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» Buffy, BtVS (The Gift)
In hindisight, you can trace Buffy’s depression in season 6 back to this moment (and even to earlier episodes: definitely to Joyce’s death, and even in Spiral when she shuts down and decides she has already lost against Glory). Buffy’s depression was about much more than being torn out of heaven, and you can see why in this scene. A lot of people criticize season 6 for being too dark, but I feel that Buffy’s depression was one of best written arcs in the show.
#yES AT THIS COMMENTARY #honestly a lot of the time when i think about s6 i don’t even really think about buffy being pulled out of heaven #like it’s a significant thing and it’s dumb that my brain tends to minimalize it for some reason #but it was about so much more than that #because like she says in after life she was /finished/ #she had fought for years until she reached a point where she could not do it anymore #she didn’t see the point #she had accepted the fact that in her mind she had nothing left to give and everything to lose and she couldn’t live with it #being torn out of heaven didn’t mark the beginning of her depression #it just reaffirmed her reasons for sacrificing herself in the first place (via wouldbeheavenly)
#i actually think buffy’s depression was something she struggled with throughout the series #you can trace it all the way back to when she was killed by the master #but it probably started even earlier than that (via mindycollette)
#Also SMG’s physical performance in The Gift shows how relieved she was to be ending it. She doesn’t look overly frightened for someone who’s about to kill themselves she just looks like “I’ve got to do this. This is all I have left to do and then I’m done.” as though she’s relieved it’s over. She accepts her death pretty readily. It’s foreshadowed with the line “every slayer has a death wish”. Season 5 really felt like it was building up to her death in it’s entirety and there was closure on all fronts and then it was like “Oh no… you have to carry on now. There’s more. You’re not getting out of this.” and it reflects life in that way that it just carries on going even when you’re tired of it.
#honestly people who think the darkness of Season 6 came out of nowhere#weren’t paying attention for the first five seasons#Buffy’s life was always about sacrifice#she sacrificed her normal life; she sacrificed relationships; she sacrificed her life#she gave up the man she considered the love of her life and her relationship with her mother and friendships and a future#she (literally) sacrificed the girl who was one of the darkest versions of who she could’ve been; the girl she wanted so desperately to save#her academic life just as she was starting to find success and fulfillment there#Buffy’s life throughout the show was characterized by endless sacrifice so that she could help and save others#and she went from the girl who wanted her expiration date to be a long time from now—like a Cheeto#to a girl who gradually came to think that maybe the short life expectancy of a slayer wasn’t a bug but a feature#she powered through and powered through and powered through#again and again and again through so much loss and personal sacrifice#and all the reward she asked for in the end WAS an end#to save the world again and get to be finished#with that taken away from her#I’m constantly astounded that she managed to pull herself through again#as well as she did#expecting more from her—the way her friends and family did frankly—is just asking too fucking much (via hungrylikethewolfie)
Enforcement Officials Beat & Kidnap a 12-yo Black Girl in Front of her Residence, Claiming She Was a Prostitute
"When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.
Dymond Milburn, now 20-years-old, was an honor student attending advanced classes at Austin Middle School, when her life would be forever scarred by Galveston police.”
None of the enforcement officials who terrorized and beat Milburn were penalized.
officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat.
they were literally trying to kill her. this is a little girl. what the fuck.
After hung jury, girl won’t be retried in police assault case (2009)
"Five of the six jurors refused to vote to convict Milburn of felony assault, said defense attorney Anthony Griffin and Assistant District Attorney Veronique Cantrell-Avloes.
An earlier attempt to try the case also ended in a mistrial after a witness made an improper statement in front of the jury.”
They tried to beat a young girl’s head in, and then charged her with felony assault on one of the officers. And there was at least one asshole juror who wanted to convict her at a retrial.
This and the terrible Daniele Watts incident with the LAPD this weekend are just two of many, many examples of how black women’s bodies are aggressively sexualized. BTW, in that article, it says police were looking for three WHITE prostitutes who had been reported in the area. Once again, police brutality is justified even though their victim didn’t fit the profile they were looking for.
The officers - Gilbert Gomez, David Roark, and Sean Stewart — were in plainclothes and got out of an unmarked car and told her she was under arrest, and then made her go to trial twice for charges of “assaulting an officer” and “resisting arrest” when she didn’t eagerly jump into a car full of strange men. They beat her so severely she had to be hospitalized, and then they claimed her injuries were from the tree she was holding on to to prevent them from dragging her out of her own front yard.
Bo and Buddy, one-and-a-half year old long haired Dachshund brothers.
THIS WILL BE SUCH A LONG MARATHON AND I AM SO READY
That’s prob about 12 hours
extended lotr alone is 11 hours and 22 minutes.
to watch the extended versions of both the hobbit and lord of the rings it would take roughly 20 hours i can’t waitsay you’ll join me?