So a little history:
A friend of mine months ago linked me to some hilarious, but also wonderfully insightful and well thought out, chapter by chapter reviews of 50 Shades of Gray. (I’m not going to shame anyone for enjoying the books, but I also think that it’s desperately important to look critically at media and keep an open eye to the ideas it can cause us to absorb.)
The same girl started doing episode by episode reviews of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I read them, enjoyed them, and then decided to rewatch the series, and this little bit of fanart was the result! One of my favourite people’s favourite actor is Eliza Dushku, and I had a massive crush on Bianca Lawson as a tyke when I first watched the show, and I thought, WELL, if I’m drawing them, gotta include SMG as well, yeah?
#buffy summers isn’t having any of this patriarchy bullshit #not the ignorant pervy high school jocks or the misogynistic internet nerds #and definitely not the old men who try to control what she does with her powers #she’s gonna kick ass and she’s gonna do it in her pink frilly halter top #and no she does not give a shit if any of that makes a man uncomfortable or insecure #she’s too busy with the apocalypse to worry about your inferiority complex #the gloriousness of buffy summers :’) (via packageofgirlyevil)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a LucasArts point and click adventure game
This was a lot of fun to do. Particularly in thinking about which scenes to draw and also realising just how suitable the Buffy stories are to this type of game. There are so many objects and puzzles to solve. It made me think it would be a good writing exercise to take your story and see if it would fit into this type of game. If it can’t then I suspect it’s probably lacking a little narrative propulsion.
There are many, many other scenes I could have chosen (I’d still like to do 70s Spike on the subway car) but I thought one for each season was nice.
Some I chose because I wanted to show a specific location. Some I chose based on a gag that I thought would be funny e.g. Cordelia’s spatula and Willow’s broken crayon.
Here’s each episode I used as reference:
Season 1 - Welcome to Hellmouth
Season 2 - Inca Mummy Girl
Season 3 - Homecoming
Season 4 - Hush
Season 5 - Triangle
Season 6 - Grave
Season 7 - Touched
I’m going to be at the Bristol comic expo this weekend selling some prints.