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Joss Whedon draws new episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Firefly’ for fans


‘The Avengers’ director tweeted two sketches of his beloved cult series in response to a fan’s request for ‘more Buffy the Vampire Slayer please.’


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Have a wish for Joss Whedon? If you tweet him, he just might grant it.

Whedon is currently one of Hollywood’s biggest directors due to helming the 2012 superhero blockbuster “The Avengers” and its upcoming sequel. But he also has a passionate fan base as the creator of cult TV shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly,” both of which ended their runs in 2003.


When a fan tweeted at the 50-year-old on July 5 to “summon” him, Whedon responded by asking “what (i)s your bidding DON’T WISH FOR MORE WISHES.”

Money!” the fan responded. “Wait. No. More Buffy the Vampire Slayer please.”

Your wish is my command here ya go,” Whedon wrote, posting a pencil drawing on a napkin that featured the lead character Buffy Summers staking a vampire declaring his love for her.

The sketch playfully reflected Buffy's penchant for romantic relationships with the undead, and also noted that the staking was a “metaphor” and that Buffy had “good fashion.”

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After Whedon’s drawing went viral, the fan told Whedon on Monday that “your drawing has commandeered my notifications this past week.”

After the ‘Buffy’ sketch went viral, Joss Whedon tweeted a sequel to 'Firefly' Monday.

Then let’s get this starty parted,” he tweeted, along with a drawing he titled “Firefly: The New Lame Drawing.”

The latest sketch, this time on lined yellow paper, shows lead character Captain Mal Reynolds as “strong” and “silent,” and notably shows deceased character Wash, who was killed in the 2005 spinoff film “Serenity,” exclaiming “I didn’t die!”

Whedon’s drawing compared Wash to Agent Coulson from “The Avengers,” who died in the film only to be revived in the spinoff series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

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Whedon has yet to provide drawings to “conclude” his other beloved series, “Angel” and “Dollhouse”. He is currently at work on “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which is set to hit theaters May 1, 2015.



Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/joss-whedon-draws-new-episodes-buffy-firefly-article-1.1867688
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megedeborch 18th-Jul-2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
Been rewatching S2 of BUffy last week. Forever perfect.
fraises 18th-Jul-2014 12:24 pm (UTC)
i did that last week. I forgot how good it was.
megedeborch 18th-Jul-2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, cgi etc is obviously not always on point but the message/story itself will forever be great.
rockingthemike 18th-Jul-2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
this. that season is hands down my favorite. it just has the perfect character arcs for everyone.
rockingthemike 18th-Jul-2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
this. that season is hands down my favorite. it just has the perfect character arcs for everyone.
existential 18th-Jul-2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
I rewatched the series not too long ago (well, up to a certain point, anyways) and I decided that I liked season 4 the best. It was the wittiest and even though it had a shitty Big Bad the individual/standalone episodes were soooo good
fromyourashes 18th-Jul-2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
Fred and Anya magically back from the dead, with Fred and Wes riding off into the sunset and Anya killing Xander and maybe just riding off into the sunset with Faith. This is all. Oh, and Buffy being cookies and Angel enjoying warm delicious cookie her.

This is all I want.

Edited at 2014-07-18 12:41 pm (UTC)
fraises 18th-Jul-2014 12:47 pm (UTC)
ugh wesley/fred's storyline just kills me :( :( WHY CAN'T THEY JUST BE HAPPY TOGETHER.
radaya 18th-Jul-2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
I have a theory (ha!) that's why he cast those actors as Beatrice and Benedick in his "Much Ado" adaptation. It was like Fred and Wesley fanfic set to Shakespeare!
fromyourashes 18th-Jul-2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
I was just watching S5 last weekend and jfc, A Hole in the World still makes me cry like a baby.
fauxkaren 18th-Jul-2014 12:49 pm (UTC)
Other than Anya killing Xander, this is like the opposite of anything that I would want.
oddbunny_dreams 18th-Jul-2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
To see Fred and Wes riding off into the metaphorical sunset is one of the many many many reasons I love Much Ado About Nothing.
savethecrowd 18th-Jul-2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
oh yes, fresley will forever be in my heart. i have never cried so hard because of a tv series
marzipanism 18th-Jul-2014 01:02 pm (UTC)
what did Angel ever do to deserve warm cookie Buffy ?


