Pinkie is Talking about Halloween: The Hallotober Tag

I have gathered enough power and self respect to self nominate for tags my dear mortals. Tag posts I can do without a brain or without inspiration and are the perfect blog for a zombie to write. Also they are nice content for in the middle of my moving weeks where I am so busy I can barely remember my own zipcode.. mostly since I have to use two now! Still Senpai said it would make her happy if I did this one! So here it is! And I am happy I did it!

The Terms of Our Contract Most Unholiest!

So like most Tags this one has some rules! And of course I followed Senpai’s example and Answered right below said rule! So you can not copy paste! MWUHAHAHAHAHA MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Anyway.. here are the rules!

Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post!

I wasn’t really nominated by Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime encouraged me to take on this tag!  She is awesome but you all know I have a great amount of respect for her and her style! I haven’t been commenting as much as I would like on her posts.. I don’t know where she finds the time to watch all this anime! Perhaps she is a temporal spectre…. or perhaps she doesn’t have to spend hours per day to make progress in their new Pokémon game and shiny hunt.. it could be that.. but I am going with temporal Banshee here!

Put the rules at the beginning or after introduction!

I nearly went full on anarchist and placed them somewhere in the middle.. but fine after the intro it is!

Answer the 13 questions!

I did! It’s in the next section!

Tag 13 people to do the tag!

No! First of all Thirteen is an unlucky number! I do not want bad luck to decent on those who follow me!  I’d lose followers! Secondly, that really is WAAAAY to many people!  That’s almost all my active daily readers.  At a good day I can get double but no! So since I can’t follow this rule I will follow Irina’s example and nominate no one!  All my Ko-Fi supporter/Coconuts are automatically tagged and if you want to join in on the fun fill in the blank in the comments.
Spook Scary <Blank> send shivers down your  spine!

Delete Question 13, add a new number one question of your own!

But I like question 13! So instead I replace the question: Bobbing for Apples or Pin the Witch hat! Why.. because I have nothing interesting to tell about it.. we don’t do that here! Also.. I’m a witch! We don’t follow all the rules! Plus I like anarchy!

You are free to use the tag image somewhere in the post!

Thanks for the permission I guess! It could use a bit more pink! I do like the image though! Even though it seems like a fire hazard! Anyway thank you for the fun tag Ofaglasgowgirl  the great logo and all that! You gave me a great passtime! In the spirit of my senpai though I will have to break a few rules! Hope you understand!

Questions! Questions Most FOUL

And then now it is time to answer the questions. I will not be to much of an anarchist here! I will answer these to the best of my ability! Also the title is only for flavour I do not hate the questions!

What’s your favourite thing about October?

When I was a little Chibi-Me in Fall we would often go to a Bungalow park during school break. Being in the middle of the woods with the autumn leaves like burning embers on the ground. The seasonal shift and the nights becoming darker really gives me a sense of tranquility. To this day I like strolling around in the woods for hours during October. The birds slowly begin to migrate away and there is and this blanket of silence descends upon the world.  A short season of bliss before the stressing of my upcoming birthday in november begins and then the holidays. In october I always get a bit of a recluse mood in October.. even though I am fairly busy! It is the month I normally very easily can recharge my mental battery! I can stay inside my cosy house…normally.. and the seasonal food!  I really love october!

Are you a big celebrator of Halloween? + How Do you Celebrate it?!

Okay so I might have ended up doing the Irina thing and answer question 7 ahead of time.. so I merged them!  See now none of you will know that I messed up and just read this as a double question! Sometimes I am so smart.. my big head makes sense! Should you take on the tag.. even though I post this like.. two days before Halloween.. remember this is two questions…except for when I do it.. I would never mess up! I swear!

That depends a bit on context. You see Halloween isn’t REALLY celebrated in the Netherlands. There is no Trick or Treating there is no Halloween candy and while there are some decorations now.. there never where decorations while I was growing up.  In the eyes of the Americans I do not do a lot for Halloween, but as a Dutchie I am probably extremely into it.  I  normally go out of my way to visit 1 to 3 halloween theme parks , just wander through their scare zones and haunted houses.  I am super big on that!  For the entire month of October I watch scary movies, I decorate my house and sometimes I even make scary shaped chocolate.. well before i melted my molds two years ago. Whoops!  I play a lot of scary video games and I usually also host a tabletop game of dread.  That is a Roleplaying game where your players play a game of Jenga each action they do that is outside of their comfort zone they take a brick from the tower and if the tower topples the character dies! It is super fun! I have dressed up but usually that just makes me look like an idiot because that isn’t really done here.

This year however with Covid closing all theme parks and borders (Halloween is best in germany because they can grab you and drag you into cages and stuff which isn’t allowed in the Netherlands)  and me moving there is not a lot of Halloween! Which is why I am celebrating it so big on my blog!

What’s your favourite scary movie?

I changed this question a little to what is your favourite scary movie! Mostly so I can make a fun image of this at the end. I LOVE horror movies! There are so many shitty ones but there are also some REALLY good ones. I love the Conjuring movies for example, maybe even the second one more so than the first. I also really REALLY loved Drag me To Hell. Then I really love some classics like the first Halloween and the third Nightmare on Elm Street. Seeing mister Lugosi play Dracula is also always a pleasure..

