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30 Days of Buffy Meme — Day 4

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Day 1: Favorite Season
Day 2: Favorite Episode
Day 3: Favorite Song Used In An Episode
Day 4: Favorite Female Character

Day 5: Least Favorite Female Character
Day 6: Favorite Male Character
Day 7: Least Favorite Male Character
Day 8: Favorite Friendship
Day 9: Favorite Romance
Day 10: Least Favorite Season
Day 11: Least Favorite Romance
Day 12: Least Favorite Episode
Day 13: Favorite Potential Slayer
Day 14: Favorite Female Villain
Day 15: Favorite Male Villain
Day 16: Episode You Like That Everyone Else Hates
Day 17: Character You Relate To The Most
Day 18: Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 19: Character You Like That Everyone Else Hates
Day 20: Best Spike-centric Episode
Day 21: Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 22: Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 23: Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 24: Hottest scene
Day 25: Favorite Buffyverse Saying
Day 26: Favorite Scooby Moment
Day 27: Cutest Moment
Day 28: Character You Love To Hate
Day 29: Episode You Hate That Everyone Else Loves
Day 30: What You Think Made Buffy So Great

Favorite Female Character:

Buffy. Do I really need to explain?

However, what I really love is that there are so many female characters to choose from. I mostly love 'em all at one point or another. The first episode I watched was Reptile Boy, and I remember thinking that Cordelia was really funny and interesting. I didn't watch the show again for 7 years or something, but that wasn't Cordy's fault.

When I finally got around to watching, I started with Season 2. Drusilla and Sheila in School Hard were both fresh and women that we don't get to see all that often. Sheila especially felt real to me in a way that pop culture rarely gets right. When I went back to the beginning, the opening scene with Darla in Welcome to the Hellmouth confirmed that I was in the right place. Since then, I've come to love sassy!Jenny, Joyce, Faith, vamp!Harmony, Tara, and a couple dozen other fantastic female characters. None of them are perfect, but that just makes them easier to love, IMO.

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Hey, a friend just called with the offer of a ticket to the opera tonight! Showboat, here I come!


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kikimay
Jun. 10th, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
I agree. The Buffyverse has so many interesting female characters. I also really like Cordelia! I think she's underrated in S1 to S3. She has some funny and kickass moments.
rebcake
Jun. 11th, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
Cordy isn't the most sympathetic person in Sunnydale, but she made a fun foil/ally.
rbfvid
Jun. 10th, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ditto to Sheila. Too bad we never see her again(
rebcake
Jun. 11th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
I thought she had a lot of potential! Plus she inspired one of my early ficlets, as did Joyce.
shapinglight
Jun. 10th, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
Buffy is my favourite female character too.

Mostly.

Sometimes I get doubts and think that maybe Darla is.
rebcake
Jun. 11th, 2014 12:17 am (UTC)
Darla was pretty much wasted on Buffy. It wasn't until she showed up on Angel that she really got interesting. That first scene was fabulous, though. Eat that entitled jerk, Darla!
zanthinegirl
Jun. 11th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
I have to say Buffy is my favorite too, but honestly? I just love them all. Geeky early season Willow! Sassy Dawn! Snarky Jenny! Anya, pretty much always! Loopy, terrifying Drusilla!

Honestly, even Kennedy has grown on me in the season 9 & 10 comics.

Nobody ever calls and offers me tickets to the opera. /bitter
rebcake
Jun. 11th, 2014 06:15 am (UTC)
Girls! Girls! Girls! It's a rare show that gives us so many girls! Good ones, bad ones, ones who climb on rocks! It's a cornucopia of feminine variety. So cool.

The opera ticket turned into 2 opera tickets, so I got to go with MiAmor! It was fabulous, and I ddn't even fall asleep in the 2nd act, as I am wont to do. Success!
teragramm
Jun. 11th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC)
Buffy is my favorite character too! How can you watch a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer if you didn't love Buffy? I know some people don't like her but Ijustdon't get it.
rebcake
Jun. 11th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
Buffy has her bad moments, as do all the other characters. IMO, she does amazingly well, considering all the slings and arrows life throws at her, but other people don't see it that way, I guess.
red_satin_doll
Jun. 12th, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC)
How can you watch a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer if you didn't love Buffy? I know some people don't like her but Ijustdon't get it.

When I was telling my best friend about the show last year I said that I loved Buffy but apparently she's not well-liked in fandom and she replied "Who watches a show when they don't like the protagonist?" Smart woman. (She's just started watching S1 a little bit and fell in love with Buffy in WTTH btw.)
makd
Jun. 12th, 2014 07:57 am (UTC)
so many great female characters...really hard to choose a favorite.

hmmmm.
rebcake
Jun. 12th, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! Some got featured, some were one-shots, but they kept popping up. Fanfic helps me to enjoy those that didn't get fully explored in the show even more. Lydia! Nikki! Chao-Ahn!
makd
Jun. 24th, 2014 12:36 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed Drusilla....and DARLA.

First female we see is Darla
rebcake
Jun. 24th, 2014 03:54 am (UTC)
I LOVE the opening scene with Darla. They didn't do too much with her on BtVS, alas, but she was pretty much the best thing about AtS, in my opinion.

Drusilla is wonderful. She's one of my very, very favorite characters. ♥ We need moar Fanged Four Fic. Moar, I tell you! (I'll even take it without Angelus in the mix, honestly.)
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