• BtVS watcher since: Saw the part of the Season Premiere where Cordelia and Buffy bond. I watched in drips and drabs until I tuned in cold to the scene in "Nightmares" where Hank tells Buffy the divorce is all her fault. That made me an obsessive.
  • Hanging out at the ATPoBtVS Posting board since: I bookmarked the site on 1/27/2001. Discovered the posting board when the 1st Anniversary character analyses went up. I made my first post on July 17, 2001.
  • Origin of posting name: ."D'Herblay" is the name Aramis takes in Vingt ans après and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne. It's supposed to suggest clear, Jesuitical reason and deep moral ambiguity. It instead suggests "pot-smoking sex fiend."
  • Age / species / day-job: 29; armchair paleontologist; rationalist; materialist; absurdist; skeptic; secular humorist.
  • Most memorable BtVS/AtS quote: "I kissed him, and I told him that I loved him. And I killed him."
    And, "Tact is just not saying true stuff. I'll pass."
  • Favorite philosopher: I agree most with Mill; I am most fascinated with Hobbes; Beccaria feels like he's mine alone; Montaigne makes the best bedside reading (unless I have insomnia, when I reach for The Nicomachaean Ethics).
  • TTMQ: Shouldn't a "quotient" involve division? And is this a linear distribution or a bell curve? In relation to society as a whole or just this board? Put me down for 6 2/3.
  • Strangest thread topic ever posted: "Innocence and nasal ice-cream." Which I haven't yet posted, but I'll get around to it.
  • Coolest thread topic ever posted: "Exercise in counter-factuals: Where was Dawn?"
  • Why I love this board more than unlife itself: I used to post at "The Watchers' Diaries." Once I posted a thousand-word argument that the Initiative was not a force for good because of the Buffyverse's innate distrust of beauracracy. I think the only response I got was, "But Riley's so cute!" Here, if I respond to a simple question with an overly complicated exegesis, I know I'll get exegised right back.

    Read d'Herblay's character analysis of The Mayor.

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