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Mixed up vampires

TBQ and Keren both point out quite rightly that Angel(us) draws and paints; Spike wrote poetry when he was human. Having Angel write a poem to Spike or Spike sketching Angel lying naked in bed, doesn't work, and can make you look like, you haven't been watching the show(s).

Though I can see it working in a situation where the author makes it obvious that she's aware of that fact -- for instance, Angel making fun of William's bad poetry, and modern-day Spike challenging him to do better -- or Spike repaying Angel's gift of a naked painting of the two of them together, with stick-figure porn.

Not what I was going to say. What I was going to say was, Joss sort of buggered up his own canon, and confused the newbies, on the drawing!Spike issue. Spike's little shrine to Buffy in the basement of his crypt includes several sketches of her -- so unless they were ones that Angel did, and Spike managed to steal them from Buffy, or rescue them from the mansion/factory-ruins, Spike can at least sketch.

Note that I'm not suggesting people should run with this -- I'm more pointing out that Joss and co. can be just as guilty of muddying their own continuity. Granted, they're allowed, because it's their continuity, or lack thereof -- but it still makes me want to grab somebody and say "Look, we have a group of about 20 diehard fans with eyes, memories, critical thinking skills and in some cases postgraduate degrees. We'll work for free. Please? Please?


2002-06-06 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

The issues would come from, assuming any producer would take the idea seriously, could he trust diehard fans to not leak spoilers all over hell and beyond. I mean, Joss can't trust his current staff not to do it, and they're... well, fans. I guess. Just not geeks, like us.


2002-06-06 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

I say loyalty among geeks. Some geeks like to be surprised. A lot of us who write respect not spoiling other people for our fiction, or other people's fiction.

We're an honorable bunch I say. And they'd do well to have us.

But yeah, I get your point.

Maybe that's why things sucked this year. Joss didn't trust his staff with the parts of Angel that would make everything make sense, and then he got distracted and never gave it to them.

Can you tell I'll buy just about any reason to explain away A:ts S3.