Friday, December 31, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

I searched etsy.com for Buffy articles and found some neat ones. Here are a few:

Bracelet
Anya art cards
Keepsake box
Stuffed Mr. Pointy

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From The Freshman. Buffy season 4.

After Buffy falls through the roof into Sunday's lair. Part in bold got cut. Source.


Buffy is slammed to the ground. She sees in front of her:

ANGLE: BUFFY'S WEAPONS TRUNK. Under some of her other stuff. She crawls towards it.

Sunday steps between her and it and picks up something else: Buffy's Class Protector umbrella.


SUNDAY
Oh, this is my favorite item.
What
better way to say, I am the very most
of geek."


BUFFY
You don't want to touch that.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

In case I get money as a Christmas present this Vampy Cat necklace (hopefully the seller will make more) and this Vampy Cat toy are high on my need-to-buy list.

I'll probably spend it on comics though. Darn comic-addiction.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Unreleased merchandise


There's plenty of Buffy/Angel merchandise that was never released. See some figs here, some here. And some here (not sure which ones, the one which names are blank and don't link anywhere I think). The snow globe seen here. The Du lac cross, The Gentlemen's box, the urn of Osiris, Buffy plush stake and Darkest magicks book here. The tarot cards seen here. So much we never got to see.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Hush. From the wicca group meeting scene.

As you see, the part in bold was completely cut. Source.

CHERYL
The most important thing
is the Gaia Newsletter.
We need to get the message
of blessing out to the sisters.
Also, who left their scented
candles dripping all over my
womyn-power shrine?


WILLOW
Well, this is good,
this is all fun...
a bake sale, some baked
goods there... But there's
also other stuff... that
we might show interest in...
as a wicca group...


NICOLE
Like what?


WILLOW
Well, there's the wacky notion of spells...


CHERYL
Well you missed last week,
we did a healing chant for
Chloe's ankle, she said the
swelling went right down.


NICOLE
What is she doing
on a mountain bike anyway?


CHERYL
She was trying to impress Justin.


WILLOW
I was actually talking more
about real spells.
You know:
conjuring, transmutation...


CHERYL
Oh yea, and then we can all
get on our broomsticks and
ride around on our broomsticks!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?


Sideshow's new Willow statue is avaliable for pre-order. There's a regular version and a exclusive (the exclusive having a few extra accessoaries). She's the second statue in sideshow's new Buffy line, Buffy has been released so far (regular and exclusive, but notice that the dress is actually dark red in real life, she has been re-painted since the promo shots), and Faith is planned.

I go from "loving it!" to "meh" and back all the time. Love the paint job (no bright yellow hair here, like on the Buffy statue), I think I would love the clothes in case Willow had pants/stockings under the mini skirt and didn't show her belly, I want the werewolf to look more like in the concept art(I think I recall it being more cute), love the skull/rat/candle and base.

Her leg looks posed, not as if she turned back in the middle of a step, which reminds me of a show horse's funny/weird "look at me walking pretty!"-walk. In case she had been smiling I could have bought that she was looking back at Oz, thus the leg going up, as if she's a movie, being kissed (you know how female characters sometimes lift up their leg when kissing?). So her pose isn't actually that slutty, just awkward. It's the bare legs that make the pose seem slutty.

I like the over all feeling, she's relaxed, she's cute, it's a ordinary day in school and she just saw something that made her look back (maybe Buffy called out her name?). Then I hear the voices in my head saying "Willow would not look that comfortable showing midriff and having a mini skirt without pants. And why does she look like she's posing AND walking?".

She so close to being brilliant it's actually makes me sad. I can't believe someone being too hot and relaxed about it makes me not have happy feelings. :(

I think I'll just pick this up if I a) get a great job (as in decent sized paycheck), or b)find it cheap on ebay.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Not official

Regarding yesterday's post: There's been an update.

"But, unfortunately it's not official. I received an email from Scott @ Dark Horse, letting me know that this art is no longer in consideration for Season 9."

I think I'm glad. The likeness was great, but I'm used too more cartoony art now.

Artist for season 9? *POTENTIAL MINOR SPOILERS*

Could this be some of what we'll get to see in season 9 of Buffy? New interior artist and all?

Click

EDIT-

Update: The article now says:
"But, unfortunately it's not official. I received an email from Scott @ Dark Horse, letting me know that this art is no longer in consideration for Season 9."

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From A New Man. A cut Riley & Giles interaction.

Aired version here.

Original version (source)

At Buffy's party:

RILEY
So, you're retired?

GILES
Sorry?

RILEY
(mistake...)
Or, you're working somewhere
else now?

GILES
Well, not... between projects just
now, personal...



Riley tries to help.



RILEY
Oh, I know how that is. My dad
was out of work a while back. He
sells farm equipment. It was rough.

GILES
I see.

RILEY
He was great about it though --
didn't want to, you know, lie
around the house, watching TV--

BUFFY
Riley! Look at this. Giles
doesn't have any cake!

RILEY
Oh, hey. I'll get you a piece.

Monday, December 13, 2010

11 awesome GIFs

11 awesome can't-look-away sci-fi GIFs.

Click.

Friday, December 10, 2010

NSFW: Statues.

So I was just showed these statues. I'm warning you, it's not exactly safe for work.

Buffy and River.

I think I've seen this company use the Sideshow Buffy premium format sculpt to make their own modified Buffy. I think sideshow might have told them to take it down (since it's illegal to use copyrighted figures and re-sculpt and massproduce, but not to use certain parts from figures to make new statues). I have to say, they did better with that statue. It had huge boobs, but the head (which they just seemed to have painted over if I recall, not modified) seemed less out of place on the body.

Weekly feature: What to buy?

The official Buffy calendar for 2011 is out in stores now, but for you Season 8 fans (I mean "us Season 8 fans"... I have to remind myself I still like it) Mr. Savath Bunny over at slayalive has made his own that you can order online. Check them out.

Seems to be legal, since he's not actually making any money, just making us able to use his pics to order our own calendars from other companies.

PopMatters call for Papers

Want your thoughts on Joss Whedon an his work to be published? Look this way.

I'd love to write a essay, but since I'm behind on school work and the deadline is a bit too close for my taste... *sob*

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Should Spike have been staked in season 4?

Should the scoobies have staked him in season 4, after he got chipped? I see some people saying he's harmless, he's fun, he's sexy, it was good he wasn't staked, but I find it so out of character for the characters not to stake him. He was evil for christ sake!