But if I had to name an absolute favourite I think it would have to be “I know what you Did Last Summer”.. I saw that in one of those aforementioned Bungalow Parks first. I had my semi-first celebrity crush on Sarah Michelle Gellar and in my head she was clearly the main character; she was Buffy after all!  Somehow that movie really shocked me.. but I have always  found the fisherman to be something really intimidating. More so than Jason’s Mask or Freddies face.. just the way the movie was shot! It isn’t among the all time greats when we look at quality but like I always say my favourite doesn’t have to be the one I think is best! It is the one I can watch 20x in a row without getting bored of it!  I know what you did Last summer did that for me! For the same reason I also really like Urban Legend! ….which is even less good but still I had an amazing experience with it!

Would you rather a cosy night in watching horrors or a big night out in a costume?

For me Halloween isn’t just a night, it’s a season. I love to go to spook parks and if I am allowed to dress up I would dress up but well oftenly I can’t so I sneak in a semi witchy dress or something I would not normally wear but that shows me as a bit more “evil’ or vampiry! 
So I really love to go out! On the night of Halloween itself though I rather stay in with a good horror movie! Those parks are so insanely stupidly packed for Halloween itself that it really kills the fun out of it. You are rushed through the haunted houses, the good food courts in the park are oftenly closed in favour of the fast ones so people can’t complain as much about a long wait and there is always someone else to scare.  No on Halloween itself I like to stay in! Talk to the ghost in my flat, watch scary movies and eats sweets!  I sometimes do dress up just for myself!  That being said I do like inviting my friends to play Dread with me on Halloween.. but usually they have to stay in and cuddle up with their partners and check whatever halloween movie is on tv.

Which has been your most favourite costume to date? 

Running around in a costume is a no go here for Halloween, we have Carneval for that, and while in recent years costumes for kids have been making their appearance the whole world insecurities and protections against the real monsters of this world has prevented it from spreading to adults. You can wear a costume in some locations but no face paint, no long  dresses, no props, nothing with pins ,nothing too big, nothing was a loose hat. Etc. In other words for safety reason you can dress up, you just have to look like yourself and have nothing on you that can hide bad things like a witch hat..  About two years ago I  wore a vampire costume for myself on Halloween, just some good old fun to send a few photo’s to my family.  Then the doorbell rang and I kinda forgot I was in costume. A neighbour was there asking me if I heard a noise as well.. He looked at me like I was an idiot! Maybe dressing up  by myself is kinda sad but I had fun!

My favourite Halloween monster costume I have seen in one of these theme parks was in a haunted mansion called the dollhouse. It was a magic maze centered around toys. All the fences to guide you were decorated with a lot of plushies people donated.. some made more creepy by colouring their eyes red or nearly decapitating a doll.  As we neared the final wall which was super densely packed with plushies me and my company were looking at which ones were cute and which ones were evil when suddenly a part of the wall turned out to be a man!  With his back turned to use.. he blended in completely.. his chest with this “The Thing” like make up of a gaping maw  with teeth and other prickly things! Scary!

Altered Question: What is your Favourite Horror Monster

I included this question because I know my blogging bestie really likes monsters! Should she feel tempted to take on this tag late.. she doesn’t have to confess she is super good at bobbing apples ! Besides I have never bobbed for apples and would probably drown in doing so and this year I am the Witch so I really don’t want people sticking pins in me to try and edit on my hat which I had to spend a long time on to edit in the first place.

As for my personal favourite I would have to go with Dracula. I like vampires a lot! Like A LOT!  Except for when they sparkle or died more often than your average Dragon Ball character. My favourite vampire is the Malkavian from Vampires the Masquerade/ World of Darkness. Krul Tepes is probably my favourite anime vampire and Vampire Willow from Buffy the vampire slayer could be my cuddle buddy despite the danger! I’d still sign up for Vampirism  even when I am as old as I already am!

What’s your least favourite horror?

Much like senpai I don’t really know what is being asked of me. So very similar to senpai I will give multiple answers.

My least favourite horror genre is Erotic Horror… I do realise that is both a cheap option as well as a confliction ones as vampire movies often get the tag.  I am more so talking about movies like Verotika games like Lust for Darkness or the whole cannibalism sub-genre. That last genre died out a bit but I really hate it if people get naked in horror movies for no real reason.. other than “their clothes got torn off”  or this magic ritual requires a naked girl.  Usually the cannibals attack with spears.. .jeesz.. what could you be meaning by that and it often leads into body horror. .. I don’t mind a split head or a severed arm but taking a woman apart in such a way so you emphasis her lady parts I find stupid and annoying and has nothing to do with either horror or erotica in my eyes.

