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Happy birthday, Sire!

In less than an hour, it will be the birthday of my fangirl progenitor, drop_edge. Without her indirect but powerful influence, I would never have watched a single episode of BtVS or found myself here with you good folks. She says that if Buffyfan recruiting were a pyramid scheme, she'd be rich by now, and I don't doubt it. And hey, fun fact: she ranks first and second, respectively, on the Addicted to Angel and Addicted to Buffy trivia games on Facebook. *bows to her wisdom*) I've had a great time getting to know her better this year at parties and the Slayage conference, and it's also been gratifying to watch everyone else back slowly away from us as we squee about teh Spuffy together. In the morning she'll come over and we'll kick off her birthday celebration by spending the day in our pajamas watching Buffy and eating ham, but not before I explore the dark side of her legacy.

Yes, you heard me. Clever as she is, I feel that I would be remiss in failing to point out the sometimes ugly consequences of this one-woman BtVS crusade. Indeed, if I had never met drop_edge, none of you would have been exposed to images of degeneracy such as these over the past few months . . .

Observe a respresentative sample of the fruits of your corruption, madam! I don't think there's a doll court in the land that wouldn't convict you (and, let's face it, philips) as an accessory.

And of course, without her influence, none of us would ever have had to witness this humiliating spectacle. . .

Or this one! Why, I can hardly even stand to look. It's sickening, that's what it is.

May the lord have mercy on us all. I hope you can live with yourself, Birthday Girl.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRADI!!! Thank you for turning me. *cackle* Into a sicko! I've had a fabulous time. May the next year bring you many good things. And lots of stuff to blog about so that I can read it and laugh until I shoot coffee out my nose. This is key. :D


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Jan. 8th, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
You are so lucky to have found a guide to pervert lead you through the Duchy of Buffdom. I was forced to find my own way, though when I look behind me, I see those I have converted, and rejoice! Then I look to the side, and see the nice people making the twirling motion with their finger at their temple, and well, I get that too. But, it's good to have a somebody who understands the squee. A very happy birthday to the woman who brought you to us!
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
Don't I know it! drop_edge is my BFF's cousin, and once BFF realized that her convincing me to watch Buffy had resulted in an obsession that far outstripped her own, she was like, "You need to talk to B! She'll know what to do." It's been a gift to have her great repository of Buffyverse knowledge at my disposal.

BTW, you should have a little something in the mail tomorrow or Saturday. We had one last hurrah of holiday baking on the Epiphany to stave off the back-to-school blues. Now if I could just get the damned tree down!
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
You. Are. A. Goddess.
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you. Mwah!
Jan. 8th, 2009 08:25 am (UTC)
I guess we should be thanking drop_edge...so happy birthday and thanks for getting mere into this stuff!

I cannot BELIEVE you put doll!Spike in the bunny costume! Stake indeed!
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
Anya is so short that I had to cut the feet out of it so that Spike could wear it. *snicker* It was totally worth it!
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
Spike in the bunny suit! :: dies ::

none of you would have been exposed to images of degeneracy such as these over the past few months ... "shudders in horror at the thought"
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Heee! I think that's probably a new low, even for me. Z. caught me stuffing him into the suit last night and said, "Wow. You're just evil, Mama!" Then she laughed until she hiccuped. I guess the acorn doesn't fall far from the evil tree. ;)

Aww, thanks!
Jan. 8th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
Hee! Doll Spike in a Bunny suit! So funny! Is he trying to scare Anya away?

And do people really back slowly away from you for being Spuffy 'shippers?
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
The bunny suit was the most humiliating thing that I could think up. At least until the next humiliating thing comes along!

I think the the backing away mostly has to do with the fact that we share an offputting obsession that we discuss in animated tones; most of our acquaintance probably don't even know what Spuffy is.
Jan. 8th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Bunny!Spike! FTW!
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Bwahaa! You should have seen him wearing the bunny headdress. He looked so miserable that I decided that armless Angel, who already looks miserable, would just have to bear that particular fluffy burden.
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Jan. 9th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Careful, Calypso! "That rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!" *lol* And now I have to stop before I get carried away and quote an entire Monty Python scene like the doofus I am.