As soon as it turned out he knew nothing useful about The Initiative, they should have killed him.

Buffy should have because she's perfectly fine with staking evil massmurderers.

Anya should have, to protect Xander. It seems weird that she didn't.

Xander should have, but both he and Willow can be excused, they were still young and innocent(okay, Willow is just stupid for caring for Spike, after he threatened to rape her in Lover's walk and tried to turn her in season 4). Same with Tara.

Giles is a killer and he kills when he has to. The younger members of the Scoobie gang could be excused, but he's seen too much death to not take Spike seriously.

They let themselves believe he was safe, even tough he mentioned nothing about redemption(not until he feel in love with Buffy anyway), and the chip could stop working any time (or he could kill innocent demons or hold the scoobies while another demon killed them for him). And after him banding together with Adam, they all knew damn well what damage he could do.

I think it's extremely out of character for the entire gang to ignore the danger. So I blame the writers. They wanted to keep Spike around, so they had the scoobies accept him way too easily. Not until Intervention, when he stands up against Glory, do I understand why they let him live. Scratch that; I understand why they're unwilling to kill someone who can't defend himself. But that's not enough reason to not kill a massmurderer who wants nothing more than being able to kill again, and who was likely to try get unchipped so he could do just that.

Don't get me wrong, I love his development as a character, I'm a huge Spike fan, but everytime I watch a scene reminding me that they let him live before that, I grind my teeth.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script.

From Entropy (BtVS, S6).

Buffy tries to lighten up the situation with her shoplifting sister in a line cut due to length:

"And, you know, maybe in a coupleof months they'll let us visit the leather birthday jacket."

Karuna Tanahashi

Tanahashi has made several Buffyverse songs (check the youtube channel), and I think this might be her latest one.

If I Were A Robot

Aaaaaaand art!

I wanna show you some of my digital fanart. I've really gotten better (specially since I started using amazing textures other people have made, lol).

Spander + Willow

Fuffy + Spara and other random stuff

*spoiler for issue 5 of the ongoing Spike series* Spike cover

Fuffy again

More Fuffy + Fillow(Faith+Willow, I don't know if there's a better shipping name)

Weekly feature: What to buy?

Ever wanted to read the pre-Season 8 Darkhorse comics, or have you only been able to read a few and want more? They're all collected in Buffy Omnibus 1-7 (except for Tales of the slayer, and Tales of the vampires).

I'm telling you all of this since there's a seller on ebay selling them all in one lot, and the price is very cheap. The bid might go up, but it's at only 17.50USD now.

Click

There's another seller selling a lot as well, but not as cheap. Click

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Motion comic poster contest.

Lookie

Only for US residents though. Design a poster for the motion comic, get 500 dollars the Blu-ray & DVD combo and a signed copy of their poster. Four runners-up will also receive the Blu-ray & DVD combo.

"The Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic Poster Art Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia who are at least the age of majority in the state in which they reside as of November 29th, 2010".

I'm fussy on the rules, in case people are allowed to use their own art, use textures other people have made (after asking for permission of course) or other comic images than the ones they provide (in a file at the top of the page).

Monday, November 29, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

There's a Buffy art piece on ebay that I keep looking at.

I can't decide if I like this piece or not, but it's definitly interesting. And cheap. Too bad the seller doesn't ship internationally.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script?

From Tough Love (BtVS, S5).

Willow defends her use of magick with help from 'The Wizard of Oz' in a line cut due to length:

"But it's good-witch power, not bad-witch power. You know, Glinda-in-a-bubble, not Margaret-Hamilton-on-a-bicycle power."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From End of days (BtVS, S7).

When examining the schyte, Willow's frustration wins out:

"It doesn't have any markings. Would it be so hard to include a little sticker? 'Hello. My name is Blank of the Blankthuselah, consult operating instructions before weilding.'"

Motivational posters

I love Whedonverse motivational posters so much. The Unspoken keeps uploading new ones to this thread and here someone collected several he/she found online (without crediting, which I dislike).

Weekly feature: What to buy?

The custom maker Jsebold87 has made some pretty cool Buffy/Angel jewellry, like this hair clip and earrings.

Browse her other cool fandom stuff on etsy. She regularly updates this forum with her new action figure customs.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

New essay book available for order. Sexual Rhetoric in the Works of Joss Whedon.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has become an enduring feature modern pop culture, spawning television spin-offs, rabid fans, and significant scholarly inquiry.

Though there have been numerous books devoted to the work of Joss Whedon, this collection of fifteen essays is the first to focus specifically on the sexual rhetoric found in his oeuvre, which includes Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dollhouse, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, as well as Buffy. Together these essays constitute a much-needed addition to the expanding body of Whedon gender scholarship.

Pre-order at tfaw.com this month and get 30% off.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

Two excerpts this week, since I didn't give you one last week.

From Dear boy (Ats, S2).

In the script, Lindsey compliments Darla on her ability to manipulate Angel with this exchange, some of which were cut from the final episode due to length.

LINDSEY: We're counting on that. You've given us more information on Angel than we had when he first got here. Nobody knows him like you do, especially the side we're interested in.
DARLA: Which is -?
LINDSEY: The particular set of hairs you have the buy by. Angel may be a vampire, but he's still a man.

Transcript for the episode here, in case you want to compare to the aired version.

From Darla (Ats, S2)

When Wesley finds Angel drawing multiple sketches of Darla, in the original script he spotted a nude drawing and this exchange ensued - cut - for length or good taste:

ANGEL: I've been... thinking. That's all.
WESLEY: Thinking?
ANGEL: Yes. It helps me sometimes to think with my hands.
WESLEY: And occasionally... just the one hand?

Transcript for the episode here, in case you want to compare to the aired version.

Source: Look at the links down to the right in the sidebar.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Clay me.

Desilu over at Sideshow Freaks have done a few cartoony Buffy/Angel customs. Angel Puppet version 1, version 2 and 'Fear Itself' Anya.

Here's the thread they were posted in. Check out his others customs here. Some are just too cute.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

The book Buffy in the Classroom: Essay's on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer is now available.

This book combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in whichBuffy the Vampire Slayer is taught, internationally, through both interdisciplinary and discipline-based approaches. Essays describe how Buffy can be used to explain--and encourage further discussion of--television's narrative complexity, archetypal characters, morality, feminism, identity, ethics, non-verbal communication, film production, media and culture, censorship, and Shakespeare, among other topics.

