Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Vampyr Hardcover Ruled Journal
Publication date: August 08, 2017
This in-world journal invites fans of Buffy to add their own experiences to the Slayer Handbook. Started for one of the new Potential Slayers and left behind after the Battle at the Hellmouth, this journal includes a section of text copied from the original Slayer Handbook along with illustrations, annotations, and notes from Buffy, Giles, Xander, and Willow. Atmospheric, engrossing, and designed with a dynamic in-universe aesthetic, the blank lined pages of this journal invite readers to add their own story to the legacy of the Slayer.
Illustrations: Scott Buoncristiano; publishing: Insight Editions.
[He actually referred to Willow by “Will” twice on the show.]
2) Spike and Xander not being creative enough to come up with new insults/nicknames for other characters. Spike always calls Xander “Whelp” and Tara “Glinda”. Xander always calls Angel “Dead Boy” and Giles “G-man.”
[Both Spike and Xander are wordsmiths when it comes to nicknames and insults. They don’t repeat themselves.]
3) Xander has a demon xenophobia.
[If Xander really had an unreasonable fear and hate for demons, he wouldn’t have dated an ex-demon, fought the Initiative, watched cartoons with a demon, felt upset and annoyed at his father insulting the demons at his wedding and more importantly, accepted Tara as part of his family before he knew she wasn’t a demon.]
4) Joyce accepting Spuffy with open arms.
[Joyce has nothing against offering Spike a cup of hot chocolate in her kitchen, but Crush shows exactly her real reaction to Spike having feelings for her daughter let alone her daughter dating him. Wasn’t she the one who talked Angel into breaking up with Buffy because he was a vampire?]
5) Buffy’s real name is Elizabeth and smells of vanilla.
[Never mentioned in canon.]
6) Xander’s chocolate brown eyes.
[Nicholas Brendon’s eyes are hazel.]
7) Xander being sexually abused by his father as a child.
[Give the guy a break. He lived his whole life being taught something and then Buffy comes into his life with new ways of thinking and he’s expected to embrace them right away? He proved himself willing to change when he helped save Oz and went against the Initiative. Riley isn’t irredeemable.]
9) The Scoobies kicking Xander out of their group.
[Other than The Zeppo, the Scoobies always welcomed Xander into the gang, even if they thought he brought nothing to the fight, even after all his screw ups, even after his blow ups with Buffy. They want him around because *gasp* they love him.]
10) The Scoobies (more specifically Xander and Willow) controlling Buffy’s life.
[Buffy had friends and didn’t read the Slayer Handbook or the Vampyre book despite the council’s feelings about the subject. Hell, she even fired the council. Buffy dated Angel despite Xander’s feelings about the subject. She saved Dawn despite Giles’ feelings about the subject. She sided with Spike despite Giles and Wood’s feelings about the subject. Buffy runs her own life. The reason she hid her relationship with Spike from everybody was because she was ashamed. Her friends had nothing to do with it. And interestingly enough, none of her friends hated her or even gave her grief for having sex with Spike. Except for Xander, but even Xander came around eventually.]
You caught me catching up on an old favorite. It’s wonderful to get lost in a story, isn’t it? Adventure and heroics and discovery—don’t they just take you away? Come with me now, if you will, gentle viewers. Join me on a new voyage of the mind. A little tale I like to call: Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyrs.
I just found out that redbubble are doing skirts now and I’m pretty much drooling over the nerdy possibilites, I feel like having a patterned skirt is a slightly more sophisticated way to wear one’s nerdiness than a graphic tee can be, so I’m super excited!
Here’s a roundup of a couple of my favorite nerdy ones I’ve found so far, with links on each pic
They seem a tiny bit short for my tastes, but they’re high waisted so I think they’d still work with my retro aesthetic if I tried hard enough! I haven’t seen one bought and reviewed anywhere yet, so as soon as I get my pennies together to get one I’ll review it for my youtube!
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