Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
From the episode Who Are You?
I found a funny list over here and though I'd share it with you.
TOP THIRTEEN WILLOW/TARA EUPHEMISMS FOR SEX
13. Searching the Nether Realms
12. Practicing Dianic rituals
11. Not driving stick
10. Working as a "single delicate implement"
9. Dripping wax on the Wymmin Power Shrine
8. Doing the "Wiccan Wiggle"
7. Riding the broomstick
6. Plucking the petals
5. Reaching consensus
4. Worshipping Thespia
3. Baking an empowering bundt cake
2. Eating an empowering bundt cake
1. One word - Spellcasting!
Interviews with the cast about the gay relationships from the show, a few funny and/or hot fanvids, beautiful fanart and articles!
(And don't worry, in case something naughty comes up, I'll warn you.)
I'll start of with a few funny videos. God how I love youtube.
Which Backstree- uhm, Scoobie is gay?
Spike/Xander - Gay bar.
Spike/Angel - If you were gay
Spike/Angel - When you ruv someone
I tried finding a funny female gay vid, but no luck. I'll keep looking.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
No need to check that video out to see this one, but if you saw it, you remember "the look".
Here's another outtake from the same scene, where they go a bit further...
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
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He probably uses more hair product than the average runaway model, which will make you feel like a cave-person. And look at his wardrobe. And his manicured nails! Who do you think will have to pay the high VISA-bill? When the guy isn't loaded with blood money because of W&H, he has a hard time asking his customers to pay. Sounds like doubles-shifts for Buffy at the Doublemeat Palace to me.
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Hope no homophobs are reading the blog. :)
Anyway, here are some Christmas-y vids that I wanted to share.
And finally I'm going to throw in a Halloween vid, because it's awesome and I love Halloween.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Just a quick note here. Comic stores who ordered from Diamond Comics will be getting their Willows in the next week or two. There was a big mix-up with shipping her so Diamond's orders got delayed a bit. BTW, you heard it here first, we added another two years onto our Buffy license so Faith is being sculpted as I type and hopefully will get the Spike design ironed out. Anything you have seen re:Spike is irrelevant now as I have been redesigning him from the feet up. My old drawings were pretty bad. I have some fun plans for him. No updates on other characters yet though.
I thought I would jump on here to post this update, but keep in mind that don't peruse forums very often. We do answer e-mail messages so, feel free to keep in touch that way.
Tracy Mark Lee
Electric Tiki Design "
I'm so glad that they'll redo the Spike-design. As you see on this page (scroll down) Spike isn't the best design they had.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Videomaker: Illyria's Pet/smartjoe/Joe
Merry Christmas from Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
Merry Christmas from Angel
*In a interview with Georges Jeanty, the main penciller for Season 8, a "summer special" was mentioned, taking place between Season 8 & 9. But now it seems as if it won't happen:
dane5by5: A little while ago Georges Jeanty revealed that there are plans to do a "summer special" for the series after Season Eight ends in 2010, can you reveal any details of this? Like, writers, story or characters?
Scott Allie: First I've heard of it ... might be a misread of something Georges said? We did have an idea for something that would sit between Seasons 8 & 9, but now we're backing off that idea. But it was never a summer special.
Here's the link to the interview with Jeanty, where he says "After season 8 wraps there will be a Summer special that if it comes together will be amazing!"
*There are no plans on doing something as different, style-wise, as issue 20. But issue 24 will be drawn by Cliff Richards, due to schedule, instead of George Jeanty.
*There might be more than 40 issues in Season 8. "It's not all written yet. The story will end when it needs to, and I hope it's right at fourthy, but there's still some stuff left to be determined."
*Issue 20 was based on a script for the animated series that never came to life. About 7 scripts were written, taking place in Season 1, and one of them was rewritten to fit in Season 8.
*Leah is prounounced: LAY-uh.
*The name for issue 24 is "Safe" and the name for issue 25 is "Living doll".
*The title for the next arc (issue 21-25) is "Predators and Prey."
*Iloveromy: Do you know if Dark Horse will ever make their back issues available for download? Also as far as using the Buffy license in unique ways, have you guys thought about animating your issues the way Marvel did with Astonishing X-Men #1?
