Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: Whedonverse quotes I love

Thirteen Whedonverse quotes I love

1. Buffy: Honey, we need to talk about the invitations. Now, do you want to be 'William the Bloody' or just 'Spike,' because either way it's gonna look majorly weird.
Spike: Whereas the name 'Buffy' gives it that touch of classic elegance.
Buffy: What's wrong with 'Buffy'?
Giles: Ah, such a good question.

BTVS, Something Blue. Okay, it was really hard to just pick one from Something Blue, because it's one of the funniest things I have ever seen on TV. It was either this, or the scene with Riley ("I don't think 'no' is a strong enough word").

2. Spike: We...we kissed, you and me. All Gone With The Wind, with the rising music, and the, and what was that, Buffy?

BTVS: Tabula Rasa. Yeah, it wasn’t just the music rising.

3. Spike (to Buffy and Angel): You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love till it kills you both. You'll fight, and you'll shag, and you'll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you'll never be friends. Love isn't brains, children, it's blood, blood screaming inside you to work its will.

BTVS, Lover’s Walk. Spike has some of the best lines, I swear they’re like poetry sometimes. He’s particularly eloquent about love.

4. Wesley: “I’m a rogue demon hunter now.”
Cordy: “Oh, wow. What’s a rogue demon?”

Angel, Parting Gifts. Cordy, a blonde in hiding. Wesley, a geek in biking leathers.

5. Spike (sings): The torch I bear is scorching me
Buffy's laughing, I've no doubt
I hope she fries
I'm free if that bitch dies!
I’d better help her out.

BTVS, Once More With Feeling. Spike, who belives that denial is just a river in Egypt.

6. Spike: Hey, look at me. I’m not asking you for anything. When I say I love you, it’s not because I want you, or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You are a hell of a woman. You’re the one, Buffy.

Buffy: I don’t want to be the one.

Spike: I don’t want to be this good-looking and athletic. We all have crosses to bear.

BTVS, Touched. Yes, I know I’m putting a lot of Spike in here, but he does have the best lines. Isn’t that just beautiful? Wouldn’t you love to have someone say that to you? And then turn on a dime and break the tension with a joke?

7. Mal: Zoe, ship is yours. Remember. If anything happens to me... or if you don't hear from me within the hour... you take this ship and you come and you rescue me.

Zoe: What? Risk my ship?

Serenity. Mal. You know, he tries to be bitter and brooding, but it just doesn’t work very well.

8. River: She understands. She doesn’t comprehend.

Firefly, Objects in Space. A little like me, when I was doing Philosophy A level.

9. Pike: I can keep talking until you strike me dead. Or not. I prefer not.

BTVS the movie. Come on, it had some great lines. And Luke Perry.

10. Mal: Yes, I’ve read a poem. Try not to faint.

Serenity. This is off Inara’s incredulous look when Mal references the albatross from the Ancient Mariner.

11. Kaylee: Been more’n a year I had anything twixt my nethers didn’t run on batteries.

Mal: I don’t need to hear that!

Jayne: I could stand to hear a little more.

Serenity. Jayne: I wanted to quote more of his lines, but the reason most of them are so great is because of the way Adam Baldwin says them. Love seeing this guy, who usually plays straight-faced military types, as a dirty mercenary.

12. Jayne: The hero of Canton, the man they call…me

Firefly, Jaynestown. This is Jayne drunkenly singing a ballad written about him in a town where he’s considered a hero (because he accidentally ‘donated’ a lot of money to the townspeople when he’d intended to steal it). Adam Baldwin, fantastic.

13. Buffy (to Spike, about Angel): You know, one of these days I’m just going to put you two in a room and let you wrestle it out.

Spike: No problem at this end.

Buffy: There could be oil of some kind.

BTVS, Chosen. Angel plus Spike, minus shirts, plus oil equals mmmmm.

Only thirteen, I hear you cry? Well, obviously there are dozens more. Most of the things Xander and Wash say, for starters, and a good few of Lorne's lines too. So, tell me: what are your favourites?

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  1. My favorite are from Firefly (but I never really watched Buffy).

    Wash: Ahh! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal! (when he's playing with dinosaurs).

    I think it's a great introduction to a character.

    Inara: Should I start with the part where you're stranded in the middle of nowhere, or the part where you have no clothes?

    Naked Mal? Uh, OKAY!!

    Fun list!

  2. I LOVE THESE!! :) Spike really does have the best lines. I so want a job writing for JW.

  3. Firefly is my one true obsession.
    River: Oh and also? I can kill you with my brain.
    Jayne: I'll be in my bunk.

    Man I miss that show.

  4. Love it! Firefly is hilarious, and I note your Spike obsession is alive and well. However, you didn't include my favorite Firefly quotes:

    Zoe (to Mal): Sir, I think you might have a problem with your brain being missing.

    Mal (to Zoe): Whatever happens, just remember that I love you.
    Zoe: Sir?
    Mal: Because you're my wife?
    Zoe: Oh! Yes, sir. Ah--honey!

  5. Oh, and more Jayne! "Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid - mostly only when I'm gettin' paid. But these Reavers... last ten years they show up like the bogeyman from stories. Eating people alive? Where's that get fun?"

  6. How is it possible I forgot that Jayne quote, Amelia? My only excuse is there are so many they were crowding for recognition!

    RG: I love the 'brain' quite. Genius.

    Michelle: Yes, oh yes. Me too. DREAM job!

    Emma: Naked Mal! NAKED MAL! Oh, swoon...

  7. I soooo put up a present for you on my blog! LOL

    I love the spuffy vids.


    The actual blog link might help, lol