I’m like this at the start of every fandom, except I eventually love EVERY character except like maaaaaybe one
I usually start by loving every character and slowly change it. Fandom’s obsession and romanticization of straight white men usually ruins the character for me. I end up being berated into my own little corner because I want to talk about the terrible things that all the characters do and all aspects of their personality but most other people don’t.
That’s one of the reasons why I adore you and your tumblr, because you have some amazing meta and really get into the heart of characters.
I agree except for Spike/Buffy: they weren’t the paradigm of romance… well I didn’t get it that way, they were so fucked up! I hated Angel/Buffy but I loved Spike/Buffy because they were both fucked up and yet so much alike at one point. Also I wanted to let you know that…
I thought they were highly romanticized in Season 7, after Spike had taken serious advantage of her when she was emotionally weak and then tried to rape her. I know people see it differently but I was seriously creeped out and felt like he was trying to emotionally manipulate her by being resouled. I found fandom still wanted to romanticize it.
I find the ship very similar to the others because Jane Espenson has a type, a deep-seated sexism and an overwhelming love for Nice Guy Syndrome. Plus she can’t write depth to save her life.