Sunday, September 27, 2009

Angel & Spike - The Original Hot Vamps

I've been meaning to do this for a while now & today I finally did it! My love of vampires goes back to the first time I watched Buffy The Vampire Slayer & it totally blew my mind. I fell in love with David Boreanaz as Angel & I never looked back. Then Spike rode over the Sunnydale sign for the first time & I fell in love with him, too. To this day, whenever I see James Marsters in something, the first word out of my mouth is "Spikey!". My love for David Boreanaz has transcended to his role as Agent Booth in Bones, but he will always be Angel to me. Frankly, he could just stand there doing nothing & I would still watch him!

Granted, the vampires in Twilight are VERY different & were something of an adjustment when I saw the movie, as I hadn't read the books yet & didn't know anything about the Twi-phenomenon. All I knew was that there was a vampire movie coming out & I thought "Ooh, I love vampires! I must go watch that!" Needless to say, I sat there frowning when Edward stepped out into the sunlight & wasn't toast! "WTF?" I thought, "That's not right!" Then he was sparkling & I was choking on my popcorn. I managed to hold my laughter in, which was lucky, since no-one else seemed to be laughing. So I suspended my vampire beliefs & watched the rest of the movie, which I really enjoyed. Until they were going to kill James & I found out vamps had to be ripped limb from limb & then burned. "What a crock of pooh!" I thought, "Imagine if it took that long to kill vamps in Buffy... each episode would have taken at least two hours to allow for all the de-limbing & fire-starting! The hellmouth would have been over-run by all the demons because everyone would have been too busy bonfiring all the vamps! Nevermind the fact that if Spike thought Angel was a nancy-boy, can you imagine what he would say about Edward? Bwahahahaha!" Yes, this whole conversation with myself did happen, but thankfully it took place in my head. Somehow I don't think the other cinema-goers would have been very understanding of my outburst. Eventually Twilight came out on DVD & I bought it, then I bought the books & read them in less than a week & I haven't been the same since.

So, in honor of Joss Whedon's wonderful Buffyverse, I created this YouTube video showing the two vampires who stole my heart first. Angel & Spike forever!


3 comments:

Snarkier Than You said...

um, JJ and I totally snortled when Edward stepping into the sun. Definitely not just you - but we did try to keep it to ourselves in the theater (you are right - not many other snickers at that time - lol).

: )

TwiCarol said...

OMG! STY, thanks for coming to visit! Glad to know I wasn't the only one who found the sparkling highly amusing! ;)

Girlygirl70 said...

The sparkle was TERRIBLE! I too love David Boreanaz, particularly as Booth in Bones (yum) and let`s face it, Meyerpires are PUSSIES next to good ol` Spike and Angel. But we still love them...