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29 April 2005 @ 11:51 am
A very late Angel post...  
Several weeks ago, in the course of a shipping meme, selenak asked me to write a few words about Darla and Drusilla. It's funny how waking up in the middle of the night can finally bring a solution to things, when your daytime muses are otherwisely occupied  *g*

So, Selena, this one is for you. Sorry it took me so long...

Putting the relationship between Darla and Drusilla down into words  is like describing  harmony by terms of contrast. They are the first and the third line of a complicated four line riddle, diametrically opposed corners of a  perfect square. Each of them mirrors the time and culture they were born in. The whore who believed in nothing except the cruel works of man, and the Victorian angel.  If you look closely enough, you will find that both passed a part of their essence on to their vampire children; the prodigal sons who, more than once, saved the very same mankind Darla and Dru sought to destroy.

Death is a big theme for them, the night-clad puppeteer, who pulls at their strings. They thrive on each other. While Darla is reason and cunning, Drusilla is the empress of vision and madness; no wonder she ran away with that  hideous demon. Strangely enough, she who always seemed so fragile and transient, will remain who she is and travel the world forever.

Darla is change.
 
 
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Kathyh: Kathyh Drusilla innocencekathyh on April 29th, 2005 10:48 am (UTC)
What a beautiful post. You pack so much in here in so few words.

Drusilla is the empress of vision and madness

That's so gorgeously worded that it sends shivers down my spine. Fascinating that of all the Fanged Four only Drusilla remains frozen as she was at the end.
Bimo: Coopbimo on April 29th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
What a beautiful post

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed:-)

You pack so much in here in so few words.

I think that's probably because I was looking at the Fangsome Four from such a great distance. I haven't watched any episodes of BtVS and AtS in months, so I had to solely rely on my memories of what struck me the most ;-)




Selena: Darla - Kathyhselenak on May 1st, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you. That's a beautiful definition for both of them.
Bimobimo on May 2nd, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it :-)

Especially since you are the much better expert on Darla *g*
Vashtanvashtan on May 7th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
Email Adresse
Hi there!

Wonder if you could find a book for me at Duisburg university?
Bimobimo on May 8th, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
Re: Email Adresse
Wonder if you could find a book for me at Duisburg university?

Sure :-)
Just mail me the details, and I'll see what I can do...

Oh, and what's up with the strange subject line? Don't tell me, you've lost my address *g*