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<p>
This is a parody of the television series
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_%28TV_series%29">Buffy the Vampire Slayer</a>, while referencing other pieces of popular
culture, and has many ties to my other screenplay,
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/Star-Trek/We-the-Living-Dead/">Star Trek: “We, the
Living Dead”</a>. It’s far-fetched, but, on the other hand, conveys some
serious messages and insights.
</p>

<p>
Hope you enjoy it!
</p>

<ul>

<li>
<a href="ongoing-text.html"><b>The Ongoing Text</b></a>
</li>

<li>
<a href="https://github.com/shlomif/Selina-Mandrake">Source repository for
the screenplay on GitHub</a>.
</li>

<li>
<a href="ideas.txt">Ideas for the future</a> - some ideas I have for putting
into the screenplay in the future in an outline. (May spoil the fun.)
</li>

<li>
<a href="cast.html">The Cast</a> - who I think should play the characters.
</li>

<li id="ebook">
<a href="https://payhip.com/b/MbZC"><b>E-book for the screenplay</b></a> -
an E-book for the screenplay in <a
href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB">EPUB format</a> for 0.99 USD.
</li>

</ul>

<h2 id="audio">Audio (= Dramatic Reading of the Screenplay)</h2>

<p>
You can find audio files of some work-in-progress
<a href="http://soundcloud.com/shlomif/selina-mandrake-the-slayer"><strong>dramatic
readings</strong></a> of the various scenes of the screenplay. They
are recorded using my own (= Shlomi Fish’s voice) which isn't terribly good
and has a heavy Hebrew Israeli accent and diction. They are recorded using
<a href="http://audacity.sourceforge.net/">Audacity</a> and a microphone.
Their licence is also the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike licence
(CC-by-sa). Share, remix and enjoy!
</p>

<h2 id="coverage">Coverage</h2>

<h3 id="buffy_fanfiction_wiki"><a href="http://buffyfanfiction.wikia.com/">On the Buffy Fan Fiction Wiki</a></h3>

<ul>

<li>
<a href="http://buffyfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Selina_Mandrake_-_The_Slayer"><i>Selina Mandrake - The Slayer</i></a> - about the screenplay itself.
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://buffyfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Selina_Mandrake">Selina
Mandrake</a> - about the protagonist.
</li>

<li>
<a href="http://buffyfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/The_Guide">The Guide</a>
</li>

</ul>

<h3 id="fanfiction.net">FanFiction.Net</h3>

<ol>

<li>
<a href="http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6989657/1/">Part 1</a> (with comments)
</li>

</ol>

<h3 id="coverage_mageia_forums">Mageia Forums</h3>

<ol>

<li>
<a href="https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=5&amp;t=4409">Announcement
on the Mageia Forums</a>
</li>

</ol>

<h3 id="coverage_fxp_forums">On the fxp.co.il forums</h3>

<ol>

<li>
<a href="http://www.fxp.co.il/showthread.php?t=12313150&amp;p=114076110#post114076110">Ebook
available for Selina Mandrake - The Slayer (Buffy parody)</a>
</li>

</ol>

<h2 id="licensing">Licensing</h2>

<p>
Well, since this work is a parody of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer"><i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i></a> (written by
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joss_Whedon">Joss
Whedon</a>), and contains characters from there,
I am theoretically protected by the Copyright’s
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use#Fair_use_and_parody">“right of
parody”</a> as part of the ”Fair Use” provision. There are other parodies of
Buffy’s works online and possibly offline, and no one was sued yet.
</p>

<p>
This work also uses other characters and concepts, from other copyrighted, and
already Public Domain works.
</p>

<p>
All the text in <i>Selina Mandrake - The Slayer</i> is original, and as far as
I’m concerned can be used under the terms of
<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">the
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licence Unported (CC-by-sa)</a>
(either version 3.0, or at your option any later version), but like I said,
the situation is more complicated than that.
</p>

<p>
I’m putting it here on this site in hope it will amuse or inspire
people, and also because it may encourage people to watch some episodes of
<i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, or of <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> or
<i>Star Trek: Deep Space 9</i>, learn about Jewish culture and some <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Near_East">Near East history</a>,
read Dumas’
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers"><i>The Three
Musketeers</i></a>, etc. etc. all of which I can highly recommended. I’m not
charging people any money to download, build, or view the works, but I
have some web commercials which I’m making some small money from, and which
I hope are acceptable to the copyright holders. Please don’t sue me.
</p>

