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Jun. 16th, 2010 (UTC)

Criticize Superhero Token Chick when she trips. However, also praise her when she saves the day. Don't hand her kudos over to Superhero Tom, instead.

This stuck out in my mind as a major aspect of the negative space around female creators issue. It doesn't get mentioned nearly as often what Noxon did do well, ranging from the casting of Amber Benson as Tara or the fact that she wrote a number of excellent episodes including "The Wish". My respect for Whedon went up a bit when I read his response to some criticism of Noxon: "Dis not th' Nox."

On a related aside, Jane Espenson doesn't seem to get enough credit for bringing the funnies to Buffy. A lot of the time the response is "Whedon's a comedic genius!" when in fact a lot of credit is due to her as the writer of many of the humorous episodes.

To me, part of the reason why S8 seems to be missing of some of its Buffyverse charm is the absence of key Mutant Enemy staff, including Marti Noxon. Notably, Espenson is the only female member of the male-dominated S8 staff, and that appears to have shifted the comcis' focus accordingly for the worst.



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