Re: [mythsoc] In defense of B5 poesie (was Trek Theory)
- Quoting "Ernest S. Tomlinson" <thiophene@...>:
> I can't stand the hepper-than-thou,Doesn't sound like the Buffy I've been watching all these years.
> leave-a-beautiful-corpse attitude that seemed to pervade the show.
The "leave a beautiful corpse" attitude is self-destructive and
nihilistic; self-destructive characters on Buffy are always shown as
deluded. If Buffy herself is fatalistic, it's because she knows she's
doomed to die young no matter what she does. Her attitude develops
from "I didn't ask for this: I want out" to "I'm going to fight as hard
as I can for as long as I can."
Eowyn's foredoomed despair as she rides to war in LOTR is a lot closer
to "leave a beautiful corpse" than this is.
> Shadows and the Vorlons were fascinating...so long as we knew veryThat strikes me as a different phrasing of exactly what I was saying.
> about them. When they turned out to be crude stereotypes, straw men
> Sheridan and Delenn to knock down, I felt cheated.
- David Bratman