Thank you, sweetie! We sat in our pajamas and watched Buffy and played with dolls. It was fabulous. *hugs* Happy almost-Friday to you!
Jan. 9th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Hahahahahaahahahaha. Is that an abominable snowman suit, or a bunny suit?
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
Heh-heh. It's Anya's bunny suit. She's so teensy that I had to cut the feet out of it so that Spike could wear it, but it was well worth the alteration. I didn't have the heart to make him wear the headdress. Angel carries it off better, anyway!
Jan. 9th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
All hail drop_edge!

Without her tireless activism, the fandom would never have known what Spike's cock looked like. Fan fiction had prepared me for the fact that it was quite pale, and prone to being hard and upright at all times.
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)

Fan fiction had prepared me for the fact that it was quite pale, and prone to being hard and upright at all times.

*snicker* Ah, but could anything prepare you for the fact that it was covered in feathers? :D

Edited at 2009-01-09 03:39 am (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
I have to admit that the crowing gave me a bit of a start, and that it does so when sunrise is nigh (while a helpful reminder for Spike) probably doesn't do him any favors with Buffy.
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
When mere_ubu said we were going to stay in our pajamas, eat ham, and watch Buffy, I thought, "Is she kidding? I don't usually do that until Friday night!" And yes, you should all be TERRIBLY jealous that that's how I spent my day.

Here's what you may not know about mere_ubu:
1) She has a charming home with big rooms and tons of windows with light pouring in from every direction. The casa is also chock full of amazing art created by mere's pere.
2) She has a 42-inch flat screen plasma TV. I'm fairly certain Oz was actual size.
3) She was unaware of Head Tilt Headquarters, which appears to be officially gone. Luckily, the Wayback Machine had a few pages in its archives. Enjoy! (Start with January 2004.) http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.headtilt.com/
4) In addition to the ham and cheese omelets, she made coffee chocolate chip muffins. Super scrummy and better than some cheap-ass grocery store cake any day of the year, but especially on my birthday.
5) She has watched only the first two acts of Dr. Horrible and none of Commentary! The Musical! I cannot believe you guys haven't shunned her. Apply pressure!
6) I got to finger Doll!Spike and the rest of the brood. No -- Wait! I didn't mean "finger." Oh hell, OF COURSE that's what I meant.

Here's what you need to know about our viewing pleasure:
1) I was relieved to discover there was no giant blue crystal or hidden stash of injections lying around. At least, not that I remember. I was sort of lacking in my usual amazing flexibility during yoga tonight, but that may be because of all the muffins.
2) We watched "Band Candy," "Pangs," "Intervention," "Life Serial," and "Him." Yes, today was all about the laughy with none of the mopey. Plus, there was very little Angel, and plenty of Spike covered in sexy wounds.
3) We established that if I ever meet JW, the first words out of my mouth will be, predictably, "I wrote my thesis on you."
4) mere now understands what I mean when I say, "Buffy has Man Hands."
5) Remember in "Killed By Death" when Cordelia suggested Buffy get "that thing on her face" taken care of so long as she was in the hospital? We totally know what "that thing" is now.
6) I cannot tell you how many times I yelled, "Eat a sandwich!" at the TV screen as the seasons progressed and Buffy turned into the Incredibly Shrinking Woman.
7) During the "It was more like a riot than a Ralph's" comment in "Pangs," I sheepishly admitted I was ridiculously excited to drive by a Ralph's on my recent trip to LA for the big Buffy party.

Thank you again, mere_ubu, for THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER.
Jan. 9th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Re: Recap!
Aww, you're so very welcome! I had a fabulous day, and I'm so glad that you did, too. I just had B. read your recap, and there was lots of snickering. (And, predictably, jealousy.)

At least, not that I remember.

Mwahahahaaa! It's so refreshing when things actually go according to plan. *frowns* Aw crap. Did I just say that aloud?

Um, Happy Birthday! Again! *runs away*

Edited at 2009-01-09 04:13 am (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
And OMG, thank you for the Headtilt Headquarters archive! The list entitled "Great Spike Head Tilts of Note" is already killing me, and I haven't even clicked on any of the links yet.
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