Yeah, perhaps Riley could challenge Parker to some kind of duel for Buffy's honor?Kinda like those guys at Victorian Times that were slapping one another with their fancy dress gloves?
When they were challenging each other to a duel, right? As Eric Cartman might say, "Gay! With a capital...GAY!"Kinda like those guys at Victorian Times that were slapping one another with their fancy dress gloves?
That is far too complicated. Punching is sexier. And just plain fun. 😈 *punches @thetopher and runs*Yeah, perhaps Riley could challenge Parker to some kind of duel for Buffy's honor?
'You, sir, are a ruffian and a bounder!' *slap*
'And you, sir, presume too much to interfere with my peronage with such vulgarity!' *throws down glove*
'You, you cur, deserve that and much more. So I propose that we settle it, on the quad, in no less than one half-hour'
*then then proceed to have a crotch-kicking contest, as is the manner of duel that they have both agreed upon.*
Not really. He was AROUND her for a couple of weeks, but then he finally learns very basic information about her. That means their hanging around was essentially just being in the same place together, not getting to know each other.I don't blame Buffy for sleeping with Parker, because Parker spent a ridiculous amount of time with a girl who was supposed to be merely a one night stand. It wasn't like he sweet talked her into bed after meeting her at the HLOD party, he invested time and effort and the HLOD party was essentially him closing the deal. He had to set up the ground work, get her to trust him etc. It seems like days of effort for one night of sex.
They would've small talked with each other, Parker would've been laying ground work. I doubt they would've been in the same place and not acknowledged or spoken to each other. Parker and Buffy had been out a couple of times together before HLOD. Parker certainly told Buffy what she wanted to hear, playing the sensitive guy.Not really. He was AROUND her for a couple of weeks, but then he finally learns very basic information about her. That means their hanging around was essentially just being in the same place together, not getting to know each other.
I think Buffy was eager to move on from Angel and she'd pinned Parker as the guy to help her do it. Parker sweet talked her and she thought it was a blossoming love, she still pined after him even after he'd dumped her. Buffy's emotions clouded her judgement, don't forget Buffy's first meeting with Parker was within her first week of college when she was really confused and adrift in her new environment. The fact Parker was friendly towards her and seemed to have an interest in her would make her view him positively, why would be suspicious of a guy who has been nothing but nice to her? Why would she think he would treat her poorly after they slept together?Right or wrong, I just can't help but think Joss was writing Buffy as how Joss views the "typical college girl" rather than the individual.
Experience. Examples off the top of my head, besides Angel/us (a special case), Ted (as she personally didn't like him from the start), and Giles (not sure how to classify his betrayal of her on her 18th), include in Lie to Me, Anne (Ken), and Reptile Boy. I bet she never for a moment suspected the Mayor of anything for a long while. and Beauty and the Beast is another lesson for her on not making snap judgments over what seems like a nice guy.why would be suspicious of a guy who has been nothing but nice to her? Why would she think he would treat her poorly after they slept together?
It's more like a cat that jumps on a hot burner won't jump on another...nor a cold one either. At least not without a lot of caution. Her experience with Angel (which I don't have a problem with character wise, and how she was with Angel has a lot to do with why I don't buy her being so easy for Parker to manipulate) should've made her even MORE cautious, not less.Buffy's trouble was that at this stage of the game, she'd still quite inexperienced when it comes to sexual relationships. A man left her after sleeping with her for her first time, therefore it couldn't possibly happen again on her second time, right? She's surprised Riley is still there after she sleeps with him on her third time.
Buffy spent a long while with Angel, unlike Parker, so that's completely different to me, and also shows her personality well which is tossed away for the Parker arc. Xander doesn't even figure in here as that was hardly seduction, that was just Faith jumping his bones. Unlike Buffy and Parker, I find Oz and Willow true to their characters. It's not about the consequences in the story, it's about their personality that led them to those consequences in the first place. And just in case you think I'm "wagging my finger" at Buffy then drop that notion, as that's not it at all.Neither Buffy, Willow or Xander are very sexually experienced at this stage of the game. Buffy slept with Angel(us) who left her afterwards, Xander slept with Faith who kicked him out afterwards). The only one whose first sexual partner stuck around was Willow with Oz but she only slept with him at the end of Season 3 and he was gone by the end of the first quarter of Season 4.
You come off as quite passive aggressive with this sentence, especially as at no point have I insinuated you are "wagging your finger" at Buffy, and you demand that I "drop that notion" of which again I have never even insinuated.And just in case you think I'm "wagging my finger" at Buffy then drop that notion, as that's not it at all.
Of course Spike was making an idle threat against Parker, Parker was human and wouldn't stand a chance against Spike or any other element of Buffy's "world". However, in all of Buffy's relationships, she's taken on a protective role at some point. Riley didn't like that, hence why he was so preoccupied with telling people what Buffy "needs". Spike highlighting Parker's "vulnerability" would only push Buffy's protective instinct. Even in her daydreams, Buffy saves Parker from a demon or vampire and he thanks her and wants to get back together with her. Again, she's playing he protector role.Oh, and I meant to mention earlier, when Spike described Parker as having "vulnerability," I took that as Spike letting Buffy know he could kill Parker (especially if she starts trouble right here and now).
She was on the rebound from Angel and looking for love and that would possible cloud her vision with Parker, but sleeping with him the first night as she did ....noway..... she would have taken herself as a slutIs she, though? Tom is able to charm her in S2. Also, it is hard to differ between wisdom and cynicism. A cynical person might be able to see through Parker's ruse, not because they are discerning, but simply because they are generally distrustful. I can't really remember any time when Buffy is able to anticipate a betrayal, even when she should, and I think I would say that that is to her credit.