Look, I have to go identify our dead father’s body. I’m sorry you’re having a bad drug experience, but deal with it.
Art is to console those who are broken by life.
I’m just saying you only get one life. There’s no God, no rules, no judgments, except for those you accept or create for yourself. And once it’s over, it’s over. Dreamless sleep forever and ever. So why not be happy while you’re here. Really. Why not?
In a lot of ways, Buffy’s relationship with Spike is the most normal relationship she has ever had. There are no secrets between them. When she first met Angel, he kept his vampire identity a secret. And it wasn’t until it was too late that she found out all the details of the spell. Parker posed as a nice guy, but was just looking for another notch on his bed post. Riley turned out to be part of an experiment and half brother to a cyborg monster. Each of these lovers turned into something Buffy definitely did not want. But Spike is what he appears to be. Buffy knows all his failings and if he has any surprises, they are positive ones. It’s interesting that this is the hardest relationship for Buffy to commit to while at the same time being the most honest and open of her relationships. She deceives her friends, but she and Spike do not deceive each other.
The devil is real. And he’s not a little red man with horns and a tail. He can be beautiful. Because he’s a fallen angel, and he used to be God’s favorite.
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.
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.