Saturday, December 8, 2012

Moving

So, as you've noticed, this blog is pretty dead. I'm still a Buffy fan, and definitly still a Whedon fan. But there's not much new going on in the Buffyverse, other than the comics, so I need to expand. Actually, I want to. You have now idea how I've embraced the Avengers. And I love Firefly. So I've made The Whedonverse Addict on tumblr.

I have a exam coming up, so I won't fix the layout and content until next week, but expect much more posting in the future.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Art and horses.

Cool whedonverse stuff to buy off ebay right now:

Original concept art from Angel and other whedonworks. They will be adding more when these auctions end.

Head's painted horse.

Another Dark Horse sale

99cent sale on DarkHorse Digital, including Buffy comics, The Guild, Fray, Husbands and more. CLICK

Saturday, December 1, 2012

So many props

I just got linked to propstore.com which has so many cool Buffy props. Here I thought ebay was the place to go for props. And it looks authentic too.

Illyria statue

I've given up hope of Sideshow or any other company releasing a Illyria statue, but this statue could be a very good substitute. Read and see more here.

New Dark Horse digital sale

Dark Horse is having a Angel & Demons sale, including some Buffyverse comics. Look here.

Monday, November 26, 2012

DarkHorse digital sale

50% off all comics(minimum purchase 15USD).

Today only. Use "dhdcyber" at checkout. https://digital.darkhorse.com/#

Sunday, November 4, 2012

'Can't Stop The Serenity's' auctions up.

Buffy/Firefly/Dollhouse and Avengers collectibles, and more. Click to look.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Amazon sale for Buffy, Firefly, etc etc

Gold Box Deal of the Day: Up to 65% Off "Firefly" and Other Joss Whedon Classics I think they had one of these last year as well. I wish I had more money to complete my collection, but some works, like Dr. Horrible and Dollhouse, I can wait for until I have more money.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

WonderCon cosplay

I almost never look at cosplay pictures, but this one really caught my eye, since it made me think "Holy shit, is that really Buffy!?!" for a split second.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Original Art by Ben Dewey

I forgot to post this, but a while ago I bought this beauty of etsy.com. Original Season 9 art by Ben Dewey.

More info here. I think it might be the first art we see from issue 15 of BtVS Season 9. I hope to frame it soon. I bought it before I could find any news about Dewey doing issue 15, so I was nervous that I had been ripped off. Then came the news, and I relaxed.

[Image belongs to PeriscopeStudio.]

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cute Gone Wrong

I love looking at fanart, and sometimes even buying it. But this drawing, while drawn well, looks... off.



It's Buffy and Spike as ponies. And is it just me or does it looks like Buffy's raping Spike? The position they're in, her determined/cruel expression and Spike's helpless expression, all which could be a unintentional mix, makes it look bad. If Buffy's been standing on him, I think it would work better.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Lorne & Book t-shirt

Only for today, on teeraiders.com

'Bite Me' t-shirt.

Just found this cool t-shirt in Georges Jeanty's online store.

Go here and scroll down.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

50% off digital Angel IDW comic over at comixology.com


50% off Angel & Spike IDW comics over at comixology.com


Doesn't seem to be all Angel comics, just the ones already available digitally.


I'm so happy I've only bought one collection from them before(and a little sad that I didn't wait a coupke of weeks so I could have it cheaper).

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Joss describes himself

This is probably a gem not discovered by many: Joss's profile on whedonesque.com


joss's profile


Member since: 15 August 2004
joss has posted 33 links and 153 comments to WHEDONesque. 


Nickname: joss
Name: Joss Whedon
Email:
URL:http://what's a URL?
Location: I'm inside your house. 


