Well, for my first post of the day, I must ask...
Angel or Spike?
If you are not a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan (and really, how could you not be? go get the DVDs immediately) then you can probably skip over this.
But for those who watched....for the fans...well most people have a pretty passionate feeling on this issue.
On the one hand, we have Angel.
Buffy's first love. The vampire with a soul. Cursed by the gypsies to lose his soul if he ever has a moment of true happiness. Which, ahem, Buffy can bring him. Loves Buffy so much he leaves her so she can live a normal happy teenage life. For a girl charged with saving the world that is. Whenever they are together, however, the sparks fly and give us heartbreaking moments like in "I Will Remember You" Pro Angel fans say that Buffy and Angel are soulmates.
On the other hand, we have Spike.
Sort of a loser in his mortal life, he becomes the vicious vampire who hunts slayers. And he's perfectly content to keep hunting them until he gets snagged by Riley's little militia group and an experimental chip is planted in his head. He can no longer kill for pleasure, he can only hunt bad guys. I suspect this bores him, and he suddenly find himself in love with Buffy. And yes, I will concede that the Spike/Buffy relationship in season 6 is unhealthy. BUT...
For a vampire with no soul, he does a pretty good job of having a heart that is capable of hurting when Buffy rejects him. And so then he goes off and finds himself a soul and ends up paying the ultimate price in the battle against evil.
So...the truth is, I love them both. But I love Spike more.
Why? Spike loved Buffy even when he had no soul. That is strangely, but undeniably hot. Although he used her terribly in season 6, she was using him right back.
Look. The dynamic of Spike and Buffy was so RIGHT, the writers had to make Spike do some pretty awful things to try to convince viewers that he was evil and we shouldn't want them together. But like Ana said the other day.....it was the Buffy and Spike relationship that taught me what "shippers" are and introduced me to the world of online fandom.
Your turn. Angel or Spike?