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JLV Asks for It, Joss Delivers

July 29, 2008

So you indicated that you would favor the thematic exploration of parent/child relationships in Dollhouse, Your Majesty? In some unreported quotage from the set tour, Joss spoke at length of actives-as-children.

  1. jaynelovesvera permalink*
    July 29, 2008 6:52 pm

    I see what you mean re the actives as children, Pointy, But I don’t see how their minders can equate as parents. Sure they’re feeding, housing, providing medical care, etc., but there’s a whole lot more to parenting than that. Like helping your child grow and find his/her own identity, for one thing, which is the antithesis of what looks to be happening here.

    Just one acolyte’s opinion, of course. But like I said, Joss should write what he wants, not what I want. If my brain ever returns in enough of a fashion for me to fashion Twilight Fears the Demon as my twilight state of consciousness sees it, it will brim over with parent/child dynamics, albeit mostly adult children (and at least one childish parent). And decapitation. (I have a frakkin’ fantastic idea along those lines–please Oh Great and Powerful Oz!–give me a brain! I promise to take better care of it than the last one).

  2. pointy07 permalink*
    July 29, 2008 7:55 pm

    Oh, you want real parents, too?

    I knew that. I just hope there will be metaphorical parents. Amy Acker would make a fine metaphorical mom, all gifted-but-damaged.

  3. jaynelovesvera permalink*
    July 29, 2008 10:43 pm

    Amy Acker is what I hope the angels in heaven look like. Assuming I get there, which now that I think about it…

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