Talk:Traci the Vompire Hunter/Archive

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Well, thát took IB's culture down a notch or two! ;)))) Elemtilas

I believe the show's internal continuity placed the east coast hellmouth at Cleveland. It's mentioned in the first 'Evil Willow' episode and the series finale. - AndrewSmith 21:54, 14 Aug 2005 (PDT) (now wondering what sound change turned Aegidius into Giles....)

Ah, right. Forgot about that. Hmm ... okay, let's move it to IB's version of Cleveland. What would that be? Nik 00:04, 15 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Well, there ìs a city in that location. It's in Aquonishuonigy, at the junction of PR-6 and PR-3. Elemtilas
Any idea what it's called? Nik 13:22, 15 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Giles. Boyd-Bowman seems to suggest that -DY- > [j]; not sure how that becomes [l]. Several French sources I've seen seem to suggest a confusion between this name and another name, Gilly, from Juliacum. There is also the French name Egide, so this might be an example of the common v. learned doublet.
Also found long lists of other names derived from Egidius: Gelis Gide Gidie Gile Gilet Gilius Gilles Gillet Gillius Gillot Gilon Gilonem Gilot Giregilo Gylis Gylmyne Gylys. There definitely seems to be a D/L pairing here. Elemtilas

Does this mean that *Cleveland *there* has a Valley-Girl type culture? :-P Steg

I certainly hope not! Some things American just are not worth copying. Frankly, most idiot-box programmes fall into that category, in my opinion! Elemtilas
I know its going to sound like I'm repeating myself (but as long as I realise it, it can't be too bad) but maybe we should having introducing copyrighted property in toto. As long as we give well known character modified name like was done with henry portman (I'm taking about buffy here), we can always claim fair use as a parody. So, whats the cambrian equivalent of buffy ? (or an equivalent valley-girl-type name ?)Marc Pasquin
If you're repeating yourself, you're not the only one so to do on this topic! Inshalla, there won't even bé a Brithenig equivalent for "Valley-girl" type names. Or the horrors of Grade D Merkin television. Elemtilas
If she's not a Valley Girl, maybe she's an Essex Girl? Traci the Vompire Slayer? Any suggestions/pleas for mercy from our British members? - AndrewSmith 21:19, 15 Aug 2005 (PDT)
I like that name. There's no real need for her to be a "Valley Girl", and, for that matter, the TV Buffy wasn't really much of a valley girl. That was more Cordelia. A more-or-less normal teen girl is really all that's needed, I think. Nik 21:42, 15 Aug 2005 (PDT)
The core of the show is really a line from the original movie script "Everyone dies, except for the blonde girl who kills the monster, only it's not really dead". All the Valley Girls are Montreianas anyway (sorry, Doobieous!), maybe she's a Preppy girl. I can't decide what worries me more: that I know about American sub-cultures, or that that I'm reloading IBWiki pages to see the latest updates! - AndrewSmith 22:03, 15 Aug 2005 (PDT)
I'd just like to request that yall stop dissing American popular culture. the Buffy TV show was a work of creative genius, especially they way that they took the throwaway plot of the movie (in which Buffy is a valley girl type ditz) and made it into an enduring work of fiction with character development (for example, Buffy growing out of valley girl ness) and other hallmarks of great art. I «heart» Buffy! or Traci, or whatever we're renaming her! Hey she could be a Jersey girl from the Shore!  ;-) Which part of Jersey would that be, Kent or Oxbridge? Steg
Oxbridge. And I'll continue to "diss" what I find yucky about American popular culture, thank you very much! :þ Elemtilas


Who's dissing popular American culture? I own every monthly Buffy comic title that Dark Horse Comics produced! :) - AndrewSmith 04:14, 17 Aug 2005 (PDT)
Andrew: Hey, no offense, but if we were to be correct about placement, then all the valley girls would be Californio :). In our world, I really do adore my state's different accents and revel in how it sets us apart from East Coasters or Southerners. - Doobieous

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City Name

So...I've researched a bit, and while there was no native name for the area at the time of American colonization, the river is the Cayuhoga (/kaij^hoga/), the Erie were called the Erielhonan, and a famous indian from the region was Guyasuta. Do we want to pull one of them as the name? I'm imagining that Aquonishuonigy is named from the Iroquois name for the region ... thus it would be fitting. BoArthur 21:52, 17 Aug 2005 (PDT)

Characters

I'm imagining that while there would be the standard issue judeo-christian scareys, there would also be an strong Native American element, esp since it IS taking place in a very strongly NA territory (or am I wrong in my understanding?). BoArthur 21:52, 17 Aug 2005 (PDT)

what are "standard issue judeo-christian scareys"? Steg
Well, I know that most of the "demons" they have in Buffy stem from Catholicism, and I'm sure that some of those were also borrowed from judaism (by catholicism/early christianity), since we tend to borrow bits wholesale. BoArthur

Vompire?

So, is the lady a Vampire Hunter or a Vompire Hunter, after all? --IJzeren Jan 12:02, 25 Sep 2005 (PDT)

Because of historical reasons (Medvedje), I vote for _vampire_. --Jan II.

Picture

How about this nice picture? Except for the a/o problem, I can't see why it shouldn't stay... --IJzeren Jan 03:28, 31 October 2005 (PST)
I changed it because I didn't want to use recognizable actors. Zahir 07:06, 31 October 2005 (PST)
Shall I delete it, then? I'd like to keep the amount of space this wiki is taking on Muke's server as limited as possible, and that's why I've been skimming through the series of unused images. That's how I found this. Still a pity though. Are all these actors recognisable? I've never seen Buffy, but from the actors on the picture, I recognise only Frodo! ;) --IJzeren Jan 07:20, 31 October 2005 (PST)
Yes, please delete it. Apart from Elijah Wood, the other actors are Thora Birch (of American Pie and Ghostworld), Robert Picardo (from Star TRek: Voyager) and Nikki Cox (currently on Vega$). Zahir 07:24, 31 October 2005 (PST)
Ah, so much for my cinematographic knowledge! Okay, it'll be gone. --IJzeren Jan 07:39, 31 October 2005 (PST)
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