I’m writing some notes with 2maggie2 and her brother Strudel (currently on temporary hiatus), so some of these thoughts have been expressed over there. But the point of view is different here: my take is both more personal, and I am giving myself more leeway to present a Willow POV (as I understand it) without having to explain in detail every distortion. So, for example, if I talk about some action undertaken by Buffy or Xander or Tara, and how it affects Willow, it should be understood, most of the time, that I’m looking at that through a Willow lens, and that I’m not going into as much detail about what motivates the others. That said, BtVS is structured around character parallels and interactions, and I don’t intend to banish the other characters from this discussion entirely.
Disagreement is fine, obviously, but some willingness to sympathize with Willow, and some sensitivity to the personal nature of the posts, is expected. I don’t claim to have the only understanding to the character, who can be very opaque: I just hope to offer an interpretation.
You can find an introduction here, discussion of Welcome to the Hellmouth/The Harvest here. Updates will be…sporadic.
All quotes are either from memory or from Buffyworld transcripts.
Do not expect that all posts will be of the length of the following one; despite ostensibly being Willow-light, The Witch tells us so much about the way the narrative world of the show operates, and it will all be very important to Willow.
( Unwieldy thoughts about magic, the Madisons, high school, mothers, and using people. )