No, in a totally perverse way it's a tribute to Whedon's power to get under people's skins. I think Ronald Moore has the right attitude: The guy's been accused of being everything from a misogynist sleazebag who gets off on brutalising women to a politically correct Hollyweird femi-Nazi.
Heh, and you know who wrote for Whedon AND Moore? Jane Espenson! She's obviously a screaming misogynist.
To meld the two threads together, I've been told that Moore is part of a vast heterosexual conspiracy to remove gay people from the future. Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG, even Bab 5 - not so much as a camp cocktail.
I am, and you would not believe how much, sorry I brought it up. It is... bilge, frankly. It's unbelievably offensive, and even if you leave out the quite freakish personal attacks on Joss, and his wife, and the female actors and writers involved in the Whedonverse, it involves making up your mind what your conclusion is, then spending hours cherry picking what supports it, no matter how far out of context you have to drag stuff kicking and screaming, and ignoring anything that doesn't.
I'd be far happier leaving my daughter alone with Joss Whedon than with the woman who wrote that. She wouldn't get the chance, of course.
Heh... Good call. Great show, but I don't think much of it is necessarily pre-teenage appropriate.
Ahahaha. She's already watched series 1 and 2 and three arrives this weekend. We've been watching them together as a family and so far there hasn't been anything we weren't happy with them seeing. In fact, the discussion between Willow and Buffy before she sleeps with Angel was remarkably both realistic and mature. But there is stuff I remember from series 6&7 I'm not happy for her to be viewing yet. (Invisible slaya secks!)
One of the worst things I've ever read was an extensive essay about what a misogynistic bastard Joss Whedon is, playing out his rapist fantasies.
Though I've got to wonder if there's something a teeny tad perverse about a (near) middle-aged man buying himself the complete run of Buffy The Vampire Slayer on DVD as a birthday present.
If it's any consolation, that's what my daughter wanted for her 11th birthday and didn't get.
Yeah, sorry about the Volvo gag, Emma. Right up until the last moment, I was wondering if it might be in dubious taste, and whether I should leave it out.
Ha, I shall be reading it aloud to Karl the very minute he gets home from work.
I'm not allowed to email him things any more...
I kept waiting for someone to walk in with a dead seagull complaining about the cherries.
And oddly, all the time I spent just yesterday reading about Vita Sackville-West and Violet Keppel, not once did I picture two Volvos crashing together. That won't be not happening again.
should i be giving up the current job now, or would you like to have any other aspects of my past reviewed before i tender the resignation?
Surely now, just a couple of reasonable questions about your background to determine your suitability.
Are you now, or have you ever been...
Andrew, why don't you read the book?
Perhaps we could sponsor a reading? Hardly seems fair to make someone do it just out of the goodness of their heart. Or we could buy a copy, rip out chapters, distribute them, and have everyone review one apiece.
Now with free hand sanitiser!
I went there on its opening night about six months ago and took great advantage of their ever-so-generous offer of unlimited free Guinness.
And according to Dara O'Braian, if they put a shamrock on the top, you're allowed to punch the bartender in the face.