Thursday, August 27, 2015

Why I Love Buffy

After all these years, I still do a Buffy-marathon whenever the mood strikes me, every twelve to eighteen months. This is a show that will never grow tired or old to me. No matter how many times I hear the jokes, I still laugh. The great writing (thanks to Joss Whedon) and the incredible cast of actors makes this a remarkable show that we'll still be talking about decades from now.

What do I love about Buffy?

1. The Characters: Of course, there is Buffy, a beautiful teen girl who hangs out at cemeteries, dates a vampire, and kills monsters. Her only complaint: I broke a nail. lol

Her friends include Xander (a well-meaning boy with a wild crush on the slayer), Willow (a sweet geek who later turns into a witch), Giles (her watcher is a stodgy Englishman with quite a few surprises, for example, he sings great). 

Then, there are the villains. Spike and Druscilla are my favorite vampires. They breeze into town now and again. Spike sticks around for the last few seasons after Angel leaves.

And what about Angel? The two hundred-year-old vampire Buffy has a thing for. Well, I really think Angel started the whole 'brooding vampire' thing, so blame him. But, he sure was sexy doing it.

2. Clever Writing: I'll never forget Pose-able Dawn. Dawn was paralyzed by a monster, and Anya had a great time posing her as if Dawn was her life-sized Barbie. It was awesome.

There were some incredible storylines like when Dracula visited and made Xander eat bugs. And I'll never forget how one night with Buffy turned Angel into Angelus, a more evil and far more interesting version of her vampire boyfriend. Oh, then there was the time Anya pulled another version of Willow from an alternate reality. It was a lot of fun to see Willow's wild side, and the real Willow's reaction to it.

My favorite episodes were the two groundbreaking ones. They did an entire episode without hardly saying a word. Then, they sang in one of them, did a little musical. Both were clever, and I loved them. 

3. Wordage: Lol. The show invented some interesting words that I use to this day like snackage. Joss Whedon seemed to believe you could put 'age' on the end of everything and make nouns into verbs. It was awesome.

4. Vampires in Love: As I've already said, Spike and Druscilla were my favorite villains. They returned time and again to mess with Buffy. When Angel turned into Angelus, he joined their side for a while. 

It was sweet to watch how Spike cared for Dru. He'd be in the middle of making plans to kill the slayer, and Dru would have an 'episode' which usually involved funny noises. Spike would drop everything to cater to her. Sometimes he danced her around the room. It was a beautiful love story... until she ran off with a nasty, mucus drizzling demon, and Spike got left behind.

5. Powerful Moments: For a while, Buffy and Angel gaze at each other with adoration, but they keep their hands (and lips) to themselves. Angel shows up at the prom and has a dance with Buffy. They hold each other close. When he backs away, the image of her cross is burned into his chest, reminding them and us that this potentially awesome love cannot go anywhere because Angel is a vampire.

This is one of the shows that I'll never forget and will still be watching years from now.

What about you? Do you like Buffy? What do you like the most about it?


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

My Writing Blog Has Moved

If you are interested in reading about writing (not about supernatural stuff), you can find my writing blog here:

Kasi Writes

I also have one at Wordpress under Writing with Kasi.


But, if you love Supernatural (not just the show, but supernatural type books, shows, movies, etc. then stick around.)
This pic has absolutely nothing to do with my writing blogs. Just thought I'd add a bit of eye candy. Any complaints?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Will Supernatural Kill Off All Our Favorites?

Okay, well, we all know that if a character dies on this show, they can come back at any time, but most of them don't. At least not very often. They've killed practically every single character I cared about and ripped my heart out numerous times. 



Who's left?

Let's take a tally. How many of my favorites are gone now?

See, there's Bobby, Kevin, Charlie, Jo, Ellen, Ruby, Death, Bella, Tessa, Jessica, John and Mary Winchester, Rufus, Benny (in Purgatory but technically dead), Samuel (okay, I didn't love him, but still), the three hunters that worked with him and Sam, and so many others that I can't even name them all.

Who haven't they killed... yet?

Um, let me see. There's... Garth.

Of course, he's a werewolf now so his days are probably numbered.

Who am I missing?

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Top Ten Supernatural Shows

What are my favorite supernatural shows?


