' last season as well. honorh has a great icon from that occasion. I was very happy to see him there, and also to hear from him that Buffy and Dawn had ended up in Rome since I lived there for three months and totally flounted that in my Buffy and Dawn story, City Girls.

Sorry to hear about Stephen Furst.

Question: Anya?
Anya is a character for which I may actually end up writing fic because she has more than a thousand years of history behind her and I absolutely love her voice. Essentially, just think of every snarky/inappropriate thing you've ever thought or were tempted to say, but didn't because, you know, you have tact. That's Anya, the lighter side of demonhood. Except. Except as Selfless demonstrated, we can't ever delude ourselves into thinking that Anya somehow didn't commit atrocities on a major scale, or that father-figure D'Hoffryn didn't applaud her for it. I would like to explore that. I would like to explore, in particular, the fact that she and Willow, when it comes to vengeance, have something in common. And I would like to explore how touching that kind of power may have changed her permanently, demon or no.
Oh, I'd love Anya fanfic from you, and you're right, there is much to explore.

Except as Selfless demonstrated, we can't ever delude ourselves into thinking that Anya somehow didn't commit atrocities on a major scale

Quite. Given that she had the occasional throwaway line about missing the good old days of maiming and mangling since her first appearance (as in Where the Wild Things Are where she and Spike reminisce about the joys of killing), one would think this was apparant before, but Anya is so funny that the effect in Selfless is somehow like what Chiana challenges the others with about Aeryn in The Way We Weren't - "What, you thought she was the one Peacekeeper who didn't", etc.

Most Anya fic I've read, not that there is really much, sadly, pairs her up with Giles. Nothing wrong with that, of course.*g* But it's not exactly character exploration.
but Anya is so funny that the effect in Selfless is somehow like what Chiana challenges the others with about Aeryn in The Way We Weren't - "What, you thought she was the one Peacekeeper who didn't", etc.

Exactly. Even I, while being aware of her bloody history on an intellectual level, was left feeling quite stunned by Selfless- particularly the wonderfully painful way it ended. Ouch.

Most Anya fic I've read, not that there is really much, sadly, pairs her up with Giles. Nothing wrong with that, of course.*g*

You certainly won't hear me complain about more Giles sex. *g* But it sounds like there is an Anya!gen niche to be filled. Not to mention a Trio!fic niche. Yes. *makes mental notes*
Stark! Vir! Marvin the Paranoid Android!
I'm afraid I haven't learned enough, even through fannish osmosis, to comment on characters from HGttG. But I hear astrogirl2 likes him. *g*
Astro has ecellent taste. Which is to say that she and I have very similar tastes. :)

I LOVE your icon, BTW.
It is my favorite FS reaction take EVAR. *sporfle*
I want to make my own icon with that shot, with a quote from "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" on it: "Oh, you can't do that with a ping pong ball!" I have to get around to that, one of these days.
OMG! Do it!

*dies and is dead from teh funneh*
I just need to find a good textless version of that shot, and the time and patience, of course.
Hate to tell you but Stephen Furst has a habit of doing that.

So, what do you think of season 6?

At least he made it clear to D*C, which is better than I can say for some folks. *clears throat* *shrugs* I won't begrudge him for being busy. I'm not one of those batshit insane fans who thinks she owns him. I met him back in 1998 and found him to be a pleasant and entertaining person.

Anyhow, season 6. I didn't hate it, which, I understand, puts me in the minority. As I mention in above replies, I love the Trio. I'm glad that Buffy's resurrection had a lasting impact on Buffy and Willow and that the subject of Real Life was finally broached. And the Xander&Willow in the final episode made me cry.

Spike/Buffy? I don't know if I want to touch that topic with a thirty foot pole. O_o

I will be evil!

Danny Nyland, Chicago Hope.

Re: I will be evil!

Being the Alan/Aaron/Phillip fan that I am, I have to admit I didn't really have a well formed opinion regarding Nyland. And since I stopped watching before things got really bizarre and he became a priest, I can't really share in the WTF-ness either.

Nyland was too pretty for me. That's the problem, I think. ;)