uberreiniger: (shedding wings)
The prompts... )

Day Seven: A female character that needs more screen time

I had this one answered as soon as I first saw the question days ago: Saffron from Firefly. She got two centric episodes which is the same number as fellow recurring villains Badger and Niska and got more onscreen time than either of them so she certainly wasn't neglected by any means. There just needed to be more of her, as there needed to be with all things Firefly. *sigh*

I really believe that had the series continued she would have gradually made the shift to regular guest star and/or permanent cast member much the same way Spike did on Buffy. It's a shame that didn't happen. And can I just say what a shame it is we never saw more of Christina Hendricks, the beautiful and talented actress who played her? Alas, I imagine she's probably working at a McDonald's or clipping coupons in a trailer somewhere. If only she had stayed in show business! Who knows what might have happened? Personally, I could see her in something period where she gets to wear lots of sexy 1940's outfits and hangs out with handsome, troubled men who smoke a lot, men who are perhaps in their own way quite mad. But c'mon, who's gonna put something like THAT on the air?
uberreiniger: (e.e. cummings)
As a general rule, I do not set foot in the stinking sewer of sociopathy that is "fanfic". Yet tonight, I was in a Firefly community looking for icons and had that whole "slowing down to look at a car wreck" moment.

If you write fiction where Kaylee gets raped you are going to a special hell. You know the one.
uberreiniger: (big damn heroes (snappyoperator))
Borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] catlin. It's Serenity in 2000 words. Not as funny as "Movies in 15 Minutes," but then again, it doesn't take fifteen minutes to read either.

http://www.swartzer.com/writing/serenity2000.php
uberreiniger: (be in my bunk (goldie_gal))
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weyland-Yutani

The relevant portion:

As an homage to the Alien movies, the Weyland-Yutani logo was used on some weapons in the dystopian tv series Firefly. Incidentally, that show's creator, Joss Whedon, wrote the third Alien sequel, Alien: Resurrection, where The Company had been long subsumed and forgotten.

So, IF Weyland-Yutani exists in Firefly/Serenity then it is possible for characters who die there to come back in replicant form as androids that bleed milk!* Okay, I know Joss wouldn't really do that, and if he did I'd be torn between thinking him a hilarious self-referencing genius or a cheeky, unamusing madman, but still the possibilities are fun to imagine. Bring on the sequels!


*For those somehow inexplicably not versed in the Alien movies, Weyland-Yutani often employs very realistic androids to do their dirty work and protect their interests. These androids are inexplicably filled with some kind of icky white goop.

You know, it's funny, but you could actually engineer an encounter between the Serenity crew and the the Alien franchise's parasitic Xenomorphs with relative ease. The crew actually consist of all of the prominent character archetypes found within the Alien films. You've got the taciturn, take-charge captain (Mal), the creepy young girl (River), the gung-ho macho man (Jayne), the girl who is cute, but gets scared really easy (Kaylee), the guy who spends most of his time strapped into his chair hoping the monsters won't eat him (Wash), the guy who is slightly nerdy and genuinely likeable and who will therefore receive a chest-burster (Simon), a righteous black dude (Book) and... Sigourney Weaver! (Zoe)

And Inara... um, Inara... Inara will be off visiting a client while this is happening! Yeah! That's it! That's the ticket!

Okay, since I doubt anyone is as excited about this potential for crossover fandom as I am, I'm going to shut up now. But remember, anyone can be revealed to be a milk-spurting android at any time!
uberreiniger: (happy tachikoma (machinegirl))
You scored as Shepherd Derrial Book. The Preacher. Out here, folks need a minister, if only to remind them that God hasn't forgotten them. It isn't about making them worship, it is teaching them to do right by themselves and other people. Why is that so hard for some to understand?

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Shepherd Derrial Book

94%

River Tam

88%

The Operative

75%

Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

75%

Simon Tam

75%

Jayne Cobb

63%

Capt. Mal Reynolds

63%

Zoe Alleyne Washburne

56%

Inara Serra

50%

Kaylee Frye

38%

Which Serenity character are you?
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So, one quiz says I'm Mal the other says I'm book. That's interesting.

Serenity only grossed $10 million this weekend, but it was still #2 at the box office. That's actually pretty darn good, but we can do better, people! Get out there and make it happen! Go see Serenity again and again!
uberreiniger: (that went well (kribistibin))
Wow. That movie was really, really sad. I haven't been this sad since I saw Transformers: The Movie as a little kid, and topping that takes some doing. Joss Whedon, I want to punch you. And then I want to hug you. And then I want to punch you some more. And then I want to shake your hand. And then I want to make like I'm watching away, only to turn around and punch you again.

