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- Jan 1, 2010
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Summer reading! Do you want to read the book Wisdom of War or join the re-reading of the comics? We have you covered, visit these forums and jump in at any time!
BB Buffyverse Comic Re-read
Book Club: The Wisdom of War
If readings not your thing we still have you covered, watch Dollhouse with us in the spoiler free zone
BB Dollhouse Rewatch
Icon contest under way, in one week results and winners of those illustrious house points will be posted! Go vote for the final three categories: Faceless, Big Bads and Squad Goals. Art Battles & Challenges
A few high lights
New Podcast Up: “The government gave me bad hair” where we discuss the memory loss episodes Tabula Rasa and Spin The Bottle. Who did it better?
Also the podcast now has a logo, curtesy of @GwenRaiden ! See it here, where you can also give us feedback!
Once More, with Podcast Ep1: The Government Gave Me Bad Hair!
Oh and don’t forget – pick a house! Black Thorn or Sineya – are you bad to the bone or a white hat? Make the choice and never look back!
What’s going on in the Whedonverse?
Emma Caulfield is a mom! And celebrated her baby shower with some Buffy alumns
Emma Caulfield Pregnant
Meanwhile Jewel Staite got married!
Nathan Fillion proves he has the ideas to beat #WalkingTeenDeadWolf
Joss Whedon teased a new film:
"The film I’m working on right now, I could credit 100 different things for how it’s evolving. I’ll say this much about it: it’s historical fiction, it’s different than anything I’ve done before and for the first time I’m writing without a studio, a rating, a budget, or anything in mind. I’m writing purely on a level that I never have. When I finish the script, which should be a couple months, I believe all the studios will get together for a bidding-war/intervention because it is not — it’s very disturbing. It’s been a very exciting experience. I’m doing a ton of historical research, but I realized “Oh, this reminds me of Eli Roth’sAftershock.” So, really don’t know where it’s going to go."
Joss Whedon Teases “Very Disturbing” New Film; Says It’s Historical Fiction
and some more Joss
Nerd HQ 2016: A Conversation with Joss Whedon
and Sarah Michelle Gellar celebrated 1 million followers on IG! Getting pushed into a pool!
There’s a lot more dancing in the Buffyverse than you might think! So let’s get… FOOTLOOSE!
Who would win in a fight - Dark Willow or Piper Halliwell?
@caitaintdead in “Go Fish, Inca Mummy Girl or Reptile Boy which one would you keep?”
Go Fish, Inca Mummy Girl, or Reptile Boy. Which one would you keep?
See, for me, BtVS (at least in its early seasons) was about using comic effect to tackle heavy issues. There were other TV shows that were available at the time that discussed things from a literal viewpoint. BtVS was less direct, it was about leading you to the issue and then allowing you to decide for yourself what you thought. This was actually one of my favourite things about the show, that it never felt like an after school special lecturing me. The combination of comedy and demons to tackle issues never felt like a problem to me personally, but if it was to you then I can understand. We all see things differently
@Carrie Hopewell in “Better Episode: The Body or The Gift”
Better episode: The Body or The Gift
The Body for sure. In terms of directing, writing, acting, editing, everything, it was excellent. There are all sorts of interesting and subtle details in this episode that make it a masterpiece. I rewatched it this week and noticed this tidbit. From the shooting script:
Okay, remember, we're not drawing the object, we're drawing the negative space around the object. We just draw the edges of the figure, and then give me a sense of the spaces around, the space in between.
As Kevin and more kids move toward the glass to see the girl on the floor, whom now we cannot hear -- in fact there is silence entire -- the camera forward, loses them, turning to focus on Dawn's drawing: the outline of a figure, but not the figure itself. Negative space.
I like how the episode is not about the body - Joyce - but rather what surrounds the body, meaning the negative space - the scoobies. And the outline of the figure that Dawn draws looks like her mom lying dead on the couch. It's such a cool detail that shows how well thought out this episode was. It's one of the few Buffy episodes that's perfect from start to finish.
The Gift is a good episode but only the ending is great. Everything else is unremarkable in my opinion. And the ending tries too much to be epic, it becomes cheesy.
Art of the Month
@ravenstag's awesome Buffy sketches
Check them out Ravenstag's buffy sketches
Blast from the Past
SMG shows that season 6 wasn't all darkness, at least behind the scenes!
That’s all for now, keep calm and keep Buffy-Boarding.
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