1. Supernatural: This one should be obvious. 

Supernatural has to be my favorite show of all time. Why? Mainly because this show has everything including action, drama, humor, and lots of emotion. Like the Impala, it's a sweet ride. 

The characters are flawed, brave, sometimes noble, funny, and so co-dependent on each other. Sam and Dean have this love/hate thing going that is incredible to watch. 

Episodes range from comical to dark and tragic. I just can't get enough. If you haven't watched it yet, what are you waiting for?


2. Vampire Diaries: The books and the show are barely related. I loved the books; I love the show. Now that Elena has left I don't know that I'll watch it anymore, but I'll at least give it a chance.

The characters have an amazing chemistry, especially Damon and Elena. It's been amazing, watching them learn to live in this weird world that is so different from what they (the humans) thought it was, and it's also cool to watch the supernatural creatures trying to find love and survive at the same time.

3. Grimm: I didn't like this show at first. Some of the supernatural creatures are just too strange for me to take it seriously, but then they started to delve deeper into the Grimm mythology and how Nick deals with being the Grimm.

I have enjoyed watching the characters find out that Nick is the Grimm and that monsters exist. Can't wait for the next season.

4. The Walking Dead: I have trouble watching this show. It is SO amazing that it gives me nightmares. At first I thought, zombies, yeah right. But it is so well done, so real that I can't look at the screen half the time. I sit on the edge of my seat, wondering when the next attack will come.

Daryl is my fave, of course. If I was stuck in a zombie war, he'd be the guy I'd want standing next to me. 

5. Buffy: I think this was the first supernatural series I watched, the one that started it all. To me, the idea of a young pretty girl who fights monsters was impossible to pass up. 

The chemistry between characters is amazing. Anya, a former demon, is afraid of bunnies. Willow, the computer nerd, turns into a powerful witch by the end of the series. Xander can by annoying and judgmental, but he's always there when they need him. Then there are the vampires: Angel, Spike, Druscilla. So much fun. 

There was so much good in this show, but the forbidden love between Buffy and Angel was the stuff of legends.

6. Smallville: Most people might not add a show like Smallville to a post about supernatural TV programs, but Clark Kent was an alien, technically. 

My favorite things about the show include Clark's relationship with his parents, the way he felt like such a freak and couldn't tell anyone he cared about that he had superpowers, and his love for Lana Lang.

7. Heroes: Yes, another superhero show. I'm not sure about the reboot series that is about to hit the airwaves, but I did love the original. 

Loved that little Japanese dude and how he wanted to save the cheerleader. haha

Peter and Sylar were my favorite characters.

8. Teen Wolf: Okay, I just watched my very first episode of this, but I am liking it so far. In fact, I liked it so much that I went straight to Amazon and bought the first couple of seasons.

What's not to like about a boy trying to keep his head above water in high school and then gets powers to help him rise above the others? Always love a good story about an underdog that becomes the alpha male.

9. Angel: Although this show never really got its feet off the ground, I will mention it because it was a spin-off of Buffy. I especially loved it when Spike (who was supposed to have been killed on Buffy) popped up on the show in the last season.

10. Once Upon a Time: I'll be writing a book based on fairy tale characters soon, so this is a good show for me to watch. It's funny, cause I love the evil characters more than the good ones. For some reason I can't stand Snow White. But I love the evil queen.

And that's the end of my list.

Did I forget your favorite?

Friday, August 21, 2015

I Got a Facelift

Well, my blog got the facelift. I decided it was time for a change. Bye-bye, butterflies.

Also, I changed the name of the blog and my focus. Before I was posting a lot about writing. Now, I am going to focus on paranormal stuff because that is what I write, what I watch, and what I read. :)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Need Help to Spread the Word on Pre-orders


Mortals Rule is available for pre-order on Amazon and will shortly be available for pre-order on other sites as well.

AMAZON LINK

Do you have a blog about books?

Would you like to include a post about Mortals Rule?

Send me a query at kblake234@hotmail(dot)com and I will send you the post. Make sure to tell me if you want html or plain text. Then, all you have to do is put it on your blog. That simple. Thank you.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The End... Now What?


Okay, so I just put the last word on my first draft of Mortals Rule. (applause) Seriously, this book took longer to write than any other I've worked on. Now, before the real work begins--revisions, rewrites, editing--I need to CELEBRATE!

What should I do?

If you're an author, how do you celebrate finishing a manuscript?