SYC: Out For a Walk…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 5.5
“No Place Like Home”
October 21, 2000

Are you Team Angel, or Team Spike? (Or, yawn… Team Riley?)

I am in the Team Spike camp, with a few reservations. He has no time, skill, or patience for the romance, although the boy tries – I crack up every time he practices with the Buffy mannequin. That poor box of chocolates. He is not a vampire of hearts and roses and Sarah McLaughlin tunes – although he was heading down that road as a human – what a sap, was dear William.

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As a vampire, though, Spike knows no moderation, no self control. In this episode, as he begins to struggle with his attraction to Buffy, he starts to stalk her and sets up a shrine to her… ok, spooky and would be a crime in any other ‘Verse.  I have to admit though, there’s something appealing about the hard court press – and obviously, he has the moves, learned over centuries of shagging, to back up the attitude. And, for reals… those abs….

Oh – and that accent.

 

Compared to Angel, who really doesn’t change much throughout the entire TV canon, Spike goes through some serious personal growth over the course of his time in Sunnydale and LA. This makes him way more interesting to watch – he fails again and again and again to do the right thing, but when the going gets really clinchy, he steps up. So I am willing to forgive and forget, sorta. My feminist side wants to punch him in the jubblies most of the time.

Instead, we offer a club skein that screams Spikey style.

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This colorway is gorgeous – I don’t think the picture quite does it justice.

Out. For. A. Walk…. Bitch.” is 80/10/10 Merino / Cashmere / Nylon – 400 yards of black leather, a hint of platinum blond-white, and forest green – a manly colorway, certainly. Work up something nice for the hot blondie bear in your life!

 

Favorite Quotes

Buffy: What are you doing here? Five words or less.
Spike:
Out. For. A. Walk… Bitch.

Spike: Oh, yeah, okay. Let me guess — you won’t kill me? Ooh! The whole crowd-pleasing threats and swagger routine. Outstandingly original. You know, I’m just passing through. Satisfied? You know, I really hope so, because God knows you need some satisfaction in life besides shagging Captain Cardboard! And I never really liked you anyway. And you have stupid hair!

 

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“Who U Gonna Call?”Second Calling Club(Angel Season 2) Now Open!

angel-season-2I betcha you thought we ventured to  Pylea to do the dance of joy, didn’t ya?  Nope, still here and guess what?  It’s almost that time again!  Time for the next season of the Sunnydale Yarn Club.

However, for those of you who HAVE been living in Pylea for the last 4 years…

Is this your first time at Dizzy Color’s Sunnydale:  A Buffy/Angel production?  Well, welcome to the Hellmouth.  Where the days are hot, and the vampires are hotter!

Dizzy Blonde Studios and Mad Color Fiber Arts have teamed up to bring you Dizzy Color:  Sunnydale, a yarn club inspired by Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayerand Angel.  Each “Patrol” or “Calling” will be 4 months long, with a 2-month hiatus between each patrol.

The yarn will be approx. 4 oz/110g. of glorious Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock yarn, and dyed to perfection by either Dizzy Blonde Studios or Mad Color Fiber Arts.  However, we are not above surprising you with a different yarn base from time to time.  Just ask those Scoobies who were a part of Patrol 3 and Patrol 4!

And to make things even MORE interesting, we’ll be be bringing back the stitch markers, but with a groovy new twist!  (and they’ll go nicely with the “little something extra” from Patrol 5.)  And as always, there will be an original pattern an original, designed exclusively for this Patrol by a very talented budding designer.

All this for a mere $134.00, domestic, $144.00 Canadian, and $148.00 for all other international*.  This includes shipping for all 4 installments.  What a deal!

To make thing a little interesting, Season 7 aka “Second Calling” will be inspired by the second season of Angel and will feature colorways and a pattern based on aspects of that season.  From which features of the second season of Angel will we be drawing inspiration this time around?  Will your favorite be among them?  Who knows!

So just a quick note on how sign-ups are going to work.  As with Patrol 5, there will not be any pre-registration. When memberships open up, hopefully on or around November 13, we’ll put Paypal buttons both in a separate post as well as in the sidebar where the countdown is currently located. Sign-ups are now OPEN in the sidebar! Just click on the relevant button to reserve your spot.  Make sure you have your current address entered into Paypal and include your Ravelry ID in the “notes” section so we can more easily match you up.