My least favourite Horror movie is Guillermo Del Toro’s Don’t be Afraid of the Dark. Katie Holmes plays dreadfully in this movie and the idea of killer pixies living in the fireplace is kinda dumb. Why do they live there.. because clearly they can get out at times.  Why do they do what they do? Because they want to collect children’s teeth?! The conclusion is even more dumb and while the idea of Killer pixies kinda sounds badass it’s more like those blue guys in Harry Potter turned evil and grey.. than anything else. It drags on and on and the male lead being an unbeliever after seeing so many strange things is more than a little bit annoying! 

My least favourite Horror anime is a toss up between Attack on Titan and Death Note.  They both come up when I look for horror but I do think that Death Note qualifies more ..even though it is kind of a thriller. It isn’t a bad show but it has been completely overhyped for me. The moment we switch to that Heavy Metal opening and the moment Light joins L in that super cop base thing I was so done with this show. The hyper intelligent protagonist just isn’t my thing most of the time but it always felt like this story could only end in one way. It did and I did not care for the journey either.   I am not sure if it is horror but in naming this I am sure I left a few people in horror so we are good here! I don’t think it’s bad, I just don’t enjoy myself with it. With most bad horror I can still enjoy myself.

Do you have a favourite trick or treating memory?

Like I mentioned earlier we do not really have trick or treating because a few days later we had the celebration of Saint Maarten. A guy who cut off his big red expensive cloak and gave it to a beggar. In his honor we used to make a big bonfire..until those got forbidden and kids would walk across houses with little lanterns and sing a song in his name to get some mini candy bars. I tried to take part once.. but immediately my little lantern broke..which was quite common! I mean the light did not function!  I was more upset about my little lantern not having any light as I was worried about candy so I went over to ask my dad to fix it. He did manage to fix it but just as I was about to run away I tripped over a big rock and had a wounded knee! That got me a lot of pity chocolat from people at the bonfire who had some on them to hand to kids who were afraid to visit the nearby houses and I went home satisfied and with a working latern..but a busted leg!

The year after that my bullying started so no one wanted to go singing with me and since there were rumors of a few child abductors in town so I was not allowed to go by myself.  The teachers in school knew this so they came over that year and gave me a lantern and  a package of chocolats.  It was a super rainy day I remember because we would not even go to the bonfire.. even though it was a three minute walk away… so I was quite happy again.  I marched in my room with the lantern I got gifted and sang the song and then went to play Mega Man 2 while stuffing myself with candy!  My class-mates might not like me but the teachers did and those were more important right?! Those made me smarter! At least that was how I used to think!

What’s your favourite thing about Halloween? 

I love the weather around Halloween and the whole theme parking thing I normally do!  I love being chased by monsters but I love setting my friends up for scares even more. One year we would go to the most expensive and visually incredible halloween park in the Netherlands.  Walibi Flevo or Walibi “Holland” .. I hate that term! .. One of my male friends whom I shall refer to as Fit Phil, has ZERO tolerance for horror.  So he always made me go first in the haunted mansions thinking they would scare me .. as a pink feminine person is sure to provoke more reaction then this swoll dude that is a fair bit larger than me and has arms my legs could almost fit in.  He was right for the most part.. but I did not scare that much. I even walked into someone because I thought they would move out of my way! 

I threw some Green Mushrooms at him.. but that only seemed to make him angrier!

Anyway we came to the haunted house he feared most. The one with the movie villians. I wanted to hear him scream so bad.. so I came up with a plan. When  Michael Meyers showed up I pretend to be super scared as he jumped out behind me.. so I pretended to run ahead saying “oh don’t .. leave me alone”  and I dashed a few meters ahead.. now I could walk this house all alone.  Fit Phil bravely made his girlfriend walk in front of him.  So when I entered a room that clearly was based on scream and I saw a cabinet with a huge gap. I held up two fingers.. Second person behind me. I puffed myself up.. “Big guy”  and then I made a tiny heart and a shaking in fear motion.  The door stayed closed and I walked passed.. My friends were catching up. Girlfriend could walk safely. As I moved on ahead I heard him yelling in fear so loudly! That I had a huge smile on his face. I then told all the scare actors ahead that the big guy with the Dragon Ball T-shirt was the most scared and they all targetted him. Outside he wondered why normally they would prank his girlfriend or me..and he could coast of our scares instead!  Then leatherface came out of the house and pretended to saw me in half and then chased away Fit Phil.. how sweet he remembered! I love doing stuff like that on Halloween!

Scary costume or Silly costume? 

As long as it isn’t a slutty costume you are golden! Senpai said the best costumes are the ones that do both and I refer to the teddy bear/John Carpenter’s The Thing costume as proof that she is in fact correct about this.  I do not mind seeing classics so even a sheet with holes for eyes can be kinda cute.. but  those girls who dress up in a latex bathing suit with hooker leggings and some devil ears.. come one guys.. it’s okay to be sexy with Halloween but at least be a bit original. Do what you want but some of these costumes just scream “I am easy”.  To me a good costume makes ask.. who is that!.. So Team Rocket for the win!

What’s your favourite Halloween candy? 

