Wednesday, 26 April 2017

V is for Vampire Drusilla

This month I'm participating in 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 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.

V is for Drusilla the Vampire
After I finished stitching this, and framed it, I found the spelling mistake
Drusilla was born in the mid-19th century in the East End of London, and had the ability to foresee the future.  In 1860, Drusilla caught the attention of Angelus, who tortured her to insanity and eventually turned her into a vampire, calling her his “masterpiece”.  Twenty years later, Drusilla sired Spike to turn him into her play thing.   Drusilla always maintained a childish insanity, caused by Angel’s torture of her mind.

After tormenting Europe for a century or more, Drusilla and Spike moved to Sunnydale, where, along with Angel, they became the Big Bad of season 2, and Drusilla killed the Slayer Kendra.   When Spike cut a deal with Buffy to get rid of Angel, Drusilla left Spike for a Fungus Demon, claiming he was not enough of a demon for her. 

Drusilla eventually went on to play a much larger role on Angel, including siring a re-born Darla, who technically was also her ‘grandmother’, given that Darla had originally sired Angel – it all got very confusing.

Drusilla was a fun character to watch on screen.  She was completely insane, which resulted in some of the best one-liners, and total bewilderment of the other characters.  However, I’m also glad she was a short-lived character on Buffy.  She had a time and a place, but would have become very tedious if she’d stuck around trying to kill Buffy every week – rather like Lindsey did on Angel.  She also wore some awesome outfits.


Happy Stitching

3 comments:

  1. Other than Anya and Dawn, she had some of he best lines ever on Buffy. :P Even Spike didn't know what to do with her half the time (Stake her! STAKE HER!)...it was brilliant!

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  2. Druscilla was one of the creepiest of all the bads on Buffy because she really was crazy. Nobody knew what she would do or say, including her. Fun to watch, and, as you say, a great dresser! (I like the glowing eyes you gave her in your cross stitch.)

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  3. She did catch some of the best one liners on the show. I agree with you: she was a fun character, but she would've grown old if she had been around for longer than a season. Your patterns are great. It's so easy to see how much thought and time you put into them.

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