y’all know i have a fetish for bulletpoint lists already, so here’s some fun stuff from TTAZZ:
griffin legit thought magnus was going to take the chalice to save julia & he had, like, two episodes worth of wild-ass darkest timeline nonsense that just got scrapped
we woulda gotten a lot more kravitz screen-time if taako & merle hadn’t saved magnus at the end of the suffering game w/ that sweet fuckin soul-grab
justin has now officially confirmed that roleplaying a romantic date with his little brother was super awkward
the reason merle hates angus is because he’s insecure about his own place on the team & so he’s immediately resentful whenever anybody new starts tagging along
there is a reason why garfield was growing a magnus clone in a tank but griffin is going to take that secret to his fucking grave
griffin’s two ideas for the next arc they play are a persona/buffy-inspired game set in an unsuccessful west virginia ski resort town being attacked by monsters, and a cowboy bebop/battlestar galactica-inspired post-apocalyptic jazzy space opera. (holy shit that’s rad)
justin wants to do a game where it’s sherlock holmes, but they’re all sherlock holmeses, and they’re all trying to get clues that are better than the other sherlock holmeses. four super-smart sherlock holmeses, but one of them is a vampire - are they good enough detectives to figure out which one?????
*gets extremely overwhelmed and worked up*
Hey, Huff, try to stay calm as much as you can, okay?
Yeah, we can't help Gryff if we're not in the right frame of mind. Let's all just take a breather and try to calm down, okay?
Our friend is in trouble! We have to put our heads together and get them out of it!
Slytherin and Ravenclaw:
*stunned silence at seeing Hufflepuff blow up like that*
And if you two aren't with me 110% then get the hell out!
*calmingly* Okay, alright...we want to help them, too. We'll help you.
*also calmingly* Yeah, we want Gryff back here safe with us, too. We just need everybody to be calm and collected if we're gonna do that. I'm sorry for bringing up taking a break. I just don't want you to overwhelm yourself, okay?
*taking deep breaths* Okay, yeah, I'm sorry. I'm just-I'm freaking out. If anything happens to Gryff...
Nothing's gonna happen to Gryff. I promise you. And I don't break my promises. Ever. Alright?
I wish I could say this latest news is surprising, but anyone who has followed the fandom this long knows that it’s not. I’m sorry the man who created Buffy has let us down time and time again. I am however, grateful to the amazing female writers who worked on Buffy and went on to do incredible things (I’m looking at you Jane Espenson). I’m grateful to the female writers who were inspired by Buffy and who keep giving us killer female heroes (Emily Andras wooooo). I’m so grateful to everyone who works on the Buffy comics. I mean seriously, thank you to every writer and artist who works on the project. Thank for for character development and fun story lines and quirky Buffy humor and powerful social and political commentary. THANK YOU. And of course I am utterly grateful to the fans of Buffy who believe in feminism and believe in the heart of the show and everything it stood for and everything it still means to people the world over. We don’t need a fearless leader. Buffy gave her power to the world remember?
Much like Buffy, there’s some apologizing that goes along with admitting to watching Wynonna Earp. But if online fandom reveals anything, it’s that there’s an audience, and that audience is starved for strong, well written female characters. What do you hope viewers takeaway from the show?
Look, it’s a big concept, and it’s almost a hard sell. The title is slightly ridiculous, and the budget is like, $10. It’s a lot like Buffy in that way. I always say, you can see the zipper up the back of the werewolf’s costume. The one thing that I strive to emulate from Buffy above everything else is that despite its camp factor and its low budget, it really was about something — about being a woman in the modern world and carving your path and making your own family. You can enjoy Wynonna for both things. I don’t apologize for anything. Especially in today’s political landscape. I think about people who come home after a long day working, and there’s no shame in turning on a show that is pure escapism, that makes you feel joy and laugh out loud, and cry. And maybe make you feel a little empowered for 42 minutes. I want to show that there is more than one type of woman in the world, and there is more than one type of a way for a woman to be a hero. I really relate to people that have struggled to define themselves and to become who they want to be versus what society thinks they should be. It’s something I’ve fought against my whole life, and I think that’s why I feel so passionately about representing good LGBTQ on TV, as well. Obviously, the LGBTQ community is one that never sees themselves represented in a way that feels real and fresh and diverse. It’s time that our entertainment delivered real characters to us wherever possible. I just want people to feel inspired. I don’t care which character on Wynonna Earp inspires you because I think they’re all flawed and heroic in a different way. The way that people have embraced Wayhaught is huge to me, the sister relationship is huge to me, the bromance is huge to me. I tricked everybody and wrote a sci-fi show and then added a billion female characters in the traditional male roles, and it seems to be working.
