February 25th, 2010

Buffy - red and terrible and red

Writing: The mad need for The Story

Writer's confidence.  Isn't that an oxymoron?  It seems like creative types are (stereotypically) beset with insecurities about their creations.  I am no exception.  There might be one or two things I think I do well, but perhaps it's a sign of the writer's awareness of infinite possibilities (we need an active imagination to write) that requires that we always question if our creation is the best of all possible creations.  We're always comparing and contrasting and looking for meaning and symbolism, this analytical side that sharpens the critical eye and in this desire to be better, to create something to be proud, are not just as likely to tear down our creation for not being the best as we could imagine it to be?
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Spuffy (S)laying

Spuffy Thought of the Day

Spike and Buffy fight.  A lot.  And they like it, what's more.  That's my firm belief.  Not only do they like to fight demons and kickass, but they enjoy fighting each other.  Both physically and verbally.  That's why I love writing Spuffy banter.  Just as I imagine them getting a rush from sparring kicks and punches, I imagine them gleeful at sparring with words.

Though that might seem too discordant a life for a healthy relationship.  That they're always (playfully) fighting.  But it's not always.  What's more, no matter how much they love to fight and, utlimately, love to win, what they love most is each other.