Friday, July 2, 2010

Buffy & Other Stuff

Has anyone here seen the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”? My daughter is working her way at converting me to a “Buffy” fan.

Saw the first two episodes last night. Yes, it’s a bit cheesy, but I’m curious now. Guess I want to know what all the fuss is about. And since I write vampire romance, maybe I should know what someone means when they tell me to “Buffy up my character”.

I was able to sort of fix my query during our wait to see “Eclipse” (which, by the way, is the best of the three). My daughter & I got to the theatre around 6:30 and were no where near the beginning of the line. Yes, we had tickets. We just wanted to make sure we had a good seat when they let us in (and we got lucky this year – they let us in at 8:45).

She helped point out what might be wrong with my query. I haven’t submitted the new one, yet. I like to give my changes a chance to “simmer”. And I haven’t even been able to write since Monday (I think I’m going through withdrawals). I’m hoping I can concentrate on writing during this long weekend. It’s not like we’re going anywhere (except Saturday night – a Dragons game and fireworks after). I’m looking forward to quiet.

As for my Exposed blog: I do have to say, my husband came through. While I was at the theatre on Tuesday night, he went out and purchased some new blinds for the bathroom – and installed them. I’m no longer an exhibitionist and I’m happy about it. I made sure to let him know I noticed, too.

Have a save and happy Fourth!


Emily said...

Ah, Buffy. Im a huge fan. Ive seen every episode of all 7 seasons at least 10 times. The first two seasons led something to be desired at the time they aired due to their cheesiness but after seeing the rest of the seasons, it's nice to look back at the first few and be reminded of when times were simpler for the trio or quadruplet if you include Giles. I urge you to continue you watching the series and not base your judgement on the first couple episodes or even first couple seasons because it gets better as it goes on. much better, much more dramatic, much more complicated, and much sexier. :wink: Watch James Marsters sing in season 6 during the musical ep and you'll know what I mean. Though after watching Buffy for so many years I couldnt fully appreciate the Twilight series. I got to the part about them sparkling in the sunlight and that was the end of that. haha. Hope you continue to watch because I think you'll enjoy them. Best Wishes!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Emily - My daughter and you would get along great. She's probably watched them as many times (and she may comment and correct me - as she's prone to do).

Thanks for commenting!

KAK said...

Oh, I was a Buffy fan right up to the point where she ... well, let's just say her family situation "changes."

Joss Whedon gathered an army of fans by mixing witty banter with a healthy dose of sci-fi/paranormal and a pinch of cheese. Okay, maybe more than a pinch.

If you're being told to "Buffy-Up" your protag, take a look at some of Joss's other shows to get a really good feeling of how he balances vulnerabilities with strengths.

DL Hammons said...

Huge Buffy fan here. We own the entire DVD collection, but I watched it from the very first episode and rarely missed one. Joss Whedon is a television mastermind (Firefly...need I say more!)

Stacy McKitrick said...

I'm sure my daughter will get me to watch Firefly next. She loves anything by Joss Whedon. Main reason she goes to Dragon*Con every year. And this year I'll be going with her.

I'd love to just sit and watch several hours of Buffy at a time (as I'm sure my daughter would, too), but my husband didn't care too much for the first two episodes and I do have to have some time to WRITE. We'll see what happens.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Firefly will be my next endeavor! :D I already know you like Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin, so that'll help! :)