Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty

Part of Kiwiology since: November 3rd, 2007

From Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty:
For those of you who are cooler than me, the title of my blog is a reference to Graduation II, the last episode of Season 3 of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. There’s a big fight and they’ve just blown up a big giant snake, and the entire high school. After the battles done, and they’ve kind of won Buffy and Giles have a conversation:

Giles: Quite a couple of days.
Buffy: My brain hasn’t processed everything yet. It’s not really functioning at the higher levels. It’s pretty much, ‘fire bad, tree pretty.’ Anything more complex…
Giles: Understandable. Well when it starts working again, congratulate it on a good campaign. You did very well…..There is a certain dramatic irony in the way things turned out. Asynchronicity that borders on predestination, one might say.
Buffy: Fire bad, tree pretty.

That’s the reference, which doesn’t actually explain why I called by blog Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty.

It’s kind of a promise, or possibly a goal. While I’ve never attempted to kill someone, had my ex-boyfriend drink my blood to save his life, blown up the school, and fought a bunch of vampires all in a week period, it sometimes feels like I have (particularly in the last couple of months). The purpose of this blog is analysis, and that generally requires a brain that functions on the higher levels, but if all I’ve got is ‘Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty’ I’ve still got something.

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