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    Posted: May 19 2010 at 1:27am

As I was watching the new Eclipse trailer, out of sheer boredom and a hint of curiosity, I found myself wondering why in the world two super-powered boys would fight it out over a girl clad in American useless, shoddy crap who’s a hell of a downer.

How is there an entire film series devoted to one girl’s delusional obsessions of a fairy tale ending with a born-again killer? Sparkely vampires want to kill you, strapping werewolf shape-shifters want to keep you safe.

Do these Edward fans have a death wish and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 


A long time ago, otherwise known as the 90’s, there was a series called Buffy the Vampire Slayer where a feisty girl from the southland slayed Urban Outfitted demons. This legendary show paved the way for multi-tasking girls who cheer by day, slay by night, and every once in a while hook-up with a tormented blood sucker.


Ironically, a woman writer crafted Bella to be a weak, whiney girl while a man, Joss Whedon, created Buffy to be a strong, focused woman not to be messed with. So as the Eclipse trailer faded, I wondered, what if Buffy took the place of Bella?

At the beginning of the film New Moon, Bella is dumped by Edward and barely says a word. Let’s start there. At the very least, Buffy would question why Edward was leaving and point out he has a bird‘s nest in his hair.

After some heated discussion and a bit of PG-13 worthy between the sheets action, she says adios. Instead of sitting in the same Lazy-boy recliner for seasons on end, drained like a bottle of Jack on a Saturday night, Buffy Swan goes to school, hangs with friends, works-out, and trolls the happening streets of Forks for deadly vampires preying on young girls and boat owners.

When confronted by a Bob Marley lovin’ vamp she pulls out her stake and fights for her life beside her hunky and hairy BFF. Granted her stake wouldn’t do too much good, but knowing her, she’d have Willow whip up a potion that would do the trick.

The discovery that Jacob has a wolf demon of sorts inside of him causes some major conflicts for the demon-killing Buffy Swan. She begrudgingly lets him live under the reasoning that the enemy of my enemy is my friend and heavy distraction by his bronzed, ripped hotness . The next night, Buffy and her new sidekick Jacob dispatch vampy Victoria during her routine patrol.

No slouch in the homework department, Giles provides her with research that the snobby Volturi vamps still exist and have been feeding off innocent, oblivious humans for centuries. Incensed and blinded to anything but the mission of saving the world, Buffy gathers her troops, including the wolf pack, and heads to the Volturi’s secret Vatican headquarters.

While focusing on a detailed briefing by Giles on her Virgin Atlantic flight, Buffy misses the drunk dial from Edward. Unemployed and friendless, the mentally unbalanced Edward decides it’s a perfect time for a roman holiday and books a flight. As Buffy was already well on her way there, she arrives with minutes to spare.

On colliding coincidentally with Edward, Buffy throws a shirt on him and loudly says (so onlookers can hear) that the Gay Pride parade isn’t until next week. The bystanders merely glance and go back to munching on their biscotti. Edward tries to persuade her not to go through with it, but Buffy, with an eye of the tiger, goes ahead undeterred.

She and her team veer the humans from their direct line into the Volturi’s den of death. Disguised as hapless tourists, the Scooby Squad meander in and fake a photo-op. As the vampires descend, they unleash their blow torches, wolf forms, magic dust, grenades, and crossbows and an epic battle ensues.

After minutes of edge-of-your-seat, 300-esque action, Buffy and her Scooby Squad exit as victors. Sure, there might be one or two werewolves dead, but they were demons anyways (according to Buffy). All in all the world would be saved and human tourists would live to stand in another hours-long line to catch a glimpse of Mona Lisa’s smile.

Outside the Vatican, Buffy finds a hidden Edward lurking in the shadows and they share a heated kiss. Buffy then breaks it off with Edward, realizing their relationship would never work. Buffy travels back to foggy Forks in first class style a little misty-eyed, but hell bent on ridding the world of evil.

Unlike the faux-feminist, weepy Bella Swan, Buffy Summers is truly an independent, career-minded woman who has a well-rounded life. Just because one part of Buffy’s life falls apart, doesn’t mean it’s the end of her world.

I recommend the mini-van driving moms lusting over Edward rent a few DVDs of Buffy for their suicidal teenage daughters if only to save money on Ambien and guarantee a high school diploma. Although, a truly devoted teenage girl would probably skip college altogether in favor of spending their days in a lazy-boy dreaming of lush meadows.

