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That Quaint Small Town Named Sunnydale

Sunnydale, CA, just a couple of hours north of Los Angeles by car, must be the most interesting place to live! With a population of only 38,500 (as per the “Welcome to Sunnydale” sign in 2x03 “School Hard”), this piece of suburbia has:

Geographical Features

  • A hellmouth (1x01 “Welcome to the Hellmouth”)
  • A lake (1x12 “Prophecy Girl”)
  • A beach (2x20 “Go Fish”)
  • A cliff called Kingman’s Bluff (3x10 “Amends”)

Government and Cultural Institutions

  • Sunnydale Zoo (1x06 “The Pack”)
  • Natural History Museum (2x04 “Inca Mummy Girl”, 2x21 “Becoming, Part One”)
  • Two hospitals: Mercy Hospital (1x12 “Prophecy Girl”), and Sunnydale Memorial a.k.a. Sunnydale General Hospital (1x07 “Angel”, 2x18 “Killed by Death”)
  • A military base, one with a rocket launcher (2x14 “Innocence”)
  • A secret military agency, built underground, called the Initiative (4x04 “Fear Itself”)
  • Several high schools (and presumably a number of elementary and middle schools as well): Sunnydale High, Fondren High (2x02 “Some Assembly Required”), Kent Preparatory School (2x05 “Reptile Boy”), Miss Porter’s (3x02 “Dead Man’s Party”)
  • Two colleges: Crestwood College (2x05 “Reptile Boy”), and UC Sunnydale (4x01 “The Freshman”)

Concentration of Consecrated Grounds

  • 43 churches (2x10 “What’s My Line, Part Two”)
  • 12 cemeteries (3x17 “Revelations”)

Transportation Hubs

  • Sunnydale Bus Depot (2x04 “Inca Mummy Girl”)
  • A port that can accommodate large cargo ships, possibly those bound for Asia (2x13 “Surprise”)
  • Sunnydale International Airport (3x19 “Choices”, 6x01 “Bargaining, Part One”). An “international” airport is one equipped to handle immigration and customs.
  • Sunnydale Train Station (5x14 “Crush”), also a terminus (a station at the end of a railway line)

Historical/Mystical Landmarks and Artifacts

  • The du Lac Cross (2x09 “What’s My Line, Part One”)
  • Glove of Myhneghon (3x07 “Relevations”)
  • Gem of Amarra (4x03 “Harsh Light of Day”)
  • The Scythe, forged centuries ago for the Slayer (7x21 “End of Days”)
  • Old Sunnydale Mission, a Catholic mission buried by an earthquake in 1812 (4x18 “Pangs”)
  • An Egyptian (wth, Joss?) tomb, sheltering the last of the Guardians (7x21 “End of Days”)

Other Unique Features

  • A high mortality rate (2x20 “Go Fish”)
  • A sewer tunnel network popular among vampires and demons (1x02 “The Harvest”)
  • A multitude of abandoned factories and houses (2x01 “When She Was Bad”)

Nearby Locations

  • Large woods (3x05 “Homecoming”, 6x02 “Bargaining, Part Two”)
  • A desert containing a sacred spot (5x18 “Intervention”, 7x13 “The Killer in Me”)
  • A dam (6x15 “As You Were”)
  • Shadow Valley Vineyards (7x18 “Dirty Girls”)

things-with-teeth  asked:

Cue five minutes of me flipping back through your blog for things you've watched. Buffy!

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha oh god I have WAY more than five things I’d like to change about Buffy, but I’ll try to hit the big ones here: 

1. It Would Be Less Racist (specifically: it would not be 98% white, as it takes place IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, OH MY GOD WHERE ARE THE LATINO CHARACTERS IN THIS SHOW. WHERE ARE THE ASIAN CHARACTERS. WHY ARE THERE ONLY LIKE TWO BLACK CHARACTERS PER SEASON. Delete Inca Mummy Girl and the thanksgiving episode with extreme prejudice, much as I love Spike going “you made a bear!”, and Willow’s white guilt.) 

