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I didn't expect to receive so many comments on my last picspam. Thanks guys :) and thank you for responding to my commentary too. Whether you agree or disagree, it's always fun to discuss Buffy. Once again, I don't mind if you use the caps for icons or banners or whatever.

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So season 1 tends to get a lot of hate for some reason. It's not even close to being my favorite of the seasons but I don't hate it either. People have argued that it makes the show look like a joke. Um what is this called again, Buffy the VAMPIRE SLAYER? Did you honestly think this show was going to be introduced like it was Law and Order? And the main characters are in their sophomore year of high school so it can't be dealing with too much heavy and dramatic stuff right off the bat. Anyways I'm ranting again, the episode I'm picspamming today is The Harvest from none other than the lovely season 1 ;)

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First of all, season 1 caps are such a bitch to work with. I tried to make them as pleasing to the eye as I could. I digress...I found it kind of ridiculous when Buffy was all "Jesseeee", she didn't even know the guy. I mean it's a pity he was taken and not his fault that Darla is so damn cute but still.

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I LOVE THE LIBRARY. My high school's library looks nothing like this and we certainly don't have an occult section so consider me jealous. Willow is so cute and helpless in this scene and don't you miss the days where Giles was simply in his element as the librarian/watcher? I sure do.

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So the Master finds out aboot the Buffster and is hardly phased [shakes head] he sure learned that was a mistake. I don't have much to say on the Master scenes nor are the caps pretty or easy to work with so there will be a minimum of these.

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Back to the library. And so begins Buffy's series long battle with independence. It's both her strength and downfall. Her hair is very Rachel from Friends looking here, no?

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XANDER: This is just too much. I mean, yesterday my life's like, 'Uh- oh, pop quiz.' Today it's 'Rain of Toads'.
WILLOW: I know. And everyone else thinks it's just a normal day.

I find it funny how after this episode, Willow's statement rings true for every day at Sunnydale High aside from graduation. Look how young and precious they are, d'awww

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Mausoleum Buffy/Angel scene GAH. They are both so pretty, it's not fair. I laughed when Angel paused after Buffy asked him about having a friend. Poor anti-social Angel.

Xander joins Buffy because he's not the brightest and Giles looks at his demon books. It's all very exciting. Moving on.

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hehe, I love Cordy but she totally deserved that.

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Had Xander and Jesse been good friends for a while or what? Xander's reaction to Jesse being a vamp wasn't very telling. Then again the whole "vampires exist" thing was still sort of a shock for he and Willow at that time.

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The Master appoints the anointed one blah blah blah LOOK HOW ADORABLE DARLA IS.

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Always the damsel, Cordy. I love this actor who plays Luke, he's filled in on Buffy for other roles. I think he was on Angel and I just watched a Charmed episode which he was also in. It's like he was made to play these roles especially with that voice of his.

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She did it! I'll be damned!
Yes you will be the next season. ha.

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The Earth is doomed!
I remember seeing a picspam by someone that compared and contrasted this scene from the one in Chosen in the hallway and it was amazing how much hadn't changed. The friendship between all four of them was constantly tested over the years but when you get down to the foundation, it remained the same :')

Overall: I really liked this episode. It flowed nicely and the characters were being developed but not rushed.
Rating: 8/10 (my ratings are based on each season, so this has a high rating for season 1 only)

Date: 2009-11-27 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

hahaha i love you. also you are so good at this stuff. i'm assuming it's some kind of photoshop talent that i have no clue how to do.

ps- have you started on that ridiculous project for belanger?

Date: 2009-11-27 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol it's not really a talent. All I do is recolor/clean up the screencaps and break them up with the line tool. It's pretty tedious actually.

At some point in this weekend I'll get to it...which means no and I'll be pulling an all nighter Monday XD

Date: 2009-11-27 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These will always be the best posts. You have great commentary, and i like look at pictures, so its a gimmie.

Date: 2009-11-27 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
don't lie, my commentary is awful hahaha. I just hate blank picspams I feel obligated to comment after the pictures. Thank you bb :)

Date: 2009-11-27 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
that b/w cap of angel just struck me as the hottest thing I've seen all congrats...

I love the commentary... I don't understand the season one hate either! It's not that bad...

Date: 2009-11-27 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Glad I could provide your day with that bit of hotness ;) Thanks!

Date: 2009-11-27 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i love these posts. :D

i love season 1 actually, not one of my faves, but i still love it.

