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04 October 2003 @ 05:59 pm
what's my line?  
I've always liked the ice-rink scene in WML, with Buffy and Angel doing their first vamp-face kiss; of course, Angel's discomfort is sort of pointless, as he could have devamped at any time. I mean, I've compared game face to penile tumescence, but in all truth I don't think it's that autonomic.

Spike and Dru are fun here. There's a huge missed opportunity with them: it would have been awesome to see them in historical settings. Spike has the perfect features for 1920s and 30s fashion--how awesome would it have been to see him in flash suits with his hair sleeked back, dancing in a nightclub with Dru? The way he picks her up in the teaser and dances with her for a few moments--it's so winning and epic. It begs more.

Just realized Buffy's neighbor was killed by the worm man, her next-door neighbor. I could have slipped in a reference in noir if I'd been paying attention, since that's the house I imagined the Whosit family living in--the people they visit right after learning of the black-out.

I still want to know where Angel got all those drawings and stuff. And what he needs a desk for.

Angel trapped in the incredibly thin-meshed cage. That ranks right up there in lameness with the scene in "Lover's Walk" when he's flattened by the magic shop door. Snerk. (And, dude, he huddles in the corner of the cage just like Dark Willow's puppy.) Sigh. I try to almost *never* make comparisons between Spike and Angel, but I'm sorry: Spike would have bellowed and kicked that fucking cage wall down. Truth is though, it's not Angel's fault; it's just bad writing. (Likewise the fact that he seems to be rendered sick and weak by ambient sunlight, something we never see again.)

ETA: I just realized for the first time that there's a theatrical pun in the title "What's my line?" Cute.
 
 
 
Brassy Hag: squeemiggy on October 4th, 2003 05:52 pm (UTC)
I would've killed for more scenes with Spike in black and white. Just getting the ones we got in "Restless" is a shame. They could have found some excuse for it.
daddy's not done talkingros_fod on October 4th, 2003 06:06 pm (UTC)
I had a flashback of a Count Almasy moment while reading your description of Spike in period costume there. Late thirties, white bow tie...hair slicked back as you describe, holding Dru closely, closely, and looking at her with all that intensity, not saying a word, just...dancing.
diva_stardust on October 4th, 2003 06:08 pm (UTC)
Spike and Dru are fun here. There's a huge missed opportunity with them: it would have been awesome to see them in historical settings. Spike has the perfect features for 1920s and 30s fashion--how awesome would it have been to see him in flash suits with his hair sleeked back, dancing in a nightclub with Dru? The way he picks her up in the teaser and dances with her for a few moments--it's so winning and epic. It begs more.

Oh, now you have me longing for this so badly. I adore that scene with Spike spinning Dru around and getting to see them in different time periods would be fantastic. I want a Spike & Dru historical spin-off, damn it.
My Beautiful Sinking Ship: she saved me toobitterbyrden on October 4th, 2003 06:23 pm (UTC)
The novel "Pretty Maids All In a Row" does a lot with the historical Spike/Dru action.
Dreago: Fandomprettydreago on October 4th, 2003 09:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, but the novel itself is mediocre at best. I even found some spelling errors! Spike and Dru, for all the writing about thier blood laden lovemaking, were as cold as the snow they fucked in. Don't get me wrong. They have their moments. I like the scene where Dru thinks she's a mermaid. And the scenes were Spike taunts the slayer's watcher. But the ending, with the big fight? Blah. The gore's ok, though. Crucifying the 14 yr. old was a nice touch. I'm not sure Spike would have done something so artsy, but the book mentions Dru was bored, so I guess I buy it.

Meh. Anna S. is much better. Much better. Noir ruins my whole day. In the very best, "I have a cloud of Nazism following me around and I walk the office hallway they way an undercover spy would all because I just read a new chapter" way. IN fact, Anna S. and the tie in novel shouldn't even be in the same post.
My Beautiful Sinking Ship: god she's so pissed!bitterbyrden on October 5th, 2003 09:10 am (UTC)
I had to force myself to get through the whole book. Fragmented plotlines, too many characters, as well as lagging in spots. And it was poorly edited. Still, I assert that if someone wanted to read about Spike and Dru throughout the ages (and in costume)... that's an easy read.
Anna S.eliade on October 5th, 2003 11:45 am (UTC)
Aww. Thank you! *g*
Herself_nycherself_nyc on October 4th, 2003 07:17 pm (UTC)
Sigh. Me too. I really should write this thing I have a vague idea about: how Spike and Dru win a dance marathon in the '20s . . . partly by being fantastic dancers but partly of course, by cheating.
Anna S.eliade on October 4th, 2003 07:30 pm (UTC)
How do you cheat in a dance marathon? Half-drain the other dancers in the cloakroom? *g*
Herself_nycherself_nyc on October 4th, 2003 07:37 pm (UTC)
Why yes, precisely. That's kinda why I haven't bothered to write the story. No mystery to it. And I don't think I could do justice to describing Spike doing the Charleston, so I just keep it in my own mind to play with sometimes.
rubywisprubywisp on October 4th, 2003 08:33 pm (UTC)
I am so enjoying reading about you re-watching Buffy, just so you know. I really need to go buy a new remote so that my own DVD player is functional again.

*gropes you most heartfelt-ly*