Today. Today is good day. A day for fuzzy sweaters, chokers, and rejoicing. A day for listening to the Once More With Feeling cast album on repeat and maybe crying a little. For today, this most glorious of days–this is the day that our bald overlord Joss Whedon came out as one of us.
Joss Whedon–the goddamnned CREATOR of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER–is a Spuffy shipper.
That’s right, bitches (and Bangel fans)–time to quake in your stylish yet affordable boots: Word of God has confirmed that SPIKE AND BUFFY ARE THE SUPERIOR PAIRING.
In an interview with Complex, Joss finally let his Spuffy flag fly:
I’m a Buffy/Spike shipper. I always felt like he was a more evolved person, but that’s like saying Juliet’s going to be so happy with Benvolio and everyone will love it. Buffy/Angel is for the ages; Buffy/Spike is maybe for me.
No, Joss. Buffy/Spike is for everyone with a pulse–everyone with a soul. (A soul that Spike didn’t even NEED in order to fall in love with the Buffster, might I add). I could speak on this for hours, but I’ll save that for an impassioned listicle. This revelation may incur the wrath of die-hard Angel lovers, but Joss admitted to another ship that may slightly soothe your teen angst:
Actually, I’m a Spike/Angel shipper. Completely re-write the equation.
OK, honestly? That I can also get behind. The sexual subtext is intense. They’ve definitely boned before, in the throes of some vampire orgy. But have they ever gotten it on just the two of them? Ah, my friends! Therein lies the delicious tension.
Celebrate Spike’s victory by low-key listening to whole musical episode playlist (aka the episode wherein Buffy and Spike first tongue-kissed):
SUCK IT, HATERS. (Get it? Suck it? Vampires? Anyway?)
Via AV Club