One of the "problems" I have when I decide to re-watch a series is that I tend to not want to see certain episodes.
I am re-watching 3 series at present and with Stargate I am skipping an odd episode, but with Blakes 7 and BtVS I am being a good girl and watching them all ... even those that I don't want to.
In doing so it makes me see bits of the overall story that I would have missed and had forgotten, so I must be positive and continue.
In my BtVS re-watch I am at one of those episodes. I don't like it ... and a lot of the problem is that it addreses the problem of bullying. Buffy was a great series in that they did deal with a few issues that are taboo ... yet occur far too often in real life.( Collapse )
Yes, I was bullied ... and no, the person never realised, or acknowledged that it happened.
Yes, I had support from my family - although that did give me a security blanket that to this day is hard to escape, as the family are used to making decsisions for me to help me.
Life was hard - is hard for those who are bullied ... and the bullies themselves become very hard people who don't take others feelings into account.
To a degree I have forgiven those at school - but those years have shaped who and what I am ... and continue to do so. However, maybe those steps are what led me to today, and my friends here ... so maybe, in a perverse way, I should be thankful (although I doubt that will happen!!)