Had to post this!
"James Marsters - The Official Page Congratulations to the happy couple! James is officially engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Patricia. No date has been set."
Well she waited long enough for him. I kinda had a theory that he didn't want to get remarried, but I'm delighted for them. Hope they have a long and happy life together!
*raises a toast to the happy couple*
Ok, went to bed early, so up early. I decided my journal needs a James Marsters infusion.
Now as a lot of you know, I prefer theatre trained actors, but why prefer James over Anthony Steward Head and Alexis Denisof, both fine theatre trained actors? Well, shallow me, it was the cheekbones. Not only did James make one of the finest entrence scenes in 'School Hard', but his cheekbones really caputured my eye. Every time he was on the screen, my eyes were on him. That was what made him my favourite. Great acting, and killer cheekbones that I really took notice of.
To be honest, much as the entrence scene in 'School Hard' is really eye-catching, it is a little pantomime villianish. I suspect this is because James saw himself as the pantomime viillian as he was a desposible bad guy, and was just pleased not to be offed in the first episode, so played up to it, and was out to enjoy himself. Why not.
He soon ceased to play that role, and moved into the role of Spike who became a regular. I'm pretty sure that James pulled many into the series, not only with his acting, but his good looks as well (not forgetting the mystic of being a vampire). In quite a few instancances my only interest was Spike, and didn't care about the other characters. He kept me watching. All part of James' skill, and screen presence.
Yes, James Marsters was my main interest in BtVS (not ashamed to admit it), and his protrail of Spike was masterful. You felt every emotion with him, and felt for him.
Still my favourite actor.
Got a nice surprise when I went to YouTube, James has uploaded a new vid with his son. Too Fast.
Well after not sleeping a whole eight hours in a row for the past couple of nights I went to bed early. I got about three hours sleep, but, I guess you could call it a nightmare woke me up. J2 I guess
Jared was a Detective on the trail of a serial killer, while Jensen was the psychologist doing a profile. He was killing people in parks, and had a dog, which he had trained to be an attack dog. At first all I saw were the pictures of the victims, with the wounds on their faces from where the dog attacked them.
Jared, with Jensen's help, was closing in, and I saw the serial killer start to attack this man, who the dog pounced on, and bit his face when I woke up.
Other news....James Masters in an Oscar Wilde play! I would love to see that, it would be a dream come true, but it is in LA. *sob*.
James Marsters (of "Buffy" and "Torchwood" fame) has just joined the cast of "The Importance of Being Earnest" Wow!
Bare with me here, these thoughts are a bit rambling. I probably will not be able to probably articulate them until (or if), I get some comments from other people to help me put everything together in my head.
I started wondering why Spike was/is used so sparingly in BtVS, AtS and Angel: After the Fall. I know that Spike detractors claim that he was almost taking over the show, but that is just not true.
I don't think it was because of how "well" written Spike was either. Often it seemed they didn't really know what to do with him. He was the disposable villain of Season Two, who became a regular by Season Four. They did, in the end, give him massive character development, but I've suspected that that was because they got round the table to discuss the next episode and it was a case of "and what will we do with Spike this episode". No I think that Spike rose up for one very good reason. James Marsters.
James has an aura, when he walks onto the screen, your eyes turn to him. It is not that he is greedy, in fact I think he shares the screen well with other actors. In fact is generous. He can also lift another actors game when they are playing opposite him. He gives his all in the role, and encourages others to give their all acting alongside him.
He has presence on the stage, from his days in theatre, which translates well onto the screen. You remember his performance. Remember the scenes he was in better than others. Even as sparse as they are, they are the ones etched in your memory, so love him or hate him, you remember Spike's time on the screen.
So how does this translate to the comic, if James isn't there to give Spike the benefit of his skills. He is, the presence that James gave Spike, the aura that surrounds him still makes Spike a larger than life character that you notice, which is why I believe Spike should have his own series. He deserves it. Also James should headline his own series as well. He has more than enough talent!
An unashamed James and Spike lover!
Ok, I will shut up now! Sorry had to get that out!