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mssswitch:

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karnythia:

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karnythia:

nickminichino:

karnythia:

nickminichino:

karnythia:

Reporter: So, why do you write these strong female characters?
Joss Whedon:
Because you’re still asking me that question.

The question should be “Why do you write seemingly strong women and then punish them for that strength? I see a lot of characters in this set who got shit on by Joss not to mention at least one actress he fired for the crime of getting pregnant.

A friend of mine likes to challenge “Joss Whedon, Feminist” acolytes to name a female character on Buffy who doesn’t die or go crazy.

I feel like this game could be expanded to find lead female characters who don’t die, go crazy, or lose a loved one in a gruesome way as part of their suffering. Bonus points if they get to the end without anyone threatening to rape them or trying to rape them. There has to be at least one right?

If we include those, we may as well be playing bingo. Joss Whedon’s female characters’ punishments: collect them all!

Who gets mind wiped? Who gets beaten? Who watches everything she ever loved burn? It’s a game for all ages! Bonus points for the ones who die without ever having gotten to live!

I might have feelings about Kendra. A lot of them.

Goddamit, and now I feel compelled to do an actual tally of his original female characters, albeit offhand and from memory. So:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy - two deaths, one rape threat, one attempted rape, two sexual assaults, one dead parent.

Willow - one rape threat, two breaks with sanity, one dead girlfriend.

Cordelia - damselled about a billion times, one attempted forced marriage.

Anya -  one rape threat, dead.

Tara - dead.

Kendra - dead.

Faith - multiple breaks with sanity.

Ms Calender - dead.

Joyce - dead.

Dawn - one attempted forced marriage, one dead parent.

Darla - dead.

Drusilla - multiple breaks with sanity.

Angel

Cordelia - two forced impregnations, at least one sexual assault, at least one attempted rape, dead.

Fred - one attempted rape, multiple breaks with sanity, dead.

Lilah - one rape threat, dead.

Darla - multiple breaks with sanity, dead.

Drusilla - multiple breaks with sanity.

Illyria - multiple breaks with sanity.

Faith - multiple breaks with sanity.

Firefly

Kaylee - one rape threat.

River - multiple breaks with sanity.

Zoe - one dead husband.

Inara - one threat of sexual assault.

Dollhouse

As none of the Actives are capable of informed consent, pretty much every sexual interaction they have while on assignment constitutes rape or assault, even though the narrative only flags Sierra’s experiences as such. So, yeah. Also, I never saw S2, so can’t speak to what happened at that point. 

Welp!

Reblogging again for commentary.

fuck Joss Whedon

We forgot the multiple references to Inara by the “hero” as “whore,” and Kendra’s posturing as Slayer “sex slave”.

Let’s not forget that Willow raped Tara (she wasn’t consenting until Willow altered her memories).

Also, Cordelia and Darla both died giving birth when they hadn’t wanted to be pregnant in the first place (well, we can argue that that wasn’t Cordelia and that she didn’t really die until later) and Fred also died so someone else could live.

Also, look at this men/women(woman) ratio:

I took this from Mark Watches comments.

Also that Cordelia got written off the show not because that was predestined character development, but because Charisma Carpenter became pregnant.

Didn’t he also write Loki call Natasha (one of the few female characters in that movie) a “mewling quim” (or, cunt).

Also, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Penny (the only female character) - Killed senselessly for male character arcs.

siljes-grimoire:

sulphurblue:

loreleysfairlyangelic:

sulphurblue:

failmacaw:

THE NINE CHOIRS OF HEAVEN.  An info-graphic for my editorial class and god am I thankful it’s done.  Way too much went into this than what I had time for, but hey… I actually kind of like it?

Now excuse me, I must return to my fashion major lifestyle and go sew a coat u_u

EDIT:  Re-uploaded with easier viewing! 

Beautiful graphic. Gorgeous. 

