Hallowhedon is a 3-day unofficial convention to celebrate the Halloween weekend in style, and the various hit television series created by Joss Whedon. This event will feature guests from Joss Whedon's series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", "Firefly" (and the movie continuation "Serenity") as well as his latest venture "Dollhouse".
This event will be held from Friday 30th October - Sunday 1st of November 2009 at The Thistle Hotel, Heathrow.
Current Guests include: Nicholas Brendon 'Xander' in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", James Marsters 'Spike' in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel", further guests to be announced soon!
online buffy seminar I wanted to let this community know that I will be teaching an online course at the Massachusetts College of Art on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. (Please pardon the self-promotion and any cross-posting, but I thought it was an appropriate announcement for this community.) I’d like to encourage interested members to sign up for some serious fun.
My background: I’ve taught several seminars on the Buffyverse at the Massachusetts College of Art and Emerson College over the past three years. I’ve published two articles on the series at Slayage (which you can find at http://slayageonline.com/ in issues 19 and 22.) I’ve presented articles at a several conferences, including the latest biannual one on the Whedonverses, Charming and Crafty at Harvard University, and for the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations.
What you can expect: The course will give students the rare opportunity study the evolution of a single, long-running series in its entirety. This course will offer you the depth of understanding granted by courses that study the work of a single director. Students will practice a variety of critical approaches on a single subject: genre and auteur theory, cultural studies, and close reading of individual episodes. The goal will be a more complete understanding of the series and its meanings. (Translation: it’s not fanboy, but I do respect the artistry and politics of the series.)
The price of admission: It’s $710. The course materials would be buying a few books, and either renting or purchasing seasons of the series. The start date would be January 29th and it would end on May 7th. You’d get an enriching experience and 3 academic credits.
Canon Season 8 Comics, Joss-written - theories and speculation I am so psyched about the season 8 Buffy comics that are going to start coming out in March. I'm devouring every spoiler I get and getting more giddy with anticipation every day. I'm also looking madly for discussions about what's to come in the Buffyverse. After participating in the Harry Potter fandom, Buffy fans seem so docile when it comes to the future of their favourite 'verse. Where are the theories? The predictions? The wild speculations? I have a few theories of my own and am really interested in what other people have to say. So if anybody feels like talking about Buffy, please comment here!
NEW Hi I'm new to LJ and this community...I love BtVs....since day one I was hooked. I secretly cried at the series finale on the WB, at the end of Buffys 5th season, because I completely missed the bulletin that she wasn't actually dead and they were moving stations. yeah I felt dumb...but none of my socialites know so it's all good. well thats all bye!
I've been a Buffy fan since the very first episode and watched it religiously all through the 7 seasons. Everybody knew never to call me during Buffy or they just got hung up on!!
I'm watching the show from the beginning again and posting some commentary on stuff I find interesting and annoying on my LJ, episode by episode as I get a chance to watch and write. I've only got the first three seasons on DVD right now, but I might have to buy the rest soon if I go all the way through.
If anyone is interested in checking out my LJ commentary, here's my latest entry:
I'm only on Season 1, episode 3, and it's just random babbling, but I'm hoping to keep it up and wouldn't mind some discussion. I've tagged all the entries with "Buffy commentary" so you can catch up easily if you'd like to see the first two entries as well.
I'm glad to join this community and hope to get to know some of you better and definitely explore my love of Buffy! :-)
sunnydale city hall So my friend need a ride to go fix this guys computer in torrance, ca so I gave him a ride on the way back I got lost and then ran in to what look like the sunnydale city hall. then I looked again just staring at it and my friend said what the hell are you looking at? I said holy shit, its sunnydale city hall. haha I wish I had a took a picture of it. next week I am going to go back and look for it. anyone know where they film some of the other location? Of course I know where they film the school. but any others?
laughingirl has done 7 of the 8 Avon Breast Cancer Walks this year, the 8th and her final walk is this weekend in NYC, and has set her fundraising goal at $25,000! You can check out her full story at lisawalks.com. One of the ways she's raising all this money is Project Teddy Bear Auction (autographs and pictures of celebrities who graciously lent their visages to her cause). This is the third phase and it's sci-fi based. Here are just a few of the faces you'll see in the auctions!
The auction also includes a Serenity mini poster signed by Gina Torres and a program from a Buffy Convention with 10 autographs in it... including Anthony Stewart signing "Save breasts" and Christian Kane signing "I Love Boobs!". Check them out here: http://www.lisawalks.com/auctions.htm
What are you waiting for!? Support the cause and own a piece of our beloved Whedonverse!
PS -- Serenity NOW! Or at least midnight showings tonight!
Tara's death I was a bit confused by Tara's death. Not that she died, but how did Willow know she was dead on a show where people can be dead and then come back to life. In season one, Buffy drowned and came back.
I think it would have been worth it for Willow to run down to the ambulance and see what someone could do. I just feel, even in calling up Osiris, that the magick could have been lying to her and she might have had time to save Tara.