A svelte and mysterious Jewel Thief, Joss Whedon has appeared as Batman's nemesis in several embarrassing fantasies. He also goes by the names "El Hombre", "The Shadow-guy", and "Hoppy Hoppy Bunny". He likes long walks on the beach if they're brief and nowhere near water. He prefers blondes, brunettes, redheads, bald people or people with big hats so you're not even sure. Turn offs: insensitive men, people who smoke and then burst suddenly and horribly into flame. He is often very dizzy. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Spike and Loki: the similarities


[[ While I've read some Marvel comics, I'm basing my assessment of Loki on Thor and the Avengers, not on the comics. I hope I didn't get to affected in my assessment from what I know about the comic/lore-Loki. ]]



I've been a huge Spike/James Marsters fan for years. The interest fades and returns, and I have to admit, my interest in the actor might never be the same. But they both have a special place in my heart, and I remember fondly meeting James during a week in London with gigs, Q&A's and convention fun.

But now, after watching The Avengers(funny enough, Loki didn't strike me as anything special the first time I watched Thor), after seeing the massmurderer with a broken heart in Joss Whedon's(that man is so brilliant) The Avengers, I find both the character and actor fascinating. And somehow I found Loki and Spike similar, even though they seem so different on paper. Vampire and demi-God? The rebel and The King? One with chipped painted nails, one walking like he's, well, royal(which he is). And their looks, very different as well. But somehow, Loki reminds me of Spike.

And after reading that Joss said this during  SDCC Q&A "I'd like to play some parts. Yeah I'd like to be Spike, or as we now call him, Loki" I started to wonder what made me, and apparently Joss, compare Spike & Loki. And it came to me;

Bad guys with broken hearts who are trying to hurt people to get over "childhood" pains. Because let's face it, while souless Spike as we saw him in Buffy, from the first time he showed up, running over the Welcome to Sunnydale sign, seemed very sure of himself, that wasn't who he always had been.

But who Spike became, was largely a part of how he had been as a human, and how he had been treated just after he was turned. Sure, there's a demon in him now, obviously his personality changed since a new being/creature was added, a demon spirit or whatever it was Scott Allie, the Dark Horse(Buffy season 8 & 9) editor called the siring process. But from what I saw, based on the flashback episodes on Buffy and Angel, Spike wanted to get as far away from William the bloody aweful poet as he could. He had been humiliated in life, and until Season 7 of Buffy, for over a hundred years, thought that his mother had never loved him. The woman who he though during his human life loved him, despite that he was a sensitive man and was disliked and mocked by others, seemed to all of a sudden despise him. He didn't get that it was just the demon. Not for a long time.

It's understandable that he didn't get it at first; his demon allowed him to love, so maybe he didn't understand that not every human's love survives being turned. Maybe it depends on the human, maybe the demon, but the strength of the love a human had in life seemed irrelevant; sometimes it just died.

So we see William/Spike change very radically after he's turned. Much like Loki, he's thrown into a big nothingness and need to find himself. And he does. He finds a new family and new rolemodels, changes his name, his accent, dresses more relaxed, and acts, like he says, "like a bloody animal", instead of the gentleman he was in life. Spike also supposedly tortures and kills people who mocked his poetry, and gives himself to a life of evil, completely. Even the killing of slayers seem to be a way for Spike to prove to himself that he's strong, fearless. That's he's a new man. Sorry, monster.

If his mother's demon had been able to feel love, and she had come with him, maybe the Spike we know today wouldn't exist. He'd still be evil, obviously, but maybe less eager to show everyone that he's such a badass.

But what about Loki?

The younger brother of Thor, being smaller, not as strong physically, and being skilled with communication and magic, unlike his rash older brother who everyone seemed to adore and admire. A brother who doesn't seem to appreciate him quite as much as Loki appreciates him.

And like Spike, Loki finds out he's not quite was he thought he was. While Spike is told by his turned mother, that he is nothing, that everything he thought his mother valued meant nothing, Loki finds out that he is a frostgiant, one of Asgardians enemies. As he puts it, a monster parents tell their children about at night. He seem to think he's been treated differently by his father(who he obiously loves) because of this, and like he says, that Odin would never let a frostgiant sit on the throne of Asgard, no matter if Odin loved him.

Later in the movie, we hear him also confront Thor about his treatment as a lesser, and later in the Avengers, when we can hear more of how Loki tells Thor about being forced to be in his shadow. I really loved that scene in the Avengers, when the brothers have a heart to heart. I love that in a movie with so much action, there's also so much love. Tainted love, sure, but love all the same.

