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2003-02-25 05:47:08-06:00 - Spring Break Came Early This Year (Spoilers for "Storyteller") - (Zombie Elvis <DELETE-ME-2-REPLY-robertocastillo@ameritech.net>)


Spoilers for "Storyteller" This episode was somewhat experimental and felt a bit slow at times but for the most part it did a good job of keeping things moving. I loved Andrew's Masterpiece Theater style intro. Still, I think that his accent tended to be more Jaques Cousteau and less Patrick Stewart. "For god's sakes Andrew, you've been in here for thirty minutes. What are you doing?" "Entertaining and educating." "Why can't you just masturbate like the rest of us?" -- Anya and Andrew proving that no brow is too low for the intrepid ME writing staff Andrew decides to start taping Buffy to record her battle against evil. This device gives ME a way to address the plot mechanics involved in telling their stories. You see a constant stream of Potentials walking in and out of the bathroom. You see Andrew asking the oft-asked question of why vampires show up on videotape and explaining the gist of this year's ongoing seasonal arc to casual viewers. This latter scene drags a bit but Andrew's chart looks pretty cool. Buffy's tendency towards speechifying is mocked quite nicely in this episode. "In my plan, we are beltless." -- Andrew Andrew's own self image as a former super villain is exaggerated to say the least. Andrew is Baldrick dreaming that he was once Magneto. This leads to some creative recycling of season six clips. Andrew is rather confused but is still trending gay. He openly lusts after Buffy, Anya, and another unnamed Potential but his romance novel fantasy of them is pretty effeminate. He passes up a Willow/Kennedy make out session and goes right for Xander's window repairs, expressing admiration for the carpenter. His vision of godlike power also looked pretty gay. He also sees sexual tension between Spike and Robin -- projection much? On the continuity front, the Sunnydale student body is even more restless than is was last week. Buffy stops a girl from going invisible like Marcie. The school cliques are at each other's throats more than ever. A guy's brain explodes Gentleman style leading to cute Buffy poutage. The pig that Andrew couldn't bring himself to kill makes an appearance as well. The Seal of Danzigar appears to be focusing the Hellmouth's power on the school. Dawn have grown up -- and out. Andrew's interview causes Xander and Anya's relationship to re-spark again. Anya is non-commital however and it remains to be seen if she will be interested in an actual relationship now that her horniness has been quelled. The seal makes Robin's eyes go white and can control him. This could explain his behavior when he buried Jonathan. "You put your old murder weapon in with our utensils?" "I washed it." -- Willow and Andrew Buffy decides to take interrogate Andrew and later takes him to the seal since he fed the seal it's first blood. This leads to some funny flashbacks of Andrew and Jonathan in Mexico. By the time they reach the school, the place has been trashed like a Ft. Lauderdale hotel room during Spring Break. Andrew's memories of his murder of Jonathan are quite malleable, they take whatever form can absolve him of guilt. It looks like the Bringer's are self-made. We see several students carve their eyes out Bringer-style under the seal's influence. Wood is tempted to stake Spike but they are too busy fighting the rioting students to do much about it. I was wondering if Buffy might be under the influence of the seal at first when she "tried" to kill Andrew. But it turns out to be a ploy to make Andrew finally feel guilty about killing Jonathan. His tears for his friend deactivate the seal. I expect to see the seal back in action sooner or later. The seal is too versatile to not be used, it makes Ubies, Bringers, and causes people to riot. -- Alright, could somebody please give me the exact words she used that made you think she wanted them to "unleash their inner beast?" Because what I got out of that was "chain up your beast, take it to obedience school, and then walk it." -- DarkMagic Roberto Castillo robertocastillo@ameritech.net

2003-02-25 05:47:08-06:00 - Spring Break Came Early This Year (Spoilers for "Storyteller") - (Zombie Elvis <DELETE-ME-2-REPLY-robertocastillo@ameritech.net>)


