Sunday, August 17, 2008

I snuck in and peed in the pool...

Mostly Filler, Installment 32
2:20 Go Fish
writers on crack write
fishy morality play
take note: steroids bad


Funniest Moment:

Giles: They're absorbing the steroid mixture through the steam.

Xander: Not they. We. Me! We have to find an antidote, don't you think? The clock is ticking, people!

Buffy: I wouldn't break out the tartar sauce just yet. I mean, it's not like you were exposed more than once. Twice?

Xander: Three times a Fish Guy.

Buffy and Willow: Oh...

Cordelia: Whoa.

Xander: What am I gonna do?

Cordelia: You, you, you. What about me? It's one thing to be dating the lame unpopular guy, but it's another to be dating the creature from the Blue Lagoon.


Favorite Character: Willow

Despite the general lameness of this episode, Willow was, as usual, stellar. The exchange between her and Principal Snyder is priceless. And Willow interrogating Jonathan is so fabulous.


Best Dressed: Cordelia

This is just odd enough that I like it.
Worst Dressed: Buffy
Unflattering, leotard-y. Unless she's joining the Olympic gymnastics team or going to shiny aerobics, I vote no.
  • This episode is... mostly filler. And not very good filler at that.
  • One of my favorite bits of vocabulary does come from this one, nonetheless, and I admit I do say this all the time: You know what really grates my cheese?
  • I do like the seamonster costume. If you're going to have a lame episode about seamonsters, at least the monsters are cool-looking.
  • As mentioned earlier, Willow is most excellent.
  • I enjoy Cordelia's it's all about me speeches. She's pretty fun in this one also.


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Go Fish Drabble

Sure, he was dutifully researching the fish problem as a good watcher should do. But his heart wasn’t in it.

Do the reading. Make the drawing. Question the suspects.

He didn’t even have the energy to wonder what the point of all this was.

Is that what it looked like? Let me consult my books. I’ll go talk to him…

He stood in the library amid his pile of books, ancient to modern, and saw the children through a sort of mental haze. And on the other side of the fog, just out of sight, she was still there.



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Saturday, August 9, 2008

So it's a normal teenager, only dead.

Mostly Filler, Installment 31
2:19 I Only Have Eyes For You
teacher/boy romance
is way creepy and so is
the word scapula
Funniest Moment:
Snyder only has two small scenes in this episode, but he manages to be completely hilarious in them. The bit where he swears to Buffy that he'll keep looking until he finds a way to connect all things of badness directly to her is pretty funny in a way that isn't at all funny when the president does it. But I digress.
Favorite Character: Giles
Oh, Giles, how I love you. This character really gains some depth in this episode. It's so heartbreaking that his Jenny love clouds his judgement so much - especially since he's normally rational judgement guy. Both scenes with Giles and Willow - when she gives him the rose quartz and when he admits to her that it couldn't be Jenny - are just lovely.
Best Dressed: Angie Hart
I love this. It's unique and feminine at the same time.
Worst Dressed: Xander and Willow
Actually, no one is suffering any severe fashion trauma in this episode, but the double sweaterpalooza is a bit much.
  • I adore the singer at the beginning. Here's the wiki info on her. She shows up again in season 7 with the song Blue, which is absolutely brilliant. She's got this unassuming yet powerful voice. Love it.
  • I miss Jenny :(
  • Willow teaching is so adorable.
  • I really hate guns. A lot.
  • There are some wonderful, funny lines. Xander: I'm dead as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore. Giles: ...Xander speak... Xander: ...cling to my one lame idea guy. Spike: They say when you've drawn blood, you've exfoliated. And my personal favorite, Cordelia: ...nip this thing in the butt." So perfectly Cordy.
  • Angel is big time creepy in this episode. We're finally used to him being evil instead of insipid, soul-having, whiny Angel, and then the female spirit takes over, and it's icky. And then when he turns back, I jump out of my skin. Creeeeepy.
  • I like the idea of the episode. I'm glad they found a mildly interesting way to explore the whole Buffy is so guilt-ridden deal.
  • Crazy Drusilla is always fabulous.
  • Why black candles? I would have thought white candles would be more the expelling type.
  • I so love the moment when Spike gets up out of the wheelchair. It's one of the best "just you wait, hehehe" moments ever. Plus, I love Spike.


I Only Have Eyes for You Fanart


I Only Have Eyes for You Drabble

Who did he think he was? Take it up with the mayor, indeed. He thought most emphatically not. He had this under control, these raging, writhing beasts called teenagers. Of course he was the man for the job.

He was biding his time. He knew it would come. The reason. The moment when he could finally utter those two beautiful words, you’re expelled, to Buffy Summers was on its way. He could taste it. And then the mayor would see.

Just a sewage backup. Happens sometimes. Couple of days, everything will be back to normal. Don’t worry about a thing.


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