blackfrancine: (BtVS: Spike--Randy's a superhero)
So, no!  I didn't give up on the 30 Days of Buffy meme!  I finally got my software all sorted out and my computer firing on all cylinders. And I've spent the last 3 days working on the picspam that is hiding below the cut. Oooh. Suspenseful.  

Now, my Photoshopping skills are what you might generously call rudimentary. But this, you guys, is my Mona Lisa. My Sistine Chapel. My... Still Life with Woodpecker?

Anyway. It came out almost how I wanted it to. So, I'm pleased.  So without further ado, I give you Day 13: My favorite character arc.  



Day 13: Favorite Character Arc )
blackfrancine: (BtVS: Buffy gets drunk with local vampir)
I went home for lunch today, and spontaneously decided that I wanted to eat lunch without any pants on.  So, I did. 

And I was sitting there in my business-casual top, complete with my office name badge/access card hanging around my neck, and no pants, stuffing my face with salad, when my boyfriend came home. 

He was only mildly surprised to find me in that state--arugula hanging out of my mouth and half-clad in the middle of the day. 

Later, I--still pantless, by the way--blurted out, "I don't want to go back to my office; it's boring there." 

The whole lunchtime incident has made me wonder if I'm ever going to grow up.  Probably not, I'm thinking.  Because if it hasn't happened yet, then what are the odds? What?  I'm suddenly just going to wake up one day and be filled to the brim with purpose and think that my worth as a human is in indirect relation to the thickness of the layer of dust on my furniture? Or I'm going to give a shit that my tire pressure is too low?  Or I'm going to start reading Benjamin Franklin biographies instead of pr0ny vampire-show fanfic? That just doesn't sound likely.  

I'm back at work now, wearing pants.  And bored out of my skull. 

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Also, I had a dream a few nights ago that my doctor was stalking me and my family. It was elaborate and somewhat vampire-related--his stalking method.  When I told the bf about the dream, he said it sounded like an episode of Vampire Diaries.  And I was all--"You know what?! It WAS like that."  And then I slowly realized that my doctor looks like Elijah. 

The End. 

How are you guys? Is anybody as bored as I am?  Probably not.  I think I win the blue ribbon in boredom.  YAY for me! I'm a winner.  

Robin Sparkles Canada Day
blackfrancine: (BtVS: The trio loves free porn)
 So, I realize I'm way behind on my 30 days of Buffy meme.  There's a good reason, really there is.  I switched computers, and well... I have a bootleg version of Photoshop--so I have to get my software that keeps Adobe from being able to see that I have a bootleg all set up (because otherwise, the Adobe enforcement team comes and kicks in your door, from what I understand).  For some reason it didn't transfer correctly.  But, soon.  And then there will me more Buffy for everyone!

In the meantime--or memetime (haha--see what I did there?)--I want to do this smut meme from [livejournal.com profile] ceciliaj .  Cecilia does the best memes.  True facts.  Another true fact? Talking about smut is fun.  

Let's talk about sex, Baby )
blackfrancine: (BtVS: Ben Is Glory?)
I don't know if I've mentioned this about myself, but I'm impetuous.  To a fault.  Maybe impetuousness is always considered a fault? Well, mine is like a super fault, then.  The San Andreas fault. 

I think I must've fallen and hit my head or something (but I don't remember it). Because I bought a new laptop. It's shiny and new.  

Another sign that I've lost my mind or suffered some sort of head trauma: I bought a paid LJ membership.  And an icon package.  Now, typically, I wouldn't say that's an indication of my oncoming dementia, but if you consider that I have icons that I never use even out of my "free package" selection of 15, it seems a little irrational to buy more, doesn't it?  Somehow, I managed to convince myself that it was the limited scope of the 15 icons that was preventing me from using them to their best effect.  

And last.  I bought ALL of the Buffy Season 8 comics on amazon yesterday.  So, they'll be here soon.  I'm excited. But, the problem is that I haven't yet returned the wrong comics that I bought (I mistakenly bought the Omnibus).  I was supposed to return those first.  But I didn't. Because I'm the least responsible person in the world.  

And frankly, I'm seriously considering buying some clothes from ModCloth.  So.  I think I'm on a shopping jag.  