Spoilers for "Storyteller" This episode was somewhat experimental and felt a bit slow at times but for the most part it did a good job of keeping things moving. I loved Andrew's Masterpiece Theater style intro. Still, I think that his accent tended to be more Jaques Cousteau and less Patrick Stewart. "For god's sakes Andrew, you've been in here for thirty minutes. What are you doing?" "Entertaining and educating." "Why can't you just masturbate like the rest of us?" -- Anya and Andrew proving that no brow is too low for the intrepid ME writing staff Andrew decides to start taping Buffy to record her battle against evil. This device gives ME a way to address the plot mechanics involved in telling their stories. You see a constant stream of Potentials walking in and out of the bathroom. You see Andrew asking the oft-asked question of why vampires show up on videotape and explaining the gist of this year's ongoing seasonal arc to casual viewers. This latter scene drags a bit but Andrew's chart looks pretty cool. Buffy's tendency towards speechifying is mocked quite nicely in this episode. "In my plan, we are beltless." -- Andrew Andrew's own self image as a former super villain is exaggerated to say the least. Andrew is Baldrick dreaming that he was once Magneto. This leads to some creative recycling of season six clips. Andrew is rather confused but is still trending gay. He openly lusts after Buffy, Anya, and another unnamed Potential but his romance novel fantasy of them is pretty effeminate. He passes up a Willow/Kennedy make out session and goes right for Xander's window repairs, expressing admiration for the carpenter. His vision of godlike power also looked pretty gay. He also sees sexual tension between Spike and Robin -- projection much? On the continuity front, the Sunnydale student body is even more restless than is was last week. Buffy stops a girl from going invisible like Marcie. The school cliques are at each other's throats more than ever. A guy's brain explodes Gentleman style leading to cute Buffy poutage. The pig that Andrew couldn't bring himself to kill makes an appearance as well. The Seal of Danzigar appears to be focusing the Hellmouth's power on the school. Dawn have grown up -- and out. Andrew's interview causes Xander and Anya's relationship to re-spark again. Anya is non-commital however and it remains to be seen if she will be interested in an actual relationship now that her horniness has been quelled. The seal makes Robin's eyes go white and can control him. This could explain his behavior when he buried Jonathan. "You put your old murder weapon in with our utensils?" "I washed it." -- Willow and Andrew Buffy decides to take interrogate Andrew and later takes him to the seal since he fed the seal it's first blood. This leads to some funny flashbacks of Andrew and Jonathan in Mexico. By the time they reach the school, the place has been trashed like a Ft. Lauderdale hotel room during Spring Break. Andrew's memories of his murder of Jonathan are quite malleable, they take whatever form can absolve him of guilt. It looks like the Bringer's are self-made. We see several students carve their eyes out Bringer-style under the seal's influence. Wood is tempted to stake Spike but they are too busy fighting the rioting students to do much about it. I was wondering if Buffy might be under the influence of the seal at first when she "tried" to kill Andrew. But it turns out to be a ploy to make Andrew finally feel guilty about killing Jonathan. His tears for his friend deactivate the seal. I expect to see the seal back in action sooner or later. The seal is too versatile to not be used, it makes Ubies, Bringers, and causes people to riot. -- Alright, could somebody please give me the exact words she used that made you think she wanted them to "unleash their inner beast?" Because what I got out of that was "chain up your beast, take it to obedience school, and then walk it." -- DarkMagic Roberto Castillo robertocastillo@ameritech.net

2003-02-25 12:35:49-05:00 - Re: Spring Break Came Early This Year (Spoilers for "Storyteller") - (Don Sample <dsample@synapse.net>)


In article <ooem5v48atpdk691mahgci7smq4nv2oc71@4ax.com>, Zombie Elvis <DELETE-ME-2-REPLY-robertocastillo@ameritech.net> wrote: > Spoilers for "Storyteller" > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Wood is tempted to stake Spike but they are too busy fighting the > rioting students to do much about it. I think I'd phrase that "Wood attempted to stake Spike" > > I expect to see the seal back in action sooner or later. The seal is > too versatile to not be used, it makes Ubies, Bringers, and causes > people to riot. Which is pretty much why I think that it has been permanently shut down. -- Don Sample, dsample@synapse.net Visit the Buffy Body Count at http://homepage.mac.com/dsample/ Quando omni flunkus moritati

