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18 October 2010 @ 09:37 pm
Random Things I Have To Say...  
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Random Things...

Buffy -

I am doing all the extras on all the seasons of Buffy & Angel. I am currently on Season Three of Buffy. I had forgotten how delightful this season was. Season Two had some great MotW episodes and some fun stuff and Spike and Oz, so that was all good - but overall, Season Three was more consistently good. They weren't hitting us over the head with the whole Buffy/Angel stuff quite as much anymore. We get Spike back without Dru, (though I loved Dru, she got to be too much after a while.) Joyce finally knows the truth about Buffy and we get the fallout from her running away. The Giles & Buffy stuff develops so much more once they aren't hiding it from Joyce and then there is that whole betrayal thing. We get Faith. And Wesley. And that whole "Faith killed a guy" thing and Faith & The Mayor - (oh god, I actually wanted The Mayor to win and buy Faith more clothes and go mini-golfing with her forever and ever!). We get some excellent Xander stuff. And the finale of this season - with the giant snake and The Mayor and when the kids throw back their robes and have FLAMING ARROWS, I mean come on!! And when they give Buffy that special award at the dance because she saved them from zombies and shit! And "Band Candy" where all the adults started acting like kids. Plus - Jonathan's episode...

Okay, so I didn't watch all the time when Buffy was originally on, so I saw bits and pieces of Jonathan and loved him, but I didn't know his whole story. Then watching from the beginning to the end this last year, all seven seasons...I saw his full character arc. But I didn't realize that his episode, "Earshot", never actually aired when it was originally on. It was just after the Columbine shootings, so they had to pull it because Jonathan was in a watch tower with a gun. That makes sense - but I can't imagine watching the development of the character without that episode. I can't. I feel like it totally changes who Jonathan was as a person to take that episode out. I guess it doesn't matter because it seems everyone loves Jonathan anyway, but my empathy for him seems so much stronger because of the reveal at the end of that episode.

Also, did you know the actors who play Jonathan, Andrew and Warren all bought houses within a half mile of each other? Actually, I found this out after watching all the later season episodes with them and going to look up what those actors are doing now, but it amuses me to no end.

Hellcats -

This is starting to piss me off. Marty is such a Mary-Sue, it's ridiculous. I mean her name is Marty for fuck's sake. So, she can do gymnastics which obviously means she can totally get on the cheer squad, and she is super-smart and going to be a lawyer and gets picked for all the special class assignments, and totally takes care of her alcoholic worthless mother because /sigh/ someone has to, and she can play the guitar and sing like a rock goddess...and now we find out that she can totally play football too! I mean, they were so losing that game until Marty showed up and saved them by totally being awesome on the field and like catching the ball and shit. Wow, she is so dreamy! (did you catch my sarcasm?) I am enjoying the stupidity of my guilty pleasure show, but even my stupid guilty pleasure show is starting to be too stupid. No one is that awesome, for fuck's sake! Settle down, writers. Isn't it enough that she is smokin' hot and can do triple back flips? Why does she have to be perfect at everything? It's boring. Next she'll change her name to Diamonana and then marry Prince Legolas and save us all from the impending doom of the Evil Lord Guck.

Though I do like their emphasis on how people don't take cheerleading seriously as a sport yet. It didn't use to be, but the way lots of school do it now, especially on a college level, those girls have to be as athletic as any male sport. Which leads me to their second point, in that women's sports don't get as much financial backing as the male sports. Those are good points. Of course, I'm not really looking for in-depth social issues in my Hellcats. I want cheers and sex, basically. Hot Principal, er I mean Hot-Doctor-Boyfriend, should take his shirt off.

Mad Men -

There was nothing I didn't love about Don Draper in California with his kids. But he's marrying his secretary? WTF? But this was such a good episode. Peggy is so kick-ass. Peggy and Joan together, they are awesome. They are Ladies Awesome-Cakes. And Joan and Lane, I kind of love the development of their relationship and how they really are holding that place together. Also, Cosgrove, who knew the guy had testicles!

And menel, I still love Harry Crane. He couldn't have been more of a douchebag in this episode and yet, I love him and all his douche ways. I do.

Ha! I am amused at the wide range of shows I just covered in this post.

Also, The Buffy commentaries are lame when they do them by themselves. Everyone is better on commentaries when they have someone to play off of. However, the commentary in second season, for "Innocence" I think it was, with Whedon was pretty entertaining. I think he might have been just a wee bit stoned, which surprisingly is something I encourage. At least in this instance. Stoned in regards to commentary recording = A+. He didn't mock or poke at any of the actors too much, except for Tony Head - (btw, porn name or what? Anthony-Stewart Head, fine. Tony Head? Porn star. I wish.) Anyway, Whedon kept insisting that Tony refuses to wear pants. - "See, we had to shoot from the waist up here, because Tony Head refuses to put on pants." - "All our actors are totally professional, except for Tony Head, who refuses to put on pants."

