Amy Pascale

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While Amy Pascale’s first “official” fandom was My So-Called Life in 1994, she was turning down friends’ invites to play at the age of three because she was “watching her shows” — Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers.

That was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with television storytelling, understanding the importance of scheduling life around TV and perhaps most importantly: learning to judge people by the shows they watch.

Not surprisingly, she has worked in on-air and online media for over fifteen years. Amy is currently the Director of Strategy in MTV’s On-Air Promos department, where she also gets to write the words that come out of the mouths of Teen Wolves, Banshees, Hunters and Awkward kids trying to make it through high school. She co-
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“If you think that happiness means total peace, you will never be happy. Peace comes from the acceptance of the part of you that can never be at peace. It will always be in conflict. If you accept that, everything gets a lot better,” he said. “To accept duality is to earn identity. And identity is something that you are constantly earning. It is not just who you are. It is a process that you must be active in. It’s not just parroting your parents or the thoughts of your learned teachers. It is now more than ever about understanding yourself so you can become yourself.”
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“The notion that every choice you make means that other possibilities are eliminated forever -- as a kid, I found that terrifying,' Joss recalled. 'As an adult, I still find it scary.”
Amy Pascale, Joss Whedon: The Biography

“Joss’s stories are often centered on moments just like this. He shares a conversation that he had with Stephen Sondheim, in which they were discussing the stories each of them tells. Joss said he was always going to write about adolescent girls with superpowers. Sondheim replied, “And I will always write about yearning.” “Goddammit, his answer was so much cooler than mine!” Joss says— but Sondheim’s answer pushed him to break down his own tales and figure out what his driving impetus was, what he was really writing about. “Helplessness was what I realized was sort of the basic thing,” Joss explains. “All of these empowerment stories come from my fear and hatred of the idea of somebody who is really helpless, who is a non-being.”
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“According to Joss [Whedon], “TV is a question, movies are an answer.”
Amy Pascale, Joss Whedon: The Biography

“The notion that every choice you make means that other possibilities are eliminated forever -- as a kid, I found that terrifying,' Joss recalled. 'As an adult, I still find it scary.”
Amy Pascale, Joss Whedon: The Biography

“If you think that happiness means total peace, you will never be happy. Peace comes from the acceptance of the part of you that can never be at peace. It will always be in conflict. If you accept that, everything gets a lot better,” he said. “To accept duality is to earn identity. And identity is something that you are constantly earning. It is not just who you are. It is a process that you must be active in. It’s not just parroting your parents or the thoughts of your learned teachers. It is now more than ever about understanding yourself so you can become yourself.”
Amy Pascale, Joss Whedon: The Biography

“Joss was lonely kid who thought that if he could just crack the code, people would understand what an awesome person he was and love him for it. As Buffy executive producer and Angel cocreator David Greenwalt said, 'If JossWhedon had had one good day in high school, we wouldn't be here'.”
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“My generation, we were kind of raised on the super-cool, “I can handle anything” with a gun in his hand hero. Any situation you throw at him, he can handle it—with catchphrases. It was very cool. But Joss Whedon’s version of a hero doesn’t always win. He loses more than he wins, and when he wins, the victories are tiny, but he takes ’em. “That’s a victory! I call that a victory!” It’s a tiny victory—he takes it, and that’s what he walks away with. And that’s something I can actually relate to.”
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