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January 22 2010

The Logo Channel's best Buffy moments. There's three photo categories to peruse: the Most Comedic, the Most Dramatic and the Most Sexy.

Many of them seem to describe entire episodes more than moments.
Really, none of those three makes the grade.

Perhaps they should allow us to choose these matters.
Well if people want to post their top 5 Comedic/Dramatic/Sexy moments then I say go for it.
Ok, not sure if I will do five, but I'll give my tops that I'm thinking of right now, and I reserve the right to change my mind about 5 seconds after I post this:

Most Comedic - Buffy being all proud of herself in 'Earshot' when she's taking advantage of her new powers in class.

Most Dramatic - Buffy stabbing Angel and sending him to hell... especially since she knows he was 'back.' Rips your heart out.

Most Sexy - Buffy's sexy dance with Xander.
Off the top of my head:

Funny:

Xander confusing Old Reliable/Faithful/Yeller
Cordy thinking and saying exactly the same thing in Earshot.
Buffy: We'll give him a mustache...with blood...the blood of the innocent!
Anya wanting to sleep with both Xanders.
The whole flashback with Aud and Olaf.

Dramatic:

Buffy kills Angel.
Angelus kills Jenny.
Buffy's death in Season 5.
Buffy's Crispin's Day speech in Season 7 (still gives me chills.)
The Master's explanation about how prophesies work in Prophesy Girl.

Sexy:

The fight/sex scene with Riley and Buffy...So, what do you want to do?
Willow and Tara in I'm Under Your Spell, especially at the end. (How the hell did that make it past the censors?)
Buffy and Spike on the balcony of the Bronze.
Anya's seduction of Xander (could have gone in the Funny category, too.)
The whole pre-Apocylapse orgy in Season 7.
Oh, and Cordy's and Wesley's kiss (kidding!!)
Giles reading the riot act for joining a cult. The high school's cheerleader team.

Buffy baring her heart and pain to Giles.

Oh, this one's easy! Buffy's bump and grind with Xander.
I try to forget all the best moments, so that I'm taken by surprise all over again when I rewatch.
I allways put myself in Xander's place, when seing Buffy mistreat him in that dance scene.
So I'm reading the Twitter responses to today's poll about the saddest Whedon moments and start to tear up thinking about them all, and then I come over here and try to list funny moments and I actually start laughing. I may be a crazy person.

Anyway, funny is impossible--there are too many. But moments from Life Serial are definitely up there (the argument about Andrew's Death Star painting on the van & about where 2:00 is make me laugh every time), and also the bit about Faith killing a Vulcan in Storyteller. And Snyder in Band Candy...

For dramatic, I'd say Buffy's death in The Gift.

I don't think most of the sex in BTVS is very sexy, so I guess I'd go with the dance or with Willow/Tara in OMWF. Or with any scene of David Boreanez without his shirt on.
Funny: Anya playing the game of life, "Bunnies", Giles and Spike in Tabula Rasa, Buffy and Spike in Something Blue, Faith killing a Vulcan.

Dramatic: Buffy killed Angel, Angelus killing Jenny, the end of The Gift, Taras death.

Sexy: Buffy and Riley in Who Are You, Buffy and Xanders sexy dance, Buffy and Spike in Smashed, Willow and Tara in OMWF.

I'll probably think of loads more later, but thats it for now :)
Where the hell is Anya on that list, anyway? She's crazy funny, often sexy, and sometimes, deeply dramatic.
Oh yeah, add anyas speech in The Body to my list under dramatic, that makes me cry every time.
Funny:
- Xander and Spike's exchanged look in Beneath You (funniest BTVS moment ever for me)
- Buffy drinking with Spike in Life Serial
- Double Buffy in Intervention (pretty much the whole episode but I suppose maybe... 'Gyles' or 'Angel is lame, his hair sticks straight up and he's bloody stupid')
- Double Xander ('clearly he's a bad influence on himself')
- Earshot, I always giggle crazily when Angel says the reason she can't hear his thoughts is because he's a vampire...suuure Angel ;)

Dramatic
- Buffy kills Angel
- Buffy jumps to her death
- Buffy finds her mum
- Spike's soul revealed in the church
- Anya's speech
(Just missing out are two Dawn moments, Dawn finding out about her mum and Dawn and Buffy's showdown in Forever)

