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Apr. 25th, 2007 | 06:29 pm
mood: amused
music: Buffy

My teenboy is watching the first season of Buffy -- the substitute teacher is really a giant preying mantis episode -- and I find it oddly funny that he's watching it while in high school. Also a bit disconcerting to put faces to names I've only read in fanfic, like Xander, Willow, and Giles (who's a lot older than I expected). And SMG is a pretty good actor, considering the ridiculous dialog.

While I'm posting, Happy Birthday to water_vole, lelise, _peapod and the particularly wondrous zillah975!

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i'll put my hands on the truth, by god!

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from: the_drifter
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
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I find it oddly funny that he's watching it while in high school.

*laughs* When the series was airing, Willow, Xander and Buffy were exactly one year older than me. It's hard for me to imagine what it'd be like to see it for the first time and have them be radically younger.

By the way, my GF is vaguely appalled that you haven't seen Buffy till now.


... hey, are you insulting the dialogue? *scowls* Sacrilege!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
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I tried to watch it before, but I've always been radically older, and it never managed to hold my interest.

azhriaz says that the ep was particularly bad, so I feel less sacrilegious ;-)

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i'll put my hands on the truth, by god!

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from: the_drifter
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
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Oh, it's definitely not one of the more stellar episodes, and S1 overall scores very high on the clunk-o-meter. (Not in the least because it's all scored by MIDI; dear lord was I happy when they got an actual composer and actual instruments later on). There's pretty much two ways to get into Buffy as an adult: 1) someone shows you enough of the later, legitimately amazing episodes that you get hooked and then go back to rewatch, or 2) in the case of my friend Leah, you make friends with someone who owns all seven seasons and channel your inner fourteen-year-old hard.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's on teenboy's Netflix queue, so I'll give the next season a go.

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Azrhiaz

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from: azrhiaz
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
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The show grew in leaps and bounds-- sadly, the episode you're describing is one of the top five lamest. Hang in there, though-- there's some great stuff to be had. :D

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
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That's enormously reassuring!

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Allow me to recommend a sandwich.

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from: cakeface
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
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That show started the first few weeks of 7th grade and ended my freshman year of college. It was my entire adolescence.

So great!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
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Lucky you. I don't think I had an iconic show. MASH, maybe?

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Allow me to recommend a sandwich.

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from: cakeface
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
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I think MASH is automatically everyone's iconic show, even if they've only ever seen the same fourteen episodes, over and over, while sunburned to a crisp in a beach house in Oregon. *cough*

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Arabia

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from: arabia764
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC)
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Your teen boy is about the same age as mine, isn't he? Mines 15. I was wondering if I should introduce mine to Buffy. I actually thought it might make him a bit more articulate! -- or even that proper words do exist. We're at the 'hum' 'grunt' stage.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
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He's 16, and a girl told him to watch it ;-) I get a random combination of grunts, outrage at being told to do a chore, terse descriptions of school, in-depth discussion about his games and Magic Card decks, and the odd actual conversation. It's tiring.

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Arabia

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from: arabia764
date: Apr. 27th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
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A spoke to a girl?

A real live girl?????

Wow.

I know what you mean about tiring , I have 3 boys and they all make me feel like that!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 27th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
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He's always had friends who were girls, he likes to break stereotypes ;-)

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from: zillah975
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!!! I'm taking tomorrow off to prepare; a birthday at my age takes a few days.... *g*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 26th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Good for you! A day off is such a delight!

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