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The Ghost of Christmas Not to Be

Posted on 2006.12.02 at 11:44

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sylvanwitch
sylvanwitch at 2008-02-02 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
(Damn that buffer, anyway)

Plus, as I'm sure is obvious by now, I'm a HUGE Dean fan. Sam's okay, but Dean's the reason I watch the show. (Well, Dean and his actor, Jensen Ackles, who is, in my opinion, far better than Jared Padalecki, but that's not an opinion I voice very often in this fandom.) My attitude toward Dean's perspective on women is informed by my personist tendencies, which more or less assert that people should be responsible for themselves, and if some young thing climbs into bed with a "reality show producer" and wakes up alone and anonymous the next morning, it's her own fault for not having more sense. Of course, Show could do more to equalize the depiction of men and women, but it's not going to, and I'm okay with that. Perhaps that makes me a bad woman. Again, I identify strongly with Dean, and it has almost nothing to do with the fact that he's exactly the sort of guy I used to get myself into trouble with. Mostly it has to do with stuff that you're not interested in hearing this early in our acquaintance.

Obviously, my viewing of the show is visceral first, as in gut-level, and perhaps analytical after the fact. Rather infamously, a lit. crit. prof. of mine in grad. school noted that I was an "arch-conservative" when it came to literary theory (trust me, the ONLY time that designation has ever been used to describe me), meaning that my appreciation of said theory began and ended with Aristotle. As a lit. historian, I was able to find a comfortable niche without having to theorize everything. I'm very pragmatic in that regard. That's not to say that I don't appreciate your approach, however. I guess I'm just trying to explain why I've never really delved as deeply into the meta as you have. Maybe that makes me shallow?

Feel free to tell me to shove off, by the way. I'm really enjoying our discussions, but I don't want to be a nuisance. You strike me as the kind of person who'd tell me to go away, though, if you tired of me.

Anyway, the witch thing I'll perhaps get into another time. I've outworn my stay again.

We do agree that Kroki is very entertaining!
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