Anyway! Enough about my foolhardy spending habits. Let's humor my desire to stick to this imaginary schedule, and talk about memes and stuff. 
Day 10: Something I liked that fandom didn't )

Day 11: Somthing I hate that fandom loves )
Day 12: Least favorite season )
blackfrancine: (Andrew Funnel Cake)
So, after having been shockingly on schedule with this meme for 8 days, I missed yesterday.  But I have a good excuse!  I. Signed up. For Seasonal Spuffy.  That's right.  And I spent the better part of last night attempting to write something!  I think it probably sucks!  But still.  I have plenty of time to try and make it not suck. 

Anyhoo! Have a surprisingly long stream-of-consciousness essay on my favorite villain(s)!

They wrapped evil around them like a large, evil Mexican serape )
blackfrancine: (Andrew Funnel Cake)
So, in a very unfortunate turn of events, this morning, I spilled a soda on my laptop.  Expanded tale of woe )

It was actually kind of hard to decide on a least favorite couple.  It turns out I don't exactly hate any couples.  But I settled on this one...
I don't like any of that stuff. Except theā€”the fighting evil part. Even then, I prefer a nice foot massage )
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There's not a lot to say about this episode because... well, because I don't like it.

Pull them little strings and I'll sing you a song, I'm your puppet  )
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Day 6 is my favorite couple, and I’m not even going to play the fake-you-out game where I pretend like my favorite pairing is Xander/Cordelia or Willow/Kennedy, because we all know what I’m going to pick.

So brace yourself, f-list and assorted other readers. Because you’re about to be punched in the face with the full force of my shipping fury.


AHOY! The ship is settin' sail, mateys! )
blackfrancine: (Joan is a superhero)
So, I don't know if anyone noticed--if you did, you are magnanimous in nature for not correcting me-- I posted two "Day 3's."  I'm not surprised that I had a counting!fail.  But, really, I thought I would've broken ten with no mistakes.  Alas.

But, I'm all set straight and cardinally numbered.  And rarin' to do Day 5.   Which! Is super apropos for [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle 's Why So Icy? poll!  

My favorite season?  Easy.  

I will cut a bitch... (Get it? LJ cut? Heh. I suck.) )
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This was another difficult choice. I kept thinking of an episode that I love—and then I’d start to write up an explanation of why it’s the GREATEST EPISODE EVAR, and then suddenly I’d remember another episode. And I was like, D’oh. I think I like that episode more than the other one.

Yeah… repeat these steps about four times, and you have an idea of the evolution of this post.

So, I made a little list of the runners up, because I think they deserve some recognition as well.

You were fighting as a soldier on their side )
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Apparently we're having rolling blackouts all over the state--and the power in my office keeps going out!  So I got sent home--where there's power! And Internet! And cupcakes!  

This may be the greatest day ever.  

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Well, it is now.  It was far less great when I was standing in my pitch black office, trying to find my car keys because I'd put them somewhere on my desk, but couldn't see where.  And there was a brief period of panic when I thought I might have dropped them somewhere in the darkened hall, and now had no way to find them.  And my office phone didn't work--because, duh, no power--and (like an idiot) I had left my cell phone at home--so I couldn't even call my boyfriend and demand that he pick me up immediately and take me home so that I could find my spare key.  Oh, anxiety attacks.  Old friends.  So glad you could stop by this morning. 

My freak out looked something like this, only without the car, because I couldn't get into my stupid car:

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But then I found my keys, came home, made biscuits and bacon and am going to take a nap.  And maybe watch Veronica Mars.  Or an episode or two of Buffy.  Or maybe I'll start BSG finally.  The world is my oyster.  

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Day three is supposed to be on my least favorite character. And this was a tough one. A little while ago, it probably would’ve been Xander. Because of his mansplaining in Into the Woods and slut shaming in… well, too many episodes to count, really. But. I’ve sort of had a Come to Jesus moment with Xander (in this scenario, Xander is not Jesus. I don’t know who is—but it isn’t Xander). I’m still not crazy about him, but my seething hatred has dissipated.

