Oh my, that's unsightly!
I was browsing soapboxes one day a few months ago when I came across a drinking game set around the show Supernatural, written by Bealoser. This made me remember a time from high school when my best friend and I participated in a Buffy drinking game(bad girls, i know!). Our only criteria for taking a shot was when a vampire was slain or we spotted a visible bra strap, the latter being fairly often considering that it was an episode from either season 2 or season 3.

While browsing Bealoser's list, I realized that there were countless things in Buffy that could trigger a drink, so I started writing down all of the ones that I could think of. I just wanted to share them with all of you. There are no doubt many possible triggers that will be left out. It was a long running show with rich characters and inventive plots, I would have to be a Buffy scholar to tag them all!

Now, there are so many possible triggers, that you should probably choose only 2-3, and be sure that they're episode appropriate. If you choose too many, you will end up beyond wasted. My friend and I were pretty much toasted just from the slayings and bra straps on display in one episode. A good idea would also be to decide whether you'll be consuming shots or drinks per trigger. Shots are a lot more potent, so you may want to save them for the triggers that you feel will be more rare, or avoid them entirely. Be sure to drink responsibly with a designated driver or somewhere that you'll be for the night. And have fun!

There are some general triggers that will work with almost any episode of Buffy. Note that I say "almost" because exceptions always apply. Here they are:


General Triggers

.Whenever someone slays a vampire.

.Whenever someone says, "Vamp".

.Whenever a character creates a new adjective by adding a y to an existing word.

.Whenever Giles cleans his glasses

.Whenever Willow computer hacks.

.Whenever Spike uses British slang.

.Whenever Buffy pouts.

.Whenever Buffy touches her lover's face.

.Whenever Buffy and Angel have a tear-filled interlude.



As new characters, settings, and storylines come and go, so do the triggers. There are a lot of great consistencies if you break it down season by season. So I did!


Season 1

.Whenever you see a bra strap showing.

.Whenever Angel says something cryptic.

.Whenever Cordelia insults someone.

.Whenever Willow stutters.


Season 2

.Whenever you see a bra strap showing.

.Whenever Cordelia insults someone.

.Whenever Willow stutters.

.Whenever Angel insults Spike.

.Whenever Principal Snyder abuses authority.

.Whenever Drusilla spews insane ramblings.

.Whenever Dingos Ate My Baby is referenced or plays at the Bronze.


Season 3

.Whenever you see a bra strap showing.

.Whenever Cordelia insults someone.

.Whenever Willow stutters.

.Whenever Snyder abuses authority.

.Whenever Dingos Ate My Baby is referenced or plays at the Bronze.

.Whenever Angel appears topless.

.Whenever Faith calls someone by a nickname.

.Whenever Faith says "5X5".

.Whenever Xander drools over a girl.


Season 4

.Whenever the Scoobies are shown walking to class.

.Whenever Professor Walsh talks down to someone.

.Whenever Riley goes Commando.

.Whenever Tara stutters.

.Whenever Anya references sex.

.Whenever Xander mentions or is shown doing a new job.


Season 5

.Whenever Dawn whines or screams.

.Whenever Tara stutters.

.Whenever Anya references sex.

.Whenever Spike is shown topless.

.Whenever Glory's minions kiss up to her.

.Whenever Glory says something vain.


Season 6

.Whenever Dawn whines or screams.

.Whenever Tara stutters.

.Whenever Any references sex.

.Whenever Spike is shown topless.

.Whenever Buffy and Spike have sex.

.Whenever Willow abuses magic.

.Whenever The Trio bickers.


Season 7

.Whenever Dawn whines or screams.

.Whenever Anya references sex.

.Whenever a potential whines.

.Whenever Buffy gives a speech.

.Whenever Spike gives a speech.

.Whenever Willow refuses to do magic.

.Whenever Kennedy bosses someone around.

.Whenever Andrew references something geeky.


That's all I've got for now, I hope you liked it. I'm sure as you read this you thought of a ton of things that I've left out. Be sure to let me know what they are! Thanks for reading. =D








When you live on a Hellmouth, sometimes you need something to help dull the pain.
Learn from Buffy's mistakes. Drink responsibly!
Optional Triggers: (from left to right)Giles cleans his glasses, Angel appears topless, Cordelia slays a vamp, Dingos Ate My Baby, Spike appears topless, Andrew gets geeky.