Back to the post:

Imagine being told your entire life by your brother that the magic you do is pathetic, even though it's useful, Imagine loving your brother, who's strong, respected, that for some reason, your father looks at differently. You simply feel unequal to your brother. Then you find out, that the enemy of your people, creatures looked down upon and feared, is actually your people. You're adopted. That would make anyone re-evaluate themself.

Of course, Loki seemed to be sadistic before all off this started. He had several guards killed as part of his plan to ruin his brother coronation, he scares a servant, and neither the comics or the original Norse lore speaks of him as a good person. Maybe he, the God of Mischief has earned the comments from his brother in the movie. But like I said, both the comics and the original lore tells of Loki's evil deeds, and in the Avengers, he looks way too happy when scaring and hurting people. So maybe he was born evil. But I think that partly, it was his childhood that made him who he is, and the revelation he was adopted that sent him over the edge and made him a true villain. That made him want to kill Thor, and later enslave Earth. Just like Spike, he wanted to leave his old life behind, and get power though violence. To make himself known, and feared. And boy did they. While walking around like they owned the place and still clearly having issues that makes them three dimensional villains with similar motives(broken hearts, being forced to re-define themselves).

So while I could talk about what makes the characters different(demi-God--vampire, denying love--claimng he's love's bitch and fine with it, etc etc), I think that's fairly obvious. I just wanted to discover why I thought they were similar, which I did, bit for bit while writing this post. I'm sure there's things I'm forgetting. (For example, I just thought of the similarities between William/Spike liking writing petry poetry, then getting mocked for it, and Loki being mocked for his magic).

On top of it all James Marsters and Tom Hiddleston have some similarities. While Tom Hiddleston is new to me, I haven't watched a lot of interviews with him, read almost none, but I can already see similarities. They both like Shapespeare, seem both very giving and kind to fans and interviewers(I've read fan reports who confirm this about Hiddleston, and I've meet James Marsters and hear even more about him from other fans). The fame doesn't seem to have made them full of themselves with. Also, it doesn't seem to be all to rare to hear them make some sort of sex joke during interviews. Yet they seem to have a shyness about them.

So, humble sexy men, confident yet not strutting, comfortable with their sexuality, who are into Shakespeare and play similar roles. I guess my crush on Loki/Tom is explained.

There seems to be differences as well; while they both seem to have humour, I've never heard James be as goofy as Tom. Just listen to this.

I hope you enjoyed the comparison. Longest blog post I've written in forever.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Buffy wristbands

If you're going to San Diego comic con, it might be worth stopping by Dark Horse's booth for these Buffy wristbands.

Might not be worth buying and paying shipping for, but if you're already going there, or know someone that will, grab them.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Scotty's drawings / What to buy

This wonderful fan artist makes realistic drawings of people in the Buffyverse, and Supernatural, Doctor Who, etc etc. Not sure if I've ever showed you guys this before.

He also happens to have a great sale for prints of these drawings. Read more here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

An Artistic Parody of Season 8 inspired by Mad Magazine

fun little Mad inspired parody of season 8 I found. I like the comics, but some things are parodyworthy. The parody: http://slayalive.com/showthread.php/2875-An-Artistic-Parody-of-Season-8-inspired-by-Mad-Magazine

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Youtubeing

I've been on a Loki/The Avengers high lately, watching so many Loki fanvids, but today I searched Buffy for new-ish Buffy vids, to see if I was missing something(after finding to many meh Buffy ones and seeing how fanvidders in other fandoms seemed to make more and better, I haven't watched lots of Buffy vids of late).

And here's a few of the great ones I found:

the cave
what would Buffy do (original song)
respectable
it's so quiet here

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Right Kind of Quirky

Check out my etsy shop Right Kind of Quirky and this forum thread for my latest creations.




Sunday, June 3, 2012

Awesome groom's cake

A friend of mine just got married, and this is the groom's cake for her wedding. She's a huge Buffy fan, as you can see.