Scott Allie: Yes, we no doubt will make the comics available as downloads, but there's not a way of doing it that we're happy with yet. And there is talk of doing some animations of the comics, but I'll leave that for a later Q&A.
I think that's the most important part of the Q&A. But if yoy want more click
Friday, December 19, 2008
Well, wonder no more, because I stole the translations from www.buffyworld.com
"She finds Willow sitting at a table with a large cup of cappuccino and an organ grinder's monkey.
Willow: (to the monkey) L'hippo a pique' ses pantalons.
Translation: The hippo stole his pants.
Lyrics: I'm a hurricane
The monkey on the table with her squeaks. Buffy walks up to the table and looks at Willow curiously. Willow smiles at her and waves. Buffy raises her hand back, but remains confused about the monkey."
"GILES: Hm. Now, the others have gone on ahead. (Points down the hall.) Now, listen very carefully. Your life may depend on what I'm about to tell you. You need-(Giles' voice changes to a man speaking French. Sounds like the voice on a tape in a beginning language class. Giles continues talking and gesturing, but what we hear is the French.)
GILES: (French)XANDER: What? Go where? I don't understand.
GILES: (??) Ce n'est pas le temps pour des jeux. [This is not the time for games.](Anya approaches.)
ANYA: Xander. (Fake French woman's voice) Il faut que tu viens avec nous maintenant. On t'attends. [You have to come with us now. They're waiting for you.]
GILES: C'est que j'ai vous dire. [That's what I said.]
XANDER: Honey, I don't... I can't hear you.(Anya takes his hand.)
ANYA: C'est pas importante. Je t'escorte. [It's not important. I'll take you.]
GILES: Allons-y la. [Let's go.](Giles also takes Xander's hand, trying to pull him down the hall. A random guy goes by on a skateboard, pushes Xander down the hall)
XANDER: W-wait! Where we going? Where? (Looks over his shoulder as they pull/push him down the hall. Struggles.) Hey! (People in the crowd pick him up. In the crowd we can still see Giles with the apple in his mouth.) Let go! Hey! (The final "Hey" echoes.)"
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
These have been for sale for a while, but since I think they're awesome (and I suspect that the sooner they're sold out, a new volume will be released) I'll tell you about them anyway.
The sketchbooks contain sketches and notes from George Jeanty (the main penciller for Season 8). Vol 1 (sold out) contains "extras" for issue 1-5 and the one in the link above, vol 2, has extras for issue 5-10. It shouldn't be impossible to find vol 1 on ebay or in some story, but they might be pricey.
On every book Jeanty draws a original sketch of a character of your choice and signs it(so it won't be blank like the example above or on George's site) Since I got him to draw Tara, a character not in Season 8, I think you could pick pretty much any character you want.
Other than the back and front cover, the book is in black and white. The quality isn't the best, as a matter of fact I've use tape on a few lose pages in volume one. But other than that, I've very happy with the book. And on the back of vol 2 is the most darling Drusilla drawing ever.
I've heard that there's only a 1000 copies of each book, but since I heard it from a fellow fan who's been in contact with Georges Jeanty, I can't say for sure.
PS. In case you want several books, ask if you can get a discount.
Click HERE to see examples of headsketches or HERE (the sites have some of the same sketches)
He only appears in part 2 but I'll link to the other parts of the episode as well.
PS. It's an aweful horrible thing to upload whole episodes or to watch them, I know. Still *continuing to watch*
I will buy the seasons one day...
Monday, December 15, 2008
In issue 9 we hear Lieutenant Molter mention to Twilight (she's working for him) that;
"Our man on the inside confirms that Summers is still alive."
Twilight has a mole, spying on Buffy.
In issue 17, Buffy goes to see a secret someone. In issue 19, it's confirmed that it's Riley(unless we have a lookalike here;)
It makes sense that Riley's the mole.
Somehow, the Tokyo vamps knew about the Schyte, it's power and where it was located. They also knew about Dawn, and built a Mecha-Dawn to insult and defeat her.
I think they had been tipped of by Twilight. Or manipulated is more like it.
