Andrew (The ultimate Whedon meme - male character 1/12)
Andrew is that kind of characters you can’t really explain to people that don’t watch the show. As you can’t exactly talk about the red-horned green demon that reads people when they sing in a karaoke, you can’t exactly describe Andrew when you try to convince someone Buffy isn’t a stupid show. Because, yeah, Andrew is a silly character. I still can’t believe that doofus survived having Buffy as an enemy, multiple apocalypses and still is alive in the comics when most “real” character have died at least once.
Yet, I Iove Andrew. He is nuts, he is funny, he is delusionnal, he is a nerd, he can be stupid, he is also very clever… And he loves Spike a lot (we have that in common). Put Andrew anywhere, you have comedic gold. Put him with Anya, Xander or Spike, you have moments that you’ll never forget.
30 days of books, Day 6 : What about comic books ?
I love comics and I can’t read enough, mostly because I France they cost quite a lot, and also because I never exactly know where to begin (for the ones that exists for decades). I am a big fan of the Xmen, I’ve read a lot of it, but not that much compared to how much there is. Here are the ones I really love and would read over and over :
- Astonishing Xmen : I read it because it was Joss Whedon and didn’t keep reading the rest. But those issues are really great. This is clever, funny and awesome to read, like any thing Joss Whedon does. And the art is great too.
- The Walking Dead : Well who doesn’t read The Walking Dead these days ? I don’t know but they are missing a lot. The comics are darker than the show, and sometimes I kinda wonder why I keep reading them, because it is so depressing and hopeless. But it is well written, the characters are great, and the art is just amazing, very nervous and perfect for the apocalypse. I love the fact that the show is so different, that they more or less went with the idea of an AU, because it means I have even more great stuff to discover in that universe. Plus, no real spoilers.
- Angel After the Fall : I actually read most of the whedonverse comics, but After the Fall is my favorite. It is very different from anything you could expect. The art is awesome, beautiful and sometimes just crazy and it is a great following of Angel the Series. It has a very great Whedon feel while being a great comics.
I didn’t know the comics, and when I went to see the movie, I actually hadn’t even read a synopsis. I just knew it was about Super Heroes and there was Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a main character. (Needless to say the first scene got me kinda angry before I understood we would see him in flashbacks and before I got hooked by the greatness of the movie.)
Your Biggest Fear Is Now Your Superpower
Examples: Fear of travel = Ability to teleport/make portals
Fear of spiders = Spider Powers (web spinning/sticking to walls etc…)
Fear of being alone = Ability to make people love you/one another (cupid basically)
Fear of death = Immortality
Fear of my fingers being broken = ability to mentally break other people’s fingers
Okay. Coulrophobia anyonye ? Would I have the ability to wear a red nose ? To fit in a car with 50 other persons ? To throw pie at people very fast ? 0o I have the stupidest phobia and the stupidest superpower :(
It’s not that I think he’s bad at it. Quite the contrary. I actually think he’s too good. I love Hugh Jackman. I love Wolverine. But Hugh Jackman is so good at being Wolverine that I forget it’s him. To me, Wolverine is Wolverine, and Hugh Jackman is that great actor I’ve seen in so many movies, and there’s no connections.