**Hey folks, brief intro from Scott first. This is our very first post from Lauren, a new contributor to Roused to Mediocrity. She’s awesome, and she likes awesome things, so enjoy getting to know her! She also has the honor of being our first lady contributor, so she can share her nerd girl love with us all.**
So, if you know me well, you know there are a plethora of things I love, including coffee,art,candy etc etc. If you don’t know me, well you’re gonna get to know me, and me equals geeky 😉
There happens to be something I am, what some might call, obsessed with; one of the greatest TV shows to ever air, and that is : “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Call me a nerd, a geek whatever you’d like, it’s nothing I haven’t heard before. The minute that show aired in ’97, it sunk it’s teeth into me and hasn’t let go.
I don’t always know how to explain just how I feel about the show to people who don’t watch. But here it goes.
I had originally loved the movie, mostly because I was an 11 year old girl who loved anything to do with vampires, and Luke Perry.
So when I got older and heard news about this being turned into a prime time television show, I was more than pumped. A TV show with kids my age? and vampires? sign me up. It had everything I was looking for in a show, horror, drama and comedy, and it delivered, and I’ve been in love ever since. I have all the seasons, not to mention memorabilia and behind the scenes crapola. I even make it a point to at least watch one full season a year if not more. I might even go crazy and start from the very beginning to the very end.
But, monsters, vampires and demons aside, the show’s cast really spoke to me. I grew up with them and they grew up with me. Everything they went through, minus the vampire slaying & turning evil thing, I went through, or a friend did. I saw myself in each one of these characters, just a little bit, and that was cool. I didn’t identify with many people in high school or anyone on TV for that matter, so this was cool to escape to on a weekly basis. I dreaded it the day it would all end and still miss that show 8 years later, and often wonder if there will ever be a show that I will ever love that much. I know it’s just a TV show, but it was more to me than that.
Now as an adult, entering my 30’s, (Buffy and I both turn 30 this year, blech!) I’d have to say I’m an even bigger fan than I had been as a teenager, and in fact, went out of my way to go to a “Buffy Fest Convention” here in Boston. I, along with my two cousins, my best friend and her sister, got to have a Dinner/Meet and Greet with Nicholas Brendon (Xander), and then go to the convention the next day to see him again, and James Marsters (Spike), and sit in on a Q & A with Clare Kramer (Glory) and Mercedes McNab (Harmony). It was kind of a big deal, and I got the pictures to prove it. It’s an experience I will never forget and geekily hope to do again 🙂