Joseph Writes Fanfic Drabbles, Day 15 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

“Now not, Slayer. Passions is on in fifteen–it’s Kay’s wedding to Miguel!”

Buffy growled as she hoisted the vampire by his leather lapels and shoved him into the nearest wall. “That thing has Giles, Spike. My Giles. And believe me, I wouldn’t be here if I had any other choice. My Watcher is not gonna die so you can catch up on your soaps.”

“Well, I can’t just pop over to Comcast and sign up for a bloody DVR, yeah? They-”

Buffy raised her crossbow.

“Right.” Spike grumbled, straightening his coat with a leer. “Let’s go save Mary Shopkins.”

Miguel, NO! That’s clearly Kay’s EVIL TWIN, you numpty! When the real Kay wakes up and escapes her stepmum’s private island, she’s going to be so heartbroken that she’ll get lost down some dark path and bollocks it all up between Whitney and Chad because misery loves wankers named Chad, and it’ll be YOUR fault!



Paintober, Day 18 – Chosen

I began watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer this summer, something I’d been meaning to do for years. If I’m honest, I suppose I wondered if a weekly monster show on basic cable could really be more captivating than cheesy, having not learned my lesson from The Walking Dead: anything works if done well enough.

I’m halfway through Season 5 now, and I love it. The series is charming, funny, poignant, has great character development…everything you’d want.

Each corner of the card was assigned a color–forest green, crimson, umber, and viridian–and then spritzed with a very liberal amount of water. After adding titanium white, I used a palette knife to create vampiristic tooth and bite marks.

Original version:


With vivid light and sandstone effects:

chosen after.jpg

Long live the Scooby Gang!