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Posted Mar 14, 2012 @ 11:12 PM

A mighty list of warm fuzzies. I also smiled internally at your comment about the format. I hate slideshows. They force me to keep clicking and it's so tedious.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:47 PM

For those not familiar with Reddit, one of their features has posters asking famous/interesting people a lot of questions, to which they put down answers. Most of the time, they don't suck (exceptions are when PR people do the answers).

Anyway, highlights from I am Joss Whedon.

Edited by cutecouple, Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:52 PM.

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Posted Apr 11, 2012 @ 8:07 AM

Fun read. The AMA thing was pretty hilarious too.
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Posted Apr 11, 2012 @ 8:45 AM

Didn't realize he had a page 2 of comments.
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Posted Apr 11, 2012 @ 1:10 PM

Read this interview today.

Loved this "top of his head" comment:

In a fight between Buffy and Black Widow, who do you think would win?

Buffy would go easy at first, but as soon as Natasha popped her with a Widow Sting, she'd start bringing some slayer brawn to the fray. Natasha's fast, but a couple of good connects and she's wobbling, possibly something broken -- she whips out her glock and now Buffy's dodging -- right where Natasha wants her. Natasha shoots the cable holding the steel barrels and they tumble onto Buffy, nearly burying her -- Buffy just arcs out of the way, grabbing the splintered cable and swinging directly onto Natasha, a bullet grazing her cheek as her feet land hard on the Russian's shoulders, sending her back flat -- crack! -- on the floor, Buffy wrenching the gun away and tossing it, fist ready for the final strike. Natasha, struggling to stay conscious, says the fight's over. Buffy agrees, but Natasha explains: She poisoned Buffy hours ago. That waitress that brought her salad ? Natasha smiles. The poison is dormant -- 'til it's activated by adrenaline. Buffy's eyes narrow. "Too bad I didn't use any." Wham! Natasha's out for the count, and Buffy's heading -- slowly -- to Willow for a mystical cleanse.

That'd be my first guess.


I was "watching the movie in my head" as I read it.
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Posted Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:46 AM

For all you people looking to get a Buffy fix, there is a porn parody coming out

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Tljokbzo85I
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Posted Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:21 PM

SMG Pregnant Again

Charlotte is a cutie.
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Posted May 2, 2012 @ 11:42 PM

Buffy fares pretty well in the Rolling Stones ranking of Joss Whedon efforts.
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Posted May 4, 2012 @ 10:13 AM

Season 1 of BtVS ranks below Season 6 and even Season 7? Season 5, (which I'm utterly meh on), places second out of all 24 Joss Whedon projects they evaluated? Season 8, which I literally couldn't even get through, ranks as highly as it did?! Season 2, which for me is one of the very best seasons of TV ever, places 'only' seventh? Suffice it to say that I disagree strongly with a lot of these rankings, but I suppose that's inevitable!
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Posted May 4, 2012 @ 10:54 AM

Yeah, those ratings are all wackadoo. Their complaints are silly. And Serenity is flawless, IMO. *shakes fist*
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Posted May 4, 2012 @ 1:20 PM

Season two should have been before three, or at least on par with it. I was never big on Firefly (not that I didn't enjoy it very much), but loving Serenity was my gateway into it. It's nice that so many seasons of Buffy are so high up, though.
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Posted May 4, 2012 @ 9:01 PM

Just saw The Avengers and loved it. It is definitely a Joss Whedon movie. There are so many lines and jokes that are pure Joss. There's one joke where
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Edited by Limbonaut, May 4, 2012 @ 9:03 PM.

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Posted May 5, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

The thing that got me about the rankings wasn't just how they were ranked but the reasons they gave. The strength of AtS season 2 is the Pylea arc? Serenity is "toothless?" Season 5 is AtS "on top of its game?" Buffy season 5 is the most thrilling? And the introduction of Dawn only could have been a disaster? And although I'll never stop shipping Buffy and Angel, on behalf of Riley and his many virtues, I'd like to say, "Hey!"
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Posted Jul 27, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

I apologize for the double post, but I wanted to point to this interviewwith Joss Whedon about storytelling. This bit caught my attention:

I don't like to tell the same story twice. Now, I repeat myself all the time. I have the same themes that I go to. And I have more than once actually written the same scene twice and then realized it too late. One time I caught it, and one time it aired. That was awkward.


And I wondered what scene he was referring to. He doesn't specifically say which show it happened in but the question was about Buffy and transitioning from the original movie to the TV show. I'm wondering if it might have been the scene at the end of Crush when Buffy slams the door in Spike's face after Willow performs the disinvite spell. It's almost identical to the scene in Passion when Buffy slams the door in Angel's face after Willow performs the disinvite spell. Of course, it's possible that the scene with Spike was a deliberate callback to the earlier scene, but I kind of hope it was an accident.

