Friday, March 10, 2017

Welcome to the Hellmouth: The 20th Anniversary of Buffy



Exactly 20 years ago, I was 14 years old and halfway through my freshman year of high school. It wasn’t a great time for me. Junior high had been pretty terrible, and I didn’t recognize at the time that much of it had to do with my first severe bout of depression, triggered by my changing hormones. I also had a hard time grasping social and interpersonal behavior, so I often misinterpreted the behavior of others, and hadn’t figured out the right way to act myself. To others, this comes off as being overly sensitive, shy, awkward, cold, and sometimes, a jerk. That isn’t to say I didn’t have friends, but I felt very lonely most of the time. My home life was filled with a lot of movies, music, video games, and of course, television.