FREE-FOR-ALL META COMMENT-A-THON

Jun 06, 2013 16:10

Old news: lj is dead. Everyone is crazy busy, or they have other reasons not to be here. No one has time to read those huge meta posts we used to write once upon a time. But maybe we can all find ten minutes to do this:

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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 14:11:10 UTC
QUESTIONS / COMMENTS / INSULTS / VELOCIRAPTORS

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fluffyfrolicker June 6 2013, 14:33:07 UTC
I AM HERE.


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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 15:41:04 UTC
GO BABY VAMP! <333333333333

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fluffyfrolicker June 6 2013, 15:43:38 UTC
♥ THIS IS POTENTIALLY SUCH A GREAT IDEA, I'M LOVING IT.

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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 14:11:24 UTC
BANNERS

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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 14:13:55 UTC
BANNERS
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kwritten June 6 2013, 15:15:26 UTC
ummm.... I went a little wild with the banners *g*


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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 14:11:47 UTC
FILLED PROMPTS

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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 16:08:37 UTC
Buffyverse

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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 16:11:02 UTC
Buffy/TVD, Elena vs Dawn, a comparison between how Elena handles her status as a doppelganger and how Dawn handles her status as the Key. Girls born to be sacrificed. Warning: mentions of self-harm.

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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 16:14:06 UTC
TVD/Buffyverse, a discussion thread. Parallels between Damon/Elena and various Buffyverse ships.

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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 14:19:14 UTC
BtVS, Spike and ignorance, or rather - feigning it.

Spike consciously pretends to be uneducated, unaware of many cultural tropes, both from "high brow" and "low brow" culture. But sometimes he forgets to perform, and does things like calling Jonathan "Spock" or automatically reacting to Giles' Shakespeare quote. I'd like to read anything about this kind of performance. Why does he do it? When does he slip? How does he slip? What could've been his education?

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lynnenne June 6 2013, 16:39:00 UTC
Spike's entire persona is a performance, isn't it? I see his feigned ignorance as part of the mask. He hated the person he was as human - cultured, genteel and easily wounded - and decided to remake himself as someone tough and strong, adopting the street thug mask because it fit into his notion of what "tough and strong" should be. In "Fool for Love" he tells Buffy, "I was through living by society's rules. Decided to make a few of my own ( ... )

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upupa_epops June 6 2013, 16:55:59 UTC
Thank you <333333333. I never thought of the implications of the "tough guy" persona not really working the way it should (as a shield from harm), so thank you for pointing them out!

I see his feigned ignorance as part of the mask. He hated the person he was as human - cultured, genteel and easily wounded - and decided to remake himself as someone tough and strong, adopting the street thug mask because it fit into his notion of what "tough and strong" should be.

Definitely agreed, but it brings another question: why does he pretend he doesn't know popular culture? Surely a street thug can know some sci-fi, and yet when he visits the Trio, he ostensibly pretends to not be aware of anything they refer to. I think it's because he wants to make a point that he's nothing like them, because they're "losers"?

Also, it's interesting that the only fiction he ever admits to consuming is "Passions" XDDDDDDD.

I wonder if Giles expected Spike to pick up on his Shakespeare. Because he didn't look surprised at all.

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lynnenne June 6 2013, 21:18:50 UTC
Surely a street thug can know some sci-fi

I'm not so sure about that. I mean, I'm hardly an expert on what constitutes a thug. ;) But the popular perception seems to be that sci-fi fans are "geeks" and, in general, pretty smart. They're fans of science, which implies a certain level of education. I think that, in Spike's mind, a "thug" like him would be a fan of Bruce Lee films, explosions and Rambo movies. Action is fine; sci-fi action is for nerds.

Also, it's interesting that the only fiction he ever admits to consuming is "Passions"

Which is, let's face it, pretty low-brow. So it fits the profile. :D

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fluffyfrolicker June 6 2013, 14:23:06 UTC
tVD | anything about doppelgangers. I am easy. especially interested in the recent Katherine developments (the idea of Elena stealing her life, or however exactly she put it in 4x23)

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woobloo June 6 2013, 23:54:50 UTC
I am also easy (doppelgangers, I mean, TOO MANY THINKY THOUGHTS) and will write this (warning: it will probably be lengthy) when I return home in a couple hours.

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