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  • I actually really like Colin's commentary, I wouldn't enjoy the podcast without him either lol. I also skip over/ fast-forward sometimes, but that's not to specifically avoid him, just to listen to the whole episode more quickly unless I have more time. I know he's not your cup of tea Priceless, what is it about him specifically that you find that annoying? You say he goes on, but so do the others at times, even if he's talkative he's quite perceptive/ insightful about lots of things too, I find.

    Originally posted by Double Dutchess View Post
    @SpuffyGlitz: I'm looking forward to next week's Beneath You and Spike's soul reveal. I did notice that Stasia said he'd been trying to tear his heart out, because obviously she couldn't reveal yet that he was actually talking about his soul.
    Me too, I'm looking forward to the next episode! I noticed she was careful not to give anything away but also refrained from criticising him here since she knows what happens at the end of BY (I figure, anyway).

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    • Originally posted by Priceless View Post
      Different strokes obviously, but Colin is not my cup of tea. What did he say that's made you laugh? He makes me cringe. He will talk for ten minutes about Willow scene, miss the most important part and Stasia and Mike have to prompt him. I'd enjoy the podcast more if he wasn't part of it.
      Nothing specific, I just think Collin is generally witty and smart, and not missing the point any more often than the others. He's not my special favourite or anything; I just don't really understand why you find him so annoying. But as you say, different strokes.
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      • I'm looking fwd to the next episode too! Stasia was careful not to give anything away yet.
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        • Originally posted by Double Dutchess View Post
          Nothing specific, I just think Collin is generally witty and smart, and not missing the point any more often than the others. He's not my special favourite or anything; I just don't really understand why you find him so annoying. But as you say, different strokes.
          I wish we could listen to an episode together. Maybe your reaction to him might make me like him, when someone can explain why his persona isn't so grating

          I'm looking forward to the next episode too. So if I'm still listening I guess Colin isn't a deal breaker

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          • I think we all just have different preferences. It's mysterious to me what you find so grating about Colin, because I usually like his commentary and find him quite witty/ insightful, but then I used to find Stasia grating at times, and now I really like her as well. So I guess we all just have different likes and dislikes. And yep, I'm looking fwd to the next episode, that will be interesting!
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            • I'm listening to Still Pretty's review of Beer Bad, and they're talking about Xander's concern for Buffy in the episode and how it's about him being genuinely caring for her while in the high school years he used to help her because he wanted something from her, and I just can't accept that at all. Xander was genuine when he saved Buffy's life in Prophecy Girl and Go Fish and other episodes, he was genuine when he comforted her in Phases and stood by her in Ted. He didn't do it 'cause he wanted something in return, he just did it 'cause he genuinely loved her.

              If he did those things because he wanted something, wouldn't he have brought it up later? Wouldn't he have reminded her of the good he did for her? He didn't even ask for a thank you.

              It bothers me when fans/reviewers accuse Xander of something he's not. Xander is no saint, but his good moments helping Buffy in high school were in no way tainted by some Nice Guy analogy.
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              • It doesn't make any sense. Xander continued to help Buffy despite being with Cordy in Season 2-3. He continued to help Buffy despite showing no remaining interest her in Season 3. In fact, the first time he ever helps Buffy at all is in "The Harvest" and it had very little, if anything, to do with Buffy at all and is more out concern and loyalty towards Jesse ("Jesse's my bud if he's in trouble I want to help").

                I can sort of understand how you could take a more cynical and shallow reading of his desire to help Buffy in Season 1 because that's when his Buffy crush was at a all time high and I don't think Xander's love for Buffy (as a friend) or his general desire to help innocent people had been firstly established yet. However, I think a huge part of "Prophecy Girl" was emphasising the fact that despite Buffy explicitly rejecting him and making it clear he didn't have a shot with her, that Xander still went into The Master's lair to help her because he cared about her. It had nothing to do with expecting anything in return.

