BTVS meme: 6 episodes [4/6] - Touched A hundred plus years, and there’s only one thing I’ve ever been sure of. You. Hey, look at me. I’m not asking you for anything. When I say I love you, it’s not because I want you, or because I can’t have you - it has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try… I’ve seen your kindness, and your strength, I’ve seen the best and the worst of you and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman. You’re the one, Buffy.
Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.
You know our idea of perfect “boyfriends” is a bit skewed when we include a 240 something old vampire. It was a long bloody battle between Angel and Booth (because as much as we love David Boreanaz, he doesn’t get to appear on this list twice. There are rules to this kind of thing), and, of course, in long bloody battles, Angel always has the upper hand.
Tall, dark, and broody, for a guy with so much, ahem, experience, Angel was really focused on Buffy. In fact, he was all Buffy, all the time. This was either creepy or sweet, depending how you wanted to look at it. From where I saw it, it was good. He wanted to protect her. He wanted to be better for her. He never felt like he deserved even a tiny bit of her goodness and strength, and yet, he never stopped trying to earn it. Even when he thought it was a lost battle, even when she was with someone else. Simply put, Buffy is Angel’s lobster. There’s just no one else for him. And there never will be.
Just uncovered a cool things-man-was-not-meant-to-know short film on youtube you might enjoy called Thresher, by Mika Diva. Includes music by Carpenter-Brut which is an added bonus.
Hey! I’d never seen it before. Very nifty. You know, the “following” creatures in that short film are close to how I’ve always imagined Nyarlathotep to look in his Witch House form. And I find smiling monsters to be the most horrifying.
The Gentlemen from “Hush,” BtVS (1999)
That and when they say they love you (e.g., the Children of Old Leech). **shiver** Thanks for the great share. Note to anyone checking it out: there are a couple of jump-scare-ish moments–in case you prefer your horror lingering and dreadful rather than jumpy.