A few weeks ago, I queried whether it was ethical/polite to argue with a Tumblr post on LJ. After hearing a resounding "It's kosher", I thought I'd take a stab. I had some rage at this Original Post putting Willow in Slytherin and actually MEGA BLINDING RAGE at the tags below where xlivvielockex agreed and described why.
However, I was a little stymied on how to argue with conclusory, bare-faced insults in tag form. Do I really want to write long essay of meta to a tag line only several evolutionary steps removed from "Willow SUX!"? I will say the following bullets in brief before moving onto the essay that I'm more excited about. I have lots of BtVS thoughts and some general Harry Potter, Mad Men, Breaking Bad thoughts mixed in in this here hot mess.
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