Seems to be a sale on digital vampire comics on Dark Horse.

UPDATE: Sale's over.

______________

As a part of their DH Does Vampires Right Campain.

For Season 9: Buffy, Angel & Faith. The Strain, Baltimore and House of Night.

The Sale

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dark Horse sample, inc. the Spike one shot.

Dark Horse is making the entire  Spike one shot available(or has it been available for a while?) together with some other vampire story samples.


Issue features selections from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1, Angel & Faith #1, Baltimore: The Curse Bells #1, The Strain #1, and House of Night #1. Plus, the entirety of a short story entitled "Magical Mystery Tour Featuring the Beetles," a previously unreleased, digital-only retailer exclusive from Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9.

LINK

Thursday, May 24, 2012

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER CLASSIC MEGABUNDLE


CLICK

Get over 1,300 pages of the older Buffy comics digitally for 29.99USD. It's one shots and mini series pre-Tales of the slayers. It's not all of the older comics, but a fair amount.

PS. I think they re-named issue 20 called 'Double Cross'. It now seems to be named 'Graduation Day'. I just e-mailed them about that.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Joss thanks his loyal fans and links to a fun vid


Joss posts one of his rare posts on whedonesque, and it's both moving and funny, with a fake interview and links to a funny vid where he's a poo coach. Read here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New-ish book: Buffy and the Heroine's Journey

This came out in late February, but maybe you're like me and missed it.

Buffy and the Heroine's Journey: Vampire Slayer as Feminine Chosen One

"The worlds of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and other modern epics feature the Chosen One--an adolescent boy who defeats the Dark Lord and battles the sorrows of the world. Television's Buffy the Vampire Slayer represents a different kind of epic--the heroine's journey, not the hero's. This provocative study explores how Buffy blends 1990s girl power and the path of the warrior woman with the oldest of mythic traditions. It chronicles her descent into death and subsequent return like the great goddesses of antiquity. As she sacrifices her life for the helpless, Buffy experiences the classic heroine's quest, ascending to protector and queen in this timeless metaphor for growing into adulthood."

Amazon link here. Don't miss to see the huge price difference between paperback version and Kindle version.

Not sure if it's still more common to have a boy as the Chosen One as before, but this still seems like a interesting read.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Free Comic Book Day Comics...

... now available digitally on darkhorse, among them the Buffy book. Find it in the free section here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Time to brag

So I made some stuff. I used decoupage, comic images, paint, scrapbooking, a Buffy book, etc etc to make some canvases, a magazine holder and a playset.

Look here and here.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Biohazard infected Zombie Customs





A bit price-y, but this ebay seller has created something amazing(I assume the seller's the customizer). Not very Buffy, but fantastic.

Link to Buffy
Link to Angel
Link to Spike

I always thought the Propechy Girl sideshow doll looked aweful, but in this custom, that's ok.

Btw, just saw the Avengers, OMG worth the wait. They cut out/edited two good scenes already shown online, but that was ok. It was amazing. Filled with lots of things that makes Joss work Whedon-y, but still fitting in perfectly with the other related Marvel movies(I haven't seen the recent Hulk one though).

Monday, April 9, 2012

"Joss Whedon:The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth" print


So this is Cliff Chiang's art for GQ Magazine, May 2012. Pretty nifty. He also sell prints of it.

I got info from him about how much prints would cost:


"Art prints are available for $40. Each is printed with archival ink on heavyweight 13x19 art paper with custom embossing. Items are shipped via USPS Priority. Shipping and handling is a flat $10 within the continental US."


E-mail him at infoATcliffchiangDOTcom


A bit pricey for me at the moment. I'm actually selling of the parts of my collection that I either don't love(just like) or that are worth a lot. I'm saving up for a travel. Here are the stuff on ebay if anyone's interested.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Save Screencaps Paradise

Screencaps Paradise is at a risk of closing down, so if you've ever used their caps for fanart, now is the time to show some appreciation. I have, so I gave a few dollars.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Buffy the worm slayer


Weird? Adorable? Both?



cracked.com

A fun Buffy summarization, season by season, of Buffy.