An info-graphic to go along with my Angelic Hierarchies post?  Thank goodness!

There’s some disparity. I was always taught the order was supposed to go Seraphim, Cherubim, Ophanim, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, angels. 

That was my only gripe. But I can forgive because this was so beautiful. 

Just jumping in here because this is one of my favorite things to research in my spare time. c:

From everything I’ve studied, there are at least ten different versions of the Hierarchy, at least in Medieval theology. And some of the groups in each sphere have various names (such as Thrones also being called Ophanim), and there are a few groups that only appear in certain manuscripts and never again (such as Aeons and Hosts in the 1st Century Apostolic Constitutions). A few manuscripts only list seven ranks, and others invert the order of angels completely.

That’s not even looking at the Jewish angelic hierarchy, which is completely different and comprised of ten (I think?) separate ranks of angels. Although I don’t know much on this other than a passing glance; I am not Jewish nor have I studied Judaism in depth.

I can’t speak on what is being taught in Christian groups now, as my family was never that religious. But just like all parts of religion, the Angelic Hierarchy contradicts itself depending on who you reference from, but it seems the above is the commonly accepted order.

I have also seen referenced two different classes of Archangels. One is capitalized and refers to Michael, Gabriel, etc, or those angels who have authority over all angels (which is a whole other matter: some sources refer to four Archangels, some refer to seven, the New Testament only refers to Michael and Gabriel, it all gets very confusing). And the second group is lowercase and simply refers to the 8th angelic rank.

I’ve also seen Satan referred to as belonging to different spheres. Ephesians 6:12 could be interpreted as Satan belonging to Powers, but Thomas Aquinas claims he was a Cherub. Lucifer is generally considered an Archangel (capitalized) or a Seraph, I think, but don’t quote me on that as it is also my UPG (whether or not you consider Satan and Lucifer the same is your own UPG and whole different story entirely, I don’t yet know where I stand on that matter).

But for all I know I could have everything backwards on this, I am not a scholarly source on angels. I just enjoy studying them.

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ajoblotofjunk:

#gunn would learn that most of angel’s plans involved walking #real quick walking #dramatic walking #the heel pivot #the coat flap #in alleys #in office hallways #angel might not knowwhat he would do when he got there  #but by god he would go in style

Amazing tags.

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mrsoddly:

bookofmirrors:

Most of you probably know this is one of the Angel’s from Hellboy. But did you know that this is actually a more accurate protrayel of what angels are apparently supposed to look like according to The Bible? Although, and correct me if I’m wrong, but from what I remember they had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times, because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die. Angels from the bible are fucking terrifying honestly. :P 

Yes they are.

mrsoddly:

bookofmirrors:

Most of you probably know this is one of the Angel’s from Hellboy. But did you know that this is actually a more accurate protrayel of what angels are apparently supposed to look like according to The Bible? Although, and correct me if I’m wrong, but from what I remember they had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times, because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die. Angels from the bible are fucking terrifying honestly. :P 

Yes they are.

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#angel   #Bible   #history   #religion   #scary   
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I could watch it until the character-relationships got way too intense and twisted for me to deal with. I have other things to do than to watch a show I can’t stand, ya know?

*groans* I really, really, despise cliffhangers.

I’ve liked what I’ve seen of season seven so far. The problem is that I’ve been alternating it with Angel, a show that has become unbearable for me to watch. So I haven’t consumed any Buffyverse since this summer.
I’ll probably just give up on Angel at some point and marathon through Buffy, but right now I am too wrapped up in Supernatural.

I’ve liked what I’ve seen of season seven so far. The problem is that I’ve been alternating it with Angel, a show that has become unbearable for me to watch. So I haven’t consumed any Buffyverse since this summer.

I’ll probably just give up on Angel at some point and marathon through Buffy, but right now I am too wrapped up in Supernatural.

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Don’t blink.
Don’t blink.
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#image   #art   #angel   #white   #painting