2. “Seeing Red” is gone. Spike’s season six character arc makes sense, and James Marsters and the writers don’t visibly fight in the lines vs delivery about who Spike is, what he thinks and feels, and where he’s going as a character. Rape isn’t used as a prop. Spike doesn’t get a soul. He’s more interesting without one, and Spike/Buffy is more interesting without the half-assed sanitizing they did of Spike’s character in s7, caught uselessly between wanting to stay on the right side of the sexual DMZ they set up for themselves with demons and “bad” sex on one side and souled up people and “good” sex on the other side and the knowledge that Spike can’t go the way of Angelus–he has to stay Spike to be interesting. 

3. Faith kisses Buffy on the mouth instead of the forehead. In S7, the will-they-won’t-they Spike/Buffy dynamic is broken not by Angel/Buffy but Faith/Buffy. Faith comes bearing the amulet for a hero–Angel, understandably busy with his own apocalypse, doesn’t show. Faith kissing Buffy in the basement. Faith gets the cookies speech. 

4. The magic-is-drugs thing is gone. Dark Willow isn’t poisoned, isn’t under the influence. Dark Willow is just Willow, doing what she thinks is best. Because that’s who Willow has always been. That’s the scary/awesome part. 

5. Dawn’s Keyness doesn’t go away after season five! Dawn’s Keyness continues to be important, a part of herself she learns to access and use, even if she doesn’t unlock the particular door Glory wanted her to unlock anymore! (I want Dawn to unlock doors between dimensions. I want Dawn to be the masterkey for the multiverse.) 

6. (Yes, I know I was only supposed to go to five, and I know that this is Angel and not Buffy, but this is important:) SPIKE TELLS BUFFY HE IS ALIVE

7. GUNN/FRED FOREVER!!!!! DOWN WITH THE TYRANNY OF WES/FRED!!!!!!

8. CORDY DOESN’T DIE!!!!!!!!!! CORDY ISN’T FRIDGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CORDY DOES NOT SUFFER A STUPID MYSTICAL EVIL CHARACTER-SABOTAGING PREGNANCY PLOTLINE FOLLOWED BY A STUPID MYSTICAL COMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JOSS WHEDON IS NOT A DICK TO CHARISMA CARPENTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9. LESS RAPE JOKES OVERALL

10. LESS ABLEISM OVERALL 

….okay I was hoping to keep this at ten, but ONE MORE

11. OLIVIA STICKS AROUND AND BECOMES A MAJOR CHARACTER AND GILES GETS TO HAVE A GIRLFRIEND AND A PARTNER AS WELL AS TEN PROBLEMATIC CHILDREN

okay i lied ONE MORE FOR REAL

12. FUCKING XANDER DOESN’T MAKE THAT HORRIBLE SPEECH ABOUT BUFFY BEING A BAD GIRLFRIEND TO RILEY, OR IF HE DOES, BUFFY DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT BULLSHIT AND INSTEAD SHE AND THE NARRATIVE CALL HIM OUT ON HIS MISOGYNY AND SHE DEFINITELY DOESN’T GO RUNNING AFTER STUPID RILEY’S STUPID PLANE. 

Buffy dying in white twice + Buffy dying in Dawn’s place + the parallel in “Inca Mummy Girl” + the way the Council treats Slayers + “every generation,” “one girl in all the world” + how the first Slayer Sineya was made = Slayers are virgin sacrifices to keep the dark away.

Buffy’s meant to be the girly girl who fights back instead of dying in a horror movie, but that girlyness is also linked her innocence and humanity, the site of much of the pathos in the show. She was a mean girl once, but it shows only through allusions and her social confidence as compared to Willow or Xander. She’s got some of the pure virginal Final Girl in her, with the virginity optional. Buffy is “just a girl,” the archetypical perfect (white) American girl, and the sacrifice of her girlhood is inextricably linked with the sacrifice of her humanity, and of her life.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Masterpost (no reblogging please)

All credits to anon

Season 1

1x01 - Welcome to the Hellmouth
1x02 - The Harvest
1x03 - The Witch
1x04 - Teacher’s Pet
1x05 - Never Kill a Boy on the First Date
1x06 - The Pack
1x07 - Angel
1x08 - I Robot, You Jane
1x09 - The Puppet Show
1x10 - Nightmares
1x11 - Out of Mind, Out of Sight
1x12 - Prophecy Girl

