I can't believe that Buffy premiered on this date 20 years ago.
Granted, I didn't start watching for another five years, but I still feel obligated to celebrate this anniversary. After all, the show brought me to the fandom, and I can't imagine what my life would be like without this fandom. I started writing fanfiction for this show, which lead me to Yahoo Groups and then LiveJournal, where I became fast friends with my fellow BtVS writers and readers. Today, most of my RL friendships exist because of BtVS.
My life would be very different if Buffy the Vampire Slayer had never aired on television. Much more boring, I'm sure. Especially since I wouldn't know any of you. ::hugs::