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Happy “Buff”-day

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Just wanted to throw some birthday wishes toward my hero, The Great and Terrible Joss (Whedon), who’s celebrating the big four-one today.

Over the last two years, Joss has become something of a heroic figure for me–he tells stories of exactly the sort I’d like to tell in exactly the way I’d like to tell them. His ability to write both uproariously funny dialogue and moments of true tragedy equally well, his passion for and devotion to story above all else, and his understanding and mastery of serial storytelling (both TV and comics) inspire me to attempt to do likewise in my own work. Whether I’ll ever come anywhere close to his level, I don’t know, but it sure won’t be for lack of trying.

I was going to get into a more detailed discussion of my love for Joss here, but I think I’ll save that for some other time instead. So I’ll just say “happy birthday”…and maybe go home and pop “Once More, With Feeling” into the DVD player tonight in the man’s honor.

Written by Allen

June 23rd, 2005 at 3:19 pm

Posted in Pop Culture,TV,Writing

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