I Miss John Connor

Everyone knows about my love of the show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and my grief at its cancellation. I even wrote a post about it here. I thought my wounds had been healed until I read this interview with Thomas Dekker. He really seemed to love the show and even gives some info on where it would have headed in its 3rd Season. Of course, we'll never know because, as Dekker says himself, "In the end it really came down to Dollhouse or us and that was sort of what happened."

I'll refrain from what I really want to say right now and just go back to being a broken-hearted TV watcher once again.

fanvid sunday: the bean edition

It's official. From now on the only man I will ever want to see Buffy with is... Dean Winchester. That's right. My reasons? Please see the fanvid below as my exhibit A.

You see? ADORABLE! And they'd totally work together too. It's my dream 'ship which can never be. I will say once again that I'd pay good money to see SMG in an episode of Supernatural though. Oh, well. Happy Sunday, kids. I'm off to wish my uncle a happy birthday.

What's the Sitch? - The "We Love Summer Glau" Edition

Disclaimer: "What's the Sitch?" is a Whedonverse news recap and usually contains spoilers.

Summer Glau has been confirmed to save the show for a stint on Dollhouse starting with ep 5. She won't be playing an active/doll as Joss feels she's done that type of role quite enough, thank you very much. Previously confirmed is the handsome Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker will be back as well. What's the count on Whedonverse actors so far?

Speaking of Stunning Summer Glau, she's completed a pilot for a show called Good Morning Rabbit. Looks weird and stylized and cool. And if it's really, really cool, and I love it more than any show on television, it'll prolly get picked up and get canceled in it's first or second season. Check out the trailer here.

Day 3 of I09's Smackdown of Tv's Biggest Badass was River Tam vs. Terminator Cameron or for those not following along at home: Summer Glau vs. Summer Glau. River won, then beat Buffy (of all people), and is still the reigning champ so far! Today she is up against what looks like the David Tennant version of The Doctor, but I guess she's up against The Doctor in general.

Wizardworld's Big Apple Comic Con will be the weekend of October 16th. Some stars of the Whedonverse will be in attendance including Emma Caulfield, Miracle Laurie, Mark Sheppard and others. What, no Summer Glau? Sorry, trying to stay consistent. We'll be there too, of course! Although Bits might just be going to stalk Ernie Hudson.

JustJared has season 2 promo pics for Dollhouse, which starts it's 2nd season in that damned time slot on Sept 25th. Looks like it'll be more of Eliza (now blonder) in leather pants. With a gun. I think I just might have to do a post about how Sarah Connor Chronicles had the best damn costuming department in television and maybe Joss should have called them up the same time he called Summer Glau? Just saying.

Top 10 Most Obsessive Whedonverse Tattoos

Ahh fanatics...what with their Fanfic, signed limited editions and Jayne hats. We're fanatics, obvs, but one thing that no one here on the Buffyfest staff has is a marking permanently etched into our skin that says "I am a Whedonite." A Whedonverse tribute tattoo (Buffy tattoo, Angel tat, Firefly, you know the drill.) They certainly are out there, though, and I'm surprised we haven't touched on this topic before. We definitely have loads of respect for our fellow fanatics...but that doesn't mean we can marvel at their decision to wear it proudly until the grave!

So we give you a list of the top 10 most OBSESSIVE Whedonverse Tattoos. Some are old internet favorites, but some I personally haven't seen before. Enjoy!

#10 - Coming in at number 10, you have your run of the mill Faith tribal tats, Signs of Vocah, Knights of Byzantium symbols, Marks of Eyghon etc. I'd place the Serenity symbol in this category too. They surely are fannish, but overall these are basic tribal looking tats and any fan could get them without giving away too much about their OBSESSION. Outsiders might just think they are cool symbols but of course, Whedonites would know better.

#9 - Quotes from the shows are a subtle, classy way of showing your OBSESSION to the world without too much fanfare. People will say "what's that from?" and you will simply explain. There are so many meaningful Whedonverse phrases, it shouldn't be too hard to find one that speaks to you...so this type of tat is totally understandable.

#8 - OBSESSED with the Whedonverse, but can't decide which Whedon show is your favorite? Not a problem, the Mutant Enemy Grr Arrgh monster covers them all. The little guy makes a pretty cute tat, actually.
**UPDATE** Added May 2010, a VERY awesome Grr..Argh tat, indeed:

#7 - This is where things start getting interesting. Unless your name is Buffy (unlikely) or Angelus (even more unlikely) then I'd say you're pretty OBSESSED to get these logos on you like an advertisement.

