“Surrounded by candles and crystals, [Erin Shade] described their relationship as an abuse of power. “People like Joss offset their trauma on other people in exchange for their energy, and take their energy to keep going — to keep themselves alive, almost,” she told me. “That’s why he’s so good at the vampire narrative.” (Whedon says he “should have handled the situation better.”)”

The Undoing of Joss Whedon (Vulture, cw: descriptions of abuse, racism).

Joss previously on the Blue, here, here and here.