Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Why I Don’t Hate Dawn Summers

This summer I was one of the lucky few to attend San Diego Comic Con.  Con ends with a showing of the Buffy Musical.  As a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, and I mean crazy psycho huge, I was excited to attend this.  I had never done Once More With Feeling in public, unless you count me singing in the subway.  We get there and the musical starts….then the heckling begins.  Not minor teasing heckling, but people are shouting “DIE!” or “Shut Up” every time Dawn comes on the screen!  WTF people!  I admit, Dawn was never my favorite character, but she doesn’t deserve that level of hatred.  This really got to me because it just didn’t seem fair.  I even did some online searches and found a hate listing for Dawn!  In response to this travesty, I have made a list of 7 reasons why we should not hate Dawn.

(WARNING: These are kinda spoilery for the character through the TV series and the comic books.)

Seven Reasons NOT to Hate Dawn Summers
  1. Great sister bickering.  Made me feel like my own big sister was there! (Hi KJ!)

  1. As the Scoobies got older and Joyce passed away, Buffy needed someone to care for; Dawn provided that outlet.

  1. Stop blaming Dawn for Buffy “Walking Through the Fire.”  It was Xander’s Fault!!  Just because we all love him doesn’t mean he isn’t an idiot sometimes.

  1. Nice change from Xander and/or Willow being the one who caused all of the trouble.

  1. If you were 13 and being cut open on top of a metal structure built by crazy people, you would cry too!  (Don’t lie, I saw you!)

  1. She was a giant, a doll and a freaking centaur.  That’s just awesome.

  1. Dawn may have been an annoying kid but every preteen is annoying!  Just go to your local mall if you don’t believe me.

What do you think?  What are your reasons?

I may continue this topic with other characters that people hate for no real reason.  If there is a character you want me to defend, leave their name in the comments below.

Happy Hobbit Day!

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This day is in celebration of our favorite people of the Shire, the Hobbits.  We celebrate this day because this is the birthday of the two most influential hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins.  This is the high point of Tolkien week, which is right now!  There is some controversy over the day; some people believe their true birthday should be Sept. 14th due to the calendars differences.  Wikipedia has some info about that here.

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There are many traditional ways to celebrate.  Across the world, parties are held to celebrate the birthdays.  Some even show screenings of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  This blogger posted a menu that was made a few years ago, touching upon all of the traditional hobbit eating times.  You can also find more information at The American Tolkien Society.

Of course, the best and simplest way is to just go barefoot just like the Hobbits!

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