Seems like it's filled with lots of different topics, so it shouldn't be hard to find something I/you guys might like.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Could this be it?

Tales of the vampires and tales of the slayer will be released in a hardcover, possibly with a new Jo Chen cover. See here for more info. According to another fan the editor of Season 8, Scott Allie, implied in a Q&A that there might be a new cover, which means it won't be the cover shown on Darkhorse's site, which was for The Thrill.

A fellow fan found this darkhorse wallpaper, with art I've never seen before, and it's says "tales" on it. Could it be the cover? It sure looks like Jo Chen's art.

-EDIT

It's says 2006 at the bottom left. Frak. Might not be the cover at all. Still curious were it's from.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weekly feature. Excerpt from original script

From Judgement, this scene to be specific.

"In the original script, but cut from the episode, is this exchange when Wesley tells Angel and Cordelia about Caritas and Merl.
WESLEY: 'I think I can help us with that. I've been working the street-'
CORDELIA: 'You're a prostitute? It's always the quiet Bristish ones...'"

Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekly feature: What NOT to buy.

The re-packaging of Buffy season 1-7 looks ... well, it's not worth the money amazon is now taking for it.

The amazon page. The picture.

Mommy, I know what I don't want for Christmas.

Sure it's pretty, but is it going to fit nicely on the shelf with the rest of your DVD collection? Don't think so. Is it a nice piece of art to display? Yes. Is it worth 180 bucks? No. It's not even worth the 70 bucks amazon had it for sale recently. Why not just pay 30-ish bucks extra on a Chosen collection on ebay? Extra bonus disc, booklet, and letter from Joss comes with. Abd although I don't have the proportions on neither, my eyes tell me the Chosen collection won't stick out like a sore thumb on your DVD shelf. I guess one could display the re-packaging on a shelf in some manner, but still, not worth the money.

The re-package of the Angel series is currently only a 100 bucks on amazon. But I don't think it would be that hard to get The Collector's Set a lot cheaper anyway, on ebay or amazon-registrered seller. Of course, I'll only be getting the region 2 DVDs on Angel, because of this reason.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From The Shroud of Rahmon(Ats S2) No clue where it's suppose to be from, The Casefiles vol 1 weren't that specific.

"Also cut was this exchange in which, after the premiere. Cordelia ducks behing the counter to change out of her stained clothes, and Angel claims to have done some research on museum acquisitions:

ANGEL: 'Well, I did a little... I clicked the little... I turned on the computer.'
CORDELIA AND WESLEY: 'You did?'
ANGEL: 'I know how to turn it on.'
CORDELIA: 'No, no - that's good. That's really - I can't talk to you with no pants on.'
ANGEL: 'You have no pants on?'
CORDELIA: 'See, now that you know ... it's weird, huh?'


Not sure why they think he can't use the computer. Angel seemed quite apt at finding info online in the first episode of Ats, when he looks after info to save Tina. Maybe he just haven't showed them.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Are You Know, Or Have You Ever Been(Ats S2, second ep), a cut scene when Cordy and Wes do research about the Hyperion.

"In a scene that didn't air, Wesley and Cordelia, tracing the history of the hotel, have come across news clippings about a murderer who killed there in 1935.
CORDELIA: 'So what horrible thing do you suppose he did?'

WESLEY: 'Other than using the heads of his victims as decorative planters?'

CORDELIA: 'What? No, not psycho slasher 1935. Angel. I mean, he woulda had a soul back then, right? So he probably wasn't eating people. So what's with the big guilt? He forgot to tip the doorman?'
WESLEY: 'You must keep in mind that this was during a period in Angel's life when he wasn't Angel. At least not the Angel we know.'

CORDELIA: 'You mean before Buffy. Before all his trying to atone.'
WESLEY: 'Precisely.'
CORDELIA: 'So what kind of plants you gonna keep in a human head?'

WESLEY: 'Well, ferns, one assumes.'"

Weekly feature: What to buy?

The Chosen Collection is being sold for 64% off at amazon today. Question is, which collection is it? This listing used to be for the white/red Chosen collection, with Joss' letter, booklet and extra disc, but now it shows images of two different packages. This new red packaging doesn't have the extras, just season 1-7, no bonus disc, letter or booklet. Most of the reviews are about the old box and it's features, but the details now implie that it's not the old box (it sayd 39 discs, which means no bonus disc, I think).

So if you don't care which collection you get, go ahead and order. It's still a good deal. Bad of amazon to sell two different collections under the same listing. I hope no one gets tricked.

Click.

Shrimp Pops

I was just linked to these little drawings, called Shrimp Pops. Some of Buffy characters and some Angel ones too. Go to the main gallery to see non-Buffy characters as well, from Dollhouse, Firefly, etc etc.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Video time again.

It must have been months since I watched Buffy music videos, but now I'm doing it again. Here's a few good ones I've found this week:

Spike - Pretty when you cry

Buffy/Angel(us) - Kiss my eyes

Dean(from Supernatural)/Faith - Let it Rock

Buffy Cast - This is war

Buffy fights - This is war

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Amaaaaaazing prop replicas.

This site is making BtVS/Ats prop replicas, and they're amazing. Just check of this Shanshu scroll and case. The maker is looking to make several more to sell, but needs more interested buyers before being able to buy the material. Email the site if you're interested (if I remember correctly he told me they'd be about 250USD per piece), or look at other props, some of which are screen used, and some are replicas.

-EDIT

I just noticed that I had already posted one of their props here, but I think I can be forgiven. Wouldn't want you to miss looking at the site.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From, RM W/A VU, supposedly cut from this scene.

"...Angel and Kate look over Pearson death case file:

KATE: 'Yikes. Handwritten notes by the original detective. Look at that. I thought everyone had beautiful penmanship back pen.'

ANGEL: 'Not really.' (catches himself) 'I suppose'."

Weekly feature: What to buy?

There's lots of cheap Buffy statues on ebay now, check it. Here's two rare tikis for only 20 bucks.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Oh. My. God.

Every once in a while, during my ebay shopping trips for Buffy collectibles, I find the occasional item that's overpriced. A Georges Jeanty Buffy sketchbook for 40 bucks(including shipping) when I can get one for 28 bucks (including shipping) from Jeanty's own site, a Eaglemoss Buffy figurine worth 20 bucks on buy it now for 99, but this might be the most overpriced collectible I've ever seen:

LINK

Usually, random comic lots like that go for a few dollars, but this

"This unique listing is for once in a life time offer!!!"

is just... a tad bit more. It would be A LOT cheaper to just buy the tradepaperbacks and omnibuses that collects those issues.

