Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stolen quote

One of my favourite scenes from buffy the vampire slayer is just after Buffy's mum dies. As everyone desperately tries to come to terms with this death, Anya, the ex-demon (read: non-human) tries to cope with this human event.

Anya: Are they gonna cut the body open?

Willow: Oh my God! Would you just… s-stop talking? Just… shut your mouth! Please!

Anya: What am I doing?

Willow: How can you act like that?

Anya: Am I supposed to be changing my clothes a lot? I-is that the helpful thing to do?

Xander: Guys—

Willow: The way you behave—

Anya: Nobody will tell me.

Willow: Because it's not okay for you to be asking these things!

Anya: But I don't understand! I don't understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I knew her, and then she's— there's just a body, and I don't understand why she just can't get back in it and not be dead... anymore! It's stupid! It's mortal and stupid! And... and Xander's crying and not talking, and... and I was having fruit punch, and I thought, well, Joyce will never have any more fruit punch, ever, and she'll never have eggs, or yawn, or brush her hair, not ever, and no one will explain to me why! [She begins to cry.]

[long pause]

Willow: We don't know. How it works. Why.

btw: i stole this from her.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Joss Whedon certainly is a talented writer. He manages to sum up what the feelings that people have when someone they know dies. I like how he uses a demon to ask the questions that most people can't.