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23 December 2013 @ 01:17 pm
why do they call it a mace?  
I rewatched Buffy's "School Hard" last night and it is so good. It's mostly praised for the introduction of Spike and Drusilla (justly! They are both great, and a breath of fresh air: despite the Master's snarkiness at his role as traditional melodramatic vampire villain, he was still basically a traditional melodramatic vampire villain), but I think it's also a great episode for Buffy herself. We see her thinking strategically in this episode in a way we haven't really before; her plans before this were mostly "find the bad guy, stop the bad guy", with "rescue civilians" as a sub-plan where necessary. But in this episode she's juggling multiple elements - villains, people (including her mother) in need of rescue, assets (Giles and Jenny, and the possibility of Xander and Angel showing up at some point) - and having to plan her attacks and decide what her priorities are. She's beginning to come into her power and responsibility, and it's great.

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Also yesterday I read the final issue of Li'l Gotham. NO DON'T BE OVER COME BACK. DDD: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT WAS THE BEST. (Apart from the lack of Cass, of course.) STEPH. Tiny Bruce! Flying Graysons! DISCOWING. Jason is "headstrong, but with a good heart." ♥ STEPH! That one panel of Bruce, Babs and Dick in the Batcave, being dorks. Bruce sneaking into Arkham to put appropriate gifts into all his villains' stockings. Selina collecting Harley from Arkham. Bruce tucking Alfred in. DID I MENTION STEPH? I'm going to miss this series so much.

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...this is where today's December posting meme, on Big Finish, was going to go, but I am still feeling a bit light headed and feverish with the end of this cold, so not sure I can do it justice. :( Sorry [personal profile] ghost2! I AM planning to post about it - I have lots of things to say! - but it'll probably after Christmas now, or possibly in the New Year. If you want to pick a new posting date, I will aim for that instead, or if not, I will pick one myself. ♥

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Lady Mercury: Stockladymercury_10 on December 23rd, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
Li'l Gotham was amazing! I loved the Discowing picture, and that picture of Dick and Babs and Bruce goofing off was adorable. AND YES STEPH, DREAMS COME TRUE. So sad it's ending. :/
incorrigibly frivolous: she was my friendshinyjenni on December 27th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
I am really not over the fact that it's finishing. D: (And still so bitter that we couldn't have Cass and Steph all the way through. Stupid DC.) But it was such a great final issue! ♥
ghost2: Garfield/Jackghost2 on December 24th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
I love School Hard too. Great episode!

Post about Big Finish on whichever date works for you. I don't mind waiting. :)
incorrigibly frivolous: buffy and willowshinyjenni on December 27th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
I'd forgotten quite how great it is! ♥

I have many thoughts, but haven't quite formed them into sentences yet... :)
Circe: buffy & willow hugredcirce on January 3rd, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
School Hard is such a great episode. <3 It's also always great to see Joyce supporting her and taking her side. (Not to mention "Get the hell away from my daughter!")
incorrigibly frivolous: buffy and willowshinyjenni on January 3rd, 2014 10:10 am (UTC)
Yes! I love Joyce so much. And I really like the way her heroism emphasises the fact that Buffy's bravery isn't just something she gets from her Slayer powers. ♥
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