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Five by Five. Supposedly this scene.

Cut from the final episode, for length. Angel initially resists Wesley's idea to help Faith:
ANGEL: 'I seem to remember trying with Faith once... I had her in a safe place, on the verge of facing herself and what she'd done. Then her Watcher knocked me unconcious with a tire iron, took her away, and let her escape. Which gave her the opportunity to put a poison arrow in my back. (stares at Wesley for a moment)
'Then I nearly killed Buffy. Not that one should learn from mistakes.'"

What a bitch. Unless Angel actually changed his mind before the last sentence, meaning that this time Wesley would do it right. I get the anger, but still, bitchy.

Either way, the aired version was more to the point:
"WESLEY: That's not good enough! She's not a demon, Angel! She's a sick, sick girl. If there's even a chance she can be reasoned with--

ANGEL: There was. Last year, I had a shot at saving her. I was pulling her back from the brink when some British guy kidnapped her and made damn sure she'd never trust another living soul."

And a extra original script fact from the same episode:Link
"In the original script, the gangbanger Angel saves is named Martinez. For broadcast, his name was changed to Marquez."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The House Rules

Christian Kane (Lindsey) has finally made a video to his great song "The House Rules".

I like that he made a video to this song, but it's not what I imagined it would be like. I would have a liked more of a country bar set, with cowgirls and cowboys, maybe some bikers getting assgrabbed by girls, and Kane in a cowboyhat, sitting on a chair and singing.

Still cool tough, check it out.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

Sideshow is selling a Spike Electric Tiki(non-exclusive version). It's a signed factory counter sample. US only tough, which sucks.

Here's the link.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Spoilerphob, anyone?

Anyone else other than me who find it very hard to stay away from spoilers, either because you're too curious or the spoilers are right there in your face, hard to avoid (like the Buffy+Satsu and the Twilight reveals)?

Anyway, SFX has a test to determine How Spoilerphobic Are You?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New coloring

Ryan has done another coloring effort (two actually). He re-did his Orpheus art and did the Jeanty cover for issue 6 of Season 8.

Lookie

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From The Shroud of Rahmon (Ats S2).

"A reference to Wolfram & Hart's plot to use Darla against Angel was excised from the final aired version: 'Wolfram & Hart's plan, to scramle Angel's brain with eggs à la Darla till he can't even see straight, much less fight the Big Bad.'
-Cordelia"

Weekly feature: What to buy?

The SFX's Worlds of Whedon special will be out the 30th September.

For £7.99 you get two 100 page magazines devoted to Joss Whedon and his creations.

Click to read more. Or here to read a preview. about Ripper.

I'll definitly be buying it. Own a SFX Buffy special (from 2000 I think, it's a red package with SMG and Boreanaz on the front).

-EDIT 30/10 2010

You can buy it here now. They ship worldwide, and the shipping relatively cheap.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My own minis.

I'm almost too ashamed to show these, but since I'm so proud I finially finished a custom, I feel like I should.

The Master & Buffy

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

Like trading cards? Then the Buffy&Angel sketch cards selling on ebay from time to time might be for you.

Like this Angel card.

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script


From Judgement, this scene to be specific.

"When Angel breaks one of Cordelia's glass animals, she complain about the agency using her place for headquarters. Her line changed between original script and final airing.
The original version was:

'My landlady keeps saying, 'you better not be running a business up there, I hear a lot of noise' and I keep telling her, 'no businss, just wild orgies'.'

But the line was changed too:
'Why can't we work out of Wes's?'"

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saving Angel: After the fall



This is a premium format custom made by willowswarlok. The word you're looking for is Wow!


It's not scene specific, he made it from the buyers specifications, but I really don't care. It's 20-ish inches of awesomeness (I assume it's about 20" since it's made from this or this statue).


Look here for more info and photos.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Can you name all the episodes?

I did the Buffy one, and it was very hard for me. Episodes I've seen the day before was gone from my memory. I was stuck at 106 and trying to spell Doppelgangland when the time was out.

Buffy test

Angel test

There other Whedon tests on that site as well.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A comic adaptation we'll probably never see.

Ryan has colored a previously uncolored "cover" for a adapted comic of the Ats season 4 episode Orpheus that might never be realized, due to the Angel license returning to Darkhorse.

Look at the uncolored version on Elena Casagrande's(the penciler's) blog, and at the colored version.

Ryan has also done some (fan)coloring of the interior work for the Illyria mini-series Haunted, issue 1, page 2.

-EDIT

Ryan re-did the Orpheus art. Lookie

Monday, September 13, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

Comics Alliance has posted a list of pop culture vampire merchandise that sucks, among them a stake prop replica from Buffy.

The article

It is weird that I want so many things on that list? I will one day have the courage to display that sparkly dildo on a shelf (so not for using, because displaying used dildos=yuuuuuuuck).

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Triangle (BtVS, S5).

"'Um ... Giles? Could you maybe make an angry face? 'Cause the smile is kind of scaring me.'
In an early draft of the script, Willow cowers as Giles returns from England early and surveys the damage to The Magix Box.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Funny catch.

I found this a bit funny when watching Witch (BtVS, S1).

"WILLOW: You're not invisible to Buffy.

XANDER: It's worse! I'm just like a part of the scenery, like an old shoe. Or a rug that you walk on every day but don't even really see it.

WILLOW: Like a pen that's all chewed up, and you know you should throw it away, but you don't, not 'cause you like it so much, more 'cause you're just used to...

XANDER: Will, yeah, that is the point, you don't have to drive it through my head like a railroad spike. I'm gonna take your advice and not beat around the bush."

Remind you of Spike got his name according to Giles' book in School Hard (BtVS, S2)?

"GILES: Our new friend Spike. He's known as 'William the Bloody'. Earned his nickname by torturing his victims with railroad spikes. Very pleasant."

Probably means nothing, no foreshadowing or anything, but it made me giggle.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More unreleased covers *spoilers*

I found - on the same site as for the cover below - two uncolored unreleased covers for issue 2 & 3 of the Illyria mini series Haunted (I think the cover for issue 2 have been seen on Buffyfest's blog).

Issue 2
Pencils
Graphite & white pencil over printout

Issue 3
Pencils
Graphite & white pencil over printout

Unreleased cover *spoilers*

I don't think the finished cover for issue 41 of the on-going Angel series has been showed yet, but I found the original art by Jenny Frison on Cadence Comic Art, a site that sells original art from different comics books artists (I would link, but some people I gave the link to said their security programmes warned about viruses).

