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April 17 2012

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty's Slayalive Q&A for Buffy # 7. The Q&A is finally up.

Well, this was telling:

"No. It was a straight deception with the Buffy-bot, but I agree, now that it's been revealed that she's not real, it diminishes the idea of Buffy being pregnant which I thought was a great character arc. Now it's rendered irrelevant. I would personally love to know how Buffy would have handled all that."
Telling of what?
For me, I feel like a big theme this season is possessing choice and having one's agency taken away. The faux-pregnancy and the robot story lines both play neatly into this, which I've enjoyed. I haven't really felt like the pregnancy plot line was rendered irrelevant by the bot development. I think it simply became another issue all together, similarly dealing with Buffy's choice over what happens to her body in a multitude of senses now.
"I've been drawing him in the pants and boots James Marsters wears from his appearances in Torchwood as Captain John."

Yum.
"I've been drawing him in the pants and boots James Marsters wears from his appearances in Torchwood as Captain John."

I love Jeanty. That made my day.
But we also got to see how Buffy would have dealt with that situation and she remembers making it. I suppose if you consider that the LA-in-hell reset renders the whole of Lynch's arc irrelevant then this is too, but personally I think if the characters learn something and we learn something about them then an arc isn't always irrelevant if there is some kind of 'reset' function.
Perfectly put, insistondoubt. I completely agree.
Interesting tidbit regarding Illyria. I imagine the IDW mini will not be referenced.
This says it best...


Brian: So what you're saying is what you experienced in the simulation didn't really happen or even matter.
Stewie: Yes that's correct
Brian: So it was sorta like a dream
Stewie: No it was a simulation.
Brian: Yes but theoretically if someone watched the events of that simulation from start to finish only to find out none of it really happened, I mean, you don't think that would be just like, a giant middle finger to them?
Stewie: Well hopefully they would have enjoyed the ride.
Brian: I don't know man, I think you piss a lot of people off that way.
Yes.

The telling part is that the pregnancy arc is over, if it ever even really began. In fact, it seems a non-issue. A robot thought it was pregnant, and cannot be. End of story.
Edit: can't remember what I know from the leaked issue. I have hidden part of my comment because I can't remember if this point is a summation from reading episode eight or nine or both.



I think this arc is more complex than people give it credit for. If there aren't repercussions for the pregnancy storyline in future arcs I will be both surprised and disappointed.

[ edited by insistondoubt on 2012-04-17 23:54 ]
insistondoubt:
I think this arc is more complex than people give it credit for.

So what else is new...?

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