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March 29 2006

The cost of really loving Joss...is to be celibate, apparently.

From the site: Fujitsu has just announced their MHV2200BT 200GB Serial ATA 2.5 HDD. Shipping in May, they say it will be the biggest drive for notebooks. You know what this means, right? Now you can rip every single Buffy episode from your DVD collection and carry them around with you at all times. Yeah!

Sure, youíll never have sex ever again, but thatís a price you should be willing to pay if you really love Joss Whedon.

I like the loopiness and geekiness of the link, but I think a little more clarification is needed in the title . . .

still, I'm scratching my head as to how obtaining the huge new hard drive results in never having sex again. Too busy watching Buffy (um, how about watching and doing . . . other things at the same time)? A sign of uber geekiness that drives away potential sex-partners? (Hardly, since to some extent we are all geeks these days). Too little money after buying the drive? (Lots of money doesn't equate to having sex. Alas.) What then?
Interesting. Maybe having this new harddisc in your notebook'll make it so heavy it squishes...certain parts, when placed on your lap during the commute?

Else: I have no clue...
Ripping all those DVDs takes so much time that you can no longer have a social life?
d) All of the above?
Ripping dvd's can take a looonngg.....loonngg....long time. Not really exaggerating. Well sort of. Honestly it isn't usually too bad, as long as you have a free weekend. (edit), maybe more depending on what you're doing lol.

[ edited by Caitlyn1701 on 2006-03-29 01:37 ]
I love this find! Nice work, Arielle!

I'm with you SNT on not understanding the connection between watching Buffy and having less or NO sex...??? On the contrary, many episodes are quite stimulating, and the fandom opens up new doors of possibility for socializing with people who share common interests...
Well I think Joss's wife might disagree about loving him and being celibate.

[ edited by RavenU on 2006-03-29 02:19 ]
Hahahhah! At first, I thought someone was making a claim on the... um... manliness of Joss. Only then to discover that they are making a statement to every fan.

Ooooh it's shiny!
Well, the answer is to do what i did and find yourself a girlfriend who is even more into Buffy than you are, thus allowing as much Buffy and as much sex as you wish.

Well, okay, maybe not as much sex as you wish, but then again what guy gets that anyway? ;)
First, now I've got the Beatles "Long Long Long" in my head thanks to Caitlyn1701.

Secondly, Primeval's got it in one. I wasn't a Buffy fan at first, but my boyfriend probably regrets introducing me to the Whedonverse at this point. Sit me down in front of an Angel marathon, and I can only take so much ho-yay before I'm ready to throw him down on the bed. Sadly he's usually at work when the urge strikes... is that what you'd call comedic timing?
something tells me the writer's more of an "Everybody Loves Raymond" fan. now THAT'S some bonermakin' TV! :)~
I had the same experience, fiareynne. In fact, I once (*hangs head*) might perhaps have mocked my now-husband for watching a show that sounded so ridiculous. Now I'm far more obsessed than he and I'm sure he occasionally regrets having introduced me to Buffy. It certainly hasn't gotten in the way of other activities though :-)
On the contrary, many episodes are quite stimulating


Yes, who hasn't had a nice fire, a glass of red, 'Smashed' playing on the DVD, candles and....err...anyone?
So, just me then?

*backs slowly away from board*
Well, I don't know about anyone else, but watching Buffy is a turn on for me.
How can you love Joss and be celibate - aren't they mutually exclusive? Oh, I guess they mean "love" in the deep, caring, friendship kind of way. Huh, never thought of that. Or unless you say "I did not have sexual relations with that man (unfortunately) - but it sure as heck wasn't for lack of trying!"
We all know what to expect from a non-believer when we mention the BtVS title. I'm thinking for the purpose of making the watcher sound dorky (not geeky) they named Buffy but instead the writer of this ad should have used Star Trek. Trekies are used to the abuse anyway.

