Sunday, January 5, 2014

we don't carry leprosy

Mostly Filler, Installment 42
3:8 Lover's Walk

buffy angel meh
what's classier than bowling
spike is back woohoo
Funniest Moment:
"We killed a homeless man on this bench. Me and Dru..." I know, this should not be funny, but Spike just is.
Favorite Character: so totally Spike
 Every time Spike arrives on the scene, stuff gets funny and poignant and layered all over the place. The Spike/Joyce dynamic is hilarious and darling, though one would think Joyce would be a little more cautious by now. No, never mind, one wouldn't. Spike's perspective on life is so fun. He, not unlike many of us, has a perfect grip on other people's situations (ie Buffy/Angel) but nary a clue about his own ("she didn't even care enough to cut off my head or set me on fire...").
Best Dressed: Willow
Purple adorableness.
Worst Dressed: Buffy
Exercise outfit of badness.
  • Spike is hilarious and terrifying all at once.
  • I think Buffy is offended that people (Giles, friends, her mom, even Angel) seem to think she could go to college and Faith could take her place. Even if she wants to leave, the idea that somehow she is expendable does not sit well.
  • I love how Oz keeps his cool throughout.
  • Is this the first time we actually see the magic shop? It's the first magic show owner bites the dust moment.
  • Holy carp, the mayor is creepy.
  • "Whoa, it smells like church in here. Wait... evil church." Is there any other kind?
  • I still think Allyson Hannigan is this show's best actor. I believe every moment from her.
  • The funeral mislead is just lame.
  • Though I don't care greatly about Buffy/Angel, I will admit that the, "tell me that you don't love me" at the end is sad. As is the picture of Oz with his guitar at the end. Sad sad sad.
Lover's Walk Drabble

“We don’t carry leprosy.” She giggled nervously while she tried not to look upstairs toward the more potent spell books. They did carry leprosy. And boils. And plagues. And all sorts of badness. But those were just for emergencies. Well, emergencies and very insistent customers. A few years ago there had been this group of lawyers from LA, very well-dressed, very insistent. She had sold them the books, leprosy and such. And some charms and objects she really shouldn’t have had in the shop. And an awful lot of eye of newt. But this guy? Nah, no leprosy for him.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

synchronized slaying

Well, it's like this. I abandoned this blog 5 years ago, and yet, my love for all things Buffy has not waned. I have a different perspective now, but I still love the show and the characters. So I think I will continue, sans the fanart, which I think I no longer have the brain power to make. Pity. Looking at the old posts makes me remember the fun. But anyway...
Mostly Filler, Installment 41
3:7 Revelations
watcher feels betrayed
faith's lipstick is awfully dark
there's guilt a-plenty
Funniest Moment:
Wow, this episode is humorless. But Willow makes cute faces.
Favorite Character: Buffy
I actually have a lot of sympathy for B in this episode. I totally get why she kept Angel's return a secret. You get so tired of the judgment, the looks from your so-called friends... ugh. Rational or not, I can't help being on her side for this one.
Best Dressed: Buffy
Love this. Supercute.
Worst Dressed: Also Buffy
Tank top bag shirt and winter hat? I don't get it.
  • I can't remember whether Gwendolyn Post fooled me on the first watching. Probably. I find myself wondering what happened to her to make her lose her marbles. She's funny because, in spite of having turned evil, she still has that whole watchers' council snobbery thing going.
  • I am so over the Buffy/Faith innuendo. Whatever. But on the other hand, I cannot stand to watch that fight scene. I do not want the slayers to beat each other up.
  • I'm still a fan of Willow/Xander. I never saw them as brother/sister and always wished they'd have a chance. But alas...
  • Does an intervention ever really work?
  • I wonder if someone other than Xander had been the one to see Angel first if things would have gone differently. Xander really never stops being a jealous ass for an entire 7 seasons. Interesting how he sticks up for Angel in front of Faith but blames Angel in front of Buffy. And I wonder whether Willow would have reacted differently if she hadn't been wrapped up in her own secret.
  • Why did Giles not suspect Angel's return when Buffy told him about her "dream?" He's usually more astute, right?
  • Many of the characters are at their most insipid in this episode - Angel, Faith, Xander, Cordy. Yet they're still all such sympathetic characters. Currently, I'm into season 2 of Dexter - everyone says to keep watching because it's such a great show. But I have yet to find even one character on that show sympathetic, thus I'm just not interested.
  • Still, after many years of Buffy watching, just cannot care that much about Buffy/Angel.
  • Buffy is awfully na├»ve, even if well-meaning, to tell Faith, "You can trust me." She has no concept of her own privilege in this situation, none whatsoever.

Revelations Drabble
OK, listen, I researched how to do this the right way. You have to use what’s called “I statements.” Otherwise the person feels like they’re being attacked.
Yeah, we did this for my Uncle Rory once. It so didn’t take.
I mean it, Xander. We have to help Buffy here. I’m sure she didn’t mean to… I mean, I’m sure she was planning to tell us as soon as she...
Yeah, no doubt. I mean, why wouldn’t she want to tell us Angelus was back? It’s not like he’s a cold-blooded murderer. Damn, how many lives does that guy have?