Smash goes the #BuffyRewatch on @tordotcom

The Buffy rewatch continues to move into the harsh terrain of season six with “Smashed.” Enjoy, if you can!

Yesterday was some kind of civic holiday here in Ontarioland, and it was Pride Weekend in Vancouver. I saw some fantastic pictures of many of my friends on Instagram from the latter event. In many ways, it was better than getting sunburned trying to see the parade.

What Kelly and I did with the day off: we went down to Fort York to partake of the Simcoe Day celebrations. Drum and fife bands and redcoats a-drillin’! It was a lot of fun. Here’s the band engaging in some fancy footwork:

The #BuffyRewatch is part of a big birthday week @tordotcom

Tor Shorts2My wife, my niece and my brother-in-law all have birthdays this week, and so does To celebrate, the latter has collected all of its original fiction into one great big free download of love. You can get it here by registering at the site. It includes three stories by me: “The Cage,” “Among the Silvering Herd,” and “Wild Things.”

Back in Sunnydale, meanwhile, it’s Halloween, and Dawn’s feeling all the way frisky, if you know what I mean.

Bring on the Trio in the #BuffyRewatch

slayerWe get our first good look at Andrew, Jonathan and Warren on “Life Serial” this week on the Buffy Rewatch. I call it “World’s Silliest Jobs, Slayer Edition.”

An excerpt: Even the Trio has noticed, by now, that our Slayer’s a bit unfocused.
That doesn’t stop Jonathan from taking up his magic bone and tossing Buffy into a service industry version of the film Groundhog Day. Warren and Andrew are delighted because this gives them a chance to talk about Star Trek: TNG and the X-Files episodes that also riffed on this idea of, as they call it, looping.

On a personal note, yesterday marked my 52nd day in the Toronto version of Chez Dua and the first day when Canada Post actually sent someone to our building with mail. That’s right, folks–I no longer have a two hour round trip to Leslieville each week just to see if RONA has sent me snail spam.

Irrelevant bonus question: can anyone think of a reason why I shouldn’t freeze ricotta for later use?

Things get nerdtastic on the #BuffyRewatch on

slayerOne hundred short days ago, I was in Vancouver, working to finish the draft of a novel, and my plan for this week was to go to San Francisco and see my cousin. We had Monterey Bay Aquarium plans, and San Francisco Opera plans. It was all very exciting.

(And then I was gonna come back to Vancouver and just kinda keep living there and start working on something else! I had no idea things were about to change.)

That trip got put on indefinite hold April 1st, and so much has happened since then! But this week is nevertheless my only real vacation opportunity for awhile, because of the teaching schedule, so I’ve been slacking in various ways. Including not getting the weekly Buffy Rewatch announcement posted until now.

But it’s up! It’s happening! And it’s called… We Three Nerds of Sunnydale Are.