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professorcatfish asked: Firstly, this is the most wonderful blog I have ever seen in a long time and thank you so much for combining two of my favourite things (TV tropes + BtVS = flawless :D), your gifs-sets are always awesome. Secondly, I was wondering if maybe you could do a character trope gifset for Drusilla? Thanks! :3
Thanks so much for the lovely words!! I’m glad you like my blog!!
I think I’m gonna work on that Drusilla gifset now.
Big Bad: The cause of all bad happenings in a story. A Big Bad could be a character with Evil Plans or it could be a situation, such as a comet heading towards the Earth. The Big Bad can (and often does) exert effect across a number of episodes, and even an entire season.
Anonymous asked: I would like to see a character tropes gif set for Jenny Calendar, though. She's my fave. ♥
Okay, I’ll see what I can do!
lighttothelight asked: I'm afraid that the stuffed in a fridge trope does carry with it some misogynistic implications because famle characters are disproportionately the ones who are "either de-powered, raped, or cut up and stuck in the refrigerator" usually to further the character arc of male super heroes. Though in this case Willow was the one who went on A Roaring Rampage of Revenge thus unfortunately filling the Psycho Lesbian trope. Personally, I would have chosen Anyone Can Die or Killed Off for Real for Tara
(continued) …and perhaps used Jenny Calender’s death for Stuffed in the Fridge. When I read, “A character is killed off in a particularly gruesome manner and left to be found just to offend or insult someone,” I am instantly reminded of Giles finding Jenny in bed with the path of rose petals and the bottle of wine and the note and oh god
Anonymous asked: How was Tara fridged? She was killed off just the same as plenty of other Joss Whedon characters. There's nothing misogynistic about it.
I’m sorry, but you seem to believe I randomly assign tropes to each character.
This is how I create the TV Tropes sets, if anyone was wondering: I go to tvtropes.org, go over the list of tropes for any given character, and then choose the ones that I find interesting/most suitable. In this case, I chose “Stuffed in the Fridge” not because of any misogynistic connotations associated to Tara’s death, but because of this:
“A character is killed off in a particularly gruesome manner and left to be found just to offend or insult someone, or to cause someone serious anguish. The usual victims are those who matter to the hero, specifically best buddies, love interests, and sidekicks.” (x)
That’s why I chose to include both Willow’s and Dawn’s reactions when they see Tara dead.
No misogyny intended!