Unfortunately, either way, I clearly need one of those drives.
The writer probably had an experience similar to one of my recent dating experiences. I told a first date I really liked Buffy... and while I'm sure it's not the main reason we didn't go out again (he wasn't a big enough fan of our university's basketball team), it probably added to the list of reasons we didn't have much in common. While it was for the better, I knew I shouldn't have said it so soon. He frantically tried to think of a geeky-sounding TV show he liked, and replied that he liked how honest I was about it. Like college basketball, Buffy-like or Buffy-tolerance is now a litmus test I use for potential dates. Is it any wonder I'm currently single? Why did the date who introduced me to Joss Whedon have to get back with his ex???
I also think the article is just trying to be cute with the idea that if you show yourself to be such a BtVS fan, no one will ever be interested in you again. However, as we know, BtVS fans are much more imaginative than that. It sounds like this little drive means that one could have those...uh...stimulating...episodes with one wherever one might find one's self. This seems to bringing up all kinds of possibilities beyond the usual home sweet home scenarios. BtVS fans might be able to get some fresh air and...stimulating...exercise...at the same time, for instance.

I'll be quiet and go back to work now.
My response to that ad was:

"I wonder if I could shoehorn the entire Firefly series on one of those along with Buffy."

But then again I am an Ubergeek... And Married...
Madcap23 - Easily, maybe... The amount of space you eat up depends on whether you are just ripping them to .iso and mounting the image as a file system to play them or if you are actually transcoding them to like xvid or somesuch thing. A decent xvid transcode of 43 mins of Buffy/Angel/Firefly is 400 some MB. Assuming 500MB per ep you are looking at just south of 135GB for all of the Joss-ness you can handle. As a sidenote if all of the DVDs for 'verse stuff were actually full it would be over 340GB to rip to .iso, but they are most assuredly not completely full.

newcj - and as we all know around here, you can meet people through your shared Whedon-love. We call it Whe-dating(TM).
Maybe it's a message to my boyfriend who is not allowed to watch Buffy without me, which, given that we live in different states doesmakes for a prolonged process, concerning what would happen if he downloaded all those episodes and watched them on his own.

For the record, for those with Buffy-shy sweethearts, this is the same boyfriend who, when I told him I had rented the BtVS videos for the first time said "Why?" and now says things like "If I take 4:15 train, we can get in an extra episode of Buffy."
Zeitgeist- I was thinking more along the lines of Divx. and personally my laptop has a 17" widescreen, so pushing that to the max resolution I would need a bit more space per ep wouldn't I... I prefer not to do the ISO image simply because it requires more than just a double click to play it, and sometimes the wife uses the laptop and might want to watch.
If I may jump in.....zeitgeist, you're giving me a ....well, you know. And I think Joss' knowledge is more than 135 Meg. A point to be debated no doubt.

With that said, I think ZacksMind was treated unfairly a moment ago. For the record, ZacksMind and me are friends and we tend to stand next to one another in times of trouble. Enough said.
Madhatter, are you on the right thread? Just askin' cause either I'm missing something or Zacksmind hasn't posted or been mentioned here.

Am I missing something...again?

Notice BTW that I did not even ask what zeitgeist is giving you. I would be careful advertising it if I were you, though because barest smidgen has been around again lately. ;-)
*swings brick-loaded balenciaga tote around head with vicious bag-fu precision*

I'm sorry, say again? *smiles sweetly*
Nope, don't think you are missing anything, newcj. Not unless i am as well. I haven't seen a mention of ZachsMind anywhere in this thread. You been thread jumping, Madhatter? :)
Threadjumping...isn't that like crowdsurfing - illegal at most current gatherings?

(which translates as: nope, I'm with newcj and Primeval and don't get it ;))
Yeah, don't mess with Jersey girls. (New Jersey, USA that is.)

Gets a glass of wine and settles in to watch.

"crowd surfing" doesn't look like "cow tipping" and yet...
Crowd surfing? Been there, done that. Cow tipping? Not so much! ;)
Just wait until you've cow-surfed. Trust me, you'll never look back (something to do with a pulled neck muscle, or so my doctor says anyway). Crowd-tipping is more of a challenge but I maintain it can be done with a long enough lever (and a firm place to stand).