It is a great, beautiful, marvelous film, stunning on every single level. But if you have followed the Firefly universe even slightly, you will cry. But it was well worth seeing and worth seeing again.
uberreiniger: (serve the beam (cleolinda))
Well, while [livejournal.com profile] megiloth and [livejournal.com profile] thanis_bloodsto are enjoying tasty eats at [livejournal.com profile] yaqui's house, I am stuck here at work. Perhaps this can be to advantage, for maybe this time they will have manged to learn the rules to Lord of the Rings Risk and can thus teach me.

Schedules have worked out the past two days that Mel-chan and I have been able to enjoy much quality cuddle time and we have needed it. It also looks like we'll have the pleasant treat of being on the same schedule together for the next few days as some last-minute shuffling at her work means she'll be working nights. Although it complicates our weekend plans a little bit, it is still a pleasant change from our usual routine of one of us getting home from work as the other is getting ready to leave.

I wish L5R Lotus Edition would hurry up and come out already. The previews of the new cards have me writhing in anticipation. I could mock up proxy cards and use them until Lotus is actually available, but I'm too lazy. Just release the darn set already and give me toys to play with!

*ahem*

Some thoughts on books I'm currently reading, in case anyone cares. )

So that's what I've currently got my nose burried in when it's not burried in the Whedonverse. I've got to say, whoever thought of that Firefly quote meme needs to be kissed and pleasured. Scrolling down my friends list today and seeing it glowing with Firefly quotes like, well, like so many fireflies just made my day. Friday cannot come fast enough. I'm pretty much just killing time until the Serenity premier. I can't recall the last time I was this excited about a movie premiere. I think The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was probably the last time I was this into the whole experience. That experience was marred by personal unhappiness. I'm looking to Serenity to make up for it. And make up for it, it shall. After all, they can't take the sky from me :)
uberreiniger: (that went well (kribistibin))
When you see this on your f-list, quote Firefly...

Simon: I've... never killed anyone before!

Book: I was there, son. I think you still haven't killed anyone.
uberreiniger: (blue demon (cpyrt. John Bolton))
We sat down to supper tonight and got ready to watch Firefly when it dawned on us... we have no more Firefly to watch. To whoever was responsible for cancelling that show I'd just like to say that you are going to a special kind of hell... one reserved for child molestors and people who talk at the theatre.

Cleaned some chaff off my friends list today; several people who haven't updated in so long I fear for their very existence and who barely acknowledged my existence even when they did update, as well as one person who severely pissed me off and has yet to even acknowledge the fact after I expressed how pissed off I was. I tend to hate LJ Drama Queens who do mass purgings every few weeks and get all crucifixiony about it, but what the hell, it's close to Halloween so why not? Seriously, it seems like the more I see of the internet, the more I realize I don't want to know ninety-nine percent of the people who are on it and they don't want to know me. Of course, given that this rule also seems to apply to the world at large, I think I may be being a little hard on the internet.

Huh-huh. I said "little hard on."

I cancelled plans to go to A&A's tonight thinking tonight was the season premier of LOST. Now I feel dumb because it is, in fact, next week. This just goes to show you, don't take somebody's word at faith when all you have to do is check a programming schedule to see the veracity of their claims.

That is all. I'm getting terrible at finding things to talk about.
uberreiniger: (amano)
It's raining again! I love this! Normally at this time of year it's like being inside of a pressure cooker it's so hot, yet for the last two weeks we've been enjoying very pleasant autumny temperatures and frequent showers. It's enough to make a Vile Scion of Blackest Darkness like me feel alle gothe and shite. Simply beautiful.

Bad news: new L5R cards won't be in tomorrow but will be in Thursday.
Good news: Mel starts her new job today.
Good news: The Firefly watching is proceding as planned. Tonight we finished the first disc. For all you fans out there, what's the deal with those government agents chasing River wearing those weird skintight blue gloves? And has anyone else succumbed to the temptation to call them the Blue Man Group? Does anyone else besides me think that the Blue Man Group's schtick has gotten old?

I was going to try and use the Google map link on Bruce Campbell's website to find the way to the theatre where his signing/screening will be (I almost typed "shining." Would Bruce Campbell have kicked ass as Jack Torrance in The Shining?) But the browser here does not support Google maps. I guess this way I'll have something to do while Mel's at work this morning, seeing as how she just installed Firefox on my computer and all.

Man, it's really raining out there.

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