32 member are our target number, however, that’s not a hard number, and we’ve been known to take all comers. Additionally, if you really REALLY want to get in on Second Calling, but can’t swing the full amount up front, please PM me. I’ve been known to be a bit accommodating in the past.

First shipment will go out in December, with the last shipment going out in March and the pattern download going out by the middle of April.

Membership sign-ups close on November 30, 2016, so don’t delay.  Join today!

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SYC: It may SEEM like insanity, but it’s SNOT

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 5.9
“Listening to Fear”
First Aired November 28, 2000

 

This episode was really unsettling. This is the only time a bad guy hits Sunnydale from outerspace – what can Buffy possibly do to combat this hot mess?

And she has her own problems. Can I just say, right up front to get it out of the way, that cancer sucks? It sucketh royally. Can’t imagine the decision making process used to allow Joyce to bow out this way, but overall, the plot line SUCKS. There. Done.

What else is Buffy dealing with. Let’s see… a pseudo-sister who isn’t getting any less annoying, a boyfriend with an inferiority complex, a not-Angel-vampire who wants to jump her bones, and oh, yeah, a god who wants to go home and doesn’t give a rat’s ass who she obliterates to do it.

 

 

Glory is a whack-job of the highest order, but at least she has Ben to summon the cleanup on Aisle 3, wherever she spreads her special brand of chaos. These Queller demons seem to be the underachievers of the universe. They obviously didn’t pay attention in class, and didn’t do homework like all the other good little space creatures, so they are delegated to serve as the wad-of-keys-carrying custodians. Instead of brooms and sawdust, they use their own special kind of all purpose mucous cleaner to take out the trash – which as we discover, are all the poor souls who have been brain-sucked by Glory.

This one made a huge mistake when it thought Joyce was a candidate for the Goo-Be-Gone treatment (SORRY, sometimes I can’t HELP it…) and is fairly quickly dispatched by Buffy, with Spike’s help. But before it is 86’d, though, it leaves a stinky trail of carcasses from the crater to Joyce’s bedroom.

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There’s no non-yucky segue to a description of the colorway for this episode. “Killer Snot Monster from Outer Space” is 80/10/10 Merino / Cashmere / Nylon – 365 m. of gorgeous browns, and golds, and an olive-y green, cuz, well, boogers. I’m thinking it would make some great socks for a guy, or a great cowl for us Autumn girls.

But please, please, don’t use it to make a hankie. That would be too obvious!

 

Favorite Quotes

Xander: I still don’t get why we had to come here to get info about a killer snot monster.
Giles: Because it’s a Killer Snot Monster from Outer Space. (pause) I did not say that.

Dawn: There’s a girl at school told me that gelatin is made from ground-up cow’s feet, and that if you eat Jell-O, there’s some cow out there limping with no feet. But, I told her I’m sure they kill ’em before they take off their feet. Right?
Buffy (to Joyce)You’re the one who insisted on teaching her to talk.

 

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SYC: The Dawn of a New Season

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 5.2
“The Real Me”
First Aired October 3, 2000

(Some spoilers – but who hasn’t watched all of Buffy by now, really?!?)

It wasn’t the moon landing, or the day Reagan was shot, or the day the Patriots blew the Super Bowl after a perfect season, but I remember vividly the first time I watched the Buffy vs. Dracula episode. This first installment of the fifth season was funny, well-written, and Drac was hella-sexxy, if a little pale. Thanks to Xander, Butt-Monkey became part of my vocabulary.

But that ending.

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Mom!

x2.

W-T-Effity-F?

Who the hell was this twerp, and what was she doing there? We learned slowly about Dawn’s origins, but right up front, we knew she was trouble. Which starts with T. Like Teenager. And Tantrum.

As the season progressed, my favorite expression of discontent became

GET OUT

GET OUT

GET OUT!

