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There’s so many things to love about The Big Bang Theory.  The writing, the characters, the actors, the level intelligence.  It’s won awards. I could go on all day.  Really.  I follow most of the cast and writers on Twitter.  I’m not obsessed.  Honest.

And Hubs and I have so many conversations about what makes certain shows great.  And it’s easy to point out which moments make certain actors Emmy worthy.  Jim Parsons has had so many Emmy worthy moments, in my opinion.

A quick interruption, to mention a conversation I JUST had with Hubs trying to determine the episode name:

Me: It’s called the Spaghetti Catalyst, right?  The that’s just after Leonard and Penny break up, and Sheldon has dinner with Penny…?

Hubs:  I don’t know.  I could look it up.

Me:  WHAT KIND OF FAN ARE YOU?

ANYway… the Spaghetti Catalyst is an episode we both felt Jim Parsons totally shined and really deserved recognition for.  In fact, any episode that takes Sheldon out of his element or changes his regular routine in ANY way is typically an episode in which Jim Parsons shines.

And by saying that, I want to say that the latest episode, The Werewolf Transformation, is just such an episode.  Sheldon can’t get his haircut because his regular barber is in the hospital.  And he refuses haircuts from everyone else because no one seems to have access to his “haircut records.”  Eventually, he does let Penny cut his hair, but getting to that point is utterly hilarious.  In fact, one of my new favorite scenes ever occurs in this episode, when Leonard wakes up to find Sheldon in the living room playing the bongos.

No word of a lie, that scene TRUMPS my previous alltime favorite scene of Sheldon in the ballpit, after he’s been up for days trying to determine how neutrons move through a graphine sheet.  Hysterical.

I just love the show.  And I love that there are so many funny things.  And I am supremely amazed at how many things I can remember without having to look them up.

What do you think about Sheldon playing the bongos?  What is your favorite Big Bang Theory moment?

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And this is what I found while it was snowing 


Ok, so I’ve jumped onto the mainstream stuff train. Namely, myspace and youtube, both of which are entertaining and tedious at the same time, but for very different reasons. I got into myspace because of my friends at work, and it serves as yet another alternative to the telephone, which is starting to slowly fade into the background.

But youtube seems to be more my speed, as far as entertaining myself for the simple purposes of just that: entertaining myself. I’ve found thousands upon thousands of Buffy Music Videos (henceforth to be referred to as vids or buffy vids) using a google search after I stumbled across them one day just doing a regular old Buffy search. I was intrigued, and I wanted to see more, so I kept looking, and I found more. The one thing that bugged me was that people were putting these videos up on their own websites, which is fine, but if I wanted to do something like that, I wouldn’t have anywhere to showcase it, as I am one of the few lonely souls without a website. Then I keenly stumbled upon youtube, which contains thousands of hundreds of thousands of videos on EVERYTHING not just Buffy stuff, and I couldn’t have been more exctied. And to celebrate my exposure to this new world of “vidding”, I created my very first buffy vid, of which I am quite proud, AND I’m almost finished with a second vid that may be posted by the end of the week.

Every time I turn around there’s something new out there, something exciting and fun to associate with this crazy world of fanatics that I am a proud member of.

The funny thing is that I’ve tried fanfic, which I feel I am no good at. I don’t like seeing the characters doing anything outside the original storyline, because their lives already happened. The Hellmouth already closed, and they’ve already moved on. I don’t mind reading it from time to time, and most of it is quite good, but I just can’t bring myself to taint what is already out there. And I do understand that Joss’s intentions for the foreverness of the Buffyverse would continue through fanfic and other mediums, so perhaps someday I’ll be able to join the fanfic club myself.

So, after the horrible experience I had with trying to write fanfic, I decided to clip and edit together some of the show to make my own fan vid, to tell a deeper story and to emphasize what’s already there. My goal is to make someone laugh at something the characters did, or rip someone’s heart out because they forgot how painful it would be to watch Joyce die, or Buffy get dumped, or Oz leave Willow…

So, good luck to me.