Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Confessions of a Buffy Fanatic - Laura Edition

When David and I moved to NYC in the fall of 2006, we didn't know very many people and we didn't have a ton of extra money to spend on New York nightlife, so we spent many nights, (and full days) watching DVD Buffy marathons. This was step one in David's master plan to make me a total nerd. Even after a few rough episodes in the first season, I fell in love with Buffy, and I always enjoyed spending time with the Scoobies in Sunnydale.

One of my first nerdy Buffy moments came in February of that year. While still in NYC, we had the opportunity to attend the Buffy sing along at the IFC center. The Buffy sing along is a midnight showing of the Buffy musical episode, "Once More with Feeling," complete with live performers. Well, you really don't know what the word "Nerd" means until you've attended one of these things. Seriously, it was like sitting at the world's biggest nerd table in the high school cafeteria, I felt uncomfortably cool. Anyway, despite the fellow Buffy fans, it was a wonderful time for both David, and me (and the overly-confident morbidly obese woman playing Tara).

Apparently, I chose a very opportune time to start watching Buffy, because shortly after we finished the seventh season, the season 8 comic books premiered. Now, I had been into a comic book store with David, but I had never in my life read one, until the first Issue of Buffy Season 8 came out. Now I go over to the comic book store every month to get my Buffy and Angel comics, and as seen in the previous post about my room, my modest collection is growing. My room post also revealed my affinity for toys, making my acquisition of a few Buffy action figures quite natural. David and I have given Buffy action figures to each other as birthday gifts, and I'm sure it will happen again. Since I'm fairly new to the cult of Buffy, my nerd stories are limited, but this is a pretty good start…

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

what is that duck picture about?