Gin Akasarahsmom: ah.. good.. then WELCOME to the Buffy Panel!!
Gin Akasarahsmom: if the panelists would change their text to red and introduce themselves.. we can get this party started!
Gin Akasarahsmom: Whedonist?… go ahead
Gin Akasarahsmom: care to introduce yourself?
Whedonist: Sure, Hi, I’m Whedonist, aka, 1shinyboat over at LJ…
Whedonist: Buffy’s my first love, but not my last
Gin Akasarahsmom: if you have a question just jump in… if you think your question got lost.. then raise your hand and I’ll make sure your question is heard.
Gin Akasarahsmom: no questions?
Alkmaion: What is your idea of a BTVS underused character?
Gin Akasarahsmom: underused character… on the show, or in fanfic?
Alkmaion: From the show…in fanfics, I meant
Liberty Stewart: Glory I say
Whedonist: I don’t read enough Anya, I think that she’s not used enough, out of all the characters
Liberty Stewart: Seriously how often do you see Glory in fanfic?
Whedonist: That’s true
Alsike: There’s like 2 Anya/Tara fics that I read over and over…
Gin Akasarahsmom: I liked Anya… I don’t think people know what to do with her
Whedonist: rarely if ever
Alkmaion: Whedonist…you I like *g*
Gin Akasarahsmom: Glory was a nice character, but she was really TOO powerful…for me
Whedonist: That might be an issue, although I’m quilty of it too, I’ve not written Anya or Glory…although I’ve no idea I’d do with Glory…what you all do?
Whedonist: I’ve passed my 5 stages of grief with Ms. Jenkins, Alkmaion, it was hard. =0(
Gin Akasarahsmom: What got you interested in the Buffy fandom to begin with?
Alkmaion: My latest was Lishanne…the mouthless girl from the she mantis episode
Whedonist: Boredom at work, had no idea fanfic existed until I stumbled onto a Willow/Tara site, ExtraFlammey (i think).
Whedonist: it was all down hill from there.
Gin Akasarahsmom: I saw the show first… and knew about fanfic from Xena… so I looked for Buffy fanfic
Gin Akasarahsmom: Everyone… what is your favorite pairing from Buffy? are you a canon person with Willow/Tara… or do you go more offbeat with Buffy/Willow?
Whedonist: ah, yeah I was religious with the show, ignorant about fanfic…i remember sharing my discovery with my then gf and she was like “duh, it’s been around for forever’
Gin Akasarahsmom: I’m a Buffy/Willow person myself
Whedonist: *high five* Gin.
Gin Akasarahsmom: what about everyone else? What are your favorite pairings from Buffy? Chime in!
Whedonist: I know a lot are prefrential to Bufy/Faith, but I actually dig Faith/Dawn, there’s something there that…not sure
Alkmaion: Buffy/Anya, Buffy/Tara,
Gin Akasarahsmom: Faith wasn’t my favorite character. She was okay to cause trouble, but I didn’t really see Faith as someone good to be with…
Otakugamer01: buffy/willow, willow/faith, buffy/willow/faith…hehe
Whedonist: Alk, Buffy/Anya would be hilarious.
alannasky: buffy/willow, buffy/faith, faith/willow. and the threesome
Gin Akasarahsmom: LOL… so I’m seeing a pattern… Buffy being the common denominator…
Otakugamer01: there was a willow/faith series i loved for the redemptive arc it gave faith
alannasky: what was the name Otaku?
Whedonist: There’s frogfarm has a Faith the Vampire Slayer series that features Faith/Willow
Otakugamer01: i have a thing about bad girls and good girls
Whedonist: I’d check it out
Gin Akasarahsmom: hmmm… if anyone could redeem Faith it would be Willow…. My sweet Willow…
Liberty Stewart: Going a bit back on Glory Gin, depends on your standard on powerful.
Otakugamer01: god it’s been so long…i’m not even sure the site is even up anymore
alannasky: frogfarm Whedonist?
Gin Akasarahsmom: she was a god… that is my standard of power…
Gin Akasarahsmom: lol
Gin Akasarahsmom: that is why I love Willow so much… she was just as powerful as Glory.
alannasky: ahh that sucks if its true otaku if it not up anymore
Whedonist: yeah, pm and I’ll link you over…
Whedonist: Head to head gin, Willow in her current state v. Glory, who would win?