And also, if Tara was hit straight through the chest, wouldn't the bullet also hit Willow?
I think it was a very funny trick to lead people into believing that Tara was back, to put her in the credits, give Willow and Tara an actual love scene (after years of the whole hushed lesbian thing, which adds a lot more weight to the word "Hush") and then kill her off at the very last minute. I have to say that was genius. I bet people were very mad at that. Protests in the streets. But maybe people expect turns like that in the series. I dunno. I haven't watched it for very long, just blasted through the DVDs until seasons 5 and 6, I have caught on F/X. And it does suck I don't get to see the whole episode, since I know they are cut after the first showing.
I actually wasn't that shocked by Tara's death. I was trying to avoid spoilers, but the info box on my guide said something along the lines of the Scoobies losing one of their own. If Buffy died again, it would be redundant. Minor characters always have a half life, so I knew it wasn't going to be Xander or Willow, which left Anya and Tara. Tara seemed to be closer to Warren's radius, I suppose.
It also confused me that Willow could bring Warren's ex back to talk to him, but couldn't do the same thing with Tara, or maybe she didn't want to, but it seems strange she wouldn't conjure an image of Tara up to torture Warren, to see her again alive somehow, like when she made Tara's clothes come to life when she left.
I didn't understand the skin ripping thing either, other than special effect. Plus, I know the Scoobies have killed humans before. Buffy killed the guy running the zoo in the first season, right? Then there was the one evil watcher with the glove, I think her name was Gwen. Giles killed Ben. Buffy let that one cancer guy die with the vampires. There probably are others. All of the Scoobies have almost killed each other or put each other in peril.
I always wondered why Faith had to serve time in jail, when Buffy has broken into buildings, killed at least one human, stolen things and basically has broken the law on many occasions. Is that because she is a hero and Faith isn't?
I am new to watching this show on F/X and I have never seen the six season before now. I have a question about Normal Again, the show where Buffy thinks she is in an insane asylum.
By the end of the show, I am wondering if:
1) This is reality. Buffy has been dreaming it all, ala Dallas/Bobby in the shower. This theory is really twisted because it would mean her view of heaven would be drugged in an insane asylum. But it makes sense. She was in a place where she felt loved (her parents were together, she was the only child, they loved and cared for only her), somewhat at peace (which is hinted at how she came to when she "died" and was with her parents) and probably as happy as she could be. This could be heaven for her, not having to deal with bad decisions she makes, responsibility and slaying. She could rest.
At the end, she chooses to go back into her fake world.
2) This is an alternate reality. Like the one Vamp Willow was in. There are two Buffys...one crazy, one sane. They could meet up later for coffee and giggles.
3) This is a halluncination. Not as fun as the first two, but insanity brought on my the poison, which we never get to know what it is, so it could be an alternate reality making poison, or make Buffy crazy poison or bring Buffy back to "reality" poison. Willow never says what it does. It is a mystery.
The last scene is what gets me. It is shown in 3rd person after Buffy makes the choice and the insane Buffy is gone. It means the other Buffy is still there. You could argue this by saying she was still there because she hadn't taken the anidote and maybe that was the case, but the ending leaves the show up for grabs...is she making everything up or not?
And my other rant for the six season is that I wish everyone would ease up on Spike and Willow. Spike has fought on the side of good and deserves better to be teased and used by Buffy. Buffy should know better and has also teased Xander in the series and it makes her seem very immature. Spike just takes it because he loves her, but I feel that her stupidty will backfire on her. I haven't seen the last episodes of this season and am resisting spoilers, so don't tell me what happens. I didn't think their relationship was that abusive. So they have sex in public and get a little bit nasty in the sack...why is that seen as abusive? I am so sick of Buffy having great sex with a hot guy and then whining about it. Grow up. Get with Spike and get a life. Stop being a martyr. Wah.
Dawn too...what a little annoying idiot she has become. I don't think I have seen a show where she hasn't had a fit and ran upstairs. She has a sister who is willing to work a crap job to support her. Not that Buffy couldn't find better. I couldn't believe Xander and Dawn were talking about how Buffy's career live was over...geez, not really. Many high school grads do as well as college grads, they work hard too. It just seems kinda funny...like they are in Buffy's head...ooh, insane girl...theory 1!
Willow got a bad rap too. Didn't Tara use spells to conseal her demon half for a year until she found out it wasn't so? Didn't she also put the Scoobies in danger by using a spell to make demons invisible to them? It just seems hypocritical to jump over someone for doing the same thing you do and she doesn't seem to remember when Glory made Tara insane, Willow used magick to bring her back. Still, Willow is a bad person. I don't understand it. I am still waiting for Willow to get back on the bus to Boystown. Her relationship with Oz was pretty good and I highly doubt she is done with men. It just seemed like one day it was fine Willow used magick, like black magick to hurt Glory and then the next, she is hopelessly addicted. It didn't seem like a real leap in time. It seemed very soap opera-y. But, it was nice to see the old Willow come back to her computers and books.