The slayers' castle was protected by our own super-witch's spells and assumingly technical skills. Yet Amy & Warren knew how to blow it up.
All these things are stuff that could come up an a "date" with your ex, a little small talk between former lovers. Specially since, according to the outfit, Buffy still fancies Riley.'
So, Riley's the mole. The betrayer spoken of in issue 10 perhaps?
Buffy: What happens to me here? (Refering to her crying beaten shape in a vision]
Robin: Betrayl. The closest, the most expected.
I doubt he's the betrayer, because of how he got biten by that vamp in Season 5. I doubt Buffy would consider betrayl by him the most unexpected.
But back on topic.
I do not think Riley is acting on his own will.
With my fellow Buffy-fans I've discussed who Twilight is. Marcie the Invisible gil from Season 1 and Hank, Buffy's father, were the most unlikely yet possible guesses, because as Anya did in the episode The Gift, we have to think outside the box, because you know, it's Joss' comic.
So we talked about how Riley never liked the supernatural and we came up with an idea; Maybe Sam, his wife, was killed and now he's crazy with grief and filled with hatred towards magic.
But that alone didn't explain how he was ready to murder, as Twilight or the mole.
Now it's been proven that he's not Twilight (unless they're the same person or Twilight is Future/Past/Alternative universe Riley) but he's the mole and sure, he can have strong enough motives for attacking his former love. Maybe something even bigger than his wife death happened.
But remember this line in issue 16 that immediatly made me say EUREKA!
Warren [to Twilight]: Hey, I have no skin. Which means I don't have your cute little sunset symbol carved in it. I'm in this for myself, and myself is telling you right now that this baby is gonna bring the noise.
Mind-control anyone? Warren is implying that he is working for himself, because he doesn't have the Twilight-mark on him.
In issue one, we see these men who have assumingly trapped themselves in a church with a bunch of demons. Buffy, Leah, Rowena and Satsu attacks and kills the demons and search the men's bodies. On at least one of them, the Twilight symbol is carved. Satsu, Leah, Rowena and Buffy are discussing if the marks could be self-inflicted, and if they trapped themselves with the demons inside on purpose.
Outside the church we see a couple of feet in the air, watching.
In issue 3, Giles and a demon of the same specie as the ones from the church-attack are having an argument about who lured the demons out there and
Giles: "...sacrificed two young men in the process."
They think the demons were played and the men mind-controlled and I suspect the fight was set up so Twilight could study his opponent, much like in Spike in Season 2(Halloween) when Spike maked one of his minions film a fight between a vamp and Buffy.
To sum up, I wonder, did those men and General Voll, also marked with Twilight's symbol (what the hell happened to him anyway?) act on their own accord? Was the mark just a symbol of loyality or were someone pulling their strings?
Is Riley a betrayer or a puppet?
And more importantly; Did I crack Joss Whedon's plan? Did I put the puzzle together?
Because if I did, mohahaha (wheter I was first to figure it out or not).
So, what do you guys think?
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Issue 21 - Harmonic Divergence
"'Harmonic Divergence.' Television writer Jane Espenson returns to Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Season Eight. Espenson is the first of five acclaimed writers that tackle this groundbreaking story arc -- where Buffy fans are introduced to a new world where vampires are in and Slayers are out. Cue Harmony, the bubblegum cheerleader from Sunnydale High whose ambitions include blood sucking and stardom.
Issue 22 - Swell
"Vampires are the hottest thing around -- forget hipsters; being a bloodsucking fiend is where's it's at! Slayers must take the good fight underground if they're to avoid any bad press from the general public."
"It's Buffy--and Andrew--on a mission in Italy . . . together! Awkward? Yes!Since Harmony's television stunt, the ensuing of general vampire-love from the masses, and the destruction of the Scotland base, operations at Slayer headquarters have been somewhat strained. Rogue Slayers--Simone and her gang--have not been helping Slayer-civilian relations with their attacks against the military, bank robbing, and occasional snitching at Hot Topic."
To sum up, slayers are out and vampires are in. Could this cover for Aftermath* issue 19 be a clue?