                Xander's a complex and nuanced character. I absolutely do think he felt a certain degree of entitlement towards Buffy in Season 1-2 and that when she didn't reciprocate he could sometimes lash out in ugly and unfair ways. However, it does a disservice to both him and the writing to also not acknowledge that he did just really care for her and that he wanted to help her out of love and not just to get something in return. It also does a disservice to the fact that Xander genuinely liked helping others as well and that his entire desire to fight vampires and demons wasn't out of just trying to 'score' Buffy. Xander truly believed in the mission. Heck, even if you want to take a more negative and cynical view, Xander at the very least liked the idea of being part of an exclusive secret club with a secret that other kids did not have (hence his displeasure at Oz witnessing the vampire in "Surprise" and of course "Yeah! The more people who know the secret the more it cheapens it for the rest of us!"). I'd much rather them talk about that then just flatten all these other motivations as well (the good and the bad) in favour of this one silly and one-note interpretation of the character.
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                • I'm listening to the rest of the video and they're doing it again. The scene when Cave Buffy says, "Boy smells nice," and Xander freaks out. Lani: "Which I also adore because two seasons ago, Xander would have been like "Bye, Giles," and now he's pulling away from her because he knows that she is not of sound mind. Noelle: "She is way under the influence. This is how you handle a drunk person."

                  Um... two seasons ago, "way under the influence" Buffy literally threw herself at Xander, and he didn't take advantage of her.

                  Originally posted by vampmogs View Post
                  Heck, even if you want to take a more negative and cynical view, Xander at the very least liked the idea of being part of an exclusive secret club with a secret that other kids did not have (hence his displeasure at Oz witnessing the vampire in "Surprise" and of course "Yeah! The more people who know the secret the more it cheapens it for the rest of us!"). I'd much rather them talk about that then just flatten all these other motivations as well (the good and the bad) in favour of this one silly and one-note interpretation of the character.
                  I agree. Xander did enjoy the cool aspect of being in a superhero club, which is in character since he's a huge fan of Superman, Batman, the avengers, Star Trek, and the rest of the superhero franchise.
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                  • Still Dead have done Magic Bullet and Sacrifice. Lani openly says she doesn't care anymore and has given up on Angel S4 and is now desperate for it to be over.

                    https://chipperish.com/2019/09/17/43...data-s4-19-20/

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                    • Originally posted by BtVS fan View Post
                      Still Dead have done Magic Bullet and Sacrifice. Lani openly says she doesn't care anymore and has given up on Angel S4 and is now desperate for it to be over.

                      https://chipperish.com/2019/09/17/43...data-s4-19-20/
                      They are so negative it's almost funny to listen to. Lani really hates S4 and Jasmine

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                      • OK I listened to Beneath You by Pop Culture Roll Call
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                        and they all ended up weirding me out me this time. It's strange. I feel like this format *really* hasn't allowed them to grasp some fundamental concepts established in the Buffyverse, even on a very basic level.

                        They kept circling around the subject of the soul, the chip, human evil and concluding that maybe Buffy shouldn't be sitting around in graves with stakes but should be holding out needles and chips and getting all vampires souled instead of staking them. I just think they all sounded incredibly confused and muddled about some pretty basic Buffyverse concepts. Especially considering that they're entering the last and final season by which time they shouldn't be this confused about everything.

                        Which makes me conclude that this fragmented format really isn't the best for watching/appreciating/understanding the show. Plus, I wasn't thrilled with Stasia's description of her Buffy scenes - especially her description of the last scene. And Colin (for once!) wasn't that fun either. And Mike didn't help much either. Stasia said she felt the acknowledgement of the AR was handled well, and she said that she now understands why the writers took this direction with the AR in Spike's storyline. I hadn't realised Stasia would totally miss seeing the part where Dawn threatens Spike with fire. Anyway, it wasn't anything particular that anyone said, it's just how collectively muddled they all sounded. I probably won't be listening in any further. I mean, I think they're all very cool people I like them, and I like the creativity of this idea. But it's not for me.

