No. And yes. It's always sudden.

Tara ,'Storyteller'


Coffee On My Monitor Again

This thread is for Buffista quotage. Posts that are profound, witty, or otherwise deserving of immortality go here. This is also Shrift's source for the BRQG, so be aware that if your words end up here, they'll also end up there. Finally, please note which thread spawned the quotage and please white-out anything that might be spoilery to Un-Americans.

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Jessica - Feb 11, 2021 7:11:52 am PST #1303 of 1312
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Traditional pocket friends greeting (Allyson in Natter):

I DONT KNOW WHO YOU ARE BUT YOU HAVE A LOW USER NUMBER SO I ASSUME THAT WE ARE VERY OLD FRIENDS.


Matt the Bruins fan - Feb 18, 2021 9:26:12 am PST #1304 of 1312
It also had Luke [Macfarlane] being enthusiastic about dating Michael Urie while the latter would rather talk about how great his allegedly platonic roommate was instead of returning the interest. Godzilla movies have required less suspension of disbelief from me!

In Streaming 1: There Goes the Weekend:

Atropa: Tim Burton is going to be directing a live-action "coming of age" show about Wednesday Addams. I have many conflicting feelings about this. SO. MANY.

Calli: Well, Burton has a solid chance of getting the aesthetic right, but I'm not sure how Johnny Depp will do as Wednesday.


Topic!Cindy - May 23, 2021 9:19:08 am PDT #1305 of 1312
What is even happening?

In Movies...

Toddson: Am I the last person to know that Spielberg is remaking West Side Story?

Matt the Bruins fan: Well, we know he has the Sharks covered...


Jessica - Jun 10, 2021 12:13:45 pm PDT #1306 of 1312
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

askye: We don't have trees close enough to put up a hammock that way so it's a hammock stand or no hammock.

Noisedesign: We all know where I stand on this.

Matt the Bruins fan: Next to a lone tree with a hammock you can't use?


Jessica - Jun 29, 2021 7:58:31 am PDT #1307 of 1312
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Fandom in a nutshell:

t: I demand y'all make your Kang figures duel! And/or kiss. I'm not picky


JenP - Nov 30, 2021 2:26:27 pm PST #1308 of 1312

flea: But also people you’re not supposed to say “wow! That’s a decision all right!” You’re supposed to tell me what to do with my life.

Sparky1: We're better at the "what's for lunch" level of what to do with your life.


Cashmere - Dec 05, 2021 8:40:32 am PST #1309 of 1312
Now tagless for your comfort.

Because we are still all about the vampires:

Jesse -On my way to work, I was listening to a podcast about vampires, as one does, and I have to say: the older I get, the more ridiculous I think it is that these vampire dudes would want to go out with high school girls. It's so gross! And honestly, from middle age, 30-year-olds still look young and beautiful to me and at least they have some sense and life experience!!

Victor Infante-That whole sense and life experience would probably keep you away from the vampires, although I do know too many 30 year old women who didn't get that sense.

Jesse - Oh sure, that side of things is a whole different question. But I'm not even 50 and I have no interest in teenagers! Never mind if I were 150.

Laura- Oh yeah, I didn't even like them when I was a teenager.

-t -It does seem like vampires are skeezy creepers but each one is supposed to be with that one exceptional girl who transcends age or something, right?

lisah -And if you were alive in a time where teenagers were basically middle-aged thanks to a life expectancy of, like, 40ish, maybe it makes more sense?

-t - Hm. I can see the logic of that but I don’t think it’s how shorter life expectancy works

Jesse - I guess 18-year-olds were less dumb if they were running a household, but still.

Topic!Cindy - In fact, I have no desire to watch any vampire-related series. I keep seeing people here talking about What We Do in the Shadows, and while I should enjoy it in theory, I can't get past my "Nah, vampires suck" reaction to watching yet another bloodsucker series. I blame this feeling on my having recapped The Vampire Diaries, which made me pay way more attention to The Vampire Diaries than it was ever meant to bear.

There is a theory that addicts (who are not in recovery) stop maturing at the age they start using, so I've extended the vampirism = addiction metaphor to 300 year old vampires who become enamored of schoolgirls. So, for example, with Buffy and Angel, at the time (and in the era) in which Angel was sired, it would not have been unusual for Liam and Buffy to get together.

Matt the Bruins fan -Maybe "hmm, their blood smells fresh and vital" overrides "when are they going to stop talking about Pokémon?" for vampires?

I did like that in What We Do in the Shadows Viago referred to his romance with a 96-year old as May/December with her being the younger half of the couple.

-t - Laszlo and Nadja are like the polar opposite of that whole idea, though, right?

mean, it's really meant to be, like, a draw for the putative teenage girl audience to have power over the good looking and dangerous supernatural being, but it's just such a widespread pattern that is disturbing on its own merits. Any particular couple, fine, they can have their reasons, but there are SO MANY

Steph L. - Laszlo and Nadja are #goals.

Dana -If only I had the ability to shout "BAT" and disappear from situations I don't want to be in.

-t - I would abuse that so much


Trudy Booth - Jan 06, 2022 8:46:07 am PST #1310 of 1312
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

Matt the Bruins Fan: In five years I want to see myself doing exactly what I'm doing now, for slightly better pay and with more gray hairs.


Topic!Cindy - Jan 20, 2022 12:15:00 pm PST #1311 of 1312
What is even happening?

From Natter.

Jessica: As a manager I understand the value of performance reviews but as a person who doesn't want to write my self-evaluation I think I should just get a raise for having cute hair and not have to talk about it.

DavidS: You should totally get a cute hair raise!

-t: Let's normalize this. Although my hair is not cute lately - I haven't had a haircut since before COVID had a name and am just wearing a knit hat all the time at this point. It's a pretty cute hat.

Jessica: CUTE HAT RAISES FOR ALL.

-t: You have my sword

Steph L.: And my beanie.


dcp - Sep 02, 2022 8:16:02 am PDT #1312 of 1312
numb little bug

From Natter:

Trudy Booth: Great problems call for Graeter solutions


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