Sunday, October 13, 2013

Remniscing about....BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER!

Who better to kick off a "Spooktacular Hop" than Buffy the Vampire Slayer????????????????


I've always been a big vampire fan, and I was mightily disappointed a few years ago when reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer suddenly disappeared!  (Of course TNT still runs Angel, but...it just isn't the same).

Magically, BUFFY has reappeared on FX, every morning from 7-9!  So I figured what better way to kick off a "spooktacular hop" than with a look back at Buffy! (info courtesy of tv.com)


"In every generation there is a chosen one... she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer."
 
Buffy Summers knows this tale by heart, and no matter how hard she tries to be just a "normal girl", she can not escape from her destiny...
 
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” the best and most popular alum of The WB, changed the television landscape forever, allowing supernatural beings and strong women to occupy the airwaves forever more.

When “Buffy” first started it became an instant hit.  The character Buffy Summers went on to be one of the best to ever be on television. The show revolved around Buffy, a vampire slayer (hence the name), who moves to the town of Sunnydale—a town that just so happens to be on top of a “hellmouth” where various demons, vampires, and creatures frequent. She, along with her watcher (Anthony Stewart Head) and friends, most notably Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) sweet and smart witch in training Willow, Nicholas Brendon’s sarcastic Xander, and Charisma Carpenter's bitch-with-a-capital-B Cordelia, fought off attacks by various baddies weekly.  Many fans became invested in the relationship between Buffy and Angel (David Boreanaz, now of "Bones" fame) .  Angel proved so popular he was given his own series, and he was joined by Charisma Carpenter. 



Buffy also had several other notable actors appear in recurring roles: Julie Benz as Angel's Maker/Lover Darla; Eliza Dushku as rogue slayer Faith; Seth Green as Oz, Willow's werewolf boyfriend; and James Marsters as the incorrigible vampire Spike.  The character of Spike is a cult favorite still today.

The series had many great episodes and some that are said to be some of the greatest ever on television, such as season four’s creepy “Hush” and season six’s musical, “Once More With Feeling.”
The show was action-packed, witty, mostly well-acted, and entertaining as ever. It’s no wonder that it’s usually mentioned as one of the best television series to ever air, making it on almost any list you’ll look at. 



What's your favorite Buffy episode?  Leave a comment along with your email address and you could win a $15 Amazon Gift Card and a Buffy graphic novel!  ONe winner will be selected at random. Contest closes midnight, November 1.

Check out these other "Spooktacular Hop" sites, too!


 

101 comments:

  1. Thanks for a great post!

    My fave Buffy episode is "The Gift"...when Buffy tells Dawn, "The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. But be brave. Live. For me."

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    1. just caught that episode on FX and I have to agree!

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  2. I love the one where Buffy's sister goes to the Wizard,(Joel Grey) , to bring their mother back to life.Maybe it is because I saw it on reruns right after my own mother died. I LOVE Buffy; every episode!

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  3. I like the one where she first meets Spike!

    groogruxking40 at gmail dot com

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  4. I haven't seen any yet, so I would love to see anything

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  5. Oh goodness, so many, but I guess I'll say... Once More, With Feeling.

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  6. It's so hard to pick a favorite episode but I will go with Hush. It was so creepy and well done. The Gentlemen are pretty terrifying.

    letty1614 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. Oh gosh.... which one wasn't? I loved Tabula Rasa. Something Blue, Pangs....okay.... anything after Blondie Bear started appearing...

    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

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  8. I loved the one where the whole town sings. It was entertaining.

    Shinyxoxmuffins at gmail dot com

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  9. My fave episode was the finale of season 2. It was such a heartbreaking episode, but so well-done

    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

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  10. I didn't really watch Buffy but one episode that I do remember is the musical one.

    ellepaulette@gmail.com

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  11. My favorite episode is Once More with Feeling — the musical. I have the DVD's of the series, so I've seen it quite a few times, and I even have the episode soundtrack. :-)

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I'd love the chance to win, so fingers crossed.

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      Lindsey8907@yahoo.com

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  12. I like Once More With Feeling. I'm actually currently writing a book that was inspired by it. :)

    freshmankay [at] gmail [dot] com

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  13. Man, I grew up watching buffy.
    cowgirl_up010 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I didn't get to see many of the Buffy TV show. And I've not seen it in syndication either; so I do not have a favorite episode. I think my daughter and her family may have watched it, and that's probably when I saw the episodes I did see.
    donna(dot)durnell(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  15. Once More with feeling is my fave.

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  16. I am so thrilled to be a part of this book giveaway extravaganza! Find me at http://wp.me/p3GCnv-1MC

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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  17. My favorite Buffy episode was the Halloween episode where they became the characters they were for Halloween :) OMG that was the best ever! abbyswarriormom(at)aol(dot)com :) Thank you!

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  18. Definitely Once More with Feeling – Whedon is genius, and the insights that episode allows into every character were wonderful. Plus, I'm pretty sure this episode is the reason other shows, like Scrubs, decided to do a musical one as well. Aria.Glazki AT gmail :)

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  19. Wow, thanks Buffy fans, for posting! Remember, the contest is on until midnight of Friday, November 1 - but PLEASE remember to put your email address in the comment - or if you're selected by random.org, we wont know where to reach you!