Alkmaion: whedonist: Well, I did a oneshot once, angsty though…it worked(IMHO)
Whedonist: you on LJ, Alk?
Gin Akasarahsmom: current as in as of the end of the series? Willow
Whedonist: yeah, end of series
Whedonist: although, new question, is anyone here following the comics?
Gin Akasarahsmom: Sadly I am not…
Alkmaion: Not really…I was for a little project, but it didn´t pan out
alannasky: only a bit kinda got lost a bit
Gin Akasarahsmom: I’ve seen some of the covers.. they look interesting
Otakugamer01: one of the few sites i went to was Near Her Always…alot of fics are so old and uncompleted though…there was some other site but i lost my bookmarks when my old computer crashed
Whedonist: The artwork for the series is amazing, the storylines I treat like fanfic…i stopped reading them after Angel and Buffy hooked up while pulling a superman
Whedonist: near her always is still up and running
Liberty Stewart: @Gin: Well by my standards she wasn’t all that. Then again a new character I love is Christina Nickson from former Buffy writer Marti Noxon’s Point Pleasant. And she could beat Glory and many Buffy characters at the same time.
Otakugamer01: i have the first 12-14 issues of the comic book and a 1st issue that’s signed by the writer..but not joss though
Otakugamer01: my dream is to save enough money to go to a major con and get him to sign it…and the any of the cast too
Liberty Stewart: Regarding Willow vs Glory, Willow was power neutered in the last season.
Gin Akasarahsmom: in the last episode Willow pretty much became a Goddess herself… she’s the most powerful person on the planet right now.. I think… she just chooses not to use her power
Gin Akasarahsmom: but then I’m biased… because I have always loved Willow.
Whedonist: Lib, when you say Willow’s power was neutered, do you think that’s because of the slayer spell she cast?
Liberty Stewart: The spell she did was impressive, though did that had more to do with her or the slayer’s ax being connected to the slayer bloodline?
Liberty Stewart: Willow did juice up to try and fight Glory. She drained her reserves too fast.
alannasky: well as far as i know from the comics…magic was lost so willow return to being regular willow and was in the journey to get magic back to the world
Gin Akasarahsmom: I think she was the only one that would have been able to do that… anyone else would have overloaded them
Whedonist: I’m not sure I think it’s open to interpretation, which is awesome. I like to say it was combo, I mean when we were given Dark Willow, they stated she was the most powerful witch in the western hemisphere, I thought that the last epi gave us a view of what would happen if she wasn’t using dark magics, but light…same effect, power, but less murdersome witch.
Gin Akasarahsmom: When Willow fought Glory she didn’t realize the extent of her own power… she believed Glory could beat her.. so Glory did…
Gin Akasarahsmom: she knows her own power now
Gin Akasarahsmom: So.. the show has been off the air for a while
Alkmaion: the witch story background gave me headaches, honestly…too much, too quick
Gin Akasarahsmom: how do you account for the continued interest?
Gin Akasarahsmom: comics?
Whedonist: I’d agree with Gin, Will S5 didn’t really know who she was, she was still getting it sorted.
Gin Akasarahsmom: fanfic?
Liberty Stewart: There’s always Angel the series.
Whedonist: Will post S7 v. Glory, I think some needs to fic that…please?
Gin Akasarahsmom: I do see reruns on tv from time to time… do you think that contributes to new fans at all?
the_dhamphir: it’s funny, i never watched Xena or Buffy when they were on, but I’ve got both dvd sets
the_dhamphir: in fact, i just recently rewatched buffy.
Whedonist: I think the continued interest can be explained just like you can explain Xena, or some of the other shows that have been off for a while. The audience was given something unique and we responded in kind.
Liberty Stewart: Pretty certain reruns introduces new fans.
Whedonist: I find myself singing it’s praises to people that just wrote the show off and then they come back and go, “you were right” which is vindicating, I’ll admit.