Willow was another contender—mainly for her baby talk. Snuggly wuggly? Smoochies? Ugh. I can’t stand baby talk. Not to mention the “Baby” talk with Tara—them calling each other “Baby” and “Sweetie” all the time. Gag me. But that hardly seems like grounds to award her the Least Favorite Character title.

I realize that everyone is going to think that I’m a total freak and that no one in the entire world feels the way I do about this character, but whatever. I’m a lone wolf. A renegade. I follow the beat of my own drum and all that.

So, without further ado, the Least Favorite Character title goes to…
Can't fight the seether )
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No! I'm kidding; there'll be no singing.  I kept trying to work the lyrics for "Kiss Off" into here somewhere because it's been in my head all day. But I failed.  OR DID I?

They'll hurt me bad, they do it all the time )
blackfrancine: (Joan is a superhero)
Actually, no.  This isn't important.  But I'm jittery and bored and sleepless.  So, I'm posting this.  

Woo hoo! I just started watching the Vampire Diaries last week, and I'm almost caught up. My feelings about it can be summed up thusly: I ♥ Damon. And Jenna. And Caroline. And Alaric and Jeremy are A-OK too. Elena isn't too bad either. The end.

Well, psych. That's not really the end. I have one more thought--I love the Salvatore brothers' relationship. That's some compelling human drama. I mean, man am I predictable. Nothing reels me in like a good sibling story, I tell ya. 

In other news, I've been thinking about doing the 30 Days of Buffy meme for a little while now.  Hopefully, it'll be a way of getting myself to post more often. And also I get to talk about my ~feelings~, which is pretty much my favorite pastime.  

Heh. Not really. That was a joke. I don't like to talk about my real feelings (though it seems like I do it an awful lot lately)--but I do like to talk about my Buffy-related feelings.  So, I figured I'd go ahead and kick it off right now with day one, my favorite female character...

All the ladies in the house, I'm callin' out to ya )

Also-- I hate the world right now.  I just figured out that after hemming and hawing over Season 8, that I bought the wrong damn thing.  And I'm gonna have to take it back to the bookstore (and I only bought it from the bookstore because I had a gift card)--and they always give you the side-eye when you return books.  Which, I get. I'd be giving side-eye if I were them.  But this is totally legit! I haven't read them.  And they were expensive.  So, that's not gonna be fun.  Boo-urns.  
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I'm stealing [livejournal.com profile] ceciliaj 's movie meme because it looked fun and time consuming. And I had some time that needed to be consumed. So here goes: my favorite movies released each year of my life, then narrowed down to one movie per decade--with an explanation of why I have the greatest taste in movies ever.

I think what this meme will accomplish will be to out me as a lover of incredibly silly movies. Also, I'm going to cheat. There are just some years for which I can't possibly narrow it down to just one movie. So, I'm a dirty cheating cheater. Let's get started, shall we?


MOVIES! )
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Okay. So, there must be something wrong with my computer's microphone, because after trying to record a thousand times, I finally switched to my boyfriend's computer, and it worked the very first time.



I just listened to it, and I have, like, a Shatner-esque pausing situation happening. I WAS NERVOUS OKAY? I promise I don't pause like that all the time. Also I kind of cough a few times, so, sorry about that. Allergies.

Questions:

Who are you?
Where are you from?

Say the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pyjamas, Caught, Orange, Coffee, Direction, Naturally, Aluminium and Herbs.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
blackfrancine: (Smarter than you VMars)
So, lately I maybe have been rewatching Veronica Mars for, like, the 4th time. And, as is now my way when my obsessiveness reaches a certain fever pitch, I’ve gone looking for good VMars fic. And I have to say a few things.

First, I’ve been so spoiled by this little corner of fandom. Really and truly. Spoiled rotten. We’re so organized. There are so many archives! And awards! And people with kick ass indexed journals! And to some extent I guess all that’s to be expected. VMars ran for a much shorter time, had a much smaller following, and it’s not fantasy/sci-fi, so I think that it probably attracts fewer hardcore fans. And the result is that there’s much, much less to choose from fanfic-wise than in Buffy fandom. So, of course there’s less good-quality writing out there. And… I get that. I do. But, what I find a little troubling is the proportion of fics that make Logan into a big ol’ woobie while painting Veronica as a soul-sucking bitch. Because I just cannot read such juvenilely developed characters as that. I can’t do it.