                        I thought Stasia was pretty intrigued by the idea of the soul and moved by Spike's suffering, but I also felt bad for her because she seems like a really intense Bangel fan and she seemed so desperate to watch the AtS show and they just weren't allowing her to. And she was saying, Spike was being too prideful in not immediately going to Angel for help, because she was sure Angel would help him. And Spike was suffering so much, and Angel is all about helping others in pain so she was sure he would take Spike under his wing, etc. Plus Angel is the only other vampire with a soul, he's been through it all, he's had a lot more time to deal. She was puzzled why Spike wouldn't go to Angel for help.

                        She was kind of pleading with them for her to watch AtS but they were saying no, not until they all decide as a group that they're definitely not doing the AtS show.
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                        • That sounds really interesting SpuffyGlitz.

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                          I've not listened to it yet, but Stasia is a huge Bangel fan and she would think Angel would help Spike, because she's seen little to nothing of their history together, which speaks to why Spike would never go to Angel for help. I don't expect Stasia to feel much for Spike or the Spuffy relationship by the end, she's so firmly Bangel I don't think changing her view is even possible

                          I could tell from the end of S6 that their feelings towards Buffy were changing, and they wondered about her mission and whether she was more a killer than a slayer. But I think that's where we come to by the end of S7, and certainly by S11. It's a tightrope walk throughout the whole story. But I would never blame Buffy, because she's been taught by the WC, Giles etc. I'm interested to hear how Stasia describes the final scenes in the episode.

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                          • I'm sorry to hear you didn't like the episode that much, SpuffyGlitz! But I also find it interesting because my reaction was totally different. I thought it was a great episode, and I particularly enjoyed the soul discussion -- I thought they were raising lots of good questions and I found myself nodding along to much that was said.

                            What did you not like about Stasia's description of the church scene? It's been a while since I've last seen it, but I thought it was pretty accurate.

                            I thought their idea that Spike should have gone to Angel for help with his new soul made a lot of sense, and in fact there are loads of fanfics that have Spike doing exactly that. But those are mostly Spangel fics, so I suppose their view on the relationship between Spike and Angel may be different from how you see it.
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                            • Originally posted by Sosa lola View Post
                              I'm listening to Still Pretty's review of Beer Bad, and they're talking about Xander's concern for Buffy in the episode and how it's about him being genuinely caring for her while in the high school years he used to help her because he wanted something from her, and I just can't accept that at all. Xander was genuine when he saved Buffy's life in Prophecy Girl and Go Fish and other episodes, he was genuine when he comforted her in Phases and stood by her in Ted. He didn't do it 'cause he wanted something in return, he just did it 'cause he genuinely loved her.

                              If he did those things because he wanted something, wouldn't he have brought it up later? Wouldn't he have reminded her of the good he did for her? He didn't even ask for a thank you.

                              It bothers me when fans/reviewers accuse Xander of something he's not. Xander is no saint, but his good moments helping Buffy in high school were in no way tainted by some Nice Guy analogy.
                              Isn't Lani supposed to be "woke" now or whatever? (I don't know enough about Noelle to ask, nor frankly do I care.) The cynical part of me can't help but think that Lani's newfound "woke"-ness means that she's explicitly examining Xander through an ideological lens of how much he's either conforming to or violating her present-day standards of what is acceptable behavior for a male character, with an emphasis on expecting him to fail at every turn, and that's where she's being surprised. I mean, it's not like she's the first to ever do so, much less single out something he does she doesn't like, divorced of any in-story context, for the purpose of ragging on him for being scum for not doing what ideology dictates he "should" be doing.

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                              • Well they've now moved on to Wild At Heart. They concentrate more on Willow than Oz imo

                                https://chipperish.com/2019/09/19/91...t-heart-s4-06/

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