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Old February 29 2012, 08:01 AM   #331
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The first miniseries of season 9 is announced... and the character it focuses on is (be careful, this is very spoilery)


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Written by Juliet Landau, no less. Sweet.
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Old March 1 2012, 07:50 AM   #332
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Interview with Juliet Landau, Christos Gage and Scott Allie about Drusilla.
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Old March 2 2012, 01:09 PM   #333
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Angel and Faith #7: Well the thing with Faith's dad was pretty obvious. I really enjoyed seeing Dru again and am looking forward to checking out the mini. I'm more convinced than ever that Angel is deluding himself into thinking bringing back Giles is going to provide him with the peace of mind and redemption he needs. He is really screwed up right now and truly unable to let go of the past. Buffy not talking to him right now most likely doesn't help this. The dynamic between Faith and Angel is still the best thing about the book (Rebekah Issacs artwork being the second best thing ). Also I got the sense that bringing up Conner was obvious foreshadowing and as mentioned we're going to catch up with him at some point down the line. Anyone else still reading?
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Old March 2 2012, 03:03 PM   #334
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I agreed with Angel's decision not to have his pain taken away and that it is a sort of lobotomy, but thought it was interesting that Angel was saying that, since it's pretty much what he did to Connor. Or rather, he went even further with Connor, removing all his traumatic memories and replacing them with fake, happy ones - practically remaking him into Connor 2.0. I wonder if this will be mentioned at any point, or is it building towards some sort of resolution later in the season? (There are also people who think that Gage didn't even notice the irony, but I have more faith in the writing team.)

Drusilla saying that soulless people "tend not to feel pain" but that she did anyway is funny since she just seems to be repeating what she's heard, since her own experience is very different. We know that it's not true - besides Drusilla, Spike was an obvious example, and we've also seen James (from "Hearthrob"), Harmony, Darla and even the Master show emotional pain (the Master cried when Darla died). They may not be tortured by conscience since they don't have one, but they sure feel emotional pain for other reasons.

I always thought Drusilla was a lot more rational than people gave her credit for, so I don't think this Drusilla is such a departure. She still has no conscience ('soul') so she doesn't think there's anything wrong with all the evil things she did in the past or that Angel(us) has done, but she's always had a good sense of self-preservation so of course she would try to fit in the new world in her own way. Drusilla always had the reputation of a masochist, but she obviously she doesn't value emotional pain as much as Angel does.

It's interesting that so far we've had people offering to cure physical ills (the Mohra blood) and now to cure psychological pain (the Lorophage demon).

Judging by the cover for #9 Daddy Issues part 4,


"The abused kid becomes the abuser". Angel would know about that - it's the story of his life. He had an abusive father and daddy issues of his own that he has never resolved. Story of Faith's life, too, when you think of her behavior in her evil days. I wonder how bad her dad was back in the day? We know that her dead mother used to hit her. How much was her dad even around? How much are we going to learn about her background? A lot of people think there have been hints on Faith's behavior that she was sexually abused at some point.
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Old March 6 2012, 06:07 AM   #335
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well I was doing doing some diging on my nook color and found out that season 8 and angel after the fall is now on the nook. very cool also the original buffy series is also out now.
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Old March 15 2012, 04:29 PM   #336
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So, uh... How about that twist ending to 9.07? WTF moment if there ever was one...

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Old March 15 2012, 05:44 PM   #337
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Interview with Scott Allie about 9.06. and 9.07 (SPOILERS)

http://persephonemagazine.com/2012/0...llie-part-one/
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Old March 15 2012, 10:31 PM   #338
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Wow. This season has been all over the place so far...I'm going to take a bit to digest this and will give my thoughts on the weekend.
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Old March 17 2012, 06:29 AM   #339
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Okay so I have read the issue again and yeah this is pretty crazy. This is near last year's level of craziness. I guess the obvious question is:
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Old March 17 2012, 06:49 AM   #340
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GODAMMIT!!!! I left the newest issue of Buffy in my car, forgot to put my window up (never a bright move here in the PacNW), and it got rained on all over it.
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Okay so I have read the issue again and yeah this is pretty crazy. This is near last year's level of craziness. I guess the obvious question is:

A line from the cover of #10 also seems to suggest that:
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Old March 18 2012, 12:26 AM   #342
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Perhaps her conscience got stolen and replaced during that funky dream sequence with the pixie? There are things that I think perhaps we've missed. I still maintain Buffy is way too hard on herself and doesn't see all the good things that she has in her life, that other Slayers didn't have.
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Old March 30 2012, 04:36 PM   #343
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Any thoughts on Angel & Faith #8? Good issue, but I wasn't generally surprised with how Faith's story went down (the cover for #9 gives it away), although the details were a bit unexpected and I didn't expect the development on the Nadira front.
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Old March 30 2012, 04:51 PM   #344
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I just finished it...kind of what I expected as well concerning Faith's father who gets a name in this issue. There seems to be two ongoing themes in this book. The first of course being redemption, the secondary theme being pain and more specifically how each of us deal with (emotional pain). The temptation to have it "magically" be taken away would be pretty great for most of us I think. A natural human response. It was funny to see Nadira give a version of Captain Kirk's I need my pain speech to Faith during their encounter. It is interesting to see how Nadira is mirroring Faith how she was before.

Despite what she claims, Faith has changed and evolved, she isn't the person we first met in the series. She is still haunted obviously by that past and her upbringing but that is again only natural, just as Angel has been haunted by his and continually trying to make up for it. It is very remarkable to me though what a great duo these two are for one another. It would be tempting as a writer to pair them up romantically, I'd like it if that happened, but also understand why it isn't. Ultimately though I think these last couple of issues have been the weakest of the series so far...the most interesting aspect of this arc is of course Dru!
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Still need to get around to it...guest artist as well I noticed, Rebecca is always missed IMO that is how good she is on this book.
No, Rebecca drew this issue and the rest of the "Daddy Issues" arc. Guest artist Chris Samnee is drawing #10.
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