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(Review) BtVS 8.01 'The Long Way Home' motion comic

19th July 2010 (19:03)

So, today is the day that iTunes releases the long-awaited-(by-three-people) motion comic version of Season Eight! And without further ado, here's my review of the episode.






































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(Yep, only people in North America can download it.)








 


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Posted by: me_llamo_nic (me_llamo_nic)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:10 (UTC)
mustnotsnark

Correct me if I'm wrong, but...

Are you trying to say that there's a world outside of the U.S. borders??

It boggles the mind...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:36 (UTC)

There is! It's logical if you think about it... otherwise who did the US gain independence from in 1776? Who do they fight wars with?

;-)

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:45 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 19:03 (UTC)

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 19:05 (UTC)

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:50 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 19:05 (UTC)

Posted by: mr_waterproof (mr_waterproof)
Posted at: 20th July 2010 17:40 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th July 2010 19:56 (UTC)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: 20th July 2010 23:54 (UTC)

Posted by: me_llamo_nic (me_llamo_nic)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 19:23 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 19:59 (UTC)

Posted by: me_llamo_nic (me_llamo_nic)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 20:07 (UTC)

Posted by: Ruuger (ruuger)
Posted at: 20th July 2010 08:36 (UTC)

Posted by: flake_sake (flake_sake)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:12 (UTC)

...o.O...and they wonder why people use illegal download sites...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:37 (UTC)

Tell me about it...

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:17 (UTC)

I like how we're allowed to see a preview of the preview, but not the actual preview. Let alone the cartoon itself.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:40 (UTC)

Yep. Though I suspect that's iTunes rather than Fox to blame for that one.

I recently downloaded Commentary!The Musical from them. £7.79 for the entire album, or £0.79 per individual track, which is their standard pricing. Except in this case... the album has 24 tracks. One of which is 11 seconds long. Guess how much they charge if you want to download just that 11-second track?

Apple. It just works.

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:52 (UTC)

Posted by: Lexi (eilowyn)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:25 (UTC)

long-awaited-(by-three-people)

I may not agree with you on the comics, but damn, do I appreciate your sense of humor!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:41 (UTC)

:-)

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:35 (UTC)

LOL!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:41 (UTC)

Don't come here laughing, you American-person-who-can-actually-see-it!!!

:-(

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:43 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 19:12 (UTC)

Posted by: fangfaceandrea (fangfaceandrea)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 18:47 (UTC)

You mean I Can't download it???

I'm crushed, crushed I'm telling you.

Ehh, sad to say I'm used to this crap.

Edited at 2010-07-19 18:48 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 19:12 (UTC)

It's like the US media corporations have a vested interest in promoting piracy. hmm.

Posted by: fangfaceandrea (fangfaceandrea)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 19:30 (UTC)

Posted by: me_llamo_nic (me_llamo_nic)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 19:50 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 20:08 (UTC)

Posted by: me_llamo_nic (me_llamo_nic)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 20:17 (UTC)

Posted by: harsens_rob (harsens_rob)
Posted at: 20th July 2010 07:22 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th July 2010 19:58 (UTC)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 21:19 (UTC)

I live in the U.S...

And I'm not even going to bother downloading it.

If I want to play with paper dolls, I can get my comics and some scissors and make my own... and my own voice acting would probably be better than what was on that trailer. :-0

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th July 2010 21:43 (UTC)

There was voice acting on the trailer?
;-)

Posted by: An Overachiever of the Wrong Persuasion (rhi_silverflame)
Posted at: 20th July 2010 06:29 (UTC)
Boukenger - Sakura Natsuki Headtilt

. . . HA.

You got me good, and here I was waiting to click that LJ-cut until after I finished watching it.

I bought the damn season pass. I'm a sucker, I know. Ugh.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th July 2010 19:59 (UTC)

Sorry. :-) I probably will write a post talking about it if/when I do eventually get to see it...

Posted by: ubi4soft (ubi4soft)
Posted at: 20th July 2010 10:31 (UTC)

A fox with socks.

Very entertaining.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th July 2010 20:01 (UTC)

:-)

Posted by: helios_knight (helios_knight)
Posted at: 21st July 2010 12:47 (UTC)
Hope I can be of some help

I downloaded it (live in the US) if anyone has any non-piracy questions I'll try to get them answered.

I can say the change in voice actors only bugged me for the first few minutes.
Kelly Albanese might not sound anything like Sarah Michelle Geller but she still does a good job of delivering her lines. No one else sounds remotely similar so far either, but both Xander and Dawn's VAs do a good job too.

Animation is slick for the most part, a bit choppy but I didn't fork over the extra buck for the HD version.

Overall I think it's worth a buck, entertained me and worked a lot better than I thought it would.

So uh yeah, any questions?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 21st July 2010 14:41 (UTC)
Re: Hope I can be of some help

I'm afraid my main queston is going to be "When can people in the UK get hold of it?", which I doubt you can answer. :-(

I've heard some of the lines in the comic have been omitted from the animated version - any major changes? Has any of the dialogue been changed, as opposed to simply shortened?

Does Satsu sound Japanese? Is Leah Scottish? :-)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 21st July 2010 15:49 (UTC)
Re: Hope I can be of some help

Posted by: helios_knight (helios_knight)
Posted at: 21st July 2010 16:21 (UTC)
Re: Hope I can be of some help

Posted by: helios_knight (helios_knight)
Posted at: 21st July 2010 16:22 (UTC)
Re: Hope I can be of some help

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd July 2010 12:43 (UTC)
Re: Hope I can be of some help

Posted by: helios_knight (helios_knight)
Posted at: 22nd July 2010 16:30 (UTC)
Re: Hope I can be of some help

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd July 2010 17:46 (UTC)
Re: Hope I can be of some help

Posted by: helios_knight (helios_knight)
Posted at: 24th July 2010 00:43 (UTC)
Re: Hope I can be of some help

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