elisi: (Book Joy by eyesthatslay)
Here are One Bit Shy’s thoughts on ‘Selfless’. Snippets from AOQ’s original post (that OBS’s responded to) in italics. Enjoy. :)


"I am Aud."

Yes, dear, we know you're odd. That's why we love you so much. (And the
episode purports to claim that Anya doesn't know who she is. Hah! She
declares it outright! -- My personal favorite line of the series.)

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elisi: (Book Joy by eyesthatslay)
Here are One Bit Shy’s thoughts on ‘Selfless’. Snippets from AOQ’s original post (that OBS’s responded to) in italics. Enjoy. :)


"I am Aud."

Yes, dear, we know you're odd. That's why we love you so much. (And the
episode purports to claim that Anya doesn't know who she is. Hah! She
declares it outright! -- My personal favorite line of the series.)

----
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elisi: (Buffy - Best Show Ever by touristrgirl)
You might remember me mentioning One Bit Shy before - he always has the most fascinating insights in this comments on Arbitrar Of Qualty's posts (I reposted his Spike/FFL thoughs a while ago). Well a few weeks ago AOQ reviewed 'Hells Bells' (and he *really* didn't like it). OBS sprang to the the defence writing what is the most indepth and insightful analysis of the episode I've ever read. So here it is.

If ever you hated Xander for walking out of the wedding - if ever you wanted to kick the writers for what they did - read this! Actually read it even if you love the episode - I'm sure you'll find something new! (Quotes from AOQ's original post in italics.)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Season Six, Episode 15: "Hell's Bells"


This may prove to be the most difficult response I've had to compose yet.
For, you see, contrary to the typical reaction to this episode - including
yours - this is a clear Excellent for me. And not just that. One of my
favorite BtVS episodes of all time - currently sitting #7 on my BtVS top ten
list. Having a contrary view isn't such a deal - I just rated the much
despised As You Were a Good - my guilty pleasure - fully understanding the
disdain so many have for what surely is a ridiculous episode. I get that.
I don't get this. Mind you, I don't expect the rest of the world to see
this as a top ten episode. But I don't get how something as moving as I
believe this episode is can be trashed as readily as people do. And I don't
get people's overwhelming focus on Xander when there is another half to this
partnership - Anya - who plays a thunderously important part in this
episode, in the foundation of the whole situation, and in where this points
to the future. It's like half of the episode and most of its foundation and
purpose is being blacked out. Weird.

So it is with some trepidation that I leap into this fray. Hopefully I'll
get out of here alive.
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elisi: (Buffy - Best Show Ever by touristrgirl)
You might remember me mentioning One Bit Shy before - he always has the most fascinating insights in this comments on Arbitrar Of Qualty's posts (I reposted his Spike/FFL thoughs a while ago). Well a few weeks ago AOQ reviewed 'Hells Bells' (and he *really* didn't like it). OBS sprang to the the defence writing what is the most indepth and insightful analysis of the episode I've ever read. So here it is.

If ever you hated Xander for walking out of the wedding - if ever you wanted to kick the writers for what they did - read this! Actually read it even if you love the episode - I'm sure you'll find something new! (Quotes from AOQ's original post in italics.)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Season Six, Episode 15: "Hell's Bells"


This may prove to be the most difficult response I've had to compose yet.
For, you see, contrary to the typical reaction to this episode - including
yours - this is a clear Excellent for me. And not just that. One of my
favorite BtVS episodes of all time - currently sitting #7 on my BtVS top ten
list. Having a contrary view isn't such a deal - I just rated the much
despised As You Were a Good - my guilty pleasure - fully understanding the
disdain so many have for what surely is a ridiculous episode. I get that.
I don't get this. Mind you, I don't expect the rest of the world to see
this as a top ten episode. But I don't get how something as moving as I
believe this episode is can be trashed as readily as people do. And I don't
get people's overwhelming focus on Xander when there is another half to this
partnership - Anya - who plays a thunderously important part in this
episode, in the foundation of the whole situation, and in where this points
to the future. It's like half of the episode and most of its foundation and
purpose is being blacked out. Weird.

So it is with some trepidation that I leap into this fray. Hopefully I'll
get out of here alive.
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elisi: (Your Touch by detoxcoctails)
AOQ didn't like 'Intervention'. He doesn't seem to 'get' Jane Espenson, which is a great shame, and his loss. The good thing though, is that One Bit Shy outdid himself again. I'm just copying the whole thing - lots of good points about the ep. and Spike in particular! (AOQ quotes in italics.) (Oh and I *will* get back to comments at some point...)

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elisi: (Your Touch by detoxcoctails)
AOQ didn't like 'Intervention'. He doesn't seem to 'get' Jane Espenson, which is a great shame, and his loss. The good thing though, is that One Bit Shy outdid himself again. I'm just copying the whole thing - lots of good points about the ep. and Spike in particular! (AOQ quotes in italics.) (Oh and I *will* get back to comments at some point...)

Read more... )

FFL

17 June 2006 09:22 am
elisi: (FFL by crackers4jenn.)
I'm not really here... but I just checked out the FFL thread again a little while ago, and noticed that One Bit Shy had finally turned up and joined in! One Bit Shy is a fandom gem - he (I think it's a he) thinks about the show to a degree most other posters there don't seem to, and generally impresses the hell out of me. (Most people in that thread started arguing over Dru being Spike's sire etc. Oh and some of them didn't actually understand Spike's speech to Buffy - I didn't know that was possible.) I'd force OBS to get an LJ this very minute, except he hasn't actually seen AtS yet - he's now watching along with AOQ.

Aaaanyway, there was (of course) also a discussion going about vampires and empathy. One Bit Shy joined in and this is what he said. (Beginning with the comment he replied to)
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FFL

17 June 2006 09:22 am
elisi: (FFL by crackers4jenn.)
I'm not really here... but I just checked out the FFL thread again a little while ago, and noticed that One Bit Shy had finally turned up and joined in! One Bit Shy is a fandom gem - he (I think it's a he) thinks about the show to a degree most other posters there don't seem to, and generally impresses the hell out of me. (Most people in that thread started arguing over Dru being Spike's sire etc. Oh and some of them didn't actually understand Spike's speech to Buffy - I didn't know that was possible.) I'd force OBS to get an LJ this very minute, except he hasn't actually seen AtS yet - he's now watching along with AOQ.

Aaaanyway, there was (of course) also a discussion going about vampires and empathy. One Bit Shy joined in and this is what he said. (Beginning with the comment he replied to)
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