    ROCCO

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  20. The below could not get their posts thru Blogger so we're lisitng them here:
    Auditgirl2010 at gmail dot com likes "Once More with Feeling"
    osolemio2001 at verizon dot net likes "Hush"

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  21. i cant choose one.. i just like all of the ones with spike lol
    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

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  22. Once more with Feeling was amazing
    dez3b@yahoo.com

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  23. I haven't watched much buffy. I think i have the first 2 seasons on dvd but haven't gotten around to watching them.
    ashleyjowens@gmail.com

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  24. I like the episode where she 1st met Spike.

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  25. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! edysicecreamlover18@gmail DOT com

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  26. I would say "Hush".

    Bruce

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  27. I actually only JUST started watching this. My girlfriend lured me in with Once More with Feeling, because I LOVE the sound of Spike's singing voice.

    jillynann(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. We do too, Jillyn - James Marsters is a singer with his own band!

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  28. Any episode with Spike is a good one but the Musical episode, Once More With Feeling was the best.

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  29. ALL OF THEM! lol but one that stands out is "Once More, With Feeling" because it was a super fun, musical episode :)
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  30. It seems most of you like "Once More With Feeling" and SPIKE! We like James Marsters too...y'all know he's a stage actor with his own rock band! And he played Brainiac on Smallville.

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  31. Well, I love anything with Spike, but who doesn't love the one after they get it on! Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Krista
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  32. I loved so many of them! One of my favorites is the one where they sing - "Once More With Feeling" I think is the episode title. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  33. How can I pick just one?!?!
    leighavarrielle at gmail dot com

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  34. I still like "Once More With Feeling."

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  35. I can't pick a favorite episode of Buffy, I love it all. Though some stand out episodes would be prom, the Halloween episode where they all become their costumes, the Halloween episode where at the frat, and of course Once More with Feeling.
    Jennelle J
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  36. Tough choice but I gotta go with "The Body" & "Forever". When Buffy's mom dies. That was heartbreaking. I was 30 when my dad died, and when a parent dies you become a little girl. I think Buffy was still just a child when she found her mother and had to grow up mighty fast to take care of her sister. Thank you so much for featuring Buffy. I miss that show. Also thank you for participating in the giveaway. Have a wonderful Halloween!
    Email ~ Areuscared66@yahoo.com

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  37. My favorite episode was the one were Willow's wishes came true. The scenes between Buffy and Spike were really great.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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  38. I love the ep where Buffy finds out about Spike's...robot.

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  39. I really loved the episode Touched for the moment between Spike and Buffy, it was a mature take on what their relationship had became/was. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the chance at this great giveaway! :)

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  40. I've never really ever watched Buffy before. Just bits and pieces of the show. Thanks for the giveaway!
    i_love_books at aol dot com

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  41. once more with feeling, the musical, thank you, janeycat1@outlook.com

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  42. I only recently started watching Buffy, so I still haven't seen all of them. I am an avid David Boreanaz fan, so I like the scene when he first appeared. I had to wipe the drool from my mouth. Had I known HE was in Buffy, I would have watched the first time around. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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  43. My favorite Buffy episode is probably the episode with the beer that made them turn into cavemen. It still makes me laugh when I watch it!
    buffywnabe at gmail dot com

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  44. I love "Hush" -- the Gentlemen are so creepy -- and I also loved Once More With Feeling -- and I loved ALL the Halloween episodes. But, then again, I'm a total BTVS fanatic!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  45. I love Halloween night!
    maureen.simiyu@yahoo.com

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  46. I love Once More with feeling.
    blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com

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  47. I'd have to say Season Two.. , episode 13 Buffy and Angels first romance.

    valshemi at gmail dot com

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  48. My favorite Buffy episode? Any that had Angel in it!!! LOL

    blt1138@yahoo.com

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  49. Once More with Feeling. I loved that show. :)
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  50. Ohhhh Buffy! I had such a crush on Spike. I don't know why... I think it was his hair. Is that weird? Yeah, probably. readingintwilight@gmail.com

    Thank you so much, I can't wait!!

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  51. I've never seen it, but I love David Boreanaz! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  52. Um, will you kill me if I admit that I've never watched Buffy? The movie I absolutely love, but I can't say I've seen the show. I know, I know. It's quite sad.

    Thank you!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  54. I guess I live under a rock... I can't remember ever watching Buffy... It's on NetFlix right now, so I'll have to go check it out. jr_panda2778 AT Yahoo.com

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  55. I love all of them!
    I can't pick just one, Buffy is my favorite show!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  56. The first episode that comes to my mind is "Beer Bad." It's where Buffy is at college and gets drunk on beer that turns her into a cave women. Buffy: "Want beer. Like beer. Beer good." Xander: "Beer bad. Bad, bad beer. What the hell am I saying?" Makes me laugh! Thanks for the chance to win! egholtrop at gmail dot com

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  57. I think my favorite Buffy episode is whenever Angel was on the show. I don't remember exact titles of them, but I remember watching them when they were originally aired and the reruns.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
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  58. I've never seen the Buffy tv show...only the movie.