We don’t really have any! Yet there were these jelly monsters I really liked when I was a kid! We had this tiny little candy store in our town and it was super cute. For about 25 cents of our old currency which would equate to about 5 cents right now I think.. I could buy a gummy bug or ghost and they were very tasty! I oftenly ate myself sick on them! They also had nice white chocolate ghosts on a stick!  I loved horror candy so much that for one birthday my mom and dad gave me what is in dutch called “Professor Horribelus, Snoeplab!”  It also was issued in America it seems as Dr Dreadful Food Lab! Here you could make your own Jelly Spiders and even some bubbling brain!  I really loved the taste of the brain! The jellies had some consistency issues and I had the un updated version.. which fixed some potential health or things not working so who knows it could have tasted better if I got the new batch after I hate the first one. It was a great way to make Halloween candies and I later used the molds still to make chocolates and other things for many years.. of course until my last shapes melted away in a freaky accident.  Check out the commercial!

Ghost decorations or skeleton decorations?

 Silly question!  One should never limit themselves!  I mostly use spider decorations in my house for halloween as they are the easiest to come by and our skeletons look kind of tacky at times but I love skeletons as well. I always have this old hot sauce bottle shaped like a skull that I get out as a candlestick older now.. Nowadays it is all dusty and patchy from the wax that went everywhere and I really like it, it gives it a very otherworldly quality.  I really like ghoty decorations too. My father used to have a printing store and the last year I had him print a photo of me as a window sticker!  But I had made the photo transparent and part of my face was replaced by a skull.. so to the unaware eye it seemed at first as if the window would show me in the back as a reflection but if you looked closer it was actually ghost me!… It did not really work out as well as I had hoped because no one really stares out my windows  and I don’t always wear the same outfit as I wore on the window sticker!…  But do spooks like you want! And go as crazy as you want! Even trash bags and dolls can be scary!

Tag Done! If you still want to participate you are welcome! All Coconuts are invited by default.. and those who want can participate.. for those who feel like their need to earn it comment Spookly Scary <Blank> send shivers down my spine in the comments and voila! You earned it! Speaking of earned! If you think I deserve some of your throw away cash.. do not hestitate to support me on Kofi! Mwuhahahaha! Comments will do though but if you become a coconut you are tagged for EVERYTHING! Including tommorow’s tag!

Pinkie Splices Series: Buffy’s Bizarre Adventures (Part 1)

A while ago Emma from  Fanfiction Anime World challenged us to create a hybrid of two shows! In her she spliced Owl House and Pokémon to form a new thing! This inspired me to create a new series on my blog! I created Breaking Bad x Shokugeki no Souma like I promised her.  While it did not get many likes I really loved doing it so it is time for a second instalment. Today I splice one of my childhood favourites Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a very well known anime. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures.  I had a lot to tell so this will actually be a two parter with this me only describing the story up until the early second act!

Bringing the Bizarre To Buffy

Where Blue Food was a sequel to Breaking Bad and functioned as an Isekai Story to keep it connected to Shokugeki, this one however will be an alternate telling of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer story. The story starts with the original episode Inca Mummy Girl taking place in 1997. Two years before the events of Part 4 of Jojo’s. It has been over 8 years since the destruction of Dio. Where a chain of events will completely alter the story. The Jojo anime decided to focus on stand user’s  rather than vampires after that. This show would focus on the Vampire elements and keeps Hamon front and center. Stands exist  but will play a much smaller role here. The show would be modelled more after Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency to keep elements of both Buffy and Jojo relevant.

The show would most likely be produced as an anime as it could be made in the current day. The orginal Buffy Cast can reprise their roles but as voice actors of course. Characters that cross over from the Jojo universe, which will be very few can have their English voice actors. So in actuality it would be more a cartoon produced in the same anime style like .. think Avatar the Last Airbender.. but with more vampires and Bizarre adventures. Because it has more mature themes it will not be released on Nickelodeon, instead since Buffy was owned by the WarnerBros company  I would assume this would launch on HBO Max. Yet I would happily accept any streaming platform producing this! 

The Cast

The main characters we will be dealing with will be as follows

Buffy Summers

Main character of the show, she is an active Vampire Slayer. After her death and subsequent revival unbeknownst to her a new slayer is about to be sent to Sunnydale, however this might not be the Slayer you expect to see in season two! Her character is more or less the same though she will be a bit more extravagant.

Willow Rosenberg

Buffy’s best friend, she is very much her geeky self and much like Willow in the second season she has began to experiment with magic here. Unlike the real like counterpart though the magic is a bit less subtle, we are dealing with an anime version here. So as time passes Willow will have a few more offensive moves and she is able to do magic a bit easier. In this universe chain of events Willow is also a bit more clearly gay, but she is trying to hide it, pretending she is very much into the lead singer of the band Dingo Ate My Baby.  Secretly she has a bit of a crush on Buffy though and she tries to “be normal”. Why this change?  Well we can always use some yuri elements and taking that element from Willow seems like a hornets nest I would not like to poke in. Season 2 actually already strongly hinted at it anyway. So we will just say it is an ongoing struggle for her here. Besides that there is an element in Jojo’s this really adheres to so it’s fine.

