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I first started watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer at the start of its third season with the episode Anne. That's the one where Buffy's run away from Sunnydale and is calling herself Anne and waiting tables in L.A. It was written and directed by Joss Whedon. I think it was a scene toward the end of the episode where Buffy, battling a seemingly endless onslaught of goons, pauses on a platform, weapon in hand, and glances behind her to the left (It's the shot that closes out the show's opening credits until season six). It looked so bad ass that I was immediately in love with both the show and its creator.
And I haven't looked back since.
I went on to watch Angel (Joss appeared as Numfar in the episode "Through the Looking Glass") and you already know my feelings on Firefly (where Joss appeared as "man at funeral" in the episode "The Message"). I even watched every single minute of Dollhouse. Joss showed up in the Veronica Mars season two episode "Rat Saw God" and directed some of my very favorite episodes of both The Office and Glee.
Joss's movie Serenity is my favorite movie of all time. I'll even go see The Avengers when it comes out because Joss is directing it. I do protest this movie a little though because that movie is the reason why there's no sequel to Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love Dr. Horrible? Because if I haven't, I've certainly meant to...
I love what he does with story. I love how in the span of a single episode he can make you laugh and then make you cry. He will go for the jugular and make you beg him to hurt you just a little bit more (stolen from which Buffy episode written and directed by the master himself, kids?). Did you see the season two finale of Buffy? Or the season five finale? What about the season five episode The Body or season six's masterpiece Once More With Feeling? There is some seriously awesome writing to be had there. And that's just one small part of one series.
Joss will do what needs to be done for the best interests of the story and that is exactly the philosophy I want to keep with my writing.
It's why my religion on Facebook is seriously listed as W.W.J.W.D?
Joss is Boss.
Have any favorite Joss Whedon moments I didn't mention? Have another writer you'd totally stalk if society didn't deem it crazy? Tell me in the comments. I swear your secrets are safe with me.