Member of the Church Of Faith
- Dec 23, 2013
- The Moot, England
You understand the difference between something changing off-screen and something ending off-screen , right?And Dawn/Xander had a baby off-screen while Giles reverted to his real age off-screen and Andrew earned loads and loads of money off-screen.
Circumstances in a relationship can change and introduce new elements but how something begins and how something ends are fundamental. Dismissing them undermines the foundation of what comes before or after respectively.
Because ships are shallow and primarily appeal to emotion. But I guess people can project on to them what they wish.Why do you presume people enthuse over a ship for purely romantic reasons?
The significant difference is that Twilight was significant and changed Buffy's character, just not in a good way (regression, the end of revolution). Buffy, whilst she dates Spike is unchanging, stuck.Not really...the Buffy/Spike partnership generates the potential for messianic time (it's what happens in S7). In some ways it's like Twilight but with a significant difference.
Both of these relationships repeat patterns in Buffy's life that unhelpful to her growth, so she rejects both.
Presumably the cookie is enjoyed. I saw little joy in any iteration of the Spike/Buffy relationship, especially from Spike. I presume that is why he is content with the relationship ending.I kinda want to pose the question of what happens to a cookie once it's finished baking?