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Religious Themes in the Shows We Love

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[Jul. 26th, 2006|04:58 pm]
Religious Themes in the Shows We Love

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[texanfan]
I think this is appropriate to this community.  In the fic I'm currently writing I'm about to do some very involved spells to facilitate the climax.  I've got Wiccan friends who can help me but after Writer Con I face a conundrum.  I heard two opposing viewpoints.  Both started from the point that Joss obviously knew little about Wicca and that neither Willow nor Tara followed the tenets of that faith.  Some said this could be corrected in fic, others said it was disrepectful to pretend they were real Wiccans at this late date because that's not how they were represented in the show.  Opinions?  Discussion?
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[User Picture]From: texanfan
2006-07-30 01:46 pm (UTC)
Characterization does trump all. But I think I can create spells that don't run counter to the belief system while not representing Willow as Wiccan. I think that's the compromise I need to reach with my conscience. I do think there's a story to be told in Willow's abuse of magic biting her back via the 3 fold law. But it's a story I'm not equipped to tell.

I'm gratified so many people weighed in on this question. Excellent discussion!
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