Sitting here trying to get up the courage to make a phone call to Austria to book a train (despite the fact that I don’t speak German) because my best friend who is a lot less scared of doing these things refuses to do it.
Anonymous asked: Did you like dawn? If so, why? She was bratty, selfish and dumb (inviting harmony into the house in "Real Me" for example). Despite all that buffy did and sacrificed for her, she couldnt look past how "mean and superior big bad buffy thinks just cuz she has powers and a stake. she doesnt deserve friends and she wouldnt have them if they knew how she really was." she would lash out constantly even if HELLO!Buffy just saved your butt YET AGAIN :sigh:
Admittedly, up until the final season, she really annoyed me too. But in many ways, that was the point. She was, what, 14 when she first joined the show? I mean yes she was bratty and selfish at times, but it always reminded me a little of how Buffy started out when she was struggling with the supernatural world overtaking her desire for a normal life. Plus, I don’t think she intentionally invited Harmony into the house either.
But most importantly, I think she earned the right to be this way too. She found out that she literally wasn’t a person. Like, imagine finding out you weren’t even a human being and basically your entire life was a lie, and that the past 14 years of your life were nothing but fabricated memories, because you were only created a few months ago. Your mother and sister are related but not to you. When you’re just starting to wrap your head around this, your mother gets sicks and just when things start looking up for her, she dies suddenly. You have a hell-god chasing after you which leads you to believe that you’ve been created for evil, and your sister sacrifices her life to spare yours. So now you’ve lost your entire family, until your sister is brought back to life. But she’s dealing with some intense stuff so she’s really distant and things aren’t the way they used to be. Your father figure goes back to England, your sister’s best friend becomes an addict and breaks your trust by putting your life in danger, and then you discover the person that has always been there for you no matter what, lying on the bedroom floor, after being shot. Her girlfriend goes on a torture/killing rampage to avenge her death, and on top of everything else you hear that the guy who never looked down on you and has protected you for so long physically assaulted your sister. I think you’d want to lash out sometimes too.
By the time season seven rolls around, she has matured a little, and I really enjoy her a lot. Especially in the episode ‘Potential’ because it shows how selfless she’s become, even though Buffy is really preoccupied which in the past is something Dawn would be really outspoken about.
Downloading every song from season 2 of Orange is the new Black instead of revising for my final exam tomorrow.
My Laura Prepon obsession is currently at a ridiculous high… I seriously spend about 99% of my time thinking about her.