Date: 2009-11-27 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yay :) I'm glad someone shares my love for season 1
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Date: 2009-11-27 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i hate the hate season one gets. grr argh.

haha that fuckin luigi jump is so ridic. it's like first season of angel, he pulls similarly ridiculous jumps and yr like 'i realize you don't have a good budget for special effects yet, but is this really all you can do?'

not this episode, but the xander in the hallway screencap reminded me of it. when xander is like 'you forget yr stake!' in the pilot, i'm always like 'i know yr a nerd and read comic books and probably love horror movies, but wouldn't any normal person be like YOU FORGOT YR POINTY WOOD THING!' ??

DARLA'S vamp face is so much more severe than any other vamp chick's, dru's is so much softer and prettier.

who was luke on angel? he was the judge in season two of buff right?

my ratings are based on each season

what? how does that work?

Date: 2009-11-27 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yeah, idk. Xander wasn't too shocked by Buffy being the slayer and stuff either.

I agree, Dru's vamp face has a snake like quality to it.

I forget who he was on Angel but yes he was the judge in season 2 and I think he was the crazy vamp that Buffy faces powerless in season 3.

As far as the ratings go basically I rate the episodes by how good they were for the season they took place in. So for season 1, it was a good episode but that doesn't necessarily mean it was as good as a similarly rated episode in a different season. Does that make sense?
Edited Date: 2009-11-27 11:12 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-11-28 12:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yes but then i would like to know how you rate each season

like is an 8 for season one better than an 8 for season four?

i just don't know where you stand with yr season ratings

Date: 2009-11-28 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I haven't quite figured that out yet.

My favorite seasons are in this order : 6, 5, 3, 2, 7, 1, 4
so I guess for example if I rate an episode in season four a 9 and I rate an episode in season 6 a 9 that the season 6 would be higher since it's my favorite season.

I'm confusing myself now :P maybe I shouldn't have a rating system

Date: 2009-11-28 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i thought season 1 was really cheesy but it had its moments. i watched it on tv not that long ago and i had never seen it so it was good to watch. i liked that episode as well. i like season 5 & 6 the most as well but that's probably because i only started watching buffy once season 5 aired.

Date: 2009-11-28 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It was definitely cheesy, this I can agree with. I just don't think it deserves all the hate it seems to get.

Three cheers for favoring seasons 5 and 6 :D
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Date: 2009-11-28 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I agree that people hate on season one way too much. I remember watching this show when it first aired on the WB network. The show was really ahead of the game. It combined horror, comedy, and drama all in one action pack hour of quality television. Remember that the WB was a not well known network; therefore it did not have the major budget that some studios had back then in 1997/98. I still think it was Buffy, 7th Heaven and Dawson's Creek that really put that network on the map. Once these shows either went off the air or moved to another network (like Buffy) that television fell apart.

Anyway back to Buffy, some people tend to think that the episodes in season one were lacking but the show really came into it's own half through this season with the character development and the relationship. Which is self-evident with how amazing season two was. While re-watching this season I do tend to laugh at the fashion! But hey it was in style back then.

I love your commentary and the photoshop that you did for the first episode. I can't wait to comment on your next post.

Date: 2009-11-29 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my gosh I hear ya about the fashion. I have to remind myself that it was in style back then and it's really hard to believe nowadays.

Thank you :)

Date: 2009-11-28 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just rediscovered my Buffy love like this afternoon. And I was freaking out about the fact that my dvds are at home and I won't be able to watch them for almost 3 weeks when I saw your post. So thank you, and I hope you continue with this idea cause it's really helping me cope until I can get to my dvds. :)

Date: 2009-11-29 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww yay I'm glad you rediscovered it but boo on your dvds not being at home. They have the first three seasons on Hulu (at least I think they still do) if you need your fix ;)

So far it's kinda fun doing this so I think I'll stick with it.

Date: 2009-11-29 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Great pics again! And my Buffy nostalgia is kicking in :-)

That black and white pic of Angel is just... mmmmm :-D

Date: 2009-11-29 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! ikr? Angel was gorgeous in season 1

Date: 2009-11-29 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know why, but I always loved any scenes where Buffy had a lollipop like in the last set of pics. I guess it just kinda of made her seem a little more normal and girly compared to her slayer side. I really need to rewatch the series

Date: 2009-12-02 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol she's so cute with lollipops :3

you should rewatch it!

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