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Bad Day. Started out bad, stayed that way.

My fanboy heart burst from my chest when I read the beginning of Time of Your Life. Was there possibly a better way to start off Book 16 then give a wink to the fans of Fray?

I wanted to start a thread on Season 8 for a while but decided to wait until this big event in the Buffyverse. And for the fans of Buffy that aren't reading these, I highly recommend it as the Big Bad in this season's shaping up to be a total bad-ass.

My thoughts on the first book of Time of Your Life

I loved it (no surprise)....
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This is gonna be a ride for the next 3+ months!

Fray is back!!! *places fanboy card back in wallet*

And if it wasn't for this book, I'd have never known Johnny Rico is coming back in Starship Troopers 3! Rico, I'm so over that!!



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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 04:00:40 PM »
I've been hesitant to dive into the Buffy Season 8 and Angel Season 5 since both shows (unlike other folks opinion it seems) left me with good closure.

But damn, I may have to dive into my FIRST EVER comic books.

Question for the fans, is the writing up to par with the shows..... do the characters feel the same?

Thanks.


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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 04:18:09 PM »

The writing is superb. It's been to date...Joss, Drew Goodard, and Runaways' creator, Brian K. Vaughan (who delivered a grand slam with Faith's arc). The bantering between Buffy, Willow, and Xander in this present book is about as good as it has gotten in quite a while in Buffy...my humble opinion. :)

Jane Espenson is coming on board after Joss finishes up the present arc. The news keeps getting better. Oh...and Season 9 is coming, according to Joss!

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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008, 08:54:39 PM »
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Oh and I loved the Les-Faux line  :D

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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 11:55:53 AM »

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Hooray for flying cars!  :D



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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 01:17:15 PM »

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Oh and on the connections between the two titles
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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 02:44:16 PM »

Regarding Kennedy, it's isn't that I necessarily have anything against her, but in the wake of the post Tara/Oz life for Willow in Season 7, Willow's budding relationship with her felt very inorganic. Transcending the sexual appeal of Kennedy, I don't understand what Willow sees in her in contrast with the colorful and substantial natures Tara & Oz possessed/possess. I'll be at odds with that until it ends...well, I'm hoping it ends.  :)

Major spoiler...did you hear who's making his much-anticipated return during Espenson's run?

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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008, 05:45:56 PM »
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On the first one Yay, their mini series from years back was excellent.

On the first part of the second point: Que?

On the second part, I can maybe see that but I'm not sure.


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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2008, 06:31:22 PM »
On the first part of the second point: Que?

Taken from an interview with Joss from 7/2/08

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And there you go, Tripe.  :)

On the second part, I can maybe see that but I'm not sure.

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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 05:11:45 PM »
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And there you go, Tripe.  :)

Indeed, there I go  :o

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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 05:44:34 PM »
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anyone makes any kind of pun out of that, I'll kill you, okay
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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2008, 03:10:21 AM »

Does anyone remember the animated Buffy series that never came into fruition? I know I forgot about it...but look what just arrived at Youtube....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnUvZP7-5LM&eurl=http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37773

The harder they what?  :D

Not bad and I know I'd watch it.

Book 17 comes out in 3 days...

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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2008, 05:35:37 AM »
Absolutely Ace.

Why wasn't this made?  >:(
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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2008, 05:38:25 AM »
that did look really cool
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Re: The "Really Cool Girl" Is Back! (And Everything Buffy Season 8)
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2008, 05:43:41 AM »
Absolutely Ace.

Why wasn't this made?  >:(

I agree, what the heck?