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Mixed up vampires


TBQ and Keren both point out quite rightly that Angel(us) draws and paints; Spike wrote poetry when he was human. Having Angel write a poem to Spike or Spike sketching Angel lying naked in bed, doesn't work, and can make you look like, well...like you haven't been watching the show(s).

Though I can see it working in a situation where the author makes it obvious that she's aware of that fact -- for instance, Angel making fun of William's bad poetry, and modern-day Spike challenging him to do better -- or Spike repaying Angel's gift of a naked painting of the two of them together, with stick-figure porn.

Not what I was going to say. What I was going to say was, Joss sort of buggered up his own canon, and confused the newbies, on the drawing!Spike issue. Spike's little shrine to Buffy in the basement of his crypt includes several sketches of her -- so unless they were ones that Angel did, and Spike managed to steal them from Buffy, or rescue them from the mansion/factory-ruins, Spike can at least sketch.

Note that I'm not suggesting people should run with this -- I'm more pointing out that Joss and co. can be just as guilty of muddying their own continuity. Granted, they're allowed, because it's their continuity, or lack thereof -- but it still makes me want to grab somebody and say "Look, we have a group of about 20 diehard fans with eyes, memories, critical thinking skills and in some cases postgraduate degrees. We'll work for free. Please? Please?


iroshi

2002-06-07 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Willow is not a Wiccan.

Da, thank you very much. Needed desperately to be said. She attended a Wiccan group meeting a couple of times, but decided it wasn't for her because they weren't discussing magic. It was clearly a religious meeting (and of the fluff-bunny variety, at that), and it wasn't what she wanted.

I've wished, this entire season, that Joss would make the distinction between Dark and Light Magic more clear. He *did* make the distinction, but only in random throw-away moments, like the demon in Buffy's form saying, "Did you cut the throat?!" and the like. Or when MarySue Riley was complimenting Will on turning back from the dark side. :)

But Joss doesn't have his own worldview straight in his head, so while we can hope and whine, we're not ever going to get a consistent canon out of him. And like most Mundanes (which, sorry, he is) he doesn't understand the distinction between religions which include a concept of magic, and the magic itself. Mind, I'm not Wiccan myself. But I am a pagan who does magic, and they're not intertwined. My husband is a pagan who, for the most part, *doesn't* do magic. And I know at least one magic-user who has little to no religious system at all. (Personally, I seldom say, "Oh goddess!" but frequently do say, "Oh gods!". :)

And can the simple grammar bitch in me moan just a minute over the phrase "a powerful Wicca"??? Please! "A Buddhism" or "A Christianity". GAH! Followers of Christianity are Christians, followers of Buddhism are Buddhists, followers of Wicca are Wiccans, and Willow's just a WITCH! (Which reminds me...Xander's line in I've Got a Theory was cute and all, but can we now, after seeing Willow go bad, agree that the concept of "evil witches" is not a contradiction?)

/rant. Thank you very much, I feel better now. :)