Man, if I had talked to my mother the way Dawn did, I would still be washing Lava soap out of my mouth. Not sure if you can tell, but she isn’t my favorite character in the WhedonVerse. She’s down at the bottom, actually, with Riley and Warren Mears. The scene where she spoon fed yogurt to an addled Tara makes me scream at the maudlin-icity. Drives me nuts when I know it’s coming – grind my teeth crazy.

But she has her finer moments (Riley did too, I’m not a total hater). And as she grew up, the tantrums and stupid moves became a serious drive to help and an amazing ability to read ancient languages like a boss. But damn – for most of Season Five, she drove me nuts.

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Speaking of like a boss, Mad Color brings us our first colorway for Season Five in a big Dawn-y way. The colors are immediately reminiscent of the sweater Dawn was wearing in The Real Me (5.2), where she first demonstrates that preternatural ability to annoy, whine, and confuse. We also get the first hint, thanks to Crazy Man #1 outside the Magic Box, that all things are not well in Sunnydale.

 

Again.

But do you love the name of this colorway? “I’m Telling Mom You Slayed in Front of Me!”

As the oldest of three sisters, man, I can RELATE.

 

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Favorite Quotes

Dawn: [about Tara] She and Willow are both witches. They do spells and stuff, which is so much cooler than slaying. I told mom one time I wish they’d teach me some of the things they do together. And-and then she got really quiet and made me go upstairs.

Dawn: [about Buffy] She still thinks I’m Little Miss Nobody, just her dumb little sister. Boy, is she in for a surprise.

 

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Patrol 5 is (a)Live!

Membership for Patrol 5 are now closed

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Patrol 5 – Back to the Hellmouth!

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Giles here on my way back to Sunnydale.  You should join me because it’s  almost that time again!  Time to see whether you are a chosen one, because Patrol 5 begins soon.

Some deets about the club:

Is this your first time at Dizzy Color’s Sunnydale:  A Buffy/Angel production?  Well, welcome to the Hellmouth.  Where the days are hot, and the vampires are hotter!

Dizzy Blonde Studios and Mad Color Fiber Arts have teamed up to bring you Dizzy Color:  Sunnydale, a yarn club inspired by Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel.  Each “Patrol” or “Calling” will be 4 months long, with a 2-month hiatus between each patrol.

The yarn will be approx. 4 oz/110g. of glorious Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock yarn, and dyed to perfection by either Dizzy Blonde Studios or Mad Color Fiber Arts.  However, we are not above surprising you with a different yarn base from time to time.  Just ask those Scoobies who were a part of Patrol 3 and Patrol 4!

And to make things even MORE interesting, we’ll be giving the traditional stitch markers a rest.  Instead, we’ll be doing something completely different.  Wanna know what it is?  If I told you , it would spoil the surprise!  Okay, fine.  I’ll give you a hint.  It will be pretty, it will be useful and it will be handmade by the Dizzy One.  And as always, there will be an original pattern an original, designed exclusively for this Patrol by a very talented budding designer.

All this for a mere $130.00, domestic, $140.00 Canadian, and $144.00 for all other international*.  This includes shipping for all 4 installments.  What a deal!

Patrol 5 is (you guessed it) inspired by Season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,  and will feature colorways and a pattern based on aspects of that season.  So, which aspects of Season 5 will we be featuring this time around? Will your favorite be among them?  Who knows!  If you haven’t done so already, join the Ravelry Group, be a Scoobie!

So just a quick note on how sign-ups are going to work.  As with Patrol 4 and First Calling, there will not be any pre-registration. When memberships open up, hopefully on or around May 8th, we’ll put Paypal buttons both in a separate post as well as in the sidebar where the countdown is currently located. Just click on the relevant button to reserve your spot.  Make sure you have your current mailing address entered into Paypal and include your Ravelry ID in the “notes” section so we can more easily match you up.

32 member are our target number, however, that’s not set in stone, and we’ve been known to take all comers in the past. Additionally, if you really REALLY want to get in on Patrol 5 but can’t swing the full amount up front, please PM me. I’ve been known to be a bit accommodating in the past.

ScoobiesFirst shipment will go out in June, with the last shipment going out in September and the pattern download going out by the middle of November.

Membership sign-ups close on May 28th, so don’t delay.  Join today!

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