Since I watched the series long after it had ended, I knew that ‘everyone’ hated Dawn. Now that I’ve finished the show, I just don’t get why there’s so much vitriolic hate for her. She’s not my favorite by any means, but the excessive hatred seems unnecessary.
It sucks that SMG doesn’t seem to even like her own fandom. I understand growing up and wanting to break out, but you never see or hear anything about her and the Buffyverse/Whedonverse. It makes me really sad, and I secretly judge her for it.
I love that I can have a shared history with someone I’ve just met just by discovering that we both love Buffy. It’s like suddenly realizing you’ve been sharing yourself with this person for decades and knowing so much about them instantly.
I don’t understand the big issue over Willow’s sexuality. She was with Oz, Tara, and Kennedy at the times she needed to be with those people, not those genders. I don’t think calling her “lesbian” or “bisexual” matters and I wish the fandom would stop getting so up-in-arms about it.
No matter how much I hear about them or how much I feel like I’m betraying the fandom, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to read the comics as I cannot accept the death of Giles. That’s like losing a father. As far as I’m concerned, Giles is immortal.
I am so glad I found the Buffy fandom on Tumblr. Before that I had no outlet for my excitement over episodes and I couldn’t have in depth discussions. Thank you fandom!
I say I ship Spuffy because the fandom is so great. (I’m beginning to ship it a little, too.)
Controlling the Buffy fandom after all these years, well it’s left me numb like Buffy in Season 6.
Fandom should learn the difference between hating and healthy critiquing of a character; just saying.
Buffy was my favourite show until recently; The rude comments, criticisms and fighting from other fans because of a differing opinion made me think very little of the fandom itself and has put me off.
I frequent anime conventions full of ridiculous fandoms and they will still make fun of me for liking Buffy. Hypocrites.