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Feb. 25th, 2014 @ 07:23 pm Snark squad update - you won't believe this one....
Last night I realized I hadn't dropped by SS for a bit, so I did. Bad decision. Believe it or not, they are no longer mentioning Spike at all. They skip over every scene he is in, except saying he's lurking and spying when Angel and Buffy kiss. Sweeney talked about how much easier it was to review now that she could skip scenes with Ramen Noodle Head in them.

The next episode is the last, and I am betting they won't mention that he dies to save the world. Amazingly petty - hilarious! How better to show how important Spike is than to make such a huge deal about excluding him. Gah - not worth my time but it's that car wreck thing, you know.
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From:velvetwhip
Date:February 26th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
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Oh my stars! This would be like watching Casablanca and deciding you aren't going to discuss Rick.


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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 26th, 2014 03:44 am (UTC)
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It is so weirdly petty - the only people commenting now are friends of theirs. Half the comments are about twitter conversations and get togethers.Very strange - but then I didn't live through the early Spike wars so it's rather new to me.
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From:red_satin_doll
Date:February 27th, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
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like watching Casablanca and deciding you aren't going to discuss Rick.

I was going to say "Elsa" actually. *lol*
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From:chasingdemons
Date:February 26th, 2014 04:39 am (UTC)
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It is getting so petty and childish. Honestly, I don't know what they are trying to accomplish.
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 26th, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
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Nanny-nnanny-boop-bopp you are a stupid-head! I think that's what they are trying to accomplish.
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From:pickamix
Date:February 26th, 2014 05:15 am (UTC)
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I lived through all the Spike Wars whether they were just about Spike vs Angel or Spuffy vs Bangel or just the difference between people who loved Spike vs those that wished he wasn't on the show.

I actually gave up Buffy online for awhile just to keep from hurting my precious computer.

This sounds like a version of those wars for sure.

I'm sorry honey ... I know how much it sucks!!!!

*hugs and love*

Edited at 2014-02-26 05:15 am (UTC)
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 26th, 2014 05:22 am (UTC)
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((huge hugs))

I lived through the trek wars, and when slash first came out, they were really wars! I imagine the Spike wars were the same, except on steroids since there was no need for snail mail.
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From:treadingthedark
Date:February 27th, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
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I accidentally clicked on a couple of their reviews. They immediately struck me as written by a bunch of TWOP rejects, or wannabes. Whatever. What a waste of time. Reading them would just make you either irritated or if you bought their point of view incredibly stupid. After a few I made a note of it, don't click on Snark Squad.
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From:singedbylife
Date:February 26th, 2014 08:16 am (UTC)
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They are completely immature and silly - and don't really have that many followers either. And yes, not mentioning one of the main characters is not only childish, it's also flat out silly. Hello Kindergarten.
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 27th, 2014 12:03 pm (UTC)
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Not sure kindergarten is young enough - though we have to mix in some sullen screechy teen with the temper tantrums.
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From:shapinglight
Date:February 26th, 2014 09:19 am (UTC)
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I've avoided their site. I lived through the Spike Wars too. Don't need that again. And it is all extremely silly.

Though likewise doesn't surprise me. When Spike went to AtS, some people were so angry they founded a Yahoo! group for discussing the show where mention of Spike was not allowed at all.
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 26th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
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Must have been kind of hard to talk about episodes like Destiny and Just Rewards. Which kinda makes me want to see how SS handles it. :)
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 26th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
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Can you send me a little hug dust over the interwebs?

They will say that light comes out of the necklace most likely, and not mention who wears it. Like they decided demons and souls didn't matter way back when.

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From:jaded_jamie
Date:February 26th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
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That just doesnt make any sense to me. Like Doctor Who without The Doctor, or TARDIS, do not get it.
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 26th, 2014 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Right there with you! Amazing how petty petty people can be. I think it's like Dr Who without the Companion. No Rose, or no Amy and Rory, and definitely no River Song. And also they don't believe in Time Travel.

How you be? I am feeling pretty damn good after surgery from hell.
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From:slaymesoftly
Date:February 26th, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Because of course, Spike in season 7 was just a minor part of the plot..... Petty isn't even a strong enough word for it.
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 26th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Yeah - malicious, malevolent, evil-intentioned, vindictive, vengeful, malign, mean, nasty, insular, Lilliputian, little, narrow-minded, parochial, petty, picayune, provincial, sectarian, small, small-minded, inflexible, ironbound, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, set, stubborn, unyielding, wrongheaded; bigoted, intolerant; biased, discriminating, discriminatory, jaundiced, one-sided, partial, partisan, prejudiced; brass bound, hidebound, old-fashioned, reactionary, stodgy, straitlaced (or straightlaced), stuffy; dogmatic (also dogmatical), limited; unsophisticated,

and lets not forget dumb.

I love fun with synonyms.
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 27th, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC)
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It's so chidish. They pretend to be the voice of reason, but then get increasingly douchey if anyone disagrees with them in any substantive way. It's okay to say - I kinda like Spike. But if you say I really disagree with you on that - it's time for the firing squad. I got in big trouble for insisting that Buffy is not a passive victim in the episodes before Seeing Red. Because Buffy made no mistakes according to them and Spike is an evil, abusive man (because demons souls don't matter)who torments Buffy because he is evil.

:P
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From:deird1
Date:February 27th, 2014 05:06 am (UTC)
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So very ridiculous. And you're right - I can't believe they're being this horribly petty.
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 27th, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
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I think snarking Sesame Street might be their level - until Oscar pisses them off and Cookie Monster won't share.

Have you been checking them out at all or did you actually be mature and look away from the bloody wreck?
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From:pickamix
Date:February 27th, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC)
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I must be immune. I read it, out of curiosity, and well ... it was pretty tame. I expected some Spike hate, but it wasn't like they didn't even mention him. Granted they downplayed his role, but I expected that too. As far as haters go ... they were moderately irritating.

And while my favorite character is Willow, Spike comes in a close second (tied with Wesley).

What I can't abide by is the banning people who disagree with them thing. That just irks me. Now if there were people stalking the writers or other people commenting, then yes, by all means ban. But I have never banned anyone from any interwebs place I've ever been just for disagreeing with me. It's like they don't appreciate freedom of speech. And I'm just not okay with that.

I definitely discourage people from going to their site.

*hugs and love*
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From:spikesjojo
Date:February 28th, 2014 04:32 am (UTC)
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Yes....I am sorry. Come here and I will rub your forehead with scented oil while we sing all the songs from OMWF.