ladyofjest: (true blood: lie back)
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ladyofjest: (buffy: be strong)
Now that I've addressed my main concerns with the movie, let's move on to the comic. I bought the graphic novel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the Origin, which is a collection of three issues of the Dark Horse comic. Its sole purpose seems to be integrating Buffy's origin story into the world of the series. Authors Christopher Golden and Daniel Brereton adapted the comic from Joss' original script. I was really excited about this, hoping for a well-rounded comic that restored Buffy's origin story back to its original dark, quirky, and gritty glory.

First, a note on the binding: when I first cracked open my copy, the pages started coming undone from the spine. I read it in a couple of hours, and the cover had completely come apart from the pages in that time. This makes me cranky.

Now, a note on the adaptation: this is a poor adaptation. My opinion on this is no doubt due, in part, to my recent reading of Alan Moore's Writing For Comics, Volume 1. Moore goes on a bit about how comics should be comics and not try to be films or books. I totally jived with this philosophy, which meant that this comic book was a definite disappointment to me in that regard. They just took the film-as-it-should-have-been and put it into panels... they didn't even try to give us more time with the characters or even fix up the transitions between scenes. This leaves us with a rather unsatisfying illustrated version of Joss' close-to-original script.

However, I must admit that the illustrations are gorgeous (apart from a few design choices regarding the vampires that annoy the shit out of me; however, I'll get to that in a minute). The artists on this project did an amazing job. I'm just happy that they made Buffy look like a 15-year-old...

Anyway, on to the story:

spoilers abound )
ladyofjest: (buffy: be strong)
My workplace has switched to a 24-hour model, so I've been scheduled for a 4 AM - 8 AM shift this week. I barely got any sleep before having to get up and log on; I'm just thankful that I can do this work from home, on my couch, in my pajamas.

Luckily, there's not much work to be done in the wee hours. This is an excellent thing as I don't have too terribly much brain to go around right now; instead, I have decided to begin rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer (inspired by my recent re-reading of the S8 comics so that I can start catching up - I'm about 4 collections behind).

In honor of my rewatch, I'll be posting my Buffy analyses begun in 2005: some of them are already up at Dreamwidth, but I haven't yet posted them here. Let's start with an analysis of the 80's movie, shall we?

Vampire flicks? Kinda awesome. )
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May Day

May. 1st, 2010 11:09 pm
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Hello, world! Or, well, whatever denizens of Livejournal happen to be reading this. At the beginning of our acquaintance, you find me half-way through a Masters in English Literature, specializing in Victorian literature, with pen cocked and library at the ready. It is a time of thesis-writing and make no mistake: that frenzied look in my eyes is a mixture of passion and fear.

As all the best academics are, I am naturally in the throes of various avoidance techniques! I watch way more television than is likely healthy, and my fandom flag flies most highly for Doctor Who, Supernatural, and Lost in this Spring of 2010. Of course, those are the active television fandoms... I'm also in deep with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel the Series, Dead Like Me, and Pushing Daisies. You want to add non-television contemporary fandoms? Then we're talking Discworld, Harry Potter, X-Men, and... oh, the non-contemporary fandoms? Well, then, how about Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, and my dear Alice (in Wonderland, that is)...

Oh, bother. We really could go on all night.

So, for now, I will just say that I'm pleased to make your acquaintance, whoever you are. I hope to gibber madly with you - and perhaps even squee* - again soon!

* The dreaded squee!
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