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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: redeem147
2006-07-26 10:17 pm (UTC)
I have heard elsewhere (and it could be bull) that Willow refers to herself as a Wicca instead of a Wiccan because it isn't supposed to be the same thing. It's more a synonym for the popular conception of Witch (or a metaphor for lesbian).

So I think you should write whatever you like. If you want to reflect the show, though, you should probably not be accurate.
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[User Picture]From: harmonyfb
2006-07-26 10:42 pm (UTC)
I have heard elsewhere (and it could be bull) that Willow refers to herself as a Wicca instead of a Wiccan because it isn't supposed to be the same thing. It's more a synonym for the popular conception of Witch (or a metaphor for lesbian).

::makes wanking gesture:: I think that was a last-minute scramble backwards when ME realized what a cock-up they'd made of the whole thing.
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[User Picture]From: texanfan
2006-07-30 01:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that sounds like pretty extreme wank to me. I wonder just how much flak they caught for representing Wiccans as they did?
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