the creep stalked her when she was 14 BEFORE she became the slayer
alice_adore 18th-Jul-2014 01:39 pm (UTC)
Anya was the best.

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fauxkaren 18th-Jul-2014 12:47 pm (UTC)
All I want is Corddy/Angel to happen. I'm 5ever bitter about that.
fraises 18th-Jul-2014 12:48 pm (UTC)
bleh and instead we got not!cordy and connor? yuck.
alpherg 18th-Jul-2014 12:59 pm (UTC)
I love coming across fellow Cordy/Angel fans. It seems like a lot of the people I come across don't like it.
veronicarg 18th-Jul-2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
Most people are like: "Bangel all the way! Angel was the best thing to ever happen to Buffy AND vice versa", but I don't think so. I shipped C/A because their relationship (in general) started off wrong and then they became best friends. They genuinely liked each other and respected each other in ways Angel didn't [with Buffy].

C/A love story (even thought they weren't 100% together) was pure and was something you could related to. Friends becoming lovers. That was really, really cute.

I died a little when Cordy did. I've only seen that episode once because it broke me :(

Edited at 2014-07-18 02:40 pm (UTC)
theuglycry 18th-Jul-2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
I loved them together, I felt like they were such a good fit. Especially their moments in the first three seasons.
shangri__la 18th-Jul-2014 01:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes. Cordelia was good for Angel and his fuckery. They actually seemed to get each other and iirc it was much healthier and sweeter of a friendship/love story. Until Whedon fucked up, chickened out, and screwed over poor Charisma. There, I said it.
radar 18th-Jul-2014 01:36 pm (UTC)
girl i know, i was a DIEHARD cordy/angel fan. i would spend my life on stranger things. when i found out charisma wasn't back for s5 i was so pissed. i forced myself to sit through s4 and this is what i get? after EVERYTHING. i will never not be bitter about this. fuck joss forever for what he did to them. as if her sleeping with angel's son isnt enough, angel just HAD to say buffy's name while he's fucking her too? he just shit all over that ship. whatever, i'll always have s1-3 1/2.
vehiclesshockme 18th-Jul-2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
Right? I loved them so much.
veronicarg 18th-Jul-2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
THIS, and Cordy coming back. I mean, I bet she's busy being a Higher being and all, but still. The world needs Cordy.

frelling_tralk 18th-Jul-2014 04:26 pm (UTC)
I liked them as friends, but I hated how the show handled them as a couple by hammering into our heads that they were both champions and ~higher beings~
tuggernuts 18th-Jul-2014 04:30 pm (UTC)
absolutely not
maryhurt 18th-Jul-2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
no
gabzillaz 18th-Jul-2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'll always be bitter about it tbh
she_rockstar 18th-Jul-2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Me too.
timepassedyouby 18th-Jul-2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
more support since people are being party poopers
pastelstar 18th-Jul-2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
thiiiiiiiiss
flawedinsomniac 18th-Jul-2014 09:56 pm (UTC)
yeah :(
purpleplague 19th-Jul-2014 04:07 am (UTC)
I hated them together tbh
burn_a_miracle 18th-Jul-2014 12:56 pm (UTC)
I did a Buffy rewatch a few weeks ago and I had to stop when the potentials came in. They are insufferable, especially kennedy
theuglycry 18th-Jul-2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I know. And the first eight or so episodes of season 7 are so good too.
burn_a_miracle 18th-Jul-2014 01:13 pm (UTC)
Right? I love the first few episodes of that season and I love the first as the biggest bad to end the series with but the potentials plus everyone turning their back on Buffy just ruined everything.
dizzy879 18th-Jul-2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
Same. Kennedy is so annoying. She's mad about everything.
asnindie 18th-Jul-2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
We're doing a rewatch too and hit S7 and S6 was way superior to s7. S7 starts out okay but it's so boring and pointless and the potentials are really irritating.