So here it is:

Pencils

Graphite & white pencil over outprint

Wesley love Angel



That's what these two posters spell out anyway.

I have no idea if they're from the same magazine or not (I think so since the seller is selling another couple of posters with Angel&Buffy and Angel&Cordy that look like they're a pair since Buffy's shoulder is a part of the Angel&Cordy poster) I just now that I have to buy them (they're on a Swedish auction site) and display them next to each other.

I wonder if the artist realized that's what they said, or if it's accidental. I like to think he/she is a slash-shipper. :D

-EDIT

Here's the posters (when the auctions finishes they will eventually disapear).

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Sleeper, when Buffy thinks Spike might be killing again and asks the gang to help her investigate.

"In the original teleplay it takes Anya a little longer to come up with an excuse for being in Spike's room:
'I... am here, obviously, because of the reason which I am about to tell you, with the following words, and that reason is... uh, clearly and obviously too, um... sex.'"

Aired version here.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

Halloween is my second favorite holiday (Christmas is hard to beat), and if I had money, I would go full out and buy yellow contacts, fangs and buy a vamp mask, to look like a real Buffyverse-vamp with the help of this, or this. (I've seen a couple of better pieces by reel magic on ebay, but I'm not sure they're up now).

Sadly, I think I might just be able to afford the contacts. Too much money to spend for one night, considering that I don't have a job, just student loan.

Maybe I should just do what Oz did in the episode Fear Itself, and go as God.

PS. If you're more of a wannabe fangbanger than fang-wanna be, check this out.

Friday, September 3, 2010

My news minis arrived.

My mini customs made by vampspike has arrived!

CLICK

12£ per mini (24£ for both Spike & Buffy) is a bit much for such a small collectible (about 1,5"), but they're so cute!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What did Buffy say? NSFW

Remember the space sex in the last Season 8 arc? Hard to forget if you've read it. Hell, even non season 8 readers know about it.

Anyway, the empty talk bubble in space made the people Comics Alliance think; What was Buffy saying? They came up with a some fun alternatives.

The article

Have you read it now? Can come up with something better? Please post it below.

I think it would be awesome if she yelled out "Xaaaaandeeeer!" Would make sense too. Or "Spiiiiikeeee!"

There was a few fun ideas in the comments section to that article. Here's one:
"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me!"(from Firefly's theme song).

Whedonesque members had some fun ideas too, among them:
"Angel! Are you asleep?" and
"Oh Angel, you've got such big... hair"
Read more here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Older And Far Away, when Dawn's wish causes everyone to be trapped in Buffy's house.

This scene with Anya & Buffy was a bit different in the original script:

ANYA: That's your friend from work?
BUFFY. Well... yeah. (beat) All the good ones got picked off by that lady with the wig. Lay off.'
ANYA: Hmm. Our friend is better.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?


It's finally here! Georges Jeanty's 4th Buffy sketch book! Okay, maybe you're not as excited as I am, but I love them.

For 20 USD + shipping you get a autographed sketch book with a original head sketch on the cover (your choice) with 32 pages and B&W interior (probably one too many spelling errors, the previous books had them).

Here you can order the book, and here's a example of the kind of head sketch Jeanty draws.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Champion vs Hero

The terms "Hero" and "Champion" are used a lot on Buffy and Angel, and I've been a part of several "Are Angel a hero or not" arguments which can get confusing, so I think this definition of the terms written by Emmie (from slayalive.com) is handy:

"All heroes are champions, but not all champions are heroes.

A champion is a warrior who fights for the cause of others, be the cause good or ill. A hero is a warrior for good.

The terminology is a deliberate choice. As Giles puts it "Buffy is a hero, you see?" while Angel is a champion. Angel is the vampire with a soul who could go either way in the apocalypse. No one knows what side he'll land on, they only know he's pivotal. That's why he's not labeled simply a hero."

Source

It's still up for debate what is a good cause and what is not. I bet Angel would generally define himself a hero as well as a champion, and as much as I loathe some of his less un-heroic choices he didn't seem to feel bad enough about (I mainly thinking of him killing the demon slave in Not Fade Away), I would have to agree with him. Just as I would agree that any demon was a champion if he was working for someone else as a warrior.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Seeing Red, the yuckiest bluarg-episode ever.

These lines were cut from the beginning of this scene, when Buffy finds Xander in his messy apartment.

"XANDER: (re:beer) Think there's still a cold one in the fridge. Haven't gotten around to busting the major appliances yet.
BUFFY: Thanks. Still a little early for me.
XANDER: The tyranny of the clock must be overthrown.
BUFFY: So how many coup d'etats is that?
XANDER: General Cirrhosis has seized control of the Liver parliment.
He smiles weakly, sips his beer. His pain is obvious, despite his jocularity."

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Move

More news on The Move. A interview with IDW on how the move is going to work, and their feelings about it. They're nice, funny and diplomatic. I can't imagine they're that happy on the inside tough.

Keep watching the buffyfest blog that I just linked to, they're likely to follow the story and update with articles and interviews (just beware of spoilers, they're not always that careful with marking them).

Buffy movie cover influenced by Twilight?



Bob Canada seems to think the new cover(no idea how new) for the Buffy movie is influenced by Twilight. In a bad way.


Not that I agree completely with the blogger, but he has a point. Maybe the old cover was more fitting. But I also think the new cover goes hand in hand with the new dark/cool/intense trend for supernatural movie covers, which I don't really blame Twilight for. I for one aren't that into old-looking movies. Looking at it like that, it's good promotion.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The move: Bad idea? [spoilers?]

I had a change of heart regarding Angel's move to Darkhorse after reading this interview: Buffyfest (it could be spoilery)

Now I'm more scared than excited.

I'm so cranky now, after thinking this through. But not because of Angel, because of Spike. I was looking forward to years and years of the Spike ongoing, and now it's turned into a mini series, and that might be it.

"The main thing is that IDW has to wrap up their stories"

That line bothers me. They have to wrap up their stories. Considering what people have been telling me about the main series (still haven't gotten the chance to read past issue 27), saying they have to wrap up their stories would be like having to wrap up BtVS season 6 before it's time, even tough it might, like season 6, has to be told completely to be appreciated. Maybe if IDW had been given a chance, they could have made the ongoing great, and this is just a rough patch.