#6 - Angel's own tattoo. It's cool and I can't see any reason not to get it put on your own body so you can walk around pretending you're Angel/Angelus himself. Especially if you're OBSESSED!

Now if you're doubly OBSESSED and love Angel's gryphon bird dude, you can just get 2!
#5 - The Angel Investigations symbol is worth mentioning if not only for the fact that they made fun of it on the show. Didn't Angel tease Cordy for designing what looked like a fricken "lobster"? The fact that you'd want to dig one of these shellfish looking guys with an electric needle on your body forever makes you truly OBSESSED.

Wait a minute...is this one being staked with an iceberg? A nail? What in the world is that thing? Oh my god, I just figured it out...it's a RAILROAD SPIKE IN ANGEL'S HEART!! It's a "Spikehard anti-Angel" tattoo. Oh man, this person is totally OBSESSED!

#4 - Whedonverse accessories. This includes Buffy's Scythe, Serenity and any other piece of hardware or machinery from the verse. These are truly geeky tats and they'll need full explanation to the outside world so they can understand how truly OBSESSED you really are.
#3 - Spike & Angel tats. The vamp men take the number 3 spot because you have to be a true die hard to put one of these blood sucking fiends on you, especially if they're in vamp face! The reason these aren't placed higher is because they're so damn cool. I mean, you might be a die hard fan, but no one is going to make fun of you for having one of Buffy's boys in all their horrific glory. (special mention goes to Puppet Angel, though...surprised that one didn't take the top spot for OBSESSIVENESS!)

2. The second most OBSESSED Whedonverse tattoo owners are those that have gone all out for the full color portrait OBSESSIVENESS. Collages or even single portraits of actors/characters, doesn't really matter. If you went for the gusto, you're OBSESSED! Check out the gorgeous examples below.

#1 - And the number 1 most OBSESSIVE Whedonverse Tattoo owners are definitely:

......drumroll please....


Look, Spuffies are the super die-hards of the fandom as it is, I'm sure everyone can agree...so loving the Spuff so much that you've tattooed Spuffy on you takes the cake! But to tattoo any 'ship on your person for all of eternity is truly OBSESSED!!!!!!

Safe to say, these folks will not Spuff 'til they've spuffed enough!

Updated to add this super-fun video of James Marsters' reaction to "Psycho fans with tattoos of Spike (aka himself)":

Update #2, now with even more OBSESSED Whedonverse tattoos, sent in by their owners.

Bill Compton, I'm disappointed in you

I feel a bit betrayed by Bill. I know the problem I'm about to rant about was revealed the episode before last of True Blood...so it's a bit late, but I admit that we here at Buffyfest are definitely slacking. We'll fix all that in the next 2 weeks as September has some super fun in store. Back on subject, this whole business of Sookie conveniently having a "sexual bond" with Eric now that she's sucked his blood is pissing me off. It rings like bad continuity at best, ugly betrayal at worst. Here's why: Sookie drank from Bill back in the beginning of season 1 and he/the writers never mentioned this little fact. So she's been hot for Vampire Bill for a year and he's basically slipped her a permanent vampire Roofie himself? REAL CLASSY! I'm sorry that's so deceiving, Sookie's feelings may not even be her own. And now you're jealous that Eric pulled the same con job? Please. Holy hypocrisy. I'll say it before and I'll say it again, the vampires on this show would be slayed by the Buffster without a second thought. Well, unless they looked like Angel. Or Spike. Or Dracula, for that matter...but you know what I mean.

Poor writing or Bill's a date rapist? You decide.

Meanwhile, I'm ashamed to admit, date-rape accidental metaphor and all, I'm still addicted to this show. This past Sunday's ep was fantasic. Jason Stackhouse has become the baddassiest dude in all of Bon Temps. Sookie's Jesus or something. Reluctantly staying tuned!

fanvid sunday: faith with a side of slash

It's a lonely place out there in fanvid land, kids. Wherever can one find good new videos cobbled together by expert artisans? This week is a quickie Faith video which will only please me and other Faith fans. C'est la vie. I like her. So here's that on the embed tip.

But the real video I want to show you may only be reached via a link. What is it, you ask? Why it's a slash video concerning one Dean Winchester and one angel named Castiel. That's right. I'm going there and I bet you're willing to go with me. Time to freaky get with your Supernatural self. Click here to make the magic happen.

And with that, I bid you a fond adieu. I'm, as the British say, in the country this weekend. Hope your having as much fun as I am. Happy Sunday, everyone!