Xander Harris

There are no real changes to Xander here, he has a crush on Buffy which is unanswered, he desperately is looking for a girlfriend and at the beginning of our story he might get his wish..that will not end too well for him though. 

Daniel Osbourne


Leader Singer to Dingoes Ate my Baby and love interest for Willow Rosenberg. During the season he becomes a werewolf. However since we will mostly focus on what DOES change in this story rather than what stays the same you can consider this story  as if he IS a werewolf already. It would actually happen as it does in the original show. We will change his looks up quite a bit though..because anime needs their pretty boy and instead of a normal band .. Dingoes Ate my Baby is now a boys Idol group! (I found now drawn artwork of Oz)

Faith Lehane

Originally the third slayer in the line after Kendra being introduced in the third season, this time Faith is introduced a fair bit earlier. Faith is shown to really love the call to be the new Slayer and has a tendency to go hyper violent.  This time her watcher Wesley discovers she is a potential and decides to offer her some training earlier. A plan that will backfire rather fast.

Rupert Giles

Buffy’s Watcher and father figure, he does not really change that much from his series counterpart. He is a slightly more uptight as Wesley, Faith’s watcher will never arrive to take that role from him. The influence of his “Ripper” phase is also diminished due to events shifting around.

Mac Fleetwood

An Original Character , he is an employee of the Speedwagon Foundation and reaches out to the group when he notices some strange stuff happens. He is a scientist on vampire diversification and was contacted by the Initiative (Buffy Season 4)  whom he refused for a job at Speedwagons. He is insanely tall and can match Buffy in terms of physical strength

Led Zepelli 

Another Original character. She will be Buffy’s mentor in Hamon and is the descendant of Caesar Zepilli’s  surviving brother  and idolises her heroic ancestor. She is another employee of the Speedwagon Foundation and very childish… She loves pranking Giles with bubbles. She also has a flirty character.. in a very playful way. Flirting with boys the guys and the girls..more intended to tease them as to pursue actual romance.

There will be other characters but they will play a much tinier role! Spike, Drucilla and Angel all play a fairly important role in the first half.. but they are exactly their series counterparts.  Feel free to look them up but you have been introduced to the most important once if you are unfamiliar with them.

The Beginning


We begin our story at the episode Inca Mummy Girl, in the original show the group visits an Inca exhibit and hears the story of Ampata, the Inca Mummy girl that would end  up sucking the life from a student to come alive, then fall in love with Xander. but would give in her desire to live .. eventually leading to Buffy having to put her down as her original body is restored. Much of the same would still happen but this time among the Inca exhibit. This time things would change a bit. While Ampata needs life force in the Museum she chases Xander and Willow a bit! Both of them hide themselves in a storeroom where some relics are exposed. Both pick some up to chuck at the Mummy girl.. in a desperate attempt of self defence. Xander picks up an ancient stone mask. It was not displayed because it was actually  an aztec relic that got misidentified.  Buffy comes in and saves the day.  Telling Xander and Willow to flee. As they make their way home.. Xander realises he is still clutching on to the mask! He stole from the museum!

Xander with the mask he found!

He wants to bring it back the next day.. telling them they sound it and that it might have to do something with the guy that vanished earlier or something. (The Mummy girl ate a guy who broke her seal) However they tell him the mask is not Incan and it does not belong to the exposition, if he wishes to donate it he has to fill in some files and wait for them to verify it. 
It will most likely not be displayed as they do not have any other aztec relics. This is when Xander decides to keep the mask. It looks pretty cool and if they say it’s not theirs.. he has a cool memory of Ampata whom he truly did care for.. but she could not live without killing and she was too willing to kill. 

Ampata the Incan Mummy Girl.. whom Xander sometimes fondly remembers

Meanwhile somewhere else in the world Kendra Young is preparing to travel to Sunnydale! She has been summoned as the new Slayer.  Suddenly she hears a glass shatter and some flames burst across her hallway. What is happening here?! She dashes through the flames to open the door but notices it is blocked. Someone is trying to kill her!  Breaking the window would cause the fire to flare up so she has to escape through the backdoor. She picks a suitcase filled with some of her slayer stuff and makes her way to the backdoor. As soon as she exits it though she feels a sharp pain in her chest. She stares at a crossbow-bolt sticking out of her chest. Then her consciousness is claimed by the black void by death. From a nearby tree a pale looking Brunette rates her shot 5 by 5.

Kendra Dying.. only.. wrong wound this time..

Faith and the Mask

We skip ahead a bit in the timeline and Faith is sent to Sunnydale as the new Slayer. Her watcher Wesley is mentioned but never shows up. Until then most events of the original stay the same. After it we take a rapid turn for the worse. Faith is much more relentless in hunting down Spike and Drucilla, than Buffy is. This  results in Spike feeling more cornered and creating a much more deadly trap. This results in Willow and Oz nearly getting killed who went on a date together and Spike and Dru using them as bait.  Here Faith is expelled form the group for being so rash. Pretending to be hurt she does get Xander to warm up to her and invite her in. Saying that Wesley kicked her out of her place for her misbehaviour. She plans to kill Xander and pin it on Spike to create a like minded soul in Buffy, but then she sees a mask on his bedroom wall. She read what it did in Wesley’s book!  Where  normal vampirism takes your soul this mask turns you into a vampire soul and all, you stay yourself.
She sleeps with Xander and the next morning he wakes up Faith is gone and so is his mask.

