This is a place for thoughts from the List members, sometimes in
their entirety, sometimes compiled as snippets from a group of posts.
Coming soon: Spike's soul - our thoughts
We believe in Spike's Redemption, which means different
things to each of us.
FATE slew him, but he did not drop;
She felled - he did not fall -
Impaled him on her fiercest stakes -
He neutralized them all.
She stung him, sapped his firm advance,
But, when her worst was done,
And he, unmoved, regarded her,
Acknowledged him a man.
(Emily Dickinson, Part One: Life CXIV)
(First published 1896)
The Series Redemption Curve for Spike (by
"In each one of the 147+ days she's been back, he's saved
this girl just a little bit."
Klytaimnestra's Thoughts on Season
6 so far (to Entropy)
"I think ME has done what it set out to do, but has quite
possibly overestimated its ability to resurrect its characters
after destroying them"
Redemption is happening now (by
"We've seen Spike show plenty of emotion over the years,
even regret and pain. But--someone correct me if I'm wrong--only
this year have we seen him express guilt."
Aldous Huxley, on Remorse:
"Chronic remorse , as all the moralists are agreed, is a most
undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make
what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving
better next time. On no account brood over your wrong-doing. Rolling
in the muck is not the best way of getting clean."