<h2 id="credits">Credits</h2>

<h3 id="d10_image_credits">1d10 Image Credit</h3>

<p>
<a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Green-d10-dice.png">1d10
image</a> taken from Wikimedia Commons by
<a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Krdan">User:Krdan</a> under
the GFDL/CC-by-sa-3.0.
</p>

<h3 id="ebookmaker"><a href="http://github.com/setanta/ebookmaker">ebookmaker</a></h3>

<p>
Ebookmaker is a Python 3 script that allows one to generate an EPUB and was
used for preparing <a href="#ebook">the Selina Mandrake E-book</a>. While
not perfect, it proved extremely useful and
<a href="http://github.com/setanta">the author</a> (= Marcelo Lira
a.k.a “setanta”) also promptly
merged <a href="https://github.com/setanta/ebookmaker/pull/1">a
pull request</a> I sent him. Thanks, Marcelo, for your great work!
</p>

<h3 id="sell_ebooks_online"><a href="http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/sell-ebooks/">“20
Websites To Sell Your EBook”</a></h3>

<p>
A post about websites that allow you to sell your electronic book / EPUB.
</p>

<h3 id="fxp_about_buying_dice"><a href="http://www.fxp.co.il/showthread.php?t=12282040&amp;p=113709371">Thread in fxp.co.il about buying d10 Dice</a></h3>

<p>
Some people on <a href="http://www.fxp.co.il/">the fxp.co.il forums</a>
helped me with purchasing some ten-sided dice I was seeking (in Hebrew).
</p>

<h2 id="sources_of_inspiration">Sources of Inspiration</h2>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_%28TV_series%29">Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)</a> -
main source for inspiration, reference and parody.
</p>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://buffy.wikia.com/">Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel Wiki</a>
- Wikia, so you should register to get rid of annoying ads.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://buffyfanfiction.wikia.com/">Buffy Fanfiction Wikia</a>
- please populate if you have something of your own.
</p>
</li>

</ul>

</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek%3A_Deep_Space_Nine">Star
Trek: Deep Space Nine</a> - provided some fodder for this story.
</p>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://stexpanded.wikia.com/">“Star Trek Expanded Universe” Wikia
for Star Trek fanfiction</a>
</p>
</li>

</ul>

</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers"><i>The
Three Musketeers</i></a> by
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_Dumas">Alexandre Dumas</a>.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Muppets_%282011%29"><i>The Muppets (2011)</i> film</a>
- I saw this film in the cinema and was impressed by its take on a brutal
honesty criticism of various 2010s culture, as seen by the apparently more old
fashioned (but still funny as ever) muppets. I eventually decided to adopt a
similar approach in writing <i>Selina</i>, both as a criticism of some
of our contemporary culture, and more importantly as a way to honestly convey
my farfetched imaginary world (induced by a long period of
<a href="$(ROOT)/philosophy/psychology/hypomanias/">hypomanias and manias</a>)
into this screenplay.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GOGNE0nWHk">Sesame Street: “Grover
the Waiter - Big Hamburger”</a> - provided some inspiration to the scene with
the three.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Princess_Bride_%28film%29">The film
<i>The Princess Bride</i></a> - some quotes are taken from there.
</p>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/recommendations/films/#princess-bride">My review
of the film</a>.
</p>
</li>
</ul>

</li>

<li>
<p>
The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Potter">Harry Potter
franchise</a> - I believe now that I drew some inspiration from Harry Potter
in the fact that Selina starts as a normal teenager, who just happens to
be geeky, and versed enough in various aspects of American and British popular
culture as well as Near Eastern history, Judaism and Israelism, to be
dangerous. However, like Harry Potter and his good friend Hermione Granger,
she secretly wishes that there was more to this world than meets the eye,
only to discover this is the case, to her great apparent dismay. This means
she has to find a way to handle the situation gracefully.
</p>

<p>
While Harry and Hermione find assistance using supernatural magic, Selina only
has her own natural slaying resources of her words and actions, which turn
out to be enough.
</p>
</li>

</ul>

<h2 id="links">Links</h2>

<h3 id="buffy_links">Buffy Links</h3>

<ul>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://buffy.wikia.com/">Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel Wiki</a>
- Wikia, so you should register to get rid of annoying ads.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://buffyfanfiction.wikia.com/">Buffy Fanfiction Wikia</a>
- please populate if you have something of your own.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/buffy">The Buffy subreddit</a> - a forum
and community for fans of the show.
</p>
</li>

<li>
<p>
<a href="$(ROOT)/humour/bits/facts/Buffy/">Buffy Facts</a> (also by me) -
facts about Buffy Summers, the protagonist of the show.
</p>
</li>

</ul>