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Old June 10th 10, 14:45   #71
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Re: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

One of the reasons I like watching the show is actually its "dated" nature- like I said, 90s nostalgia porn. The novelty of the internet, the disaffected sarcastic teenagers, the boomer-liberal privileged parenting middle class, the terrible terrible rock music... takes me back.

Ok I got to finish the two-parter (with Swedish subtitles and everything).

Frankly I'm surprised Kendra managed to survive it. I figured with a 2nd slayer, there is no way she's surviving. So presumably she's return, and hopefully wearing another mid-riff baring top.

Convenient plot point: she entraps Angel in a Batman villain style time-tripped cage of doom instead of just stabbing him like any other vampire, before knowing he's unique.

Xander + Cordelia illicit love affair - I dig it. This show does broad comedy well, and I giggled at the romantic music swelling up when they fight/kiss.


I also watched the John Ritter is a robot episode this morning. This is the episode I caught some of years ago and thought it was so freakin' stupid that it put me off the show for 10 years. Well, it's still stupid.
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Old June 10th 10, 16:42   #72
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Other stuff:

Xander creeping around with the flashlight looked very soldier-y. And just generally more bad-ass now.

Kendra isn't allowed to talk to boys but wears lots of makeup and dresses sexy. I love you, TV!
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Old June 10th 10, 16:49   #73
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Frankly I'm surprised Kendra managed to survive it. I figured with a 2nd slayer, there is no way she's surviving. So presumably she's return, and hopefully wearing another mid-riff baring top.
I don't remember the specificities of her outfit when she does so, but yeah, you'll see Kendra again.

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Xander + Cordelia illicit love affair - I dig it. This show does broad comedy well, and I giggled at the romantic music swelling up when they fight/kiss.
Knowing that this was coming, I made a rather loud, vocalized exclamation sound several posts back when we were talking about Xander's ability to get girls and you made a comment about how he would still be able to get plenty of girls even if he couldn't get "the cheerleaders and Cordelia."

So, if the John Ritter episode was your last, then your next is "Bad Eggs," which is kind of a yawner. But then after that one is another two-parter -- "Surprise" and "Innocence." I'd say that "Innocence" is the first A+ episode of the show.

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Old June 10th 10, 17:46   #74
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Knowing that this was coming, I made a rather loud, vocalized exclamation sound several posts back when we were talking about Xander's ability to get girls and you made a comment about how he would still be able to get plenty of girls even if he couldn't get "the cheerleaders and Cordelia."
Fair enough.

I'm hoping this is just something they're just playing for comedy and it doesn't turn into this grand love affair. It's funnier if it's just an expression of teen hormones and the fact that while Cordelia is horrid person, she's still fine as all get-out.

So I got a crappy ep then a two-parter... cool... I can knock out the next one while getting in a little calisthenic workout then sit back and I'll enjoy the two-parter tonight.

Then for the weekend it looks like rain and social obligations I don't want and can probably weasel out of, so I'll probably be done with the season by Monday.
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Old June 10th 10, 21:10   #75
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And then this happened:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxS4lqppZ6Y
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This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
Stupid copyright.

What's in the clip?
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Old June 10th 10, 21:34   #77
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This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
Stupid copyright.

What's in the clip?
d'oh

It's the infamous Stone Temple Pilots music video for the song Sour Girl, in which a bare-chested lead singer Scott Weiland, the rest of the band, and Sarah Michelle Gellar cavort in a field with a bunch of creatures that can best be described as a cross between the Easter bunny and a teletubby. For realz, yo. Oh, and the white tele-bunny looks evil, and Gellar's hair goes for dyed black goth to blonde and curly.


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Found a different version which actually loaded for me.

Whut.

If we're already on extracurricular activities of SMG at the time, let's not forget this!
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I'm live blogging Buffy tonight. Now I'm watching cowboy vampires and Buffy attacking monster eggs with an iron. And ebaying. I'm ebaying, not Buffy, that would be silly..

Why does Buffy hunt at the cemetery? She's a vampire slayer, not a zombie slayer. In this version of vampires, biting a person doesn't turn them into one, it has to be a deliberate act. And we see Angel and Spike and other vampires sleep in normal rooms, not graves like Bella Lugosi.

But then her former friend with cancer turned into one and popped out of a grave, after Spike specifically didn't want to turn him. So what's up with that?

Ooh, Cordelia in a leather skirt...
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Her hunting in a cemetary is to try to get the vampire right as they crawl out of their graves. Like back in "Lie To Me" when Buffy and Giles stood along side Ford's grave waiting for him to wake up as a vampire, and as soon as he comes out of his grave, Buffy stakes him. Taking out a vamp as soon as they emerge from their grave gives Buffy the advantage.

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But then her former friend with cancer turned into one and popped out of a grave, after Spike specifically didn't want to turn him. So what's up with that?
Spike didn't want to turn Ford becasue Ford was annoying, but Spike did make a deal with Ford, and so Spike turned him as per his part of the deal. For a person to turn into a vampire, the vampire has to suck the person's blood to the point of death, then the person has to drink the vampire's blood, and then the person does proceed to die. After a period of time of being dead, the person finally regains consciousness as a vampire. The amount of time that passes ususally is enough for the person to be buried, though not always.
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