buffy the vampire slayer season one

every girl who could have the power, will have the power. can stand up, will stand up. slayers, every one of us. make your choice. are you ready to be strong? 

happy 20th anniversary to my favourite show of all time, to my heroine. one girl in all the world.

the hardest thing in this world is to live in it. be brave. live. 

sarahmgellar: “20 years ago today, I had the greatest privilege to bring Buffy to your tv screens for the first time. It was a long and challenging road to get there. First the movie, then a passed over pilot presentation, and eventually a mid season time slot on a little known network. That first season, we liked to think of ourselves as the little show that could. While we knew the potential, I don’t think any of us saw the lasting impact our show would have. As an actor, you wish for that one role where you can leave your mark and forever be remembered, with Buffy I got so much more. She’s a feminist challenge to gender hierarchy. Buffy may have been the Chosen One, but I was the lucky one. Thank you to Gail Berman for always believing there was a show in that movie. Thank you to Joss Whedon, for trusting me to give life to one of the greatest female characters ever created. Thank you to David, for always being my Angel. Thank you to James for understanding that while Buffy and Spike may have been love/hate, I have nothing but love for you. Alyson, as any woman knows, you are nothing without the love and support of great female friends, so thank you for being that. Michelle, you will always hold a key to my heart. Thank you to all the incredible actors for seven seasons of amazing performances. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the incredible crew that worked tirelessly (and also really tired) to bring this show to life. And lastly, but most importantly thank you to all of you, the fans. We made this show for you, and your unwavering support has kept this show going long past our seven years. You are everything. And always remember…“if the apocalypse comes, beep me” #buffyslays20

6

“don’t take this the wrong way, but i’m glad this–us–scares you as much as it scares me. and i’m even more glad you still think it’s worth giving it a shot.”
>  buffy & spike in s10#30

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Meme

Season four edition

  • “It’s nice that you’re excited.”
  • “Oh no, I forgot to pick mine up, the line’s probably really long now too.”
  • “Oh, I’m not really into porn… I mean, I’m just trying to cut way back.”
  • “Nobody really bothered me, or even spoke to me, until one night, when one of the male strippers called in sick, and no power on this earth will make me tell you the rest of that story.”
  • “And you thought your days of sneaking out of your room were over.”
  • “On the plus side you’ve killed the bench, which was looking shifty.”
  • “I can’t stop thinking about you. Sometimes, in my dreams, you’re all naked.”
  • “I like you. You’re funny and you’re nicely shaped.”
  • “And you just accepted that? I only said that because I thought that’s what you wanted to hear.”
  • “I am the Dark Lord of Nightmares! The Bringer of Terror! Tremble before me! Fear me!”
  • “Nothing can defeat the penis!”
  • “I was under the impression that I was your big comfy blankie.”
  • “How come you didn’t tell me I look like a crazy birthday cake in this shirt?”
  • “My whole life, I’ve never loved anything else.”
  • “You’re being too hard on yourself. Why don’t we wait a half an hour and try again?”
  • “To commemorate a past event, you kill and eat an animal. It’s a ritual sacrifice… with pie.”
  • “That’s one fun little hobby you’ve got there.”
  • “I know it’s nuts, but part of me believes that real love and passion have to go hand in hand with pain and fighting.”
  • “Yeah, well, I’m not the one who wanted Wind Beneath My Wings for the first dance.”
  • “This isn’t a relationship! You don’t need me. All you care about is lots of orgasms.”
  • “Yeah, delivering melted cheese on bread. Doing your part to keep America constipated.”
  • “And you’re what? Shocked and disappointed? I’m evil!”
  • “Everyone’s getting spanked but me.”
  • “Make out with me.”
  • “That probably would’ve sounded more commanding if I wasn’t wearing my yummy sushi pajamas.”
  • “Don’t speak Latin in front of the books.”
  • “Now I remember why I used to have such a crush on him.”
  • “I’m just saying it’s a little strange to date someone who tries to eat you once a month!”
  • “No matter what, somebody’s going to get hurt. And the important thing is, you just have to be honest or it’s going to be a lot worse.”
  • “I feel horrible about everything I put you through. A-and I’m gonna make it up to you. Starting right now.”
  • “Great plan. That’s right up there with duck and cover.”
  • “Sometimes I think about two women doing a spell, and…then I do a spell by myself.”