This amuses me for two reasons - 1) It leads me to believe that since Tony is the only one Whedon gives any shit to, he's really the only one worth any fun on that set. - and 2) I love it because it is a running joke everyone, (including myself), has about me. - "Call before you come over, in case I'm not wearing any pants." - "We have to go to the bank? Does this mean I have to put on pants?" But, I mean, never has anyone let themselves into my house to find me without my pants on. Except that one time. (No, really that one time.)

Also, my sister has been sick all weekend with a fever. This leads to amusing things - (not amusing that she is sick but "fever-ill sister" can be funny when randomly babbling.)

She keeps wandering around muttering, "Giles has no pants. Giles needs no pants." That probably won't stop once the fever is gone.

Also, while playing Mean Bean Machine with her - (yes, we are that cool that we play video games from the 90's.) - the following conversation occurred.

Me: Damn. I had it and then I panicked.
Sister (in a weird accent): Patience, young grasshopper, you must learn patience.
Me: Shut your hole over there, Cracky.
Sister: I prefer Mr. Miyagi.
Me: Shut your hole over there, Mr. Miyagi.
Sister: That is better, grasshopper. Now you learn.

Then she spends the better part of the next round giggling like a crazy person.

In Sum: Giles has no pants. Giles needs no pants.
ranua: pastel g.a.ranua on October 19th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, seasons 2 and 3 are my favorites of Buffy. Some of the best character stuff and episodes come from then. I wanted Faith to get the happily ever after with the Mayor too. I think she's my favorite slayer. The episode with the body swap between her and Buffy is awesome in how it portrays their differences.

Also, sick siblings are funny (not that being sick is funny) and totally random. Brother has a head cold and is wandering around drugged up on nyquil. Quality entertainment for cheap.
dodger_sister: da-motorcycle-nito_punkdodger_sister on October 19th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
Yes, Seasons 2 & 3 are the best.

Some of the best character stuff and episodes come from then.

Yeah, my sister was really into like Season 6, which is good and has some great long arcs to it - but what I love about any show, but Buffy in particular, is the characters. And the characters were never better than in S2 & S3. They were young and unsure and fun and quirky, but also changing and growing which made them interesting too.

I think she's my favorite slayer.

Faith was def my favorite. I had a soft spot for a few of the Slayers-in-Training just as side characters, but overall, Faith was not just my favorite Slayer, but in the top three of my favorite characters as well. She was the first hardcore female crush I remember having, and I didn't even really watch Buffy that much back then. The crush has remained strong even thru the recent viewings.

Oddly, because it is "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", Buffy is my least favorite character of them all.

The episode with the body swap between her and Buffy is awesome in how it portrays their differences.

OMG, I'd forgotten about that episode! That was great and so fun to see the actresses do something different.

Yeah. It wasn't so fun when the sister was on the bathroom floor Friday night, clutching the toilet, but by yesterday, when the fever was wavering and she was eating again, the ridiculous things she kept spewing and then laughing at herself - it's very similar to when she's drunk.
ranuaranua on October 19th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
I second that, Buffy is my least favorite character as well. Actually, no Angel and Riley are tied for least favorite, but for the titular character, she just didn't do it for me. So, that puts here second to least. Xander's my favorite, followed by Giles, Faith, Ethan and then Spike
dodger_sister: da-motorcycle-nito_punkdodger_sister on October 19th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah, Angel bored the shit out of me - until he went on to do the show "Angel". Then they had him all awkward and kind of funny and as the character developed (and got less about Buffy and their OTL and more a person of his own making) and they started to base him around the kind of comedy that David is really good at - (read - dorkus) - I really started to like him. Overall, I liked the show "Angel" better than "Buffy".

I liked Riley, but he wasn't my favorite by any means. In fact, it took me a while to warm up to him, because I thought they had just gotten rid of Oz, who I loved, and had brought in Riley to fill that needed male character slot - so I resisted liking him at first. But I liked him in that Xander really needed a friend (though, hello, OZ again) and he was hot and that military storyline was good and he was super-sweet with Dawn. But Riley isn't in my list of favs. I would say I go - Xander, Spike, Faith, Giles, Anya (at first, all I saw of Anya was that she was marrying Xander, because I was introduced to her through a halloween ep marathon and I hated her, but when I actually started watching her, I loved her.) Also, Oz. Oz, my baby. (I have a soft spot for anything Seth Green does.)

Buffy was just whiny and self-centered and I wasn't really that invested in any romances she had, which really seemed to be the only things she cared about. I am a romantic but I don't subscribe to the whole theory that romantic relationships are the most important thing going on in your life. Seems to me the things Buffy thought were so dramatic in her life, really weren't that big of a deal. Maybe if I had watched when I was a teenager, I may have related to her more - but as an adult, I'm just like, "Please, sweetie, get over it." You know? (Of course, I was even more cynical as a teenager, so I probably wouldn't have cared for her then either.)

Ethan! I declared we are watching the S2 halloween episode on Halloween this year. It wasn't hard to convince my sister that we should. Really.
ranuaranua on October 19th, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
Oh geez, Oz! How could I have forgotten him. So, okay, Oz ties with Xander on my list.

Riley always bugged me. For as much as I don't care for Buffy (and since she is the titular character I guess she does get to be all selfish and dramatic, it's her show *shrugs*) Riley being all 'I'm the man, you're just a girl' always got to me. But, that's my secret inner feminist.