i'd rate them like this

S3, S2, S5, S4, S6, S1>>>>>>>>S7
passerine 18th-Jul-2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
I've been watching Storyteller like crazy though. I'm in love with Andrew and that ep is just so ridiculous.
fraises 18th-Jul-2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
I'm rewatching it and omg the feelings!!! I was so obsessed with the show when I was in high school and it's amazing that watching it again just takes me right back!

I forgot so many little things about it though, like Buffy's fling with that Scott dude that turned out to be a dick. It's amazing how my view on Xander has changed, too. He's so weird and creepy about Buffy :(
dizzy879 18th-Jul-2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I have been marathoning Buffy for a couple of months and Xander became even more insufferable. Insulting Anya because she slept with Spike. Get the fuck out of here! You left her at the altar and therefore have no say.
fraises 18th-Jul-2014 03:05 pm (UTC)
ugh he's terrible!!! I just marathoned the end of season 2/first 7 episodes of the 3rd season and it's really astounding what a turd he is! He's terrible to buffy when it comes to anything relating to angel and WHY?? some weird entitlement over her? bleh.
meepmop21 18th-Jul-2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
yeah xander was really immature...:\
frelling_tralk 18th-Jul-2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah Xander has dated so badly from the 90's! At the time it seemed like most fans liked him okay, or at least tolerated him as the average teen guy, but when you watch these days he comes across as suuuch an entitled nice guy. Supposedly he was based a bit on Joss oops
gabzillaz 18th-Jul-2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
Xander is the worst.
slinkhard 18th-Jul-2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
Ugh, when he tells Dawn that Spike tried to rape Buffy, as a way to shut her up? He's the epitome of Nice Guyness.
savethecrowd 18th-Jul-2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
i don't particularly like joss, but i kind of love btvs and ats. unpopular opinion: i know everyone thought spike made the fifth season of angel so much better, but i thought he was annoying and redundant. also, bangel for life. and wesley is one of my favorite tv characters ever
shangri__la 18th-Jul-2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
Not a BA person at all but I agree on Spike. Loved him on Buffy but stopped watching mid-season five because Spike was annoying, I couldn't stand Fred and her Mary Sue-ness (Everyone loves and is in love with Fred! EVERYONE!), I was completely pissed over what they did to Gunn and something was just missing with Cordelia's absence.
veronicarg 18th-Jul-2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
UGH, Fred. Couldn't stand her.
radar 18th-Jul-2014 01:40 pm (UTC)
the only people who thought spike made angel better were the btvs fans migrating from btvs to ats. the show was still enjoyable in a btvs-verse kind of way but ats had made itself completely independent from btvs by s3 and from s4-5 it just regressed to right back to spin off quality. it wasn't it's own show anymore. s2 had some of the best character and relationship development the verse has ever seen.
frelling_tralk 18th-Jul-2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
I wasn't a fan of how they kept writing Spike as a joke on Angel. I think that James even said that he was portraying him more like Spike without a soul, but urgh I loved his character on Buffy the most when he was in love with Dru in season 2, or in love with Buffy during seasons 5-7. It wasn't really the same when he was just there to make tactless comments and be Angel's bro.

