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Where did you get this information?
Answered that in second page of this thread :)
I guess it is symbolic because E.Dushku was speciffically cast in that role because of facial similarities to SMG, even.
ANyway, I disagree that Faith does not pretend. She pretends. Buffy loves hypocritically playing the hero, Faith loves hypocritically playing the villain. the middle, the hollow middle of the dagger is what they are, with the blades looking towards opposite directions being their masks.
Thats exactly what angers them at each other(hence the 2-bladed dagger nature of one of blades always being sharp towards the wielder). Buffy overplays the heroic side angering Faith who wants to hide that side, Faith overplays the vilainous, selfish side, which in turn severly angers Buffy because it subconsciously reminds her of her own selfishness she burries deep behing her heroic "mask".
For them beating and hurting each other equals denying those parts and holding on to the masks they are comfortable with.
As for Angel? I don't exactly remember :/
Except that they have not yet graduated in the books.
TVD book timeline is a lot more strict and coherent. Every book pretty much happens one after antoher pretty much directly(for example the second, if i remember correctly ends with Elena coming back to life as vampire and interrupting the to-death fight between Stefan and damon and third starts right with that)
The next book which is no longer written by the originalauthor and pretty much is NONcanon will start with them in college.
However this show has not been exactly coherent with timeline, so I don't expect anything like that...
I bet they will still be "somewhere in highschool" even when the show ends on 5th 6th or 7t season.
:( again why are you people are still fighting? We should love each other, this is not the GG forum lol
That has to do mostly with the fact that people sometimes have different opinions.
The fact that the show of which this fanbse is of, is not exactly the best thing ever or the highest thing in the ranking is something that is bound to cause ripples ;P
When you have something that are able to set, what maybe is the highest standard in the genre, it is gonna be used a lot to reinforce the arguments of the weak spots of the show.
Especially when:The shows are related by the source material. BTVS pretty much defined the genre of vampire fiction on tv. TVD writers are perfectly aware of and know BTVS really well and K.Williamson was bassically fangasming over SMG trying to get her into TVD for at least three different roles over the year.
So, more videos that youtube-nazis removed by request of FOX over the years:
(_ no spoilers, * slight spoilers, ** heavy spoilers)
**Buffy/Faith - Superstar - an outlook to the highly violent love/hate attraction these two had and what it led to. Mostly from Faith's POV, highlighting her fear of Buffy as well as Buffys'pov highlighting how much she despises and could not stand faith due to how similar they are to each other inside.
**Angel - Sympathy for the Devil - highlighting the highly psychotic fun and messed up side of Angelus.
* Buffy/Spike - Soul Standing By - Their heavy, bumpy, dark, strange, messed up and at the same time attractive, lovely and complex relationship. Spike is always there, standing for her, being for her, as they both wander through the darkness and black that is their existance itself.
But you have compared them. Past tense. multiple times.
COmparison is NOT something that just stops. Every time certain discussions come up, the comparisons are bound to come back. So everytime someone goes back to "elena is as bland as bela" or "i hope stefan will get to be evil at least a bit" or "this show whitewashes every action elena does" or any other stuff, the comparisons ar ebound to happen to reinforce various arguments. Its not comparing or sake of comparison(and Believe me I could write 557485 page article on why first 12 episodes of btvs are better than first 12 episodes of tvd and then do comparison of each episode noting what btvs did better, but i don't since its unfair to TVD). Its comparison as argument and it is bound to come back againa and again.
You have TVD that is the same genre so generally there will be parallels and ppl will comment on them.
Correction: BTVS pretty much set the genre itself. SO yeah. ANY vampire-genre show or movie will get compared to it.
Correction#2: The shows have same roots(TVD books) and tvd like sto copy btvs scenes so comparisons are bound to happen.
I just feel like every time BTVS is brought up it's done to bash TVD.
Considering BTVS is hugely superior show to TVD(and well, let's be fair, to pretty much EVERY tv show to ever come out after it), it might look like that.
But what you see as Basing, I see as criticism and discussing the negative points of TVD. TVD is not perfect. Let's not live in illusion it deep, perfect or complex show. The more people will realize the negative sizes of it, the less delusional they will be about it and the less disappointed they will be when the hype does not match the delivery and the more its likely that the show will imrpove.
. Ppl have differing opinions and battle it out in their own ways like ship wars but it's always about the show and how much they love a certain aspect of it
I am sorry that sounds like dictatorship or socialism. Its a free world. Comparisons are bound to happen. Criticism is bound to happen. Pointing out the severe flaws of the show is bound to happen. If one can't accept the fact that his show is not perfec then one is not a fan, one is a blind fanboy then. ANd that kind of people is exactly what ruins tv shows(example: Heroes, Supernatural)
You come to internet, just as in real world, expect to see opinions you don't like, but for the love of all the gods, don't expect to just silence the opinions you don't like and cover yourself in a bliss. Every opinion that is well argumented is there to stay.
Could it possibly be any more shallow? I think not.
Oh it can.
Add "I want to be like you in supernatural life too!"
Add "I want your tYler too!"
Add "I sleep with damon"
Add "I sleep with Stefan".
and here you have it.
Just a note of warning: If you find my nitpicking of tvd and comparisons to btvs annoying or insulting, be wary of that place :)
That place is chock full of old tv-show wolves and proffesional reviewers and critics. And they have been picking this show apart ever since 6th or 7th ep of second season. ANd yes, btvs references abound, matt and elena hate is universal and every even minor flaw of the show is very clearly voiced by the participants of discussion. The negative opinion on the show is not yet at Supernatural level(that show is universally hated there), but is getting there :)
It doesn't sound like she would be a weak character
Her whole premise is "shallow attention-seeking stalker who wants to be famous and etc"... thats the worst possible female character archetype possible :/