Saturday, April 11, 2009

Emmie's making fun of Giles.

Some people(seems like a lot) over on slayalive is unhappy with Jim Krueger's(the writer for this issue) work on issue 24 of Season 8. They feel the writing was poor, the characters acted out-of-character and they miss Georges Jeanty's art(Cliff Richards did the art for this one).

I myself haven't read the issue yet, but thought I'd post a funny part of Emmie's review;

Preface: This is not a positive review. My first issue where I'm truly disappointed. And I'm not one of those who ranks NFFY as my favorite arc of all time for Season 8, so I didn't have high expectations for this issue like others who'd been dying for more Faith and Giles. But this...

Does anyone else think Giles came off sounding like an idiot in this piece?

Giles' Dialogue:

1. "Slayer Sanctuary?" (Yes, Giles repeat what Courtney said in a 'stating the obvious' manner.)2. "Tell me more about this Slayer Sanctuary." (Yes, please do so the story can move forward from your robotic dialogue.)
3. "We need to find this place." (No duh.)
4. "We just made it. This is the only train that reaches Hanselstadt. It's deep in the mountains." (Thank God you were here to tell us where we are, Giles, otherwise the audience would have to think for themselves without you here to point out the obvious...or maybe read a location bubble in the top corner so that you could actually sound like Giiiiiiiiles.)
5. "If these girls are hiding here, seeing you might get them back in the fight." (Again, thanks for expressing this in the most linguistically and intellectually simplistic way possible. 'Cause that's clearly in-character for you when written by Krueger.)
6. "Vampires. I don't understand. What are they waiting for?" (Wow, thanks for remembering to wear your glasses today Giles or we'd never have known that those were vampires out there and that they're all creepily waiting outside of town. No please, don't have an emotional reaction or an intelligent thought, Giles. You might hurt yourself. And I'm going to keep calling you Giles so that I remember that's who you're supposed to be.)
7. "You're too hard on yourself, Faith." (Good thing you brought your Chicken Soup for the Soul on the train, Giles. What would Faith have done without that sage advice?)
8. "Enough, Faith." (Brief. Yeah, it's better when you don't go on. Thanks.)

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