I really hate that it seems like Darkhorse "stole" the story from IDW. I was much happier believing IDW choose it.

"Yes, but believe me, it sucks to have too many characters in a single book"

They should have thought about that before buying the license. I'm really starting to think that I jumped to conclusions when I thought "Hey, this must mean they're going to release lots of stories, and have many people working on this".

I wonder if the "I saw some posts on Slayalive, and I know everyone wants an absolutely mathematical answer" line could have something to do with my "I want to know what exactly is canon and what is not" rant on there, lol. Glad to know I don't have to put all of my thoughts in a fanmail for a chance of Allie reading them.

And oh, I would really have liked to listen in to the "refreshing" phone call between Ryall and Allie. Drama, drama, drama.

-EDIT

I forgot to mention, that I heard there were some talk about how the license for Angel ends in 2011 (thus my line about the comics being stolen), and that's how Darkhorse got the license. Sneaky, sneaky, but so far, only rumours.

-EDIT AGAIN

"The main thing is that IDW has to wrap up their stories" I might have jumped to conclusions about that line. Might just mean that he's aware of the problem, not that he'll think that's what's going to happen. I'm still worried tough.

The joining of the verses.

According to statements from both IDW and Darkhorse, the Angel books will return to Darkhorse, while seemingly making many IDW comics canon, by coordinating the Angel series and Season 8's storylines.

Read Darkhorse's statement, and IDW's statement.

I am so happy. It seems like this will canonize a huge part of the IDW books, and once again join the two verses.

I hope we will find out exactly which comics are canon and which are not. This might seem silly to some people, but I really care about which stories are real, and can be "added" to the history of the character. Because I really want to know these characters, what they've been through, what they feel, and why.

I'm so happy that it seems like the verse have grown in just one day, making what some people can "glorified fanfiction" into the real deal. I hope I'm not getting too excited too fast, since canon hasn't even been mentioned, just that the storlines will be coordinated, but it sounds like it will canonize them, doesn't it?

I can't wait for Season 9. Season 8 hasn't turned out the way I hoped it would (The Twilight arc makes me sick) but now I'm really excited for whatever will happen in the next run. And I don't even like Angel as a character!

I wonder if Willow will meet Illyria and find out about Fred, and maybe about Giles not wanting to help Angel in Shells. Oh, the potential drama. And it will be nice to see if Xander have learned to behave around Angel now, and not to give Buffy shit over having dated him. It's not like Xander hasn't dated a redeemed demon himself.

Weekly feature: What to buy?



The perfect party treat for wanna-be vampires!

Vampire cupcakes. [Scroll down for recipe] When you bite, they bleed.

Of course, if you're lazy like me, you'll just do the last part of the recipe: puncture and dribble (with any kind of red stuff on a store bought cupcake).

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Queen of the Slayers & Season 8 [Spoilers]

angelsclone over at slayalive.com brings up a few interesting comparisons between Season 8 and the non-canon Buffy novel Queen of the Slayers.

If you haven't seen the spoilery Jo Chen cover for issue 38 (if you want to see it, go here) and don't wish to be spoiled, don't continue reading:

"Has anybody read the novel "Queen of the Slayers" by Nancy Holder? There are a few tidbids within the novel that seem to have popped up in Season Eight that i thought i'd share and hear your thoughts..

1. The title itself has been used in "No Future For You", whom rogue slayer Genevieve used to describe Buffy.

2. Robin Wood takes a group of Slayers to the Hellmouth in Cleveland, this is Robin's current location in Season Eight.

3. They go to Tibet, and re-meet Oz. Tibet? Oz? sounds like "Retreat"?

4. Willow goes into a coma, but is somehow woken up by a kiss from her lover, Kennedy. Sounds a little like Satsu waking up Buffy from a coma with a kiss ay?

[[!SPOILERS!]]
5. Dawn goes into a coma, as she was The Key, and has a link to the Earth, which is crumbling because of the ensuing evil. Now after the cover reveal of #38 this got me thinking, could Dawn be in a coma in the cover as a result of whats happening in "Twilight/Last Gleaming"?

5. Buffy is then joined by both Angel and Spike's souls, and together they create an angelic daughter with all of their features. Now i know everyone hates the idea of Buffy being pregnant but this could be "The Seed"."


Source

Very interesting comparisons, don't you think? Could simply just be coincidences. Kennedy has after all already used a kiss Willow to cure Willow in Season 7 (The Killer In Me), and Oz being in Tibet is nothing new (read this scene), so both the book and series using that isn't weird. Together with the rest it gets spooky tough.

I think the theory on why Dawn is sick/dead/hurt on the cover could be correct. Her dying because of Buffy would cause some mayor grief on Buffy's part, and maybe that could make for interesting stories for Season 9 (but we did see Buffy deal with this sort of guilt before, when she sent Angel to Hell, so maybe it wouldn't be that interesting).

Fake preview art guy

Remember the fake issue 35 (of Season 8) preview I mentioned a while back, and that caused lots of talk around the Buffy online community? Click here to see it again (unless you haven't read issue 33).

It's very well made, but the common conlusion seemed to have been that it was a fake, since it looks traced, and nothing like what George Jeanty usually draws. It was later confirmed that whoever that said that was a real preview had been lying.

Turns out the guy who's art I showed here is the one who made it, and in his art thread at slayalive he has posted more art, some very very beautiful (if you're Spuffy fan, you have to see this George Jeanty styled piece).

Not sure if he meant to trick everyone with the fake preview (btw, here's another quite poignant one), he hasn't replied to my question about that yet, but you can't deny that the guy should have been hired by a comic book company yesterday, because he's so damn good.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?


This month the parody movie Vampires Suck is in theaters. I'll definitly watch it, but I might wait for the DVD.

The directors/writers, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, have also done Scary Movie 1-4, Disaster Movie, Date Movie (starring Alyson Hannigan), Meet the Spartans and Epic Movie. I love the Scary Movies (the 5th one is in production according to imdb.com) and also like some of the others, so this will be a treat. It seems to mainly be mocking Twilight, but Buffy's on the poster as well, so she'll be in it. I love Buffy and like Twilight, but I cried from laughter when watching the trailer.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Entropy, when Anya tries to take vengeance on Xander, and Buffy and Dawn non-shops.

"Buffy tries to lighten up the situation with her shoplifting sister in a line cut due to length:
'And, you know, maybe in a couple of months they'll let us visit the leather birthday jacket.'"

Monday, August 9, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?





