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Movie Monday: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Ok. Yes. I realize that Buffy is not a movie. Well, ok. It IS a movie. But it is a movie I have not seen. I here am talking about the TV show.

I realize that Buffy is pretty much old news for most of my flist. You've all already watched it and reveled in it and enjoyed it. But up until the past few weeks, I'd never seen much of it. I know I caught an episode or two when I was a kid, but as I recall it terrified me, and I never gave it much of a chance.

I came home from work a few weeks ago to find my boy watching Buffy. At first I as puzzled, and not a little annoyed by the show. This is probably in part due to the fact that Nick was watching bits and pieces of season 4, and I had no clue what was happening.

Slowly but surely, I came around. I started to get attached to characters and pairings. I started asking questions about the plot.

And of course, I started shipping things.

Here are my (highly consolidated) thoughts on all things shippy in Buffy. Bear in mind that I'm only in the middle of Season 3 (although I've seen most of season 4 at this point.)



SPIKE/BUFFY



And nobody was at all surprised.

I love the shit out of Spike/Buffy. I spoil myself on things in advance, so I have a fairly solid grasp on the whole arc of Spuffy. It's completely my kind of pairing - all twisted and messy and complicated.

Really, I just love Spike. I love his flat-out honesty and his general silliness and mopiness and sapiness. He makes my heart go pit-a-pat.


GILES/BUFFY



Now THIS may come as a shock. But I actually ship this just a wee bit harder than Spuffy.

*LE GASP*

Yes, I know. Gigantic age gap, father figure, yadda yadda yadda. Regardless, I love the whole idea of Giles/Buffy. (I will clarify for anybody who wondered that I'm thinking of an of-age Buffy. I would hope that doesn't need to be stated.) Frankly, I think Giles is the person who best understands Buffy - and in turn, I think Buffy understands Giles better than most, though she screws up badly from time to time.

So much depends on Buffy and Giles working together, training together, and understanding one another. I think, at the end of the day, that they'd be fantastic for each other.

WILLOW/SPIKE



This pairing honestly didn't even enter my mind until Nick mentioned he'd read some really good fics centered around this pairing. Then the episode where Spike comes back after Dru leaves him happened. And BAM. Shippage.

Spike's an ass. No two ways around that, really. And Willow's tiny and adorable and innocent and all that jazz. But she's also fierce and honest, and when she gets pissed, she's not afraid to yell and tell it like it is. Spike needs a bit more of that in his life.


I enjoy Oz/Willow and Tara/Willow as well. As pairings, they're both really sweet and I want to snuggle every character involved.

I enjoyed Season 1 Xander/Buffy, but am less inclined towards the pairing now. I like Cordelia/Xander and Cordy/Angel too.

Oh, yeah. I kind of like Angel/Buffy. At least for the ridiculous levels of angst that it produces. But it's not my fave, and I probably wouldn't write oodles of fic about it.

MULTISHIPPING LIKE A BOSS. THAT'S MY JOB.

Comments

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allthelivesofme
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:12 am (UTC)
I actually haven't seen much of this show either! It is in the Netflix queue, along with Angel, but it's just 1) so. many. shows. right now and 2) I am really worried that I'm going to start loving all these characters and then Joss Whedon is going to kill them off. Mrrt. But sooner or later I'll get into it. :D

((and that fanart of Willow and Spike is hella gorgeous))
auri_mynonys
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:30 am (UTC)
It's super good. I highly recommend it. You know Joss, though. He likes to torment his fans.
allthelivesofme
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I know. D: ((I have still only watched Serenity once...))

The movie for Buffy is hilarious, too. Very dorky and early 90s and just fun. Also, Rutger Hauer just chomping down on all the set's scenery and borrowing some from other sets, too. :)
auri_mynonys
Jan. 17th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
RUTGER HAUER AAAAAHHHH *FLAIL*

Oh Serenity. *Cries forever*
auri_mynonys
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
Also, I KNOOOOOWWW THAT FANART AAAAHHHHH. *FLAIL*
allthelivesofme
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
IT MAKES ME REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO DRAW
zombres
Jan. 17th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
FACT: PRETTY DAMN SURE THAT AIN'T EVEN FANART. THINK THAT'S FROM ONE OF THE OFFICIAL COMICS. YEP.
auri_mynonys
Jan. 17th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THAT'S EVEN BETTER
odd_evenstar
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
Spike's an ass. No two ways around that, really. And Willow's tiny and adorable and innocent and all that jazz. But she's also fierce and honest, and when she gets pissed, she's not afraid to yell and tell it like it is. Spike needs a bit more of that in his life .

Something tells me this is going to be my ship. :P


Edited at 2012-01-17 03:24 am (UTC)
auri_mynonys
Jan. 17th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
Mmmm... maybe. I think you might honestly like Spike/Buffy more though. They have more scenes together, for one thing, and there's a lot more UST involved on their part. And so much more angst.

I do think Spike will be your dude, though. Spike, or Evil!Angel, or Evil!Xander.
lady_wormtongue
Jan. 17th, 2012 05:05 am (UTC)
That Willow/Spike picture is gorgeous!

And I actually have seen the Buffy movie, regrettably.
auri_mynonys
Jan. 17th, 2012 06:57 am (UTC)
I KNOW RIGHT? I can't stop staring at it. It's so many kinds of pretty.

Boy promised we'd see the original movie soon.
zombres
Jan. 17th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
LEGIT CANNOT WAIT UNTIL YOU'VE SEEN EVERYTHING (ESPECIALLY "ONCE MORE WITH FEELING" AND "TABULA RASA" AND "FOOL FOR LOVE" AND "THE BODY" AND "HUSH" HOLY SHIT).

WE NEED TO TALK ALL THE BUFFY. AND I NEED TO FINALLY WATCH MY COMPLETE COLLECTION THAT I BOUGHT OVER TWO YEARS AGO. YES.

Spike is easily my fave, but I reeeeally fucking love Giles. SO MUCH.
auri_mynonys
Jan. 17th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
We have yet to watch Hush, just because it was night when we got to that point and Nick was like, "WE DO NOT WATCH THIS EPISODE AT NIGHT." XD But I'm looking forward to all of those eps. ALL OF THEM.

WATCH ALL THE BUFFY! ALL OF IT!

I JUST LOVE EVERYBODY IN THIS HOUSE.
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