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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: harmonyfb
2006-07-26 10:46 pm (UTC)
::frown:: I dunno. Since it's my religion, and Goddess knows that we come in for enough misinformed representation in the media, I'd vote on the side of please don't add to the crappy stereotypes.*

*(In the South, it's not just a matter of annoyance. I've had friends who got shot at because of misconceptions about their beliefs.)
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[User Picture]From: herself_nyc
2006-07-26 10:49 pm (UTC)
To clarify, I meant to say you should write what you like but don't call it Wicca in your story. I agree that that word got thrown around a lot on the show in a way even I, who knows nothing about it, could tell was meaningless and random.
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[User Picture]From: texanfan
2006-07-30 01:23 pm (UTC)
I don't think not calling it Wicca means that people won't see it as Wicca. I think what I'm going to do is construct the spell with as much authenticity as I can (while still serving the story) and leave out the spiritual aspects since neither Willow nor Tara ever displayed them. At least that way I'm not further ing the stereotype.
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[User Picture]From: liliaeth
2006-08-05 02:04 pm (UTC)
hmm, I don't know, I'd say that Tara displayed some of the spiritual aspects, while Willow clearly didn't.
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