Spike on Ats felt the same as season 4 of Bts when he was mistreating Harmony and just there for humour, that was never my favourite version of Spike. Admittedly I did love the Ats episode he originally appeared in from season 1 when he was torturing Angel and making fun of him though lol
maryhurt 18th-Jul-2014 05:21 pm (UTC)
<>also, bangel for life</i>

yes
flawedinsomniac 18th-Jul-2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
IA with you re: Spike, but then again I only ever tolerated him in season 2 and maybe season 4 of Buffy. mostly I just didn't like Spike at all
vamp_mogs 18th-Jul-2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
I've got my mum hooked and we've just started S5. What I really love about BtVS is how every season feels so distinctly different. It feels fresh again every time you start a new one. So many shows are just one big blur whereas BtVS really did reinvent itself each year (different Big Bad, themes, arcs, characters, even the lighting etc). And it's always fun to watch the show with someone who hasn't seen it before (or in my mum's case has watched random episodes out of order).

I don't hate any of the Scoobies. Like a lot of people, as I've got older I've definitely started to see characters in a new light but I still find them all lovable in their own way. I've definitely become more critical of Xander in the high school years but he does grow a lot. Buffy still remains my favourite and my favourite fictional character ever.

Edited at 2014-07-18 01:14 pm (UTC)
radar 18th-Jul-2014 01:42 pm (UTC)
i can't really watch s7, imo it's the weakest season (okay maybe not as bad as s1 but at least with s1 you're getting a foundation and it has a couple good eps). aside from that ia. s1 is great for people who love camp and the 90s, s2 has such a good emotional and original arc with great mythology, s3 deals with growing up and moving on, s4 is something fresh going right into college, s5 all about responsibilities and becoming an adult, and s6 dealing with more adult and dark themes that btvs never could've tackled in it's early days with such a young demographic. it really managed to grow with it's audience.
vamp_mogs 18th-Jul-2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
I don't hate S7 but I agree that it's tied with S1 as the weakest season. Obviously it has more depth and complex story lines than S1 but S1 certainly has more energy and vibrancy to it. In S7 it's very obvious most of the writer's room had already started moving on and there's a real sense of exhaustion from everyone involved. Even the lighting and directing is very ho-hum in comparison to the effort they used to make. But I'm such a BtVS fan that I just can't hate any season. There's still a lot of things I like about S7 and overall whilst I don't think the execution was always great I like the idea behind it.

I agree with your summary of the seasons. It's so true that BtVS is a show that really grew with it's audience AND it's characters which is why I feel it's so authentic when it comes to exploring adolescence and human emotion. Of course, some fans just wish it never left high school but whilst I LOVE S2 & S3 and will forever cherish them I do tend to gravitate towards the character arcs in S4-S7 now I'm older. And I don't care what anyone says about S6 because for all it's imperfections I still think it went places most shows wouldn't dare go to, even now, and Buffy's arc that season is still the most honest portrayal of depression I've EVER seen on film.
maryjanewatson 18th-Jul-2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
people hold on so much to high school xander and hate his guts for it, it's a shame bc he has such amazing moments and evolves so much. and it's not like he's the only flawed character, that's the whole point of the show.
therearewords 18th-Jul-2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
Buffy n__________________n
indy788 18th-Jul-2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
lol the wash drawing, "i didn't die!" I'll never forgive joss for killing wash and fred.
clouddomino 18th-Jul-2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
At least we got Illyria as a consolation with Fred's death. Wash's was just cruel.
alice_adore 18th-Jul-2014 01:36 pm (UTC)
I only watched the series in full about a year or so ago. Season 2 and 3 are probably my faves.

Harmony and Jessica from True Blood should meet tbh.
luna_potterhead 18th-Jul-2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
Jessica has no time for that tbh. But I feel like later Jessica and Buffy would get along, sans the vampir thing.
shannenb 18th-Jul-2014 01:46 pm (UTC)


This was how I felt when Joss killed off Wash, so at least he brought him back in drawing form to correct that wrong!

Edited at 2014-07-18 01:46 pm (UTC)
thelibraryofsex 18th-Jul-2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
I hadn't seen Buffy yet, so I didn't know Joss had a thing for killing off faves. I felt so betrayed when Wash and Book bit the big one. However, I was pretty happy Kaylee and Simon finally fucked.