Sexy:
- Spike's panther-crawl in Harsh Light of Day
- Buffy's dream in Amends (I would say her dream in Innocence but the knowledge of it being Joss' breathy-ness takes me out of it a little ;)
- Buffy's dance with Xander in When She Was Bad
- Buffy/Riley fight/sex scene
- Buffy/Spike in Smashed
(Actually one of the sexiest scenes for me is probably Buffy attempting to seduce Xander in BBB but I can't really enjoy it in the context)

Now we need Kick-Ass Moments (I'm Buffy. The Vampire Slayer. And you are?) and Heartbreaking Moments.
"Dopplegangland” The Scoobies think that Willow is dead but she isn't, “That’s me as a vampire? I'm so evil and skanky. And I think I'm kinda gay”, Willow waving at Oz
“Who Are You?” Faith as Buffy talking to Spike in the Bronze ending with “because it’s wrong”
“Tabula Rasa” the first ten minutes after they wake up in the Magic Box: Randy Giles and “I’m like a superhero or something” in particular
“End of Days“ "I’m sorry. What’s your name?” “Buffy.” “No, really?"
“Hush” Giles’ presentation and Buffy’s staking gesture

“Passion” Jenny’s death
“Becoming II” Buffy stopping the sword between her hands and saying “Me.”
“Prophecy Girl” “Giles, I'm sixteen years old, I don't wanna die.”
“The Body” Willow panicking over what to wear
“Hush” Tara and Willow running away from The Gentlemen and getting that door shut
“Innocence” Willow catching Xander and Cordelia together
“OMWF" Buffy’s reveal about having been in heaven
“Who Are You?” Buffy and Faith’s climatic fight
“Entropy” “Can we just skip it?”
“The Wish” the death of Buffy

“Who Are You?” Willow explores the Nether Realms with Tara’s help
For drama, just gut wrenching heartbreak, the Body. And Anya's death. Like Wash's, it's so sudden and random.
Buffy just has too many gold moments to pigeonhole as best. I'd rather say favorite, like, God help me (I laugh like a drain every time I've seen it), most comedic:

Giles: "Feel up to some training?" Buffy: "Sure. We can work out after school. You know, if you're not too busy having sex with my MOTHER." (Giles walks into a tree)

Most dramatic:

Anya's monologue talking about Joyce's death and hot chocolate and getting upset because she just can't grasp human mortality, which in Anya's own weird way hits the nail on the head on how each moment, each experience is precious because in the next moment, it may never come again.

Most sexy:

Spike making love to invisible Buffy.
Yes! fun .....

Funniest:
> Several moments in Beer Bad (yes, I'm one who loved it).
> Life Serial - Buffy getting drunk with Spike, all the stuff with Warren/Jonathon/Andrew
> Most everything in Pangs, really too many 'moments' to list individually.
> Triangle - the Troll rampaging through town, and in the Bronze - especially the exchange with Spike.
> Spike trying to bite Willow - The Initiative
> Spike's "What the bloody hell do you bloody women want??" rant - Crush.
> Tabula Rasa, when everyone wakes up with no memory - especially the exchanges between Giles and Spike.
> Selfless - the flashbacks, especially the "badly translated" sub-titles.
> Andrew telling the potentials the story of Faith killing "a Vulcan" - Dirty Girls
> The gang playing D&D - Chosen (?)

Sexiest:
> Harmony seducing grumpy, reluctant Spike - The Harsh Light of Day
> Buffy and Spike - Smashed
And since all my other picks in this category involve Buffy and Spike, I'll leave it at that. ;)

Most Dramatic:
> Angel kills Jenny - Passions
> Buffy "kills" Angel - Becoming pt2
> Buffy discovers Joyce's body - [end of the ep before and], the beginning of - The Body
> Buffy telling Dawn about Joyce's death - the "through the window with no sound" was brilliant. - The Body
> Buffy's death - The Gift
> Tara's death - Seeing Red
> Giles: "I'd like to test that theory" - a small moment but a knockout - Two To Go (?)
> Xander bringing Willow back from the brink of destroying the world - Grave
> Spike gets his soul - Grave
> Buffy and Spike in the Chapel - Beneath You
> Spike's death - Chosen
Off the top of my head:

Funny:

Xander confusing Old Reliable/Faithful/Yeller
Cordy thinking and saying exactly the same thing in Earshot.
Buffy: We'll give him a mustache...with blood...the blood of the innocent!
Anya wanting to sleep with both Xanders.
The whole flashback with Aud and Olaf.

Dramatic:

Buffy kills Angel.
Angelus kills Jenny.
Buffy's death in Season 5.
Buffy's Crispin's Day speech in Season 7 (still gives me chills.)
The Master's explanation about how prophesies work in Prophesy Girl.