Will vampires be popular in Aftermath as well? Or is it what I think, just a coincident? The description from IDW doesn't show anything in common with Season 8, but a girl can dream;
Description: "As Angel and the remaining survivors from their sojourn to Hell attempt to rebuild their lives and find purpose once again, they must also contend with the threat of a vengeful Lord, a mysterious cat-changer and a winged being from beyond…"
*Aftermath, to be written by Kelley Armstrong, is a Angel-series that will deal with the aftermath of After The Fall.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
However, I looked around for a bit and I found 5 vids that definitely don't suck;
Bleed it out
Easier to run
Breaking the habit
Down with the sickness
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I thought she didn't and this is the way she would react if Angel told her:
Well, first of, I think she would ask
"Sex? You had sex!?! We couldn't be together because of the curse, and my so called future?
It's okay, it's okay, I guess you've done research and figured out that you can have sex without turning evil, you knew that for a fact.... No? You were depressed and didn't care? YOU COULD HAVE ENDED THE WORLD FOR ALL YOU KNEW?
Oh, he's named after your dad. That's so sweet, I've never heard you talk about your parents.
So, who's the mother?
DARLA? And you let her live, after the sex, to kill thousand of knew lives? Oh yeah, I get if you'd done that Connor wouldn't be alive, but you didn't know that did you, when you sent her out of town saying 'If you come back I'll kill you'" What kind of many-pandy-slandy is that?
Oh I let you live that time in the mall??? I was 17, had just lost my virginity and stilled loved you. You had already killed Darla once!! You're 200 years old, get over yourself!
Oh a picture! He's cute."
That might be a tiny bit what Buffy would say, but mostly, that was me.
It gave some users at slayalive a laugh and I hope it did for you too.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
In a e-mail Mooney mentioned that he might be interested in "doing a limited run of nice glossy prints of the cover artwork and selling them for like 10 bucks a pop if there was any interest. Both in the original black and white inked state and also the colored versions."
I e-mailed back that I was very interested in buying prints but figured that he might need some encouragement from fans.
So tell me in a comment below, do you;
A. Absolutely want to buy a print
B. maybe want to buy a print
C. Want to buy lots of prints.
Tell people about this(Whedonesque?) and/or make them write to Mooney here http://moondog-themoonblog.blogspot.com/ or in this thread.
It would be amazing if he could do this and maybe other artists would follow too.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Artist sometimes sell covers and interior art from the comics they've drawn. A lot can be found on ebay, but sometimes you can ask the artists themselves (if they have blogs or web-sites) if they have any art to sell. The later is probably the best way to go, since I have hardly found any Buffy or Angel art on ebay.
For example; I found Joe Corroney's(Spike vs Dracula) site HERE where he sells art, and after contacting Stephen Mooney HERE I found out that he sells his original art as well. I asked about a few covers I'm interested in.
Here's the price for;
Angel Auld Lang Syne issue 3 : 300$ LINK
Angel After the Fall issue 4 : 400$ LINK LINK
Angel After the Fall issue 7: 500 $ LINK LINK
(I really want the Spike one from After the Fall, but I don't have the money.)
Now, about ebay. Unless the seller writes "original art" in the title, it's a bit tricky to find them. I try to search for the artists names as well, but since I'm interested in ANY artists work on Buffy this becoms a pain since many artists have worked on Buffy and Angel, so I just search for Buffy in the comics section on ebay and look for the priciest stuff, to see if there's any art for sale, because the art is often a bit expensive.
However, it's possible to find bargains. Happy hunting!
PS. If anyone reading this post has any Buffy/Angel art to sell, leave a comment. I might be interested, or anyone else who reads this post.
EDIT- Apparently, there's a subsection on ebay named original art(within the comics section). I should have checked that. That would be a good place to start looking(hopefully everyone will sell their Buffy art there, and not forget to if there's a original art section).
Friday, December 5, 2008
Over at slayalive.com, vipertm showed us some of Pia Guerra's (Y: The Last Man) Buffy & Angel try-out art for the comics.
I think they're very good. Hopefully she will get hired by IDW or Darkhorse soon so she can do some Buffy/Angel comics for us.