Blinkered!

Sep. 16th, 2009 05:41 pm
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I noticed it in the Buffyfandom the tendancy to have Angel do no wrong, while Spike could do no right. The total hero worshipping of one character, while constantly pointing out the flaws in the other. The whole point of character development in programmes is that they do develop. Spike fans can see his flaws, and also acknowledge them. We know where he started off, and what he became. It was what made him one of the most interesting characters in the show, and was what made Joss such a great storyteller.

Now in SPN we have the same thing with Dean can to no wrong, Sam can do no right. While the character development of both Sam and Dean is not as well written as it was for Angel and Spike, especially Spike (Angel could be very boring at times, he was quite static), the fans reaction is the same.

One character who is constantally good is not good storytelling. While Joss is better than Eric in that field, there has to be some movement in character. Yes EK may concentrate on Dean more, and show us his developements in more detail (another example of bad storytelling, after all he only had two main characters, so could've spent more time showing Sam's motivations last season, a major flaw of the season in my book).

If one character can do no wrong then they are boring, which I don't think either Angel or Dean are, it is just the depth of the character is being ignored. Spike, for example, moved from being almost a pantomime villian in Season Two, to a fully developed souled vampire in Season Seven. One we understood. While Angel was always far more interesting when we got glimpses of Angelus. To see where he started in his full evil character, to his search for redemption with his soul is what makes him interesting.

In dismissing the character to this one dimensional always right, always wrong way takes away any depth, or humanity (yes I know two of them are vampires, but they have souls). Humans are flawed, and so should good fictional characters be as well.

The depth of character development shown in BtVS and AtS, of each and every character in the show, is what makes Joss such a great storyteller, and his keeps his fandom alive. We just know we can put these character in situations and explore how they would react. I'm not sure that EK has given us enough information on either Dean or Sam to be fully inside their heads they way we can with Buffy!Verse characters.
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If you have read it, just forget Angel: After the Fall, who, if either, should get the Shanshu Prophecy.

[Poll #1407880]
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A silly little drabble that came to me! Sorry, I promise to stop now!

Sam and Dean knew about things that went bump in the night. The monsters of your worse nightmares. Then one night they heard about a champion vampire, with a soul who also saved people from the monsters. Sam found lots of sites dedicated to the vampire, and was surprised to find out there were two, each of them with many devoted, enamoured female fans.

“Makes sense Sammy, I mean they are champions."

“They are not even trying to keep a low profile. They even seem to have a television show”

“How awesome would a programme be with us in it!”
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Title Lost

Angelus had been a teacher. He had taught Penn, Drusilla and Spike the art of pain. How to be deadly predators, killing, inflecting pain on humans. Even enjoying pain themselves. He had stood tall in the ranks of vampires, a figure to be feared.

Now, even with a soul for one hundred years, he was a student. His teacher was a young teenage girl, who was still growing herself. They had a crush in each other. Without an elder role model Angel was lost. Still he didn’t mind following her lead. It had been so long since he felt anything.
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Sorry did have another idea for the prompt after all, was just trying to think of something other than Dr Who. It didn't work!

Title Aliens?

Angel looked at the models outside the comic book store.

“So these are what Spike?”

“An exhibition of creatures from Doctor Who.”

“Doctor What?”

“Doctor Who, the British Sci-Fi programme.”

“Again I say, Doctor Who?”

“How long did you spend eating rats? How’ve you missed Doctor Who?”

“Not all of us wasted our time sitting in front of a television.”

“Well at least I kept up with modern culture.”

“So how do we track the demon down here, with all of these, whatever.”

“They are models of aliens pouf. We should be able to track a demon from cardboard figures.”
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Not quite a drabble, got a little longer than that!

Title Chance Encounters
Author woman_of_
Crossover AtS and Dr Who
Characters Angel, Spike, The Doctor and Donna
Setting NFA
Rating U
Word count 844
Dedication for [livejournal.com profile] zoesmith, who wanted "I don't if it could work but what about Spike and Angel meeting Donna and the Doctor?" They do meet, for a while!

Chance Encounters )
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Just realised I hadn't posted these at my journal!

Title Surveillance Camera

Surveillance Camera, OC )

Title Before a Fall
Before a Fall, Angel )
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Well my usual three drabbles for the week! I'm on such a roll today. Can you tell this is the first day I have felt good in a long time?

