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*cough* I didn't say it earlier because I was waiting for the answers to be posted, but...


From karenbear's Ultimate Buffy/Angel Quiz:

karenbear: What was the inspiration behind Joss Whedon writing the Angel third season episode Waiting in the Wings?

mpoetess: CRACK! Lots and lots of REALLY BAD CRACK!

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snidgemma

2004-06-02 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)

*cackles*

mpoetess

2004-06-02 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

*dances nerdily in tight ballet clothing in the dvd-extra dream sequence*


(which part, of course, I actually liked, in a train-wrecky way)

zortified

2004-06-02 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm the only one in the world who liked "Waiting in the Wings", aren't I?

byrne

2004-06-02 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)

No, I liked it too. *hides from everyone* I also liked "Orpheus".

chicken_cem

2004-06-02 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

I liked Waiting in the Wings, Orpheus, and even The Girl in Question. So sue me. Come on, Waiting in the Wings was hilarious and creepy all at the same time, plus with the dancing and the Summer Glau Fest. What's not to like?

mpoetess

2004-06-02 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

I loved Orpheus. Someone somewhere didn't like it?

mpoetess

2004-06-02 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

I liked parts of it. The costumes were pretty, Gunn at the ballet was adorable, and I could actually tolerate Fred/Gunn (because I could at least see why she was falling for him) and Angel/Cordy because they were under a spell. Bitter-babysitter!Lorne I also liked. But the Wes-angst made me want to destroy scenery. I *like* Wes-angst when it has real reasons to exist; WiTW pissed me off by making it all. about. Fred.

grackles

2004-06-02 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

I liked it too, it's one of my all time favorites.

karenbear

2004-06-02 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)

I would have loved to have given you points for that answer, unfortunately I don't think it would have been very fair to the other players. Plus, you came, like, 6th out of 97, so quite frankly you had enough points! ;)

mpoetess

2004-06-02 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes - it was very much a "I have no idea what the hell the real answer is, so might as well be snarky" answer.

thebratqueen

2004-06-02 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Wait - that's not the real answer?

ladycat777

2004-06-02 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

::blinks::

My world, it's changing! I thought that was right, too!

miggy

2004-06-02 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

*eyes the answer post*

People said Riley was from Idaho? As in, more than one person thought he was from here?

@#&^@^#&^@&^%

chicken_cem

2004-06-02 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Now look, people are pretty clueless when it comes to names and differentiating those 'I' states and/or any state in the 'middle'.

I should know -- my hometown was practically part of the desert-like western great plains, but out-of-staters always thought I must live high in the mountains (hello, Colorado has TONS of land and towns that are not 'in' the mountains).

My mother is from Iowa.

When she would tell people at college about this, two seconds later they'd be all "oh, so since you're from _____ ..." and they'd inevitably say "Idaho" or "Illinois" or "Indiana" or even especiallly "Ohio".

Now that was in Connecticut in the 1950s, and things haven't gotten any better.

People from foreign countries are better at American geography than most Americans. Seriously.

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chicken_cem

2004-06-02 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

First, I *adore* your icon.

Second, I thought more people knew about Iowa City being liberal. Hell, it's way more liberal than Des Moines.

You know where people drive five hours for a football game? Colorado. A lot of those insane college football fans drive from Fort Collins (my hometown) to Colorado Springs for a game. Or from Denver to St. Louis for a stupid Broncos game. Ew, ew, ew, ew. Gross.

But hey, we DID drive a few hours to get my sister to her advanced french horn lessons in various other Colorado cities (e.g. Boulder, not five hours, more like two?).

My mother's family, when she grew up in Iowa, did in fact have cow(s) to milk, and a small amount of corn and such, and her father was a postman. But this was during THE DEPRESSION. You had to have cows and corn then, or you'd have starved. And postal work doesn't hurt, it is steady and unlikely to go away.

But you're right about those stupid windmills. It's like, hey, let's show a big mountain in the background, every time we show Colorado. No, no. Actually just as likely to see fields of corn, oil drilling thingies, and power windmills.

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chicken_cem

2004-06-02 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

You are welcome to credit & use my two faith icons.

Although I grew up in Colorado, I never watched Mork & Mindy, or Dynasty. Bad me. And Denver for me is this: Denver = The Zoo, or Denver = IMAX Theater, or Denver = Chinese Grocery Stores.

Sigh. Silly Americans.

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chicken_cem

2004-06-02 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, I still can't get used to DIA.

When they were building it, my Mom would send me clippings from the Denver Post and the Ft. Collins Coloradoan all about how horrible the construction was, how they were way over-budget, the conveyor belts were eating people's laptops, etc. Nasty business.

And now with all that eternal construction on the outer rim of the terminal, you can just never find where to wait for the Ft. Collins Shamrock Shuttle. It always turns up at a TOTALLY UNMARKED spot. Grrr.

That Pena business is something I've forgotten, you'll have to remind me. So long ago!

Stupid skiiers -- we could never afford it, and they looked down on us.

Boston to DC actually takes at least eight, and up to aboaut fifteen hours to drive, depending on if you get stuck in NYC traffic and if you break the speed limit. Still, in an hour, you can get 1/3 of the way to Quebec from Providence. Whereas yeah, out there, SPACE.

robintcj

2004-06-02 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

I said Ohio. I KNOW it's Iowa. I know this. But I call being non-American, and also idiocy. *grin*

mireille719

2004-06-02 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

So the right answer was actually "failure to take his medication," instead? *g*

mpoetess

2004-06-02 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm fairly sure most of Season 3 was covered under that one. WitW required a special kind of drugs.

mireille719

2004-06-02 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Okay, good point.