Quick word: I won't be responding with my own opinions to any comments left in this post, so feel free to answer honestly without fear that I shall pounce upon you. I may have further questions to ask.

How would you describe Spike's role in the comics in Season Nine? And to go further, what is his literal role in the comics? What has he literally been doing? What has been clearly asked of him by any other character or characters? The key words for all this are definitely- literal specifics. I'm looking for less interpretation "if you turn it sideways and squint and read between the lines" type of examples and more for just what has been presented.

Like I said above, I won't be responding with my own opinions. I'm just curious to find out if I've missed something in translation.
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Title: Ampwish
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fenderlove
Rating: PG-13.
Warnings: Mentions of major characters deaths. I'm going somewhat dark with this one.
Summary: At the end of the Spike series, our heroic blonde vampire left Drusilla at the Mosaic Wellness Center in the care of Dr. Thilbault and Malposo in Primm, Nevada. Several months later, Spike has returned with a new patient for the asylum.
Notes: The title for this ficlet was inspired by a misheard lyric in Carbon Leaf's "Life Less Ordinary." Also, I think that writing this has effectively reconciled Season Eight for me. Read on to see why and how and whatever.

Onwards to the ficlet... )

x-posted on [livejournal.com profile] nekid_spike.
It's another "2AM and Fender Has Had Too Much Caffeine!" post about the Dark Horse comics.

First off, this post is not meant to offend anyone. I just noticed a topic of conversation and felt the need to point out some stylistic choices surrounding that topic of conversation about the new Jane E. Spike web-comic. Mostly I did it to sate my own curiosity to see if my remembrance of the artwork from the series was correct and to see if I could visually prove what was rattling around in my head... In the end, I make my own fun, so please no one hit me with virtual hammers or anything.

Question: Cut for spoilers )

You see, I notice the art... a lot. Like more than I should. When I first saw that panel, I did not think anyone was crying. Why, you may ask? Because that person does not have "Jeanty Tears." What are "Jeanty Tears?" They are the big fat greasy-looking glycerine tears that Jeanty draws a good 98% of the time (the colouring is not his fault). There is a lot of crying going on in Season Eight. A lot. So once again let's have some fun comparisons!

Here there be spoilers for all of Season Eight, just in case.

Warning: Extremely Image Heavy. )
This is me being serious with a review. This is in no means a meta for the entire run of Season Eight, but God knows it is probably coming, and my fingers are already sore thinking about it.

There are positive points to this review and negative ones as with all reviews.

Click here for my review. )
This is me being serious with a review. This is in no means a meta for the entire run of Season Eight, but God knows it is probably coming, and my fingers are already sore thinking about it.

There are positive points to this review and negative ones as with all reviews.

Click here for my review. )
Well, just as I thought it would be- a pointless end to a pointless story.

Under the cut is a voice clip as well as a transcription for those of you who don't want to hear my slightly sinus-y voice.

Here spoilers be talked about a little. )
Well, just as I thought it would be- a pointless end to a pointless story.

Under the cut is a voice clip as well as a transcription for those of you who don't want to hear my slightly sinus-y voice.

Here spoilers be talked about a little. )
The team responsible for Season Eight (hide your pitchforks and torches for a moment) have picked the songs that they feel are the soundtrack for their comics, and the choices range from the out-of-place to the just awful. Let's take a look...

I'm Defying Gravity... or All Logic... Whatever. )

I'm going to go listen to the original BtVS movie soundtrack. At least it had Toad the Wet Sprocket.
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The team responsible for Season Eight (hide your pitchforks and torches for a moment) have picked the songs that they feel are the soundtrack for their comics, and the choices range from the out-of-place to the just awful. Let's take a look...

I'm Defying Gravity... or All Logic... Whatever. )

I'm going to go listen to the original BtVS movie soundtrack. At least it had Toad the Wet Sprocket.
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fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Jan. 6th, 2011 11:10 am)
After reading the dialogue preview on IDW's forum, I had to laugh at something very hard in how it relates to S8.

There be spoilers. )
fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Jan. 6th, 2011 11:10 am)
After reading the dialogue preview on IDW's forum, I had to laugh at something very hard in how it relates to S8.

There be spoilers. )
S8 Spoilers. A letter to Spike.

Re: Buffy #40 New Previews. )
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S8 Spoilers. A letter to Spike.

Re: Buffy #40 New Previews. )
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Ah, it's late as per usual, but I just didn't have that much to say about this one 'cause it was boring as paint, like even the badness of it was dull and ho-hum, but I'll try to give some coherent thoughts.

You know how people like to try to sync up old movies to the Eagles' "Hotel California" to see if anything of significance clicks? That's how I feel every time I try to make sense of Season Eight. It's the Wizard of Oz; it's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?; it's To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything- Julie Newmar... except that it's not. I'm fairly certain I could wank Season Eight into Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but that would require effort and I've promised all my effort into IDW's Spike series for better or for worse (not that anything could reach the level of "worse" that S8 has).

