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Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Eight
Author: Various Authors

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TV Squad's Keith McDuffee felt that reading Buffy as a comic book after seeing it on television for seven years was strange, but the new format was a good thing because "You don't have ugly casting problems and the special effects budget isn't a concern at all". In a later review, he reaffirmed this opinion, stating "Thank God for a medium that lets creativity go completely wild without budget worries".


Maybe this is a bad thing, because it allows Joss Whedon and associates to go completely and absolutely bananas with this series.

The as of yet unfinished canonical continuation of the classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show is a hellavuh story. Is it entertaining? Yes, I read through all 35 issues in a couple of days. Is it quality entertainment? If I didn't know any better, I would have thought I was reading a crackfic posted to the pit that is fanfiction.net. And, to be quite honest, my brain still hurts from trying to figure out everything that is going on.

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YOU. GUYS.

I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND.

IT'S LIKE A GIANT CRACKFIC TRAINWRECK THAT I CAN'T LOOK AWAY FROM AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO HAVE THIS AS CANON FOR YOUR MAJOR FRANCHISE.

The plot is just downright bizarre and I just don't even know how one comes up with this shit.

If you're big into the Buffyverse and want some laughs, go ahead and read them, but don't expect them to be a masterpiece whatever you do. There are 35 issues, plus three spinoffs [only one of which I've read, the Willow one.] and they are pretty easy to read and you can blow through them in less than a day if you have that sort of time.

The art is typical comic book art, of which I am not an expert, so I cannot comment much on it. Jo Chen's covers are really nice though, if you ask me.

There really isn't much more I can say about this series outside of "Wait....what?"

[all .gifs courtesy of the lovely individuals at buffygifs!]
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I still owe you all a write up for Percy Jackson, in the mean time:

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AKA



Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Author: John Green & David Levithan

Amazon summary: At heart, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is about a couple of kids figuring out how to be themselves. Two of those kids happen to have the same name, and not much in common outside of that, but their serendipitous friendship sets the stage for a much larger, braver, and more candid story than the simplicity of the plot might suggest. The relevance for teens here is clear--high school is the only time in your life when you have the undivided opportunity to obsess over your every move, sentence, and outfit change--but the part about understanding who you are doesn't stop when you graduate. That's what makes Will Grayson, Will Grayson as interesting a pick for adults as it is for teens: the questions don't get simpler, but looking at them through the eyes of a 16-year-old brings a welcome sense of honesty and humor to this thing called life. No one's ever too old to enjoy that.

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THIS IS GOING TO BE MY FIRST RAGE FILLED REVIEW OF THE YEAR :D

I HOPE Y’ALL ENJOY IT

Let me start off by saying, that I normally enjoy John Green’s works. I loved his debut Looking for Alaska, and laughed my way through An Abundance of Katherines. I had a few complaints in regards to his third novel Paper Towns, but nothing of this magnitude. I watch the occasional have VlogBrothers video, but beyond that, I am not involved in Nerdfighteria that much.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson was a severe disappointment to me as a John Green fan.

As far as David Levithan goes, I have only seen Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Though I did order the book when I ordered Will Grayson, Will Grayson so I’ll get back to you on that front.

The book is told through alternating point of views. The Odd Chapters are written by John Green and are told through the eyes of Will Grayson (note the capital letters). The Even Chapters are told through the eyes of will grayson (note the lower case letters).

Will Grayson’s chapters use proper capitalization, where as will grayson simply cannot be bothered to use them at all.

“The first Will, whose name is always correctly capitalized to reflect his intelligence, is described as trying to live his life without being noticed. This is complicated by the fact that his best friend, Tiny Cooper, described as ‘the world's largest person who is really, really gay’ and ‘the world's gayest person who is really, really large’, is not the type to go around unnoticed” – lol Wikipedia, but I cannot be bothered to reword it.

“The other will grayson, whose name is never capitalized to reflect his depressed and angry non-caring of the matter, goes through his life without anything good to hold onto besides an online friendship with someone who goes by the name Isaac.” – hey what can I say, I love Wikipedia.

So, Will Grayson is a verbose asshole who, despite his self proclaimed motto of “shutting up,”…CANNOT. SHUT. UP.

And will grayson is what I imagine what Holden from Catcher in the Rye to be like. (I haven’t actually read it.) He hates everything and everyone, and everyone is a phony compared to his speshul snowflake noncomformist self. So his first few chapters are a lot of BAAAAAAAAAW I HATE EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE BAAAAAAAAW



Except when he’s talking to his internet boyfriend, then and only then is everything coming up Milhouse.
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THIS. BOOK. is a stupid pretentious piece of crap that tries WAY WAY WAY too hard and I am incredibly frustrated with it. It had a lot of potential but it got lost along the way in its quest to be speshul and unique.

If you're a John Green fan, you can give it a go and see how you like it, plenty of people did, I don't care. But I really do not recommend it. If you have never read a John Green novel in your life, for the love of GOD do not start here. Start with Alaska, then Katherines, and then if you want Paper Towns, but just avoid this one for your own sanity and blood pressure.

DFTBA my ass. YOU FORGOT TO BE AWESOME JOHN.
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