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September 09 2010

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Buffy teaser pokes (more) fun at "Twilight". "Don't get Emo, Get Even".

I guess the reference is lost on me. I know what emo is but what's that have to do with twilight? Angel was pretty emo.
That picture is awesome. And look, under the jacket Buffy's wearing the shirt we see in the 'betrayal' scene from ABH.
Kind of a lame shot at Twilight really but whatever. Can't wait to see that scene in context.

[ edited by trunkstheslayer on 2010-09-09 21:12 ]
I'm with eddy, if this is meant as a poke at Twilight, it's a very bad one. If the title hadn't mentioned Twilight, I would be even more lost, but at least now I can assume that Darkhorse knows almost nothing about emo but still uses it as an insult.

Are we sure Darkhorse meant to poke fun at Twilight? Maybe that's just what newsarama meant.
That is awesome. Love it. Right up there with "And then Buffy staked Edward. The End." ha!
I assumed that the making fun of Twilight part was on the bottom of the image where it says "Dark Horse does vampires right!"
And it is a joke with double meaning... er, sort of.
I'm not fully up-to-date with the comics, but couldn't this be poking fun at its own history? As eddy said, Angel (and Buffy) were pretty "emo".
I really like the "don't get emo, get even" line. It's perfect for how Buffy needs to face her issues with the Master and Angel head on. No more wallowing, time to face your fears, Buff!
Oh, that Twilight.
I suppose you could argue this is a reference to Twilight, but it's extremely subtle. Maybe it would work better if Buffy staked Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Belle screamed "Aaaaaa!" as it happened.
SKYTTE SAID... "at least now I can assume that Darkhorse knows almost nothing about emo but still uses it as an insult."

Wait, why?
Yeah, that makes sense in a way that's not, Pat.
This is the coolest cover and one of my favorites to date. So very much history there in that one little cover. I can't wait to see Buffy hand The Master his rear...again!
Yeah, I overlooked the reference because this is what piqued my interest:

And look, under the jacket Buffy's wearing the shirt we see in the 'betrayal' scene from ABH.

Is this reliable as an image from issue 37? If so, is the betrayal going to happen then or will there be much more development beforehand so that it does not happen until issue 39?

I'm going to assume the latter since 39 seems to be such a major issue. Either way, I'm really excited to see it all pay off.
Well I can see Skytte's point vaguely. I mean it is a little weird that Dark Horse chooses to sling emo as a term of derision to some extent when that's sort of the perfect demo that would feel some appeal towards Buffy and Angel. ("[Sad] is happy for deep people.")

On the other hand I guess it is sort of hero's journey in a way that she overcomes her emotional issues to go kill a guy and presumably hammer at his bones again.

That said, the only Twilight jab I see is the "vampires done right" bit in which case it's... not really the biggest selling point or focus of that poster?
People seriously don't get the Twilight jab?

Emo. Twilight is ridiculously emo. I know we're not supposed to bash anything here, but it's just an observation. Instead of getting all weepy and hung up over a vampire (re: Bella), Buffy's gonna kick some vampire ass.

Angel and Buffy weren't emo because they both kinda moved on with their lives.

In contemporary society, "emo" no longer refers to simply being "emotional." Instead, it refers to being unnecessarily whiny, consistently sad without reason (or just pretending to be sad), etc. Bella acts like this in the Twilight saga when Edward leaves her. Or whatever.

And yes; nowadays, "emo" is very much an insult.
Ten points for the "Blink" reference, orangewaxlion!
Is this reliable as an image from issue 37? If so, is the betrayal going to happen then or will there be much more development beforehand so that it does not happen until issue 39?

It's an advertisement. I wouldn't assume that the image is taken from an issue.
With the exception of the ToYL poster(s), have any of the ads been from outside of season 8's interiors or covers?
Add in that Buffy's wearing what she's been wearing the past few issues and I'd say it's a safe bet that it's a legit panel.

[ edited by trunkstheslayer on 2010-09-10 12:15 ]
I'm not sure what confused you guys.

@Waterkeeper511

I don't think Twilight's emo, but I don't define it the way you do. To me, it's like saying that's something's "gay", becasue it's lame, or because someone's goth for wearing black clothes and needing a tan. It's just inaccurate. I see what you mean, that a lot of people use "emo" as general insult for whiny people, but the know-it-all and corrector in me is rolling my eyes at Darkhorse's use of it, Twilight-reference or not.
Um. I quoted you and asked why you said that. I'm not sure what confused you about my confusion :-P

You said this: "at least now I can assume that Darkhorse knows almost nothing about emo but still uses it as an insult."

Why? What is there to know about emo that makes this "insult" not work?

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