I hate, hate *HATE* it when people mention 'The Shovel Talk'
It's not a freaking talk! Willow said it one time to Riley and it needs to die with that one time. There was this fic that was pretty good, I read a while ago, but I was SO annoyed because Willow like made out copies of the shovel talk.
This is not realistic at all. NO one in real life would do that! NO ONE! See, ok Buffy is about Real World emotions set in a mystical place. The Shovel talk is a human speech that should NOT be repeated over and over.
I can deal with Buffy hating, I can deal with Buffy bashing, I can deal with general scooby bashing, but the Shovel talk is my downfall.
*GAH!* This is one of my HUGEST pet peeves ever. EVER.
Please people for the love of all that is good, let the shovel talk die!
p.s. sorry for ranting.