Monday, March 19, 2012

Custom Willow sideshow doll head

Lookie what I just bought(painted version) from a fan artist. It's in scale with the 12" dolls sideshow released years ago. The original Willow head wasn't very good, this is definitly a improvement.
Want one of your own? CLICK

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Prop from late season 5



It's been a while since I showed you a cool prop I found on ebay, so here's one that I would definitly buy... If I was a millionaire.


CREDIT: Screencap from screencaps paradise

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Phil Noto's art

Phil Noto, a season 9 artist, has posted some wonderful portraits on his tumbrl, that forbiddenplanet has collected here.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Random dolls time!

Just a few cool Buffy/Angel related fanmade dolls I found online.



Buffy & Spike Barbies [scroll down some]



The power slayer

So, there are some fake ugly Buffy action figures out there. This non-Buffy fan does a entertaining review of one of them and I wanted to share.


I've seen several put together by seemingly other official figures, non-Buffy ones as well. I think I saw one, where they took one non-Buffy character and put it in a package, claiming it was a different character.

A fun collectible or an insult to Buffy creators and fans? I'm thinking both.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Matching card game

Another of Darkhorse's games. This time just vaugely Buffy related, since they use a Buffy card.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Buffy dance mix game

Darkhorse's site still seems to have a few suprises in store. I had no idea of this game.

CLICK

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

And a Drusilla one...

I linked to a wonderful Spike commission yesterday, and figured I should link to a Drusilla commission from the same artist as well(be careful in that discussionthread, there's spoilers for season 9)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Spike commission

Look at this Rebekah Isaacs commisson(she the artist that draws the Angel & Faith comics).

Oh, I wish it was mine.

Btw, don't go further in that discussion thread unless you wanna read spoilers.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My... word...


Click to see more. Willowswarlok has done it again, another brilliant premium format custom.

He takes a sideshow premium format Buffy(this or this) and creates something ten times more beautiful.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Can this artist see into the future? SPOILER for season 9

Instead of just pasting in what I wrote on whedonesque, I'll just link.

Spoiler for issue 5 and forward of Season 9.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sign up for whedonesque is open!

They don't allow new members all the time, due to moderation issues I presume, but they're open for the next day.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Buffy chibis

So, from time to time, I think about what kind of Buffy related tattoos I want to get. And now I'm thinking a chibi tattoo. While I don't read many chibi-styled comics/manga, I do think they're adorable. So I'm thinking of getting a Spike chibi.

This is what I found on deviantart when looking around for inspiration.

Chibis by scruffytoto

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Buffy e-books; a (sometimes) cheaper choice.

Remember The Buffyverse Catalog I reviewed a while back? Pricey little thing, for around 45 bucks, but very nice to have for a collector. Well, I just found out that the digital version on amazon is half that price. Since it's not a book you read cover to cover, I think it's a nice option for all those collectors and other fans who wanted the book, but didn't like the price.

And for those of you that have digital reading devices, like tablets, take a look at amazon's alternatives, or other online stores that sell digital Buffy books, both fictional and non-fictional. While the price isn't always half off as with The Buffyverse Catalog(some are actually more expensive than the paperback version) some are really cheap.




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Our Valued Customers print

I got a neat print in the mail a few weeks ago from the awesome blog, Our Valued Customers.

I think he's still offering some(choose which print you want), for very low prices. Check here.

He sells them framed, but the glass broke when my got shipped overseas (to Sweden), so maybe have him send it without.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Did you miss me?

Long time, no blogging So I decided to show my recent deviantart favorites.
Image above, Buffy - Triangle.








None Other Than You (clearly inspired by a scene in Showtime, BtVS season 7)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weekend sale on digital Angel comics


Haven't read any of the Darkhorse Angel comics? Buy a few digital copies this weekend for sale here and read in your browser or on your apple/android device.

They're not as good as the later Darkhorse comics, but they're still a entertaining read.

PS. Issue 15&16 belongs to a Buffy/Angel crossover so don't buy them unless you can read them together with issue 29&30 of the original Buffy series.