You need to get to at least season 6 for your Buffy-inspired musical episode. Do you think Wynonna Earp could ever possibly go there?
Tim was on a show called Instant Star where he played a boy band manager. Obviously Dom [Provost-Chalkley as Waverly Earp] can sing as we’ve seen on an episode, Mel has a beautiful voice, Shamier is an incredibly talented singer and I believe dancer. I think Kat Barrell can sing, and if not, we can help her like they helped Amber Benson who was so shy on Buffy. And if not, she can rap. Full Haught gangster rap. With Nedley.
The online fandom, lovingly referred to as Earpers, are dissecting scenes, analyzing hand placement and making gifs four minutes after every “Wayhaught” scene.
They’re zooming in and looking at backgrounds, graffiti, outfits…
And there are Twitter handles for pieces of furniture and body parts.
Every body part of Nicole Haught has a Twitter handle. It’s hard for me to explain to people. As an artist and as a goof, how gratifying is that? That people are so in love with it that they appreciate the time and care we put into it. The online community has probably been my favorite part of this experience. When everybody’s live-tweeting together on Friday night … People love this show, but they’re also making fun of the campiness and joke about it, and it’s a safe place for us to do that. We can still be critical and tease each other about this thing we absolutely love. They’re so passionate and dedicated, and I think that’s what helped our show stand out in such a crowded landscape. Again, this is an underdog show, and it’s a hard concept to spout on Fridays at 10 p.m. I’m just really happy that it’s being judged on what it is as opposed to what it should be. I could spend the rest of my life with the Earpers. I’m so proud of them, and so lucky to be a part of it.
To call it a farce would be a bit of an understatement.
All Charles wanted was a nice Thanksgiving- the first he’d
hosted himself since he moved to America when he was a child. There was
supposed to be roast turkey and yams and three different kinds of pie. Instead,
there was burnt potatoes, liquid soap in the cranberry sauce, and a powerful mutant
leader tied up in Charles’ bathtub.
hi, love your blog!! i was wondering if you remembered when the mcelroys talked about/kinda spit-balled ideas for new arcs after balance? i've got a hunch they're gonna go for clint's superhero idea, but i don't remember what the other ideas were/if they were mentioned in like a ttazz episode or during a live show or commercial break or something?
2nd The The Adventure Zone Zone, Time: 1:17:21
Clint has an idea to do a superhero setting, with the basic framework of the story is based on a comic book premise he sold years ago.
Travis said that, inspired by The Eleventh Hour, he wants to do an old west RPG.
Griffin has an idea for a Persona and Buffy-inspired RPG about a West Virgina ski resort town that monsters star attacking. He also had an idea for a Cowboy Bebop and Battlestar Galactica-inspired post-apocalyptic hip jazzy space opera.
Justin came up with this next one. I can’t even put it to words. I think he was joking too, but I think the worst part about that is that I would absolutely listen to that one.
Justin: I have an idea that- it is like a Sherlock Holmes, and we’re all Sherlock Holmeses, and we find different clues that are better than the other ones.
[Laughing and slow clapping]
Justin: And it’s like, “But wait you missed this!” And that’s like the whole thing is like, four, super smart Sherlock Holmeses-
[Clint laughs and Justin breaks off giggling]
Justin: And also one of us is a vampire but are we good enough detectives to figure which of us it is?