Saturday, May 24, 2008

Whoa!

Interesting thing happened this week. Someone sent me a link to a thread on a board that calls for Betta George's blood. Out-and-out hatred for the character. Which is so odd, because he really doesn't do anything remotely annoying in the series, he's basically just reacting to the shenanigans around him. Note to me: maybe don't return to that board.

Buuuuut, to balance out that negativety, the lovely Fenderlove sent me a picture. A lady Fenderlove knows (heretofore known as "Friend of Fenderlove") got a Betta George tattoo on her calf! Here it is:


I couldn't be more happy. It means the character meant enough to someone that they wanted to have him permanently on their person. And THAT is awesome. Thank you, FOF!

14 comments:

Sophie said...

Wow! That is a beautiful tattoo. I love how Urru draws George and the artist really captured that. Don't listen to the crazy Betta George hate: he's a great character and is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Can't imagine anyone hating George. He's a total sweetie.

Maybe this person suffers from fish fear?

Deborah

Fenderlove said...

Aww, thanks for posting it up, Brian. My friend (who is a bit embarrassed but totally thrilled to have her calf online for the world to see) and I both really love Betta George. He's a great character, and we're both glad that he's been made a part of the canon series. I'm definitely glad that Tattoo!George can brighten up your day. *hugs*

enisy said...

Could that be... Buffy-Boards? And they wonder why they're not as active as the other Buffy forums, with their user-repellent layout and now this...

sister cuervo said...

Aww, Betta George ink. It's beautiful and well-rendered.
BG's my favourite of the original characters from Spike: Asylum and I was sure glad to see him in ATF. I can't believe anyone could put the hate on for him. He is a sweetie (plus, swirly fins=pretty)

Melissa said...

I checked that board (won't visit it again), and I find it strange to be upset about the introduction of a new (to Angel anyway) character into the story. Plenty of new characters were introduced when Angel was on TV, why should the comic be any different? I believe we have yet to see what role George will play in the story, but it feels to me like it will be somewhat important.

jennifer bishop said...
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jennifer bishop said...

I like Betta George! He is one of my favorites!

ryan said...

Betta George has a very significant part. It's about time Angel had a telepath on the show.

Anonymous said...

You wouldn't go back to a msgboard because of a criticism? That's... unfortunate for you.

I like George well enough, though you said the easiest character to write was Lorne. I think you mean Betta because he seems so natural it's lazy.

SaveALemming said...

I was curious about this hate thread, so I googled 'Betta George' and the first link listed below the obvious wikipedia links was a fic link. It featured George and Spike. The author rated it PG-13 for mentions of sex with a fish. The internet is a scary scary place, man, but if you've made it into fic, you've truely made it.

SupComTabz said...

I ADORE Betta George.


ADORE him.

I want a Betta George plushie now.

SupComTabz said...

Oh... and that fanfic? It's mine.

http://community.livejournal.com/still_grrr/421436.html

Anonymous said...

More Betta George love here! I love his personality but even more, the way he looks. One of my favorite panels (forget where) is Spike walking with George, and his coat and George's tail swirl dynamically in parallel...