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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: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 4th May 2010 17:10 (UTC)

none of Willow's 'gay now' (or even 'bi now') business, just soft girl-on-girl action, which doesn't preclude Buffy from falling into Angel's glowy embrace.

But isn't that kind of saying that while lesbian or bisexual characters can be depicted respectfully, bi-curious ones can only appear as fanservice?

I'm reminded of Kennedy's comment to Satsu in 'Swell', "You're not the only fool to ever wrinkle the sheets with a straight girl" - I've seen a lot of people commenting that this aspect of the storyline really struck a chord with them.

Posted by: An Overachiever of the Wrong Persuasion (rhi_silverflame)
Posted at: 5th May 2010 04:49 (UTC)
Boukenger - Team Henshin

I have to say that honestly, the wrap-up (as it were) in "Swell" redeemed the bit of shakiness I saw in the storyline. Particularly that line of Kennedy's.

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 5th May 2010 08:33 (UTC)
Janto kiss by thefannishwaldo

As I said, it's mostly OK. I just can't help shake the feeling that - like Buffy/Twangel - it was all about getting them in bed. Although (unlike Buffy/Twangel) they actually made a proper story out of it, which was nice.

(I can't help noticing though, that the girl-on-girl story got wrinkled sheets etc, but the boy-on-boy story existed only in nods and winks and sniggers.)

Edited at 2010-05-05 08:42 (UTC)

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