(i'm also leaping aboard the clueless train Madhatter which, frankly, astonishes me because normally i've already bagged a window seat in the front carriage ;)
Cow surfing! Oh my gods, I'm never gonna stop laughing at that one. Thanks, Saje.
I don't know Saje, cow surfing seems like it would involve balance and practice, whereas crowd tipping seems much more straight forward. Packed crowd and a hard enough shove should do it. If everyone just does their part and stays stiff it should work perfectly with no one hurt. Kind of like something the Rocketts do at the end of the March of the Wooden Soldiers.

Unfortunately this does not seem off topic for this thread about why some Whedon fans may never have sex again...

sigh
I know some people in definite posession of hotness that are BtVS fans, including myself, of course ;)

Let's all have more sex just to make a statement!
Let's all have more sex just to make a statement!


Wait, did you just proposition 3673 people? That's gotta be some kind of record ;-).

And also: cow surfing? Not very easy. Crowd tipping? Meh, depends on the size of the crowd and the size of the lever I'd say. It'd also help if you could get everyone to sit on a platform up front.
Well, my guy said this, above...

Madcap23 - Easily, maybe... The amount of space you eat up depends on whether you are just ripping them to .iso and mounting the image as a file system to play them or if you are actually transcoding them to like xvid or somesuch thing. A decent xvid transcode of 43 mins of Buffy/Angel/Firefly is 400 some MB. Assuming 500MB per ep you are looking at just south of 135GB for all of the Joss-ness you can handle.


...which, prior to me knowing anyone who would ever say such things, would have had me responding with a "You've never had any tiny bit of sex, have you?"

That's exactly what I would have thought, and holy smokes, was I stupid. *deletes the supporting details* I repent. I recant, and I repent. Never judge a man by the size of his harddrive.
Actually, crowd-tipping done correctly will also take care of that "never have sex again" problem. ;-)

And I feel compelled to say about the cow-surfing -- is this the origin of the word "Cowabunga"? *hangs head in shame*
"Madcap23 - Easily, maybe... The amount of space you eat up depends on whether you are just ripping them to .iso and mounting the image as a file system to play them or if you are actually transcoding them to like xvid or somesuch thing. A decent xvid transcode of 43 mins of Buffy/Angel/Firefly is 400 some MB. Assuming 500MB per ep you are looking at just south of 135GB for all of the Joss-ness you can handle.


...which, prior to me knowing anyone who would ever say such things, would have had me responding with a "You've never had any tiny bit of sex, have you?"

That's exactly what I would have thought, and holy smokes, was I stupid. *deletes the supporting details* I repent. I recant, and I repent. Never judge a man by the size of his harddrive.
barest_smidgen | March 30, 02:10 CET"




Let's see, scanning through Zeitgeist's original post, taking out most of the stuff I don't understand I end up with, "The amount you eat up depends on whether you are just ripping them and mounting them or you are looking just South for all the Joss-ness you can handle."

Sounds like a live one to me, barest_smidgen. I think you were just letting the extraneous words get in the way.

Is it hot in here? ;-)
"The amount you eat up depends on whether you are just ripping them and mounting them or you are looking just South for all the Joss-ness you can handle."

*swoons wordlessly*
When I saw zeigeist's original post, I was waiting for barest_smidgen to jump in but newcj, your interpretation of it is one of the funniest things I've read in a long time - and that's saying something considering how much funny is on this board from time to time.

As a fairly recent Buffy fan, I think sex with a like-minded soul would definitely be a step up from the ordinary, even if you don't pull the house down around you! Of course, that's assuming there are enough Whedonesquers - or even Whedonites - to go around ;-).
Well, I think it has been proven here at least, that one can love Joss and other Whedonesquers anyway - even if not the rest of the world. Just as well, really. That would get tiring.
Sitting here laughing aloud and wishing I had come back to the thread sooner :) Didn't know my girl had shown up and brought the funny nor that I had given Madhatter anything (I'm assuming a headache). Thanks for the good times past and the good ones yet to come, you crazy crazy people :D

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