Friday, December 31, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
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.
Oh, this is my favorite item. What
better way to say, I am the very most
You don't want to touch that.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
As you see, the part in bold was completely cut. Source.
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
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...
Well, there's the wacky notion of spells...
Well you missed last week,
we did a healing chant for
Chloe's ankle, she said the
swelling went right down.
What is she doing
on a mountain bike anyway?
She was trying to impress Justin.
I was actually talking more
about real spells. You know:
Oh yea, and then we can all
get on our broomsticks and
ride around on our broomsticks!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
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
"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.
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."
Aired version here.
Original version (source)
At Buffy's party:
So, you're retired?
Or, you're working somewhere
Well, not... between projects just
Riley tries to help.
Oh, I know how that is. My dad
was out of work a while back. He
sells farm equipment. It was rough.
He was great about it though --
didn't want to, you know, lie
around the house, watching TV--
Riley! Look at this. Giles
doesn't have any cake!
Oh, hey. I'll get you a piece.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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
Spander + Willow
Fuffy + Spara and other random stuff
*spoiler for issue 5 of the ongoing Spike series* Spike cover
More Fuffy + Fillow(Faith+Willow, I don't know if there's a better shipping name)
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.
There's another seller selling a lot as well, but not as cheap. Click
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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
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.'"
Sunday, November 14, 2010
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
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.
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
Sunday, November 7, 2010
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
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.
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
"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
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
"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
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.
Friday, October 15, 2010
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
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
Friday, October 8, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
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.
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:
"In the original script, the gangbanger Angel saves is named Martinez. For broadcast, his name was changed to Marquez."
Saturday, October 2, 2010
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
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Anyway, SFX has a test to determine How Spoilerphobic Are You?
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
"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.'
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
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
There other Whedon tests on that site as well.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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.
Ryan re-did the Orpheus art. Lookie
Monday, September 13, 2010
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
"'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
"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
Graphite & white pencil over printout
Graphite & white pencil over printout
So here it is:
Graphite & white pencil over outprint
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
Here's the posters (when the auctions finishes they will eventually disapear).
Sunday, September 5, 2010
"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
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
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
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.
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
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
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
"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."
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
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
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).
Friday, August 20, 2010
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
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?
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"."
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).
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
Sunday, August 15, 2010
"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
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.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
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.
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
PS. The characters mentioned in the post are from the comics Spike Asylum, Spike Shadow Puppets and Angel After the fall.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
"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.'
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.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
WILLOW: You're going to the fraternity party? What made you change your mind?
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!
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.
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
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This is the winning entry: CLICK
Sunday, July 25, 2010
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):
"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
1. Mr. I Don't Take Orders - now where do I stick my axe?, by Cordelia in Redefintion.
2. The do that girl, by Willow in Enemies.
1. Slut-O-Rama, by Cordelia in Faith, Hope & Trick.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
"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
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Which is currently available for a reasonable price on ebay.
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
"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
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
"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.