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I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Mine was bittersweet. I'm on questionable terms with my mother and I'm still not feeling well. Being with the rest of my family is always a good thing though. I also received some really nice gifts including the Charmed boxset I wanted (I'm still drooling), two Angel After the Fall comic books, giftcards, these really nice leather gloves, and some cash I can finally open up a checking account with. I hope my family didn't think I was ungrateful when I opened my presents because I am extremely grateful. I'm just so weak and pretty bad at hiding how I'm feeling. Idk. Like I said, it was an okay Christmas. I'm used to terrible Christmases with never ending drama and tears so it's a step up from that at least.

Bored now, so I made a way overdue picspam for another Buffy episode. It's not Christmas related at all but oh well, it's nearly over anyways. I actually haven't watched Buffy in a week or so which is not normal behavior, lol. My days feel so empty without it. I'm trying to catch up on so many shows right now though...Merlin, Dexter, House, Bones, etc. And then I got the Charmed boxset so I still have 4 more seasons to watch of that. I just don't have enough of a no life. 

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I'm not going to lie, I didn't care for this episode. Faith and the Mayor are my second least favorite villains. I didn't find their sudden father/daughter like relationship touching or even interesting at all. I will say that this episode was pretty for season 3 and I enjoyed coloring the caps and playing around with the lighting. I tried to make this picspam about what I did like in the episode so it's a little shorter than usual.

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What was with Buffy's hair? It looks so dry and lifeless and blah. Actually it was like this for a few episodes in season 3. I thought her mid-season 4 hair was the worst but now I'm starting to think it's better than this at least. Okay, I focus too much on little things. Sorry. So there is a special place in my heart for fight scenes with lovers working together. Buffy may not find it romantic or exciting but I do.

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Joyce is my favorite tv parent after Keith on Veronica Mars. Some people hated her up to season 5 but I thought it was perfect how grounded she was. Buffy needed that. If she had a floozy parent constantly in her life like her father, I think she would have been a completely different person. I've said it before on previous picspams but Joyce and Buffy scenes make me tear up no matter how insignificant like this.

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BUFFY: That's where they make Gileses.
How cute is Buffy for that quote, seriously? Even if her hair isn't. I really need to lay off on the hair comments but invest in some conditioner girl, sheesh. I love Cordy and how she always finds a way to put Xander in his place. This is season 3 so I'm still in my "I hate Xander" stage of the show. Oz is such a sport for putting up with his douche ass. I know it takes two to tango but Willow sincerely apologized and felt terrible about cheating on Oz. I just didn't the same sort of response from Xander. So what if Cordy was a bitch to him, HE DESERVED IT. And he should have been keeping his mouth shut instead of firing back insults. You're so lucky for all the redemption your character got later, Xander, so lucky!

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Ohh Wes. Remember how procedural and by the books he was? Lovely little moment when Buffy told Giles she got into Northwestern and the sense of pride that is pictured beautifully. Ugh, do something with your hair Buff..please? It's still bothering me. She looks sickly.

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lol, it's been so long since I re-watched this episode that I kind of forgot what I wanted to say about these scenes. Faith kills some dude, Buffy is spying, and the Mayor is all "do not touch my box of edible spiders k thanx."

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Poor Wesley. I really did feel bad for him. Yeah, he was a pest on Buffy but he was just trying to follow protocol. I love the gang's not amused faces they shoot his way.

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CORDELIA: And once again, the gold medal in the Being Wrong event goes to Xander "I'm as stupid as I look" Harris. Read 'em and weep, creep. USC, Colorado State, Duke, and Columbia.
OWNED, XANDER. That's all I have to say. 

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Another Buffy/Angel fighting together scene♥ They act like an old married couple in this episode and it's so cute. Always the damsel, Willow.

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Okay, no more siding with Wesley. Oz's reaction was perfect and sooo Oz. Buffy looks like she is going to chuck a watcher's guide at Wesley's head. You don't mess with the Scoobies.

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And so the seed of doubt is planted in Angel's gigantic head as well as Buffy's. This episode is called Choices. Everyone is given something to think about. I hate the Mayor but he is right in this scene. Question: is Faith only looking back because of her knife in the wall or is it partially because she misses the gang. Willow kind of gave her a lot to think about and she may act all badass but underneath it all Faith wants to belong somewhere.

