Reading through the posts on the impact Joss and his works have had on people, a trend emerges. Most thank the man for the wit, the humour, the intelligence, the courage - the general wonderfulness underpinning his work, save the all too many tragic deaths. For me, it was all that and a bit more.
What Joss and Mutant Enemy gave me was meaning. For almost everything that has happened from the moment I became a fan, I’ve always had a point of reference, something that allowed me to investigate and confront my emotions - and I didn’t have to do it alone. I’ve attached so many of my own experiences to certain scenes and episodes, and I still remember what I felt on those viewings. My mind feels as though it’s been pried open with full force and I can’t imagine going forward without having experienced that.
More than anything, Joss and co. gave me something to be passionate about. And some snazzy quotes to accompany me for life. I relish any chance to get this one out there but, in all seriousness, it’s one that has always moved me, and one that I feel marks everything he does:
If there’s no great glorious end to this, if nothing we do matters… then all that matters is what we do.