March 23rd, 2006


Anywhere But Here

BUFFY: I'm on a beach, but not one of those American beaches, one of those island beaches where the water's way too blue, and I'm laying on my towel, and it's just before sunset, and Gavin Rossdale's massaging my feet!

WILLOW: Oh, that's good! Uh, I'm in Florence, Italy, I've rented a scooter that's parked outside, and I'm in a little restaurant eating ziti, and there are no more tables left, so they have to seat this guy with me, and it's John Cusack!

BUFFY: Ooo! Very impressive. You have such an eye for detail.

WILLOW: 'Cause with the ziti!

XANDER: What are you two up to?

BUFFY: Just having a quick game of 'Anywhere But Here'.

XANDER: Ooohhh. Amy Yip at the waterslide park.

WILLOW: You never come up with anything new.

XANDER: I'm just not fickle like you two, okay? I'm constant in my affections. Amy Yip. At the waterslide park.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "The Dark Side." Season 2.

This was one of my favorite Buffy moments. I think it's something to do with the idea of fantasy characters trying to escape the creator's fantasy through a fantasy of their own. Nonetheless a number of people have been playing Anywhere but here of late. Several members of the restaurant staff were playing yesterday and the day before. Today a game started on abmann's journal. So we're going to play an actual game here.

It must be something you're not doing now.
You don't need to be in a bad situation to want your fantasy, your fantasy just needs to be better.
Celebrities are encouraged.
While they should be individualized everyone should be able to appreciate the fantasy.
These are about luxury.
You can have as many as you like.

Hard rules, I know.

I'll start us out with my one from ABM's journal and then a couple others.

- I'm at the Rainbow Room with guardian852, lacrimawanders, d33pthought, shadow1869, mythic, and some other people from ballroom. We've just had an amazing dinner and the band just started to play a tango.

- I'm on a beach in the Florida Keys. It's early afternoon, the sun's out, and Kate Beckinsale is bringing me a mai tai.

- I'm on a winery tour in Burgundy and staying at the winery's chateau restort, when they tell us they're out of the 45 year old casks they normally let visitors sample when they visit, so would we please accept a full body massage sent up to the room in repiration for only being able to give us the 40 year old vintage?