You don’t have a good choice

前两天TPN更新了Firefly “The Train Job”的分析。今天晚上我打开看了。让我惊讶不已的是,他串联了Buffy和Angel中我特别喜欢的两个地方。这几个地方我都特别喜欢,看过很多遍,也想过很多,但串联起来,真的是一种顿悟感觉。

Firefly – “The Train Job”

Joss Whedon, Tim Minear

You were truthful back in town.
These are tough times. Hard to
find yourself work. A man can get
a job, he might not look too close
at what that job is.
(to Mal)
But a man learns all the details
of a situation like ours, well
then he has a choice.

I don’t believe he does.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – S2E07 “Lie to Me”

Joss Whedon

I don’t have a choice.

You don’t have a good choice, but you have a choice.


Angel – S2E16 “Epiphany”

Tim Minear

In the greater scheme, in the big picture, nothing we do matters. There is no grand plan, no big win. If there is no great, glorious end to all of this, if nothing we do matters, then all it matters is what we do.


TPN还没做到Buffy第六季,但是在四年前的“Lie to Me”点评最后一长段独白:

Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greeness of a leaf. But as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness, and suddenly erode their <French> idealism and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures he sees death and pain everywhere about him and begins to lose his faith in the ultimate goodness of man. But if he’s reasonably strong and lucky, he can emerge from this twilight of the soul into a rebirth of life (?). Both because of and inspite of his awareness of the meaninglessness of life. He can forge a fresh sense of purpose and affirmation. He may not recapture the same pure sense of wonder he was born with. But he can shape something far more enduring and sustaining. The most terrifying thing about the universe is not that it’s hostile, but that it is indifferent. But if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death. Our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.


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