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Just read the latest news about a the gay male slayer in the Buffy comics. I don't trust them to handle this well, I really don't want another new character when the ones I have cared about for all these years are just hanging there or having minis. But mostly, in a larger sense, I feel they've turned the comics into little PSAs. Tell a story not a message!
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I've been reading reviews of the comic preview. Sigh. It seems to me that DH's underlying feminist starting point is more Uppity Bitch (gotta knock her down first) and less grrl power (getting on with the adventure). Where is the Buffy that put Travers in his place By Understanding What Was Really Going On? He tried to humiliate the UB and she called him on it. Its one of those things that if you know it at 20 you know it.
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3/12/10 14:46
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Suzy McKee Charnas, Margerat Atwood,  Sherri Tepper, Marge Piercy, Octavia Butler, Doris Lessing, Elizabeth Scarborough, Melissa Scott. Pamela Sargent, Ursula Le Guin.
Hey Joss!  You want to write a good female hero without regurgitating the male pattern of heroics?  (Just off the top of my head) read these women!
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1/10/10 21:33
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Every body's doing meta, and its very very interesting, but I feel I'm stuck in these tiny little potholes.  Like "studly".  Buffy calls Spike "studly" for saving the world from the First.  Studly, and he reminds her he has a large package.  Okay.  I guess in fanboy speak that means he's all man and from there we proceed on the the Truthteller (Souled version).  Again Season 4 references.
But I was thinking....  Is it studly to save the world?  Does that make all the Slayers studs?  And does Buffy get bonus stud points for her years of saving the world?  Is she the SuperStud?  Inquiring minds want to know.
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Its just a big Sigh.  Its Buffy's comic so lets have 6 pages of Angel.  Part of me contemplates that DH is taking over Spike and Angel because they would rather write them.  Buffy can just be a footnote because they've dumbed her down, again,  made her more inarticulate and oblivious, given her only the mission and they haven't a fucking clue what to do with her.
It seems alot of the comics have been about manipulated slayers, slayers gone bad.  And I'd be fine with just the Chosen 2 again:  Joss could have his Fray Universe.  But to get there did the story have to be Women In Power Fuck Up?  And if all this ink is going to be spent white washing/back storying Angel when does Buffy get her turn?
Assholes.
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