Hello, friends, and happy Wednesday! Today’s subject is our favorite wicca who loves yellow crayons, Willow Rosenberg! Take a gander to see why Willow is all in on Earp and how she feels about who I’m assuming was her namesake.
Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.
Well, I’m a badass wicca with a serious love for the Earp sisters. I help my friend out with her…vocation, and I have saved the world. A lot. I’m usually the smartest person in the room, but nowadays I also try to be the nicest. I live with my wife, Tara, in what some could describe as an AU situation, but we’re very happy together. She had a health scare a few years ago with a stray bullet, but thanks to physics, it didn’t actually come anywhere near her, and we were able to avert the apocalypse together one more time. We live with our cat, Miss Kitty Fantastico, and own our local magic shop, a business we purchased from my former librarian/current father figure, Giles. We are happy and in love and everything you’d ever want people named Willow and Tara to be, okay?
How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?
I was a big Lost Girl fan, especially because of the way they handled sexuality. Like, they didn’t feel the need to label anyone; it just was. I found it refreshing and honest, and I appreciated the representation. I saw Wynonna Earp advertised during its final season, and I checked it out. I was immediately hooked by Waverly — I feel seen when I see her — but Jeremy has actually come to be my favorite character. He and Robin have a love that’s pure. But I’ll never stop loving Waverly. When she cries, I cry.
Is this your first fandom?
I used to write Star Trek: TNG fanfic. What? It’s not illegal.
What is your favorite fandom memory?
I really try to use my magic for good, but sometimes I enter a grey area, like when I found some of the trolls that have been harassing the good folks of the Earper family and deleted their accounts. That is my best fandom memory.
What is your favorite con memory?
Getting trapped in an elevator with some of my favorite Earpers. You know who you are.
What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?
I really like when a group of Earpers gets together and drink the blood of our enemies so that we can absorb their power. Kidding! I mean axe throwing. Definitely axe throwing.
What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?
Family. My biological family isn’t much to brag about, and in Sunnydale, I found people who basically took me into their family. The people who share my family tree aren’t the ones who value me the most, and that’s the same for Wynonna (except for Waverly, of course). I just feel so happy to have found the Robin to my Jeremy, the Nicole to my Waverly, and the Bobo to my Willa. Tara is my family, just like Fish was Levi’s.
Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?
What is your favorite use for coconut oil?
Tara and I like to use it for the same thing I wanted to use the cooking oil for in the video game Chaos Bleeds. Too obscure? Let’s just say we use it for EVERYTHING at our commune. Like, everything.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?
Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.
She fights for all of us.
Oh, sorry, I have seven words?
She fights for all of us…bitch.
What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?
I absolutely love the badass walk of the sisters after they’ve fought the spiders and are covered in goo. There are more emotional moments, sure, but it’s just a cute, funny moment, and very indicative of the show’s vibe.
How have you Earped your life?
I told Tara that we’re naming our next cat Optimug Prime.
What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?
I wrote an essay on why Willa Earp was created, not born, and why her alcoholic, abusive father was mostly to blame for her attitude towards Waverly. She had bad tendencies, sure, but when you took Ward’s upbringing and combined it with the treehouse and then the cult, well, that’s how villains are made. Sometimes nature takes a tiny bit of nurture and turns it into a garbage fire. *cough* Rack *cough* This essay, entitled “My Heart Willa Go On,” was written purely for my own entertainment. And if the subject matter wasn’t Earpy enough, creating something just because it gave you joy? That feels pretty Earpy to me.
Thanks for reading, friends, and I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Love my take on Willow as an Earper? Buy me a coffee!