Anyone else have a guess about which scene Joss might have been referring to?
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Posted Jul 30, 2012 @ 12:05 PM

Hmm, I do not but that is very interesting. And those are only the ones he is conscious of.
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Posted Jul 31, 2012 @ 9:26 AM

uptoolate, I doubt that these are the scenes that Joss is talking about, but this morning on TNT, they reran the episode "Somnabulist" (always love to see Jeremy Renner about a decade before "The Hurt Locker" and the new Jason Bourne movie). Anyway, the scene where Penn is "totally pumping Cordelia for information," and then she realizes that he's a vampire, she starts to make her escape. He is smirking, and says, "You realize that you'll never make it to the door before..."

Just then she throws open the curtains, and confidently responds, "...before you burst into flames." Penn then has to duck out of the sunlight.

That scene reminds me a lot of the Faith/Angelus showdown in Season Four, when she throws the grappling hook at him, it misses, and then he's all smirking until he realizes it's headed for the window, and he has to duck out of the sunlight.

Like I said, I'm sure that's not it, but I enjoy the symmetry...in both cases, the overmatched female uses her brains to save her own life.

Edited by SeattleStorm, Jul 31, 2012 @ 9:27 AM.

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Posted Jul 31, 2012 @ 12:04 PM

Hmm, Cordelia does a similar thing with the window-shade in the office in the episode where Angel's protogee is killing "family" in LA (sorry can't remember episode name off the top of my head.) I would think Joss was refering to something a little deeper than a vampire-stopping "trick."
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Posted Jul 31, 2012 @ 2:29 PM

Heh, you guys are talking about the same episode.

You could even parallel the scene in Somnambulist to the one in City Of where Cordelia slowly realizes Russell's a vampire.
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Posted Jul 31, 2012 @ 10:52 PM

Those scenes from Angel are pretty similar to how Buffy beat Luke in WttH/Harvest. I mean, with Buffy it was a fake out, but it was the same basic lead up.

Here I was thinking that they just meant the numerous times in Season 6 or 7 when the same basic thing seemed to happen over and over again, particularly in the mid seasons when they were obviously just filling time before getting to the next Joss mandated plot episode.

Edited by Perfect Xero, Jul 31, 2012 @ 10:53 PM.

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Posted Aug 1, 2012 @ 10:42 AM

Here I was thinking that they just meant the numerous times in Season 6 or 7 when the same basic thing seemed to happen over and over again, particularly in the mid seasons when they were obviously just filling time before getting to the next Joss mandated plot episode.


Right, but that means we have to look at the Joss-written episodes to figure out what he's talking about...not the episodes written by others. I guess I just find this particularly interesting because it has been my experience that in real life people often keep replaying the same drama due to their baggage (ex,keep falling for the bad-boy boyfriend, etc.) So I'm wondering if writers exorcise some of those same demons through their writing.
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Posted May 21, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

10th Anniversary of Buffy Series Finale article:

http://popwatch.ew.c...inale-10-years/


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Posted Dec 19, 2013 @ 7:48 AM

A recent interview with cast and crew discussing the Trio!

http://www.vulture.c...ara-willow.html
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Posted Mar 2, 2014 @ 6:12 PM

SMG tweeted a pic of her with David Boreanaz and his Bones co-star Emily Deschanel on February 28:

 

http://www.dailymail...rs-TV-show.html


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Posted Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Probably not the right thread, but I need confirmation that I'm not going insane (although it probably confirms that I am just a tad obsessive).

In Australia, one of the TV networks is currently spruiking a DVD of the recent Ashes cricket series... and the backing music is a tad familiar. Thoughts?

ETA: It does sound oddly familiar (or, you know, identical) to The Final Fight theme.


Edited by jimmeh, Mar 13, 2014 @ 9:47 PM.

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Posted Mar 13, 2014 @ 9:05 PM

That it sounds like any generic sports theme music that they use on ESPN.  So I guess I'm of no help.


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Posted Mar 23, 2014 @ 9:36 PM

Well Sarah's on twitter for the past few months, and true to form, has mastered the format: @realSMG

 

She also did a reddit AMA a couple of weeks ago, and it was the most charming, most informative thing I've ever seen her do. How happy-making it is for me to see her so large with the Buffy love! And she's a BAngel shipper! ;)

 

http://www.reddit.co...wn_as_the_girl/


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Posted Mar 24, 2014 @ 1:06 PM

SMG apparently dissed the Kardashian/Kanye Vogue cover via twitter. 


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Posted Mar 28, 2014 @ 5:49 AM

I noticed on twitter that when SMG joined Emma Caulfield welcomed and followed her, SMG didn't reply or follow back and Emma later unfollowed SMG. I wonder what's going on there.

Juicy gossip, I know.
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Posted Mar 28, 2014 @ 6:56 PM

Ooh! Scandal!
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Posted Apr 9, 2014 @ 4:58 PM

SMG noted Emma's b-day yesterday and Emma made a little joke back.  Maybe there's less drama than one would think!


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