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I just had an epiphany 
14th-Dec-2010 08:53 pm
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I'm watching Wrecked on Logo.

And wow.

Dawn was failed, utterly and completely failed, by every grown up that season. During the first and second, and third, run throughs of this show, I was so caught up in the Spuffiness, I glossed over a lot of other things.....

I'm still digging the Spuffy, messed up as it's getting by this episode, but I'm paying attention to Dawn this time.

And yeah. That poor kid. No mother, a missing father, an ill older sister, her life must have felt so out of control and so unstable...

*shakes head*

My maternal instincts are roaring right now. LOL
Comments 
15th-Dec-2010 04:55 am (UTC)
And people bitch about her being too whiny. UGH PEOPLE THE GIRL WENT THROUGH SO MUCH FUCKING SHIT CAN YOU BLAME HER FOR WHINING A BIT?
15th-Dec-2010 05:36 am (UTC)
I'll be honest with you, my usual reaction to Dawn was impatience because I was soooo into Buffy's pain, I didn't want Dawn to add to it.

It literally wasn't until tonight that I finally saw Dawn's actual situation. And what did it was seeing her excited reaction to going out to dinner and a movie - such a simple pleasure, someone spending time with her and paying attention to her - with Willow and knowing how it was going to end up. It just made me hurt for that little girl.

So, yeah. I guess I turned a corner with Dawn. She's a fifteen year old teenager without one stable relationship in her life. Cut her a little slack, fandom.
15th-Dec-2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
THIS. This is a big part of why my heart has always ached for Dawn - and why I admire her fortitude and how beautifully she grows despite the utter neglect in her life. *huggles Dawn forever* Dawn is a BAMF.
16th-Dec-2010 02:38 am (UTC)
It's totally amazing she wasn't completely fucked up in s7, given the neglect (mind you, I'm not blaming Buffy AT ALL) of s6 AFTER findiing out she was a Key and losing both her mother and her sister within, what? Two months of each other?

I'd have been curled up in a fetal ball, whimpering if that had been my trauma. Dawn did good, considering.
15th-Dec-2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
And you just summed up EXACTLY why I can never get angry, annoyed, or upset by Dawn. Love that girl! She was as strong in her sister, just in a different way, and she was so *young* which I think gets forgotten.
16th-Dec-2010 02:41 am (UTC)
Sometimes fandom can have merciless tunnel vision (I'm counting myself in this), and see Dawn through the filter of experience and being older. Dawn *is* young, and given how wrapped up the people around her were being in their own problems, I can see why she reacted the way she did. Poor girl is just *pinging* my maternal instincts right now. LOL
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16th-Dec-2010 02:43 am (UTC)
An overdeveloped cranium *can* be a hinderance, but I think she grows into her head by s7. *nods*
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