Ollie, you know you’re my brother. I can only hope that I’m half the husband you are, and when the time comes, half the dad. Sammy, the best man. No truer words were ever spoken. I trust you with my life because no matter what happens, I know you’ll always have my back. I love you, man.
Karen Gillan @ the Guardians of the Galaxy World Premiere in LA (July 21, 2014)
#you want to talk about character development?#here is Buffy Summers#the girl who had everything#the girl who lost everything#the teenager who gave up when it was all too much#and what did she do anyway?#she steeled herself and went into battle#it was the first time she knew she had to be willing to sacrifice everything#EVERYTHING#and she wasn’t ready#then on the right#the same girl nearly six years later#no#a different girl#a girl who had grown and sacrificed and had every last thing she cared about threatened or taken away#but this girl will not give in#she’d been through too much#she knows the cost#but she’s not 16 anymore in search of that unattainable normal life#she is 22 and realizes this isn’t about her#it’s a about the world that had shaped her being threatened#she isn’t just the chosen one#she is a general#she is a veteran of too many wars#she is a woman with a mission that is no longer thrust upon her#she’s taken it into her own two hands and molded it into her weapon#she is telling us that she’s not a little girl anymore#SHE IS A WARRIOR AND SHE WILL *NEVER* GIVE IN AGAIN#buffy summers#role model of the millenium
What are we doing, Jakes? If we’re not fighting for her then who are fighting for?
“Then why are you crying?”
“Because of you!” I beat my fists on his chest. “Because I love you, and I don’t know what to do! I can solve almost any problem, but I can’t solve this. I don’t know how to deal with that. And I’m afraid! Afraid for you! Do you know what it’d do to me if something happens to you?” I stopped hitting him and clasped my hands over my own chest, as though there was a danger my heart might fall out. “This! This would break. Shatter. Crumble. Crumble until it was dust.” I dropped my hands. “Blown away on the wind until there was nothing left.”