Gin Akasarahsmom: there are still reruns on
Gin Akasarahsmom: Welcome inspectorboxer!!
the_dhamphir: i find i enjoy some shows the second, or third or fourth time i watch, even more than i did the first time around
Whedonist: does anyone know which network hosted it?
Gin Akasarahsmom: I see it on the Chiller channel, usually
Liberty Stewart: Muchmusic use to air the series here in Canada.
Alkmaion: Hm…I have to look into that…Devil´s daughter…many possibilities
Liberty Stewart: Recently airing reruns that is.
Gin Akasarahsmom: Chiller runs Buffy marathons fairly often
Whedonist: Logo does now too.
Gin Akasarahsmom: yes. I’ve seen it on Logo as well
Whedonist: If we’re talking fic, what types do you all like to read?
alannasky: i go by memory and if i run into it at someone else place
Gin Akasarahsmom: We aren’t talking about Point Pleasant… this is the Buffy panel
Gin Akasarahsmom: I like first time stories.. where the characters get together…
Liberty Stewart: @Whedonist: Crossovers are my favourite.
Gin Akasarahsmom: usually Buffy/Willow for me.. of course…
alannasky: meow…if you could change anything from the series, what would it be and why?
Gin Akasarahsmom: Okay… Everyone… what fandoms would you want to see crossedover with Buffy?
Whedonist: @Alannasky, I’d have spike die in S4.
the_dhamphir: Lost Girl
Gin Akasarahsmom: awww… Spike! I like him
the_dhamphir: I do too
Whedonist: Buffy and Lost Girl would be brilliant.
Mapsnika: Spike gets with Angel
Gin Akasarahsmom: Buffy/Bo? or a different pairing?
Alkmaion: @LS: thanks. Noted. I´d like Buffy sent to a Hyborean Age when she dies in S5, and find Kendra there…
the_dhamphir: Angel is an emo dweeb
Whedonist: I know a lot of people do, but, I just wanna stake him when I see him. Sorry.
Alkmaion: …I mean a Conan like setting
Whedonist: Currently, I think seeing Willow get her geek on with Claudia in Warehouse 13 would be pretty entertaining.
the_dhamphir: oooh, that would be good.
Gin Akasarahsmom: OMG…. Willow/Claudia… that would be amazing
alannasky: hehe i understand whedonist
Gin Akasarahsmom: lol
the_dhamphir: But yeah, Bo/Buffy would work
the_dhamphir: bo wouldn’t hold back with a slayer
Whedonist: The smut would be epic with Bo/Slayer…
Gin Akasarahsmom: yeah.. she wouldn’t have to hold back…
the_dhamphir: wouldn’t it?!
Whedonist: now I’m wondering what Slayer chi would be like
the_dhamphir: actually, Bo/Faith would be hot!
Gin Akasarahsmom: eh… I’m a bit cold on Faith
the_dhamphir: Yeah, but Faith would really give BO a run for her money…. lol
Whedonist: that would be amazing too.
the_dhamphir: especially after she was redeemed in S7
Whedonist: I can’t neglect Dr. Hotpants in all this…Faith/Lauren…am I the only one that can see that happening?
Liberty Stewart: @Gin: All Buffy crossover ideas I have are chaotic in regards to the things they’re crossed over with. Interestingly Glory is pretty central in some of them. You also won’t like that Willow gets most of her new power stolen in the idea of later fics by two certain Legend of the Seeker characters.
the_dhamphir: Faith would try to out to out sex the succubus
alannasky: someone has to write both pairing and compared which would be hotter
Whedonist: @Liberty, what fandoms have you crossed with Buffy…
alannasky: faith/lauren and willow/ lauren also
alannasky: all ideas are good right now
Gin Akasarahsmom: I’m ticked at lauren right now.. so I wouldn’t want to see her with my sweet Willow
Whedonist: Willow/Laruen could potentially take over the world.
alannasky: what did she do? i havent been able to keep up due to circumstances ?
Whedonist: and @Liberty, what fandoms have you crossed Buffy with?
Gin Akasarahsmom: I’m fairly monogamous in my pairings… Buffy/Willow is pretty much it for me..
Gin Akasarahsmom: Who here has written Buffy stories? Besides Whedonist?
