Well, eljay has spoken
, and I like where their words are going. Their feet may not be going there, but the words are good.
I had a moment of wonderful yesterday: The Boy and I were re-watching Serenity, and realized that we'd never listened to the commentary track. We'd combed Buffy for commentaries, but actually managed to forget the Big Damn Movie.
Before we watched it, we were curled up in bed talking, and I went off a little bit about the planet name "Miranda" in connection to my crazy reading of "The Tempest." The connections to control, to utopias that oppress the savage for his own good, to Prosper putting her to sleep, to "O brave new world, that has such people in it." I was on a role, but of course it was only meta, and they probably eren't thinking of that explicitly. That's how it always goes - our stuff all come from the subtext. The creators are never actually thinking in terms of subversive Shakespeare readings. And then we watched the comm, and we got to Miranda, and Joss said something along the lines of, "And I was thinking about that line from 'The Tempest,' 'O brave new world that has such people in it.'"
And that, gentle reader, is why I'm crazy about Joss. How many guys actually repeat your brilliant and incisive meta back to you, and were thinking of it all along?