Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 2 of 2)

While others’ views of Dawn are very much altered by this sudden revelation, they are not changed nearly as drastically as Dawn’s view of herself. Realizing that she has an important role to play in unfolding events, realizing that she has a power few others have (and with that power, a responsibility to use itContinue reading “Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 2 of 2)”

Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 1 of 2)

“In every generation a slayer is born. One girl in all the world, the Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer” (Buffy).  For more than seven seasons, fans of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer tuned in weekly and heard thisContinue reading “Knowledge – Potentially Dangerous: An Essay on Buffy and Foucault (Part 1 of 2)”

Inspiration – Stealing from the Best of Both Worlds in Firefly

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I am a huge Joss Whedon fan. Joss Whedon, something of a cult icon in the worlds of fandom and television, is probably now best and most widely known as the director of the unbelievably successful Avengers film, which came out in 2012. But Whedon was creating compellingContinue reading “Inspiration – Stealing from the Best of Both Worlds in Firefly”

Inspiration – Laughing Through the Tears with Barney Miller

Many of us have encountered those moments in our lives when we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. When everything has gone so wrong, or seems so bleak, that the only option is endless sobbing or hysterical laughter. But why do we feel the need to laugh? In some instances, it’s because the circumstancesContinue reading “Inspiration – Laughing Through the Tears with Barney Miller”