I can’t believe Buffy is turning 20 in two days!! I’m still rewatching it as if it were the newest thing ever <3 I just love this show (and Angel! ❤ ) Anyway, here’s a little tribute to season one to celebrate 20 years of Buffy :)

Arrow’s storytelling problems

I was originally going to tack this onto a response to an excellent piece by @eilowyn1 but it became SUPER long and I didn’t want to hijack her post. (But you should definitely read her thoughts, as my post is still in direct response to it. It’s also just a great read from the perspective of an aspiring screen writer). 

Now, I’ve never had ambitions to be a screenwriter but the process of constructing a story fascinates me, and I’ve had a lot of thoughts about Arrow’s narrative issues for a while now. I guess today was the day to let them out.

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One thing in Buffy the Vampire Slayer that has always stood out to me as exceptionally well done is season six. There’s no real bad guy for the plot to focus on, or at least not one that the main characters can really devote their time to and in many other shows, this would have come across as boring and poorly written but instead the season uses the fact that the characters don’t have a big bad to distract them to force them to deal with their personal lives on a new level. In every other season their personal problems take a back seat to the current evil but season six’s lack of a real enemy for the majority of the season gives the characters time to deal with and really the inability to escape dealing with their problems. I think it was probably a gamble to write because I’ve never really seen a supernatural show that has done this before and not having a season long story arc and villain to fall back on could have gone very badly but instead it became and exceptionally good season. I don’t think I’ve seen this attempted in any other show before or after.

sarahmgellar: 20 years ago today, I had the greatest privilege to bring Buffy to your tv screens for the first time. It was a long and challenging road to get there. First the movie, then a passed over pilot presentation, and eventually a mid season time slot on a little known network. That first season, we liked to think of ourselves as the little show that could. While we knew the potential, I don’t think any of us saw the lasting impact our show would have. As an actor, you wish for that one role where you can leave your mark and forever be remembered, with Buffy I got so much more. She’s a feminist challenge to gender hierarchy. Buffy may have been the Chosen One, but I was the lucky one. Thank you to Gail Berman for always believing there was a show in that movie. Thank you to Joss Whedon, for trusting me to give life to one of the greatest female characters ever created. Thank you to David, for always being my Angel. Thank you to James for understanding that while Buffy and Spike may have been love/hate, I have nothing but love for you. Alyson, as any woman knows, you are nothing without the love and support of great female friends, so thank you for being that. Michelle, you will always hold a key to my heart. Thank you to all the incredible actors for seven seasons of amazing performances. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the incredible crew that worked tirelessly (and also really tired) to bring this show to life. And lastly, but most importantly thank you to all of you, the fans. We made this show for you, and your unwavering support has kept this show going long past our seven years. You are everything. And always remember…“if the apocalypse comes, beep me” #buffyslays20

MTVS Epic Rewatch #163

BTVS 6x12 Doublemeat Palace

1) I think we can all agree that Doublemeat Palace is not going to go down in television history as one of the most iconic episodes of the century. But you know what? It’s not that bad. Or, at least, it’s not worse than other bad Buffy episodes, you know? There are some funny moments here and there, some big stuff for Willow’s season arc, and it gave us the opportunity to get all those lame dick jokes out of our system.

So, to celebrate the badness that is Doublemeat Palace, send me your favorite dick jokes that remind you of this episode. You know, just keep it classy. Or not? 

2) Willow was practically drooling as she described all the magic stuff they’d found at the Trio’s lair, which makes me wonder whether some of the stuff Amy told her at the end of the episode was really that farfetched or she was actually quite on point.

3) And after, what, three seasons? we finally get an answer as regards Anya’s source of income…

ANYA: When I was a vengeance demon, I caused pain and mayhem, certainly. But I put in a full day’s work doing it, and I got compensated appropriately.

4) Cutest Buffy ever!

5) If there is one thing this episode does right is recreating the oppressive and gloomy atmosphere that pervades dead-end jobs in the service industry.

