If we can talk for a moment about how incredibly important this show is.
This character showed that a fighting female character can garner the numbers necessary to stay on the air and launch a number of successful careers for those involved. This show changed the face of the horror genre, both for television and film. And to see a girl on network television kicking ass? (I’ll casually point to Xena: Warrior Princess here, too.) Buffy literally kicks ass, and she looks damn good doing it. She is a conflicted, imperfect teenage girl, but there’s a sense that, even without slayer abilities, she’d lay down her life to protect the people she loves. She struggles to be good, to be what the “real world” expects, to be happy so her family and friends won’t worry. She was never given the chance at a “normal” life, and the segment of her life that we’re shown is horrifying and heartbreaking.
Buffy helped to pave the way for believable, strong female characters in television. (Do you really think there’d be a Veronica Mars without her? An Olivia Pope? Or Abbie Mills?) She influenced a whole generation of kids that looked to her and thought, If she can get through high school, so can I. Buffy was strong and beautiful. She proved that a woman can be sexual without being “a slut.” Can be emotional without being weak. She showed us it’s okay to be damaged and unsure. Because in her immortal words, “The hardest thing in this world is to live in it.”
She proved you can wear the dress and the leather jacket. You can do your makeup and carry a stake, a crossbow, a knife. You can be yourself, no matter how flawed or strange, and you can still have friends.
I learned from a whole host of real life women how to be strong, but I learned how to kick ass from Buffy Summers.
Meerkats of Botswana by wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas
robots - 100% mechanical, no organic or living parts
androids - robots that are designed to look human-like (100% mechanical)
cyborgs - organic/living thing with added mechanical or cybernetic parts
“Can I touch your butt” in Elvish.
This is so useful
No, this is not “Can I touch your butt” in Elvish. This is “Can I touch your butt?” in English, transcribed using the letters of the Elvish alphabet. There is a difference.
In Elvish, the letters of the alphabet correspond to sounds, not to words. The above text spells it out using one symbol to represent one letter of the original English, which is incorrect:
- c-a-n i t-o-u-c-h y-o-u-r b-u-t-t
If you really want to spell out an English phrase using the Elvish alphabet, you would do so phonetically, which would basically equate to one symbol per phoneme (sound):
- c-a-n a-i t-u-ch y-o-r b-u-t
If you actually wanted to write “Can I touch your butt?” in Elvish, one (very rough) translation would be:
Annog nin daf pladan tele ci?
Which, in Sindarin Elvish, roughly translates to, “Would you give me permission to touch your rear?”
Written in tengwar (the Elvish alphabet), it would look like this:
Sorry for the blurry quality.
damn, the lotr fandom doesnt fuck around
not to mention LOOK HOW POLITE THIS WAS
LIKE GOOD LORD
OLDEST FANDOMS REALLY ARE POLITEST
I’m sick of people wrongly defining bisexuality. It’s not ‘attraction to both men and women’ it’s about being attracted to ‘bi’ things like bicycles, binoculars, bilinguals and binary coding smh
So glad someone finally cleared this up.
I went to “Japanese sword Evangelion Exhibition” of the Osaka Museum of History!
Any really was smart!
Even the most sexed up man in all of history knew that taking advantage of women was never ok.