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(Art) Goddesses and Monsters - in the beginning

30th December 2009 (17:47)
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Some of you may remember me adapting the words of 'Macbeth' to the 'Buffy' Season 8 artwork here and here.  Well, after reading 'Goddesses and Monsters', a fairly similar parallel struck me rather forcefully... and the result was this.

Artwork: Karl Moline
Words: Genesis Book 2 Verse 25 - Book 3 Verses 1 - 7.
From original ideas by me, Joss Whedon and God. Not necessarily in that order. ;-)

 
Apologies for the heteronormative tone of the original words. Not my fault.

Again, sorry about the 'he'. That's definitely a female serpent.

Those don't look much like fruit trees, do they?

So why plant the tree there in the first place?

Yes I know Willow is clothed here. Hush.

Oooh!

So are we meant to think that feeding your family and gaining wisdom are bad things, then?

Apparently this is a bad thing.

So. Is Willow making a terrible mistake here?

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Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 30th December 2009 22:35 (UTC)

Awesome. Well done allusions.

And no, I don't think she's making a mistake. She's taking a calculated risk for more knowledge. I think it's risky, but there's a price for everything isn't there?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 30th December 2009 23:53 (UTC)

Thanks! :-)

There has been talk that this is the start of Willow's slide down into the dark side that ends with her being staked by Buffy 200 years later. But I don't think she's making a mistake either.




Companions the Creator seeks, not corpses, not herds and believers. Fellow creators the Creator seeks - those who write new values on new tablets.

Posted by: arkeus (arkeus)
Posted at: 31st December 2009 01:30 (UTC)

Same here, don't think she is making a mistake (and see! angearia don't think so either).

I think she saw she couldn't take the 'pure' road of light (as it led to frustration and didn't resonate well with her), and she doesn't want to take the pure road of dark either at that time(i hope), so she is choosing something that doesn't deny a part of herself, but may help her to understand and control who she is.

Oh, and i am still thinking Buffy staking Willow 200 year later is all part of a plot for what Willow wants Buffy to achieve/be.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 31st December 2009 17:29 (UTC)

I think she saw she couldn't take the 'pure' road of light (as it led to frustration and didn't resonate well with her), and she doesn't want to take the pure road of dark either at that time(i hope)

Or she's seen that, as Aluwyn says, the two are intertwined and impossible to separate.

"It's not about right, it's not about wrong. It's about power."

Posted by: arkeus (arkeus)
Posted at: 31st December 2009 17:41 (UTC)

mmmh, not exactly what i meant. I was saying Willow saw that she herself wasn't able to take the road of light itself, as it denied up and dimnished who she was.

I don't think it's a question of power, but of truth- she wants to know the truth about herself, and she sees this as the only choice.

Posted by: majingojira (majingojira)
Posted at: 1st January 2010 13:51 (UTC)

Why does this remind me of the Brick Testament?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 1st January 2010 15:07 (UTC)

I have to say, I never really understood the Book of Revelation until I saw it reenacted with Lego bricks. :-)

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