- 9th April
- 6th April
Is there any proof of the Charisma Carpenter fired for being pregnant thing? Because I’ve scoured the internet for it and can’t find any direct quotes from her or Whedon and I mostly just find message boards and sketchy celeb gossip websites that post it. Does anyone know the source of the story? Or know where to find evidence that isn’t people slinging the accusation around on tumblr? People say she’s said it but I can’t find her saying it?
Seriously? She has talked about it openly. The source is Charisma herself (last two links are her saying it with her own words and voice). [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] (She also talks about how difficult her pregnancy was since she had miscarried before on her blog Co-Parenting in Hollywood)
Whedon’s story has changed over the years and I don’t have links to that but again, I think it’s easily found if you know what to google. One of his big reasons, according to him was that there was no more story for Cordelia. He’s also said it’s because Charisma didn’t want to work anymore (which she denies and she also made a movie (See Jane Date) right after her pregnancy so that blows that out of the water). I think there is even an interview where he said she was hard to work with ( downtoolong do you have that one) which is suspect to me too considering all the other showrunners she has worked with have praised her and Stallone re-wrote Expendables 2 to give her some scenes in it.
His tune changes, hers stays the same.
- 31st March
Asked by: Anonymous
This is gonna be long so I’ll put it under a cut.
Good post. Just wanted to point out a couple other sketchy situations on the show that you missed and comment a little.
Firstly regarding Gone and such a situation not being played for laughs in reverse, I’d have to disagree. In Wrecked, Buffy makes it clear she is leaving and wants no part of it when Spike pulls her down into his lap and sticks his hand up her skirt. It’s not played for laughs, per se, but like Gone, it’s not portrayed as something bad, either. To quote Marti: “Hotter than a microwave. Goddamn.”
Another instance that is played for laughs is the episode ‘Him’ where the girls are ensorceled and Buffy nearly sleeps with RJ while under the spell. Granted, RJ didn’t know the jacket was magic, but it’s still playing fast and loose with consent for kicks.
What really bothers me about most of the storylines you mentioned? Only 2 are actually called out for what they are. The Trio and Seeing Red. The rest are played for laughs or not really addressed at all.
- 28th March
- 28th March
I just saw someone in my tracked tags say Joss Whedon is humble.
- 28th March
Something about that Joss Whedon apologies to Seoul, Korea is rubbing me the wrong way. But I can’t place my finger on why. It’s just one of those things that after so long being involved in activism and social justice, you just KNOW something is off with it but you can’t quite articulate it. Like you just know it’s wrong.
This happens to me A LOT. Like I will see something and instantly get that gut feeling that it is something iffy. And then like a few days later, BAM! someone smarter than me will say exactly why it’s so terrible. So Koreans out there, want to weigh in? Help a girl out?
- 28th March
- 22nd March
apparently joss whedon wants to kill of a core avenger in the next movie but he cant kill off anyone who has a chance of a spinoff
hasnt iron man had like 3 movies now
They seem to give not a single fuck about Hawkeye
It’s Joss. We know who he wants to kill.
Also remember how Charisma Carpenter’s pregnancy was handled on Angel… Also how Joss did Kitty Pryde wrong in his run of Astonishing X-Men…
So he gon kill Black Widow?
It’s Joss…he is such a wonderful feminist writer, all about the empowered woman, but he can’t help but kill off so many of them.
It’s pretty sad that he can’t even write one franchise without killing off someone. It’s not even shocking or creative anymore. Like learn a new tune cause this one is played out.
- 10th March
- 4th March
Amen! The comics are too ridiculous for me to fathom so I secretly don’t consider them canon…
i only begrudgingly accept them as canon, and that’s only because joss said so. but i stopped reading when buffy became a robot, sorry if that’s a spoiler.
I stopped taking them seriously when Buffy was jumping out of a helicopter wielding a ray gun.
Yet the robot is when I quit reading too. I think it was at that moment I realized they simply were never going to improve.
I mean, there are a lot of reasons you don’t have to consider them canon. The first being that most critical scholars will say a change in the media creates a divide and different canons. So you have movie canon, show canon, and comics canon. All three are separate. That is just from an academic standpoint.
However, there is also creator word in that Joss said that if he got offered a Buffy movie deal, he would throw the comics out the window. So clearly the “canon” of the comics is temporary to him so why should it be different for fans? Comics are canon only when it’s convenient to Joss.
But the biggest for me is that the comics are terrible and I don’t want them tainting the BTVS universe. XD