Um.  Spoilers through the end of the series under the cut. 

Cut because I just can't shut up )
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So, I've been a little bored lately. And this has forced me to entertain myself--so (inspired by something negative I saw on Tumblr), I started thinking about how much I love Buffy, the character. Then, out of further boredom, I decided to make an art project or two. It truly is shocking the things that boredom will drive me to.

Please to be reading my love letter to my fictional BFF, Buffy.

Let me count the ways... )

ETA: I don't know why my picspams are showing up so small.  I swear the original files aren't that size.  Oh well.  
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He just sent me an e-mail with the subject line "Get a hat" that says:

And hold the fuck on to it!!! Nicholas Brendan and Clare Kramer are doing a karaoke meet and greet the Friday night that the Austin Comic Con is in town. Of course it is a hundred dollars a ticket, but if we are already paying $100.00 for the tickets what's another $100.00.


My boyfriend. He's funny. And he references Tina Fey skits in his emails that encourage the spending of exorbitant amounts of money to see Buffy cast members.
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I'm weak, okay? I knew that this would happen when more than 2 people posted about it in short succession. I never stood a chance.

Whatever. It's here.

I have nothing up. Well, one reblog--and it's pretty funny, I think. So, if you go there, read the whole thing--because the stupid format cuts it off before the pertinent part. But whatever. I don't have a profile picture. And I have no idea what to use as a profile picture. Right now, my tumblr looks like a poor little orphan. I've gotta figure out what I'm doing over there. It took a bizarrely great amount of time to fill in my information-free profile. And I think I may have gone on Pixies overload (user name, blog name, and "about" all referencing one band is maybe a little much, no?). But whatever. There's nothing else that came to mind. I'm pretty sure I'm putting a compleeetely insane amount of importance on this--why am I stressing about a profile picture and Pixies references? I do not know. Probably because I'm insane.

But, hey! Tumblr. Let's tumbl or whatever the verb would be.
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I should mention up front that I have no idea whether what I'm about to say is of any significance whatsoever.

But, in a conversation with [livejournal.com profile] eleusis_walks , he mentioned the poet Yeats in regards to Angel season 5. That's what planted this seed--so I just thought I'd give him credit (or blame--whatevs).

The poem Second Coming is about... well, it's about a lot of things. But in its most literal reading, it's about the destruction of one world and the creation of another. The new world is represented by a sphinx/lion figure.

It struck me as more than a little coincidental that, from what I hear, the new baby universe is a little lion thingy in the comics. 

And also, it should be mentioned that Yeats is a bit of nut--and he was all into the idea of different dimensions and apocalypses and what have you. So, very much Buffy-compliant.

Just throwin' that out there in case it matters to anyone. Oh, and here's a copy of the poem:

THE SECOND COMING

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
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Okay, folks. I finished AtS season 4. And I don’t know what to say as a preamble, here. So I’m just gonna start blurting out my feelings.

Feelings... Whoa, whoa, whoa... feelings.  )
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Woot! The boyfriend is out of town for the weekend, so guess what that means… It means I get to be totally hedonistic—and do whatever I want and no one will distract me with their questions, like “Hey, are you hungry, should we go get lunch?” or “Have you seen this awesome clip of a corgi jumping into a lake in slow mo?” Just me and AtS and other fannish Internetting things for a whole 2 days. Well, that and I’m gonna have to paint the base boards in the living room—-BUT! I can put Angel on while I paint. I am a deluxe multi-tasker!

But first, before I throw myself headlong into my weekend of hedonism and isolation, I have to share with you the Spuffy revelation that was just… uh… revealed to me. I was reading some older entries in [livejournal.com profile] molly_may ’s journal today while I was at work (and should have been working--not so much a multi-tasker at the office). And a few months ago she posted this most excellent poll with bonus picspams!

Click for Visual Aids and Epiphanies  )
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It’s time to assess. I’m about a quarter (or maybe a third?) of the way through AtS season 3, and I need help. Help me think thoughts! Talking with [livejournal.com profile] ohwaluvusbab has led me to these conclusions (most of which are about season 2, and part of which I’m just cutting and pasting here because I’m LAZY):

Rambling under the cut because I am verbose )
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A friend of mine posted about this website on her Tumblr, and I thought some of y’all on my flist might find it interesting, so I thought I’d pass it along. Women in Refrigerators Syndrome describes the use of the death or injury of a female comic book character as a plot device in a story starring a male comic book character.