Hmmm, college sure is expensive these days… maybe Stephenie Meyer is just a recessionista at heart.

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I saw Twilight the movie first before I got to read the book. I was curious as to why people are going crazy over the movie, so I tried to watch it. It wasn't that great -- I got bored watching the movie. I also got bored reading the book, but it was actually better than the movie. I didn't like the movie sequels either, except for the hot "wolf" guy. 

I have a friend who is such a big fan that she buys anything that has Edward (or other Twilight characters) on it. 

I never liked Edward and Bella, but I did like Rob Pattinson as Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movie, though. 
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I loved Buffy and your idea seems nice. Bella seems.... stupid. I dunno. I am afraid some twilight fan might curse me or something, but that's what I think!!!! :)
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I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was popular even before these Vampire craze on TV and movies were a hit. Buffy is awesome, she fell in love with a vampire just like Bella, but Buffy wasn't weak and stupid like Bella. Because Buffy is still popular, they are releasing season 9 of Buffy comics this year.   
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Originally posted by sharonlin

I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was popular even before these Vampire craze on TV and movies were a hit. Buffy is awesome, she fell in love with a vampire just like Bella, but Buffy wasn't weak and stupid like Bella. Because Buffy is still popular, they are releasing season 9 of Buffy comics this year.   


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I have never understood why people take the viewpoint of Bella being weak. That is not how I interrupt these stories at all. I think she may be guilty of being a bit young, but not weak, except for of course on the physical side because unlike Buffy she is just human and not aided by super powers. She stands up to many of the enemies and fights for what she believes in. I think the whole point is that she grows and matures as the stories continue. By the end she is pretty fierce.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Vheid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2011 at 1:50pm
Buddy, To be fair, Bella does suffer from a total lack of ambition. The fact that she marries young and seems to drop out of high school for this (she doesn't even go to college), Doesn't really make her the best role model... I mean she doesn't have to have super powers, to achieve more from life than a teen marriage....
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Vheid. She does finish High School and only does not go to college because she will be a new vampire and incapable of being in a lot of human company. She could always go later in life many, many, many times if she wants. She was the reluctant one on the marriage thing too. It was not like she just wanted to get married and leave school. I do not know how people can think that. I think the whole point of the story is that she has always been an outsider and when she finally finds her place in the World she becomes stronger and more confident and really fights for what she wants and believes in. I do not see anything wrong with that being worthy of role model status. That is the way I look at it anyway.
I am pretty sure Buffy did not last very long at college either.
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Buddy, Interesting thought, but I wonder if one really needs a relationship or needs to get married to "finds your place in the world" or "to become stronger and more confident"...

Never really watched Buffy, so I can't say anything about it....
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Vheid. She does not need to get married. That was what the whole speech at the end of Eclipse was all about. That she feels right in the supernatural World like it is her World and she fits in, she feels stronger and more herself than she ever has in the normal World. She gets married because she chooses to (and that is her prerogative), not because she has to. Loving him, to her, was just a bonus. It was more about her finding her own feet and choosing the right place for her to be. She is a lot stronger than people give her credit for and she definitely takes it up a few notches in the coming installments. I also think that her finding her own feet in the World and choosing what works best for her even though it is not the norm is a good and strong message to convey. 

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I know Miguel likes to bitch and moan and complain about a certain "supernatural/romance" movie series (and how it's bringing about the end of the world as we know it) but credit must be given to "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" for the whole current vampire craze. That TV series had love triangles with vampires and shirtless men (and many another reason Miguel hates that supernatural/romance series) a decade before "Vampire Diaries," "True Blood," "Being Human" or any other movie or TV series dealing with vampires in the past decade. Without "B:TVS" laying the groundwork, there would be no ... certain supernatural/romance movie series.
The Four Horsemen of the Moviepocalypse: uncalled for sequels/remakes/reboots, 3-D surcharges, untalented "celebrities", and anything with Michael Bay's name attached to it.
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Buddy, I will leave it at that... You apparently have a clear reasoning for calling Bella strong... and even though I slightly disagree, I am going to respect your thoughts on the subject and bow out of this discussion... (mainly because I lack the English linguistic skills to properly express my thoughts on the subject)...  
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