As regular readers know, I love Internet obsessives. These people drill down so far into a subject that they seem to come out the other side with a kind of awful, often statistical clarity.
Our latest example comes from BuffyWorld. I discovered it when I was recently referencing an episode and needed to confirm something. I totally forgot about that when I discovered that they provide exhaustive statistics for each episode. For example, in Episode 1.11, you’ll find 6 occurrences of arguing, 8 screams and 103 (!) conversations. Additionally, we learn that Xander was witty 18 times and Giles takes off, cleans and replaces his glasses twice.
In most cases, acts this obsessive are acts of devotion. Occasionally, though, they’re acts of deep loathing.