It reminded me of the post on Man Pain™ that [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle posted/linked to not that long ago (that I can’t for the life of me find)—and all the sacrificing of female characters that occurs on both AtS and BtVS.

The Women in Refrigerators site lists a bunch of female comic book characters and how they were offed/maimed/depowered. A companion page , titled Men Defrosting, takes a similar look at male characters—but points out how male victims of violence are more frequently restored to their former status than their female counterparts.

I don’t have a whole lot of commentary to add—perhaps because I’m only on season 2 of AtS—and because the the WiR content pretty much speaks for itself. But I wanted to point out that the WiR site has responses from comic book fans and industry people. And a few of them are really interesting. Especially this response from fan Jeff Mace. He makes lots of valid points throughout—but what strikes me is that despite how he clearly understands exactly what this discussion is about, he still manages to COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT.

In wrapping up his argument, he says:

"When tragedy befalls a comic heroine, it might be due to the lineage of the medium in which she exists, it might be due to cultural universals that have been with us throughout human history, and, yes, it just might be the work of a untalented, incompetent, and/or misogynistic hack.

"It also might be part and parcel of an important story, a story that deserves to be told. Or it could simply be a product of the symbiotic, cyclical relationship between the storyteller and the audience: male characters written by male creators for male fans, some of whom will become male creators and write stories about male characters for... you get the idea."


  I just don’t even know what to say about this. It’s more impressive as a summary if you go and read his full argument, where he shows a thorough grasp of the debate—then ends it with this, which reads like, “Yeah, ladies are getting cut into pieces and shoved into refrigerators. But that might just be because men have always oppressed women.”

Wha huh, now? Isn’t that the point of this whole project? To show that oppression has indeed permeated the comic medium/superhero genre, and it manifests in a particularly violent fashion? And the fact that he seems to think that the point of the project was to prove that comic book creators are misogynistic hacks? I don’t even know.

Another troubling thing Mace says is:

"I remember an imaginary ‘interview’ PAD wrote (in one of his CBG columns) with a comics pro from ‘the future.’ In that pro's time, violence in comics had been partially supplanted by depictions of healthy, consensual sex. Therein, I suppose, lies a possible cure for the WiR malaise: Close the refrigerator door and turn down the sheets! ;)"

Maybe I don’t understand exactly what he’s saying here, but it sounds like he’s suggesting that pro’s idea of “evolution”--that the way to avoid a grisly death, for a female character, is to “turn down the sheets”?

Yeah. That doesn’t sit well with me. The concept makes sense to me—replacing violence with sex—but to argue that this is somehow a sign of progress in attitudes toward women—shifting anger expressed through mutilation of female bodies—to the portrayal of them as willing sex objects? Not loving it.

But to end on a more positive note, this response from Rob Harris is short and sweet and does an excellent job of setting up useful male disempowerment/harm vs. female disempowerment/harm parallels.

Also: Check out WiR’s righteous logo.

Tell me that isn’t awesome. You can’t. Because it IS awesome. The logo will not be denied.

ETA: Look! I think I figured out my link problem! Either that or I just royally screwed up this entry.
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I’ve been thinking about this here meta in one way or another for about a month (or maybe more)—but I wasn’t sure that I’d ever post it, because… well, c’mon. I just wasn’t sure that anyone would want to read about reflections of early Christianity in BtVS. BUT. Then the latest comic came out, and I kept hearing whispers about the Master being involved. And I couldn’t help myself. I had to post this. But if you stop reading halfway through, I promise I won’t hold it against you. I’m sort of oscillating between paranoia that I’m just repeating stuff everybody already knows and paranoia that I’m totally boring y'all with my jibberjabber about 5th century Church fathers and heretics.

Be warned: This discusses what I think are references to Christianity and early Church history in the show. But the Biblical stuff and most of the Church history is pulled almost entirely from my memory (I can try and pull sources if you’re dying for them, but I’d rather not)—if I get stuff wrong, please correct me. Also there's discussion of events through the end of the series/comics.