It happend in the show and it will happen here!

Here we move into Jojo’s territory, Faith becomes a vampire using the mask in the same vein as Kars and Dio. Not persé for revenge on Buffy but Spike and Drucilla were strong enough to give her a hard time.. if she can become a Vampire with her soul she can kill them all! She was destined to this.. all vampires must die. This mask made her the ultimate weapon against it.  She takes a zero tolerance policy on vampirism and goes to confront Spike and Drucilla.
Buffy and the Scooby Squad Chase after Faith to prevent an all out war on the streets of Sunnydale.  This allows Spike and Drucilla to get away from the scuffle, but the group fights Mask Vampire Faith. In this fight Buffy gets badly beaten and just about Faith is about to kill her having no response. Angel saves her. Him also not being a match for Faith he is then killed in front of Buffy’s eyes.  Faith thinking she is justified because he is a vampire decides not to kill Buffy but just beats her up badly! She is the new slayer, the ultimate slayer, one who still has her soul yet can wield the power of both Slayer and Vampire.. Buffy is old news.
The beating puts Buffy in an eight week coma much like Faith was when Buffy beat her in the original.

I wished this happend in the actual series!

After Buffy wakes up she finds the world has considerably  changed. Spike and Drucilla fled the town and ever since Faith has been some sort of terror slayer. Killing every supernatural entity she could get her hands on bad OR good.  This is how Oz is introduced to the Scooby Squad.. he was one of the very few they managed to save.  There is no real romance with Willow however, who was too worried about Buffy whom she had a crush on. Tough sometimes Willow pretends to like him if she looked at a girl or spoke to “fondly of Buffy” Being introduced to Faith before she went completely bad amplified Willow’s feeling towards women a bit.

Buffy might be restored now but with Angel dead she is very broken.  Giles does research into what happened to Faith and discovers that both her Watcher Wesely as the former slayer Kendra were slain by a crossbow which here everyone knows is Faiths favourite weapon.  In an attempt to excel at his job Wesley told Faith some traumatic events in her past were related to vampires, this way he could raise a perfect Slayer and be complimented for his work. He knew Kendra was not ready so he felt like it was his time to step in.. once Faith realised he would hold her back from her mission though she killed him off. 

She also looted his corpse and apartment for any books and weapons she might have use for

Hamon Training

Buffy stood no chance against the new Faith  and the council of watchers has basically avowed entire Sunnydale now in an attempt to keep their noses clean. They do believe Faith will clean out all supernatural entities in the region and then they will send up a clean up crew to deal with her. Until then all “good” paranormal creatures are seen as acceptable losses. Buffy and Giles sever their ties with the council and search more info of the mysterious mask when they are suddenly contacted by a group called the Speedwagon Foundation, saying they will send help and stay put until then. Feeling the scars of battle Buffy mostly abides, but killing her lover made her very determined to kill Faith.  So even though she knows she does not stand a chance now she will do everything in her power to annoy Faith and make her job harder.  Trying to save any innocent super naturals.   Willow intensifies her study in magic to help Buffy with her revenge.. feeling a bit of a call for it in her own blood..plus secretly hoping if she is more useful to Buffy she might like her more. 

Willow even mastered Kaoiken I see!

Xander and Oz are much more sidelined than in the original. Oz is often used to help as he has a van that helps them get around with more people, but they very much feel like rebels in their own town.  Faith takes over the night club The Bronze.. and even goes as far  as recruiting people for her own “Scooby Squad” which she simply calls the X-Force.  X standing for Extermination. People fighting for her die.. but she doesn’t care as long as it cleans up the vampires. Her trait of loving the hunt now has been completely exaggerated, much how Dio went from a narcissist to having a god complex.  Episodes will much more be focused on the rescue of innocent supernatural creatures for what would be the remainder of season two.

The group has to take down some X-Force members and the season finale would be a big witch burning. With characters like Amy and Willow being captured to be burned at the stakes.  Buffy and Faith face off once more and Buffy loses once again .. gets knocked out and she is sentenced to burn as well! She is a super natural being after all. They are just about to be set ablaze when suddenly  a Blonde girl attacks Faith.. very flamboyant looking she poses as Faith’s hand seems to explode in a form of light energy!  The girl shouts Hamon as she then douses the torches with some bubbles. There is a big scientist guy with her who casually lifts up and tosses up some members of the X-Force . They save Willow and Amy  as well as Buffy and alongside other survivors they take Buffy and the Scooby Squad outside of Sunnydale.  The girl introduces herself as Led Zeppili and the big guy is Mac Fleetwood. The Speedwagon foundation is here to help them train in the art of Hamon.. and fight this particular brand of Vampires. 

