It's not my fault. I can't help it that Buffy was such an awesome show. My kids think so too, and they're younger than me which makes them, by definition, cooler. I'm not sure how much cooler. There is some equation for working it out, but you know, math.
Anyways, iO9 has a great entry on a tome released to mark the 15th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer going to air. A tome one of my kids will totally be getting for a birthday present. Whichever one of them is next on the calendar. The boxed set comes 'packaged with a big envelope of "Slayer Lore," including pages from some of Giles' books and some other cool reproductions and art prints'.
Oh yes, one of these kids is going to enjoy this.
A couple of things I didn't realise until I read the iO9 bit (which, to be fair, they didn't relaise either); Sunnydale is based on the Gaslamp District of San Diego. And in Season 4 the US government collapses, which explains why there was no follow up to the Initiative, I guess.
I am aware there may be some scepticism about all this but I will just add that since Anna started watching Buffy, her interest in the ass-kicking arts has become much more focussed.
Which can only be a good thing, in a Twilight world.
(This justifiiably famous mash up, btw, is one of my favorite things on the internet. I shudder to think of the amount of work that must have gone into it).