1744: Heroes and Villains – Chapter Twenty, Part One

Title: Heroes and Villains
Author: Horrible’s Igor
Media: Television / Movies
Topic: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer / Kitchen Sink
Genre: Supernatural/Drama
URL: Heroes and Villains (Now Defunct)
Critiqued by TacoMagic and Eliza

“Hi, people!  We’re back with more!”

More talking.

“Still counts as more!”

I’m not really sure it does.  Want to handle the recap?

“Willow asked Elsa to go threaten Spike so he wouldn’t become involve.  After that, Esla went and threatened Spike so he wouldn’t get involved.”

Ah.  Onwards!

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1738: Heroes and Villains – Chapter Nineteen, Part Two

Title: Heroes and Villains
Author: Horrible’s Igor
Media: Television / Movies
Topic: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer / Kitchen Sink
Genre: Supernatural/Drama
URL: Heroes and Villains (Now Defunct)
Critiqued by TacoMagic and Eliza

Hey, patrons!  Welcome back to the second half of what I’m calling ‘the nose-dive chapter.’

“It really is obvious that Igor has completely run out of ideas.”

Not only that, he’s totally run out of fucks to give.  That means we’re in store for the total burn out.  There will be a large burst of activity in terms of a few chapters that get posted in a short amount of time as Igor tries to rally some interest in the project, and then the dwindle to nothingness.

“Recap?”

Naw, nothing new was served up in the first half.  All we got was a bunch of irrelevant dialogue that I assume was supposed to be character building, and a discussion from the Buffy crew that we’ve basically seen a few times before.

“But Spike!”

Right, almost forgot, Spike is being called in as a maid.  I guess that’s the summary for the last chapter.  Spike in a maid outfit.

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1732: Heroes and Villains – Chapter Nineteen, Part One

Title: Heroes and Villains
Author: Horrible’s Igor
Media: Television / Movies
Topic: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer / Kitchen Sink
Genre: Supernatural/Drama
URL: Heroes and Villains (Now Defunct)
Critiqued by TacoMagic and Eliza

“Hi everyone!”

Urrrrnnnnnnng.

“Taco stayed up too late playing Breath of the Wild last night.  Again.”

Look, I can’t help it.  I say ‘five more minutes and I’ll stop’ and then the temporal anomaly in my living room acts up and it’s two hours later.

“And you’re certain that temporal flux is the most reasonable explanation as to why you keep getting to bed late?”

I can think of no other plausible explanation.

“‘Kay!  Recap!  Last week Salix Tech announced their new robot line in a plot arc that is in no way a complete ripoff of I, Robot!  And then we got to read Team Buffy react to this announcement by stating the obvious for about ten minutes.  That was pretty much it.”

Somehow it felt like there was even less.

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1726: Heroes and Villains – Chapter Eighteen, Part Two

Title: Heroes and Villains
Author: Horrible’s Igor
Media: Television / Movies
Topic: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer / Kitchen Sink
Genre: Supernatural/Drama
URL: Heroes and Villains (Now Defunct)
Critiqued by TacoMagic and Eliza

Hey, patrons, welcome back!  Gonna whip through it this week since my schedule is a bit tight, so let’s jump into this!

“What about the recap!?”

Sure, go for it.

“They talked about what they would do after they conquered the world.”

You done?

“Yup!”

Okay, let’s do this thing!

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1721: Heroes and Villains – Chapter Eighteen, Part One

Title: Heroes and Villains
Author: Horrible’s Igor
Media: Television / Movies
Topic: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer / Kitchen Sink
Genre: Supernatural/Drama
URL: Heroes and Villains (Now Defunct)
Critiqued by TacoMagic and Eliza

Hey folks!  Since last week’s chapter didn’t matter in the slightest, even by the author’s own admission, we’re not going to bother recapping it other than just saying it was Igor getting all grimdork and edgelardy because attention seeking.

“Whereas we seek attention by tearing into the low-hanging fruit!”

Damn straight!  Let’s get this attention train on the rails!

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1716: Heroes and Villains – Chapter Seventeen

Title: Heroes and Villains
Author: Horrible’s Igor
Media: Television / Movies
Topic: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer / Kitchen Sink
Genre: Supernatural/Drama
URL: Heroes and Villains (Now Defunct)
Critiqued by TacoMagic and Eliza

WARNING:  This chapter is not safe for children, work, or other living things.

So it’s come to this.  The chapter that actually caught my attention to the fic in the first place.  A chapter so forcibly grimdark and disengenous that I figured the entire work would be far more inflamitorily bad than the rest.

“Oh my.”

As it turns out, this chapter was just the author being an overdramatic and angsty teen who misinterprets utilizing serious adult topics with being edgy and creating worthwhile content.  You’ll do well to imagine Igor typing this with Crawling or some other angst-fest music playing on loop in the background.

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1710: Heroes and Villains – Chapter Sixteen, Part Two

Title: Heroes and Villains
Author: Horrible’s Igor
Media: Television / Movies
Topic: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer / Kitchen Sink
Genre: Supernatural/Drama
URL: Heroes and Villains (Now Defunct)
Critiqued by TacoMagic and Eliza

*Eliza flicks the lights on as she trots into the riffing chamber*

“Morning!”

*Taco glares at her from his chair, where he is still bound in several layers of chain*

You could have at least left the light on.

“And waste all that electricity?”

It’s not a waste if I’m in here!

“That’s not what Crunchy said.”

Since when does he get to make those decisions?

“Well, he is our morale officer.”

I’m still trying to figure out how he got that position.

“Popular vote, I think.  At least, that’s what he says, anyway.  Recap?”

No.  Living through that atrocious author tract the first time was plenty.  I don’t want to subject myself or others to even a summary of it.  Let’s just dive right in and knock the rest of this chapter out.  Possibly with a sledge hammer.

“‘Kay!”

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