So in continuing my fictional characters Secret Life A-Z Blogfest, I can't help but turn to Joss Whedon's Buffy for my B.
I am of the school of thought that all roads lead to YA (okay, if I must, I will also include MG but only for Carrie's benefit). There are few things that I can't make YA related. I believe I mentioned my ability to turn a Langston Hughes civil rights story into a YA novel, yes? Tip of the iceberg, my friends.
My YA passion started early but certainly rose to epic proportions when Buffy the Vampire Slayer became my weekly obsession. (Not lying, I had just delivered my first baby and made everyone but my husband leave the hospital room so I could watch Buffy).
Buffy is a whole plate of Awesome with Awesomesauce on the side. If you haven't watched the seven seasons of fun, I am sad for you and encourage you to immediately remedy this problem.
There is another B who is involved with vampires who will NEVER live up to the Awesome of Buffy. So she will have to remain in the wings, curling into herself, and lamenting how unworthy she is of vampire love while Buffy kicks A$% all over the screen (or pages of graphic novel) asserting herself as the perfect balance of vulnerability and awesome female strength.
Notable Buffy quotes:
"So are you going to kill me or are we just making small talk?"
"Come on, we fight monsters, this is what we do. They show up, they scare us, I beat them up, and they go away."
And my favorite...
"If the apocalypse comes, beep me."