A blog about Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other important things.
Buffy does not exist after Season Seven. It just doesn’t. I don’t give a fuck what anyone says, not even that damned ginger.
… Sorry, just needed to get that out.
BATTLE!!!!!!I wish I agreed with you. Because certain awful things happen that I would wish untrue. But I respect Demon Ginger God's word on canonocity.This, by the way, is why I stopped watching West Wing after Sorkin left. Because if I saw the dumbness that became of that show, it would be true and canon. But if I don't see it, then it didn't happen.
I don't even think he's heavily invested in this being canon at all. One thing is clear: the Buffy in the comics is most definitely NOT the Buffy from the series, and as such, not someone I'm terribly interested in.That actually goes for pretty much everyone else, too.I'm highly skeptical that had the show continued, it would've become... this, and if it had, I wouldn't love it as much as I do.As it stands, Buffy is S1-S7, and that's the way it stays until the Great and Powerful Ginger behind the curtain comes to his senses.
How do you mean not heavily invested? I know he penned several of the issues, and was in on the planning of the season.You are correct, though, that had the show continued it would not have followed this route. Joss himself said he wanted to explore things he wouldn't have been able to do on TV but could in comic form (those giant crazy gods and Buffy and Angel ummm doing various things ...).He's sort of renegged a bit since then, though, saying it was perhaps the wrong path - too fantastical - and he'd like to return more to tv-style Buffy's life in season nine.
I mean that his saying that he would immediately scrap post-S7 Buffy if a movie (by him, I mean. I do not count the one that's actually in the works) would be made makes me doubt his commitment to Sparkle Motion.And it's not just the fantastical elements that I dislike--hell, there was a dragon at one point, and it was GLORIOUS--but the characterization. Not to mention the storyline that prompted my little outburst up there...I just don't see it as recognizably Buffy, and every time he tries to say it's so, just... Flames. Flames on the side of my face.
Oh Donnie Darko reference! Love that line, it makes me laugh everytime I hear it.I read a bit of the first issue of season nine and Buffy was unrecognizable to me. Just so not what she was or should be. I concur, there is no Buffy after Season 7.Also, fuck the current comic's storyline and fuck the writers for trying to spin it around to be the audience's problem and not the storyline itself. *FUMES*