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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.
Bravermans looking out for Bravermans.
“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
This is super-important, y’all. No org can function without people, infrastructure, and an internet connection—and the fact that they’re providing resources for people with ALS is huge. Research is important, but cures don’t happen overnight and people have to get by until then.
this is fucked up. this fucked me up. the teachers fucked up by not showing us this fuck up. fuck.
i’m 28 and never knew this
*screams* PEOPLE GO THROUGH THINGS IN DIFFERENT WAYS. JUST BECAUSE IT LOOKS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOURE USED TO DOESNT MAKE IT ANY LESS VALID.
THIS MAY BE THE GREATEST THING EVER
What if Marvel owned all the rights to their characters?
Not gonna lie, I legit just teared up.
And this is why fan work should never be underestimated or dismissed.
Elephant’s memory-Criminal Minds
Why telling teachers about bullying never works
This looks like the start of an amazing music video
Put an explosion in the background and it’s an amazing action movie
So when’s the movie coming out