Today we're kicking off the A to Z Challenge, where 100's of bloggers around the world challenge themselves to write every day for the month of April, working their way through the alphabet.
I'm taking a crafty angle with the Challenge (anyone surprised?) and am stitching the Buffy The Vampire Slayer alphabet cross stitch pattern (available from my Etsy store). Each day I will share that letter's stitching, as well as a bit about the relevant character.
A is for Angel
Angel is a 280 year old vampire. He was born in Ireland in 1727. In 1753 he was sired (turned into a vampire) by Darla (who doesn't actually make it into this alphabet challenge, sorry!) and took the name Angelus, becoming "one of the most sadistic and brutal vampires in history." In 1898 Angelus was cursed by a gypsy clan, who returned his soul, forcing him to forever feel the pain and guilt for the crimes he had committed.
Angel met Buffy, the vampire slayer, in 1996 and became her ally, helping her fight the forces of evil in Sunnydale. Buffy and Angel fell in love, eventually sleeping together. Unfortunately this meant Angel experienced a "moment of true happiness", breaking the curse. He turned evil, she stabbed him with a sword, but not before his soul was restored by Buffy's friend and future witch Willow.
Angel decided he needed to leave Sunnydale for the safety of everyone else, and moved to Los Angeles, where he started Angel Investigations and dedicated himself to "helping the helpless" in his own TV show, appropriately named Angel.
I always liked and appreciated Angel as a character, but I was never as taken with him as a lot of other people, and I never really got into the TV series Angel. In fact, I still haven't seen all of the last season. To be honest, I was kinda glad when the decision was made to take him off to his own series - there's only so much quite brooding a girl can take!
However, I am still very excited that the actor David Boreanaz is coming to Supanova both on the Gold Coast and in Melbourne (which I've already mentioned several times!). I am quite a fan of the TV Show Bones, in which David also stares so that will be very exciting. I'm working out what piece I want to stitch to take for him to sign.
Until next time, Happy Stitching