Sexy:

The fight/sex scene with Riley and Buffy...So, what do you want to do?
Willow and Tara in I'm Under Your Spell, especially at the end. (How the hell did that make it past the censors?)
Buffy and Spike on the balcony of the Bronze.
Anya's seduction of Xander (could have gone in the Funny category, too.)
The whole pre-Apocylapse orgy in Season 7.
Oh, and Cordy's and Wesley's kiss (kidding!!)


I will miss your posts. They were always a pleasure to read. And I will miss you. You were one of Whedonesque's finest.

R.I.P. Chris inVirginia.
I am very sorry to hear that, Simon. He was one of the regulars, so he was like family.
This has been a really weird year so far.
He'll be missed. Let us rejoice the good times. Don't know what else to say.
I am so sorry to hear this. Just saw an exchange on Twitter that concerned me and here is the news. My thoughts go out to his family.

[ edited by Tonya J on 2010-02-13 00:27 ]

[ edited by Tonya J on 2010-02-13 00:27 ]
RIP, although I never read many of your posts, you will be greatly missed. Have fun up there. :(
So very sorry to hear this. He's one of the people whose posts I remember reading back before I was even registered .... he always seemed to have something thoughtful and interesting to say, and came across as a kind person. My sympathies to his family & friends.
I am sad to hear this, too. Like erendis I read Chris's posts before I was registered, and also like erendis I always enjoyed them. He seemed like a really intelligent and kind person.
Chris in Virginia, I remember you as a gentle man.
What a shock. I always enjoyed reading his posts and remember him as the first person to welcome me to Whedonesque after my first post, so he has had a special spot in my heart.

Peace be with you, ChrisinVirginia, and condolences to your family and friends.
Oh man. Take care, Chris, of Virginia, wherever you are now.
Oh wow... Yeah, that's unexpected alright... One day he's posting his 5 favorite sexy Buffy moment and the next... Yeah... He was a good poster and seemingly a good guy... The community is lesser without him...
Repeating what I wrote on our Library site thread devoted to Chris: I am stunned and saddened. Chris was one of the first W members I remember noticing, and one of the first I identified with a particular "voice" - strong, calm, respectful, often with a slight wink or joke in his tone, never hectoring or unpleasant. In fact, I think he really set the tone, in my mind, for how conversations should be conducted on the group. We definitely had our disagreements (I remember one about the N.Y. Times, in particular), but never, ever were they vitriolic or disparaging. And I always admired him for his willingness to step in and speak his truth (and, of course, for his mighty mighty recruiting and cheerleading efforts on behalf of Joss's shows).

I never met him. But I felt like I knew him. R.I.P. My condolences to his loved ones.
I'm still stunned by this and can't stop thinking about him and his family. Like so many others have mentioned, he was such a welcoming poster when I joined. Back when our community here was a bit smaller, and we both posted more he had such a down to earth tone with a hint of a wink...always very nice and considerate. One of the biggest cheerleaders ever for Joss and the verse. I'll miss him!!
My condolences to Chris' family and friends. Very sad :(.
Oh man, just stuck my head back in because I was kinda wondering why this thread was still going.

Really sad news, i'll miss his posts. The thing that struck me most about Chris in Virginia was what a deeply civilized man he was. We didn't always agree (sometimes on the big things, sometimes the small) but it was always a pleasure to disagree with him, a true gentleman. World's a little smaller now.

My sincere condolences to his family.
I knew him well for the last six or so years. We originally met in person because of whedonesque, for which I'll always be grateful. Chris was a very fine man, a wonderful man. He was kind, gentle, and generous. A fine thinker, a lover of literature and music and great food. And the works of Mutant Enemy. Whenever we would meet up, he and I had a fine time talking of things whedonesque and beyond. We disagreed about many Big Things, but our differences never got in the way of our friendship.

