> Why does Buffy ask Spike "What did you do?" when she sees his wounds?
> Sure, their position shows they could have been self-inflicted, but it's
> not clear that they *had* to be self-inflicted, especially not at first
> glance. I wonder if it's significant that crazy Spike felt his soul was
> located in his heart, rather than, say, the brain.
maybe it has to do with spikes blood is life speech
> Buffy's words is neat, but I'm not sure that the First really cares about
> power, as such -- doesn't it simply want to destroy the world? But maybe
> it's thinking like Buffy when it takes on her form.
if fe is right and it will be able to enter the minds of everyone
then after the initial massacre it could set up a breeding program
for sustainable daily massacres
> speech from In the Dark. But that was much shorter.) On first viewing I
> was mostly just confused by this scene. Nowadays the most interesting
> thing about it is picking out the hints to things the first-time viewer
> wouldn't understand -- such as the "everybody's in here talking," which
> might not just be Spike's memories, but the First's apparitions as well.
what hes talking about is guilt and conscience
and mempries of past murders
it doesnt matter whether it some external agent bringing up the memories
or if hes doing it all himself
what matters is whether he himself can cope with it
> there can never be a final victory. It's not about victory, it's about
> how you choose to live your life. It would fit right in on AtS, but it's
> unusual on BtVS. I can only think of a few episodes that take a similar
> approach. There's a bit from Gingerbread, mentioned in the 2006 thread:
buffy was more about becoming and angel about being
arf meow arf - i dont like squishy
i think i hit a wookie on the expressway
nobody could do that much decoupage
without calling on the powers of darkness