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  59. I love the episode Halloween, where a spell was put on all the costumes in one store and buffy was dressed as a southern debutante. So funny, the complete opposite of how she usually acts. Loved this series.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  60. I love the one where Spike and Buffy finally got together and Once More with Feeling. After they brought Buffy back, Spike showed a whole new side to himself and I really enjoyed that.

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  61. My favourite episode of Buffy are Season 6 Smashed and Wrecked. Buffy and Spike were so yummy! I love that couple!!

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  62. uhm, am I the only person on the planet who has never watched Buffy? I get the feeling I'm missing out on all the awesomeness :(

    tworeads at gmail dot com

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  63. When she meets Angel. I actually liked her with the other vampire Spike.
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com

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  64. My favorite is Once More with Feeling which is the musical episode. It was so much fun!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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  65. As it happens, I am also a big Buffy fan and I'm about halfway through season 3 watching the series with Netflix instant viewing. Love it...no matter how many times I watch it. Another TV vampire favorite is Mick St. John from the short-lived Moonlight. Now that's one hot vampire! And he makes a hot Steve McGarrett on the remake of Hawaii Five-O too!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  66. My favorite Buffy episode is the "Prophecy Girl", I think. However, I am having an increasingly hard time picking a favorite because I love the whole show. I watched the whole show on Hulu within a couple of months and adored it.

    Email: baileenotbella (at) gmail (dot) com

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  67. I haven't seen too many episodes but I do remember my daughter was watching one were everyone was singing and I had to sit and watch it with her.
    kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

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  68. I haven't watched buffy yet but I can't wait to watch this series!

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  69. I've never seen a Buffy episode. Can I still enter the hop? I was too into 7th Heaven back then...
    katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. Ironically, I liked the original BTVS movie better than the TV series. But, I did really enjoy the books about the TV series.

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

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  71. BUFFYYYYYY! Buffy is literally my FAVORITE SHOW EVER. I've seen the series through, like, a thousand times. I obviously love the big ones like The Body, Hush, and Once More with Feeling, but The Zeppo is another one of my favorites :)

    PS. The entire series is on Netflix, just so you know!

    Shannon
    shanfromhome11 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  72. I've never actually watched Buffy. It's been on my list of shows to watch forever, so one day I'll get there! I love the cheesy original 90's movie, though!

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  73. I never watched Buffy on a regular basis -- only occasional episodes. I do remember some of the characters though.

    Thanks :)
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  74. Yow, so many devoted fans! I myself love all the episodes with Spike - he has such a great personality. Gotta love the "Bad Boy".

    Looks like the fave episode is the musical one, too.

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  75. I've only seen a few & don't remember any specific ones now. It was a good show. Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

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  76. I love the show anyone with spike are my favorite! Thank you very much for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  77. It seems to be a fairly common fave, but "Once More With Feeling" is definitely a classic!
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  78. I've only seen a few episodes, the only one I really remember was the musical episode, I enjoyed that one.

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  79. It has been forever since i watched the series but I liked the end of season 2

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  80. Oh! So many great episodes. I think Hush is my favorite.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kats.meowsings AT gmail DOT com

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  81. I've never seen Buffy.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  82. My favorite is where Angel returns from the dead and also the finale.

    Thank you for the chance!

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  83. I loved all the episodes where spike fell in love with buffy, gosh its been forever since Ive watched those but I had a big crush on spike :)
    trombonechick04 at yahoo dot com

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  84. I was a Huge Spike fan.. he was like another Billy Idol..lol erikalrhodes at gmail dot com

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  85. Don't hate me but I haven't ever watched Buffy. I wasn't allowed to as a child and haven't ever started as an adult. Maybe I should though after reading this!

    Adrienne McElwain
    Piratezeta@gmail.com

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  86. It's a toss up between 'Life Serial' and 'Hush'.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  87. I didn't get the chance to watch Buffy very often, so I really dont have one.

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  88. My fav. episode is The Body. It was so raw, so emotional and made me think that Sarah Michelle Gellar was an amazing actress and could really bring out that emotion. It's one of the episodes that stuck with me the most.

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  89. I haven't watched many episodes so I don't have a favorite.
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

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  90. How can I pick a favorite Buffy? I love it from beginning to end. If I must select just one, I have to go with Once More, With Feeling. This is partly because I just love musicals, but it's also because it was such an amazing creation. That one really impressed me. ispitonjunkmail at gmail dot com

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  91. I love the Halloween episode where the characters become their costumes. Thank you for the chance to win!!

    -Amber Terry-

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  92. A favorite buffy? The episode where she first meets Angel. :D

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  93. I turn to a vampire any time i want to. i become a vampire because of how people treat me, this world is a wicked world and not fair to any body. at the snack of my finger things are made happened. am now a powerful man and no one step on me without an apology goes free. i turn to human being also at any time i want to. and am one of the most dreaded man in my country. i become a vampire through the help of my friend who introduce me into a vampire kingdom by given me their email. if you want to become a powerful vampire kindly contact the vampire kingdom on their email vampiretransformationtemple@gmail.com

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