So did y’all know that working nights absolutely sucks? Because it does. I honestly thought I wouldn’t mind it – I mean, no management, slower pace, patients are sleeping, etc. – but now that I’ve been on the graveyard shift for a little over two months, I’m about to lose what little sanity I have. So naturally, what I do is start a rewatch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a coping mechanism, and I honestly forgot how great the music was on this show.
And that experience is your gain! Enjoy, my friends!
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If there was any show that has inspired me more than any other, it is 100% Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I can’t even deny it; many shows have inspired me as a writer afterward (Parks and Recreation, Battlestar Galactica, and Orphan Black, just to name a few), but none of those even hold a candle to how much Buffy is in the back of my head as I write literally anything.
Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 30: How Buffy Inspires Me →
Buffy the Vampire Slayer never really ended: it continued, at least until September of this year, in comic form, and there’s apparently a reboot/reimagining/continuation/whatever in the works, about which I have many, conflicting feelings. I was actually surprised at the number of BTVS novels that exist, and my to-read pile just got that much larger, even if I’m positive that they will probably be terrible.
Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 29: What I’d Like to See Next →
Honestly, this was actually incredibly difficult because I had to choose between two episodes: Season Four’s “A New Man” and Season Two’s “The Dark Age.” Rupert Giles spends a lot of time and effort presenting himself in a proper manner, using his speech and intelligence to prove that, yes, he is indeed the smartest person in the room. But just how much of it is an act? Who is Rupert “Ripper” Giles, hmmmm?
Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 28: Best Giles-Centric Episode →
Yes, I dislike Xander tremendously, and that feeling has only increased as I’ve gotten older. I can remember feeling for him back in middle and high school, but once I realized he had all the hallmarks of a Nice Guy, I reevaluated all of my sympathy, which I later discovered was due to a whole lot of manipulation on Joss Whedon’s part. Like, “Feel bad for this guy! His masculinity is challenged by a strong woman!” or, “But he’s in love with Buffy! Of course he’d be jealous and act accordingly, if she picked another guy!”
That being said, he does start to redeem himself as the series progresses. He gets a job as a construction worker, eventually becoming reliable and successful, two words I never thought I’d associate with the character. He’s still a giant, insecure dick, eventually jilting Anya and still trying to make Buffy feel bad about being stronger than him, but at least he’s not as overt about it as he was earlier in the series.
Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 27: Best Xander-Centric Episode →
Note #1: Sorry this is late! I’ve been readjusting since Thanksgiving – long story – and part of that is getting my sleep schedule on track. That does not leave much time for doing much of anything other than work and rest, but … it’s a process.
Note #2: Next month, I’m going to be doing a few supplemental Buffy posts, so be on the lookout for those, if for no other reason than to make me happy. And well, because you’re actually interested in reading my thoughts on a two-decade-old television series that, incredibly, remains relevant to today’s environment.
Note #3: Today‘s challenge will be posted later today. It features Xander, so … be prepared for virtual eye rolls.
But anyway, onto yesterday’s challenge:
Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 26: Best Willow-Centric Episode →
Xander is the worst. I see a lot of people defending him online nowadays, which fine. Whatever. You want to give him excuses for behaving like an entitled twit throughout most of the series? I’m not going to stop you, but I’m not going to stop talking shit about him. Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 25: Character I Love to Hate →
Nobody liked The Brady Bunch after Cousin Oliver joined the cast. This is undeniable fact. Anytime a show brings on a young cast member to bring back the cuteness, the show’s done gone downhill, if it hasn’t already been given a shit time slot. And yeah, when Dawn was first introduced to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I was downright pissed. How in the hell was Joss just gonna drop this bratty teenager into the mix without so much as a mention? And then Buffy died to save her squeaky ass? And then her infamous “getoutgetoutgetout” tantrum abraded my eardrums?? Well, fuck you, too, little Dawnie Summers.
Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 24: Character I Love That Everyone Else Hates →
Back in 2017, Buffy the Vampire Slayer turned 20 … somehow. I still have a hard time believing the 90s wasn’t like ten years ago, but here we are. Anyway, NME posted an article on fan-voted favorite episodes, and I found myself giving fans some serious side-eye on their number one choice. Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 23: Episode I Hate That Everyone Else Loves →
First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating! For the first time in … years maybe? I’m actually with my family, so I’m gonna do this nice and quick. Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Day 22: Episode I Like That Everyone Else Hates →