A Little Less 'Sixteen Candles' and a Little More 'Back to the Future.' )
Ah, it's late as per usual, but I just didn't have that much to say about this one 'cause it was boring as paint, like even the badness of it was dull and ho-hum, but I'll try to give some coherent thoughts.

You know how people like to try to sync up old movies to the Eagles' "Hotel California" to see if anything of significance clicks? That's how I feel every time I try to make sense of Season Eight. It's the Wizard of Oz; it's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?; it's To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything- Julie Newmar... except that it's not. I'm fairly certain I could wank Season Eight into Hedwig and the Angry Inch, but that would require effort and I've promised all my effort into IDW's Spike series for better or for worse (not that anything could reach the level of "worse" that S8 has).

A Little Less 'Sixteen Candles' and a Little More 'Back to the Future.' )
This is very late, but here it is... in all its rage-filled glory. Word of warning to those that adored this issue- I didn't, and I make no bones about showing my displeasure in great detail. If I could grade this issue lower than an "F" I would. Wait, I can. I give this issue an "H" for haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate as well as head-desk. I also warn you because I am filled with PMS cramps, a horrible staph infection in my arms which makes it painful to type, and I got no sleep last night because I watched too many Friday the 13th movies on AMC. Today I am made of pure bitch... and I kinda like it.

Don't say ye weren't warned. )
This is very late, but here it is... in all its rage-filled glory. Word of warning to those that adored this issue- I didn't, and I make no bones about showing my displeasure in great detail. If I could grade this issue lower than an "F" I would. Wait, I can. I give this issue an "H" for haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate as well as head-desk. I also warn you because I am filled with PMS cramps, a horrible staph infection in my arms which makes it painful to type, and I got no sleep last night because I watched too many Friday the 13th movies on AMC. Today I am made of pure bitch... and I kinda like it.

Don't say ye weren't warned. )
I found myself saying the following today: "Season Eight is just about as plausible as Greedo shooting first."

... And then I thought about the similarities between Whedon and Lucas... and how they've helped and hurt their own franchises over time... and then I realized that more than ever S8 is to BtVS what the 1997 re-editing of the original films and the prequels are to Star Wars. I actually am suddenly filled with concern that Spike is going to be used as this fluffball golden boy by Whedon. Sure, he's been snarky and sorta normal thus far, but he's also filled with boring exposition and the snark that he's giving could quickly turn to lofty superiority in lieu of recent events. I look at Han Solo who started as the amoral underdog and grew to be a real hero, and then I see what Lucas did to him- tried to tone down his amoralness in the re-edits because he thought it was less meaningful that someone could develop into a hero after being nearly the exact opposite when in reality it is more meaningful to show that people can change. What would Spike now have to say about 1997!Spike, the Spike who adamantly proclaimed "Not us! Not demons!" at Angel's talk about things changing? Obviously, Spike was very, very wrong, and he'd probably admit that... after a few beers.
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I found myself saying the following today: "Season Eight is just about as plausible as Greedo shooting first."

... And then I thought about the similarities between Whedon and Lucas... and how they've helped and hurt their own franchises over time... and then I realized that more than ever S8 is to BtVS what the 1997 re-editing of the original films and the prequels are to Star Wars. I actually am suddenly filled with concern that Spike is going to be used as this fluffball golden boy by Whedon. Sure, he's been snarky and sorta normal thus far, but he's also filled with boring exposition and the snark that he's giving could quickly turn to lofty superiority in lieu of recent events. I look at Han Solo who started as the amoral underdog and grew to be a real hero, and then I see what Lucas did to him- tried to tone down his amoralness in the re-edits because he thought it was less meaningful that someone could develop into a hero after being nearly the exact opposite when in reality it is more meaningful to show that people can change. What would Spike now have to say about 1997!Spike, the Spike who adamantly proclaimed "Not us! Not demons!" at Angel's talk about things changing? Obviously, Spike was very, very wrong, and he'd probably admit that... after a few beers.
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fenderlove: James Marsters with Romeo and Juliet quote over it. (Default)
( Sep. 7th, 2010 02:05 pm)
Once upon another time, there was a curtain at Dark Horse that no one dared pull back... Fore inside that curtain was who was really creating the BtVS Season Eight comics... And the last person who even went near it got a fork in the eye... but Fender would not be deterred! One day she just marched right up to the curtain and pulled it back and was horrified by what she found...



Fender: The Crack Fox?!
Jerome: Yes, sir.
Fender: You've been writing the S8 comics?!
Jerome: Yes, sir, I wrote it with this biro I jammed into me leg.
Fender: ... If you've been writing it, then who's really been drawing it?


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