The Season 8 motion comic is available on itunes and amazon now. Íf I remember correctly, one "issue" per week will be released. 19 issue are planned, adaptations of the 19 first issues of Season 8.

The DVD will be out January 4, 2011. Question is; Should I buy it? I'm facing a few reasons to buy, and quite a few not to buy.

Why should I buy it?


*It's Buffy. I feel like I should love it.

*It's sort of a collectible (I consider all merchandise a collectible).
*It supports the franchise.
*It might be entertaining.

Why should I not buy it?

*I've seen two clips(One from the The Long Way Home part 1 and one from Wolves at the Gate) and one trailer. The WatG clip as been taken of the internet, supposedly because a lot of people at whedonesque.com hated it. Because it's not good. The voice actors are crappy. I can do better, at least the Willow voice. I wonder if the actors and creators have seen Buffy and studied the characters at all. In that Wolves at the Gate clips, Buffy sounds like Cordelia. Which will be messed up if they air issue 20, which has both Cordelia and Buffy in it.
*People who have watched the first issue says they cut out lines.
*Joss Whedon or anyone who created the comic is not involved at all, might not even have been asked to be. This is a interpretation of the story Joss wanted to tell. How the lines are said, how he imagined the characters moving, it might all be off.
*It's not canon. It's a interpretation and summarization of canon, for the two reasons mention above.
*The comic book writers and artists are (supposedly) not getting payed for their work being used for the motion comic.

And the biggest con of all: The comic series is not done yet. How can the creaters of this motion comic know if they're cutting out something important to the story, or interpret it the wrong way? What if they cut out the panel or line that solves the entire Twilight-mystery? Will they have to create their own ending?

So what do you think? That's a whole lot of cons. Over at whedonesque.com, many don't want to pay if the writers and artists aren't getting payed, but I care more about that this is basically fanfic pretending to be canon, by people who aren't fans. I don't like paying for fanfic. It's one thing buying the fiction books or the non-canon comics, but they're usually a lot better than this.
Of course, I won't know how crappy the motion comic is until I buy it. Which means that I'll have to. Just like I'll have to watch the original Buffy movie one day, even tough Joss has been said to really dislike how it turned out.


Two of my sources: LINK and LINK

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Preview for issue 36

Here's a preview page for issue 36 of Season 8, out the 1st of September. It was published in July 2010 Previews mag/catalog and a scan of the pagewas posted by Wenxian at slayalive.com. It's not specially spoilerific, and won't ruin the read for you.

Look

Willowswarlok premium format bust

Link

Willowswarlok used a Buffy premium format sideshow cast to make this Chosen-Buffy bust. I've never seen anyone else use that sculpt to make a bust (red pants version or black dress version, I think it's the same sculpt).


Look here to know how it was made and for more pictures.

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Never Leave Me, when both Spike and Andrew are "under arrest" in the Summers house.

Remember when Anya & Xander interrogated Andrew, doing the good cop bad cop appproach?

"Xander continues to play good cop in this line cut due to length:
XANDER: 'I know. You were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I get that. But they don't. They need your answers. It does seem suspicious, you know, buying the blood.'
ANDREW: 'That blood wasn't for me. I was just buying meat.'"

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The most beautiful fanart

Fenderlove (who won the darkhorse/slayalive art contest) has done another artpiece. It might be the most beautiful fanart I have ever seen.

The art

PS. The characters mentioned in the post are from the comics Spike Asylum, Spike Shadow Puppets and Angel After the fall.

James Marsters Media

At James Marster's site it's possible to see clips of him from movies, TV-shows, conventions, etc etc. Like the movie Winding Roads for example, which seems to be there in full. Not sure if it's legal or not tough, since it seems to be fans that upload.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Art-find.

Instead of babbling how amazing this Buffy art is, I'll just direct you to it.

CLICK

Scythe tattoo

Click here to check out this awesome Buffy tattoo.

At the moment I'm thinking about having one myself. Maybe of the schyte. Hard to choose. I want it to be unique, and and something I made myself, but I have so little art skill, it would look bad.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Beneath You version 2.

Apparently the original ending to Beneath You was significantly different from the aired version.
Click to read.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?


Go out, buy some cookie dough and glasyr and stuff and start baking!

scarygothgirl made these yummy cookies off Kendra, Buffy, Faith, Willow, Giles and Xander (I think I matched the right character to the right cookie)

Btw, how hard is it not to giggle at cookie dough? Buffy's done baking, for sure :D

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Help (when the Scoobie gang tries to save a girl from her forseen death).

"Anya mistakenly councles a scorned woman instead of helping her seek vengeance in a scene cut due to length:
ANYA: 'What a creepazoid. It's like he didn't just forget your birthday, but the day on which, in keeping with moderna American tradition, one's life is celebrated. One's very self. He didn't celebrate your self.'
(But later...)
ANYA:'But anyway, this boyfriend of yours - it sounds like maybe he was trying to do what you wanted.'
(And later still...)
LULU: 'Thanks, you've been a big help.'
She exits. Anya smiles. until she realizes she didn't wreak any venegance. She looks up, but Lulu is gone.
ANYA: 'Wait..."'

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hint of gayness in Season 2?

I'm watching Reptile Boy right now, and I noticed what might be the first hint of Willow's gay/biness:

WILLOW: You're going to the fraternity party? What made you change your mind?
BUFFY: Angel.
WILLOW[a little jealous]: He's going with you? [To Xander] She's got a date with Angel, isn't that exciting?
XANDER: I'm elated.
BUFFY: I-I'm not going with Angel. I'm going with ... yea gods... Cordelia!
BUFFY:
WILLOW: Cordelia? Did I sound a little jealous just then, because I'm not really-... Cordelia?

The direction "a little jealous" was from the original script, so Willow was definitly suppose to sound jealous, it's not just what the character suspected.

I wonder if there's more hints to Willow liking girls before she meet Tara, other than vampire Willow's behaviour.

A little comic book rant

I just read the 4 first issues in the original Buffy series(the one with over 60 issues). I've found lots of time inconsistencies. It seems to be season 3 post Band candy, yet pre-Suprise, still post Surprise, for several reasons, to just mentioned a few times markers that make no sense when combined (for example, Oz is there, knowing about monsters, which sets the comic post-Innocence, yet both souled Angel and Spike & Dru are around, which makes it pre-What's my line?)

How could this comic be published? The writer(s) and the editor(s) couldn't have watched the show that closely. Here I thought Joss read and approved every comic. Was that wrong, or did he just read summarizations?