2003-02-25 12:35:49-05:00 - Re: Spring Break Came Early This Year (Spoilers for "Storyteller") - (Don Sample <dsample@synapse.net>)


In article <ooem5v48atpdk691mahgci7smq4nv2oc71@4ax.com>, Zombie Elvis <DELETE-ME-2-REPLY-robertocastillo@ameritech.net> wrote: > Spoilers for "Storyteller" > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Wood is tempted to stake Spike but they are too busy fighting the > rioting students to do much about it. I think I'd phrase that "Wood attempted to stake Spike" > > I expect to see the seal back in action sooner or later. The seal is > too versatile to not be used, it makes Ubies, Bringers, and causes > people to riot. Which is pretty much why I think that it has been permanently shut down. -- Don Sample, dsample@synapse.net Visit the Buffy Body Count at http://homepage.mac.com/dsample/ Quando omni flunkus moritati

2003-02-25 20:22:59-06:00 - Re: Spring Break Came Early This Year (Spoilers for "Storyteller") - (Zombie Elvis <DELETE-ME-2-REPLY-robertocastillo@ameritech.net>)


It was a time of great turmoil. The strong preyed on the weak, dogs and cats lived together. One voice cried out in the wilderness: Don Sample <dsample@synapse.net> wrote in <250220031235496263%dsample@synapse.net>: > In article <ooem5v48atpdk691mahgci7smq4nv2oc71@4ax.com>, Zombie Elvis > <DELETE-ME-2-REPLY-robertocastillo@ameritech.net> wrote: > > > Spoilers for "Storyteller" > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Wood is tempted to stake Spike but they are too busy fighting the > > rioting students to do much about it. > > I think I'd phrase that "Wood attempted to stake Spike" > Heh, you can't spell "attempted" without "tempted." > > > > I expect to see the seal back in action sooner or later. The seal is > > too versatile to not be used, it makes Ubies, Bringers, and causes > > people to riot. > > Which is pretty much why I think that it has been permanently shut down. What no army of Ubies? Damn! -- "Shrink rays... trained gorillas... workable prototype jetpacks... and chicks, chicks, chicks. I know that's the action I signed on for." -- Jonathan Roberto Castillo robertocastillo@ameritech.net http://www.enteract.com/~castillo

2003-02-25 20:22:59-06:00 - Re: Spring Break Came Early This Year (Spoilers for "Storyteller") - (Zombie Elvis <DELETE-ME-2-REPLY-robertocastillo@ameritech.net>)


It was a time of great turmoil. The strong preyed on the weak, dogs and cats lived together. One voice cried out in the wilderness: Don Sample <dsample@synapse.net> wrote in <250220031235496263%dsample@synapse.net>: > In article <ooem5v48atpdk691mahgci7smq4nv2oc71@4ax.com>, Zombie Elvis > <DELETE-ME-2-REPLY-robertocastillo@ameritech.net> wrote: > > > Spoilers for "Storyteller" > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Wood is tempted to stake Spike but they are too busy fighting the > > rioting students to do much about it. > > I think I'd phrase that "Wood attempted to stake Spike" > Heh, you can't spell "attempted" without "tempted." > > > > I expect to see the seal back in action sooner or later. The seal is > > too versatile to not be used, it makes Ubies, Bringers, and causes > > people to riot. > > Which is pretty much why I think that it has been permanently shut down. What no army of Ubies? Damn! -- "Shrink rays... trained gorillas... workable prototype jetpacks... and chicks, chicks, chicks. I know that's the action I signed on for." -- Jonathan Roberto Castillo robertocastillo@ameritech.net http://www.enteract.com/~castillo