Willow always found Buffy hot! But this was ridiculous

With a timeskip we of training we move into season 3. Sunnydale is now ruled by the X-Force and Faith. Faith has made three guardians with her mask. Having misread the story of the Pillarman ..since Wesley’s Books are so stuffy.. she dubs them the New-Pillarman.. two of them are youth delinquents who got into the vampire hunt and the other was a serial murderer she freed from prison. She keeps him in check  by allowing him to murder any vampire he can.. but she has fitted him with a detonatable collar three college geeks made for her. 

We see Buffy has learned the basics of Hamon and Willow has furthered her knowledge of magic.  Even Amy and Oz have mastered their quirks a bit more. Amy mainly helps the Foundation with espionage and Oz becoming much more a fighter who can use some of his wolf aspects. Xander has been training with a few special weapons made by the foundation. Weapons infused with ripple energy.  Everyone did drop out of school because most of them are Super Naturals and instead have been studying with the Speedewagon foundation. Their parents were all evacuated out of Sunnydale with some excuse by other members of the Foundation. Just as Buffy and Led are about to have a spar Spike shows up.. telling that something very bad is about to happen. Very powerful demonic forces are opposing Faith.. vampires with abilities bestowed to them by demons. They are led by a mysterious man using the name “Olvikan” which is the name of an “Old One”

Season 3 Prelude!

And with that as we move into a new Buffy Season 3 We will leave off! In the next season we will see Buffy’s Hamon, see some famous Jojo characters.. and Vampires with demonic abilities! Who will survive?! Which Side will win?! Subscribe to the blog to find out.. in the second part!

Analyzing Anime: Suspension of Disbelief

Why do we like anime so much? Why do we need it over western media? We can find a drama  about a dying daughter both in anime as well as in Hollywood, we have Superman  where they have Goku. Genre wise except for maybe the fan service we don’t differ that much, yet if I had to choose never Western movies or shows or Never anime again I’d bow out the first one. Why can’t I consume local  stuff? I try to find my answer. To find that answer I must first understand what separates anime from Western Media for me in the first place. Where are they different?

Today I will address something I noticed when I was watching a Spider-man Cartoon passing on tv. Anime and Cartoons to me have a different line on how far they can push me before they break the suspension of disbelief. For some reason I can take a lot more weird stuff from anime than I could in cartoons?! I am not sure if I am the only one but this to me is a thing.
Let’s take a look at Spider-man for example. Spider-man is written very differently compared to most anime characters. While either side is heroic in a weird way at least to me western heroes and villains are described by their flaws. Spider-man  might not be the greatest examples.. but we know him as Peter Parker the somewhat geeky school kid that loves Mary Jane Watson (or Gwen Stacy). Batman..well that is Bruce Wayne.. he has no actual super powers he is just really smart. Superman is Clark Kent, he can fly and shoot lasers out of their eyes and fly but they are also weak to kryptonite.  He loves Lois Lane and when we root for Superman to be alright and be well we hope he finds his romance with his partner.

Now let’s compare our superhero shows with anime. Put them up against Luffy, Naruto and Goku.  What do all of these have in common?! They have no Alter Ego. Luffy doesn’t suddenly become Hank Mugiwara .. a dusty old liberian bloke, nor does he become “Rubberman” No the human and the super part are interconnected. Why does this matter? Well because we are less confronted with their limitations, we do not see them as human’s persé but more as the heroes. Which means I can take a lot more from those weirdo’s as those humans.  Good Example, the choice Spider-man has to make in the Sam Rami movie when facing the Goblin.. save the cable car or save Mary Jane. He saves both. That feels cheap, the villian would know how fast he is .. he faced him before. Make Spidey at least a bit flawed he is not a god.Yet would it be Naruto of Luffy or Goku to save all of them by some shenanigans I’d be fine with it. First of all there is not as much a dilemma for them because they are less human that whole appeal of torn between two worlds is not a thing, secondly breaking limits is much more a part of that media, rather then where Western Heroes are more focused of achieving within your limits. So anime would make me frown less in confusion.

Of course this does not only take place in Shonen shows this takes place in just about every genre. Let’s make a bold move and compare romantic super natural shows,  such as The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Medium and even less supernatural stuff like Grey’s Anatomy with the more outrageous Japanese romance genre of Harem shows.. just to make a point. When Elena Gilbert has to doubt between picking Stefan or Damon you could add Katherine in the mix to complicated things and Caroline to basically give Stefan his Harem but because it is western media your limitations are within being human.If you dehumanise them and make them want to partner up for very vampirish reasons or own fictional ones, the romance doesn’t work. What the hell are they doing we would ask.  Buffy’s romance are Angel Riley and Spike with Xander trying to fit in. While two are vampires, one a super soldier and one a loveable goofball in the end you can not make them to different. Everyone has to  have the same goals of planning to settle down, treat Buffy right, give her some peace. No one will join that romantic pursuit because they just think the other is cute, or heck for a misunderstanding.  If Sookie Stackhouse suddenly would be in a prearranged marriage with a demon would all think the writers have gone insane. Still.. vampire shoes are kinda like our variants of Harem aren’t they?!