Buffy Love and Obscure Church History: Two great tastes that taste great together. )
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 How exciting! My first ever meme. (I'm easily amused.)  Tagged by <lj user="ohwaluvusbab">
If you've been tagged, you must write your answers in your own lj and replace any question that you dislike with a new question.

Tag eleven people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

What song are you currently addicted to?

"Deceptacon" by Le Tigre

What's your favorite season?

Fall, I guess. But late fall. Or winter. I'm in central Texas, so there's not really a fall fall--only summer and a brief period of not summer. I prefer not summer.

What's the latest movie you watched?

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Meh. It was okay.

What is the one skill you wish you had?
Sewing. Or will power. Is will power a skill? I give in to my every whim, so I need to develop some sort of skill set to deal with that.

What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
Buffy, though I'm starting back up on Dr. Who. I'm a billion years behind the rest of the world, though.

What's your favorite musical instrument?

Guitar, I guess.

What web sites do you always visit when you g
o online?
Livejournal, Jezebel, my e-mail, and the blogs of a couple of friends

What was the last thing you bought?

Shitty Chinese food

If you won 10,000 bucks today, what would you do with it?

Pay off debt (because my life is a thrill a minute), and maybe fix something in my hell-hole of a house.

Favorite time of day?
Night. Like between 11 PM and 2 AM.

What's the last thing that made you happy?
*shrug* I don't know. I read <a href="http://hecatehatesthat.livejournal.com/105664.html/">this</a> today, and it didn't make me unhappy. There may have even been giggling and audible squeeing at my desk at work. True story.

Do you want to learn another language?

I want to know another language. But I don't really want to put in the effort to learn it. I have a really bad grasp of French--so I if I had to choose, I'd probably try to fix that situation first. And then maybe learn Norwegian, because there's an author I love and only one or two of his books is translated into English.

Five things you can't live without.

Internet; air conditioning (see above about the summer/not summer seasons where I live); Curel hand lotion, Chapstick, and sleeping pills (which sounds bad--but I have ridiculous insomnia, and those pills have been a lifesaver)
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Disclaimer: I’ve never read any of the Twilight books or the Southern Vampire (True Blood) books. So, all of my opinions are based only on the movies and TV show respectively. Well, and things I’ve picked up from others who’ve read the books.

Any number of parallels can be drawn between these three franchises (and most of those parallels serve to highlight the exceptional craftsmanship with which BtVS was made—but that’s neither here nor there).
Spoilers for Sunday’s True Blood below the cut.

Read more... )
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I’m re-watching BtVS right now.  And I haven’t gotten to season 6 yet (so my feelings about what’s written here may be subject to change), but I’ve been listening to Rilo Kiley, and it sort of inspired me to write down these thoughts--which are really apropos of nothing.

Let me start out by saying that maybe the best description of depression that I’ve ever come across is the song “Better Son/Daughter” by the aforementioned band, Rilo Kiley.



Part of what makes this song such a perfect description/illustration of depression is how it includes what I like to call the Guilt/Optimism ouroboros.

 

Fun depression talk ahoy! )
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Hi there.  I was going to post something I wrote... and I probably will post that in just a little while.  But I thought, since I'd never written anything here before, maybe I should introduce myself on the off chance that someone actually reads this.  

My name's Christy.  And I'm a televison-aholic.  Well, not really. But I get really obsessed about the stuff I like--and right now I'm really obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  I'm rewatching it right now (I watched it through once last year--then watched episodes/scenes I was partial to ad nauseum--because that's pretty much how I roll--until my boyfriend threatened to break up with me if he came home to me watching "Dead Things" one more time, which is when I quietly switched to reading fanfiction obsessively).

So now, knee-deep into my second full watch, I keep having THOUGHTS.  Damn dirty thoughts won't leave me alone.  So, I finally wrote some of them down.  And that's probably what I'll use this journal for mostly: Thoughts.  About the TV and the Buffy and probably the Veronica Mars a little. And some other stuff.  

OK.  That's enough introducin'.   I'll probably be pestering y'all with another post in about 10 seconds.

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