I have, during the course of my life, been the member of many groups that have been well away from the center. In fact, sometimes this seems to be an intrinsic part of my lot. Geek, queer, high school marching band, mac user, etc. It has been my experience that these little “bands of buggered” have taught me much about irony. Most of my best friends have been met this way and a lot of my identity comes from these affiliations, that ironic secret comradeship that comes from sharing the sense of no matter what the mainstream says, not matter that the central one thing that keeps us from the mainstream/popular/big stage is most likely Never.Gonna.Happen.Ever, that we are still right and good, and possibly better, for ending up here in this offcenter space together.
An excellent BTVS fic writer once dismissed a long well-reasoned comment I made in some fic forum in the past with, “You Buffy/Willow shippers are just….so….cute!” If I recall correctly, she even included a smiley.
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So, as the squeeeees!!! about the above S8/10 cover bounce from one inbox to another, and we once once again wonder whether this will be it or not, I send all my comrades on the sturdy little ship Wiffy tonight a reminder that we are, after all, still right and good, as is our version of the myth.
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