31 Days of Halloween — Day 15, Teenaged Wolf Girls

It seems that teenaged girlhood and werewolf transformation would be an obvious metaphor that should have been trampled into banality by now. You have, of course, the irrationality and unpredictability of hormones, the physical evolution of the female form during puberty, and the onset of the menstrual cycle, which is both obviously bloody, classically tied to the full moon, and colloquially known as The Curse. One shouldn’t be hard pressed to find examples of teenaged girls exploring their (often unwilling) transformations into hairy beasts with notoriously lusty appetites. But despite this obvious symbolism, the texts and films that explore it are surprisingly few and far between.  Read More 31 Days of Halloween — Day 15, Teenaged Wolf Girls

New Show Recap: True Blood S7E8 — “Almost Home”

“From the very first moment that we met, you reminded me of what it was like to have my human heart. The problem was, it was only a memory. All I had was my darkness to give you in return.” Read More New Show Recap: True Blood S7E8 — “Almost Home”

Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 4.10 — “Into the Woods”

“Sometimes I envy you so much it chokes me.  And sometimes I think I got the better deal.  To be that close to her and not have her. To be all alone even when you’re holding her. “

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Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S5.E8 — “Shadow”

“I mean, what if she’s not a demon or sorceress or spirit or whatever these books cover? … Something old. So old it pre-dates the written word.”

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Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5.7, “Fool for Love”

Death is on your heels, baby. And sooner or later, it’s gonna catch you. And part of you wants it. Not only to stop the fear and uncertainty, but because you’re just a little bit in love with it. Read More Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5.7, “Fool for Love”

Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5×06, “Family”

You learn her source, and we’ll introduce her to her insect reflection. Um… that, that was funny… if you um, if you studied Taglarin mythic rights… and are a complete dork. Read More Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5×06, “Family”

Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5×05, “No Place Like Home”

For centuries it had no form at all. My brethren, its only keepers. Then the abomination found us. We had to hide the Key, gave it form, molded it flesh… made it human and sent it to you. Read More Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 5×05, “No Place Like Home”

Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S5.E4, “Out of My Mind”

It’s not about him. It’s about us. You’re getting stronger every day, more powerful. I can’t touch you. Every day, you’re just… a little further out of my reach. Read More Retro Recap: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, S5.E4, “Out of My Mind”