Season 2

2x01 - When She Was Bad
2x02 - Some Assembly Required
2x03 - School Hard
2x04 - Inca Mummy Girl
2x05 - Reptile Boy
2x06 - Halloween
2x07 - Lie To Me
2x08 - The Dark Age
2x09 - What’s My Line (Part 1)
2x10 - What’s My Line (Part 2)
2x11 - Ted
2x12 - Bad Eggs
2x13 - Surprise
2x14 - Innocence
2x15 - Phases
2x16 - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
2x17 - Passion
2x18 - Killed by Death
2x19 - I Only Have Eyes For You
2x20 - Go Fish
2x21 - Becoming (Part 1)
 2x22 - Becoming (Part 2)

Season 3

3x01 - Anne
3x02 - Dead Man’s Party
3x03 - Faith, Hope and Trick
3x04 - Beauty and the Beasts
3x05 - Homecoming
3x06 - Band Candy
3x07 - Revelations
3x08 - Lover’s Walk
3x09 - The Wish
3x10 - Amends
3x11 - Gingerbread
3x12 - Helpless
3x13 - The Zeppo
3x14 - Bad Girls
3x15 - Consequences
3x16 - Doppelgangland
3x17 - Enemies
3x18 - Earshot
3x19 - Choices
3x20 - The Prom
3x21 - Graduation Day (Part 1)
3x22 - Graduation Day (Part 2)

Season 4

4x01 - The Freshman
4x02 - Living Conditions
4x03 - The Harsh Light of Day
4x04 - Fear, Itself
4x05 - Beer Bad
4x06 - Wild At Heart
4x07 - The Initiative
4x08 - Pangs
4x09 - Something Blue
4x10 - Hush
4x11 - Doomed
4x12 - A New Man
4x13 - The I In Team
4x14 - Goodbye Iowa
4x15 - This Year’s Girl
4x16 - Who Are You
4x17 - Superstar
4x18 - Where The Wild Things Are
4x19 - New Moon Rising
4x20 - The Yoko Factor
4x21 - Primeval
4x22 - Restless

Season 5

5x01 - Buffy vs Dracula
5x02 - Real Me
5x03 - The Replacement
5x04 - Out of My Mind
5x05 - No Place Like Home
5x06 - Family
5x07 - Fool For Love
5x08 - Shadow
5x09 - Listening to Fear
5x10 - Into the Woods
5x11 - Triangle
5x12 - Checkpoint
5x13 - Blood Ties
5x14 - Crush
5x15 -  I Was Made to Love You
5x16 - The Body (if you want CWs for this episode, please message me)
5x17 - Forever
5x18 - Intervention
5x19 - Tough Love
5x20 - Spiral
5x21 - The Weight of the World
5x22 - The Gift

Season 6

6x01-02 - Bargaining
6x03 - After Life
6x04 - Flooded
6x05 - Life Serial
6x06 - All The Way
6x07 - Once More, With Feeling
6x08 - Tabula Rasa
6x09 - Smashed
6x10 - Wrecked
6x11 - Gone
6x12 - Doublemeat Palace
6x13 - Dead Things
6x14 - Older and Far Away
6x15 - As You Were
6x16 - Hell’s Bells
6x17 - Normal Again
6x18 - Entropy
6x19 - Seeing Red
6x20 - Villians
6x21 - Two to Go
6x22 - Grave

Season 7

7x01 - Lessons
7x02 - Beneath You
7x03 - Same Time, Same Place
7x04 - Help
7x05 - Selfless
7x06 - Him
7x07 - Conversations With Dead People
7x08 - Sleeper
7x09 - Never Leave Me
7x10 - Bring On The Night
7x11 - Showtime
7x12 - Potential
7x13 - The Killer In Me
7x14 - First Date
7x15 - Get It Done
7x16 - Storyteller
7x17 - Lies My Parents Told Me
7x18 - Dirty Girls
7x19 - Empty Places
7x20 - Touched
7x21 - End Of Days
7x22 - Chosen

Enjoy!