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March 23, 2007

The Cry of the 25th Aethyr

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Not only does this article detailing thirteen sidekicks who are cooler than their heroes make a number of excellent points it also allows me an excuse to post Alyson Hannigan for the weekend.

Either one of the two charter members of "The Scooby Gang"—Alyson Hannigan's Willow or Nicholas Brendon's Xander—made for better company than Buffy herself. Part of the reason is the hero's burden: While Buffy always had to grapple with the cosmic responsibility of keeping the Hellmouth under wraps, the sidekicks were freed up to joke around, develop their loveable idiosyncrasies, and go on little side adventures. But Willow was truly special, an adorable bookworm who brightened Sunnydale's perpetual darkness with sparkling wit and optimism while still breaking viewers' hearts on a semi-regular basis.

Save a tree, btw.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 23, 2007 07:14 AM

Comments

My wife knows and accepts that fact that Willow/Alyson will become spouse #2 in my harem of 2 if it is ever legalized and if I can financially arrance her participation.. Willlow...... mmmmmmmmm witchyliscious

Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2007 09:40 AM

She is perfect in every dimension.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2007 10:05 AM

As if you needed a reason to write about Miss Willow?

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2007 05:16 PM

She blew me away the first time I saw her in the first episode of Buffy, sitting outside the high school, getting razzed by the cheerleader crowd. Always in my top five.
Thanks for the link, by the way. I shall return the favor after my current bout of sloth...

Posted by: the sad old goth... [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 23, 2007 07:59 PM

She had a birthday recently. This Fark thread commemorating the event made me feel like it was my birthday.

Posted by: dorkafork [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2007 05:14 PM

I had no idea the gentlemen of Fark were so perceptive. I agreed with almost that entire thread.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2007 05:43 PM

Oh my.. I started reading through the Fark forum link at work and I had to stop.. I modify my view slightly now, she not just great, she is perfect. Absotively posolutely perfect.

Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 27, 2007 10:59 AM