I love what you are ♥
No, you know what? I’m not just dropping this. You wanna know my plan? My plan is I love you, okay? I’ve probably loved you ever since Georgetown. So phone me. I’ll meet you anywhere, and we will make a plan. If none of this makes sense to you, just ignore it. No embarrassment, nothing. We’ll just go back to how things stood.
Will Gardner (via flawlessbilson)
I’m a bit of a geek and I really like Buffy.
Orphan Black’s Jordan Gavaris (X)

About “After Life”, when Buffy went to Spike’s crypt and sat there in silence, in “After Life”, why do you think she was there? As the writer of the episode or just as a fan, what do you think was going through Buffy’s mind at that point and in particular during Spike’s “every night I saved you” speech? Because she just sat there in silence, she didn’t really say anything.

Yes, she sat there in silence with him there. I think she didn’t know why she was there, except she wanted to be with someone… who wasn’t demanding anything of her… and wasn’t expecting anything. And someone who could understand, because he has the line that I really liked where he looks at her hands and he knows right away that she crawled out of the grave. And it’s hard to hear, the line that gets a little lost but he says “I’ve done it myself” or been there. There is the implication that he is identifying with her because he also crawled out of his own grave. Then when he says the “I’ve saved you lots of times”, I think all we can do is know what we would be thinking and the kind of person Buffy is… that she has to be thinking… “wow, what a guy”.

Jane Espenson (The Succubus Club, 5-02)
If someone makes a racist/sexist joke, say, with total seriousness, ‘I don’t get it, can you explain it?’. Then watch them crash & burn.
Louis C.K. (via willdawnevercome)
Among girls whose parents never commented on their weight, 4.2% reported use of any extreme weight control behaviors, while 23.2% of girls whose parents frequently commented on their weight reported use of any of these behaviors. Mothers’ more frequent talk about their own weight, shape, or size was associated with lower self-worth and higher depressive symptomology among girls.

Mother-reported parental weight talk and adolescent girls’ emotional health, weight control attempts, and disordered eating behaviors

This is open access. If you click on the link you can read the whole paper (click to read the PDF at the bottom of the page)

(via kyrigiris)

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
The Little Prince  (via dumbwhitegirl)
"The great Marsters with a chemistry with Buffy that is just completely different from Angel’s, and different than David’s, and yet works very, very well. He’s more on Buffy’s level. He’s more… Their vulnerabilities come out, and I don’t just mean as characters, but as actors around each other. And that really works, it works on a very different level. Their relationship has clearly been through a lot - much more, in fact, than her relationship with Angel, in a way. And you feel that history with these two, and they bring it to the set every time they come to work and that’s why we still came to work, because they did." ~ Joss Whedon (Chosen Commentary)

"The great Marsters with a chemistry with Buffy that is just completely different from Angel’s, and different than David’s, and yet works very, very well. He’s more on Buffy’s level. He’s more… Their vulnerabilities come out, and I don’t just mean as characters, but as actors around each other. And that really works, it works on a very different level. Their relationship has clearly been through a lot - much more, in fact, than her relationship with Angel, in a way. And you feel that history with these two, and they bring it to the set every time they come to work and that’s why we still came to work, because they did." ~ Joss Whedon (Chosen Commentary)

Actually, ya know, Joss is still writing comic books, they’re doing season 10 now. I think anybody interested in the Spike/Buffy relationship should probably check out those comic books, because I think it’s gonna get *very* interesting between the two of those characters.
James Marsters (Capital Public Radio)
James Marsters interview on Capital Public Radio
Q: How do you feel about Sarah Michelle Gellar choosing Angel over Spike?
JM: I think it was constructed that way. Wisely. Spike only got his soul very late in the game. I'm not really sure either character deserved Buffy. Buffy was a really awesome human being that deserves someone just as awesome as she was, and I think both Angel and Spike were kind of messed up. Even though they had souls and cool hair or whatever, they still had so many issues, so I thought she probably deserves someone better than both of them. But Angel had his soul longer and his priorities are a little straighter. Spike was, you know, evil for pretty much the whole time.
Q: You said he was "seeking goodness" at one point. Changed your mind?
JM: The thing is, I didn't want them to kill my character off so I played Spike as if he had a soul from the beginning. But it wasn't written as if he did, so there's a little bit of conundrum there. I was talking with David Fury, one of the producers and writers on Buffy, and he said "Yeah, we noticed that, James, and we had to incorporate that" and it was like a part of Spike's soul was still in him.
Actually, Joss is still writing comic books, they're doing season 10 now. Anybody interested in Spike and Buffy's relationship should probably check out those comic books, because I think it's gonna get very interesting between two of those characters.
It’s got to be someone amazing because she’s amazing.
Josh Hutcherson on who Jennifer should date after her breakup with Nick in 2013. (x)
Buffy and Spike are going to be spending a lot of time together and that’s just gold! It’s so much fun, those two!
Joss Whedon (on what to expect in Season 9 of the BtVS comics.)

I fixated on this notion that our ideas of romantic love are created for us by the society around us, and then escape from that is grown-up love, is marriage, is mature love, to escape the ideals of love that we’re supposed to follow. So that clicked for me when I realized, oh, I get why it matters everybody goes through the weird machinations we go through.” ~ Joss Whedon on Much Ado

Jane Espenson (January 25, 2010)

Jane Espenson (January 25, 2010)