Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 5.13
February 06, 2001
Life is challenging these days. Without getting into too many details or waxing too political, let’s just say that every day brings more reason for frustration. It’s often quite difficult to see the light at the end of the rainbow.
I can’t be the only one who day dreams, even just once in a while, about what we could do if we were a God(dess). What problems could we solve, what crises could we fix, what we could do for the world to make it a better place? When it’s particularly hard to get to sleep some nights, when fears and anger sort of swirl around in my busy mind, I take a breath and focus on my if-I-were-omnipotent ToDo list. Pollution, climate change, famine, greed, ugly actions by horrible people – they are all on my short list, along with the ability to reduce the width of my butt. (I’m only human, after all.)
But not her.
Glory, Glorificus, Her Heavenly Scrumptiousness, Hell Bitch.
When Glory’s main goals are to find the perfect shoe and to go home, I sorta lose my shit.
She is a god. She squanders that power on evil and shopping. Sure, she’s bat crap crazy, but even then she could spread a little joy once in a while, right? Instead, she is a taker – of brains, of sanity, of Ben’s existence, of the Key. She could care less that her efforts to return to her dimension will end all life as we know it in ours.
Joss likes these characters who on the surface have real power to change things up, to make things better, but fail miserably at it (if they attempt at all). Jasmine is another example. She actually does plan to make our world a paradise – but here’s the monkey wrench – she snacks on humans as compensation. Maybe if we could give her a list of the people to take first…. hmmm… but I digress.
Before we all descend into darkness with Glory and her minions, however, there is one silver lining to this crazy dark cloud. Luckily, her fashion sense has led to the last Season Five SYC installment. “She’s Immortal, Invulnerable, and Insane” is 80/20 Merino / Tussah Silk- 400 yards of vivid red and darker silvery gray to rep that crazy dark mind. This stuff is lovely, like Glory, but it won’t drag you down into Hell if you hang out with it.
And if the yarny scrumptiousness wasn’t enough, a little surprise was included in this shipment! Check out this cute little bracelet, with a wee key charm attached.
It’s hand-made, and you can use it to collect SYC charms – totally fabulous!
Xander: “We’re going up against a god. An actual mightier-than-thou god.”
Willow: “Well, you know what they say, the bigger they are-”
Anya: “The faster they stomp you into nothing.”
Dawn: “Like you’d tell me anyway. Dawn’s too young and Dawn’s too delicate.”
Buffy: “Right. A young delicate pain in my butt.”
Dawn: “I just think you’re freakin’ out ’cause you have to fight someone prettier than you. That is the case, right?”
Buffy: “Glory is evil. And powerful. And in no way prettier than me.”
Dawn: “I just think you’re getting soft in your advanced age. She didn’t look that tough to me.”
Buffy: “Get away from my sister.”
Glory: “Hey, we were just talking about you.”
Buffy: “Conversation’s over, hell-bitch.”