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14 February 2004 @ 10:02 pm
Buffy Season Six & other recent acquisitions  
In case you don't know, Emily and I have been collecting Buffy The Vampire Slayer on DVD for some time now, and have been watching the show, in order, without ever really seeing much of it on tv. Until now season 3 had been my favourite, but we recently started on season 6 and I'm starting to change my mind...

Finally, after looking forward to seeing it for some time, we recently watched the musical episode Once More With Feeling.




Made a few purchases today:

The White Stripes - Elephant (Rock is back...)
Jet - Get Born (...big time)

I must say the Jet album dwells in an interesting space between homage, pastiche and plagiarism, but boy, does it rock!

I also bought the core rulebook for Mage: The Ascension.
I am captivated by the concepts within, and would be really keen to play.
Who wants to run a game?
*nudges peachofpain*

Oh, and Happy Valentines DayTM
Current Mood: hothot
rusty_dkrusty_dk on February 14th, 2004 04:00 am (UTC)
The White Stripes - Elephant is seriously THE best CD I have ever bought...I'm glad I did...old school is always the best
ph0sphene on February 14th, 2004 05:40 am (UTC)
Mage? Come play with me. http://www.white-wolf.com Then goto Interactive>Java RPG Chats>Unmoderated RPG Chats and make a character. My name on there is Ferrett. There's a LOT of Mage players.
Gregpeachofpain on February 14th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
rofl @ unmod

WW java chats aren't the best
Jacobyak_boy on February 14th, 2004 06:13 pm (UTC)
Particularly given that I have never played the game in RL, I don't think that would be my best introduction...
captured heartfairel on February 14th, 2004 07:30 am (UTC)
I too have become a very big buffy fan. I have been trying to watch it straight through by borrowing seasons from our library. I still have not seen the musical episode though, what season is it??
Jacobyak_boy on February 14th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
Season Six.

What season are you up to?
captured heartfairel on February 14th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC)
we just finished season 4, but I believe either season 5 or 6 is currently on tv.
Jacobyak_boy on February 14th, 2004 08:59 pm (UTC)
Maybe in repeats.
The show is finished, the final season over.
captured heartfairel on February 15th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
definetly repeats, I mean I've seen the last episode.
Steph_megalomania_ on February 14th, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
*sigh* Once More With Feeling is incredible. There's a soundtrack available on cd too if you enjoy the songs (and really, how can you not?).

The White Stripes - Elephant (Rock is back...)

I just got that cd yesterday (off indie_hippy). Haven't had a chance to play it yet though, but I've heard many good things...
Jacobyak_boy on February 14th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
I had a listen to the soundtrack CD yesterday at Borders, and I'm thinking it may be worth getting, if only for the extra lyrics on the "Parking Ticket" song.
Robet Éivaayvah on February 14th, 2004 04:26 pm (UTC)
What's Mage? When you mentioned it, I first thought you meant the card game Magic.

I was okay with the first few seasons of Buffy, but then it changed timeslots and when I realised it was on again, several seasons had passed and the new episodes were just too weird for me.
Jacobyak_boy on February 14th, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
Mage is a roleplaying game published by White Wolf, from their World of Darkness series.

Other books in the series are Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Changeling: The Dreaming, Demon: The Fallen, Mummy: The Resurrection and Hunter: The Reckoning.

These games involve roleplaying as a Mage, Vampire, Werewolf, Fairy, Demon, Mummy and a hunter of these supernatural beasties, respectively.

Theoretically all of these games are interchangeable because they all share the same setting (World of Darkness), which is a sort of gothic-punk near-future, and you can run into vampires as a mage, fall foul of hunters as a werewolf etcetera, but I've heard that a lot of the games don't mesh very well (different PC power levels being the obvious problem.)

Anyway, does that answer your question?
(And no, it has nothing to do with Magic: The Gathering)

As for Buffy, I saw very few episodes on tv, but what I saw I liked, so am now systematically catching up on DVD. Although unfortunately after watching season six I'll be twiddling my thumbs for a while, as season seven isn't out yet.

On the other hand I haven't seen any of Angel, so I guess I'll have to get started on that soon.
Robet Éivaayvah on February 15th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I played a game called Hunter: The Reckoning on X-box. I'm betting that the X-box game is inferior, though.
Jacobyak_boy on February 17th, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
I believe that is an officially licensed product, based on the roleplaying game.

But how good or bad a roleplaying game is depends on who you're playing with - and besides, comparing table-top roleplaying with computer game "roleplaying" is like comparing apples and purple squidgy things from another dimension.
Robet Éivaayvah on February 17th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)

I've never participated in a table-top roleplay, so I wouldn't know (it just seems to be one of those time-devourers).
Jacobyak_boy on February 21st, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC)

More like time-blackholes.

But only if you're the GM.
Otherwise how much time it takes up depends on you.

I used to play in a game once a week that started off as 7pm-12am and ended up regularly being 12pm-3am.

Some people play in sessions that only happen once a month.

It's up to the group.
Gregpeachofpain on February 14th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
okay, i'll see what I can do about getting a mage game up and running once uni is back up and i've figured out when I have time free to run it
Jacobyak_boy on February 14th, 2004 06:14 pm (UTC)
That would be very cool.