Vanessa’s Team Pick:
I was going to open this post with Angel’s monologue from Passion (2×17) so I could talk about how passionate I am about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but then I actually revisited that text and remembered how twisted it is, so let’s just say my love for BtVS is of the extremely passionate variety but not in a creepy I’m a vampire who just got rid of my annoying soul and now I wanna kill everyone you’ve ever loved kinda way, but more of a, Wow, I would love to read clever limericks re-capping each and every Buffy episode kinda way.
Which is so lucky for me, because guess what? That’s an actual real thing you can do!
If you’ve been craving jaunty poetic re-caps of everything that ever went down at the Hellmouth, you are so in luck. Sisters Waffle and Meringue (also known as periru3 and tafadhali) of Waffle Meringue Productions are in the process of re-watching The Greatest Show Of All Time and writing a limerick per episode as they go. Right now they’re up to season 3, and honestly it’s exactly as perfect as you’d expect it to be.
Sometimes it’s hard to explain exactly how much Buffy the Vampire Slayer means to you without sounding like a crazy person, and sometimes you start trying to write your own recaps and they turn into 10 page essays that no one, not even your girlfriend, will read, and sometimes you step out of the Whedon fandom into the real world and find yourself arguing, “It doesn’t matter that the show ended in 2003, it is still relevant and important and perfect, okay?!”
Then you find a blog filled with Buffy limericks, and you remember the weird episode with the hyenas, and how you wanted to die when Joyce hit on Xander, and exactly how hot Eliza Dushku is especially when she’s playing a badass bitch. And you realize you’ve been doing it all wrong, and if only you’d summed up each episode in an A-A-B-B-A five line poetic form, everyone would have understood perfectly. Thank Giles someone else figured it out; now we can all bask in its glory and anxiously await limericks for seasons 4-7.