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Episode Poll: 5.15 I Was Made to Love You

Heads up. LJ's been doing this thing the past month or so where it won't email me comment notifications for top-level comments on poll posts. That means that, usually, after the first day or so of posting the poll, I'm not likely to see your comment cause it requires me remembering to go in and check manually. *cringe*

It's annoying, and I'm sorry for not replying to any comments you guys have made. I'm gonna try to keep an eye on the posts longer. *promises*

But now, I Was Made to Love You, a surprisingly fruitful episode as far as polling goes...

Poll #1835936
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 110

1. Xander suggests that the reason Buffy hasn't found a great relationship on the Hellmouth is "because it's a Hellmouth". Work for you?

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Yeah. It is a horrible place.
5 (4.6%)
Kinda. It's more because Buffy's the Slayer than about her location. Having a Calling makes it hard to give care to a relationship.
21 (19.3%)
No. Like Buffy said, it's because of her "alarming strength and remarkable self-involvement".
3 (2.8%)
No. Buffy's only 20. Sometimes it takes a while to find a good relationship.
70 (64.2%)
I have another answer.
9 (8.3%)
Not sure.
1 (0.9%)

2. Ben gives his number to Buffy in a dating overture. Do you think he genuinely likes her or is he trying to get close to her because she's the Slayer?

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He's genuinely attracted to her.
46 (42.2%)
He's just trying to get close to the Slayer.
3 (2.8%)
A bit of both.
51 (46.8%)
I have another answer.
2 (1.8%)
Not sure.
7 (6.4%)

3. As the Scoobies agree that April was created as a sexbot, Xander wistfully fantasizes: "I mean, what guy doesn't dream about that? Beautiful girl with no other thought but to please you...willing to do anything..." As he gets a nonreaction from the girls, he mentions that Oz would have gotten it. Would he have?

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Yeah. Oz isn't immune to the appeal of sexbots.
18 (16.5%)
No. It's not Oz's thing.
74 (67.9%)
I have another answer
6 (5.5%)
Not sure
11 (10.1%)

4. Speaking of the sexbot thing, Giles conveniently rushes off to help a customer in the midst of this exchange. Would Giles be down with a sexbot?

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Yep. He'd never say as such, though.
30 (27.5%)
No. Giles isn't the type.
49 (45.0%)
I have another answer
3 (2.8%)
Not sure
27 (24.8%)

5. Willow is initially inclined to sympathize with Warren because he's obviously so lonely. Buffy disagrees with any sympathizing with him. What's your stance? (Keep in mind this is only for this one thing: building a sexbot. Ignore all his sleaziness in S6.)

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He's sympathetic. "Everyone wants a nice normal person to share with, but this guy, if he couldn't find that, I guess it's kinda sad."
23 (21.1%)
Not sympathetic. "The guy's just a big wedge of sleaze."
53 (48.6%)
I have another answer
17 (15.6%)
Not sure
16 (14.7%)

6. Spike makes an appearance at the Magic Box to try to win over the Scoobies after his catastrophic falling out with Buffy in the last episode. Is he just trying to find a way to get back to Buffy or does he genuinely want to keep the Scoobies as kinda-friends?

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He's just trying to keep an avenue to Buffy open
36 (33.0%)
He's trying to keep his place in the periphery of the Scooby group.
4 (3.7%)
Bit of both
67 (61.5%)
I have another answer
1 (0.9%)
Not sure
1 (0.9%)

7. Pretend you're a movie reviewer and give this episode a star rating:

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***** (Five stars)
8 (7.7%)
**** (Four stars)
43 (41.3%)
*** (Three stars)
48 (46.2%)
** (Two stars)
5 (4.8%)
* (One star)
0 (0.0%)


Apr. 24th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
With Buffy, I think it's a mixture of her being very young and her being the Slayer, too, and how that affects who's included in her social circle.

Oz would so not get it. He's not interested in crap that's "on the empty side." Besides, he's more likely to space out into his OWN fantasy within his mind where he's imagining philosophical questions of existence rather than needing to externalize his dreams into an empty plasticine body. He'd recognize there's more reality in his internal thoughts than the robot body.

Giles would see it as a perversion and a gross deception. He might fall for a mystical trick of a woman he loved, but I don't think he'd be interested in deceiving himself into believing a robot loved him. He's far more the sort to settle within his own solitude and devote himself to duty. He needs for something to matter, for the greater good, not for the mere indulgence of his own emotional needs in such a solipsistic manner.

I have hypothetical sympathy for Warren's sad loneliness up until he builds a sexbot (which is when we first meet him so that's why I qualify it as ~hypothetical), then he crosses over into gross indulgence and objectification of women. Yes, it's still sad, but that's not the primary issue anymore.

Edited at 2012-04-24 04:46 pm (UTC)
Apr. 24th, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
*loves on Oz*

I agree with everything.


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