I'm so excited about joining this blog. I'm a Buffy fan from way back and grew up along with her through high school. I related to Buffy a lot..... in fact Slayers in general. I grew up with a single mother who was working hard to keep a roof over our head. We always had enough and we were comfortable and grateful for all that we had, but my mom also has a chronic illness that would make life harder at times. She almost died three different times (that I was actually present for, this doesn't count the times I didn't know about until I got older). My Senior year of high school she almost died and spent two months in the hospital as I started my last year of high school. I was alone dealing with things that in the real world add up to demons as I helped my mom recover all the while keeping everything that was happening at home from my friends and telling my family that I was okay and didn't need help. I started watching Buffy that year and it helped me get through and be strong. While I love every season of Buffy I think it's Season five that really takes the place of honor in my DVD collection. The Body episode was very real to me and I loved the development of Buffy's character as well as her relationship with Spike. I prefer Spike over Angel. I think their relationship was more real while Angel and Buffy were more like puppy love (sickening, sappy, puppy love). Before any of you try to flog me for that, I must also say that I love Angel as well and own all seasons on DVD (very upset that it was cancelled when it was although I heard there was a comic showing what happens after the fight- something about hell in LA and Angel riding a dragon...... Buffy is also carried on in Season eight through comics if any of you weren't aware).
I had plans to showcase a few sweaters worn by Buffy starting with Season four on my own blog and then I found this blog. My first project is going to be either the yellow and orange overlay from the Thanksgiving episode or the hot pink boat mock neck sweater that I saw Buffy sporting (can't remember what episode). Can't wait to get started!