Oh guys. How are you?
Here's SO HOT! And, I don't know, it's maybe the combo between the general hotness and the fact that I should have my period soon, but I feel so. goddamn. weak. Like someone pulled off a battery or something. I can't find the energy to commit to a proper study plan and I'm struggling to at least do something every day. Dis gonna end well, lol.
Anyway, I dreamed about BtVS? I dreamed that I was watching S6 again - and that's why I woke up with Michelle Branch stuck in my head - and then I was fighting in a old forum about Buffy's depression and the fact that you can't cure mental illness with "positive thoughts and candy". IDEK. But it made me remember how I raged in defense of S6, although it wasn't a perfect season and honestly they screwed up many things. Mostly Tara.
The funny thing is that, for me, it's not even her death that bothers me that much, characters can die, but her whole S6 arc as the "abused wife" that makes me go uuuugghhh. I feel so bothered by the authors' choices and I don't even hate Willow or dislike the Dark!Willow arc (Quite the opposite, in fact) But I realised that I've never talked about Tara and it's strange because in many ways she's such a relatable character for me. I too have maternal tendencies and I understand her role in the Summers family dynamic. Also, she's very popular these days thanks to Tumblr.
And although I still dont' feel much of the Tumblr-esque angle of the issue, it frustrates me that a character that was introduced in S4 and could have had a much more satisfactory story-arc - and even more mystery honestly - was somehow wasted and couldn't free herself from the abuse narrative.
Thinking about Tara depresses me.
Here we are dealing with the Siberian cold winds or something, it's snowing since this morning and it's very, very cold, wow! The snow is pretty though, but I think I have to clean the sidewalks near my house because I feel like I could fall there.
Anyway, I should also really start the writing process of the hp_goldenage fic and the fic I promised for carlyinrome (Sorry for being so slow! I still don't have my laptop and I'm using my mom's!) ... I wouldn't want for her to discover a word doc where I plot gay porn. XD
But I really hope I would be start writing soon. I have ideas!
Speaking of which, here's the second part of the Hogwarts Sorting Buffyverse Edition, done because everybody does it.
( In which I sort Willow, Xander, Tara and Cordelia maybe )
Hi everybody! I did it. I cut my hair very short.
I'm actually not really sure about the cut, not because it's short (I was going for even shorter) but because it requires straight hair to be cute and it's kinda a mix between a bob cut and a pixie one, very bold behind. I maybe needed a more leveled cut behind, because my hair gets fuzzy and wavy and honestly I won't fix it a lot. I'm the girl that puts some gel and goes on.
But I'm taking my time to appreciate and play with it. Maybe it won't look bad with wavy hair. Let's see what happens
(Also I tried to take pictures but my face is the ugliest face on Earth and I hated them)
(I should really start to buy and use foundation. Ugh. Bad face day today)
Yesterday I posted two things: one concerning SMG's hair (I should use an hair tag, at this point!) and an old Spuffy ficlet. So I'm now pimping these things.
I'm also thinking about a Buffy/Dru, but I'm kinda put off by the fact that nobody anymore reads Buffy fics in the Italian fandom. Less and less if it's a rare pairing. But my fanfic!brain (And my fangirl heart) still beats for Buffy! Somebody help.
Also I finally have an amazing True Detective/Buffy crossover, thanks to kwritten Please, imagine the greatness of these two shows combining.
And talking about the crossover fic, me and red_satin_doll started a discussion about IC fics and characters sexuality that involves Tara. Have you ever wrote/read an het!Tara fanfic? Or you ship her just with the ladies?
It's really interesting to see that, because I generally read/write all kinds of ships. I like het, slash and femmeslash. I like to slash characters who are canonically het and I enjoy playing with fluid sexuality. So I'm really fine with the concept of Tara/male character. Except that there is also this thing for me: Tara is canonically lesbian. Like 100% lesbian - as far as we know - and maybe it's because I come from the Italian fandom which is very het!centric and male!centric, but I like the concept of a lady who isn't interested/in need of a man. For once, can we just appreciate ladylove without sticking the mandatory male in between?
But, that said, I really appreciate variety of ships. I really believe that shipping different couples makes the fandom richer and the fanfics interesting. So, ultimately, if you want to ship Tara and Angel/Spike/Oz/Whomever I could probably read - and enjoy - that.