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I got lazy so I combined the last four scenes together. Told you this would be short. Will is all sorts of awesome by the end of this episode and I adore how happy she made Buffy when she revealed her college choice. I love Cordelia but I don't feel bad that her dad went bankrupt and god forbid she has to contribute to society now. I understand being a rich bitch has been all she has ever known but I can't feel sympathetic towards her situation. Oh god that last Buffy/Angel graveyard scene is definitely the calm before the storm. AND AGAIN WITH THE HAIR BUFFY, GET IT TOGETHER >:|

Overall: It's pretty low ranked and forgettable to me. It had it's moments but very few. I hope this review didn't read like such a downer. I'm kind of in a shitty mood right now. Thank you for putting up with it if you read through all this or even if you just looked through the pictures.

Date: 2009-12-26 04:03 am (UTC)
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:( My mom and I had a falling out and didn't talk for months, and we're speaking again, but it's still not the same. So I feel ya dear.

I'm the same way as you when it comes to "Choices" It is pretty forgettable. I just watched season 3 and I didn't really remember it until I scrolled down a bit haha.

Date: 2009-12-26 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I still talk to her I just...things are very complicated with my mother and it's really hard to explain :/ I'm sorry you went through that.

Date: 2009-12-26 04:39 am (UTC)
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Nice picspam! I loved to hate Wesley when he was just an annoying doofus on Buffy. Before I watched Angel, I never ever would have thought he'd become my favourite Buffyverse character.

And side note, how are the Angel comics anyway? I've been reading the Buffy ones and thinking about giving them a shot too.

Double side note, are you enjoying Merlin?

Date: 2009-12-26 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wesley is one of my favorites on Angel too!

I like the Angel and Spike comics a lot more than the Buffy ones. Idk I haven't had a chance to sit down and go through them completely but you should give them a shot.

I LOVE MERLIN :D I'm going to start season 2 after I finish this past season of Dexter.

Date: 2009-12-26 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so glad you got Charmed! I hope you and your mother get back on speaking terms, especially around the holidays. =[

Just curious, how do you rank the Charmed Four?

Date: 2009-12-26 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We are on speaking terms just not good ones, it's just a mess and it's not worth my time or energy right now. Thank you though.

How do I rank the fourth season? I like it so far. Paige is cute but I miss Prue terribly. She was my favorite character :'(

Date: 2009-12-27 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL No I meant, like, the Charmed Four... Prue, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige. =P

Date: 2009-12-27 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, lol sorry I'm a little slow at the moment. Prue is my favorite and I don't think that will ever change, Phoebe is second, and Piper and Paige are kind of ranked the same for me. I adore Piper/Leo but Piper as an individual character isn't all that appealing to me. And I just haven't seen enough of Paige yet to decide where she stands. I'm only half way through the fourth season right now.

Date: 2009-12-27 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah. Prue will always be my favorite (I finished the last season about a week and a half ago.) Piper comes second, followed by Phoebe/Paige. I can never choose between them.

Date: 2009-12-26 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hope you feel better soon!

I barely remember this episode, and after looking through the pics here, the only thing I do remember is the Faith thing with the knife. I always thought it was a little of both. She wanted it back, and wanted to belong.

Date: 2009-12-26 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you!

See that's what I think but idk if I'm just reaching, good to know I'm not alone in that thought.

Date: 2009-12-26 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i'm glad your christmas was okay. i know what it's like to have parents who fight, even on the holidays. it's a sucky environment and i'm sorry you had to live with that.

<3333 hallie

Date: 2009-12-26 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry you know what it's like as well :/ How was your Christmas?

Date: 2009-12-27 12:19 am (UTC)
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Glad you had an overall good Christmas, bb. I hope you feel better!

Amazing picspam <3 aw Wesley, hah

Date: 2009-12-27 02:21 pm (UTC)
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I JUST FINISHED THE FIRST VOLUME AND OMG SO GOOD. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM JENNA. Unfortunately I only have volumes 1 and 3 so I need to pick up the second one tomorrow. Much better than from what I have seen of the Buffy comics.

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