Despite the fact that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was an almost universally acclaimed television show, people can be pretty sheepish about their fandom. People who have just started watching the show on DVD often feel the need to explain their activity with disclaimers, most of which start with something like "I know this sounds really lame, but I've been watching..." This is because relatively normal Joss Whedon fans tend to be embarrassed by the zeal of other, crazier Joss Whedon fans, to the point of instinctively disassociating themselves from that category. And then there's Dark Waif's photo manipulations, perhaps the strongest argument yet for Buffy's followers to deny their affiliation three times before the cock crows. Because once the cocks start crowing on this site, there's really no turning back.

The pictures mostly depict the show's punkish anti-hero Spike in various forms of lurid, sweaty undress. He irons naked! He poses shirtless next to a bloody Ramones ticket stub! He dresses like a woman in some tie-dyed psychedelic hellscape! And those are some of the tamer scenarios. If you dare to click around this not-at-all-work-safe gallery at random, be aware that what you find might make you want to drive stakes through your eyes.

– Andrew "Garbage Day" Miller

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