Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Motion comic poster contest.


Only for US residents though. Design a poster for the motion comic, get 500 dollars the Blu-ray & DVD combo and a signed copy of their poster. Four runners-up will also receive the Blu-ray & DVD combo.

"The Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic Poster Art Contest (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia who are at least the age of majority in the state in which they reside as of November 29th, 2010".

I'm fussy on the rules, in case people are allowed to use their own art, use textures other people have made (after asking for permission of course) or other comic images than the ones they provide (in a file at the top of the page).

Monday, November 29, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

There's a Buffy art piece on ebay that I keep looking at.

I can't decide if I like this piece or not, but it's definitly interesting. And cheap. Too bad the seller doesn't ship internationally.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script?

From Tough Love (BtVS, S5).

Willow defends her use of magick with help from 'The Wizard of Oz' in a line cut due to length:

"But it's good-witch power, not bad-witch power. You know, Glinda-in-a-bubble, not Margaret-Hamilton-on-a-bicycle power."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

From End of days (BtVS, S7).

When examining the schyte, Willow's frustration wins out:

"It doesn't have any markings. Would it be so hard to include a little sticker? 'Hello. My name is Blank of the Blankthuselah, consult operating instructions before weilding.'"

Motivational posters

I love Whedonverse motivational posters so much. The Unspoken keeps uploading new ones to this thread and here someone collected several he/she found online (without crediting, which I dislike).

Weekly feature: What to buy?

The custom maker Jsebold87 has made some pretty cool Buffy/Angel jewellry, like this hair clip and earrings.

Browse her other cool fandom stuff on etsy. She regularly updates this forum with her new action figure customs.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

New essay book available for order. Sexual Rhetoric in the Works of Joss Whedon.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has become an enduring feature modern pop culture, spawning television spin-offs, rabid fans, and significant scholarly inquiry.

Though there have been numerous books devoted to the work of Joss Whedon, this collection of fifteen essays is the first to focus specifically on the sexual rhetoric found in his oeuvre, which includes Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dollhouse, and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, as well as Buffy. Together these essays constitute a much-needed addition to the expanding body of Whedon gender scholarship.

Pre-order at tfaw.com this month and get 30% off.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weekly feature: Excerpt from original script

Two excerpts this week, since I didn't give you one last week.

From Dear boy (Ats, S2).

In the script, Lindsey compliments Darla on her ability to manipulate Angel with this exchange, some of which were cut from the final episode due to length.

LINDSEY: We're counting on that. You've given us more information on Angel than we had when he first got here. Nobody knows him like you do, especially the side we're interested in.
DARLA: Which is -?
LINDSEY: The particular set of hairs you have the buy by. Angel may be a vampire, but he's still a man.

Transcript for the episode here, in case you want to compare to the aired version.

From Darla (Ats, S2)

When Wesley finds Angel drawing multiple sketches of Darla, in the original script he spotted a nude drawing and this exchange ensued - cut - for length or good taste:

ANGEL: I've been... thinking. That's all.
WESLEY: Thinking?
ANGEL: Yes. It helps me sometimes to think with my hands.
WESLEY: And occasionally... just the one hand?

Transcript for the episode here, in case you want to compare to the aired version.

Source: Look at the links down to the right in the sidebar.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Clay me.

Desilu over at Sideshow Freaks have done a few cartoony Buffy/Angel customs. Angel Puppet version 1, version 2 and 'Fear Itself' Anya.

Here's the thread they were posted in. Check out his others customs here. Some are just too cute.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekly feature: What to buy?

The book Buffy in the Classroom: Essay's on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer is now available.

This book combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in whichBuffy the Vampire Slayer is taught, internationally, through both interdisciplinary and discipline-based approaches. Essays describe how Buffy can be used to explain--and encourage further discussion of--television's narrative complexity, archetypal characters, morality, feminism, identity, ethics, non-verbal communication, film production, media and culture, censorship, and Shakespeare, among other topics.

Seems like it's filled with lots of different topics, so it shouldn't be hard to find something I/you guys might like.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Could this be it?

Tales of the vampires and tales of the slayer will be released in a hardcover, possibly with a new Jo Chen cover. See here for more info. According to another fan the editor of Season 8, Scott Allie, implied in a Q&A that there might be a new cover, which means it won't be the cover shown on Darkhorse's site, which was for The Thrill.

A fellow fan found this darkhorse wallpaper, with art I've never seen before, and it's says "tales" on it. Could it be the cover? It sure looks like Jo Chen's art.


It's says 2006 at the bottom left. Frak. Might not be the cover at all. Still curious were it's from.