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Good Morning!


Today's posting is another "Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments" post within the Buffyverse. But with Buffy being our focus last time out, today we'll spend some time with Angel and Faith.

Our issue is Season 02's Issue 03, with the return of Pearl lookin' for some payback for the death of Nash by somehow partnering with Corky Smallwood.

But she's not a focus character, because she's a bitca. No, our focus characters are: Angel, Faith, Kennedy & Nadira.
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harsens_rob
19 August 2016 @ 10:11 am
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Hey gang.


  Welcome back to another comic edition of "Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments" where once again, we'll be taking a look at our favorite characters in the Buffyverse. This time out we'll be judging our characters of BTVS, Season 10, Issue 03.

  I do have one caveat before we dig in: Dracula is a main player in this one, but I'm not going to list him as a focus character, because frankly he isn't and can never really be a protaganist. As much as this thingie with Xander is interesting and offbeat, he's still not somebody I'd ever trust as a "good guy", and I really try to leave the focus characters' slots for the people we want to root for. Dracula doesn't cut it, despite how humorous he can be when he's not being imperious and scary. Of course, he can still get a kudo or demerit like everyone else.

Oh, gang. And myself. How do we let ourselves be charmed by Dracula, of all vampires??Collapse )

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Hey Gang!

And here we have our second posting: Best of / Worst of Character Moments in Angel & Faith. We’re looking at Season 2, Issue #02 this time around, as mentioned in the post a few minutes ago.

See, sometimes I’m still able to follow through on what I just said I’d do. And a quick ‘other news item’ - I’m working on the next review too, “Clash of the Titans” with Harry Hamlin and starring Harryhausen’s dynamite creations.


This issue, our main players will have to be: Faith, Angel, Nadira, & Kennedy.

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harsens_rob
08 August 2016 @ 12:31 am
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Hello All.

I’ve got two posts tonight to share. Both are Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments and this first one will be for BTVS, Season 10, Issue 02.

Our second will be for Angel & Faith, Season 02, Issue 02.


Our current issue is all about fighting off Vicki and her shape shifting vampires who shouldn’t be, and welcoming Giles back to the Scooby Gang. And there are so many characters going on… AAHHH! Who’s a “main” and who is an extended cameo?!

Let’s see… um…

Our Main Players will be: Buffy, Giles, Xander, Dawn, Willow, Spike, & Andrew.

Everybody else is gonna be a ’cameo’.

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Hey Gang.

Time again for a “Best of / Worst of Character Moments” posting. This time out, we’re going to stick with Buffy, in addition to our last two reviews posted, and take a closer look at our centrals in Issue One, Season 10.

Our Main Drivers in this one are: Buffy, Spike, Willow, Xander, Andrew, & Dawn.

And what I liked about this one, is how everyone had something to do. We even get a cameo from Faith and Giles being all actiony!

But, is there anything here to issue kudos for? That’s the real question for this post.

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harsens_rob
01 August 2016 @ 01:31 pm
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BTVS, Season 10, Issue 29
“Own It: Vengeance

Writer: Christos Gage, Art: Rebekah Isaacs, Colors: Dan Jackson, Letters: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft’s] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris





Blurb: Having stolen the Vampyr book to take control of the new rules of magic, the vengeance demon D’Hoffryn has plans to make himself invulnerable and take over the world --- of course. This Big Bad is also leading a corps of vengeance demons that includes some familiar faces… Meanwhile, the Scoobies have reunited, and in miracle fashion Dawn and Xander were able to find their way home. Now Buffy’s plan --- with all the sideline assistance that she has been enlisting --- is for one final fight: The Slayer and her friends vs. D’Hoffryn….

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harsens_rob
31 July 2016 @ 04:50 pm
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BTVS, S03, E13

The Zeppo





Writer: Dan Vebber
DIR: James Whitmore, Jr.

Blurb: While the gang battles creatures from the Hellmouth, Xander has his own adventure when he encounters a group of reanimated corpses (edited)….

My Blurb: Before y’all begin to read through the episode, you should go in knowing that I didn’t find this episode oh-so-engaging during its first run. The concept is interesting… seeing the A-plot through the eyes of somebody stuck in the B-plot and making what should be the B-plot into the actual focus of the episode. I also like the tweaking of the nose toward the overwrought Bangel, as we see Angel-Buffy through Xander’s eyes. But overall, this was never a fave of mine so YMMV.

In addition, I always feel this episode is out of place for all of the “keep Xander away from the danger!!!11!”. It feels too far into the series for everyone in the gang to suddenly be worried about Xander getting hurt, when next episode everything is as usual again. I think I’d have bought this if it had been at the start of season 02 but it feels like too much water has gone under the bridge for the attitudes displayed towards Xan’s fragility here, what with his facing down Angelous with the gang and all.

But there are far worst episodes I’ve covered [Hello Ms. French & Moloch] and others to come [‘Beer Bad’] that I’ll never the less review, so let’s relax and get to it.


Scene 01: We open with quick flashes of scary monsters in a fog, growls and quick motions to and fro.
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Current Mood: Too hot, again. Just too hot.
 
 
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Running around all day... sweltering... can't breathe... this weather MUST break soon.

Ugh.








   I call shenanigans on this one... IT FEELS WAY WORSE than this.
                                     I think I'm actually physically drowning in the air.




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Best of / Worst of Character Moments with Angel & Faith, Season 02, Issue #1.

With Giles back in the land of the living, Faith has decided on some time away from Angel's drama-drama while the vampire tries to protect the traumatized citizens of the newly christened "Magic Town".


Our focus characters for my critical eye are: Angel and Faith.

There are several others, but I'm counting them as cameos, some literally, some glorified.

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I KNOW!!

I can't explain this shit. I just find myself freaking "liking" them on Youtubish. WHY?! What is my obsession with this song?

I need help. But since there isn't a free psychiatrist hanging out behind my chair, I present these. Maybe by sharing the madness, I'll get over it.
[These aren't even added to YouTube Favorites because I don't even like them that much... but I can't stop myself anyway.]


Some Study That I Used To Know

Somebody That I Used To Troll

Somebody That I Used To Blow   [jeez, I miss sex]  Um... this one is NSFW - despite being done with dolls [Uh... Lilo and uhm.. Frank Castle - The Punisher? ... and Earring Ken maybe?] , unless your company has an unusually lax attitude about adult comedy, in which case I'm totally jealous and you should keep it to yourself.

Obama That I Used To Know [Poor President Obama. So much vitriol over the past 8 years. Surprise to everyone who doesn't know how gov't works... the President isn't an Emperor. If Congress won't cooperate and if the Supremes second guess his directives, then yes... he really is quite limited in what he can do.]

Captain America - Some Bucky That I Used To Know [Which I'm just objecting to on principal. I'm so effing sick of comic characters who are DEAD only to suddenly be not dead. Listen asshats... If you don't have more creativity than this to create your own characters with enough personality to grab imaginations, then f'ing quit.]

Somebody That I Used To Blow [yeah, again... but with people rather than plastic, which I suppose means it's even less for work viewing-- Unless your work place is so lax in attitude that I want to hunt you down, kill you and take your place  -- uhm and different lyrics like "Still I let you kiss me where I pee..."  Oh! And it's quite gay].

The Star Wars That I Used To Know


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