Bow Wow, Spike, Drusilla )

Always the Same, Buffy )
Champion, Spike, Angel )

Well I went to [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk last year, and [livejournal.com profile] speakr2customrs gave us a talk on the art of writing drabbles. The secret is in the final sentence. So imagin my delight when I got this comment today from [livejournal.com profile] ayceey "I always like your final sentences, they're always good! :)". See if you got to the convention, you might learn something too!
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These are my Three for this week. Giles wanted to have a ficlet, but I managed to get him down to 100 words in the end!

Title Soul Flower, Angel )

Title Romance, Giles )

Slayer Legacy, Buffy )

Hope you enjoy
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I had all three of these drabbles going through my head at the same time, so not sure how good any of them are. I keep jumping from one to the other!

Fashion, Angel, Cordelia )

Victorian Schoolboy, Buffy, Crazy!Spike )

School Report, Xander, Willow )

Done for this week! *sigh*
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Had a couple of items break on me over the weekend. The handle fell of my toilet cistern, and on of the buttons fell of my remote control for the DVD player. It is less than a year old, so I should just get another one. Waiting for the guy to come and fix the broken handle.

Had a plot bunny for a crossover with SPN and Angel.....but it would be Sam/Wes, with Dean and John there as well. I know it is usually Angel/Sam, but I needed Wesley, as it has to be believable that he would know more about the YED than John. Still thinking it over, as I suspect that Sam and Wes are too much alike.

Oh well, back to waiting for the repairs!
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Ok, I guess everyone knows by now that is Joss can get the funding and actors on board, he would sell out the comics in an instant. So canon? Not so much so. Then with what has gone on before in the Buffy!Verse, and the comics is there anything we can draw for the sexuality of the characters in the Buffy!Verse? Just my rambling thoughts.

Sexuality in the Buffy!Verse )

Will stop rambling now!
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I have seem a few Ten Things about Spike around, with people doing 10 things they think about Spike, themselves, other characters or Spike himself. I was wondering why Angel gets so sadly left out. Surely we can do this for the leading man of Angel: The Series?

Anyone up for it? If you even want to use it at a community, that would be great, otherwise it I might just throw it open to my flist.
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Did three drabbles for this weeks prompt "Dark" on [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday

Dark Alleys, Angel )
Second Sight, Spike/Drusilla )

Life of a Slayer, Buffy )
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Ten Words to Describe My Spike.

Ten Words To Describe Spike )

I just couldn't resist!

Angel Tries to Describe Spike.

Angel Tries to Describe Spike in Ten Words )

Angel

Feb. 9th, 2008 02:43 am
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Sorry, Sorry Sorry! Now Angel keeps nagging me to get the same treatment as Spike, and he is insistant. I have the bite marks on my leg to prove it! So here is a poll for the brooding wonder

[Poll #1135566]
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I would wonder round while Angel was on, considering this topic in my head. Now it is something that has turned up in Torchwood (and, with crossovers, Dr Who) by Captain Jack. Your hero is immortal, but your actor isn't. Does your hero age? Will with a vampire, no, but Angel, or DB changed a lot from Season One of Buffy to Season Five of Angel. Then we fans loved him, and turned a blind eye to his changes.

Ok Ok we may comment a bit on them, but more a kind of affectionate ribbing about any changes.

It was nothing big, maybe he got a little chunkier, but his hair wasn't falling out, no noticeable wrinkles, all his own teeth, and no grey hairs. So we bought into it. Some of the changes were not that gradual, but he was still Angel.

What about Captain Jack? He asks if he will age in the last episode of Dr Who season 3. On the one hand, if he can age, then Torchwood has a longer run time, but if he can age, but cannot die? Does anyone want to live forever as an old person, with all the problems of old age?

Then Captain John asks him what keeps him coming back? So can he choose at anytime after dying not to come back? Is it his ties to the Torchwood team, the Doctor, his mission that keeps him coming back?
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Nearly forgot to post this at my own journal! A silly double drabble for the [livejournal.com profile] nekid_spike prompt Leather suits all occasions. No warnings and a rating of U

Leather Suits All Occasions )
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My final two drabbles for the prompt

Angel )

Spike )
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Not been feeling too well this week. Spend more hours in bed than awake. But have eaten today and yesterday, so that is making me feel a bit better. But despite about 12 hours sleep, I am still feeling tired.

Enough of that, I did three drabbles for [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday for the prompt Time, and two drabbles for the seasonal community [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_sd, so I thought I would post them here.

Buffy Season One )

Angel Pre-series )

Mayor Richard Wilkins the III )

June 2nd, 1953, Coronation )

New York, 1977 )

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