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An Open Letter To Marti Noxon Regarding Season Six of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

marti-noxonDear Ms Noxon, I am currently reading Joss Whedon's biography and I read the following excerpt, which made me want to reach out to you. "Fans knew that Joss was spending much of his time developing his new Fox series, so they laid much of the blame for the failings of the season at the feet of Marti Noxon. “There are websites devoted to how I ruined Buffy in season six,” she says. She had been a strong advocate of darker story-lines— including the Spike/ Buffy relationship— and she had become more involved in the production aspects of the series that Joss no longer had time for." (Pascale, Amy (2014-08-01). Joss Whedon: The Biography (p. 192). Chicago Review Press. Kindle Edition.) So there is something I would like to address about season six of the show: I LOVE THIS SEASON. Make no mistake I loved the show before then, but this season really solidified it for me. The fact the the tone of the show was darker, that the Slayer made poor decisions, that - in the words of Buffy's alter ego herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar - "she felt that Buffy was losing her “hero-ness” and losing her way. “It wasn’t who Buffy was, or why people loved her." (Pascale, Amy (2014-08-01). Joss Whedon: The Biography (p. 192). Chicago Review Press. Kindle Edition.) Everything she said was true, and it was killing me that you put this beloved character through such a horedous time. This is why I loved this season, BECAUSE it was killing me. It showed me that I really cared about this character. It showed me I was really invested in this story. It showed me that this show was supurbly crafted and when she finally rose above the darkness it made her that much more of an inspiration. It's themes tested. strained and in some instances broke the notions of friendship and one's chosen family. Buffy was real - that is to say as real a vampire slaying/loving teen aged girl with superpowers could be. My point is you reached me, you reached us - the audience, in perhaps a way that we were unprepared for. Everyone who complained, or was concerned or felt that you were "ruining Buffy" - they cared. And they cared because the show really reached them. They complained because they were affected. They complained because they loved her and the show. Even today, 11 years after Buffy last aired, the show remains a big part of my life. So I guess what I really wanted to say to you is Thank You. I hope you wear the backlash that was received from this season, not as a blemish, but as a badge of honor. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. A devoted fan, Jose Santiago
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The Impact of One Television Show

by PACMedia
BuffyOn March 10, 1997, the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired on the WB channel. I don’t remember what day it aired on because it changed to different nights throughout its television career. No matter the day, my mom, my brother, and I would sit in a room together to watch Buffy conquer vampires and other supernaturals while slaying those pesky homework assignments. I was in sixth grade at the time. My mom had moved my brother and I into her boyfriend’s house because we were forced to move out of our previous house. Long story short, my dad didn’t pay the monthly mortgage, so we had to live elsewhere. I was in a new house that was thirty minutes away from my private school. Junior high was turning out to be this horrible part of the education system where I didn’t get to play the playground with my friends anymore. It was now all work and no play because my friends were now busier and more importantly I couldn’t relate to my fellow peers. This is where BVS comes into play. I could relate to Buffy, Willow, and Xander’s butting heads with high school. I wasn’t liking Junior high too much. It seemed like it only to became worse each year. I could relate to being demeaned by my peers because I didn’t follow society’s standard or in Cordelia’s case, her standard. My school believed in a Christian based faith. It taught almost an hour of Bible every day. There was a definite standard to follow. I was far from following it. I wasn’t excited about who I liked or what boy band was trending. I was excited about Vampires and other dead things. I had a hole in my heart from many things and I wanted to fill it with something tangible. Buffy killed vampires. She won over evil. Just when we think she is done for, she surprises us. I wanted to be someone whose courage and passion surprised them when they least expected it.

Seeing forgiveness, friendship, and love in this show taught me the things my parents, teachers, & peers couldn’t or wouldn’t teach me. Buffy hugs

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The Impact of One Television Show

by PACMedia
BuffyOn March 10, 1997, the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired on the WB channel. I don’t remember what day it aired on because it changed to different nights throughout its television career. No matter the day, my mom, my brother, and I would sit in a room together to watch Buffy conquer vampires and other supernaturals while slaying those pesky homework assignments. I was in sixth grade at the time. My mom had moved my brother and I into her boyfriend’s house because we were forced to move out of our previous house. Long story short, my dad didn’t pay the monthly mortgage, so we had to live elsewhere. I was in a new house that was thirty minutes away from my private school. Junior high was turning out to be this horrible part of the education system where I didn’t get to play the playground with my friends anymore. It was now all work and no play because my friends were now busier and more importantly I couldn’t relate to my fellow peers. This is where BVS comes into play. I could relate to Buffy, Willow, and Xander’s butting heads with high school. I wasn’t liking Junior high too much. It seemed like it only to became worse each year. I could relate to being demeaned by my peers because I didn’t follow society’s standard or in Cordelia’s case, her standard. My school believed in a Christian based faith. It taught almost an hour of Bible every day. There was a definite standard to follow. I was far from following it. I wasn’t excited about who I liked or what boy band was trending. I was excited about Vampires and other dead things. I had a hole in my heart from many things and I wanted to fill it with something tangible. Buffy killed vampires. She won over evil. Just when we think she is done for, she surprises us. I wanted to be someone whose courage and passion surprised them when they least expected it.

Seeing forgiveness, friendship, and love in this show taught me the things my parents, teachers, & peers couldn't or wouldn't teach me. Buffy hugs

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