Liberty Stewart: Haven’t wrote any of them yet, but one story idea has them with characters from the cartoon Avatar.
alannasky: *gin…sorry missed writing that
Whedonist: @Gin, we need to get you to branch out We love Willow, but think of the hotness of a Faith/Willow hookup…it can’t be denied
Liberty Stewart: The Avatar storyline has Glory coming back.
Whedonist: @Liv, that would be interesting…get to it.
Gin Akasarahsmom: LOL… no… Buffy/Willow for me.. no need to branch out
Whedonist: Yes, Alkmaion?
Gin Akasarahsmom: Alkmaion.. what have you written?
Gin Akasarahsmom: or did you have a question?
Alkmaion: Buffy/Anya, B/Lishanne
Alkmaion: nope, the first
Gin Akasarahsmom: cool
Gin Akasarahsmom: so it seems we have mostly readers here…
Whedonist: question, the name Lishanne…who is it?
Whedonist: Yinz all need to write more…there are a ton of good ideas here.
Gin Akasarahsmom: LOL… need readers too…
Alkmaion: Ah, that´s the girl from the Witch episode whose mouth gets closed in Doctor What´s his name´s class
Gin Akasarahsmom: what would you as readers like to see in the fandom?
alannasky: i need a beta and motivation but i do have some ideas for some stories in this series and others
Whedonist: Ahh, gotcha, had no idea she had a name…I refer to her as victim #1,003
Gin Akasarahsmom: LOL
Whedonist: More femslash, period. I don’t see enough of it.
Gin Akasarahsmom: seriously? that’s all I read..
Whedonist: The sunnydale memorial fanfic awards (round #28) was held recently and it was mostly Spuffy, which if you dig, is fine, but I don’t see enough femslash.
Gin Akasarahsmom: eh..
Gin Akasarahsmom: I only follow it on femslash sites… so I rarely see the het stuff
Gin Akasarahsmom: sorry.. Alannasky… question?
Whedonist: I’d like to see more writer too…even it’s small stuff, one shots, drabbles, really, I don’t see the involvemnet in Buffy from the femslash community as much as there once was…
alannasky: Meow what stories would you recommend for us to read?
Whedonist: Gin: you first
Gin Akasarahsmom: Hmmm… honestly.. I don’t know the name of it… but it’s on Pink Rabbit’s site… Buffy, Willow and Cordelia are playing spin the bottle…
Gin Akasarahsmom: I like that one quite a lot
Gin Akasarahsmom: I rarely know the titles/writers of the stories I read
Gin Akasarahsmom: We have about 8 minutes left…
Whedonist: Anything by Crys Loch, There’s a series by Mad-hamlet that’s pretty amazing, Valyssia, Rebelrsr and there
Whedonist: ‘s some solid Willow/Tara I have saved but I’d have to look at the folder, alannasky.
Mapsnika: I would to see more Faith/Cordelia or Willow/Faith fics even Buffy/Cordelia fics would be interesting
Whedonist: Faith/Cordelia coud be epic.
Otakugamer01: i liked faith/kate
Mapsnika: I’ve read a few that were good angst and hurt/comfort
alannasky: good one
Otakugamer01: kate lockley
alannasky: i enjoy that character…wish she didnt left
Otakugamer01: there were soo many places to go with that character…i kinda wish she would have returned to guest on a few eps as part of a demon/vampire hunting group
Mapsnika: I like faith/kate pairing two
Gin Akasarahsmom: that would have been nice Otaku
Gin Akasarahsmom: Two minutes left… any last comments?
Whedonist: Thanks everyone!
Whedonist: oh, and write more, please and thank you.
Gin Akasarahsmom: this was fun… long live Buffy!
alannasky: thanks guys for your time and event
Alkmaion: Buffy eternal!
Liberty Stewart: Aren’t they planning to remake Buffy
Gin Akasarahsmom: probably eventually
Whedonist: I’m in denial of the hollywood gossip…
Gin Akasarahsmom: lol… they remake everything, eventually
Gin Akasarahsmom: all we can do is HOPE that they don’t screw it up
Gin Akasarahsmom: Thank you everyone for attending the Buffy Panel….