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10 January 2007 @ 06:56 am
late to the party...  
Yup, everyone and their parrot (hee!) has done this, but hell. Here's some more of teh pretty... It's not enough of a post to make a full fandomsbitca post, so don't be surprised if they show up there as well at the weekend. :)

Want, take, credit, comment, have.

   

And I swear there's something very Mara Jade-esque about the drawing of our Buffy. That's Mara in my icon, and so's this, I can't find the exact picture that she reminds me of, but am I seeing things or what?
 
 
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velvetwhip: Willow Phases by mara_shovelvetwhip on January 10th, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
These are quite something.


Gabrielle
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: xander//happy place - emeraldswanwhiskyinmind on January 10th, 2007 08:10 am (UTC)
I'm seriously tempted to buy the comics now on the basis of the artwork that's been released.

Thanks!
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//b/x comic cover - mewhiskyinmind on January 10th, 2007 08:49 am (UTC)
*g* it's pretty impressive how all of a sudden a whole segment of fandom just stood back and said "woah!" all at the same time.
thedothatgirl: BASKthedothatgirl on January 10th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
Huh I read your other comment before seeing this post.

I love this artwork - you ought to get the comics just to frame the cover.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//b/x comic cover - mewhiskyinmind on January 10th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
Hee! It's all kinds of awesome isn't it? I think I'm going to have to pre-order them now. Dammit.
tessarintessarin on January 10th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
Really great icons. Quite liked the cover , I can accept like all comics the likeness is slightly off. Good to see Xander front and centre.

I am wondering whether they are going to restore the plan for a B/X ship which was around at the beginning of S7 certainly SMG and NB were said to be in favour. There seems to be some moaning amongst the spike fans about this possibility ? Complaints that they haven't forgiven him for his attitude to Spike and Anya.

Wouldn't mind that I sort of flip flop between Buffy and Faith for Xander, with a little side of Dawn of course.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on January 10th, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)
It may end up being the case that the cover bears very little relation to what's going on inside the comic, but it is certainly encouraging to see him up there (as it were!).

I honestly don't know who I would prefer to see Xander with at the moment, I'm an F/Xer and unapologetic about it, but long term? They would kill each other. B/X... I don't know, reminds me too much of some of the best friendships I have ever had in my life (with guys) and I just can't picture anything romantic there. Despite me writing it and iconing it and reading it and generally loving the fandom.

The Spike fans I think are a little pissed that their boy isn't the star of this particular show I think, I actually kinda enjoy Spike as a character, but his teeny-bopper fans (showing my age there!) piss me off intensely most of the time and a lot of that rubs off on how I see him.
tessarintessarin on January 10th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC)
True that is often the case with comic covers. Me I think F/X could last and that's not just cause I am writing it.:-)Their similar blue collar backgrounds, intellect levels and their black and white nature make them a good match.

Think like you I prefer them to B/X which I originally liked as I thought of Xander as a avatar of Joss so hoped the geek would get the girl for once.

I think that people often analysis the ships in terms of peacetime relationships whereas I think the scoobies are really in a series of wartime romances ? That perpetual exposure to danger will forge massively strong bonds.

Spike I liked until season 4 beyond that I thought keeping him around harmed the character of Buffy.

Anyway not like either is likely to happen.:-(
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: FX - mewhiskyinmind on January 10th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)
I think Faith and Xander are a damn good match on paper, but part of still thinks that their similarities would work against them in the long run. Still, it's my OTP so to speak so I would be over the moon to be proven wrong!

I agree that Spike lasting beyond s4 was damaging to Buffy, I think my real problem is in seeing him as a romantic hero. He's not, he's a manipulative cocky bastard who has a huge vulnerable spot when it comes to pretty girls, but a hero? Uh... no. *especially* not after Seeing Red.
tessarintessarin on January 10th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
"He's not, he's a manipulative cocky bastard who has a huge vulnerable spot when it comes to pretty girls, but a hero? Uh... no. *especially* not after Seeing Red."

Sums up my feelings perfectly, although I also think of him as the shows Fonz. Stealing scenes and time from other deserving characters. Strange how your views of characters can change. Loved him in season two and hated the rumours about Faith that were circulating before S3. Now love Faith and cannot stand Spike.

But ED sold me on Faith.
iyalodeiyalode on January 10th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)
Oh. Oh. *grabby hands* These are fantastic! Nabbed everything and will make the appropriate honors known.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on January 10th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The cover is pretty damn impressive isn't it?
lmzjewel on January 10th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Oooh Mara, Thank you! (: I snagged them all. Very nice I might add. I don't think he looks alot like NB though. And I could just look at Nicky all day. The boys gorgeous. Still, awesome artwork. I can't help but wonder if they used gouche as a medium in that piece. It's really nice artwork isn't it?!

Listen, I wanted to tell you that I really didn't know about how to go about getting Icons and I'm not sure how to go about crediting you. I thought that I might make The Xander one my default icon. At least for a while, seeings how I don't have one. Where do I go to give the proper shout-out for the creator of the icon. I will definately mention that you created it when I post that it's my new icon but I still, want to credit you correctly.

LMZ
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//b/x comic cover - mewhiskyinmind on January 10th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've really fallen for that picture right now, it's kinda freaky!

For crediting, I tend to put the maker's name both in the keywords and in the comments for the icon, but so long as they're in the comments it's fine. What to do is go to this page and in the 'upload' box enter the location of the icon (you can copy the location from my post or you can save it to your own computer and upload that way, whichever you find easier). In the 'Keywords' put in whatever you want to call it (for this one I have the keywords as: btvs//b/x comic cover) and then in the comments line is where you would put something like: made by <lj-user="mara_sho">

Does that make sense?
lmzjewel on January 10th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thank You very much Mara! (: I've done it and you have been credited in the comments line of that userpic icon. Thanks again for letting me snag it.

LMZ
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: btvs//b/x comic cover - mewhiskyinmind on January 11th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yup, although there are other parts I'd be happy to nibble as well...

*g*
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