Thanks to everyone for your guesses about what I'm holding in the picture. You guys guessed hatchet, axe, guitar-hero instrument, rodent killer, necessary homeschooling tool (my favorite)... and give yourselves a big pat on the back if you guessed it was a Buffy prop. Mama Papaya is the only one who actually named the thing (scythe). She shows real potential. (get it? probably not) Yes, yes... back to the slayer scythe. While it looks evil, it most certainly is not. For in Buffy-land, this weapon helped defeat all the baddies and saved the world. So, it's a very good thing and not at all something to be worried about. Especially since I didn't buy it. It was a gift. You definitely can't judge me for something that was given to me as a gift, right?
Now... say... I got a life size Buffy stand-up, and put it in the living room, you might have reason for concern.
And if I moved that life size Buffy stand-up to different locations around the room and took pictures with my computer cam, I could see how one might worry.
And if I invited life size Buffy stand-up to rest on my chaise, I could see a reason for alarm.
But don't worry. I'd probably never be so crazy as to get a life size Buffy stand-up. And if I did, I'd absolutely NEVER let her sit at my desk in front of my computer.
And I'd never ever come up with a nickname for her like "CB" (Cardboard Buffy). And I'd never ever dream of taking CB on vacation with us so that I could take pictures of her in front of landmarks. Because I'm not crazy. I know crazy, and that's a line I'd never, ever cross.
By the way... when they say "life size" do they mean Amazon size? Because I'm pretty sure Buffy isn't supposed to be 6 feet tall. Just saying.