Buffy looking up

Some Whedonish meta-reading for your Sunday.

Most amazingly interesting thing posted on metafandom in donkey's years: "Buffy S8, canon Sues, and the impossibility of socialism under Campbell: or Protagonist Privilege".

Not sure I agree entirely (e.g., I think McKee's concept of story is more flexible than the artificial Campbell hero myth is), but I'm certainly pondering. The point about Whedon's utter failure at worldbuilding in an SFnal sense is right on; also about the political strangeness of Firefly. Whedon's subtext is often at direct and violent odds with his stated wishes for his text.
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