May 10, 2003

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.

Now if only it had been me instead of Buffy hearing these words, and instead of Spike saying them it had been . . . um . . .

Oh, hell, I’d be on my back in two seconds for any man who said that to me and meant it.

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10 Responses to Hey, look at me. I'm

  1. Dear Faustus,

    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.

    I REALLY mean this, and I can’t wait to have you flat on your back!

    Oh, just one little thing. Gosh, this is so embarrassing. But when we’re, you know, doing it… could you pretend you’re Saddam? Thanks.

    W.

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  2. michelle says:

    Faustus – what happened to your married friend who wanted to meet up for “drinks” or something uh like that?

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  3. Mr. President, thank you for your interest. However, I find myself doubting your sincerity. Perhaps this is because every word you say is a vicious, damaging, obscene lie.

    Let’s see how long it takes the Department of Homeland Security to disappear me for that one.

    Michelle, my married friend has been out of town but will return soon, at which point I’ll update everybody.

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  4. Faustus honey,

    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.

    I mean these words sincerely. I will give you the moon and the stars and a lucrative contract for Iraq reconstruction if you go flat on your back for me.

    Hurry up, I’m a busy man. Don’t listen to those who claim I look like a wicked and deranged muppet.

    Dicky

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  5. Adam807 says:

    Since when did it take Joss Whedon speeches to get you on your back in 2 seconds?

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  6. Mr. Vice President, thank you for your kind words but by “any man” I meant “any human man,” which unfortunately excludes you.

    Adam807, what do you take me for, some sort of slut?

    Oh, wait.

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  7. intertextual says:

    Faustus:
    I noticed you used the three period ellipsis, followed by the four period ellipsis in your second to last paragraph. I’ve never seen that before – are you sure it’s correct? Do you have some reference you can give me to check? I’ve also noticed you are missing a space in the link you have to “Um…would you goto bed with me?” I’ve tried desperately to find a spelling mistake in your blog, and this is as close as I got.

    And please, don’t even think of commenting on my grammar.

    Intertextual
    PS – I love your writing.

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  8. Intertextual, the three-period ellipsis is a sentence-internal ellipsis. The four-period ellipsis is a sentence-final ellipsis; it’s essentially a three-period ellipsis plus the period that ends the sentence. The idea is that when there’s an ellipsis to indicate a sentence that trails off, the sentence still has to end.

    As far as the missing space, you are were quite right. I will fix it at once have fixed it. If you’d like to punish me, I’m open to suggestions.

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  9. Jere says:

    Of course, the fourth period on that second ellipsis is not part of the ellipsis at all, but rather it is the period that ends the sentence. Yes, it looks odd, but is correct.

    Never doubt Faustus on matters of spelling and grammar.

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  10. thom says:

    Did you hear the “Buffy Studies” segment on All Things Considered this afternoon? It discussed the use of Buffy in academic coursework, and an upcoming Buffy Studies Conference next year.

    link to npr.org

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