July 5th, 2009


And then Buffy Staked Edward

Remember the mashup? Nearly a million viewers have seen it and it's been translated into several other languages.

Via editormum, an article by the video remix artist Jonathan McIntosh at WIMN's Voices

"Five months in the making, Buffy vs Edward is essentially an answer to the question “What Would Buffy Do?” My re-imagined story was specifically constructed as a response to Edward, and what his behavior represents in our larger social context for both men and women. More than just a showdown between The Slayer and the Sparkly Vampire, it’s also a humorous visualization of the metaphorical battle between two opposing visions of gender roles in the 21ist century."

"I was inspired by women who have been creating fan fiction as self-conscious creative communities since before I was born. I was heavily influenced by fannish vidding as well as by feminist critiques of popular culture, especially those of bell hooks, whose writings have helped opened my eyes on issues of race, gender and love."

"In the end the only reasonable response was to have Buffy stake Edward – not because she didn’t find him sexy, not because he was too sensitive or too eager to share his feelings – but simply because he was possessive, manipulative, and stalkery. ... Ultimately, Buffy’s triumph over Edward is only one small part of much larger story: the story of our collective journey towards a world of gender equity and empowerment."

:( Poor Benj

I think I have a sick dog at home today. There's nothing quite like being woken up too early on a Sunday morning by the sound of a dog about to hurl on your wool carpet. No matter how fast I move, and the last dog did try and train me for this, I never ever get there in time!

So we did that for about 30 minutes - the clean up and attempt to move doggie outside and failing for goes 2 and 3, more clean up, then clean up. Then back to bed. I had felt awake at 8am but slept till 11.40 in the end.

Now doggie is still sleeping. He doesn't seem much interested in anything. I'll put on Enterprise soon and see if that perks him up (but not too soon, we seem to be hurtling towards the inevitable "no more eps left" point).


Married female seeks roomate for Conflux

If you're looking for someone to share a room for the Conflux weekend, I can vouch for jo1967 who is likewise looking to split accommodation costs with someone.

(Look at me, now my blog is one of those overused, scruffy looking college pin up boards with tags of paper to tear off about parties and secondhand textbooks)