Zelda is Giles
|I also take hilarious pratfalls.|
"Yes. Well. I appreciate your thoughts on the matter. In fact, I encourage you to always challenge me when you feel it's appropriate. You must never be cowed by authority. Except, of course, in this instance when I am clearly right and you are clearly wrong."
I don't really have to explain any more at this point.
Daniel is Anya
When Zelda first proposed this as a blog topic, I was excited, if not a little bit nervous. I've always been loud and proud about my fondness and appreciation for Anya Christina Emanuella Jenkins and how much I identify with her. But when forced to put my thoughts to
paper computer about how exactly I'm like her, at first I came up with a big flat blank.I was worried at first that I wasn't like Anya at all; that I just aspired to be like her.
To describe her superficially, you can say she's loud and tactless: two things, I pride myself in not being. But if you examine her a little deeper, I think Anya is more self-conscious and needy than most of the Scooby gang. She puts on a brave front with her sarcastic quips but the things she wants most is extremely human. She wants to be loved and she wants to be part of the group. She's often self-conscious about Xander and whether he really truly loves her. And while the latter (wanting to be part of the group) can certainly be argued, I saw no other reason for her to stay with the group after her and Xander's break-up.
And that's why I was a little apprehensive about doing this blog post: Because Anya and I often share the same insecurities about life, love & friendship. Our tactics in hiding it may be slightly different, but what lies underneath certainly isn't.
Also, I provide much needed sarcasm.