Now.. let’s turn Buffy into an anime. Let’s place Angel, Riley Spike and Xander all in the same timeline. Riley instead of a plain super soldier is this ridiculous pretty boy who believes Buffy is the perfect woman and that their genetic offspring would be the most beautiful thing of all, thinking it’s his duty to create this beauty he pursues miss Summers. Spike doesn’t just fall hopelessly in love with her no instead he initially  does fall in love with her like in the orginal but this time when he asks for a soul he accidentally gets that of Buffies former boyfriend who died during the vampire attack in LA. Angel just wants to use her to lose a ancient gypsy that turns him into a woman during daytime, which he can break during a moment of pure happiness, so he just wants to bed her, but he actually begins to fall in love with her. Xander still stands no chance.. some things never change. Now as an anime I’d immediately see this working.. yet as a cartoon or life action show it would not.. why? Because they are anime characters.. they are on some other sort of level with other laws.. we can accept so much more from them.

Never felt I like this .. broke my suspense of disbelief.. somehow

Now let’s delve into the territory of drama and turn Breaking Bad in both a cartoon and into an anime. Both have a much higher suspense of disbelief and just can push the reality out of the window.. for this experiment I would like to see where the suspense breaks for me when slowly adapting this to other forms of media. For this example I will use the Fly in the Lab episode , as it is pretty self contained. Both in Cartoons and anime you can turn the fly into something more menacing. In both cases it could lead to an experiment blowing in Walter’s face chatring it black or resulting in some comical effect. In both cases we can turn the fly into something more menacing.. like a spy droid for Gus.. he controls to mess with Walter to get his batch to fail to make sure he will die or something. However where cartoons can not change Walt and Jesse while anime can.  We can see Jesse put on a jetpack in a cartoon and chase the fly away.. him spying the fly with a magic eye  seems weird.  Walt can invent a device to swat it.. yet he should not be able to change too much himself . Him creating a type of meth that gives him super powers seem out of cartoons range.

In anime though you can push a lot further. Jesse saying ‘Yeah Byakugan Bitch’ before his eye turn all white and veiny I can actually imagine. Anime Walt throwing a  disc shaped object or attack with pinpoint accuracy at the fly could remind you off the Pizza power he displayed earlier so he just kept that in the back for his enemies. Holding back is a pacing thing that is much more common in anime as in western media. Testing out your opponent rarely happens in Western comics. In manga and anime it is a constant. Western Narrative is a lot more straightforward, what you see is what you get. Superman and Batman rarely train, nor does Spiderman.. on very rare occasions they get new tech but over all western media characters deal with what they have. In basically any anime you can add on old lady that kills a fly by throwing a chopstick. Even in the more serious ones or dramatic ones, Bloom Into You for example. If Yu was bothered by a fly while pondering what she should do I could totally see her kill it with some super human action. Like tossing a chopstick or a pocky with sniper accuracy. I’d not notice anything to off.. in a way anime caters more to how they are different.. we can relate to THEM rather than that they should relate to us.  They don’t have to be relatable we will find something relatable about them.

This section title asks a very good question?! Why would I think a show is better if it is less relatable.. or further away from us?  The answer is, it doesn’t feel wrong as often. For a Western show to be good, it has to colour strictly within the lines. We know that it is right because we can it is coloured in between the lines.. or in reality we can sense it. We can sense if Tony Stark or Bilbo Baggins are being stretched too thin. Give Bilbo a Power to turn green instead of invisible and I would ask.. what were they thinking. Let Kazuma from  Konosuba wake up green and I would go like… who cursed him now?! The difference.. with Konosuba I am still thinking within the show I am not taken out of the plot yet with LOTR I am thinking of writing. Another good example is that very first episode of Star Trek the Next Generation. Encounter at Farpoint , an interdimensional being plagues the ship. With trials, time travel shenanigans and weird space jellyfish.  I felt very conflicted about this setting.. how do they balance this out? Yet would it have been an anime i would have consumed it without a single question. Exact same scenario. Where I watched the Star Trek episode as an observer through a screen, I would have watched the anime in world.

I would not go as far to call anime the more immersive experience, but once anime has you sucked in.. it can stumble a lot more before it spits you back out. The medium has less limits and as such we believe the worlds despite some really odd choices.  It can hide mistakes. Not everything we see in anime happens as we see it. Take a magical girl transformation.. I do not know how it would like seeing it as a spectator but I know the world does not fade away. When Menacing appears in front of Jojo characters I know they are not really there but I know what they mean. Now imagine Dr Octopus talking to spider-man but to indicate he is lying we see red flags appearing all around him or danger sounds.. it would feel jarring.


Anime has more options at its disposal to convey a message be it through exaggeration, parallel imagery or even side jokes. It all keeps us in that world while with Batman we ask.. would he really be able to lift that.. in Comic 73 page 12 panel 5 he was unable to lift an item that would weigh about as much. In anime.. not so much.. we can nitpick sure.. but all in all we can accept a whole lot more which makes it much more pleasant to watch, nothing seems fake because trough 90% of the medium, anything can happen.

Apologies for the bad quality.. but this. gif served my point way to well not to use!.