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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, well...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?


thebratqueen

2002-06-06 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

(cough) actually in one she kinda is sleeping. Not that I'm a huge geek with no life who studies these things or anything. (cough) ;)

Does she have season two hair?

lasayla

2002-06-07 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Cause I'd rather believe Spike had filched Angel/us's old drawings along with the underwear, photographs, cardigan etc. It just makes more sense in my head.

Come to that, what did Buffy do with the S2 stalker portraits?

Re: Does she have season two hair?

mpoetess

2002-06-07 06:41 am (UTC) (Link)



I'd say it's Season 4/5 hair. Also, that at least 2 of the sketches were definitely donw by different people -- the one at far right, lower area, is nowhere near as skilled. Going to look at some Angel sketches in a sec, to see if the better ones seem to be by the same artist. Because I have no life.

And she's sleeping in one, but it's leaning forward against a desk or table.

Re: Does she have season two hair?

thebratqueen

2002-06-07 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hard to tell b/c she's lying down and we're not seeing all of it. Could be anywhere from s2-s5

mpoetess

2002-06-07 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)

La la la. Yeah, she is (see below) but she's leaning forward on something. A desk or table. So could have been done in library or school or Magic Box or just about anywhere. (What the hell I'm arguing, I'm unsure. Haven't a clue whether the style looks like the artist they've used to do Angel's sketches.)