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Dawn feelings

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Because of kwritten 's meta about Dawn I'm having the feels.

First of all I rewatched Blood Ties and Older and Far Away. And I love these episodes with my whole heart, Blood Ties especially, it's one of my favourites and it's really perfect: so angsty and touching with a bit of comedy and an amazing Anya and I like Glory being a crazy bitch dressed in red and do you even notice how pretty Willow's hair is or how beautiful is SMG?

Blood Ties is one of those episodes that makes me know exactly why I love the show so much and why Buffy Summers is my personal hero. I'm really moved by her courage and her love for Dawn; she's really the Immortal love of her life and Buffy chooses her. She chooses her sister and true love. Also this episode has the most, I don't know how to say it, marriage-like dynamic between Spike and Buffy. I love how they argue about Dawn and how Spike ends comforting Buffy and giving her his support and help. That's my OTP. (People, keep voting them on those polls!)

And talking about Dawn, I have to phraise Michelle Trachtenberg's performance. She's really amazing in the whole episode. She was so young at the time and still so incredibly talented. My heart breaks when she shows her blood and she said - with all her rage and sadness - that the Key can't be her. Such a powerful portrayal.

I'm also thinking about my OC, Annie and how much she's similar to Dawn and how strongly I identify with her. I never thought about it but Annie is really a mini-Dawn and she's the character I relate the most. So, maybe, my relationship with Trachtenberg's character is much more complex than I thought. I need to write more about it.

Also, if you want to read a good Dawn's fic I can suggest Daisies by spike_1790

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feel_the_joy
Apr. 5th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
Dawn is awesome! I'll have to check out that meta.

First of all I rewatched Blood Ties and Older and Far Away. And I love these episodes with my whole heart, Blood Ties especially, it's one of my favourites and it's really perfect: so angsty and touching with a bit of comedy and an amazing Anya and I like Glory being a crazy bitch dressed in red and do you even notice how pretty Willow's hair is or how beautiful is SMG?

Yup, those episodes are great, among my favorites. They're really well balanced between heartfelt emotion and comedy.

I'm really moved by her courage and her love for Dawn; she's really the Immortal love of her life and Buffy chooses her

Yes. I've got nothing to add here, just agreement :)

Also this episode has the most, I don't know how to say it, marriage-like dynamic between Spike and Buffy. I love how they argue about Dawn and how Spike ends comforting Buffy and giving her his support and help.

Yes to this too! The marriage vibe is SO true. I love it so much!

People, keep voting them on those polls!

Will do! :)

And talking about Dawn, I have to phraise Michelle Trachtenberg's performance. She's really amazing in the whole episode. She was so young at the time and still so incredibly talented. My heart breaks when she shows her blood and she said - with all her rage and sadness - that the Key can't be her. Such a powerful portrayal

She's really underrated, isn't she? I know she was too old for the part as it was written, and the writers should have adjusted the scripts after she was cast, but she played the part good enough to make it work regardless. It's still jarring when the script has her acting 12, but I can overlook those moments because she made the rest of her scenes shine, especially when it really counted(like the scene you mention).

Anyway, thanks for the fic rec and general Dawn love. She needs more.

Edited at 2013-04-05 06:57 pm (UTC)
kikimay
Apr. 5th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Trachtenberg is incredibly good! I'm particularly impressed by the way she expresses her emotions with her voice. (When she cuts herself we can hear not only the sadness and the desperation but also the rage) So so good. I never really phraised her for her job but she surely deserves it.
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