This weekend, the world at large found out what some of us have known for years -- Joss Whedon is AWESOME. I mean, what's better than Buffy the Vampire Slayer, really? Nothing. (Public service announcement: all 7 seasons are streaming on Netflix!) But now that the Avengers director has officially, finally, made it big-big, he took to his official fansite Whedonesque today to thank his loyal fans.
"Well, it’s been quite a weekend," Joss wrote, after The Avengers pretty much destroyed all box office records. "Someday, long from now,I will even have an emotional reaction to it, like a person would. I can’twait! But before I become blinded by this 'emotion' experience, there’s a fewthings I’d like to say. Well, type.
"People have told me that this matters, that my life isabout to change. I am sure that is true. And change is good — change isexciting. I think — not to jinx it — that I may finally be recognized atComiccon. Imagine! Also, with my percentage of The Avengers gross, I canafford to buy… [gets call from agent. Weeps manfully. Resumes typing.] …a finemeal. But REALLY fine, with truffles and s#!+.
"What doesn’t change is anything that matters. Whatdoesn’t change is that I’ve had the smartest, most loyal, most passionate, mostarticulate group of — I’m not even gonna say fans. I’m going with 'peeps' —that any cult oddity such as my bad self could have dreamt of. When almost noone was watching, when people probably should have STOPPED watching, I’ve hadthree constants: my family and friends, my collaborators (often the same), andy’all. A lot of stories have come out about my 'dark years', and how I’m 'unrecognized'… I love these stories, because they make me seemsuper-important, but I have never felt the darkness (and I’m ALL about mydarkness) that they described. Because I have so much... So thisis me, saying thank you. All of you. You’ve taken as much guff for loving mywork as I have for over-writing it, and you deserve, in this our time ofstreaming into the main, to crow. To glow. To crow and go 'I told you so', tothose Joe Blows not in the know. (LAST time I hire Dr. Seuss to punch my postsup. Yeesh!)"
It's a very long letter, filled with ALL KINDS of awesomeness, so I highly recommend going to Whedonesque to read the whole thing, especially if you are a Buffy or Angel or Dollhouse or Firefly fan (or fan of any of the other amazing projects Joss is famous for). But if you don't have time, here's the big news revealed in the letter: the sequel to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is ON! Joss confirmed that his sudden uber-success will not deter him from his pet projects. "There may be new ideas realized — I always leavemyself open to that — but my commitment to Wastelanders and Dr H.2 does notwaver. Those stories bubble on my stove." And with that, a collective "nerd" cry of joy went up around the world (yes, myself included).
What is your favorite Joss Whedon project?
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