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(Poll) Buffy and Satsu

4th May 2010 (15:24)

So, I'm curious. Both the opinions given in this poll have been stated often in the last few weeks; I'd like to get some idea of how the numbers stack up on either side. If you feel my poll questions are way too restrictive and arbitrary, by all means tell me so in the comments.

I'm asking about the sexual relationship between the two women, but I've worded the question to include the build-up to it and the aftermath once they broke up as well. Also, I'm not asking about whether you enjoyed reading the story, but whether you thought it was credible and played a part in the overall season arc, or if it was just pure fanservice.

When a few people have answered I'll edit this post to look at how the answers and the demographics correlate. 

ETA: Updated Statistical analysis as of 19:50 on 4 May. I'll update again if and when more people answer the poll!

People who think the story was realistic include 43% of the women who are attracted to women, 67% of the heterosexual men, 33% of the other humans and 50% of the penguins.

No women who are attracted to women, no straight men, and no penguins thought the story was purely pandering to fanboys. 28% of the other humans thought it was.

(Everybody else went for the 'neither' option.).

Poll #1560142 Buffy and Satsu

The interaction between Buffy and Satsu in Season 8 was:

Believable and realistic, and appropriate to the plot and themes of the season.
Shameless pandering to heterosexual men, with no credibility or artistic merit.
Neither of the above.

Are you:

A woman who is sexually attracted to women.
A heterosexual man.
Neither of the above.
A penguin.

Do you know about their relationship through:

Reading the comics.
Hearing about the comics from other people.
Neither of the above.

I don't know enough about the comics to answer but I want to tick a box anyway.



Posted by: eowyn_315 (eowyn_315)
Posted at: 4th May 2010 18:35 (UTC)

Yeah, I can see that happening, at least Joss and Drew's parts. (Though I wonder about Joss sometimes, if he's really as ignorant as he claims to be. Does he really come up with these "plot twists," as he calls them, and not realize they will cause controversy?)

I do feel like it's giving Allie too much credit to assume that the publicity was primarily defensive. I know he's claimed that it was purely to get out in front of the media before they spun it the wrong way, but half the things that come out of his mouth are pure crap and/or outright lies, so I take everything he says with a heaping ocean worth of salt. :\

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th May 2010 19:20 (UTC)

I kind of get the impression Joss loves controversy, but more in the sense that he's always pushing himself to break new ground, leave his comfort zone, and do things nobody has ever done before. If what he does turns out to be popular, then great, but that's not his primary motivation.

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