okay i’m gonna bet yall this is how faking it is gonna go
brunette and blondie pretend to be lesbians for popularity (in what world is being a lesbian popular in high school idk). brunette starts turning into a lil bit of a bitch. blondie still kinda has integrity i guess and wants out. but then she starts falling in love with brunette. things get messy, no one is happy, brunette is probs straight because this is mtv and nothing good happens to lesbians on t.v anyway
the end i just saved you having to watch it
i’m too happy and in love to do anything today please leave a message at the beep and i WILL GET BACK TO YOU NEVER BECAUSE I DONT CAAAAAARE SHE LOVES ME SO IDGAF HEHEHEHEHEEEEEE
In Family, Tara’s family shows up and insists she return with them , basically becoming the surrogate mother/slave. They tell her that she will be revealed as a disgusting demon by the time she reaches 20 just like her mother was. The witch inside her is a demon and this is the part of Tara that she has been struggling to hide beneath a geeky exterior. (Interesting side note - Willow is doing the reverse - Willow is trying to hide the geek beneath the monster, so is Spike for that matter. Both Willow and Spike are ashamed of the inner geek, they can’t imagine anyone loving it. So they allow the monster to surface and remain in control. Unlike Giles and Tara - they prefer the monster. It protects them, empowers them. The geek is what scares them. The geek is weak.
The moment Tara confesses what she’s done - they forgive her. They forgive her for having a monster inside. She is accepted as part of their family. Giles has the same reaction when he confesses his sins in The Dark Age, Buffy tells him to forgive himself. Jenny eventually does. As a result neither Giles nor Tara are afraid of the rejection that their monsters will cause. They see the danger, but are no longer ashamed of what they are. Why? Because they’ve forgiven themselves and having accepted the danger that resides in them, are able to exert some sort of control over it. Tara like Giles uses magic sparingly. They both have a deep respect for the damage it can do, because it has almost destroyed them both in the past. The difference between Tara /Giles and Willow, is they were never trying to hide the “geek”, they were trying to hide the “monster”. A monster both have on occasion associated with magic.
Giles and Tara leave because they know that sometimes you have to face your monster alone. Giles feels he is allowing Buffy to cling to her childhood, to ignore her monster, to stay arrested in that period between life and death, forever a child. While Tara believes that staying only enables Willow to continue to use the monster to hide the geek. It is ironic really - Willow believes Tara would hate the geek, but it’s not the geek Tara fears, it’s the monster that Willow refuses to acknowledge, the monster she sees Willow becoming. It’s the reverse of Tara’s old dilemma; Tara was afraid of the monster.
Okay, this is the most incredible meta I’ve read in a long time and it’s absolutely true. Bravo, OP. Bravo. -The Slayerettes (Amy)