I disliked Angel so much I've never watched his show, even though I've read fanfic with the characters from it in it.
dodger_sister: da-motorcycle-nito_punkdodger_sister on October 20th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Oz - I couldn't get behind Tara for like the whole first half of her dating Willow, because I was still so hung up on Oz. Plus, I missed all the Oz & Xander are Bestest Best Friends that may have only existed in my head. ;)

Oh, you should give "Angel" a try - his character is far less broody (not completely un-broody, but much better) and funnier and the cast of characters is awesome. Wesley works his way through comic relief to total BAMF and Cordelia grows up into a woman and Gunn, omg Gunn - trust me, there is nothing not to like about Gunn. And yeah, it's a Vampire with a Soul running a Detective Agency in LA - so definitely a little bit like crack-au-fan-fic of the character Angel - but still totally awesome. There is a distinct David Greenwalt influence on this show.
liptonrmliptonrm on October 19th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
What I don't understand is what does Alec have to do with any of this? Except for how Alec is awesome and Max was James Cameron's take on Buffy.

Now I want Alec/Scooby fic plzkthnx
dodger_sister: da-motorcycle-nito_punkdodger_sister on October 19th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)

So, if Max was JC's take on Buffy - was Joshua his Oz? Hahaha, sorry, ignore me.

You want DA/Buffy fic? I thought you wanted Jensen vs Drama fic?! Make up your mind, woman!!!
liptonrmliptonrm on October 20th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
What don't you understand about I WANT IT ALL RIGHT NOW!!!!

Though, if you made me choose, I guess Jensen vs. Drama comes out on top.

In sum: Giles has no pants.
Denitamenomegirl on October 19th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
Actually, "Earshot" did air-on Sept. 21, 1999, several months after the season 3 finale.
dodger_sister: da-motorcycle-nito_punkdodger_sister on October 19th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Did it? That is good to know - it was such good work from Danny Strong, I hated to think that people didn't get to see it until the DVDs came out. On the behind-the-scenes, they just said that it got pulled from the air because it was the week after the Columbine shooting and they didn't mention that it aired later.

Thanks! :)
You ain't got no pancake mix!: MISCE: Ray William Johnsoncasiedearestfic on October 23rd, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Anthony-Stewart Head, fine. Tony Head? Porn star. I wish.

dodger_sister: acklespadaleckirosenbaum-keyweegirliedodger_sister on October 23rd, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
I know, right? It sounds so porny, I get all giggly everytime they say it. Tony Head stars in Staked By Wood! hahaha, yes I am 12 yrs old, why do you ask?

BTW - thank you for my Yorkie (it's totally cuz you want to lick me, right?) I don't recall what was going on with me at the time you sent that, but Tringic sent me one too, which leads me to assume you guys were out on some sort of dinner date and walked past a pet store and thought of me. ;)

And thanks for my car when I was having such a crappy day this week - is it wrong how excited that car made me, cuz look at it. Is that a GTO? Hmmm, this is definitely the car Spike should drive after he crashes The Viper. I would hunt monsters with Spike in that car. (I realize it's a "toy car", but in my head, it so is Spike's car.)
You ain't got no pancake mix!: INCEP: RP; Joe/Glassescasiedearestfic on October 23rd, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
I used to have a book that was like a mini-bio of all the main stars of the show (my BFF has it now somehow, lol), and I always laughed that there was a chapter called Tony Head, it does sound totally porntastic.

I do want to lick you, but the Yorkie wasn't sent to do it. I want that job, personally.

It's lame that it says 'toy car', 'cause it totally doesn't look like one until you read it's name. My personal belief is that it's Adam Milligan's car, because dude... he IS half Winchester, boy's gotta have some sweet wheels.
dodger_sister: chuckisgod-nami86dodger_sister on October 23rd, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
I do want to lick you, but the Yorkie wasn't sent to do it. I want that job, personally.

That's good, I'd rather it was you because we have discussed how I am not into bestiality!

My personal belief is that it's Adam Milligan's car, because dude... he IS half Winchester, boy's gotta have some sweet wheels.

Oh yes, go make this canon, er fanon, er write it in a fic, please. Thank you. It's a sweet car. I would ride around in that car with Adam and hunt monsters and shit. Yes, I would.
You ain't got no pancake mix!: SPNJA: Jake; Adam; Michaelcasiedearestfic on October 23rd, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
...because we have discussed how I am not into bestiality!
LOL yes, and it was a conversation far funnier than it had any right to be.

And I know right? It would be the sweetest life ever. Dear Lord, I wish Adam got to live. :(

dodger_sister: adam-michaelkickyourass-nami86dodger_sister on October 24th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
LOL yes, and it was a conversation far funnier than it had any right to be.

Funny to you! I'm the one who had the graphic werewolf sex dreams, remember?!

Dear Lord, I wish Adam got to live. :(

Or that they fucking remembered to even give a shit about Adam! I keep being told to have faith, that they will totally come back to that Adam thing, but until then...why, Adam, why?! Poor baby. He deserves that car for all this bullshit.