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10 May 2009 @ 05:33 pm
Is it just me or...  
do Illyria and Spock have a strangely similar speech pattern? Now, they're not the same, of course. Illyria speaks with an almost lyrical cadence. She doesn't understand humans, she's forceful and aggressive, but there is something scrubbed and clinical about her observations. Spock uses his words economically, only revealing what's necessary. It's robotic with human nuance thrown in. 

Hm, crossover, anyone?

Also, how great was Dollhouse the other night? Finally getting Amy Acker's backstory was such a treat and she was rockin' that bod! Having kids filled her out nicely. She's left her frail Fred behind (and good riddence).  
Snicksnickfic on May 10th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
It seems to me that a lot of 'unemotional,' 'rational,' or alien characters speak in roughly the same way: using overly clinical vocabulary, avoiding contractions (I can't remember if Illyria does this or not), being inappropriately blunt. So I'd say, yeah, they do sound somewhat alike, as two example of a larger set of similar characters.

Short version: I agree. *g*
ClawofCat: buffy poutclawofcat on May 11th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'd like to write Spock, but I'm just not familiar enough with his speech patterns to feel comfortable. It occurred to me that I might be able to use Illyria as a template, but they've got such different attitudes and are psychologically not at all alike. A conundrum, for sure. Can't watch the Star Trek movie over and over again like I can with Buffy.
KSena: Angel by italian_jewelskseenaa on May 11th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Never thought of that really... But you got a point. :-)
ClawofCat: spoke uhura embraceclawofcat on May 11th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
*whispers* See the movie. Sooo good.