Mel Lockwood was created for Mer's first "season" Buffy TVS campaign, "Timeline".
"Fate sucks. I swear."
-- Drugstore Cowboy
"All your life, you live so close to the truth, it becomes a permanent blur in the corner of your eye, and when something nudges it into outline, it's like being ambushed by a grotesque."
-From Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
"Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed?"