I want to spend my time traveling, learning, eating/drinking, reading, creating, engaging, laughing, loving, helping, appreciating, understanding, solving. Too much? Not enough?Ask me anything
So I’m at my parents house clearing all my shit from the loft. My mum and dad are moving house. I drag out five boxes with my name on it and guess what I freaking find!
Spike! My mum bought me him for my 9th birthday! Guys I’m 22. I’ve had him for 13 years!
It reminded me that Buffy was my first fandom and Spike my first crush. It bought it all back to me and I sat there for like five minutes sobbing.
That’s some Toy Story shit right there!
Aeneas is perhaps the most purely patriarchal of the classic heroes. This (to me) dull and duty-bound hero is an excellent parallel for Riley, the least liminal of Buffy’s significant others.”
"The other two major Greco-Roman epics are, of course, the Iliad and the Odyssey; their heroes are Achilles and Odysseus, respectively. Aeneas, Achilles, and Odysseus certainly represent three very different types of hero. And it seems to me that they correlate to the three main romantic interests in Buffy’s life. Achilles, who sulks and broods in his tent, is an extraordinarily powerful warrior who sometimes fights for the right and sometimes does not, and gloomily ponders his own curious form of immortality–Achilles is of course Angel. Odysseus, who has a wonderful facility with language, who is a trickster in both word and deed, who is a great fighter but does not seem to take that as his defining characteristic, who enjoys having sex and is more or less kind to the various women he encounters but is basically a one-woman man, who actually enjoys hanging out with and fighting alongside the goddess of defensive warfare (Athena)–Odysseus, my favorite, is Spike. Rhonda Wilcox, Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy The Vampire Slayer (via fooforevermore)