6) This is such a small moment but I kinda love it. The scoobies show up at Buffy’s work to show some support, and Buffy’s like…

…genuinely happy and smiling for the first time in a long time?

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I wonder if I would still have shipped Spuffy if I had gotten into B:TVS in 2017 rather than 2011.

It certainly wasn’t a healthy relationship on any level and Spike really was disgusting even before That Which We Do Not Speak Of. But then Season 7 happened and souled Spike was a whole other person. I think I was one of the very few Spuffies who only shipped them if Spike had a soul. Soulless Spike was an interesting character but there was only so far he could progress. Idk what the fuck the “Spike doesn’t need redemption” camp was thinking. If he remained a benched vamp who was just another reluctant Scooby he would have been fine as is, but if you want him to get with your lead protag he needs to become someone she can trust, respect and rely on.

I think Spike was a female wish fulfillment fantasy on every level. The nerd who becomes the badass who eviscerates his bullies. The obsessively devoted boyfriend who only you can tame. That really hot, naughty bad decision that you can’t help making. The bad boy who is just a misunderstood puppy that you’ve accidentally sexxed into loving. The Bad Man who actually did feel remorse for his actions and changed his ways entirely for you. The courtly knight who desires no favour from his lady except to fight and die on her behalf. The romantic partner who will always have your back against the whole world even when you are a complete fuck up.

Spike in Angel (both show and comic) was again a more fully integrated, autonomous, lightly grey character who flourished the more he was away from Buffy.

Spuffy really is a ball of unhealthy tropes no matter which way you slice it. And yet. Like chocolate and cigarettes, I craaaave them.

Yum. **filthy Spike leer**

“ Lot of the girls said you’d gotten soft. Too cozy with the enemy. Didn’t wanna believe it,but, … well… here you go. 

Gotta give you a props for one thing, though. Sharing your power. You’re not the *chosen one* anymore, just one of the thousand.” 

-BTVS Season 11 issue #2.

Quote+some spuffy

20 years ago today, I had the greatest privilege to bring Buffy to your tv screens for the first time. It was a long and challenging road to get there. First the movie, then a passed over pilot presentation, and eventually a mid season time slot on a little known network. That first season, we liked to think of ourselves as the little show that could. While we knew the potential, I don’t think any of us saw the lasting impact our show would have. As an actor, you wish for that one role where you can leave your mark and forever be remembered, with Buffy I got so much more. She’s a feminist challenge to gender hierarchy. Buffy may have been the Chosen One, but I was the lucky one. Thank you to Gail Berman for always believing there was a show in that movie. Thank you to Joss Whedon, for trusting me to give life to one of the greatest female characters ever created. Thank you to David, for always being my Angel. Thank you to James for understanding that while Buffy and Spike may have been love/hate, I have nothing but love for you. Alyson, as any woman knows, you are nothing without the love and support of great female friends, so thank you for being that. Michelle, you will always hold a key to my heart. Thank you to all the incredible actors for seven seasons of amazing performances. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the incredible crew that worked tirelessly (and also really tired) to bring this show to life. And lastly, but most importantly thank you to all of you, the fans. We made this show for you, and your unwavering support has kept this show going long past our seven years. You are everything. And always remember…“if the apocalypse comes, beep me” #buffyslays20
—  Sarah Michelle Gellar’s instagarm

reasons why faith would have been a better option for buffy in season 6:

~she has the outsider perspective like spike did, and had been “evil” so buffy would feel more comfortable and wouldn’t feel like she would be judged by her. basically she had all the positives

~faith and buffy had more of a connection pre season 6 than spike and buffy. of course, this is subjective, but that is imo

~this is the most important one. faith UNDERSTANDS what buffy is feeling. she knows that feeling of depression, self loathing, and self destruction, in a way no one else on the show does. she’s been there herself. but she’s getting better. so, seeing someone else, especially buffy go down that path, she would do everything she could to pull her back. compared to spike, who doesn’t really understand, and has always been a cheerful motherfucker. who is excited to see buffy fallen, and encourages that unhealthy behavior

Basically, fuffy would have been a way more healthy, positive, sensible development and wtf writers