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Snerk. Make bowing-out noises in Handbasket because the meta seems to have died off, and within two hours, meta-characters are crawling out of the woodwork. Smartasses.

There was an Angel ep tonight. It was okay. That is not a spoiler.



Could someone please tone Spike's accent/dialect the hell down? I give the Siamese Twins / whoever directed points for not actually letting him say "Cor" but people, you're the canon writers. You're not supposed to need no-cor-points.

I don't think I blame JM for this, though he's perfectly capable of scenery-chewing -- that was direction and writing, or lack thereof. I chronically write Spike as more British than he actually is, and I don't put that many bloodys in a sentence. Badfic writers who don't get the no-cor points don't put that many bloodys in a sentence.

Er. Not that I only pay attention to Spike. I did watch the show before he was on it. ;-) wolfling and thebratqueen just said most of what I was thinking about the rest of the episode. Which tends to happen when you live in the Land of No Daylight Savings Time and everyone you hang out with sees the show an hour before you do. And is smarter than you. But just you wait! Come November I'll... um. Be seeing the show at the same time. But they'll still be smarter.

fanaticspikefan

2003-10-15 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)


I'm sure that nobody knows what you are talking about.

And hey! Spike's accent was PERFECT! Everything about him was perfect!

You're just jealous because Spike's in love with Buffy and not Xander! And cause I heard that in episode 4, he finds the perfect cookie dough recipe and they go off together and get married FOREVER.

treebee

2003-10-15 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Tee and Hee

mpoetess

2003-10-15 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

And cause I heard that in episode 4, he finds the perfect cookie dough recipe and they go off together and get married FOREVER.


Spike and Xander go off together and get married forever? Cool! Why would I be jealous of that?

fanaticspikefan

2003-10-15 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)


No no no! You're missing the point!

Stop twisting my words! Just because Xander had to lose an eye because he couldn't see the glory that is Spike and was constantly MEAN to him doesnt mean that they'll get together.

Although Xander should bow down and worship Spike because without him the world would be DEAD.

mpoetess

2003-10-15 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Just because Xander had to lose an eye because he couldn't see the glory that is Spike and was constantly MEAN to him doesnt mean that they'll get together.


Well of course not. The way Spike was staring at Xander's ass in Hush means that they'll get together. The eye thing was just a red herring.

fanaticspikefan

2003-10-15 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)


Oh.

That's ok then. As long as Spike gets naked!

essene

2003-10-15 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm thinking that perhaps that's why Fred's retort to him when she was trying to rush off included a snarky "bloody" in it.

I didn't hear it again after that. Perhaps it was all for Fred's benefit.

mpoetess

2003-10-15 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

I thought about that, and also thought a possible fanwank was that he was meant to be playing up the gutter accent to contrast with Wes, because he wouldn't want to sound like "percy." But it seemed a bit of a stretch. It's hard to see why he'd think Fred would be impressed with his 'exotic' Englishness when she's familiar with Wes'.

essene

2003-10-15 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, Spike doesn't know Fred. I get the distinct impression that--standing over the precipice of hell or not--he's found the prettiest bird in the room and is trying to play her.

He just doesn't know how to go about it....and then there's his sudden solidity at the end...at just the right moment.

Coincidence? Doubtful.

I love Spike as much as the next girl, but I love him partly BECAUSE he is such a manipulative bastard.

mpoetess

2003-10-16 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, I don't doubt that he's playing her, and I agree with you about the partial solidity thing. But he knows Fred well enough to have made basic observations about how the group functions, and he's seen her not particularly fawning over Wesley, so I still say if the uber-accent was meant to play up his Britness, it was a stupid choice on Spike's part -- and aside from with Buffy, he tends not to make stupid choices when coming on to women.

essene

2003-10-16 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

It also could be that the writers are acknowledging their blatant over-use of british-isms from last week.

One can hope that they are smart enough to realize when too much is too much.

lumenara

2003-10-16 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)

*stares at your icon*

essene

2003-10-16 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)


piedmargaret

2003-10-16 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)

They badly need a Brit beta at ME. I'm stilling boggling at the reference to being driven starkers...

mpoetess

2003-10-16 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Ah, but that was a reference to the partial nudity in next week's ep! ;-)

piedmargaret

2003-10-16 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)

/me looks at my comment
/me sighs
/me should remember never to even attempt to talk to people pre-coffee

mpoetess

2003-10-16 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)

/me stilling loves you.

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mpoetess

2003-10-16 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)

See, these ladies write for Wes, though, without a bloody out of his mouth every five seconds, so I know they can do it!

bitterbyrden

2003-10-18 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Hi! I forgot that I love your journal. I'm back now.

Um, I thought that was some of the worst writing for Spike I've ever witnessed... uh, heard. I actually booed the TV and worried that they might ruin one of the bestest characterizations ever by making him sound too over-the-top. I think they need a British dialog QA person over there on the set of Angel to say "No. That's cheesy." Or, perhaps there is an appropriate British catchphrase that means "that's cheesy" that I don't know about. Maybe they can say that.

Anyway. Next week's ep? Please be better.

mpoetess

2003-10-18 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not that I'm spoiled out the wazoo or anything [koff] but next week's episode? Better. (granted I can't vouch for the acting/directing)