|_jems_ (_jems_) wrote,|
@ 2010-03-04 15:38:00
So, the Buffy comics are sure cracktastic, huh? I get the sense that some B/A 'shippers are loving this latest development, what with Buffy and Angel fucking in midair and all. (And apparently without any thought to the soul, so I guess either Buffy doesn't care if she brings forth Angelus, or she forgot?) The whole thing is just a) making me glad it's not my 'ship, and b) reminding me why B/A could NEVER EVER IN A MILLION YEARS have been my 'ship.
I could think of no worse fate than finding out that my 'ship of choice was together only because they had no other choice. And that they, in fact, never will have a choice in the matter. Being told that they're not together of their free will, because they want to be with each other? Yeah, the stuff of nightmares in my book. But since this has always been a B/A trope, I guess the same could not be said for B/A 'shippers?
Of course, from what I've read (i.e. not the comics themselves, but only other people's posts on the subject), this whole set-up is just seven shades of wrong. Some B/A 'shippers may be happy now, but I can't help but feel that this is their very own season 6 - seeing their 'ship come together and having it all be WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. I mean, Angel killing slayers and Buffy in the immediate aftermath of the reveal saying "sure, let's screw like bunnies"? OMG, what is this madness?! There's nothing about the whole set-up that doesn't scream "THIS IS A HORRIBLE THING THAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT HERE". And if that's not the intent? Wow, again: SOOOO glad this is not my 'ship.
In my opinion, pretty much the best thing you could hope for as a B/A 'shipper is for this to be the culmination of the whole "destined" crap, where Buffy and Angel being destined is all horribly sick and twisted and the Scoobies (and maybe Spike?) have to take them down and break the mystical bond to save the world from going under. And then in the aftermath, finally letting them have the choice of being together.
At which point, my mind immediately goes to both of them being horrified and disgusted with having been used in such a manner, finally looking at each other with clear eyes and promptly turning around and walking away from the whole mess.
But either way, this is not my canon. The idea of comics being canon went out the window when Buffy started robbing banks. And I think I'm much better off for it, don't you?