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Later I’ll probably add my non BtVS fiction here!
Anyone following along knows I’m very against what the Buffy comics has turned into. A couple of weeks ago I was in a good place. I saw what they were doing with the Buffy character and knew I was done. I did my best to ignore the comics. However there still lingered a curiosity about what they planned for Spike. I still do have curiosity regarding season 9 and where all this is supposed to be headed but I’ve amazed myself in realizing that curiosity is edging on disinterest and complete apathy where before is it was genuine openness and partial eagerness to know the final outcome.
I knew that whatever outcome we did get for season 9, that the because the extremely poor execution and journey that season 9 would never be highly regarded or that we would get a pay off that was worth it. The final message or theme will not be heard because it is never the destination, but the journey, and the writers/editors of the comics have not given us a journey that is worth much consideration. What type of ending matters if what came before is so weak and confusing? In any story, each step the character makes takes us closer to the end, and in each of those steps is a build-up to that end. I’m sure if the writers and editors read this they would say “No, there is build-up!” I would then ask them to show me and tell me, and then ask why they had to show me and tell me. It’s the text that matters, not the intention. And if the text is telling me, the reader, one thing (or in this case, nothing) but if the writer wanted to tell another, is that failure on my part, the reader, or is that of the writer?