it's very clear that the surest way to get letters is to tick
off Buffy fans, especially after Michael Goodson wrote that
hopes Spike dies in the finale. Strangely enough, not
one irate letter came from his wife. That we know of...
A Voice of Reason...
I am sure
you are being inundated with outraged Spike fans after your
so I will keep this short, I promise. Don't you think it significant
that Spike actively sought out a soul for himself rather than
have it thrust upon him like Angel?
point, but Spike did it for the girl, not because he wanted
to be free of evil. That's a big difference in my mind.
Now, Pounding A Stake Through Goodson's Heart
"transgression back into evil" has Spike made? Cause
I'm pretty sure you can't count him being controlled by the
First Evil against him. That wasn't really something he chose
we're going to get rid of all characters who have previously
been evil, where does that leave Willow and Anya? Hard to
think that Anya's real motivated in fighting for the good
fight. She's pretty much on the team she thinks has the best
chance of protecting her, not to mention that her "transgressions
into evil" were done completely of her own free will.
all I think you're being a bit selective in your view of Spike.
He only wants Buffy? Well, then why has he said that he knows
they're over? Why did he want her to kill him?
Why did he offer to leave?
think you're forgetting that Angel only started doing good
because of Buffy as well. Let's not forget that he was fighting
against evil by eating rats in an alley until he spotted a
15-year old Buffy sucking on a lollipop.
right, much more noble.
I'm just a bit concerned that if you really have this bias
against Spike, then you're not going to be the least bit pleased
about the rest of the series. Like it or not, the writers
have been setting him up for hero status all year. He is going
to have a major role in these last few episodes. And if you're
going into them without a realistic view of who the character
is (cause let's face it, the writers most definitely do not
consider him evil anymore), I can't think that your reviews
will be the least bit informative or interesting.
this may be a good time to pass the responsibility on to someone
who has a more balanced view of where the show is right now.
make some valid points, except for the part about turning
the reviews over to someone with a more balanced view of the
show. Goodson has a different opinion, which you are
free to disagree with and/or be annoyed by. I encourage that,
especially if it gets you to write in to us. In fact, most
of us here get annoyed by Goodson's opinions on a weekly basis.
But we keep reading. (Okay, I pretty much have to -- it's
the anti-Spike bias he feels stems from a mixture of his wife's
attraction to the character and the fact that James Marsters
is from Modesto. Don't ask.
Fabulous WizKids Buildings
of weeks ago, a reader wrote in asking about the
buildings that WizKids had at their HeroClix booth at
conventions. Fanboy Planet Facilities Manager Alvin Deal wrote
in with a little help.
the page to get to the 3D buildings. They are at the
need the 2D water, rubble and other items use this
these buildings were originally designed for MageKnight, they
work for HeroClix as well, and Alvin will be introducing them
into Fanboy Planet office games shortly.
much for this week. Write! Tell us we're fools. That's okay,
because for the most part, we are. Would it cause a stir if
I said I hope Xander dies? It's not necessarily true, but
hey, I'm out for blood. Or at least e-mail.