Sunday, 30 April 2017

Z is for Daniel HoltZ

It's the last day!  We've survived yet another year of this challenge.  But before I can celebrate, there's one last post to right, so...

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.

Z is for Daniel Holtz

Daniel Holtz was a vampire hunter in the 18th century.  He spent 20 years tracking the vampires Angel and Darla across Europe and North Africa after they killed his family.  Eventually the demon Sahjhan made a deal with Holtz to place him in suspended animation and send him to a time when it would be possible to exact revenge - the year 2001.

Meanwhile Angel and Darla (once again human) had sex and Darla became pregnant.  Darla was then turned into a vampire by Drusilla, but the fetus acted like a soul.  In order to give birth (and not lose her soul), Darla staked herself and baby Connor was born.  After much fighting and not killing Angel, Holtz kidnapped Connor, and took him to a hell dimension, where he raised Connor to hate all demons, but especially Angel.  Time moved quickly in the hell dimension, and Connor and Holtz returned to Los Angeles mere months after they had left, but with Connor now age 15. 

As a final act of revenge (and to cement Connor's hatred of Angel) Holtz had a friend kill him and stage it as a vampire attack, inciting Connor to attempt to kill Angel.

The whole character of Holtz never sat well with me.  He was not a character I liked, or enjoyed hating.  He just made me angry and annoyed and dislike the show Angel, mostly because it meant we wound up with Connor, who I disliked even more.  It was around this time I stopped watching Angel.  I'd forgotten how much I disliked this season till I started writing this post.  Darn you Holtz for being the only character in the entire Buffy-Universe to have a Z in your name.

And on that unsatisfied note, the challenge is over!!


Tomorrow I'll post a picture of the completed alphabet and share about my two weekends at Supanova, and getting to meet David Boreanaz.  

Happy Stitching

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