It will be interesting to see how Darkhorse have placed them in the Buffy omnibuses, which are suppose to be chronological. I was thinking about making a list of continuity errors for the series, time wise and plot wise, but it's 60-ish issues, and I can't be bothered. I do love to whine, but that's taking it too far.

EDIT- 5th August 2010

Seems like I put my foot in my mouth. But just a little. I've read up until issue 11 now, and I overreacted about the Dru/Spike thing, since Buffy could have been worried about them returning in Season 3 as well. Also, another character mentioned that they left town. So this series seems to follow the Season 3 story, definitly set after Beauty and the Beasts, since Angel is back. But I found a big inconsistency.

Buffy & Angel are dating, comfortably it seems. So is Cordelia & Xander. How does that work? Angel & Buffy didn't get couply until way after Lover's Walk(they were "just friends" as they told Spike), but that's when Xander & Cordelia broke up, due to the cheating.

I could probably go back, read the issues again to try to make sense of it, and re-evaluate the other inconsistencies I found with this non-Spike&Dru error in mind, but I'm too lazy.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fiddly bits theater

sockmonkeyhere posted this amusing sideshow doll story over at livejournal:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DVDs missing scenes!

Not sure if I should get the Chosen DVD collection now, since it's region 1...

LINK

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Comic art contest winner revealed

Earlier this summer slayalive.com had a Season 8 comic contest announced, with Georges Jeanty (main artists for season 8) as soul judge. Winners have now been revealed, in the first entry here (scroll down). Too see which number each entry has(so you know who Georges is refering to), and to see which entries were slayalive'e own favorites, go here (I'm number 14).

This is the winning entry: CLICK

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Faith maquette

Click

Those are supposedly the first pictures of the next statue in the new sideshow line (first one was Throne of the Slayer, ex and regular).

Word online is that this was suppose to have been revealed at San Diego Comic Con, but was delayed for some reason (likness issues maybe?), so this might not be the final version of the statue.

It is however clear that they "borrowed" the pose from this Jo Chen cover (Season 8, issue 6):


Weekly feature: What to buy?

The sodas I mentioned here are now available for sale. Unfortunally just for the US and parts of Canada. But some will probably turn up on ebay (probably overprized).

LINK

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Dirty Girls, the season 7 episode when Caleb and Faith arrive in Sunnydale (pressumingly, since that's the first time I remember seeing Caleb).

"Faith offers a possible reason why the blind Bringers are so good in battle:
'They say your other senses get better. Maybe all blind people are smokin' in a knife fight... Not sayin' it's likely.'"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rare promos

Go to this site to read about and download rare Buffy & Angel promos.

Click

Looks neat. I think I'll be googling for those that aren't on the site.

- EDIT

Here's a Barq promo.

Firefly bill

If you're looking to buy the Firefly book Still Flying, do so at SDCC and get this:

Click

Top 3 AKAs: part 3

This is the third installment in my top 3 AKAs series.

First part
Second part












3. Enormous hall monitor, by Spike in Out Of My Mind.
2. Captain Cardboard, by Spike in No Place Like Home.
1. A big jungle cat, by Xander in Fool For Love.











3. Legal eagle, by Lorne in Life of the Party.
2. Charlie boy, by Spike in Destiny.
1. Mr. I Don't Take Orders - now where do I stick my axe?, by Cordelia in Redefintion.












3. Cleavagy slut-bomb, by Willow in This Year's Girl.
2. The do that girl, by Willow in Enemies.
1. Slut-O-Rama, by Cordelia in Faith, Hope & Trick.











3. Demon clown, by Illyria in Timebomb.
2. Lorney-tunes, Harmony in Life of the Party.
1. *Uncle* filthy demon, by Lorne in Benediction.

Jones soda

Tomorrow at San Diego Comic Con you can drink Season 8 sodas!

Click

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Banners, banners, banners.

Just to brag, I want you all to check out buffycollector.com's new banners, which I made.

Click-y

Or simply check out all the merchandise they have listed. They don't sell, they're just showing the range of Buffy merchandise that's out there.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

Two new t-shirts are availabe on hottopic.

Spike

Angel

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Chosen.

"Dawn tells the Potentials a bedtime story:
DAWN: 'And the Master grabbed Buffy from behind and bit her. She tried to move, but he was too strong. He fed on her blood and tossed her in the water, cackling insanely as the bubbles rose around her and she slowly drowned to death.'
VI: 'Do you have any other stories?'
DAWN: She gets up again. It's very romantic. Guys, you gotta stop worrying. It's Buffy. She always saves the day.'"

Friday, July 16, 2010

The motion comic

On July 19th, the Season 8 motion comic will be available on iTunes.

Read more here and here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

If I had money to spend, I'd probably spend it on the same kind of knife Faith used in season 3.
Which is currently available for a reasonable price on ebay.


Checkie.

PS. I'm pretty sure that's the right knife, but google to be sure in case you plan on bidding.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From Potential (Spike & Buffy train the potentials, while Dawn and the others think's she's a potential herself).

"When, Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Molly, Rona, Vi, Kennedy, and Andrew are in the kitchen, the following line, delivered by Kennedy, was cut (probably because there wasn't enough room):
'Hey guys, we fit three more people in here and we can call the Guinness Book people.'"

Friday, July 9, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

The Throne of the Slayer, both regular and exclusive, are up for order again (and it seems like some are available for flex-pay). Seems like some people cancelled their order when it was about to be shipped out.

Regular
Exclusive

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sculptastic!

Two gorgeous face sculptures of Spike & Angel I've found.

Spike

Angel

The artist takes commissions. I want that money-tree God, hurry up!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Weekly feature: Exerpt from original script

From Same time, Same Place, when Willow returns home from England.

"When Dawn tries to point out that Willow could be the one to blame for her own problems, her tirade goes a little longer than she had intended in the script:
'Instead everyone just keeps secrets, and suffers alone, and then we're suppose to be all sympathetic when they start ripping the skins off people or dragging their sisters to the basement! I may have some stuff to work through."'

This line was originally intended to be right after Dawn's line "Oh, don't give me shock-face. I mean, what I want to know is, will anyone around here ever ask for help when they need it?" Check here.

Weekly feature: What to buy?

Sideshow just put up the two Spike Electric Tikis (named Ultimate Spike) for pre-order. They both have two exchangable heads(human & vampire face) and three exchangable hands (fist, railroad spike & axe).