More I cannot say right now, except that I extend his wife and son and the rest of his family my deepest condolences. And that I will miss him terribly.
Wow, this is heartbreaking. I haven't been around long enough to know Chris properly but even so - my deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace.
Very sad to learn about this. Peace be with him and solace be with his loved ones.
Joining my voice to the others - such a sad loss for us, such a terrible loss for his family. He always came across as decent, lively, interested and interesting. The world is the poorer place without him.
I’m shocked and saddened to hear this news. I didn’t know Chris personally, but I feel like I know him from his posts. As has already been said, he always came across as a fine person. My condolences go out to his family.
Gosh -- I was thrown back into reality with a jolt. I didn't know him like many of the others, and now, I wish I did. From what everyone has been seeing he seemed like such a wonderful guy and I as well offer my condolences to everyone that knew him on some level.
He'll live on in the hearts of those that knew him -- that much I think I can say, but I know he'll be greatly missed nonetheless.
I don't post very often, but I read most everything written here, and I would also like to add my voice to the others. Reading what Chris wrote for several years now, I feel like I've come to know him, even if just a little bit. I am extremely saddened by this, and my heart goes out to his family. I wish there was more I could say, but I've never been great with words. Rest in peace, Chris.
Oh no :( Only just noticed this. r.i.p. Chris
My condolences to Chris and his family. May he rest in peace.
I'm very saddened to hear this. My deepest condolences to family and friends on the loss of Chris.
Man, that's awful. Thoughts for his family and friends during this difficult time.

He was 57, according to what he wrote in his profile here and given his sign-up date, just in case anyone wondered.

:(

I know this is very small in the greater scope of one's life and some might think it idiotic to bother mentioning, but I just had the thought that he didn't get to see "Epitaph 2". Just a week more...

[ edited by Kris on 2010-02-16 19:48 ]
(I know what you mean, Kris. I looked at a calendar and had the same thought.)

Sincere condolences to friends and family. We're going to miss you around here, Chris inVirginia.

Edited because I never noticed the space lack before between in and Virginia.

[ edited by m'cookies actual on 2010-02-16 18:54 ]
I only just heard of this. Sad to lose such a wonderful member of this community. Condolences to his family and friends.
Oh God no! I can't believe it. Chris and I had a few wonderful e-mail conversations (mostly about food) and so many differently wonderful conversations here in the black in what I am coming to think of as the old days. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. The world has yet another whole in it.
I'm still floored by this. I quite like the fact that my original condolence was my thousandth comment on Whedonesque - seems right somehow.

After seeing this yesterday and reading the obituary I decided I'd read a few of Chris' recent comments and his 2nd to last comment really hit hard just how fickle life can be. :(

Chris was a member here back when I was a proper lurker, before I had an account and I always enjoyed his thoughtful words, he will be missed.
I hadn't been able to bring myself to post until just now aside from a quick bit in the Library. I was stunned to get the info by email from a lurker who was also a Farker friend of Chris'. Truly, there is a hole in the world once more. Rest in peace, Chris, you will be missed, my friend.
Just saw this thread.Very sad to hear.My thoughts go to his family.
Oh, no.

R.I.P. Chris. My thoughts and prayers go to your family.
R.I.P. Chris.
I just wanted to say that I'm very sorry and my sympathies go to Chris' family and friends. We will miss his presence here.
I'm really sorry to hear that. R.I.P. Chris.
I don't post very often but I read this board everyday. Over the last several years I feel like I have received a glimpse of the man that Chris was through his wonderful posts. He has always been one of my favorite posters on here because of his sincerity, respectful tone and hints of humor. May he rest in peace and my sympathies to his family and friends.
Just noticed the thread. I am greatly saddened by this news. Chris was one of us, and he was a true gentleman.
I've just come on for a catch up and found out about Chris.

This makes me feel very sad indeed.
My heart goes out to his friends and family also.
I met Chris in person at local meetups before I knew he was ChrisinVirginia. He was probably the most enthusiastically pro-Buffy person I've ever met (in person) and just had an encyclopedic knowledge of the series -- yet was welcoming of those of us whose enthusiasms were a little more general. Also very funny. I just read about his death today and I'm so sad to hear about it.
RIP Chris. Such sad news.
Somehow, I completely missed this until today. Well, shit. The world shrunk again.

Civilized. Opinionated. Passionate. Friendly. Kind.

That's my impression of him from his posts here in the Black. He always added something to the conversation and he was always a notable voice. I'll miss him touching my life.

[ edited by BreathesStory on 2010-02-28 15:22 ]
I've been away for a while, so just saw the news about Chris. As I recently learned, there are no magic words to take away the pain caused from losing someone close and dearly loved.

Hold on to, and share, your memories of him. It is the memories and stories that keep him alive. As many said before me, I remember his posts as always being thoughtful and insightful, usually with a sense of humor that could calm down an excited discussion. He was always respectful of other posters and had something to bring to the discussion.

Time does heal. Really. But sometimes I just wish that it heals as fast as it runs.

My thoughts are with his family during this painful time.

With deepest sympathy,

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