"TO HELL WITH THIS, I WANNA LIVE" YOU GET THAT D, KAYLEE.

Edited at 2014-07-18 02:18 pm (UTC)
vehiclesshockme 18th-Jul-2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
I'm still not over that.
vibeology_e 18th-Jul-2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
I will never get over Wash. That one hurt so much.
jediknightmuse 21st-Jul-2014 01:57 am (UTC)
I felt this way, too. I was so shocked when he died, because at the time I didn't really know that Joss is apparently famous for killing off characters. :|

I need to watch the episodes again. I only watch the movie every now and then because it's just kind of...depressing to watch. Not just because of Wash and Book's deaths but because there won't be any more Firefly.

(Joss, I'd gladly do anything I could to make your drawing with Wash not dying come true. Juuuust saying.)
duchello 18th-Jul-2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
always here for a buffy post
chandyland11 18th-Jul-2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
BtVS posts on ONTD always make me feel shitty for shipping Spuffy

actually whoops idc
veronicarg 18th-Jul-2014 02:36 pm (UTC)
I liked them better than Bangel tbh. I could and will never forgive Spike for the shit he did in "Seeing Red", though.

I also liked him a lot when he came to Ats.
vacatia 18th-Jul-2014 02:47 pm (UTC)
Same, lol...but I'm a loser and I ship whatever is thrown at me, tbh
vamp_mogs 18th-Jul-2014 02:55 pm (UTC)
lol I'm the total opposite. I'm actually a fan of B/A and B/S (even Buffy/Riley) but I can't with ONTD's anti-Spuffy mentality. Especially when the same people are all over B/A. It makes me want to defend them.

Yeah that relationship was fucked up and abusive in S6 but it ended with Spike actually seeking out his soul to try and be a better person. Meanwhile, Angel loses his soul and MURDERS Jenny to prevent anybody from ever giving him back his soul. The AR is terrible and upsetting but it makes no sense to not forgive Spike or move past it whilst still shipping B/A. Spike didn't have a soul just like Angel didn't have a soul when he terrorized Buffy and killed her friends. Not to mention that even with a soul it's pretty fucking inappropriate that Angel hooked up with a 16 year old girl and regularly patronized her made decisions for her. Both relationships were fucked up... that's why they're good entertainment.
jesus_desu 18th-Jul-2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID, YES. people always gloss over all that which is just ridiculous
purpleplague 19th-Jul-2014 04:16 am (UTC)
I didn't like B/S but I completely agree that Spike attempting to rape Buffy without his soul is no reason to hate the souled version of him, especially when you compare it to what Angel did without his soul and how everyone forgave him.
shangri__la 18th-Jul-2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
I was down with them until Seeing Red.
frelling_tralk 18th-Jul-2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
Lol yeah, I always feel shifty and reminded of the old days on the forums when someone pulls out a "I can't believe that anyone would ship that couple after what Spike did". Umm oops? :P
fauxkaren 18th-Jul-2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
Nah, I ship it too.
jesus_desu 18th-Jul-2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
idc either it's no worse than shipping buffy/angel
meepmop21 18th-Jul-2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
idc either haha
i secretly love them together
slinkhard 18th-Jul-2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
I shipped Spuffy and Spike/Angel, Bangel left me cold.
jackie_inyoface 18th-Jul-2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
I ship them too. I just choose to block out what he did to her in season 6
vacatia 18th-Jul-2014 02:47 pm (UTC)
This show has my heart forever. I remember hating season 6 and 7 when they first aired, but after re-watching a few years ago they were not as terrible as I remembered.
gabzillaz 18th-Jul-2014 05:38 pm (UTC)
Can he draw Xander getting killed?

If the comics are a good indicator of what Buffy would have been if it had continued, I think it's better this way.
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